ICS, vCalendar, iCal Importer

ICS, vCalendar, iCal Importer

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Android does not natively support opening ICS, iCal, iCalendar, or Microsoft Outlook vCalendar files. This can be very annoying when you receive a calendar invite and can't add it to your calendar.

ICS Importer solves this. Simply download the ICS attachment and click View from your favorite Android email client and the entry will be imported into your calendar.

Supports iCal, ICS, vCalendar, Microsoft Outlook, iCalendar entries. Basically, any file that ends with .ics will work as long as it follows the vCalendar format.

Features

* Supports Outlook "auto update," so you can respond to an invite with Accept or Decline and it will auto-update the sender's calendar. Simply press the "Accept & Import (Outlook)" button.
* Supports locations, multiple recipients, accepting and declining events in both Outlook and iCalendar format.

Note: Outlook response emails will come from noreply@auri.mobi. This is an Android limitation to how mail is sent - otherwise you would have to enter your username and password. If you want that feature, let me know and I'll add it. :)

I wrote this out of necessity and have spent a good deal of
time making it work with different formats. If you run into a calendar file that won't work, please email me and I'll try to update the app to support your format.

A few notes:

* You will not see an application icon in your launcher. ICS Importer runs as a "file handler," meaning it's only available when you try to open a file with an extension of .ics or a "MIME" type of "application/calendar". I cannot intercept your emails - they *must* have the attachment.
* In some cases you will need to select "Save" and then "View" for ICS Importer to appear in the list of options. This is a limitation of Android, sorry.

IMPORTANT: This app supports opening, importing, and responding to meeting requests sent as ICS and vCalendar files. However, if you don't get a file attachment, this app can't open it. Sorry, it's a limitation of Android - I can't read your emails, which for privacy reasons is a good thing. Most people won't run into this issue, but just making sure you're aware!

Enjoy!

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Recently changed in this version

Version 1.4.1

Included support for larger screens / tablets.

Version 1.4.0

Added support for View function in stock Android email client.

Versions 1.3.8, 1.3.7:

Improved support for ICS file and stream support.

Version 1.3.6:

Corrected issue where periods in filenames caused some ICS files not to load. Also changed MIME assignment so the app is more flexible on phones like the Samsung Galaxy S III.

Version 1.3.5:

Applied 1.3.4 fixes to Event Title and Location.


Comments and ratings for ICS, vCalendar, iCal Importer
  • (45 stars)

    by Paul Johns on 02/04/2014

    Possibly the best 99 cents ever spent. After many months on and off trying to accept outlook appointments on Samsung S3 this does the job. Mind you I now use K-9 Mail to manage emails (a good app) and download ICS attachments. Note I had to use iCalendar

  • (45 stars)

    by Ken Hoen on 10/03/2014

    Works well for importing Outlook .ics invites to Google Calendar. All notes and other information is imported flawlessly.

  • (45 stars)

    by Kiran Holla on 22/02/2014

    Good, very useful app. However, Outlook responses don't go out from the email address of the users. Hence the organiser doesn't know who's responding.

  • (45 stars)

    by ridife on 18/02/2014

    Please fix the timezone issues i miss many online meeting because this app do a mistake when convert from pst to sea time :(

  • (45 stars)

    by Mohd Zaidi Husin on 24/09/2013

    The software is working but when I import the the ICS, the event time is wrong. Example when I receive a meeting event at 2.00pm GMT+8, when I import it become 6.00am. Please fix this!

  • (45 stars)

    by Jeremy Presnell on 07/09/2013

    Imported ics files however the details in the appointment were blank effectively making this useless.

  • (45 stars)

    by Sebastian Cork on 07/08/2013

    I just finished importing a .ics calendar file. Google Calendar launched as expected with all information automatically filled in. My only gripe was that the location, organizer, and event time wasn't displayed within the import dialog. I'm not sure wheth