Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced during his keynote address today at Apple Expo Paris that iCal is now available. First demonstrated at Macworld Expo New York in July, iCal is Apple’s personal calendar iApp.
“Never before has it been so easy to manage all the calendars in your life,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “iCal features a breakthrough way to share calendars over the Internet — with colleagues, friends, family, customers, suppliers, students and parents.”
You can publish your iCal calendars on the Web, so others can “subscribe” and view them in iCal on their own Mac. In addition, iCal can automatically check for updates to imported calendars on a regular basis, so shared calendars are always up to date.
Apple has made it easier for people to get started with iCal by allowing users to subscribe to custom calendars from Apple’s Web site. Sports; television premieres; holidays; release dates for movies, DVDs and CDs; music tours and more fill the iCal Web site.
iCal will also allow you to import your calendar from Microsoft Entourage if you have used that to keep track of your schedule.
iCal is available from your iDisk or from the iCal Web site.
The companion product iSync will be available as a beta product later this month Jobs said during his keynote.