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Stock, whatever comes with the phone 69 17.16%
Pure Calendar 23 5.72%
Calwidget 11 2.74%
Agenda Widget 16 3.98%
Smooth Calendar 25 6.22%
QuickCalendarWidget 0 0%
Pure Calendar 6 1.49%
Pure Grid Calendar 11 2.74%
S2 Calendar 4 1.00%
Calendar Pad 16 3.98%
iRT Calendar 0 0%
Pocket Informant 25 6.22%
Business Calendar 57 14.18%
Gemini Calendar 12 2.99%
other 26 6.47%
PimlicalA 20 4.98%
Jorte 90 22.39%
Touch Calendar 24 5.97%
Calengoo 32 7.96%
Calendar Snooze 6 1.49%
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Old January 14th, 2011, 11:49 AM   #451 (permalink)
 
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CESD has said that he's not releasing it on the Market, yet, in order not to be flooded with thousands of enquiries. I believe he'll only do it when he irons out most of the bugs and feel comfortable doing so (news at 11, developers not rushing to grab $$$...) You can't imagine the immaturity of many of the users out there.

If you don't feel comfortable installing the APK this way and doing some beta testing, stay away from Pimlical/A for now.

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I don't believe Pimlical is in the Android market yet, it's only available via the link I posted above (click on Here Ya Go).

Lock, Pimlical is much more than just an 'upgrade to the calendar that came with my Android'. If you are unfamiliar with the product I can understand why you feel that way, however, for those of us who have complicated schedules, Datebk3/4/5/6 and now Pimlical are essential pieces of our workday, and well worth the $4.95 (right now, but that will go up). You don't want or need the features then there are plenty of cheap or free alternatives.
For the record I was refering to Caledgoo..not Pimlical. I have never used Pimlical, but maybe I will give it a try.

I did not mean to dump on Calendgoo..its a decent program, just not worth the amount they are charging for it. IMHO
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I have tried several of these apps looking for a decent calendar. I found Jorte. I really like it. Has tons of widget options as well as font type and color choices. Just what I was looking for. I have only used it one day, but so far no bugs that I can see.
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I needed an app which worked like Microsoft Outlook, but on my phone. When I found Touchdown to be more of a mobile Microsoft Outlook system, I was quite pleased...

A nice bonus is that color schemes are followed between Outlook and Touchdown's calendar. I color code all of my calendared items to differentiate between travel time, prep time, meetings, placeholders, and unscheduled tasks. Touchdown nicely mirrors this color system, although in different colors...

The only drawback, albeit slight, is the $20 price tag.
Touchdown! Score!
$20? No problem. It may save what little hair I have left after days of researching trying find a darn program that could do what outlook does for me on my desktop, and on my old palmpilots.

I'm a new HTC Incredible user and old palm user, and did not anticipate this being so difficult. I find it odd that I was reading separate threads for task lists, calendars, contacts, email, etc. Instead of their being integrated productivity suites for the androids. I get that outlook is bland and boring as all get-out but I don't need flashy, I just need an easy to use intuitive, productive, basic set of contact/task/calendar/email set-up. And I realize some of my frustration is just being new to this platform.

So Touchdown syncs locally with my desktop Outlook program and presents a non google based calendar on the smartphone?

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I just got an Incredible and Outlook 2k3 syncs with it just fine, but the reminder isn't loud or long enough. Is there way to fix that (I've already cranked up the volume in the settings)?

I have a pretty hectic schedule and really rely on the reminders, so is there a better/louder calendar? It'd be nice if it just synced with outlook, but I'm willing to sync outlook to google calendar if it means I'll actually hear my reminders. Also I really need to be able to schedule things to occur every 2 weeks. I hope that isn't too much to ask.

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So Touchdown syncs locally with my desktop Outlook program and presents a non google based calendar on the smartphone?
,Sadly, no. It only syncs via an exchange server. Youd need to sign up for a service like that for $ 6 or more per month. I was ready to do that, but I decided to try the touchdown 30 day trial first, using it without sync.it was buggy in that mode and the developer told me that was as expected without syncing. That gave me cold feet. So I Got my phone explorer to sync the android calendar directly to outlook. See syncdroid.net for a great list of options.

For the record, I ended up not using outlook much anymore and switching to mostly using google calendar from my computer.
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I have a pretty hectic schedule and really rely on the reminders, so is there a better/louder calendar?
See if Missed Calls help...?

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I just got an Incredible and Outlook 2k3 syncs with it just fine, but the reminder isn't loud or long enough. Is there way to fix that (I've already cranked up the volume in the settings)?

I have a pretty hectic schedule and really rely on the reminders, so is there a better/louder calendar? It'd be nice if it just synced with outlook, but I'm willing to sync outlook to google calendar if it means I'll actually hear my reminders. Also I really need to be able to schedule things to occur every 2 weeks. I hope that isn't too much to ask.

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Found "Talking Calendar" on verizon's website (or www.pwnwithyourphone.com). It's an add0on to the existing calendar and it gets the job done. It's a little annoying, but you'll hear your notifications for sure.
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Hi all, my needs seem slightly different from most of you. I don't necessarily need a very powerful front end to manage my GCal, I just need GCal to work correctly.

Am I the only one who's experiencing weird things like events repeating on the wrong days or certain events being listed at the wrong time on my droid even though they're listed at the right time on my PC? Also, the fact that Google wants me to rsvp to events that I create myself is perplexing. If anyone has any explanations for this stuff I'd be sooo thankful, as it looks like I'm pretty much stuck using GCal.

Thanks in advance for any help!
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,Sadly, no. It only syncs via an exchange server. Youd need to sign up for a service like that for $ 6 or more per month. I was ready to do that, but I decided to try the touchdown 30 day trial first, using it without sync.it was buggy in that mode and the developer told me that was as expected without syncing.
Thanks. I really wish there were better options for outlook integration as most that I have contact with in the business world use it exclusively enterprise wide. Being able to interact with these folks on a common platform is very desirable.

I tried one of the calendars that use the google calendar as the backbone, and have used google calendar itself, but these have reliability issues as well. Not to mention I'd really like an integrated suite of productivity tools designed to work together. I know it's fashionable to bash the mundane outlook and related suite products, but it works pretty darn well for business.

In a desperate attempt to get my contacts and calendar events over to my Inc I used 'myphone explorer' last night. I made certain I had the right options selected but it transferred some of the appointments to the wrong day, didn't transfer any of my email only contacts, and changed the name sequence on some contacts. I made a print out of the contacts and calendar off my desktop outlook and am manually going through each one on the phone and checking it. I just don't trust this system.

I simply cannot miss appointments or have screwed up contacts in my line of work (suspect that's the same for many people), and I can't have a management system that I can't trust.

It's frustrating as heck because I really like the Inc and several things about the Android OS, but I need the device to do the business basics first and foremost.

Sorry about that, just venting I guess.

Is there a complete non-outlook productivity suite that works on the desktop and the Inc (looks and functions the same) that will sync reliably, preferably with a local only sync option?

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I'm looking into purchasing my first Droid. I've been a semi-long-time Palm user.

As Andy says (above me), the way Palm works is pretty efficient -- one app, with everything integrated, and a desktop client. You manually synch to get the info to the phone (which becomes like a far-more-functional giant flashdrive).

I understand if I use the default calendar info that there is no manual synching - it's all done instantly. However, if I were to use a 3rd party app, how would that work? Is there the option for manual synching for those types of apps?

Sorry for the newbie-like question; it's the biggest learning curve/change I have to make to my understanding of the Droid (and, apparently, other smartphones).
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In a desperate attempt to get my contacts and calendar events over to my Inc I used 'myphone explorer' last night. I made certain I had the right options selected but it transferred some of the appointments to the wrong day, didn't transfer any of my email only contacts, and changed the name sequence on some contacts. I made a print out of the contacts and calendar off my desktop outlook and am manually going through each one on the phone and checking it. I just don't trust this system.
my friend is going android and i was going to suggest her to use myphoneexplorer... makes me wonder if it's a good idea...

have you raised the issue at her forum and if you've got any response?
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@CJPalermo21: Most of the solutions work by syncing with Google Calendar, which in turn syncs with Android Calendar.

For local sync, check out Home | syncdroid.net - because Androids need a good Outlook sync
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I have been using CalendarGoo for a few weeks and quite like it, but there is no way it is worth $6.
Are you serious?? If you like the product, $6 is nothing! That's the price of a sandwich.

I've been using Touch Calendar Beta and I LOVE IT! You view the calendar like Google Maps. Pinch to zoom in and out. It's free, everyone should try it.

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Grrr, I am pulling my hair out trying to find the best calendar to be sync with iCal on my Mac. I cannot get gmail to work! Any suggestions?
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Grrr, I am pulling my hair out trying to find the best calendar to be sync with iCal on my Mac. I cannot get gmail to work! Any suggestions?
Here is a way to make iCal one with google calendar.
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The android app Calendar Pad has been upgraded, and it has also fixed the "weird silver line" on N1.

The developers has also released a "pro" version, with color customization and Calendar settings. Not sure whether I'll by it or not, but even without the Pro the upgrade seems to be great.
The app also now has a replacement for the standard day view that you can choose to use or not: the whole day fits on one screen, with blocks from 00-06, 06-09, 09-12, 12-15, 15-18, and 18-24. Events are shown as vertical lines along the left side, labeled with start and end times; all-day events appear at the top on the right side. It's a much more useful organization than the native view that has one-hour blocks and requires scrolling to see the whole day.



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Chrs, I did this step several times, and still no luck. I made sure I am using the correct calendar in my phone..... I refreshed both computer and phone... Not sure what else to check.
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OK, now I can get the phone to go to iCal, but iCal will not talk to the phone. Is this normal?
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For those that don't like enterting dates and times into the calender, I use GVENT.

It's not an android app, but a google calender tool. I add my cell number to my google calender.

Then i can simply send a text to GVENT(48368) with the appointment and it figures out the date.

I just hit the mic on my keyboard and say, "Meeting next thursday 8am with john". Gvent will figure out what the date is, add to my calender and send me a confirming text.

I use it every day.
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CESD just mentioned that a 2.1 version is now available for Pimlical/A.

Edit: I meant a version that works with Android 2.0/2.1. The original version only works with Android 2.2+
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CESD just mentioned that a 2.1 version is now available for Pimlical/A.

Edit: I meant a version that works with Android 2.0/2.1. The original version only works with Android 2.2+
The 2.1 Pimlical came out one week too late for me. I bought Calengoo last week when the beta version expired and I don't want to mess around with my calendars anymore.

Just for comparison sake, $6 for calengoo or $5 for pimlical/A is very reasonable. I think I paid about $15 for Datebk5 10 years ago and Datebk6 is still selling for $27 now.

The only thing I would note is that I am glad I had a chance to fully test out Calengoo beta before buying. Currently, you cannot test out Calengoo or Pimlical before buying it. I have suggested to the Calengoo developer to come up with some limited version (eg allow full features but blank out certain days of the week) to give new users a chance to try before buy. Datebk used to allow a 30 day free trial before you had to buy.
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If your company used Exchange, then synching your Outlook calendar and contacts should be easy. Worse case scenerio you have to pay the $20 for Touchdown Exchange.

I use my google calendar for personal events and Exchange for business events. Both synch just fine and I display all the events on one calendar widget - Android Agenda Widget.

Not only this, but I use Sage ACT to track my business clients and calendar. I have it set up to automatically sync with Outlook on my work computer every 10 minutes. Every client, meeting, and To-Do is synced with the Exchange server and therefore automatically updated on my Android calendar.

All this works great and I have zero issues. I do use Touchdown Exchange to sync since I got it for free from Motorola prior to the 2.2 update. Perhaps this is what is really making it all work correctly (vs just using the stock Corporate Sync program). But I don't have any issues and it is a relatively complex system of multiple programs syncing with one another.
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Hi all, my needs seem slightly different from most of you. I don't necessarily need a very powerful front end to manage my GCal, I just need GCal to work correctly.

Am I the only one who's experiencing weird things like events repeating on the wrong days or certain events being listed at the wrong time on my droid even though they're listed at the right time on my PC? Also, the fact that Google wants me to rsvp to events that I create myself is perplexing. If anyone has any explanations for this stuff I'd be sooo thankful, as it looks like I'm pretty much stuck using GCal.

Thanks in advance for any help!
Not to be obnoxious, but seriously? No one else has experienced these things? I've googled and can't find anything related to the problems I'm having but it's hard for me to believe that I'm the only person Google Calendar is screwing with. I switched to Business Calendar Beta but still experiencing the same things.

Just about daily I check my calendar and see that google has duplicated an event, repeated an event on the wrong day, stopped repeating an event, etc. It's driving me crazy!

I feel like the likelihood of getting a response from Google is pretty low, so I'm kind of at a loss as to what to do.
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I experienced some problems like that. Some seemed to be particular to particular calendars, but most of those calendars were lousy in other ways too, so I never bothered to try to troubleshoot in detail. I'm now using calengoo, syncing directly, not through the android calendar, and I'm having zero problems even with a complex calendar with different kinds of repeats etc. One of the good things about Calengoo is that there is a developer you can ask if you have problems, and he is very helpful and responsive.
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Thought I'd check in again. I'm using beta of Pocket Informant, also sprung for PimlicalA after reading raves about it (no free trial available, wasn't even in Market, had to buy from website). I'm not in love with either of them; PI is nowhere as flexible as it was for PocketPC (it is in beta), with inability to create certain kinds of repeating appointments (say, 3rd Wednesday of each month). PimlicalA is a bit of a puzzle to me; not much documentation, took a while to figure out how to generate a task (and I'm still not sure I'm doing it completely correctly). I dropped Jorte; may redownload it, it was pretty good. (am having space problems on my Droid...10% internal memory, 30% memory card left. Anyone know what is too little to leave?)
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calengoo can definitely do third Wednesday of each month. For a while I thought that two betas--calengoo and PI --were running neck and neck,but it seemed to me that calengoo pulled ahead...partly because it runs much faster with my many years of many events loaded, where is that really bogged down PI.
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Finally somebody made event input simple. I hate the keyboard on my phone. ClickCal actually allows you to snap a photo with your phone and use it as an event. Pretty simple. Lacks an agenda view though. But it's a free app.
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ClickCal actually allows you to snap a photo with your phone and use it as an event.
To explain what that means: you take a photo of an invitation you have on a piece of paper, or an appointment card, and it is supposed to recognize the text, and figure out what goes in what field to make it an event in your calendar.

(I haven't tried, so I don't know how well it works, but I wanted to add an explanation of what this is all about. When I first read the description I wasn't sure how you would turn a photograph of a person or a tree to a calendar event.)
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To explain what that means: you take a photo of an invitation you have on a piece of paper, or an appointment card, and it is supposed to recognize the text, and figure out what goes in what field to make it an event in your calendar.

(I haven't tried, so I don't know how well it works, but I wanted to add an explanation of what this is all about. When I first read the description I wasn't sure how you would turn a photograph of a person or a tree to a calendar event.)
Sounds like those apps which scan a business card and turn the data into contact entries adapted.
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Because I have had Calengoo set up working the way I want, I have not needed to go into my settings for several weeks. In the meantime, there have been 3 or 4 updates. Yesterday, I checked out some of the new features. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the tasks (which sync with google) can now be set up with a due date and the task will show up on the calendar. If the due date is past and you do not check off the task, it will automatically move to the current date. For those of you familiar with Datebk, this is similar to "floating events". This is a very very nice feature to have and probably the only reason I would still consider switching to Pimlical. I have been very impressed with how the calengoo developer keeps improving the app after the beta (not just fixing bugs, but adding substantial features).
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Thought I'd check in again. I'm using beta of Pocket Informant, also sprung for PimlicalA after reading raves about it (no free trial available, wasn't even in Market, had to buy from website). I'm not in love with either of them; PI is nowhere as flexible as it was for PocketPC (it is in beta), with inability to create certain kinds of repeating appointments (say, 3rd Wednesday of each month). PimlicalA is a bit of a puzzle to me; not much documentation, took a while to figure out how to generate a task (and I'm still not sure I'm doing it completely correctly). I dropped Jorte; may redownload it, it was pretty good. (am having space problems on my Droid...10% internal memory, 30% memory card left. Anyone know what is too little to leave?)
I have not tested Pimlical/A because initially it was only available for 2.1 and I have since adopted calengoo. I think that pimlical/A is still really in the testing stage and is not yet on the Android market. At this point it is really only marketed to the long time Datebk and Pimlical/desktop users who have switched to android. Judging by his other products, I would not be surprised if CESD will eventually come out with a 100 page manual for Pimlical/A.

PS. I finally ran out of internal phone memory today. It just snuck up on me. I did not notice any performance loss. When I tried to update one of the games, the phone advised that I had run out of room. I just deleted some of the unnecessary apps to create some breathing room.
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Sounds like those apps which scan a business card and turn the data into contact entries adapted.
Yes. unfortunately it wouldn't even run for me...force close on startup. That's a Droid X. Maybe it works on other phones?
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I've found that so far, Jorte does most of what i want, as i hate the "once it's there, you can't delete it" mess of the stock calendar. However, i somehow missed that i can't add repeating events (like birthdays) to Jorte. There's no way that i want to deal with re-importing the stock calendar, since that would replace all the extraneous junk that i don't want on there. And yeah, i tried the others that have been mentioned here, but i might have to try them again even though there were things i found lacking in each. It would be nice to have something with the basic functions to add repeating events and delete unneeded ones.
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You can create repeating events in Jorte. Tap on a day to create a new event. Then either scroll down the top part of the new event dialog, or dismiss the keyboard. When you scroll down, you will see fields for Calendar, Repetition and Reminders.
The options for repetition are Daily, Weekly, Monthly (by day or by date) and Yearly. One thing people miss is the ability to put in bi-weekly repeating events.
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Are you serious?? If you like the product, $6 is nothing! That's the price of a sandwich.

I've been using Touch Calendar Beta and I LOVE IT! You view the calendar like Google Maps. Pinch to zoom in and out. It's free, everyone should try it.

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And not being able to enter a reminder period of my choice sucks too - 1, 2, 3 and 12 hours & 1, 2 and 7 days are not sufficient (and why did they think that "24 hours" was better terminology than "1 day"?). There are plenty of times I want a reminder of 6 hours, 3 days or 15 minutes.

Are there any apps/widgets that address those two annoyances?
Sure: Calendar Snooze. I use it every days because of great reminder-snooze capabilities.
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OK ,
I have been searching for a way to get my evo calender to have a longer reminder of 1 week or 2 weeks for events. Are there any apps out on the market that will allow me to simply set a reminder to 1-99 Min, Hours or Days before an event, like I was able to on my palm Treo? I find it hard to believe that a simply feature like setting a customizable reminders has not found its way to the android market for the HTC EVO. I don't know if it is the phone that is limited But this SUX.

I have read about the snooze apps, but if I want to schedule an event and have a reminder set to remind me 45 days before, then once that day comes, change it to 30 days, 15 days leading up to the event, I don't see how a snooze feature can help me.. Outside of setting up multiple events 45, 30 and 15 days out how, is there an app that I can accomplish setting reminders that is customizable?

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y2kindyz, calengoo allows you to set up multiple reminders for a single event and you can use 0 - 999 minutes, hours or days.
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Tap on a day to create a new event. Then either scroll down the top part of the new event dialog, or dismiss the keyboard. When you scroll down, you will see fields for Calendar, Repetition and Reminders.
That only shows up (both to add and to see) if i change the calendar to Google Calendar, and i'd really rather not have to use that or synch every time. I guess i'll try emailing the developer to see if it's possible to make that an option. Thanks, though.

I might also see if i can give Calengoo or some of the others another chance.
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Not to be obnoxious, but seriously? No one else has experienced these things? I've googled and can't find anything related to the problems I'm having but it's hard for me to believe that I'm the only person Google Calendar is screwing with. I switched to Business Calendar Beta but still experiencing the same things.

Just about daily I check my calendar and see that google has duplicated an event, repeated an event on the wrong day, stopped repeating an event, etc. It's driving me crazy!

I feel like the likelihood of getting a response from Google is pretty low, so I'm kind of at a loss as to what to do.
In all honesty your phone or sync settings probably just have issues. Do a factory reset and try again. What phone are you using? Are you rooted?

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Haha nice, glad you like it. I put it on the dockbar of ADW Launcher, I like it so much. Definite must-have!
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AnCal is Calendar application for Android-powered phones.

Calendar software is often called Personal Information Manager (PIM). AnCal as a PIM software, helps individuals to keep organized everyday.

AnCal stores yours appointments, tasks and notes, which you can easily add and edit. You can also set alarms for selected items and see day, week and month reports of your appointments.
I remember this, it's the pioneer of alternative calendar program on Android. However, AFAIK, the author didn't update it for some time and at last released the source codes (ancal - Project Hosting on Google Code), which hasn't yet garnered much activity/support thus far.

And it doesn't use the built-in database.
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Does Pimlical have a widget. I had Jorte but I wasn't crazy about the look and feel of the widget. I want a decent effin' widget.
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Does Pimlical have a widget. I had Jorte but I wasn't crazy about the look and feel of the widget. I want a decent effin' widget.
Not yet. I'm using Pure Calendar Widget, it works well. I don't use it to do anything, however, just to look. I've got the widget and the Pimlical icon set on the same screen, so I can view my week and click on the icon if I want to change anything.
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Just some statistics...

  • Jorte (free): >250,000 downloads, 37160 ratings (4.52 average)
  • Pimlical ($4.95): Unknown, not available on Market (yet)
  • CalenGoo ($6.21): 5,000-10,000 downloads, 394 ratings (4.58 average)
  • Business Calendar Beta (free): 50,000-250,000 downloads, 3230 ratings (4.54 average)
  • Pocket Informant Beta (free): 10,000-50,000 downloads, 514 ratings (4.00 average)

I expect Business Calendar and Pocket Informant will become paid apps once they got past the Beta period, and that CESD will raise the price of Pimlical when it hits the Market.

I wonder if there's enough market for all these...?
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I ended up going with companion link. So far, it seems to accurately sync my outlooks contacts, tasks, calendar, and notes. Works local only, on the exchange, or on the cloud, usb or wifi.

Cost $40 but I didn't know what else to do as I need this phone to work in the business world. The phone is an entertainment powerhouse but I need to do business first and foremost, and everybody I work with uses the msoutlook integrated PIM platforms.

The graphics on companionlink are very basic and mundane compared to some of the other calendar overlay options that link with the google calendar, but I need practical and efficient before flashy. The layout of the companionlink calendar and contacts screens is more intuitive than the stock HTC program.

I did have a tech support question when I was on the trial period and emailed the contact addy on their website on a Sunday morning, expecting a reply the next business day. I got a reply with the information I needed a couple of hours later that Sunday afternoon.


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Thanks. I really wish there were better options for outlook integration as most that I have contact with in the business world use it exclusively enterprise wide. Being able to interact with these folks on a common platform is very desirable.

I tried one of the calendars that use the google calendar as the backbone, and have used google calendar itself, but these have reliability issues as well. Not to mention I'd really like an integrated suite of productivity tools designed to work together. I know it's fashionable to bash the mundane outlook and related suite products, but it works pretty darn well for business.

In a desperate attempt to get my contacts and calendar events over to my Inc I used 'myphone explorer' last night. I made certain I had the right options selected but it transferred some of the appointments to the wrong day, didn't transfer any of my email only contacts, and changed the name sequence on some contacts. I made a print out of the contacts and calendar off my desktop outlook and am manually going through each one on the phone and checking it. I just don't trust this system.

I simply cannot miss appointments or have screwed up contacts in my line of work (suspect that's the same for many people), and I can't have a management system that I can't trust.

It's frustrating as heck because I really like the Inc and several things about the Android OS, but I need the device to do the business basics first and foremost.

Sorry about that, just venting I guess.

Is there a complete non-outlook productivity suite that works on the desktop and the Inc (looks and functions the same) that will sync reliably, preferably with a local only sync option?

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I am looking for an android app that would take both my corporate MS Exchange Server and my personal gmail account credentials and would synchronise the Calendar events between these two. This way, I could have all my appointments (personal & corporate) in one place and I could be able to view them through the standard stock android calendar.

All of the solutions mentioned here do either 1) retrieve calendar events from MS Exchange (Touchdown), or 2) use Outlook to port corporate events to Gmail (Companionlink). I want what 1) does but with the additional step of syncing the events with google calendar.

I cannot use 2) and install any computer software like Companionlink or MyPhoneExplorer in my company laptop due to security descriptions. Plus, an over-the-air solution like the one I mentioned above would also keep me up-to-date when away from office.

I know that I could buy Touchdown and then buy another android app that has the ability to view combined calendars (Exchange & gmail), like Pure Grid, but this solution would be an overkill for my initial purpose.

Thanks a lot !
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I am looking for an android app that would take both my corporate MS Exchange Server and my personal gmail account credentials and would synchronise the Calendar events between these two. This way, I could have all my appointments (personal & corporate) in one place and I could be able to view them through the standard stock android calendar.

All of the solutions mentioned here do either 1) retrieve calendar events from MS Exchange (Touchdown), or 2) use Outlook to port corporate events to Gmail (Companionlink). I want what 1) does but with the additional step of syncing the events with google calendar.

I cannot use 2) and install any computer software like Companionlink or MyPhoneExplorer in my company laptop due to security descriptions. Plus, an over-the-air solution like the one I mentioned above would also keep me up-to-date when away from office.

I know that I could buy Touchdown and then buy another android app that has the ability to view combined calendars (Exchange & gmail), like Pure Grid, but this solution would be an overkill for my initial purpose.

Thanks a lot !
Why don't you just add an exchange account? The stock Froyo exchange support will show your calendar.
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Why don't you just add an exchange account? The stock Froyo exchange support will show your calendar.
Thanks for the reply and good morning. I don't have Froyo in my devices yet (Zte Blade, Xperia x10), if I did would Froyo provide a calendar widget that would incorporate both Exchange and google Calendar? Just as it happens in HTC Desire?

My goal is to have ONE Calendar displaying events from ALL sources.
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I just snagged Touch Calendar today, and I am blown away by how amazing it is.
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