On 11/28/2007 12:16 PM, "Future Media (Luke Siemaszko)"
>> The server implemenations don't matter. Right now, the *best* caldav
>> is iCal in Mac OS X 10.5, and it's hardly a great groupware client.
> What's wrong with it?
> I could really do with some feedback from someone who's got some
> experience with it, as I *really* need some decent groupware, and I was
> hoping that iCal on 10.5 was it. Says he having just ordered 10.5
> server for this purpose.
> I'd be really interested to know what you think's wrong with it, and if
> there's a better (affordable) option for OS X - there wasn't last time
> I looked.
The calendaring is quite limited. For example, every event I put into a
specific iCal calendar looks the same. I can't say, assign a different color
or category to meetings from different people. So, unlike say Outlook,
Entourage, etc., I can't visually differentiate items.
The UI for creating events is counter intuitive. When I hit cmd-n, I want a
window for the new event, not some rather hard to click on item. I can't
easily move an even to a different calendar.
Nothing HUGE, but they add up to not being a great product. The separation
between iCal/Mail/ Address Book, while okay for non-groupware use, is
annoying for groupware use. Linking to emails, other people, etc, has real
value. Having all the information I need in one place has real value in a
groupware use model.
Other than perhaps Evolution, iCal is the best of the bunch, and it's just
not very good.
John C. Welch Writer/Analyst
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