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This PPT describes how to import iCal data from Sched into Google Calendar. Setting up reminders via text messaging (SMS) in Google Calendar is also described.

This PPT describes how to import iCal data from Sched into Google Calendar. Setting up reminders via text messaging (SMS) in Google Calendar is also described.

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    • Conference Scheduling Lifehack Exporting Shed’s iCal information in Google Calendar
      • First log into your Sched account
      • Click on your schedule which is in the upper left-hand side
      • Click on iCal in the upper right-hand side
      • Save it locally (I’d suggest your computer’s desktop)
      • Login to Google and go to My Account
      • Click on Calendar
      • Select Settings in the upper right-hand side
      • Select the Calendars tab
      • Select Import Calendar
      • Click on the Browse button
      • Locate your iCal file (ICS file extension)
      • Select which calendar to upload it to
      • Then click on the Import button
      • You should receive a confirmation page like this
      • Your Google calendar should now have the events you’ve scheduled in Shed
      • But what if you want reminders sent to your mobile phone?
      • Easy enough…
      Image Credit: mobilemoo
      • Go back to Settings and Click on the Mobile Setup tab
      • Follow the instructions to add your phone if you haven’t already
      • Keep in mind that you may accrue charges if you are not on a text messaging plan with your carrier. For me (Verizon), that’s 0.10 per message.
      • You should see this screen once your phone has been verified
      • VERY IMPORTANT: Make sure to change the drop down menu from Pop-up to SMS.
      • Of course there are other free online apps besides Google Calendar
      • Two of the more popular ones that you can upload an iCal file to and receive SMS reminders are
        • CalendarHub ( http://www.calendarhub.com )
        • and 30 Boxes ( http://30boxes.com )
      • Prepared by
      • Bryan Loar
      • bryan.theloars.com
      • 2009