Importing My Calendar Into Outlook, Google Calendar, and iCal



With TimeGnosis Personal TimeScopes, you can import your Daily, Monthly, and Yearly Personal Intentions and integrate them directly into Microsoft Outlook, Apple's iCal, or Google Calendar, as well as many other time management applications. You can even take your intentions with you on supported mobile devices such as PDAs, smartphones, iPods, Pocket PCs, PSPs, and more!

How It Works

To achieve this integration, TimeGnosis utilyzes the iCalendar data exchange standard. iCalendar provides a method of sharing meeting requests and tasks over the web and through emails. Its files have a ".ics" file exstension. To find out more about iCalendar, check out this article from Wikipedia.

Instructions

To import the Personal Daily Intentions directly into Microsoft Outlook, Apple iCal, or Google Calendar, follow these simple steps.

Note: These instructions have been tested to work using the Firefox Browser if followed as provided. Due to the many system complexities and calendar versions, TimeGnosis support is unable to answer requests for help with importing the MyCalendar.ics file into calendar management applications, use questions, or other support requests beyond these instuctions. Please see your program's documentation on importing the iCalendar format or contact your system's administrator. Palm and other PDA users, please first use Microsoft Outlook or your current calendar management application to import your calendar into your device (you will need to verify beforehand if your calendar management application supports this).


Micrsoft Outlook

  1. From the TimeGnosis Calendar screen, Click "Download My Calendar"
  2. When prompted, save the file "MyCalendar.ics" to your Computer's hard drive
  3. Open Microsoft Outlook
  4. Click "File" on the menu bar and choose "Import and Export..."
  5. Choose "Import an iCalendar or vCalendar file (.vcs)"
  6. Browse to the location where you saved "MyCalendar.ics", select it, and click on "OK"

Google Calendar

  1. From the TimeGnosis Calendar screen, Click "Download My Calendar"
  2. When prompted, save the file, "MyCalendar.ics" to your Computer's hard drive
  3. Open Google Calendar in your web browser and log in
  4. Click on the "Settings" link on the top right
  5. On the top of the settings menu, select "Import Calendar"
  6. Browse to the location where you saved "MyCalendar.ics", select it, and hit "Open"
  7. Choose which calendar you want to import into
  8. Click the "Import" button

Apple iCal

  1. Start up iCal on your Macintosh computer
  2. From the TimeGnosis Calendar screen, Click "Download My Calendar"
  3. You will be prompted to choose your application, scroll down and choose the iCal application to open the file
  4. iCal will be asked to select a destination calendar (Home, Work or New). It is recommended that you select the New Calendar option if you want your Timegnosis calendar separate from your Home or Work calendar. Select OK and the MyCalendar.ics file will automatically import into the designated iCalendar
  5. To open your online TimeGnosis Calendar from timegnosis.com, copy and paste the URL (without the brackets) into a new browser window and select return