Add / Subscribe Reminders
1. Working with Calendar Sources
Due to the fact Reminderfox works with the industry standard format iCal/ICS, calendar data from other sources can be imported. Import feature differentiate between “Add Reminders” and “Subscribe Calendar Events”.
1.1 Add Reminders
With ‘Add’ the imported reminders (events and/or todo’s) are added to your existing list of reminders (sort of like merging). This allows for you to import common shared lists of reminders or any event data you receive from external like flight reservations or invitations and have it available in your Reminderfox calendar.
Also with importing you can decide to completely overwrite your current calendar, think about restoring from a backup file.
1.2 Subscribe Calendar Events
The ‘Subscribe’ mode is used to add event data to your calendar, but not directly to your ‘normal’ store but build a list with the event data. In fact these lists, call ‘subscription lists’ are pointers to external sources. So any change or update the provider makes at the source data will be shown directly on that Reminderfox list. Think about sport events, a good example is given at www.southendzone.com/ics/steelers/
1.3 Import Sources
Sources to import reminders for your Reminderfox calendar can be web-pages, e-mails, files on your computer and also contact details stored with your Thunderbird addressbook.
There are different modes to import the data from the source:
Just use the Context Menu on the source
Drag&drop the source data to the SmartFoxy symbol on the Main Menu bar
or to the Status-/Addon bar
With “Add/Subscribe with Reminderfox” or dropping the link the importing will be started, see next
2. Import iCal/ICS Data
Importing data with just one event will directly open the “Add Reminder” dialog for showing the event details. Edit/complement the event with attributes like alarm, category or other as required before storing or cancel the import.
Data with multiple events and/or todos will open the “Reminderfox iCal/ICS Import” dialog
|Based on the data to be imported, that dialog will show the Title/Link and inform about the number of events / todos to be imported.
Use the buttons to select the import mode:
2.2 New Data File