iCalImporter, by MetaViewSoft, is a nifty little application that will allow you to import iCalendar data files directly to your calendar on your webOS Device. iCalImporter supports .ical, .icalendar, .ics, .ifb and .vcs files types, and allows for manual import, import from a URL, or even launching from an email attachment. While the overall process is similar regardless of which method you use, the starting steps are a little different for each
- Manual Import: As long as an iCalender file is located on the USB drive of your webOS device, you just need to load up iCalImporter and tap the "Local File" on the top-left of the screen. You will be presented with a listing of compatible files on your device and you can either scroll through them or type-to-search to find the one you want. Tap on your desired file
- Import from URL: Open iCalImporter and tap on the "From URL" button on the top-right of the screen. If you have previously imported a URL, it should be listed here already. Otherwise tap the + button on the bottom-left of the screen. A pop-up dialog box will appear where you can enter the URL address and a title for the import. Tap the "Add URL" button when done to add the URL to the list, and then tap on that entry and select "Use URL"
- Email Attachment: If you get an email with an iCalender attachment, just tap on that attachment in the email to download it, and then iCalImporter should automatically launch with your calendar entry pre-loaded
Once you have an iCalendar file/URL loaded into the app, a count of entries will be displayed along with the details of those entries. You just need to tap the "Update Calendar" button to add this to your calendar. Unfortunately, this will not add the entry to your default calendar, but rather to an "iCalImporter" calendar account. Note that if this is the first time using iCalImporter, you may need to go into the Accounts app and enable the calendar for the iCalImporter account, otherwise the entry will be added to an "Undefined" account. If you then want to add this entry to your default calendar account instead of the iCalImporter account, you can open up that calendar entry and just move it to your desired account.
iCalImporter is available in the webOS App Catalog for $1.49 and is compatible with all webOS devices running webOS 1.4.5 or higher
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