Web Developer & Photographer

When you are busy, it can be somewhat complicated to keep up with everything. With me, I tend to forget about backing up my files or performing maintenance tasks on my Mac. In the past, I have used iCal to schedule meetings and appointments that I have to attend to. Surprisingly there is more to iCal than just scheduling events and to-do’s. You can schedule iCal to open up applications for you at a given time. Here’s how:

  1. Click on any date in iCal when you want to start the event.
  2. Go to File > New Event.
  3. Type in a suitable name for the event.
  4. Make sure the Info box is selected so you can edit your event settings. To do this, go to View > Show Info.
  5. Select a time (don’t forget to change PM to AM or vice versa).
  6. Now choose when to repeat this process (everyday, every month, custom etc.,).
  7. Then click on alarm, and in the pop-up select Open File. Change your application, file, or script to the one you wish to open.
  8. I recommend selecting 0 minutes before, so the file will open on time.

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  1. Now that is practical!

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