No doubt, a lot of people are into using CalDAV Mac connectivity to take advantage of Contacts and Calendar integrations. This protocol is considered to be the industry standard language that is used to communicate with different apps.

Meanwhile, CalDAV Mac serves to be the translator that helps plenty of apps to communicate with each other while sharing information. If you set up your CalDAV on your Mac, it becomes highly possible for you to experience all the protocol’s benefits and extended functionality.

The architecture of CalDAV (partially inherited from the underlying specifications) organizes the data (events, tasks, free-busy info, notes) in directories (collections), where multiple items (resources) reside. The resources and collections can be accessed by one or more users, using standard HTTP and DAV semantics to detect conflicting changes, or to provide locking.

Wikipedia CalDAV entry

There are several ways on how you can set up a CalDAV account on your Mac and sync your calendar with your Mac through CalDAV. But, let’s take a look first on the advantages of Calendar sharing.

ADDITIONAL REMINDERS for CalDAV Mac

You can obtain additional reminders for your schedules or appointments in Mac when you use calendar sharing. In fact, you are not even required to use an app to check your daily appointments, simply swipe down to see your appointments exactly in the Mac’s Notification Center.

DISPLAY YOUR EXTERNAL SHARED CALENDARS

If you have a shared Google calendar or shared Mac calendar with your family and friends, it is easier for you to view this calendar with the use of CalDAV. This protocol lets you subscribe to the external calendar as well as choose how you want to view it.

CalDAV Mac

BOOK APPOINTMENTS

Using CalDAV that is supported by an online scheduling tool, you can let other people book appointments on your calendar. You can also send a link to these people so that they can have the ability to view your schedule or even book an appointment with you.

How to Set Up a CalDAV Account on Mac

There are easy steps on how you can set up a CalDAV account on your Mac.

  1. At the bottom of your desktop, simply locate the calendar icon
  2. Select the calendar icon
  3. Choose the “Preferences” option from your iCal menu
  4. Select the “Accounts” tab
  5. Click on the “+” symbol at the bottom left to add your new account
  6. Select the “CalDAV” option
  7. In the username section, enter your full email address
  8. In the password section, enter your email password
  9. In the server address, enter your server name
  10. Click on the “Create” tab

How to Sync the Calendar with Your Mac Using CalDAV

As for syncing the calendar with CalDAV Mac, simply follow the steps below:

  1. Open your Apple Calendar
  2. Click on the “Calendar” option and then the “Preferences”
  3. Click on the “Accounts” tab
  4. Click on the “+” button
  5. Select “Add CalDAV account” option
  6. Select “Manual” as your account type
  7. In the username section, enter your full email address
  8. In the password section, enter your email password
  9. In the server address, enter your server name
  10. Click on the “Create” tab

So, the next time you want the best out of your Calendar, all you need to do is to follow the above instructions.

In the near future, WebDAV.io will be offering CalDAV server capabilities to host your WebDAV and CalDAV needs. If your company needs help integrating CalDAV into your private cloud strategy, please reach out to us and our team will provide you with the correct resources.

Alternatively, if you are just looking to connect devices from webDAV to Box.com or WebDAV to DropBox, follow the linked text to get those connections setup via our current webdav servers.

 

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