Best Calendar App?


What's your favorite calendar app? (Note: multiple choice ok)

  1. Stock, whatever comes with the phone

    70 vote(s)
    17.4%
  2. Pure Calendar

    23 vote(s)
    5.7%
  3. Calwidget

    11 vote(s)
    2.7%
  4. Agenda Widget

    15 vote(s)
    3.7%
  5. Smooth Calendar

    25 vote(s)
    6.2%
  6. QuickCalendarWidget

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Pure Calendar

    5 vote(s)
    1.2%
  8. Pure Grid Calendar

    11 vote(s)
    2.7%
  9. S2 Calendar

    4 vote(s)
    1.0%
  10. Calendar Pad

    16 vote(s)
    4.0%
  11. iRT Calendar

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Pocket Informant

    25 vote(s)
    6.2%
  13. Business Calendar

    57 vote(s)
    14.1%
  14. Gemini Calendar

    12 vote(s)
    3.0%
  15. other

    27 vote(s)
    6.7%
  16. PimlicalA

    20 vote(s)
    5.0%
  17. Jorte

    90 vote(s)
    22.3%
  18. Touch Calendar

    24 vote(s)
    6.0%
  19. Calengoo

    31 vote(s)
    7.7%
  20. Calendar Snooze

    6 vote(s)
    1.5%

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  1. stever750

    stever750 New Member

    This is an interesteing thread for me, but I still can't find what I need. I have Jorte and its good but the fundamental problem is the integration of tasks into a calendar. Outlook 2007 is very close to getting this right, but still does not allow tasks to be scheduled by time as well as date, just like appointments. There was a great little app for Palm that allowed you to do this, but even Outlook is missing this vital detail that means you can finally ditch a paper organiser. The problem is that the task manager in google mail is pretty lame, the interface is poor, and the sync with Jorte / GT task is a bit hit and miss. With Jorte you can only view one task list (work, mobile, personal, default) etc with no option for all.
    For any developers reading, then for me the ideal calendar for business use therefore should have the following features:
    - sync with google and/or Outlook (you can sync google and outlook from your PC)
    - Set tasks with a start and end time (Outlook does a start and end date only)
    - Show tasks in the daily calendar along with events, appointments etc.
    - Swap between calendar and agenda views
    - A widget 4x2 to sit on the home page showing upcoming events (events AND tasks)

    In fact the last feature would be great even without task time stamping - still haven't found one that will do this.

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  2. Brian Rubin

    Brian Rubin Well-Known Member

    If you're wanting to use Launcher Pro Plus, it's calendar widget is the best I've seen. If not, Jorte is the best, IMO. Great widget too.
  3. voyageurs60

    voyageurs60 Member

    Late to the discussion - The program I have found which integrated Contacts, Calendar, Tasks and Notes is DejaOffice... I really like their calendar, very readable and also has a day agenda view option... take a look.
  4. suzannehousty

    suzannehousty New Member


    I can't even get mine to really truly sync. it says it did... (taking forever) but then only shows about 1 out of 10 of my appointments... and doesn't show ANY of my shared calendars.

    I really like many pieces of the android platform, but I'm with Ryan (posted above) I really miss the pre calendar. it basically looked just like my google calendar.
  5. hyperlite

    hyperlite Well-Known Member

    I just spent the last two hours trying Jorte, Calendar Pad, Pure Grid, and Pure Agenda, and i've decided the calendar widget in LPP is the best option right now. Most of these work fine, and similarly, except for one fatal flaw...i NEED event end times to be displayed. This allows me to quickly know when i can schedule something, or when i can tell someone i'll be somewhere. Jorte would be my solution of choice, if not for this issue.

    Ideally, i'd have a 4x4 widget that would mimic the week display in google calendars, but that is a lot of info to fit on the screen.
  6. raven_wyld

    raven_wyld New Member

    the standard one seems really awkward and far to difficult to add events.

    i much prefered my old phones calander where its month view but you can enet on a given day and edit events and its just a matter of pressing back to go back to the month view. it seriously shouldnt be as hard as the one on my xperia!

    i want an actual easy to use calander app not a home screen icon.
  7. sarahdeez

    sarahdeez New Member

    How does the calendar with Touchdown compare to these. I used windows mobile (axim) in the past and would like a calendar more similar to that. I am using Touchdown for email but was not sure about the calendar.
  8. vicnet

    vicnet New Member

    Hello everybody,
    i use everyday Touchdown (Contact, Task, Calendar and Mail) and i think it's actually the best PIM that i use in Android. I synchronize my Legend in my business with Exchange.
    Widgets and Today page are available in Touchdown.

    Welcome to NitroDesk, Inc.
    :D

    sorry for my bad english :eek:
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  9. Ian_G_Phillips

    Ian_G_Phillips New Member

    I had similar problems - download and install Advanced Task Killer and run this before each sync.
    Sync has worked every time since - #:)
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  10. Koxx

    Koxx Well-Known Member

    This EXACTLY what Pure Grid calendar widget does (week view + timlines).
    So, what's wrong with it ?
  11. dbstukey@aol.com

    dbstukey@aol.com New Member

    HELP! I am switching from the Palm Centro to the EVO. I am looking for an app that will allow me to view the monthly calendar and see color dots or icons for each activity (category) for each day of the month. I have several different categories (family, business, child's activities, etc.) and they each have their own color so when I view the monthly I can see when I am working and when the children have activities, etc. just by the dots that are in each day (doesn't have to be words). People who used this with the Palm will know what I mean (I hope)

    So far, only the weekly views break it down by color I need the monthly view to have the colors.

    Is there such an app out there, please help:confused:
  12. braj

    braj Well-Known Member

    Pure Grid calendar widget will do this, lines not dots but it helps a lot.
  13. kokiangel

    kokiangel Well-Known Member

  14. maggie10

    maggie10 Member

    I have tried all the calendar apps mentioned in this thread with no luck. I book my appts back to back every 30 min and need a really good day view that I can view the available openings in my day quickly. I also would like to customize my default options so that when I book I do not have to make every appt 30 and make sure it goes to my gmail and uncheck the alarm. Its such a pain to book how its set up now. I am an old palm user and it is sad that their 6 year old calendar functioned so much better than everything available now. Pocket informant has been my second favorite since palm but its not available to droid and I always ran into gliches whenever they or blackberry would update....I guess I will keep holding out for a great calendar app.
  15. rjoudrey

    rjoudrey Well-Known Member

    Why can't you use the stock calendar in day view and gesture scroll left and right?
  16. maggie10

    maggie10 Member

    Trust me if I could I would love to. This calendar is such a pain. I use only my handheld to book while on the phone with a client....never the computer, so I need just a few things to make scheduling fast and easy.
    1-the day view only shows hour time slots and if you are booking in 15-3o min appointments this is not an effcient way to book or view your day.
    2-The repeat appt option is 100% usless, so for my clients that come every 2 weeks same day and time I have to enter by hand.
    3-I want to change my default to 30 min time slots, gmail calender and no alarm so I don not have to do this for every appt I make all day long.
    These are simple basic things a calendar should have and the only reason I even have a smart phone is to make my life easier day to day and this calendar is not.
  17. rjoudrey

    rjoudrey Well-Known Member

    Try DejaOffice, sync only the calendar and let me know what you think.
  18. ekyle

    ekyle Well-Known Member

    Anyone know how to fix the calendar problem where when you add an event to a calendar it automatically invites you to the appointment even though you created it? Or at least another app that I can use in place of the default calendar app... I already use Pure Grid Widget for my calendar widget.
  19. butlerfan

    butlerfan New Member

    I like the calendar that came with my android but on previous phone I've had I could have different "alarms" or reminders go off based on the event. For example if I was setting up on my calendar a football game I could have the alarm remind me by playing the Monday night football theme. And then if I set up on my calendar church I could have it remind me by playing Amazing Grace...etc. Is there a way to do this with the calendar that came with the phone (I just see a way to change the ringtone for all events not specific ones) or what app should I get to accomplish this? I'm new to this so maybe I'm just not looking in the right spot. Thanks
  20. sremick

    sremick Well-Known Member

    You know, if the stock app would just allow you to default to the Google Calendar it'd probably be fine for me. Having to manually select it every time you enter in an event is an infuriating and unnecessary annoyance.

    What's worse? Froyo seems to not fix this.
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  21. braj

    braj Well-Known Member

    Check out Quick Addroid, (Free app!) it allows you to define six quick add shortcuts, also defining the calendars they will appear in, you can set up some basic items so you have a few default times with default reminders, really works around much that is wrong with the Android calendar app. It gives you ability to set more flexible repeats, so every 2 weeks is possibly, still not every Tuesday and Thursday for example but that isn't that common anyhow.

    I think this just trumped Gemini as my data entry alternative. I will keep Gemini but only to enter those weird events, and hopefully it can become a better all-around calendar app.

    Edit: actually, you can create a template for M-W-F or T-TH appointments, so if you do any sort of normal recurring appointments you can set this up no problem.

    This app needs some time to get it set up right but it looks to me to give the most flexibility in one place to work around some of the issues with the calendar.
  22. tlucca

    tlucca New Member

    Hi all,

    I haven't had much luck finding a calendar app that will allow copy past appointments. I know jorte does this but it's very clunky. I'd love to be able to touch/hold on the appt and have a copy command come up. I love how easy it was on windows mobile.

    Any apps that have a good copy/paste appointment feature?

    Thanks in advance,
    Tom
  23. goughy

    goughy Well-Known Member

    This is the exact reason I started using Jorte and Gemini, so I could specify which calendar. If I didn't think of it when making an entry I'd put it in the wrong calendar. Just pissed me off. I'm surprised some of the renowned calendar/agenda apps haven't ported to Android yet.
  24. braj

    braj Well-Known Member

    On Palm and WM the calendar apps like Agendus cost $20 to $50 each, I think THAT is why we don't see them. The companies are not used to the concept of large volume and low prices. Android users complain about paying for $5 apps.
  25. NexuSix

    NexuSix Well-Known Member

    I used to use the Calendar that came with LauncherPro Plus but since I have stopped using LauncherPro Plus I have found a much better option:

    Pure Grid Calendar Widget is the best I have found yet, syncs perfectly with all three of my Google Calendars:

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