Best Calendar for iPad and Mac

iRaynor SK

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Hello,

which calendar apps are you using on your iPads and Macs?

I'm finding combo of calendar for iOS and macOS from same developer (like Spark mail client from Readdle)

Fantastical 2 does not support iOS Spotlight, BusyCal got ugly version for iOS...

Any ideas?


Thanks
 

Stefan johansson

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iOS original,Mac original,of course with iCloud sync. If I set up a post in my calendar,I can see it on all my iCloud enabled devices (phone,tablet,laptop,watch).
 

akash.nu

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I just use the native camera app on all my devices with iCloud sync and it does the job for me.
 

Lioness~

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I use Week Cal on my iOS devices. I have & have tested both BusyCal & Fantastical2 too.
I come back too & stick with Week Cal :)
On MacOS it's BusyCal that serves my needs best :D
 

akash.nu

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The native calendar app does well for me but I'd really like to ask people who use other apps, what extra benefits do you really get out of those apps? Any specific requirements or scenarios?
 

pacorob

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I use Week Cal on my iOS devices. I have & have tested both BusyCal & Fantastical2 too.
I come back too & stick with Week Cal :)
I also use the Week Cal app on iPhone and iPad since ages and my wife as well. We can both see our Google calendars perfectly. The best thing of the app is the travel time (in minutes) and the option to open a map app such as Google Maps to navigate as well.
I do miss the option to see the travel time in the widget as well though.
Also I always have to turn on notifications on Apple calendar app to get notifications because the Week Calendar app doesn't send them for some odd reason (although Notifications is on in the app and Settings app for that app).

The native calendar app does well for me but I'd really like to ask people who use other apps, what extra benefits do you really get out of those apps? Any specific requirements or scenarios?
The use of third party calendars and showing travel times (in minutes) for e.g. Google calendars doesn't work. I've tried Apple's calendar, however I'm missing the option to connect/add to an Apple calendar in iCloud or does it exist nowadays? Also I'm loving most of the UI of Week Calendar on my iOS devices.
 

freeman1899

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Fantastical on my mac and the native iOS app works best for me.

On iOS I tried Fantastical and Calendars 5 but both lack the needed advantage over the stock app to convince me and both have some details that annoy. Overall the Apple Calander App is the best one on iOS (also because of the restrictions of iOS)
 

Lioness~

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I always have to turn on notifications on Apple calendar app to get notifications because the Week Calendar app doesn't send them for some odd reason (although Notifications is on in the app and Settings app for that app).

Also I'm loving most of the UI of Week Calendar on my iOS devices.
Main reason for Week Cal on iOS that's beyond the GUI have been the searchability that I haven't found in other calendars. Sometimes we need to find when old stuff happened. Week Cal do it with a charm.

Don't use WCwidget though? I pick and take between apps as long as they integrate fine in iOS/macOS.

Haven't been thinking on the fact that notifications goes through Apple native Cal.
So I had to test, and yes. But it doesn't really matter as long as notifications works though.

Was some adjustments to get Cal on Mac stop overriding BusyCal, more of a trouble there.
But once settings are set we usually forget it until new installations or similar. Might come better settings later on in iOS :)
 

pacorob

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Main reason for Week Cal on iOS that's beyond the GUI have been the searchability that I haven't found in other calendars. Sometimes we need to find when old stuff happened. Week Cal do it with a charm.
The search is great although for some odd reason when I use it I sometimes have to adjust the settings for it to search untill date x e.g. 1-1-2020 because it sometimes is on a date 2 or 3 year ago and therefore I don't see the appointment from a few months ago for example.