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  1. agentfaze

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    Well I like how the iDevices have today's date as the icon to bring up the calendar. But on Android, it's always the 20th! Any way to make this icon show the current date, or is there an application that will do this, and also sync with my Exchange calendar/Google calendar?
     

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    I use Business Calendar which has a 4x1 widget with the date on it. I have this on my home screen for that very purpose.

    Oh, and I use MyPhoneExplorer to sync with my Outlook calendar. But that's on my PC, not via Exchange. See ... http://syncdroid.net/sync-android-droid-outlook-exchange-calendar-contacts-notes-tasks ... for various options. Though you'll then have to Google each one to see what fits your usage best.

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    Thanks for the reply. Does it have a smaller widget, like the size of an icon?
     
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    I love CalWidget
     
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    Ugly. Not an icon.

    Also, Business Calendar is not a free, ad-free application. i should have mentioned that's what I want. Free, no ads. I simply want the calendar icon to show today's date, and when tapped, go to the Android calendar.
     
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    I'll check it out. Thanks!
     
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    The widget options I have on my 2.3.3 phone are: 2x1, 2x2, 2x3, 2x4
    3x1, 3x2, 3x3, 3x4
    4x1, 4x2, 4x3, 4x4

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    Try smooth calendar if you want a good widget. can be customized to fit every home screen. You can also choose which calendar to feed the widget. I guess this was kind of off topic, but if you want a nice calendar widget, check it out.
     
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    CalendarPad is what I use. I use the full month view 4x4 widget, but they have other sizes, including a 1x1 that shows todays date, and when you tap it, it opens up the full calendar.
     
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    no but check out Jorte.
     
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    I like Business Calendar. It has many widgets that should satisfy different tastes. :)
     
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    Checking out some others that folks posted. tCalendar is a useless piece of crap, the date doesn't change as it says it does.

    Calendar Pad doesn't use Android's calendar, neither does Jorte. Business calendar doesn't have an icon. :-/
     
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    I'm looking for opinions, not snide comments.
     
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    What do you mean?
    There is an app icon in the application drawer. You can also make an app shortcut in your homescreen. Finally, there are 12 widgets that you can customize as you like.
     
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    Does the app shortcut icon have the date that changes daily?
     
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    and why is that not an option?
    it's a 1x1 widget that shows you the day (name & date) and month, which as far as i can see is exactly what you're asking for
     
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    Not if you you make it a static shortcut.
    There is a 2x1 widget (that's the smallest I see) though which can show the actual date every time.
     
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    Not sure what you mean here. I only use CalendarPad, and when I enter nw things onto it, they show up on the Android Calendar and sync to my GMail calendar too.
     
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    Jorte can use Android/Google or its own calendar. check settings.
     

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