- What type of Calendars support does Preside offer?
- How do I enable full Calendars support?
- In prior versions of Preside, I could easily add emails into my Calendar. What happened to that? How do I get it back?
- How can I show tags in the calendar entries?
- Can I set default values for new calendar events so that I don't have to reenter the same information each time?
- Can the Calendars tab start on a specific folder instead of 'All Calendars'?
- Why are there duplicate calendar entries?
- What's that list underneath the calendar? Can I get rid of that?
- My calendars account provider is not supported. Will you support it?
What type of Calendars support does Preside offer?
Preside provides the ability to add emails as calendar events to some 3rd party Calendar apps. It also provides standard calendar management through the Apple Calendars app and/or direct connections to Exchange accounts.
How do I enable full Calendars support?
For the basic functionality of just adding emails as calendar events to 3rd party apps, you don't need to do anything. Just tap on the Tasks button while viewing an email and the compatible apps installed on your device should be offered as options. Tapping on one of the options will launch the app with the information from the email prefilled into a new appointment screen in that 3rd party app.
On the iPhone, full Calendars functionality is generally enabled by going to the More > Appearance > Tabs screen and enabling the Calendars tab. If you'd prefer not to add a tab to the bottom bar, you can still access your Calendars from the More > Calendars screen, but we generally recommend adding a tab.
On the iPad, if you're using the Dashboard, the Calendar folders should appear along with your other folders on the Folders pane. Additionally.
In prior versions of Preside, I could easily add emails into my Calendar. What happened to that? How do I get it back?
Yes. You can get that functionality buy visiting the More > Accounts screen. Then, tap on the 'System' account. Then, tap 'Advanced' to get to the advanced settings for that account. On the next screen, enable Calendars in the 'Features' section. After confirming the warning from iOS, Save the account. After taking those actions, the iOS Calendar should appear as an option when you tap on the Tasks button.
How can I show tags in the calendar entries?
This can be done by enabling the 'Show tag' option from either the Calendars section of the More > Appearance > Layout screen or Calendars preferences screen, which is accessed by tapping the
when viewing a calendar and choosing 'Layout ...'.
Can I set default values for new calendar events so that I don't have to reenter the same information each time?
Yes. Do this from the 'Calendars' section of the More > Behaviors screen. First tap on the 'New calendar events' and select 'Default values'. That will cause a new 'Default values' row to appear. Tap on that and enter the default values for your new calendar events. This option can also be access from the Calendars preferences screen, which is visited by tapping the
when viewing a calendar and choosing 'Layout ...'.
Can the Calendars tab start on a specific folder instead of 'All Calendars'?
Yes. Go the to the Behaviors preferences and scroll down to the Calendars section. Tap on "Initial folder" and select the folder you'd like to start on. This setting can also be accessed from the Calendars preferences screen, which is visited by tapping the
when viewing a calendar and choosing 'Layout ...'
Why are there duplicate calendar entries?
If you have your Exchange/Outlook account setup in both the Calendars app and Preside, the smart folders like, 'All Calendars' will show each event twice. To resolve the issue, you can navigate to one of either your Exchange account or the 'System' account from More > Accounts. Tap on the 'Advanced' row and disable 'Calendars' in the features section. Then Tap Save. Alternatively, you can setup the smart folder to only use one of the duplicated accounts. To do that, tap the
and choose Settings, while vieiwing the smart calendar. Then, tap Accounts and select the specific accounts you'd like to include in that smart calendar. Then Tap Save.
What's that list underneath the calendar? Can I get rid of that?
That is the list of upcoming events in your calendar. Scrolling the list will also scroll through the calendar and vice versa. To edit a calendar event tap on one of the entries in that list. There is no way to get rid of that list. If there were, then it would be possible to edit calendar events. At present, this is the only interface Preside offers. That said, Preside's calendar support is in it's infancy, so let us know if you have a suggestion for an alternate interface.
My calendars account provider is not supported. Will you support it?
We do hope to support Google Calendars, as well as Toodledo and CalDav in a future update. The priority of that support is largeley dependent on what we hear from
users so please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what provider or app you'd like to see supported.