Gemini Calendar - my vision of calendar software


Last Updated: 2014-01-03 23:11:26
  1. jae_63

    jae_63 Well-Known Member

    I really like the new layout of add-event. The ergonomics would be even better if you would highlight the start-hour ;-)

    Thanks very much for adding the Sunday/Monday option. Now I don't feel so confused when I switch among different calendars.

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  2. KlaymenDK

    KlaymenDK Well-Known Member

    I will try this Real Soon, it sounds very promising.

    I've just Thanks'ed you for being so incredibly engaged with your users. :)[​IMG]
  3. icecold

    icecold Well-Known Member

    FINALLY...a great calendar replacement. Many thanks to Powell.
  4. kratos

    kratos Back on my throne!!! VIP Member

    I have a quick question. Does this app use the default Google Calendar for the base of it? In other words, when I install this app, will all of my appointments in Google Calendar automatically appear in this calendar?

    Thanks,

    Kratos
  5. powell

    powell Well-Known Member

    Gemini Calendar uses Google Calendar database, everything you have typed in your default calendar application (or on the Google Calendar web page, assuming that your calendar is synced with your phone) will appear on Gemini Calendar, and vice versa.
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  6. kratos

    kratos Back on my throne!!! VIP Member

    That is what I assumed, but wanted to be sure. I have just installed this app and will play with it for a while.

    My first opinion of it is quite good. I think this may be what I was looking for.

    Kratos
  7. (G)

    (G) Well-Known Member

    This app comes SOOOOO close to my ideal calendar. To me, the one single downfall is: you can't have an alarm ON TIME for an appointment and a reminder alarm that sounds 5 or 10 minutes before the appointment. I need both, and it's a deal breaker for me.

    LOVE the slider to set alarm times, but not overly crazy about the "brushed metal" look.

    BUT, bottom line: REALLY nice work! Thanks.

    edit: I'd also like that reminder alarm to keep sounding every X minutes until it's physically turned off.
  8. The Matrix

    The Matrix Member

    the events are synchronized with google calendar?
  9. Wambomd

    Wambomd New Member

    I am surprised more users aren't frustrated by the lack of calendar programs that can do irregular recurring events and use templates like datebook for palm os. Regular interval events are aided by the routines. It is events that can't benefit from routines like a weekly changing events that require alarms and reminders the most. I am an ER physician who is hanging on to the outdated palm treo phone after trying iPhone and Droid because I can't find a calendar aps with those features. My monthly changing irregular work schedule along with the school, sports and social activities of my 4 children are easily maintained by datebk selecting pre-programmed templates (with custom descriptions, colors, alarms and times) and touching any day on a month view to set up my so many events within a couple of minutes. Please consider adding those features. I will switch to android just to get your ap.
  10. liparia

    liparia New Member

    Alright I have read your thread and downloaded the app. Interface is great! You did an awesome job! All I would love to see is a more customizable way to recurr an appt. Eg not just every day of the week, on Tuesday and Thursday etc and have the option to choose a date where the appt no longer recurs. Such as going to see a client mon wed fri for three weeks then no more. If an interactive example helps open any blackberry calendar and you'll see the customizable recurring feature. This is my only trepidation with the android! You've done so great so far and you're great at this! Please consider the changes, I'm sure that others would love the same thing. Thank you for everything!
  11. liparia

    liparia New Member

    @wambomb instead of keeping the outdated pre buy a blackberry. I'm a fulltime EMT and my schedule changes monthly too. By far the best calendar app.
  12. chiefvelo

    chiefvelo Well-Known Member

    Looks like a great project. One feature i missed from my Treo with Agendus pro was being able to link an event/appointment with a specific contact (in format to sync with a contact manager/ACT)
  13. amyekut

    amyekut New Member

    Hi,

    I tried the application today and found it very useful.

    If I understand correctly, this is more or less a front end for the google calendar. That probably limits some options.

    Anyhow, here a few comments:

    1. I noticed a bug: in "day view | long click to select event | select edit" I get an error message. This is consistent. (Using HTC Magic + Cyanogen.)
    2. Request: show day name (Monday etc) on day view, next to date.
    3. Request: "go to date" button or menu option.
    4. Request: the operation "day view | long click to select event | delete event" is a bit tricky, since it is easy to select wrong item and delete permanently. Suggestions: "confirm delete" button after delete, or write event name in dialog, or give undelete option afterwards.

    Thanks for the good work!
  14. amyekut

    amyekut New Member

    I think I located another bug: trying to add reminder to an existing event (say, entered on google calendar) does not work. Worse -- the program "accepts" the new reminder, but it is not written on the calendar.
  15. Wambomd

    Wambomd New Member

    Liperia thanks for ur suggestion but I have already played with agendus and it's not as good as datebook6. Someone mentioned how it works with palms conacts for example... You can access your contacts by integrating datebks 6 with it making an conacts searchable within the day calendar view. Now the real power is that when you dial the contact through the calendar, it can be programmed to put a note about the subject of your call with a time and date stamp as a note in the contacts database. In certain situations, you can imagine how that info becomes so helpful when you call back same contact and remind them about last call .... I could live without this but templates and the ease of scheduling irregular recurring events using a month view is one I desperately wish Gemini will do.
  16. powell

    powell Well-Known Member

    New version released (0.9.12).
    This time we have focused on bugs, but there is also a new feature added:
    multiple reminders. Now you can add up to 8 reminders to single event.
    (If you have more reminders added - from WWW or other calendar application - only 8 of them will be displayed, however, no reminder will be deleted after editing such event).

    I am reading your posts carefully, keep sending your opinions and requests. Even if I am not reacting, you can be sure, that your voice was noticed. Thank you for your activity so far.
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  17. (G)

    (G) Well-Known Member

    WOW! I'm checking it out!! Thanks.
  18. (G)

    (G) Well-Known Member

    I found one little bug in the multiple reminders function:

    If you tap on a date in the master calendar you'll be shown that day's events. If you tap on one of the events, you'll be shown the summary for that event, which looks like:

    EVENT
    [bell] 10 minutes before
    [bell] On time

    So far so good. But if you go into EDIT EVENT, don't do anything at all, then click on SAVE, the event summary looks like:

    EVENT
    [bell] 10 minutes before
    [bell] On time
    [bell] 10 minutes before
    [bell] On time

    If you go into EDIT EVENT again, don't do anything, and click on SAVE, the event summary looks like:

    EVENT
    [bell] 10 minutes before
    [bell] On time
    [bell] 10 minutes before
    [bell] On time
    [bell] 10 minutes before
    [bell] On time

    And so on.

    At some point (perhaps when Gemini syncs with the Google calendar?) the multiple instances go away. But just wanted to report this.
  19. powell

    powell Well-Known Member

    Thank you for your report.
    This bug is already fixed in version 0.9.13, which I uploaded two hours ago ;)
    Sorry for this :)
  20. icecold

    icecold Well-Known Member

    I am experiencing a error when trying to set up a recurring event.

    I am trying to set up the event to repeat every week (Monday in the instance), and up until a 5 week time frame.

    After I set up the event, it shows up on every single day up to the "until" date, versus the Mondays as specified.
  21. (G)

    (G) Well-Known Member

    I think there's a bug in your clairvoyance feature. You only uploaded it 2 hours before I discovered it, rather than 4 hours before. :D

    Thanks!
  22. powell

    powell Well-Known Member

    There was a bug, indeed :(
    Check the new version (0.9.16).

    There is also a new little feature added - font size in the Month View can be changed.
  23. (G)

    (G) Well-Known Member

    I downloaded that last night and it looks great.

    There seems to be something hozey, though, in this version. I tried adding an appointment a moment ago for tonight at 10pm (ending at 11pm) and I kept getting a message "Until time ends too early!" I lengthened the appointment (didn't help), then tried moving it to different times, and kept getting the same message until the appointment was set for 10:00 am today (it's currently 9:15am as I write this). I absolutely could not change the time or duration on this (either with or without a reminder) to anything but 10:00 without getting that error message. When I tried deleting the appointment, I got an FC.

    After the FC I tried again -- same drill, same results. Just tried it again. Same.
  24. powell

    powell Well-Known Member

    What you are describing, it looks like the behavior of the version 0.9.15, which did not meant to be released at all (it was prepared for the internal beta testers). For some reason it leaked to the Market (?) and then, for some time, we had some problems to upgrade it to the newer version, sorry.

    Please, check that you have the latest version (0.9.16), I hope it is available and it will work for you.
  25. jae_63

    jae_63 Well-Known Member

    I don't know whether it's just me, but I'm unable to change the selected-calendar when editing an appointment. There is a drop-down list at the top of that edit window, but it only contains the name of the calendar which is currently associated with that item.

    Then again, I've never found any Android calendar which allows me to change the selected-calendar :-(

    Maybe this is a feature, not a bug. I have an Eris, still running Android 1.5.

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