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To receive emails about your events, you’ll need to switch to a calendar other than Apple’s
Email reminders of appointments and events
QI’m looking for a simple calendar that’ll send me email reminders of appointments and events, and will run on both my iPad and my iMac. Apple’s own Calendar app doesn’t seem able to send emails, so unless I were to carry my iPad around with me all the time, I’d most likely miss its reminders. Can you suggest something that will do what I want?
ADue of the widespread use of Macs in conjunction with iOS devices, Apple has integrated all reminders of this type into notifications, which are accessible by swiping down from the top edge of your iPad’s screen, and through the icon at the far right of your Mac’s menu bar.
Sadly, neither platform offers the facility to divert those notifications to email messages.
The closest you can get to it in Calendar is a crude solution that’s only available in the Mac version, which requires you to set an alarm that sends an email on each event you create. This will only work when your iMac is running and connected to the internet, though.
To receive email notifications more easily, you’ll need to switch to a different calendar system. Probably the most popular and capable is Google Calendar (calendar.google. com), which includes the ability to send email notifications, as detailed at bit.ly/2aH3ZfJ.
Because Google Calendar’s so widely used, several third-party iOS and OS X apps make access to it simpler and more productive, although you may be perfectly happy to use its web interface. Google’s own iOS app is designed to fit iPhone screens but not iPad, though it does run on Apple’s tablets.
Calendar alerts you to events using notifications, which are flexible but don’t support sending emails instead.