Apple’s two Time Zone Support options for making appointments when traveling make no sense. Please help!
I would imagine like 99% of you who travel, the most logical way for me to use my calendar is as follows:
I’m at my office in Los Angeles planning a meeting in NYC for this Friday at 2pm. I enter the appointment in my calendar at 2pm this Friday. I land in NYC on Friday and my time updates from PST to EST, but my calendar appointment STAYS at 2pm.
Insanely, Apple calendar does not work this way and these are my two options:
1) Mentally calculate the time difference and enter that adjusted time in my calendar at the time I make my appointment. This is stupid on many levels as ALL of my appointments show the “wrong” time until I land.
2) Use Time Zone Support and remember to indicate which time zone I want on every appointment I enter. This solves the problem in a convoluted way, but for what purpose? I have to remember to do this each time and I have to look up the time zone for each city I travel to. And if I forget to do it each time, it creates an additional opportunity for error. And for what? Who benefits from the appointment time changing automatically?
Am I crazy to think that 99% of users are like me and if we put an appointment at 2pm on Friday, OF COURSE we mean 2pm local time whatever that local time is. Why won’t Apple make that the default option? Is there a workaround that I’m not seeing?