What’s not to like about Calendar? It’s free. It syncs between Macs and iPhone and iPad. What Calendar doesn’t do well is anything to do with automation. Events are entered one at a time. That’s good for most Mac users, but not for those of us who manage very detailed calendars and don’t want the tedium of one-entry-at-a-time.
Batch Processing Is Your Friend
The more events you plug into Calendar, the more complicated it becomes to use. Searching for duplicates, and events is time consuming and tedious. There’s got to be a better way to make changes throughout Calendar, right?
Yes. It’s called batch processing. That’s what CaliBrate does. This Calendar add on gives you more control over events.
Events can be batch processed. Duplicates are easier to find and remove. Search is easier, including annual recurring events.
CaliBrate also reformats, modifies events, and can set or change event titles, notes, locations, even embedded URLs.
Here’s what the Event Drawer in CaliBrate looks like.
Searching through a large Calendar for specific events is drop down easy.
The thing to remember about Calendar is that it’s really a database. All Calibrate is doing is accessing the Calendar database to search, make changes, and update settings.
That makes it relatively easy to find and move events from one calendar to another within Calendar.
Events can be modified in batches, and recurring events updated or even deleted. The Event Drawer gives you more controls over individual events (from creating to editing to deleting).
If you use Calendar but keep it simple with few calendars and only a handful of entries, don’t bother with CaliBrate.
But if you’re a Calendar power user, manage multiple calendars for family members or co-workers, and usage is extensive (many events, many recurring events, constant changes and edits), then CaliBrate is like a Godsend.