In iCloud, each Reminder is placed in a named list (called a "List" in the details dialog, and a "Calendar" in the context menu in iCal), but there seems to be no way to assign a reminder to an existing ("normal") iCal calendar (as there was with pre-iCloud "To Do" items).

Reminder calendar context menu in iCal

Is there a way to assign a Reminder to an existing iCal calendar?

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No. With iCloud and its supporting operating systems (iOS 5 and OS X 10.7.2), Apple has split the calendar stores on its online CalDAV servers to be either event-only, or task-only. Reminders sync to task-only calendars. See this Apple Support article for some details.

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    This is the same reason why you cannot sync reminders with Google Tasks, BTW. See Question 27480.
    – kopischke
    Oct 25, 2011 at 20:18
  • Does this also mean that one cannot drag a Reminder into a time slot on the calendar (as one used to be able to do)?
    – orome
    Oct 25, 2011 at 20:21
  • And (presumably) calling a Reminder list a "Calendar" in the iCal context menu is a bit of a bug.
    – orome
    Oct 25, 2011 at 20:23
  • Yup to both, though “bug” may be a bit harsh for the second one – I’d call it a UI glitch. Reminders have been shoehorned into iCal with the 10.7.2 upgrade, some rough edges are to be expected. Also keep in mind the terminology is only superficial; technically, both are calendars.
    – kopischke
    Oct 25, 2011 at 20:26

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