James Frye has written a small app that syncs facebook events into iCal, so that you can integrate your facebook invitations with the rest of your calendars in one view.
Packaged up as a stand-alone app, it first authenticates into your facebook account, and then retrieves a list of your events.
Its Preferences allow you to determine whether or not it lists events that you have accepted, declined, are unsure about or have not yet replied to.
You are then presented with a dialog containing the events:
Hit the sync button, and the app creates a new local calendar in iCal called “facebook events”, displaying all your “facebook dates”.
Because it is all listed in one new calendar, it’s easy to delete them again—say, hypothetically, you have a student who has (by mistake?) created a 21st birthday party that lasts for a month. It’s easy to undo the sync again.
James is working on EventSync 2.0 which will display the flyers and images associated with the facebook events as well.
EventSync is donation-ware and can be downloaded from its own web site.
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