Good free or cheap calendar and/or tasks app?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Brewerpaul, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. Brewerpaul macrumors regular

    Nov 25, 2008
    Clifton Park,NY
    Hi-- I already searched the forum and didn't have any luck...
    Can anyone recommend a good free or inexpensive app to replace the built in calendar in the Touch? I need one with a "to do" or "tasks" feature, more like what I'm used to from my Palm. It could be two separate apps, but I'd REALLY like to be able to do it all from one app.
  2. Walt DI macrumors member

    Dec 4, 2008
    Only other calendars i see thats free are ones made for special events, like christmas, pill taking, menstrual, etc...

  3. DipDog3 macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2002
    Maybe Apple is not approving calendar apps due to duplicating features...
  4. odelay macrumors 6502

    Oct 21, 2007
    SmartTime & Saisuke do both calendar events & todo lists, and they sync with Google Calendar. Try out the free versions to see if they give you what you're after. Bear in mind you won't get the calendar alarm functionality in a 3rd party app due to Apple's SDK restrictions.

    Saisuke (£5.99):

    Saisuke (free):

    SmartTime (£5.99):

    SmartTime Lite (free):

    Sorry, Saisuke doesn't provide task mgmt functionality it seems, not sure why I thought it did! :eek:
  5. odelay macrumors 6502

    Oct 21, 2007
  6. Brewerpaul thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 25, 2008
    Clifton Park,NY
    That looks most excellent! I signed up for email notification when it comes out. Thanks.
    I downloaded SaiSuke too, just to play around with. It may do what I need.
  7. jaseone macrumors 65816


    Nov 7, 2004
    Houston, USA
    SaiSuke was too clunky for my needs so I ended up using to sync my contacts and calendar with Google Contacts/Calendar, it does this by some sort of conduit between Google and an Exchange like service they provide so it uses the existing PUSH functionality of the iPhone so like MobileMe but syncs with Google instead. I like this solution as I also use SpanningSync to do the same sync with my Mac so everything is in sync over the air and most maintenance I do either in iCal or Google Calendar.

    I handle tasks separately and am currently having a conflict with myself over which service to use as my Remember the Milk Pro subscription is ending soon and my Toodledo Pro subscription is still current. The app of choice is going to come down to the native Remember the Milk app, Appigo's ToDo or the native Toodledo app.

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