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Snerdware Groupcal Viewer 1.0 offers iCal integration

updated 08:25 pm EST, Mon February 9, 2004

Groupcal Viewer with iCal

Snerdware has released , the third addition to its integration suite for the Macintosh OS X desktop and Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 and 2003. Groupcal Viewer enables one to subscribe to any Microsoft Exchange-based calendar directly from Apple iCal: "Groupcal Viewer was created for people who need the calendar subscription features of Groupcal, but not the power to view Free/Busy time and publish to Exchange. Groupcal Viewer further extends the Microsoft Exchange integration provided by Snerdware's AddressX, which allows access to the Exchange Global Address List from the OS X Address Book." It is $30 for a single-user license.




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  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    RIPE.

    this software is just RIPE to save 10-15 seconds.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    not so hot

    If you are working in a Microsoft Exchange Server environment, you probably have access to MS Office X. As an email/calendar package for use in an Exchange Server environment, Entourage is way way better than attempting to use Apple Mail with iCal and GroupCal.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    A step forward

    Entourage cannot see public calendars, which is very lacking for those who depend on them. Groupcal is a step forward, although I'd rather save the money and wait the few seconds to start up Outlook 2001 in Classic to read my office calendar for now. I don't think anyone who needs Exchange for OS X will be completely happy until Microsoft releases FULL Exchange support for it. (if it ever happens)

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    re: Not So Hot

    Actually, If you are working in an Exchange environment, Entourage is next to USELESS. It doesn't speak the proprietary MAPI protocol to really utilize the GAL and Calendaring features that the Win version of Outlook does (although it claims that it does- but I have yet to see it WORK! and if you read the forums, you'll see what I am saying..) Actually, the OS 9 version of Outlook 2001 for the Mac was worlds better than Entourage has ever been. At least it got the protocol (MAPI) right. Entourage always has been a half-baked IMAP port with the M$ name stamped on it. I can't believe it is something that has the price tag it does. These Snerdware folks are trying! More than M$ has...

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    re: Not So Hot

    Apple mail is free buddy. Entourage isn't.

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    RIPE

    This story is just RIPE to get 10-15 posts

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    GroupCal is cool

    I use it. I have entourage, but I use groupcal. I also use their addressX app. People that create simple, cheap apps to help mac users seemlessly integrate into windows environments should be applauded and supported.

    With addressX and groupcal, I continue to use my iCal for the stuff I do (e.g. taking my computer on the road, entering appointments, etc), and Mail for email. The combo works effectively as well as Outlook, and you don't need to do everything the MS way. The only issue is public folders, which I don't use much anyway, and can always get at via the web interface.

    There's nothing I can't do re: my windows office on my panther driven mac.

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    Groupcal rocks

    Groupcal has full support for public folders! Meaning it can go where my Entourage can't.

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