Calendar in mac OS includes maps, weather, and travel time to make setting up and sharing your events easy. Learn how to create events, subscribe to other people's calendars, and connect to Facebook and other services using the Calendar app.
You can find Calendar in the Dock or the Applications folder.
Change Calendar views
You can change the calendar view by clicking the Day, Week, Month, or Year tab at the top of the window.
Schedule an event on a calendar
Calendar lets you add events in multiple ways:
The Quick Event field in Calendar app lets you enter events using natural language.
Create new calendars
By default, OS X includes two calendars in the Calendar app – Work and Home. If you want to create a new calendar, choose New Calendar from the File menu. Type a name for your calendar in the text field. For example, if you have kids, you might want to create a separate calendar for each one to track their schedules. You can see and control how your calendars appear by clicking the Calendars button.
To change the color or name of a calendar, select it from the calendars list, then choose Edit > Get Info. To remove a calendar and all of its events, right-click or Control-click the calendar's name, then select Delete from the shortcut menu that appears.
Use your iCloud account in Calendar app
iCloud is included with OS X. Once you sign up for your free iCloud account, you can push calendar updates across your devices, share your iCloud Calendar, and see your calendar on the iCloud website.
If you have an iCloud account , you can use iCal to access and manage your iCloud calendars. If you set up the iCloud Calendar service on several devices and computers, your iCloud calendar and reminder information is kept up to date on each device and computer.
Set up your iCloud calendar account from System Preferences to see your iCloud-based calendars in the Calendar window.
Add calendars from other services
You can also add appointments from other popular services to your calendar in Calendar app, including Exchange, CalDAV, Facebook, and Yahoo.
Edit appointment details with the Inspector
The Inspector window appears when you add a new event, or double-click on an existing event. It shows you all the details of your events, including who's invited, and where and when you want the event to occur.
In mac OS, the Inspector helps you fill out your events using Autocomplete. Start typing an address and Calendar suggests matching locations.
Locations, Weather, Travel Time, and Maps
In mac OS, you can see your event locations on a miniature map in the Inspector. If you click this mini map, a full size view opens in the Maps app.
The mini map includes an estimate of the travel time to your appointment destination from your current location in the event Inspector as well as the weather forecast for that day.
Add Dining Events
Just in case you're meeting someone for lunch or dinner, Calendar in Mavericks offers dining suggestions.
Notifications in OS X keep you informed of when an event is coming soon. If you're busy, you can tell Calendar notifications to display again later by swiping them to the right, or by clicking the Snooze button. Click and hold the Snooze button to see additional options.
Birthdays and holidays
Calendar in mac OS displays birthdays pulled directly from the Contacts app. Any change you make to the birthday field of a contact automatically appears in the Birthdays calendar.
Calendar in mac OS also automatically displays local holidays.
Publish your calendar
Tip: Any calendar application that is compatible with the iCalendar standard can subscribe to your calendar using a URL.
Subscribe to other calendars
You can use Calendar app to subscribe to someone's published calendar, such as a family member or your work team.
Update your calendars with iPhone, iPod, or iPad
If you have an iCloud account, you can use it to automatically keep your calendar information up to date across multiple computers or devices, including your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. See the following for more information
Calendar for Mac: Import or export calendars
To share or back up a calendar that’s in the On My Mac section of the calendar list, you can export the calendar’s events, then import them into another calendar or to another computer.
If you use a calendar account, such as iCloud or Exchange, you don’t need to export and import its calendars to back them up or have them appear on your other devices. The account calendars are stored on the calendar service provider’s servers, and are automatically updated on all your devices set up for the same calendar account.