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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Sharon, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Sharon

    Sharon Newbie
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    I don't know if the following has been discussed already and if so, I apologize ahead of time.

    As for a calendar. Does it and everything else, such as contacts and such HAVE to be synced with Google?
    I am self employed in direct sales and I need a calendar to where I can schedule my home parties and such on. If anyone has any suggestions on a calendar from market that I can use, as I really do not like the one that came with the phone.

    I know it's a google phone, but I don't want to sync contacts I manually add with google each and everytime if I don't have to.



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  2. ramiss

    ramiss Well-Known Member

    I'm not really sure what you are asking. Are you asking for a different calendar program or if you can disable the GMail sync?

    You don't have to sync with GMail, but why would you not? Doing so is like keeping a backup of your info in case you have to reset or go to another device.

    It is possible to disable GMail sync. From the Home screen click on Menu -> Settings -> Data Syncronization. Uncheck Auto-sync.

  3. raybeau

    raybeau Lurker

    In line with what I think Sharon is asking, I also am not satisfied with calendar provided with phone. HTC Eris from Verizon is what I am using. I originally was a Palm user which had the BEST calendar function and then switched to BB as Palm is going wrong direction. Well my main reason for trying the Droid is the research I did found that the GMail calendar function is probably better than Palm as you can create multiple "calendars" with different colors which is required for my needs. My question is this, when I have the calendar open, regardless of view, I am unable to go day to day or "scroll" through calendar. I am hoping that I have just not figured out how to do it but thus far, to change days, I must go to month view, pick each day from there to add events, edit, etc.

    Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

  4. CriticalCritic

    CriticalCritic Android Expert

    So wait... you are using the Droid? I assume the calendar is the same as the one on the Moment (this is a Moment forum). Anyways, pick your day, and swipe up and down to see the hour slots for that day... or swipe Left or Right to switch to switch to the next day/previous day.

    This ability to switch between days can also be sped up greatly by using the optical pad (which switches the days fast enough so that it is essentially a scrolling effect of up to 10 days per swipe).

    Anyways, whichever view you are in, try swiping up/down or left/right. It's a different concept than the regular BB or Palm, but much easier. I'm sure that you'll get used to it quickly.
  5. raybeau

    raybeau Lurker

    sorry i did not realize this was for a different phone. The HTC Eris does not allow me to scroll day to day. I can scroll month to month but not day to day.

    I will keep searching.


  6. CriticalCritic

    CriticalCritic Android Expert

    It's not a problem. The Droid also uses the Android OS, so I would expect that you could swipe left/right just the same?
  7. forty2

    forty2 Newbie

    The Droid Eris uses the HTC Sense UI calendar and you can't go from day to day like you can with the basic Android calendar.
  8. Sharon

    Sharon Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks! :)

    I understand about the gmail sync.

    I am also asking if there is another type of calendar app I can use for scheduling and such other than the stock calendar with the phone. It would be great if I could sync with the calendar I have on my laptop, windows calendar, as I have that set up with a personal and business combo.
  9. gadget

    gadget Newbie

    I am in similar situation. I had the Palm Treo 755p liked calendar and contacts...fast, easy, intuitive and good search function. I am considering turning in my Samsung Moment and turning my Treo back on...Unless i can find a better calendar and contacts program. I did find an app for searching in the android market called Aurora. It is not perfect but i understand it is constantly being updated...as probably most of the new android products...all too new. I had to find a doctors appointment and did not know when it was. I do not want to have to scroll day by day maybe for months to find it. Aurora found it instantly. It appears to search the entire phone for the word you are looking for..Howeve i did email them today because i noticed that it found what i was looking for in contacts but some of the notes did not show up. Some frustration with a new system...but i am very disappointed in how google could ship such a poor software group.
  10. chrs

    chrs Well-Known Member

    On another thread (http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid/14737-droid-calendar.html) Readflea had these recommendations:
    I'd love to try them but am not buying a device until I'm sure it makes sense to do so...
  11. JosephMeyer

    JosephMeyer Lurker

    The only problem with Google Calendar, the stock Android app, is that it forgets appointments. I really don't like being alerted to an appointment by a phone call asking "Where the hell are you?" The only workaround I have found is a post-it note on the sceen--not exactly what I had in mind!

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