Subscribing to external calendars in Daylite Subscribing to external calendars in Daylite

Subscribing to external calendars in Daylite

What are subscribed calendars?

Subscribed calendars are non-Daylite calendars that you can add into Daylite. This is done by using the calendar's CalDAV account or with the calendar's URL directly.

Why should I add a subscribed calendar?

If you use calendars like iCloud, Google or other calendars you can quickly add them into Daylite so you can see all of your appointments in one place.

 

Adding Calendar Integration

You will need to add the Calendar Account first by going to System Preferences > Internet Accounts > and select the type of account (Google, iCloud etc..)

  1. Choose Daylite > Preferences.
  2. Click Calendar Integration > and ensure it is turned ON.
  3. Select the "Other Calendars in Daylite" tab. Screen_Shot_2020-09-25_at_12.12.00_PM.png
  4. Click 'Add Account'Screen_Shot_2020-09-25_at_12.12.05_PM.png
  5. Follow the instructions on screen for how to add a Calendar Account or Subscription. Not sure what the difference is? Click here.

Now that the calendar account is added, you can choose which calendars from the account you wish to have appear by placing a check mark in the check box next to their name. For easier viewing, you can also set a color for the appointments in a calendar.

Using 2-Step Verification

2-step verification adds an extra level of security to your account; it is required for iCloud and strongly recommended for Google accounts. Once you have 2-step verification enabled on your iCloud or Google account, you can create a calendar sharing App-Specific password.

Steps on adding an app-specific password for iCloud accounts can be found at Using app-specific passwords

Steps on adding an app-specific password for Google accounts can be found at Sign in using App Passwords

Now use the app-specific password when adding your subscription calendar.

 

Limitations with subscribed calendars

New appointments from subscribed calendars cannot be created in Daylite. If you want to create new appointments for the subscribed calendar, you must do this from the calendar service's web interface or from another calendar application.

Syncing new changes can take upwards of 15 minutes depending on how frequent the calendar syncs with other services.

Any subscribed calendar added into Daylite will not appear in Daylite on the iPhone or iPad. If you need to see all your calendars in a single place on the iPhone or iPad, try sharing your Daylite calendar.

Calendar Account VS Subscription from URL

Calendar Account: Calendar Accounts would include iCloud, Google, Exchange or other CalDAV accounts. 

Subscription from URL: A Calendar Subscription would be a URL you have received or found to add calendar appointments to your Daylite Calendar. Eg - most 'Holiday' calendars are a URL subscription.

 

If you want to share your contacts with other apps, check out How to Share Daylite Contacts With Other Contact Applications.