Entrepreneur, executive, and investor; octo-dad; former Googler, now VP Product at

I have a client that uses Novell’s GroupWise (GroupWise!) and its one of those “we schedule it on your calendar and expect you to show up” shops, so I have to make reviewing GroupWise part of my workflow.

The OS X (Java-based) client is so painful, and my life already so organized around Apple’s iCal, that I found it much more convenient to aggregate GroupWise into iCal. Lacking the capability of exporting to iCalendar format, I wrote my own exporter that scrapes the “low-bandwidth” web interface and converts it, serving it up via an embedded web server.

GroupWise Exporter

I released it to a few people, but have never made the code broadly available. So, I’ll announce here that its available, and if anyone wants it, let me know and I’ll post it publicly.

(Just to clarify, this is not an April Fool’s joke.)

UPDATE: I’ve made this application publicly available.



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  1. Don Pointing #
    April 4, 2007

    I’d love to have a look at this Ben, I’ve got hundreds of GroupWise/Entourage/Mail-app users!

    Many thanks!

  2. Athar Rafiq #
    April 24, 2007

    I am a newbie at Java, but very frustrated with having to use Groupwise and will do anything to modify your code and allow most of us in the PeopleSoft team to import the calendar into our own iCal apps.

  3. May 9, 2007

    Would that timezone thing be fixable with an applescript or a folder action or something else hack-esque? Either way, looking forward to any updates.


  4. May 28, 2008


    I am also thrilled that you have an application that will export my GW to Ical but I live in Georgia and although I’m able to get my Ical to grasp the time change, all of my appointments get synced to my Iphone two hours later…

    Any help would be greatly appreciated

  5. Mike Haynes #
    July 29, 2008

    Could you create an app for a windows pc?

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