Calendar on iOS 7 TOO minimal

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by dagdagdag234, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. dagdagdag234 macrumors regular

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    I just loaded the GM of iOS 7 and this is my first day of playing w the new iOS. While there are aesthetic choices I don't love (too many animations, too much white) the only thing that really puzzles me is how unhelpful the new calendar app is: I loved the interface where I could see the entire month plus a listing of the days events below and that is gone. Now there's a lot of pressing and swiping just to see the days events, and if you want a list of events for the month/year you oddly have to press the search button to get there.

    These seem like terrible choices. Or does everyone else like the new calendar?

    What do you think the chances of Apple reverting to some of the old modes which were more helpful?

    (Hope this hadn't been discussed too much, I did a search and didn't find anything)
     
  2. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    No doubt it's been mentioned before. I agree with you. I think the calendar is a step back. I jumped to fantastical for my iOS calendar needs.
     
  3. tgmn macrumors member

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    I completely agree, it's very frustrating to use. My app should work for me, I shouldn't have to work for it.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Definitely been discussed quite a bit since the days of beta 1, so most of the discussions happened early on in the beta process. Doesn't seem like Apple is going to change it really at this point, at least not until some point update (like 7.1 or 7.2), if even then, or perhaps a full update, like iOS 8.
     
  5. rezzo macrumors regular

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  6. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    I am just glad they added the dot below dates in month-view. They will not change it. If you don't like it use Fantastical or Cal.
     
  7. dagdagdag234 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's just sort if ironic because I've tried lots of calendar apps and I actually thought the stock calendar was the best for me, and now it's not.

    I'm using Agenda 4 which has the month/days events layout but is a little ugly and clunky sometimes.

    I would use sunrise which is the way I want my calendar to look but I use iCal and that is google cal only.

    (And I feel silly spending $5 for fantastical to replace a free app that worked nicely)

    Oh Apple! Calendar on iPhone didn't even have green felt, it already looked modern and mobile, don't know why they futzed w it
     
  8. jonnyb098 macrumors 68020

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    Don't worry everyone. Next year they will show off the new calendar app that has an AMAZING NEW list of your days events in month view....Oh wait we used to have that......

    Apple is known for taking away only to give back long down the road.
     
  9. g35 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, it's useless now (for me). I downloaded Tempo (free) and it seems like a good replacement for the old one.
     
  10. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    but but but is 'hipster' pretty.


    don't worry you are not alone
     
  11. hawaiipoolman macrumors regular

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    Just click the search button within the calendar and then you can see list mode
     
  12. EJ8 macrumors 6502a

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    iOS 7 calendar is an abomination. It's the worst Apple app hands down. They should be embarrassed.
     
  13. WhackyNinja macrumors 68000

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    I'm probably gonna get my ass lit up but the iOS 7 calendar...I like it

    I have no problems with it thus far. The UI is pretty good imo
     
  14. super burrito macrumors newbie

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    Naturally, the stock app I use the most is the one they screw up the most. ios6 cal allowed me to quickly determine which days were booked with what. Now I've got to click and scroll to see what I've got on any given day. Yes, there's the list view but ios6 calendar had that too. They've gone two steps back with ios7 calendar, what a bummer. :(
     
  15. ciacorp macrumors member

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    thanks for posting, +1!!!!
     
  16. iRock1 macrumors 6502a

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    You are not alone on this. I also used to love the calendar application, but as you today I installed iOS 7 for the first time — and the calendar it's a total crap. Really, the worst piece of software by Apple ever.

    It makes me want to spit Ive's face.
     
  17. iAppParker macrumors member

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    Not surprise. iOS Calendar is just a simple calendar.
     
  18. byke macrumors 6502a

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    This and the reminders app, where some of the reasons I have reverted back to ios 6.

    The interface and logic in some of the new changes is just stupid. While I like many of the new changes in ios 7, there are more issues that improvements.

    Jonny should stick to hardware.
     
  19. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

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    Agree entirely with the points above especially the loss of the scrollable panel for daily activity. Calendar is definitely a few steps backward in usability.

    It was even worse in the early Betas as there were no dots to indicate activity in the month view.

    I'd rather also that it removed the empty space timeslots from the notification center just having a scrollable appointments list. They could even remove these from the day view too, as I'm sure we can all work out that if it's not an appointment, it's free time.
     
  20. Wbutchart macrumors regular

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    Someone beat me to it but calanders 5 by readdle looks really interesting, especially the smart language entry thing.
     
  21. bransoj macrumors 6502a

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    Which exists if you hit the search button....
     
  22. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

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    Extra clicks for no reason.

    Why not have both? A full list view and the original Daily Panel.
     
  23. KenAFSPC macrumors 6502a

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    I've purchased virtually every IOS calendar app and Calendars+ by Readdle (for iPhone and iPad) is the best I've found. It is a dramatic upgrade from the IOS calendar app. Grab the free version if you haven't already.

    Why can't Apple spend a few bucks to purchase and integrate this app into IOS? It is great on my my personal iPhone, but my work iPhone doesn't allow app downloads, which forces me to stick with the abysmal IOS calendar.
     
  24. bgro macrumors 6502a

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    Ios7 stock calendar is TERRIBLE.

    Fantastical for the win
     

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