iCal Helper is an example of a rapidly prototyped tool to fulfill a specific task using AppleScript Studio. The problem is the lack of scripting support in Word + Entourage Special Edition, which make easy transfer of calendar events from Entourage to iCal difficult. Also, the lack of recurring tasks in iCal, forces many tasks in Entourage to be entered as calendar events. iCal provides an easy to manipulate interface to float its window above Entourage 2001 running in Classic and a task and/or calendar list can be read and entered. The resulting information is sent to iCal. Includes source code.
Version 1.0 adds the following:
- New command under file menu will reopen application window if it gets inadvertently closed.
- Services Menu added which now contains the commands that will obtain information about a Web page or file to be associated with an event or task. Also included under Services are the following commands:
- Diary Entry - a note taking device which allows one to add
Mac OS X 10.2 or later, Apple iCal.