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  1. rezeew

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    Just let me type it in! I hate having to scroll all the way to the hour or half hour.

    Does anyone have a 3rd party calendar app they can recommend that will let me type in the times? It's a small thing but I really hate scrolling right past 3:30. I'd be happy if the only options were on the half hours, really.

    EDIT: I do like google calendar and would like to stick with it, so I'd hope any 3rd party apps will work with GCal.
     

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    This works pretty good: Quick Event for Android | AppBrain.com

     
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    Pretty cool. It'll take a little getting used to, but this could replace having to manually enter anything, so very neat. Thank you.
     
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    Galaxy Nexus? Does it not allow tapping the number to type in? Geez I hope TW, Sense, Sony and Moto fixes that on their skins.
     
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    You should be able to type it in instead of scrolling. I can do that on all my Android devices.
     
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    This is the time entry box that comes up when you click on the start or end time of a new event. I tried long clicking on the whole field hoping it would just let me start typing, but it does not. This is the stock 4.0.2 calendar app.

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    If you long press on the minutes and hour fields, you can type in a number. They must be entered separately, and both require a separate long press. I didn't even know this was possible until a few minutes ago. So that's a step in the right direction I guess. Thanks, ChanChan

    Anyway, I would like something with one text entry field for the start time and one for the end time. There does not appear to be a way to make this the default. If anyone has a recommendation for something to make this a little more user friendly, I'd appreciate it. Maybe I'm the only one who hates the choice wheel?
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion. This app is actually pretty nice, but it doesn't seem to have any widgets at all that I can see. Maybe just not updated for ICS yet? I spent a while scrolling through all my available widgets, and none of them appeared to be Jorte. Also searched the market to see if maybe widgets were a separate download.

    Default input in the app interface is still the scroll (plus/minus) wheel with the option to click on the numbers for text input.

    Even with no widgets, this is pretty nice, and I might end up using it. Thanks.
     
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    it's the best Calendar App bar none IMO. the big 4x4 Month (or largest one for your device - 4x5, 5x4, 5x5) is awesome.

    the big widget doesn't have a scroll wheel. it's a numeric pad to enter date etc.

    Jorte widgets work on the G-Nex and ICS. i tested this on a Verizon G-Nex a few days ago. not sure why the widgets aren't showing up for you. i think i happened to be using Nova Launcher though but i don't think that should make a difference. try again and also look in Jorte settings.

    keep us posted.

    good luck!

    p.s. here's my other favorite Calendar-related App -

    Quick Calendar shows your upcoming or current appointments in the status bar. this feature is awesome.

    https://market.android.com/details?id=net.jimblackler.quickcalendar&hl=en
     
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    A ha!

    I initially installed from the Market website using the link you provided. After uninstalling and reinstalling from the Market app on my phone, I have widgets. Weird.

    I see what you mean now. The time is a text entry box. This is the same on the app and in the widget. In fact, there doesn't seem to be a separate way to add a new event from the widget. It just brings you into the app, which is fine.

    I had been clicking on the date and still getting the +/- wheel for the date. Which is not really an issue since more than likely I'm clicking on the date in question to set up the new event (and even if I'm not, it's Being able to quickly and easily type in the time is awesome, and the interface they bring up for it by default is great.

    This also does something else I was really missing after moving from my Incredible and having sense: a really nice, detailed, full-screen calendar widget. This has every possibly size of widget, very customizable. Really digging this app. Thanks again.
     
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    yeah i love it. you're welcome. enjoy!
     

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