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Re: DateBook Data to iCal (/Other)

__/ [Bart Bartelsz] on Friday 10 February 2006 14:58 \__

> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> __/ [Kwan Yeoh] on Friday 10 February 2006 08:51 \__
>> > Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> >> Is anyone aware of a tool/method to convert DateBook (AKA Calendar)
>> >> data into standardised formats like iCal. I feel as though my diary is
>> >> locked to be used only by the vendor's software.
>> > 
>> > I don't know that iCal is any more an open standardised format that
>> > Datebook, but both will allow you to export as vCal files, which can be
>> > reimported into other programs.
>> From recollection, Palm Desktop 4 never provided an export format other
>> than comma-delimeted values, which are rather meaningless. Am I missing
>> something? Are there any tools for exporting as vCal/iCal? I can import in
>> either format into a Web-based application. I am also curious about
>> vCal/iCal support of the note, which can be bound to items. I know of a
>> field called "Description", but I don't know if the two are analogous.
>> Many thanks for the reply,
>> Roy
> Palm and iCal don't work very well together, unfortunately.
> There is an iSync conduit, which I only use for syncing OS X Addressbook
> with Contacts on my Treo.
> For the rest, I had to dump iCal in order to keep Calender and Tasks on
> my Treo free from information loss.
> Palm Desktop is very cumbersome and I never use it anymore.
> But to answer your question, this program might help you out:
> <http://osx.hyperjeff.net/Apps/apps.php?f=ical%20vcal%20palm>
> Succes,

Thanks, Bart. I can no longer use Palm Desktop as all my machines run Linux.
However, I have a Mac and a Windows box at work, so I might give it a go as
a one-off.

Many thanks for that link, which I have bookmarked. It's the type of thing I
have spent hours (combined over different days) trying to identify. Finally
I found such a "quick and dirty" solution, as they call it, so I no longer
feel shackled.


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