• Activate camera

    Verify that the camera for the FileCalendar is enabled on the device. This is how it's done:

    1. Go to Settings
    2. Select Privacy
    3. Select Camera
    4. Activate FileCalendar
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  • Alert (alarm)

    How to do it:

    • Got to Event
    • Click on Event Details
    • Click on Edit
    • Go to Alert
    first steps
  • Are events synced with other devices?
    The events are automatically synchronized with the default calendar. Synchronization can therefore take place across devices.
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  • Can files be synced with other devices?

    Files can be transferred with file sharing to the FileCalendar of another iOS device. There are two options:

    In FileCalendar, files are stored device-based to events. There is (therefore) no automatic file synchronization with other devices.

    Option 1

    Transfer files with the FileCalendar to a cloud app and then import them into the FileCalendar from the same cloud app on the other device

    1. Start the FileCalendar.
    2. Search the event with the files in Event (all data) or in the File manager.
    3. Click Edit.
    4. Select the files you want to transfer and click on the file sharing symbol.
    5. Rename the zip archive (hint: use the date with a text reference to the date - see screenshot) and click on Next.
    6. Select a cloud app to save the zip file to.
    7. Start the FileCalendar on the other device, go to the event and select the + symbol in the Document folder to import the zip file from the cloud app.
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    Tip: Use the date with a text reference to the date

    Option 2

    Direct transfer to the FileCalendar of another iOS device

    Note: AirDrop must be enabled on the other iOS device.

    1. Start the FileCalendar
    2. Search the appointment with the files in Event or in the file manager
    3. Click on Edit
    4. Select the files you want to transfer and click on the File sharing icon (at the bottom of the screen).
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    5.

    Rename the file or the zip-archive and confirm with Next.

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    6.

    Select an iOS device activated for AirDrop on the navigation screen and click on the round button to transfer the file. After successfully transferring the file to the other device, the message Sent appears under the round button.

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    7.

    Switch to the other iOS device. The navigation window AirDrop Open with ... appears there. Select the FileCalendar and then the appointment. Then you confirm with attach.

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  • Copy or move files from event to another

    All files & events can be copied in FileCalendar or moved to another appointment.

    1. Go to the event where the file you want to copy or move is located.
    2. Click Edit.
    3. Select the files to be copied or moved.
    4. Select the icon with the arrow pointing to the right.
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  • Create backups with all files stored in the app

    Backups refer to all files displayed in the file manager. By using the following functions, the files captured by the backup can be restricted:

    • Calendar-display (below) on the start page
    • Filter in the file manager (above)

    Example: Create calendars for your projects in Calendar. Create backups for a specific project by previously deactivating all other calendars in Calendar.

    To make backups easier to find, they should always be placed in one place. We recommend that you set up a folder for the >FileCalendar< in the iCloud Drive.
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    In addition, the following safeguards are recommended:

    1. Enable FileCalendar for iCloud Backup (files stored in FileCalendar can be captured by the device backup).
    2. Regularly create complete device backups on the computer using iTunes.
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  • Create event-related backups
    To make backups easier to find, they should always be placed in one place. We recommend that you set up a folder for the >FileCalendar< in the iCloud Drive.
    Step 1

    Select the event for the backup.

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    Step 2

    Click on All Data to capture all files from the backup.

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    Step 3

    Choose Edit.

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    Step 4

    Click on Select All if you want to create a complete backup for the event.

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    Step 5

    Click on the file sharing icon.

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    Step 6

    Enter a file name. To make the backups easier to find, we recommend the following format: Backup-year-month-day-event.

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    Step 7

    Select the desired icon to save the file. If you want to save the backup to the iCloud, click on Save to Files.

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    Step 8

    Now select the right 'folder' and finally click 'Add' (Note: The FileCalendar folder can be set up on the iPad, iPhone or Mac in iCloud Drive).

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    In addition, the following safeguards are recommended:

    1. Enable FileCalendar for iCloud Backup (files stored in FileCalendar can be captured by the device backup).
    2. Regularly create complete device backups on the computer using iTunes.
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  • General remark

    FileCalendar stores files (Documents,Pictures, Contacts andNotes) to the calendar. Files can be added with the import function or transferred to the FileCalendar by other apps.

    The FileCalendar is equipped with numerous file sharing functions. To make the best use of the app, we recommend installing a Cloud app (for example, iCloud Drive orDropBox) on the iPhone or iPad.

    first steps
  • How are different files organized into Zip folders?

    With the FileCalendar, you can package multiple files into zip folders. For example, they can be uploaded to cloud storage services and used as backup files. This is how it's done:

    1. Open the File Manager or the Eventin the FileCalendar and select the folder Documents or Pictures.
    2. Click Edit.
    3. Select the files.
    4. Click on the File sharing symbol.
    5. Rename the zip folder if necessary.
    6. Select the app to which the zip file is to be transferred.
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  • How are files forwarded?
    1. Launch the FileCalendar app
    2. Select the event
    3. Navigate to the folder Documents,Pictures or Notesin Event
    4. Select the file
    5. Touch the share button and select the suitable application
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  • How are files imported into the FileCalendar?

    You can easily attach files to your calendar events using the import function +. Zip files can be unipped. In both folders Pictures and Contacts, your files are automatically available for attachment. With the Documentsfolder, you can directly access files stored in Cloud apps (for example, iCloud Drive) from version 1.7 onwards. The prerequisite is that a corresponding Cloud App is installed on the device. The Documents folder can also be filled with files from the PC via iTunes. The iPhone or iPad is connected to the PC or Mac with a USB Lighting cable. All files can be accessed by clicking on Inbox (file sharing).

    1. Select a date in the calendar list.
    2. Click on the event.
    3. Select one of the three folders: Documents,Pictures or Contacts.
    4. In the navigation area, click + to select the desired file.
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  • How are files transferred to cloud storage services?

    With FileCalendar, files can be transferred to cloud storage services such as the Dropbox,Google Drive or iCloud Drive to make them available on all connected devices. The app of the respective cloud storage service have to be installed on your iOS device.

    1. Start the FileCalendar
    2. Search the event with the attached file
    3. Click the folder (Documents or Pictures) in which the file is located
    4. Open the file
    5. Click on the file sharing icon and select a suitable cloud app to save the file there
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  • How are photos transferred to other devices?

    In order to use photos and movies stored in FileCalendar on other devices, they must be made accessible there. We recommend you to transfer your photos or movies to the iCloud.

    1. Open the file in FileCalendar
    2. Click the File sharing icon
    3. Select iCloud Photo Sharing
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  • How can I add mail attachments to calendar event?

    Upload the file from your standard Mail App and attach it to a calendar appointment

    You can easily attach any available file in this way. You could even send e-mails with the files you’d like to attach to your iPad or iPhone.
    1. Search for an email with a document attached
    2. Touch the document and keep it selected until the share screen appears
    3. Upload the document to FileCalendar by touching the FileCalendar icon
    4. Attach the document to a chosen event by selecting it
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  • How can I change the colors
    In the FileCalendar, all events and files are always displayed with the color of the respective calendar.
    The calendar colors can be changed with just a few clicks.
    1. Start the FileCalendar app and click on Calendar in the footer.
    2. Select the appropriate calendar and make a right click on the round i symbol.
    3. Change the color and confirm with Done in the header.
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  • How can I delete files?

    There are three ways (1-3) to delete files in FileCalendar:

    1. Delete the calendar event to which the file is attached (in the default calendar or in the FileCalendar). The appended files are automatically deleted in FileCalandar.
    2. In the FileCalendar, select the date in which the file is located. To view the file, click Documents, Pictures or Contacts. Drag the file to the left and click Delete.
    3. Open the File manager. Click Edit, and then select the files you want to delete. To delete the selected files, click the trash can icon (bottom right).
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  • How can I transfer my files to the FileCalendar using the Mac?

    Files can be transferred to other iOS devices using AirDrop, to save them to events in the FileCalendar.

    1. Start the Finder on theMac.
    2. Press command key () and click (with the mouse) on the desired files.
    3. Change to File and select Compress.
    4. Click on the compressed file (zip folder) and then on the File Sharing button in the menu bar.
    5. Select AirDrop.
    6. Follow the instructions of AirDrop.

    Files can also be transferred to the FileCalendar using iTunes. Enter iTunes into theSearch.

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  • How can I transfer files to the FileCalendar installed on another iOS device?
    1. Follow the AirDrop instructions to enable AirDrop
    2. Launch FileCalendar
    3. Select the calendar event with the file saved
    4. Open the file in the folder documents or pictures
    5. Switch to the toolbar and hit the Share button.
    6. Select the AirDrop icon (follow the AirDrop instructions)
    7. Select the FileCalendar
    8. Attach the file to a chosen calendar event by touching the event.
  • How can I make files in the document folder available for selection in Inbox (file sharing)?

    You have the option to make files available for selection in all document folders. The corresponding files have to be transferred to the FileCalendar Inbox on your Mac with iTunes (File Sharing). IOS device and PC must be connected. Use the lightning cable (USB).

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  • How do I upload a file from another app to the calendar event?

    Upload a file from another app on your iOS device and attach it to a calendar event.

    Please note, it is important to find the FileCalendar Icon in the selected app in order to launch the upload procedure. If necessary, follow the instructions of the app provider.

    Upload files to calendar by using Dropbox, Google Drive or other apps:

    1. Launch the application where the file is stored
    2. Select the file
    3. Switch to the toolbar and hit the Share button if available, or select the ○○○ button, Export, Open In ..., Send a copy or another symbol for file transfering
    4. Upload the file to FileCalendar by touching the FileCalendar icon on the toolbar bar (FileCalendar starts)
    5. Attach the file by selecting a calendar event
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  • How do I add a mail to calendar event?
    Option 1
    Required:
    Use 3D Touch (iPhone 6s or later)
    1. Start the mail app, select the wished e-mail and press the print preview button (image below)
    2. Press firmly on the print preview, keep it selected. Press it again until the file sharing button (upward arrow in a box) appears. Now, the mail is saved as PDF file
    3. Touch the file sharing buttonand select the FileCalendar icon
    4. Touch the calendar event. The file is added to the selected event.
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    File sharing icon
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    Option 2:
    Required:
    Download an appropriate printer app from the App Store
    (iPhone < 6s)
    1. Open the email and select the text area
    2. Drag blue markers to expand the selection area. Tap COPY or COPY ALL
    3. Change to the appropriate PRINTER APP and open the clipboard. Your selected area is copied and probably appears as a PDF file
    4. Touch the file-sharing button and select the FileCalendar icon
    5. Touch the event. The file is added to the selected event of your calendar
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  • How do I upload several files at once from my Mac with iTunes (File Sharing)?
    Files can be transferred to the FileCalendar using iTunes (File Sharing).
    1. Follow the iTunes (File Sharing) instructions and upload multiple files simultaneously to FileCalendar from your computer to this application. The iPhone or iPad has to be connected with a USB Lightning cable to the PC or Mac.
    2. Go to FileCalendar on the iPad or iPhone
    3. Navigate to the 'Documents' folder in the 'Event' folder
    4. Click the + widget in the navigation bar to select the files in Inbox (file sharing).
  • How do I use files on other devices?

    To allow the use of files stored in FileCalendar on other devices, they must be made accessible there. Therefore, we recommend that you transfer your files to a cloud storage service.

    1. Open the file in FileCalendar
    2. Click the file sharing icon
    3. Click iCloud Drive, Dropboxor another Cloud Storage App.

    —> Note: The cloud storage app must be installed on the device

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  • How do I find my files?
    Find files that have already been attached to calendar appointments on your iPad or iPhone
    All file names, added contacts and even notes are searched in the 'Event Details'. Even notes are found if they are entered in the standard calendar. Click "All" to see all matches.
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  • How do I rename my files?
    1. Go to the event or open the file manager
    2. Click edit in the header
    3. Select a file
    4. Click on the left symbol in the footer line
    5. Change the name of the file
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  • Import backups (download event files)
    Step 1

    In FileCalendar, go to the desired event and then click on the + symbol.

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    Step 2

    Click on Browse.

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    Step 3

    Here you will find various sections and apps in which you have stored files. Select the corresponding app (in the picture: iCloud Drive) and then the folder with the saved Backup (in the picture: FileCalendar).

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    Step 4

    Click on the backup.

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    Step 5

    Click on Unzip and import to restore the files individually. If you do not unpack, the files remain in the zip folder after import.

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  • Lite Version
    FileCalendar Lite is aimed to try out this app on your device. Saving images and documents to events is limited. Adding contacts is unlimited.
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  • My events are not displayed completely. What should I do?

    Only active calendars are displayed in the FileCalendar. At the bottom of the home screen click on Calendar to enable or disable calendars.

    If the desired date can not be found, the following steps are required:

    1. Settings
    2. Mail, contacts, calendar
    3. Sync
    4. Activate: All events
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  • Notes
    Option 1

    You can enter notes which are synchronized with the default calendar.

    1. Select the event
    2. Click on Event Details in the footer
    3. Click Edit in the header
    4. Enter the note in the Notes field
    Option 2

    In the FileCalendar, several notes can be created for the event. These notes are stored device-based in the Notes folder and can be exchanged via file sharing like all files stored in the folders Pictures and Documents.

    1. Select the event.
    2. Click the Notes folder
    3. In the header, click the + symbol.
    4. Create the note.
    All notes can be dictated. To start the function, click on the microphone symbol in the keyboard.
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  • Privacy statement
    Personal rights are important to us. We have therefore developed a privacy statement that describes what data is collected, stored or forwarded through the use of the app. The full explanation can be found at https://filecalendar.com/privacystatement
    1. FileCalendar App / FileCalendar Lite App
    The FileCalendar is used on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

    In the FileCalendar documents, pictures, contacts and notes can be added to events. The app accesses the calendar (Apple Calendar). The user should allow access to the calendar. Under 'Settings / Privacy' the access can be activated and deactivated. Hence FileCalendar needs access to the calendar, if the Apple Calendar is disabled, the app will not work.
    Other calendars (such as the Google Calendar) can be connected to his device as well. In these cases, FileCalendar will also access these calendars.

    The saving of documents, pictures, contacts and notes to the calendar appointments, which the user adds to the FileCalendar, takes place exclusively locally on the respective iOS device. Technically required calendar information is also stored locally on the corresponding device for this process. Homburg & Schmidt UG (haftungsbeschränkt) has no access to this data.

    Calendar events that the user creates, changes or deletes in FileCalendar are automatically synchronized with corresponding calendars (eg Apple or Google). Homburg & Schmidt UG (haftungsbeschränkt) has no access to this data.

    The 'Info' page of the app is connected to our website https://filecalendar.com/how-to.html via secure SSL encryption. In this context, we point out that no cookies are stored on the info page (see Section A, No. 4 of our Privacy Policy). An integration of webfonts does not take place either (see section A, no. 6 of our Privacy Policy). As soon as the user clicks on the "info" button in the app, the connection to the page is set up, so that the operating instructions can be loaded and displayed on the info page. The connection to our website is made with Safari Browser. The WebKit of Apple Inc. was used for this. When you open the 'Info' page, information is stored in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically sends to us (see Section A, No. 5 of our Privacy Policy).

    If you send us a message by e-mail or via our contact form, the information you have given us will be stored in order to process the request and possible follow-up questions. These data will not be forwarded to third parties without your consent. Section A., No. 3 of our Privacy Policy applies mutatis mutandis.
    2. Privacy Policy for the Use of Crashlytics (Fabric)
    FileCalendar can send information to fabric to quickly identify and resolve causes that have caused an application to crash and errors. If the sending of the information by the user is allowed, also information about the use of the app (such as frequency and duration) will be forwarded. The data is collected using the tool crashlytics (https://fabric.io/kits/ios/crashlytics) provided by fabric (https://fabric.io/kits), a software development kit (SDK) of the Google LLC (formerly Google Inc.). The Services automatically collect certain information that does not personally identify End Users who access or use mobile applications that use the Services. This information includes, but is not limited to, device state information, unique device identifiers, device hardware and OS information, information relating to how an application functions, and the physical location of a device at the time of a crash.

    More information about privacy can be found here: https://fabric.io/privacy

    The transfer of information to crashlytics and fabric can be activated in the app under 'Info / options' (opt-in).

    The privacy policy of Crashlytics can be viewed here:
    https://try.crashlytics.com/terms/privacy-policy.pdf
    3. FileCalendar App - Beta Versions (Privacy Policy for the use of TestFlight)
    At the request of the user, beta versions can be tested in the App Store with TestFlight before they are released.

    TestFlight is an analytic service provided by Apple that allows app developers test their programs. As soon as the developer uploads his app to TestFlight, the service automatically distributes the app to the testers. The reports created by TestFlight are available to developers to improve their apps.

    During a test phase, it is occasionally offered to apply for participation in the test on our homepage. If you wish to apply for testing you have to enter your e-mail address, prename and surname in a contact form. After clicking on the „Take part in the test" button, we will receive this information as an e-mail and insert it into our account at TestFlight, so that the trial version can be distributed to you by TestFlight. TestFlight will send to you an invitation by e-mail. Participation is possible if you accept the invitation.

    Personal data collected: cookie, e-mail and usage data.
    Privacy Policy

    The information provided to us (email address, prename and surname) will be deleted after expiry of the test phase (maximum 90 days) from our TestFlight accounts by us.
    Privacy
  • Quick start guide
    Learn how the FileCalendar works: Save your first document to a calendar event in four steps. To do this, use an e-mail attachment:
    1. Search for an email with a document attached
    2. Touch the document and keep it selected until the share screen appears
    3. Upload the document to FileCalendar by touching the FileCalendar icon on the share screen
    4. Attach the document to a chosen event by selecting it in the displayed list
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  • Supported file types
    More than 20 frequent file types like docx, pptx, xlsx, key, numbers, pages, pfd, jpg, png, mp4, m4a, zip can be connected in the blink of an eye.
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  • Synchronization notes

    Your standard calendar events will be automatically synchronized with the FileCalendar. Please remember that all events deleted in the standard calendar will also be deleted in FileCalendar. Therefore we recommend you save your original files elsewhere.

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  • Weekly view

    Click on 7 in the header in order to start the week view. On the right side you will find the number of the week and the symbol with the three stripes. Click this symbol to get all the files of the week. There is also the weekly view available as a file.

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    To return to the home screen click on 31.

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  • Where can I find the built-in camera?

    A camera is availlable in the event folder Pictures. Photos and movies will be saved directly to the event.

    1. Select the event
    2. Click the Camera icon at the bottom (left).
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  • Where can I find the File Manager?

    The app has a File Manager which displays all attached event files. The following functions are available:

    • Preview files
    • Rename files
    • Send files
    • Delete files
    • Zip files
    • Filter files for documents, pictures and notes

    You will find the File Manager on the start page (click the top left icon).

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