Apple’s iCal application is a personal calendaring system that you can use to manage your schedule and even email invitations to events. It also supports network calendar publishing so that you can share your calendar, or share the calendars of other iCal users.
Depending on the version of Mac OS X you have, iCal may already be installed on your computer inside the Applications folder. If not, you can download it from www.apple.com/ical.
iCal gets its name from both Apple’s
i marketing department and the calendar standard it supports—iCalendar. The iCalendar format can be used to define a series of event objects within a calendar object, and a series of alarms within each event.
By basing iCal on a standard, Apple ...