Feeds vs. Sync
What does iCal mean anyway?
How do I know what to choose in the Calendar Feed page?
How do I set up the Calendar Feed?
What do I do if I want to use the download Calendar ics or I'm leaving Clio?
A feed is a push of your Clio calendar on a regular basis to a third-party calendaring application like Apple iCal or Yahoo. If you make changes in your Clio calendar you will see this in your calendaring application. However, you cannot make changes in Apple iCal, for example, and have them reflected back to Clio. Feeds will push all future events from Clio to your desired program, as well as events up to 30 days in the past.
A sync can be set up to be bi-directional so if you make changes in one application it shows up in the other. The only applications that Clio currently syncs with are Google and Outlook. While iCal cannot be directly synced with Clio, once a Google Sync is initiated, a sync between Google and iCal can be put in place. Steps can be seen here.
iCal stands for iCalendar and is a computer file format. Click here for more information.
Breakdown of Options
The "All Visible Calendar" option refers to any and all Calendars that you have access to.
To set up the calendar feed, follow the instructions in the "Viewing Your Clio Calendar in Other Applications" article.
The download calendar ics will allow you to take a copy of your calendar away. This is not a feed but a one time dump. To get your calendar download:
- Go to the Calendar Feeds page
- Click on the download option for the calendar you want to download.
- Click on the ics file. You may be provided with a pop up from your computer's calendaring program, like Apple iCal:
If not, save the ics file to your computer in a location you can find it.
- If you are using iCal you will choose the work/home calendar and click on OK. Once you do so, your calendar appointments will be added to iCal.
Here are links to provide instructions on importing your Clio calendar to an external calendaring program:
If your calendaring application is not noted above, do a search in your program's help resources for "How do I import my calendar".