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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by energizer1389, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. energizer1389

    energizer1389 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Is there a good replacement calendar app for Android?? I just dont like the stock calendar app on Sprint HTC Hero. I miss a lot of features from my blackberry calendar?

  2. gizbug

    gizbug Well-Known Member

    A simple "Search" of the forums would yield you an answer..........................and you would see its Pure Calendar Widget.
  3. lekky

    lekky Lover

    Bah, search is overrated :p

    (also thanks gizbug :p)
  4. Redflea

    Redflea Android Expert

    Pure calendar widget isn't a calendar app replacement.it's a home screen widget.
  5. energizer1389

    energizer1389 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I did search arround and did not find an actuall app. Like for example handecent sms that completely replaces the std text app and add functionality. All Ive found is widgets and basically all they add is looks and shortcuts. I would like a week view, with hour by hour rows, more options on the add new screen, etc.

    Anything else??
  6. Chief7

    Chief7 Well-Known Member

    What he said... ;)
  7. SpecialEd

    SpecialEd Member

    I have not found any new calendar application that works with google.

    I tried Touchdown, but it is exchange only. It looks pretty slick but only does exchange email and calendaring and tasks.

    The default android calendar application is awful. You can't set the day start time, you can't set the default start mode (starts in month or day apparently randomly). You can't use goto a date other than today. You navigate day/ weeks by LR swipes, but months by up/down, and no way to change years easily in month mode (should LR for month UD for year). The defaults on Droid leave tons of space wasted in day mode. Total garbage, IMHO.

    I posted bug reports / enhancement requests here but it appears nothing is going on. At least nobody posted a comment. Feel free to follow that link and hit the star to vote for those enhancements, but I doubt it will help after so many months.

    I also wrote the Touchdown folks begging them to release a googlecalendar calendar replacement.
  8. SpecialEd

    SpecialEd Member

    Update: The Touchdown folks actually responded! They said google does not have a published interface like exchange. I pointed them to the google API that I knew about, so maybe they can do something.

    They did say you can enable activesync with google calendar. I may try that, since we are a MS shop here. Sounds sketchy. Droid default calendar event syncs with Google Calendar which syncs with my Exchange server which syncs with the Touchdown calendar? Could that even work?
  9. SuperBaby

    SuperBaby Member

    Yeah, I am also looking for a calendar app that works with MS-Outlook (I don't use Google calendar). No such software.....
  10. SpecialEd

    SpecialEd Member

    Try touchdown, it claims to do Ms exchange / outlook sync.
  11. wmm

    wmm Android Enthusiast

    I want a year-at-a-time view. It doesn't even have to display days with events on them differently -- I just want to be able to see at a glance that October 17 is a Sunday this year and to be able to navigate to August 9 with one click. (I had this in the stock Windows Mobile calendar app.)
  12. flu13

    flu13 Android Enthusiast

    Wow. How tiny does every day have to be for that to work? Or is it a scrolling display?
  13. wmm

    wmm Android Enthusiast

    It's small but readable. I've attached a screen shot of that view from my VGA-display Windows Mobile phone. (Sorry about the rotation and the downgraded resolution; this forum has rather draconian limits on file and image sizes, and this was the most it would allow me to attach.)

    I forgot that the Nexus One doesn't have a stylus, so forget about navigating to the specific day from this view; I'll settle for getting to the right month and then picking the day from the month view.

    Attached Files:

  14. blisk

    blisk Guest

    I too am looking for a good calendar replacement. Its not terrible but it could use alot of work that for sure. Please update this thread if you find one.
  15. brykins

    brykins Android Enthusiast

    I just want a week view again. I had one on my Palm device with a 320x320 screen. I had one on my WinMo device with a 240x320 screen. Why, why can I not get one with an Android device with 320x480 -plenty of pixels to play with.

  16. SpecialEd

    SpecialEd Member

    You should upgrade to a droid. It has week view, but in general the calendar application is pretty worthless.

    I wish they would just port the palm calendar application. It actually worked fine. Set day start time and default view, goto date, month navigation worked.

    The droid developers appear to let the PIM functionality languish for some reason...
  17. brykins

    brykins Android Enthusiast

    Not seen the Droid week view, but my 1.5 doesn't HAVE one at all. My 1.6 Magic does have a week view but it is one of those useless "time blocked out" views that has no text or anything. Great for showing that you're busy. No good for seeing an overview of where you are all week and what you have on.

    Have found Calendar Pad now - PERFECT week view.
  18. SpecialEd

    SpecialEd Member

    Well, I need to keep Google Calendar and my Outlook calendar synced. The google sync application has issues with repeated events, but I found that Calgoo Connect (Free) seems to work fine. Same idea, you run it on your PC and it syncs your Google Calendar with your Outlook calendar periodically. It handles repeated events with modification fine for me, as well as edits to events.

    The more I use touchdown, the more I realize that it is a really solid piece of work. Well worth $20.

    They have options to change the calendar zoom! So you can get bigger fonts and fewer hours if you want (nice for droid to go from 15 hours to 11 or 12 or even fewer if you work less :) )

    It does push nicely. Email on my exchange server appears instantly, same with modification to my calendar in outlook.

    It has a lot of customization in the interface that google apps seem to lack. Like turning off delete confirmation, or opening next email in a series.

    It handles tasks as well! This is a weaknes, and it may be due to Outlook. I have not figured out how to get categories and a wider range of priorities for tasks, but at least they are integrated. The base view in Touchdown shows your meetings for the day and relevent tasks, as well as unread email. Just about perfect!

    Generally, I am really happy with the Touchdown + Calgoo combination for email + calendar. Try it out if you are stuck working with Outlook!
  19. hall640

    hall640 Newbie

    I have the droid and the stock google calendar has day view, week view, month view and agenda view. So not sure what else they are looking for. It actually almost looks the same as my exchange calendar on the droid and my old blackberry.
  20. jns.das

    jns.das Lurker

    Bump! I Hate the calendar and there is NO OTHER OPTION. I have been looking all over. I am a working professional and would pay $5 bucks even for the damn thing (Which is rediculous). I mean come on people. I just upgraded a phones OS from 2.0 to 2.0.1 to bugless beast 2.0.1 to 2.1. I have a phone with animated backgrounds. I have a phone with all kindsa neat gadgety stuff on it. BUT, I have a phone thats basically a business paperweight because it cannot perform the simple task of managing my calendar. Something MS office has been doing for 15 years. This is not a new concept. If they (google) even copied windows mobile OS Calendar they would be lightyears ahead in the calendar game and what does that tell you???

  21. Deadeye008

    Deadeye008 Lurker

    I have Calendar Pad on my myTouch 3G and really like it. It has month, week and day view with the day view broken out into hours by lines. There are various sizes of widgets also. I use the large widget that can display the whole month. It takes up about 3/4 of one of my 3 home screen panels.
  22. lulugirl896

    lulugirl896 Newbie

    +1 for Calendar pad. Its the closest to the old Palm calendar that I've found so far:

  23. pwabbit

    pwabbit Android Enthusiast

    I just downloaded the Pro version today. Seems very functional.
  24. Heidi1

    Heidi1 Lurker

    Calendar Pad is much better than the default calendar. Especially the month view (it actually displays the beginning of each event, not just a little green thing). The free version may be all you need (what I have now), but for more customization you have to get the pro version.
  25. DarkNet01

    DarkNet01 Lurker

    I don't know if you are still looking but I have taken the original calendar app and started working with it.
    I have added week start day
    Colors in the Month View
    Horizontal swipe on Month View to go to selected week.
    a few other bug fixes..

    I am planning on added other features as I can think of them.


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