Files with ics extension are calendar data in exchange format which is widely accepted in many personal information managers and e-mail clients such as Microsoft Outlook, or Apple iCal. It is an universal format for transporting calendar data and events from one program to another.
ICS file extension - iCalendar calendar file format (Microsoft Outlook, Apple iCal)
What is ics file? How to open ics files?
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File extension ics is mainly associated with Microsoft Outlook, a personal information manager, which is part of Microsoft Office, developed by Microsoft Corporation. But the ICS format is widely used by many other applications.
The ics file format is universal calendar format used by many other applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Apple iCal, Mozilla Sunbird, and Google Calendar.
It allows users to publish and share calendar data on internet. Other users can subscribe to published calendars and import events into their own calendars. The specifications for this format are described in RFC 2445.
The default software associated to ics file type:
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Microsoft Outlook is e-mail management tool and personal information manager distributed with Microsoft Office suite. Outlook integrates e-mail application, calendar, task manager, contact manager, note taking in to one application.
Microsoft Outlook is used as a stand-alone application and also can work with Microsoft Exchange Server and SharePoint Server.
The predecessor of Outlook was called Schedule+. The newest version is called Outlook 2016.
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Apple Calendar (iCal) is a personal calendar application bundled with Apple Mac OS X since 2002. Calendar was the first calendar application for Mac OS X to offer support for multiple calendars and the ability to publish/subscribe calendars to WebDAV server.
List of software applications associated to the .ics file extension
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that can be done with the file: like open ics file, edit ics file, convert ics file, view ics file, play ics file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
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- Open ics file
- Create ics file
- Import ics file
- Export ics file