ICS, iCalendar File (.ics)

The ICS Misc file format

ICS is a global format for calendar files widely being utilized by various calendar and email programs including Google Calendar, Apple iCal, and Microsoft Outlook. These files enable users to share and publish information directly from their calendars over email or via uploading it to the world wide web. The recipients of such files can thus easily implement them into their own calendars or schedules.

Technical details of ICS files

Saved as plain text files, calendar information stored in ICS files comprises the information like the title, start time, end time, and an summary for the calendar event. Cancelling and updating an event is also supported when using teh ICS file format.

More information about the ICS file format

File extension .ics
File category Misc
Example file Download example.ics file (0.45 KiB)
Associated programs Microsoft Outlook 2013
Mozilla Sunbird
Microsoft Works
Useful links Click here to get detailed information on ICS files
Developer Internet Engineering Task Force Calendaring and Scheduling Working Group
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