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View Poll Results: What's your favorite calendar app? (Note: multiple choice ok)
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 February 25th, 2012, 01:54 PM   #701 (permalink)
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I don't ask much.....- COLOR CODING. I want to be able to see at a glance whether it is my husband, my son, my daughter, me or the family that has something coming up....
I do that in calengoo...works well.

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I've gone for a combination of
Calendroid - as main calendar app - like the stock app but with added features and not too busy or small a display with other rated apps seem to suffer with
Quick Calendar widget - easy access to upcoming appointments

I also use the Smooth Calendar widget to display the current day (1x1 size) and as a shortcut to Calendroid.
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I do that in calengoo...works well.
Many calendars (I use Gemini Calendar) support different colors from different Google calendars. But no Android calendars to my knowledge support coloring within a single calendar. The calengoo web page explains that this is because Google has not yet released a programmer interface for this functionality

http://calengoo.dgunia.de/Start.html
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I use Checkmark All_in_one Calendar and liked it a lot. It has lots of functionality which are not available in other calendars. Plus, it also integrates with Checkmark To Do List App, which is a nice to do list | task app to have in the market.
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Not sure if this request would be a Calendar app or a Contact app; but I'm looking for the ability to, within the Phone Contacts, to set an appointment for someone who called (or any contact) and have it show up on the Calendar. I'm also using PHONE only; no Google linking.

IE: Look at a Contact and see that there are appointments/times/events for them; displayed also in the calendar.

Is there "something" that does anything like this? I have the Galaxy S2 (white!)
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Quote: [to set an appointment for someone who called (or any contact) and have it show up on the Calendar. I'm also using PHONE only; no Google linking]

DejaOffice does half of your request. From within DejaContacts you can set an appointment, and it inserts the contact info in the appointment. It does not look like it links any info to the contact, but it shows up quite eligently in DejaCalendar. Hope this helps.
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Gemini Calendar will set an appt from your Contacts & automatically fill in the address & note field. Gemini (get the paid version) is the best IMHO. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gemini.calendarhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gemini.calendar
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Many calendars (I use Gemini Calendar) support different colors from different Google calendars. But no Android calendars to my knowledge support coloring within a single calendar. The calengoo web page explains that this is because Google has not yet released a programmer interface for this functionality

http://calengoo.dgunia.de/Start.html
http://www.calengoo.com/docs/pagecalendars/pagecalendars.html
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Google’s new “Color Code” function to change colors of single events is not supported yet, because Google released a way to retrieve these colors only a few weeks ago. But it will be added soon.
Anyone know when this might have been written? At least not before May 2011, because that is when the desktop version got the color codes (officially "Color Coded Events").

I'd even take a read-only calendar if I just could get the color codes to show up. My main use are school timetables, so making a new calendar for every course is just messy. I guess next best thing would be to name the calendar by its color, but it still complicates things from the desktop use point of view.
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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.
Is this still true? New Android user from the Palm world here and I'm trying to decide on a calendar app. I loved my DtBk. I think I have it narrowed down to Pimlical or Calengoo but I need to know if there is any option for a trial version of Calengoo to see if it works for me. I am more than happy to pay--just not until I know it does what I need. I'm not so concerned about testing out Pimlical because I used DtBk for years.
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Is this still true? New Android user from the Palm world here and I'm trying to decide on a calendar app. I loved my DtBk. I think I have it narrowed down to Pimlical or Calengoo but I need to know if there is any option for a trial version of Calengoo to see if it works for me. I am more than happy to pay--just not until I know it does what I need. I'm not so concerned about testing out Pimlical because I used DtBk for years.
As a long time Palm user (1999-2009) I settled on Calengoo (never tried Pimlical for Android though). Calengoo is pretty close to DateBk. It is robust in features so it can take some time setting up.

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Okay, that's helpful. If it takes some time to set up, it tells me that it must have some of the stuff I need. :-)
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just found a new free calender called acalender on google play. great widget with everything u want to see at a glance. i'm not a power user of a calender but good for day-to-day management
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Is there any calendar out there or something on Google calendar I may have missed that will link up a calendar item with a person in my contact list? I've tried using the "participant" box to see if it would work, but I wasn't successful.

Any idea on how I could do this?

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Is there any calendar out there or something on Google calendar I may have missed that will link up a calendar item with a person in my contact list? I've tried using the "participant" box to see if it would work, but I wasn't successful.

Any idea on how I could do this?

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Gemini Calendar (free or paid version) lets you associate an address book entry with an appointment via its "add special" menu option. It is not clear to me whether this is what you are asking about.

The paid version of Gemini Calendar also does something which no other android calendar (to my knowledge) can do: it lets you move an appointment to a different Google Calendar.
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I've had now several times a syncing problem with Jorte:

The events appear in the web GCalendar at correct dates and places, but they do not update to Jorte no matter how many times I try to refresh. Renaming, or moving does not bring them "alive". Hard to say, but this problem seems to occur after moving the events in web-GCalendar. After that, they just keep their original date at Jorte while web-GCalendar shows them correctly.

Doesn't appear to be an issue with Jorte though because stock calendar does the same thing.
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If all else fails you can delete your Calendar Storage data, which will force a resync. The only problem is that any appointments that have been maintained on your phone but not synced to the cloud will be lost, though there are apps that will let you backup your phone's calendar first.
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That helps... until I again do some modifications (i.e. simply deleting or moving events) in the web calendar and then these "ghost" events start reoccurring again. And like I said, same happens with the stock cal, but I guess still could be some issue related to Jorte?
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Not sure what to tell you unfortunately...rebuilding my Calendar Storage data fixed my sync issues.
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The stock calendar app on my phone it 100% completely perfect. Almost.

The one thing the stock calendar does not do--that I need desperately--is copy (duplicate) an event. It will change an event from one-time to recurring. However, I have some appointments that I make every week, but the time and/or day change almost every week.

After downloading and testing 6 or 7 calendar apps, I decided that Jorte works best for me. I use Jorte ONLY to copy an event. For all of my other calendar needs, I use either the stock app or Google Calendar online.
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im still using gocalendar... maybe bec imma fan of go dev? im using all their apps... lol
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Now I have not had a single "ghost" event for couple of weeks at least. I have not changed anything, Jorte has not been updated either. Reeks of some obscure bug somewhere, I hope it won't reappear.
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I thought it worth mentioning that Pimlical has just introduced new versions with 2 very critical improvements, particularly for Palm refugees that would rather not deal with Google (although it still handles Google calendars).

First, it finally has it's own data base. This means that you can have as much of a time window as you want, including years of calendars, stored locally on your handheld. It also means it is better able to fully utilize all of it's own Calendar features which Google's apis may not be as well suited for.

Second, the desktop for Windows provides direct USB sync with a palm-style conduit that is very fast and very efficient. If you want to mix in Google Calandars as well as local calendars, you can, but if you want just local USB sync directy to your computer, this works like a dream. Companion Link is very good and I've been using it for a year now, but this is the first USB sync I have used with Android that didn't make me cover my eyes until it was over.

It is still only a calendar (will sync floats or tasks if they are on the calendar), but with the Android app having it's own database, I think syncing the other PIMs will come along eventually.

I have just switched back to it from Calengoo and it is lovely on my Samsung Galaxy Player 5.

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I've been using S2 Calendar for years. It now claims to be compatible with ICS, and it does run under CM9 on my HP TouchPad. However, it does not run on my Samsung Galaxy S III. The app crashes whenever I attempt to change the widget's settings. I'm getting tired of sending reports that are not being acted upon. I've even told the developer that I'll buy the widget if he fixes it, but he still hasn't done anything that I can see.

Does anyone know where I can find a 2x1 monthly calendar widget that will sync with my Google calendar?

I've tried Jorte but find it to be too difficult to use, mostly because it will not change the date color for all day events. At least it won't do this without having to create an entirely new "Jorte" calendar.

My work schedule rotates and it's so much easier to see colored dates on a 2x1 monthly widget than any other method I've tried. I also don't need an agenda view, since I don't make many appointments.

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Does Pimlical synch with Google calendar without having to purchase the desktop version? I have the Droid X and use Google Calendar on my desktop? Also how accurate is the voice activation? I am currently a Calangoo user and would like a more updated calendar and something with a reminder.

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Pimlical does sync with google calendar without the desktop version. Not sure I understand about reminders though - I know you can set those using Calengoo (I handle calendar reminders using Calendar Snooze anyway, so don't know much about the reminders produced by different calendar apps).

Can't comment on voice activation I'm afraid.
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I was a jorte calender user up till two weeks ago when my daughter showed me her
aCalendar - Android Calendar going to be giving it a months try and will most likely keep it,I really like it.
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Im a fan of Business Calendar, but one feature which all calendar apps seem to lack is being able to categorise and colour events which is something I do on Outlook all the time. I know you can get colours from multiple calendars but I only need one calendar.
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I've tried tons and the only one I've ever really liked is the calendar widget that comes with Launcher Pro Plus. It's only a couple dollars for the pro version and the calendar is totally worth it.
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I find the stock calendar on my GS3 is very nice. I like the side tabs the t p opp out that allow switching to a different view (daily, week, etc)
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I am missing DigiCal in the list. It has a great UI, it looks clean, simple and beautiful on my screen.
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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.

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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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Not sure this is the right place to ask, but I have spent some time looking and there appears to be a good deal of experience of calendar apps on this thread, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

I am currently using the standard calendar on my Galaxy S2, and Calendar Snooze, a great app. The calendar does a lot of things but it doesn't show a "blocked out" day very well.

I need a calendar that will sync with Google, in which I can book out an entire day in a way that makes it obvious if I try to put something else in on that day (from it's web site, calengoo appears to do this quite well - do others?).

But I also need it to be able to book out multiple days - a week's holiday for example - a show that in a similar way. Does anyone know of any apps that can do that?

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Old December 19th, 2012, 11:51 AM   #736 (permalink)
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Could you work around it by scheduling an appointment that runs from 12:01a to 11:59p? Not ideal, but it's something, if blocking out days is a high priority.
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Could you work around it by scheduling an appointment that runs from 12:01a to 11:59p? Not ideal, but it's something, if blocking out days is a high priority.
It's not the actual blocking out that is the problem - I can do that - the problem is when I come back later on to put something else in for that day. It is not at all obvious that I already have the whole day scheduled - it doesn't show it graphically the way Business Calendar or Calengoo do.
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I use Google calendar and I like it. The one stock on the phone just looked too messy for me.
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I was a jorte calender user up till two weeks ago when my daughter showed me her
aCalendar - Android Calendar going to be giving it a months try and will most likely keep it,I really like it.
Funny, I was an aCalendar user up to about two weeks ago and switched over to Jorte!
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I've tried most of them, as I was a devoted Palm Agendus user for years. Nothing yet comes close, but for me, CalenGoo is the closest I can get.

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I find the stock calendar on my GS3 is very nice. I like the side tabs the t p opp out that allow switching to a different view (daily, week, etc)
Sounds the same as the Note II, I use and like that calender as well.
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I was wondering if there's a calendar I can download for my phone that doesn't share personal information. As in, no one has access to it except me. I have the Google calendar built into my Nexus but I think it's really creepy that it connects to the Internet and if Google wants to, they can access the info and modify/add anything. As a result, I've disabled it.

I think there's a way to prevent it from syncing but it's not guaranteed Google doesn't have access to my info/plans.

All the Calendar apps I've looked up require me to give access to personal information so I don't want to download it.

I'd appreciate any suggestions, whether it's for a calendar I can download or ways to prevent access from internet by companies/people.

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Finally resolved for devices running Android 4.1 or newer:

Official Android Blog: Google Calendar Update for Android: Custom Colors and More


It's not clear how long it will take individual calendar app developers to include this functionality. If anyone sees the API changes, please post this information here.
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Finally resolved for devices running Android 4.1 or newer:

Official Android Blog: Google Calendar Update for Android: Custom Colors and More


It's not clear how long it will take individual calendar app developers to include this functionality. If anyone sees the API changes, please post this information here.
Installed it just now. No option to change colors. unistalled. running JB 4.2. Back to Business Calendar
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Haven't read this in a while...settled on Pocket Informant since they developed a widget. It's not as good IMO as the PI I used with PocketPC, but it's the closest I've found so far.
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Not sure this is the right place to ask, but I have spent some time looking and there appears to be a good deal of experience of calendar apps on this thread, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

I am currently using the standard calendar on my Galaxy S2, and Calendar Snooze, a great app. The calendar does a lot of things but it doesn't show a "blocked out" day very well.

I need a calendar that will sync with Google, in which I can book out an entire day in a way that makes it obvious if I try to put something else in on that day (from it's web site, calengoo appears to do this quite well - do others?).

But I also need it to be able to book out multiple days - a week's holiday for example - a show that in a similar way. Does anyone know of any apps that can do that?

All advice accepted with gratitude.
Hi there, I have used Gemini calendar for ages now, free version is sufficient for most needs but I actually bought the pro version just out of appreciation for a great app. You can book appts with start and end dates and state they are all day appts. This shows up in both Gemini calendar and on google calendar when you sign in on your pc. try the free version see if it is what you are after. My favourite thing about Gemini is it has several widgets you can have on your home screen showing different no. of events upcoming. I currently have top part of my home screen showing 8 lines of future appointments, don't need to open calendar or switch between home pages, they are just always there, great for work items. I have tried several other calendar types but I personally prefer this view of my calendar as it is easy to read and always visible. Definitely worth a shot
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Been using DigiCal since they spoke about it on TWIT 'All About Android'
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For years I've used Business Calendar by Appgenix, but since shifting to a Samsung S4,I find that the Samsung calendar app pleased me as much or more.

One big change is that month view full page calender widgets work for me on the five inch screen, unlike smaller screens.

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Do any of the alternative calendars mentioned here allow for "repeat" entries other than "one time", "daily" "weekly", "monthly" & "yearly" ??? I need to set up an item for "every 2nd week" and the basic calendar thta came with my G1 Android does not permit that sort of period. Thanks ....
yes I'd like to set a 2-3 or 6 month repeat
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yes I'd like to set a 2-3 or 6 month repeat
I use Touch Calendar. It has options for daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly repeats. There's a free version if you want to try it out.
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