Best Calendar App For iPhone?

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  1. iphone joe macrumors regular

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    What do you think is the best calendar app for the iphone?
     
  2. rwilliams macrumors 68040

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    I tried Calvetica and Agenda, but with the larger screen on the iPhone 5, I came back to the stock calendar app. The lack of the date on the 3rd party app icons always bugged me, and I hate the date being displayed by a badge.
     
  3. Sital macrumors 68000

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    It depends what features you're looking for. I use Week Calendar and like it alot.

    The lack of date bugged me too, but I got used to it since the lack of features on the stock app bugged me more.
     
  4. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    I am none too impressed with Agenda and Calvetica, but as a fan of Fantastical on OS X, upcoming Fantastical for iPhone sounds very promising to me.
     
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  6. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    Own it and need to look more into how to utilize it.
    Agenda isn't a bad calendar as well.

    What I'm waiting for though is the iOS version of Fantastical. It should be nice as well.
     
  7. JNGold macrumors 6502a

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    Even going back to my Pocket PC days, PI was always (and still is) bloated and laggy.

    I was a fan of TapCal but the dev has seem to have forgotten that there's a larger screen iPhone available.

    Now I have standardized on Agenda, a pretty good calendar app with awesome reminder integration.
     
  8. TJ61 macrumors 6502a

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    Another vote for Week Calendar. Back in the day, I used DateBk on PalmOS, and this is the closest I've come to that functionality on iOS.

    Regards,
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  9. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    Can you expand a bit more on the reminder integration?


    What I like about weekcal is the ability to add templates. I work varying shifts and need to be able to quickly set up my work schedule (company doesn't provide a .ics :rolleyes:)

    On the more aesthetic route I do like Week Calendar's ability to Auto Colors and Auto icons (great for denoting sporting events with emoji) which I use now often since all it requires is text of your choosing to be in the event.
     
  10. JNGold macrumors 6502a

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    You can add/modify/complete native reminders inside the Agenda app. Reminders will show in the calendar itself. Apple opened up the reminder API so other apps can use the functionality. That means you can access your reminders via Agenda, the reminders app, or Siri.

    Not really a fan of Week calendar. I find the UI less than appealing compared to some other apps.
     
  11. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    The Status Taps feature looks somewhat interesting in Agenda. Do you use them?

    Thank you for the additional information. Choosing a calendar app is worse than choosing a car. But the process at least lets you know what features you prefer and how they help tame our busy lives.
     
  12. Androidfan1x macrumors regular

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    I'm using the stock Calendar app but sync with google calendar, does not have many features but good enough for me
     
  13. Polekat macrumors regular

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    Any cal apps that display a task/to do list in app?
     
  14. kugino macrumors 65816

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    been pretty happy with calvetica. once you learn all the shortcuts and taps, it's pretty cool...
     
  15. KenAFSPC macrumors 6502a

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    Calendars by Readdle is the best calendar app I've found for the iPad.

    Week Calendar and Calendars by Readdle are both excellent on the iPhone. I used Week Calendar on the 4S, but I prefer Calendars by Readdle on the IP5 (the UI is more polished on the larger screen), especially now that I am sharing more calendars between friends, family, and co-workers.
     
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  17. JNGold macrumors 6502a

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    I have tried Calvetica several times and I just can't get into using it. Primarily the multiple-screen input for new events and the tasks being on a separate tab than the calendar keep me away.
     
  18. kugino macrumors 65816

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    i understand...it's not your usual apple-esque input GUI...i almost gave up on it, too...but i quite like it now. ymmv, obviously...
     
  19. fjpoblam macrumors member

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    Still trying to decide: Readdle Calendars+ is quirky

    I'm hesitant to lay out $10 for Fantastical. The native app has two advantages. One is the icon, of course: large display of day and date. Another, more important, is accuracy. I have a date in one calendar, “Cinco de Mayo”. I have, in another, “John F. Kennedy’s Birthday”. If I turn on both these calendars in Readdle, I get duplication of some “holidays” (e.g., “Tax Day” and “Mothers Day”). And of course, if I turn off one, I miss some events from the other. This problem doesn’t occur in the native app. Identical selections by “calendar name”. I dunno. Unfortunately, the native app renders calendars in drab colors instead of the bright colors defined in Google and OSX. Grr...
     
  20. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I just bought Fantastical a few weeks ago. It obeys the colors.

    Any reason you have holidays in multiple calendars?
     
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    I'm looking for an iPhone calendar app that does the following:

    Syncs with iPad or MacBook using Wi-Fi

    Shows (within the day box of "month view"), the actual text description & times

    I don't like how iCal (on the iPhone) only shows dots for events in the month view and I prefer to have my backups & syncing done locally instead of in a cloud.

    Thanks for any input!
     

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