This is a quick tutorial on how to subscribe to your Táve calendar feeds from the Apple Calendar (iCal) app so that your Táve events will show up alongside your other Apple calendars.
Creating Your Calendar Feeds in Táve
The first step is creating the Táve calendar feeds you’d like to use. You can create a number of different feeds based on your needs. For example, if you have multiple employees in your studio you can create a feed that will show only events that the individual employee is an attendee on. If you’d like to give someone a more private feed of just your availability shown as simply “busy” or “free”, you can do that too. You can create these feeds in Settings › Calendar Feeds by clicking on the New Calendar Feed button as shown below.
After selecting the “New Calendar Feed” option, you’ll select the kind of events you want published in this feed. All events, availability (busy/free), only confirmed events and only tentative events are your 4 options. Next, you’ll select the users you would like to filter the feed for. This will determine whose assigned events you’ll see (they must be an event attendee as shown below). The last option is to restrict the feed to show only the past 3 months of history, as opposed to the default showing the entire history of events, if you prefer this option.
Once you’ve saved the new calendar feed, you’ll see a URL created (as seen in the top screenshot above). These URL’s are what we will need later to setup the feed subscription in Apple Calendar.
Adding Your Calendar Subscription in Apple Calendar
Once you open Apple Calendar, you can subscribe to a calendar by going to File › New Calendar Subscription. Now, head over to your Táve calendar feed settings and copy the URL of the feed you’d like to subscribe to. You’re going to paste it into the window that pops up in Apple Calendar.
After you click “Subscribe”, that takes you to this next mini-screen to customize the subscription.
Customizing Your Calendar Subscription
Upon subscribing, you’ll notice that you can modify the name of the calendar in addition to its color. To get the calendar’s alerts or event attachments, you’ll want to deselect the appropriate Remove checkboxes. To update your subscription when changes to it are published more frequently, you can choose a more frequent time in the Auto-Refresh setting. We recommend choosing every 5 minutes to ensure that your feed updates constantly. To make changes to your Táve calendar settings from within Apple Calendar at a later time, click the name of the calendar and choose Edit › Get Info.
When deciding the location of where to save your calendar subscription in the Apple Calendar application, do NOT select iCloud. Save it to your Mac. If you save it to iCloud, it will show up on all your iCloud devices but iCloud servers do NOT refresh those calendars. It is better to subscribe separately on each of your devices. Learn how to do that here.