how to search mac calendar

How to Search Mac Calendar Events on OS X Yosemite

Mac Calendars are perfect for those of us who leave busy lives and like to take note of all the planned day to day appointments, tasks, social gatherings in one convenient place. It is a great way to stay ahead of the game and on top of everything.

Unlike the traditional paper calendars we use as an excuse to hang cute pictures of piglets on our kitchen walls, with Mac Calendars there is no space limitations and we are free to save as many daily events as we like, one every hour if you wish. This is perfect for forgetful peeps like me who hate dashing around last minuet and are forever turning up late to things. But of course the more you record on your calendar the more information you have to sieve through, which can be problem….

Say you are in a mega rush because you snoozed the alarm one too many times and you just remembered that you have an new job interview booked in this morning, but can’t remember where on earth it is being held…?! Instead of wasting time manually trawling through your countess calendar entries franticly looking for an familiar word, your can locate the event, date, time and location in an instant with your Macs clever in built spot light search feature…

how to search mac calendar

 

How To Search Your Calendar for an Event

If you are anything at all like me you will have added possibly hundreds of event and notes to your Calendar, while it’s great to do so they can easily get lost. Instead of manually searching for them day by day follow these simple steps to make thing a lot easier…!

1.) First and foremost you need to boot up your Mac calendar Application.

Usually you will find the Calendar icon quietly sitting in your Mac dock on your desktop. If it is not there then you can find it by either looking inside your Launchpad app.

Tip – If you are going to actively use your Mac calendar you need to put it somewhere convenient and easy access, I suggest storing it in your mac doc (if it is not there already of course). If you are not confident on how to do this please check out our article ‘How to add and remove Dock items on Mac’.

2) Once inside your Mac Calendar application you will notice a familiar search bar in the top right hand corner named ‘Search’.

3) Enter a keyword that might be related to your event and hit the enter button. The more specific you are with your keyword or phrase the more direct the result will be.

4) This clever search feature will automatically search through all of your saved events, and will whittle the results down to only provide the ones best matched to your search term.

5.) All the events which are returned containing your keyword will be displayed in a list. Browse through the list for the event you are hunting for. If you find it simply click on it to pull it up to reveal the information you need. However it the first search attempt proves fruitless simply go back to the search box and tap in a new search term clue.

Sophie

Sophie

Author at MacNerdy.com
Hi I'm Sophie, Chief Author at Macnerdy.com I'm a self proclaimed Mac Nerd and try and make it my job to know the latest tips and tricks for my readers. So whether you are a budding Mac geek, or a full blown enthusiast, I hope my guides can get you through smoothly 🙂
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Hi I'm Sophie, Chief Author at Macnerdy.com I'm a self proclaimed Mac Nerd and try and make it my job to know the latest tips and tricks for my readers. So whether you are a budding Mac geek, or a full blown enthusiast, I hope my guides can get you through smoothly :)