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Reoccuring iCal event at Different Intervals

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Is there way to make an event reoccur at different intervals? I want something to repeat at 9 days and then 10 days and continue at 9, 10, 9, 10, etc.

 

Is this possible? Thanks in advance.

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No. Like most Apple apps, iCal designed to be "good enough" 80% of the users. If you want advanced features, you need to get a real calendar app. Go to MacUpdate and search for "calendar". May cost you $10 USD - $40 USD. But actually, alternating intervals may be difficult to find even in a real calendar app.

 

Oh, I just thought of something. As part of your event, or in another event, schedule a script (such as AppleScript) which would create a new event. You could use some other attribute of the event, maybe a note, to tell if the next event was supposed to be 9 or 10 days later. It could be done. Would probably take a good AppleScript programmer an hour or two to get it running and debugged. Probably not what you wanted to hear!

Edited by jerry_krinock

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probably not a great solution, but could you create a event for the days when this event DOES NOT occur? You could do that with 2 events: one every 10 days and one ever 11. Kinda weird, but if it gets the job done...

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Is there way to make an event reoccur at different intervals? I want something to repeat at 9 days and then 10 days and continue at 9, 10, 9, 10, etc.

Create two events, each repeating at 19 day intervals, with start dates 10 days apart.

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Create two events, each repeating at 19 day intervals, with start dates 10 days apart.

 

Funny...literally five minutes before I read this reply, I did exactly this!

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