Formativ Applet: iCal Solution


The Formativ iCal Solution makes it easy to share appointments with people using other collaboration software, such as Microsoft Outlook. It also makes it easy to add received appointment information into GroupWise without having to manually re-enter the iCal information.

The iCal Solution consists of two Formativ Applets:

  • Appointment to iCal
  • iCal to Appointment

Appointment to iCal creates an iCal file representing the selected GroupWise appointment. If a draft appointment is selected, the iCal file is added automatically as an attachment to the message. You can then send the appointment to a user of another collaboration system (such as Microsoft Outlook), and they would be able to import the iCal file as an appointment into their calendar. If the selected message is not draft (i.e. received), the iCal file is created and saved to disk.

iCal to Appointment looks for iCal file attachments in received messages and converts them to a new draft appointment in GroupWise. You are able to create a Posted (personal) or Standard (group) appointment based on the iCal file. Use iCal to Appointment when you receive a message from a user of another collaboration system (such as Microsoft Outlook), which contains appointment information in an iCal file attachment.


  • Appointment to iCal: On the appointment toolbar and context menu.
  • iCal to Appointment: On the email and appointment toolbar.

*The installation file contains one or more Formativ Applets, a brief help file and any data required by the solution.

Note: To run the free Applets available on this page, you will need to install one of the Formativ products below:

  • Runtime - For GroupWise users.
    Formativ Runtime is a low cost framework for running an unlimited number of Formativ solutions for GroupWise.
  • Creator - For GroupWise power users and developers.
    Formativ Creator enables rapid GroupWise enhancement, customization and creation of end-user and enterprise solutions. Creator can also run any Applet, including the free solutions available at Formativ Applet Central.

Visit the Formativ Applet Central site for more information.



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