Use Calendar’s smart suggestions

Add events to your calendar easily with smart suggestions

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Calendar is really smart. Obviously, the app can help you stay organised with events that sync across all your devices through iCloud. In Yosemite, you can also add location information to your events, so each one will contain a map showing you exactly where you need to go, and even offer an estimate of your travel time, sending you a notification when you need to leave if you want to arrive on time.

But that’s not all – Calendar also remembers the events you’ve created in the past and uses that information to suggest new events you might want to create. These smart suggestions will appear as soon as you start typing out a new event name, so you can click one to add it to your calendar again, then edit it. Let’s find out how.

Step 1

1 Quick event

To create a quick event, you don’t have to double-click on any day in the calendar – instead, simply click on the + button in the top-left of Calendar’s toolbar.

Step 2

2 Start typing

Start typing the name of the event that you want to add. As soon as you type the first letter, Calendar will start suggesting options based on previous calendar events.

Step 3

3 Pick a suggestion

Either use the up and down arrows on the keyboard or your mouse to hover over the event that you want to add, then hit Enter, or click, to add it to your calendar on the stated day.

Step 4

4 Edit the options

The event will be added for the next available opportunity – double-click it to edit the time, location and any other details that are different compared to the previous event.