5 Beginner Tips to Get Started With Apple Calendar on Mac

MakeUseOf | 8/9/2019 | Akshata Shanbhag
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The default Calendar app on macOS is not as advanced or complete as third-party apps such as Fantastical and BusyCal, but it’s still good at what it does.

If you’re ready to explore this in-built calendar, our Apple Calendar tips below will show you how to get started with it.

Thanks - Calendar - Tasks - Events - Reminders

Thanks to a digital calendar, you can keep all your tasks, events, and reminders in a single location. But it’s a hassle if you can’t distinguish between these items or isolate specific ones when you need them.

You won’t have that problem with Calendar. It lets you create multiple calendars for managing schedules in different areas of your life. You can create a Home calendar for tracking household chores, a Meetings calendar to view your appointments at a glance, and so on.

Calendar - File - > - New - Calendar

Creating a new calendar is as easy as clicking on File > New Calendar. You can then rename the calendar from Calendar List in the sidebar. If that list isn’t visible, click on the Calendars toolbar button or on View > Show Calendar List to reveal it.

Calendar lets you assign a distinct color to each calendar. So it’s easy to distinguish events as personal, work-related, etc. even when you’re viewing all of them at once.

Calendars - Groups - Tasks - Reminders - Events

You can even bundle calendars into separate groups such as Tasks, Reminders, and Events or Personal, Work, Family, and Friends. To create a calendar group, click on File > New Calendar Group.

Calendar lets you add events to any calendar in multiple ways. (Be sure to select the correct calendar in the sidebar first.) For starters, you can create events with:

Actions - Create - Quick - Event - Popup

All these actions bring up the Create Quick Event popup, where you can add the event.

Here, feel free to use natural language to specify the date and time; Calendar supports that (as many other native Mac apps do.) You...
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