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Old October 19th, 2012, 03:28 PM   #734 (permalink)
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My current thoughts on calendars:

I've used many calendar apps for varying lengths of time, and not found a single app that does everything I want (ex-Palm user with a pretty complex set of calendars). I've done a bit of streamlining, with the result that I'm now using "just" 4 calendar-related apps:

Business Calendar: I like the Agenda view (my most-used calendar view) better than other apps, and find event entry good - simple yet detailed. I don't use Month views much anyway, but this one is about the same as most. The distinctive feature, the "week" view with sliding "week" duration, I find provides a nice day view and works well out to 3-4 days, but with my calendar and screen gets a bit cramped when looking at longer periods (so as an actual week view isn't the best for me). But overall this is my most used calendar app.

PimlicalA:
very powerful, somewhat retro to look at, the "list" view doesn't work for me (big drawback as the Agenda view is the one I use most). But it's the app if I want to set complex, irregular repeats, so worth it to me for that alone. Also if I want to set a reminder for an event that belongs to an online calendar I don't have write access to, this app does it with no fuss (Business Calendar tells me I can do it if I make a copy, most others just don't offer the option). So while for most things I prefer the look & feel of Business Calendar, I use Pimlical when I need a little more power and flexibility.

Android Pro Widgets: I'm currently using for a scrolling agenda widget (has a month view too, but they don't interest me). I've also used Pure Calendar for a long time, which has the advantage of showing tasks too but I'm finding APW cleaner and more informative for events.

Calendar Snooze: Better reminder management than most calendar apps offer, and works with any calendar app (so no need to worry about how different apps handle notifications).

I also kept Calengoo for a long time, but while I like the way you switch between views and found all of the views OK, I also found that the other apps did the things I cared most about better, and in the end I just wasn't using it. Have never quite clicked with Jorte myself, though many recommend it. And many others I've tried but have only lasted a few minutes.

I still try new calendar apps every now and then though - hoping the find a single app that will do everything. But overall this set works well enough for me: the fact that technically the widget and notifications are handled by different apps doesn't bother me in practice. If something comes out with the power of Pimlical but a proper agenda view and a more modern look and feel I guess my quest will be over, but in the meanwhile I'll still be lurking this thread
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