Best calendar app with a good month view

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Mildredop, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. Mildredop macrumors 68020

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    I've recently returned to iPhone, and one thing I just can't cope with is iOS's Calendar. The month view is useless - just a series of dots.

    I've been used to the plethora of Android apps which show event details in the month view (the best of which was Samsung's S Planner).

    Is there an iOS app that is similar? Because I'm having trouble finding one (or at least, I'm having trouble finding one that isn't over-the-top and overly busy).
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    There are various apps out there that can do it (some can even do that in a widget). One that comes to mind at the moment (despite the name) is Week Cal, which has various views including "Mini Month" which shows a moth with all details (names) of the events within their respective day cells.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I like Fantastical and it has a month view.

    This is in dark mode, but you can change that to a light mode if you want.

    Screen Shot 2016-09-27 at 12.00.28 PM.png
     
  4. WordsmithMR macrumors 6502

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    I also use Fantastical and recommend it, however for what OP wants I think Calendars 5 (by Readdle) would be a lot closer to what he wants.
     

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  5. Mildredop thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Those screengrabs are Calendars 5?
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    This looks the same as the built-in Calendar app - just dots on the dates. That tells me nothing without randomly tapping on each day until the event I'm looking for appears.
     
  6. WordsmithMR macrumors 6502

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  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    It is not at all. It shows the month with the upcoming appts. listed below. That I can see, the Calendar app does not do that.
     
  8. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    Take a look at Informant. It's the most complete calendaring app available.
     
  9. Mildredop thread starter macrumors 68020

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    But, to be clear, you can't see the titles of all your events in one screen (like S Planner)? You have a month view with dots and then a list of events for that month.

    It's not what I'm looking for, but thanks for the help.
     
  10. lexvo macrumors 65816

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    Another vote for Week cal. Its mini month view shows all events.
     
  11. eventailapp macrumors member

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    If a month view is not a must perhaps I could recommend my app Eventail. It shows events for up to five days in a compact view.

    https://appsto.re/fr/3B3m5.i
     
  12. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    I am not up to date on the latest but I picked WEEK CAL a while back and have not had reason to look for something else.

    As mentioned by others I too use the MINI MONTH as my default display, it shows one-month-at-a-glance with all the activities just like what your secretary would put on a month planner. Now on my 4" SE it looks kind of compressed but I get the gist and it should be better on a 4.7/5.5" When I picked it I came from Microsoft Outlook with MULTIPLE CALENDARS to denote, for example Family events, work events, church events etc each one in its color code, I think OSX has something similar because WEEK CAL cloud-syncs with my Macbook calendar as if made for each other, am absolutely happy with the pair.
     
  13. mthomas184 macrumors 6502

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    I use Busycal. It shows reminders and all events in a month view. Or you can change it to List, Day, Week or Month. I also use WidgetCal for my widget to get a full month view.
     

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