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Is there a way I could write a script to be run with iCal to text me reminders?


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I know you can set iCal to run a script, i was wondering if it is possible to have a script that would send a text to my cellphone as a reminder? (i assume it would utilize the callwave texting widget i have installed)

how would i go about this if at all possible? (i am absolutely inexperienced when it comes to this area of computers)

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sounds like an awesome idea.. did you google these kinds of scripts?

(i too don't know anyting in this area of computers)

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yeah, but didn't find much...

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Keep me updated on this one!
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Actually, there's no need to re-invente the wheel

Google Calendars already offers this feature, so what I ended up doing was importing my current iCal calendars to Google Cal. and then I subscribed to Google Calendars via iCal.

Google Calendars has a "quick add" feature that works really well: You add entries in natural language: "Pick up Jim from airport tomorrow 2p.m." "return library books next week on monday 10a.m".

There's also a quicksilver plugin, so I now use quicksilver to add new events and reminders at the tap of a key and receive free sms reminders as a bonus.

http://www.google.com/support/calend...226&topic=8568


ALTERNATELY:

You can also send sms messages via iChat in the US AFAIK, so you should be able to write an Applescript to send new message to user 'yourmobilenr' with text 'eventdescription'. That would probably be a lot easier than scripting to one of the sms widgets, as iChat is Applescript-aware. You could try building off of this script:

Quote:
on idle
tell application "iChat"
if (exists window "Chat with John Doe") and ¬
(not (exists window "Chat with +12125551212")) then
send "IM waiting from John Doe" ¬
to account id "AIM:+12125551212"
end if
end tell
return 10 -- repeat every x seconds
end idle

and try mashing it with this one:
http://dougscripts.com/itunes/itinfo...ingichatav.php


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Great info!

Also in iCal... you can edit "my Card" to list <your_cell_number>@messaging.sprintpcs.com (if you use sprint). Then simply select the "Email me a Reminder", which will then send you a text.

Also as was stated by Aptmunich.. QUICKSILVER wins again... using the "Run at time" or "Run after delay" command.
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