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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Laurajeremy, Dec 11, 2009.

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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%
  1. Livewellbhappy

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    Hi did you have any joy with finding a solution? I have an issue with not being able to edit one appoinment in a sequence of reoccuring appointments. I emailed HTC and they said yes they are of that flaw but to just sync with laptop and change from laptop which really defeats the object or using an android phone to manage your calendar. I was able to do that on my 3 year old Nokia last year. I do regularly need to set reoccuring apps and then change the odd one. Any ideas?

    Thanks Alison
     

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    Is there any calendar out there that has an event template. I have repeatable events that occur on no set schedule. For instance, a massage appt. or haircut, or work day. I'd like go to the date on my calendar then select from a list of pre-made events on a template to insert on that day (time). Had this, and many other great features on my old Palm calendar can't the Android system have this simple feature, too? :(
     
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    That's a cool idea (templates); haven't seen it in any calendars. Worth suggesting to some of the more responsive developers, e.g. calengoo (forum for ideas for new features is here, but emailing the developer might also be a good idea), or pimlical (which might already have that feature--it's probably the most sophisticated option out there, and having not looked there for a little while, I see it has been improved significantly.)
     
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    Hi just got an HTC sensation and was looking for a calendar, didn't think there was so much involved in it. I was looking at "jorte" or "buisness calendar" but they all have so many features that I don't need and possibly not got what I want.

    All I'm looking for is the ability to change the background colour of individual days, I work shifts and would like to be able to flick through month or week views and see at a glance if I'm working one colour for days and one for nights or plain for rest days. A repeat feature that works on a 4 week (I work on a 4 week rota) basis would be nice but not esential.

    Any ideas or sugestions would be apreciated
    jamie
     
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    After posting my initial question I found the best calendar available, hands down. It happens to be the same wonderful calendar I used on the Palm platform that has finally migrated over to Android.
    Used to be called DateBook. Check out the Pimlical Calendar by CESD
    Pimlicosoftware.com
    ;)
     
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    It's my favorite, too, hands down, but it's for those who are either used to the old Palm Datebk3/4/5/6 or for someone with a complex schedule. It's definitely not for the casual user.
     
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    Hi, I'm new to android, so I apologize if this question has been answered elsewhere. I'm looking for a calendar / appointment app or combination that might be able to do the following things:

    Sync with a google calendar on my website that simply shows "Booked" for times that I'm unavailable to clients
    Have a calendar on my phone that shows the client's name and contact info for their appointment.
    Be able to schedule personal appointments (lunch, school meetings, chiropractic etc.) And have them show up in a different color to differentiate from the Client ones.
    Have school holidays / Stat holidays show up as a different background colour, or something else to differentiate.
     
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    Smooth Calendar is fine for me :)
     
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    Right now I'm using Smooth Calendar on my homescreen and GO calendar on another screen.

    Smooth shows me close events without using too much space (I have contemplated a change to Android Agenda widget, because it kinda looks the same, but with the chance of showing more events and scrolling through them). GO calendar is your average 4x4 calendar widget, you can swipe to change months and click on any given day to show what (if you have one) event you have on that particular day. There is also a button to add an event to any particular date. Both of these use the stock calendar, so I can import other calendars from Google and whatnot.

    Since I've yet to use my Galaxy for task management, these two fulfill my needs to a T.
     
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    Pimlical/A allows for irregular repeats, as well as most any other combo you can think of, really.
     
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    Switching from Windows mobile to Android, what a mistake!!!!

    It's going back years in development. Calendar: I miss Agenda Fusion, which had everything one could wish for. I have actually harrassed the developers and begged them to develop similar for Android.

    Today I use:
    Jorte
    Pocket informant

    And what's this crap about making it so complicated to see birthdays, imported from the address book? And icons, I need icons!! LOL!

    PLEASE any developer out there. Why not create a really good calendar with a simple widget? Look at Agenda Fusion for Windows mobile.
     
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    Jorte is a fine Calendar App with all the widgets you'd need. I could never go away from 'droid now, there *IS* nothing else!
     
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    Still using Business Calendar, with "Smooth Calendar Widget", it's a much better widget than any of the Business Cal widgets. Pulls all contacts birthdays (and I didn't even ask it to)... not sure what cyberandre is talking about.
     
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    Totally TC, I mean it took me a month or two to find the calendar and task (I use a dif app for tasks, can't remember which one now lol), but I'm very happy now, people just need to try new apps for a bit, you get there in the end.
     
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    My Android Agenda Widget shows birthdays without any problem.
     
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    Can anyone suggest a calendar that lets me sync with someone else's calendar so can view each other's calendar?
     
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    You can set up the sync to other calendars in your gmail account online. Then use the stock phone calendar program to select the calendars you wish to view. Then you can use what ever app looks best to you. I use Calendar Pad Pro.
     
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    Mine shows the age of people with year-less birth dates erroneously, such as 100+ years old. Is this a bug?

    Also, Pimlical Calendar isn't available on the Market yet, is it?
     
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    No, you buy it directly from the Pimlical website, updates are via the app once you've got it installed.
     
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    Any calendars sync Google Tasks? Business Cal doesn't. Tried Jorte and doesn't (although does have a Task import CSV file option). I started using Google Tasks since they are very easy to use in Gmail and Calendar on a PC, but don't show up on a synced phone calendar. Not a big deal since I have Tasks bookmarked, but they do show up on Month and Agenda views on a PC.
     
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    Jorte 4x4 Monthly Widget.
     
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    I use Astrid, Pimlical works nicely with it and integrates my tasks right in with my calendar stuff.
     
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    Thanks. I did find the info on how to do it, it syncs separately, I guess you need to manually do it. From the Jorte website:

    About Google Tasks synchronization
    Tasks synchronization is not automatic at first as Google calendar is.
    By performing account setting, it can synchronize on Jorte side.

    1) Click [Menu] button on Jorte "Tasks & Memo" Screen.
    2) [Synchronize] -> [Task Account]
    3) Click [Menu] button and Tap [Synchronize].
    4) Tap [Accept] button on Security Screen. (Android 2.0 or more)
    5) Click [Menu] button and Tap [Synchronize].


    I can't find a way to change the real tiny font size in the tasks section at the bottom. I'll keep trying it a day or two more, but probably going back to Business Cal. because of better readability.

    A bookmark link to Google Tasks works fine, and actually a bookmark to the web Calendar actually pulls it up in Agenda format which is nice (and real big font if your browser is set that way).

    ... I just need to go buy me an HTC Flyer, then any of them would have better fonts!


     
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    Calengoo has built in Tasks which syncs with google.

    Calengoo's sync is so fast compared to android sync whic I believe is also used by Business Calendar. It makes a huge difference if you have a lot of events. I have over 5,000.
     
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    I'll be dead before I have 5000 events. I might have 50 (if you count holidays, contacts birthdays, Cowboy's schedule, and tasks) :) I'm about to trash all my calendars and just use Smooth Calendar widget for viewing and Google Task bookmark for editing.

     

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