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February 11, 2004


On my desktop computer(s) I have lists of people and diaries managed by various pieces of software. Yet in none of them can I specify someone's birthday in my contact list and have it appear in my diary.

That I know of. I'd also like to stress that I use quite a few;

  1. Windows - Outlook
  2. Macintosh - iCal and Address Book
  3. Palm
  4. Gnome - although I don't have Entourage, just good old Mozilla

How hard can it be?

Posted by Andy Todd at February 11, 2004 09:59 AM


Have you considered a Filofax? ;-)

Posted by: Simon Brunning on February 11, 2004 01:24 PM

Then when I buy a new diary for the year I still have to update all of the birthdays/anniversaries by hand.

Posted by: Andy Todd on February 11, 2004 02:08 PM

Let's see:

- you can synchronize your iCal Calendars and Address Book to your Palm using iSync (I'm doing it just fine);

- you can publish iCal Calendars or subscribe to calendars on a WebDAV server (I'm doing it just fine);

- you can also configure the MacOS X Address Book, Outlook, Mozilla Mail and Mozilla Thunderbird to share and do address lookups on a LDAP server...

Posted by: Gimni on February 11, 2004 03:46 PM

I'm with you 100% here. LDAP for *most* home users is not an option. Who's going to go through the agony of setting up LDAP for birthdays?

Posted by: Darryl VanDorp on February 11, 2004 09:14 PM