Please help me find a calendar

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  1. Drag'nGT, Dec 17, 2014
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    Drag'nGT macrumors 68000

    Drag'nGT

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    I seem to be having the hardest time finding a calendar that can fit my needs. The most important thing is I need a calendar that can set loud annoying alerts (more like an alarm) for certain events. And I'd really like them to repeat if I miss it. So far, no calendar I have tried can do this. Also, I have a subscribed calendar at work that tells me of meetings and events throughout the department. Some of them I want to be alerted about and yet I'm not able to do this with a subscribed calendar. Is this everyone's experience?

    These are my two needs. I really need a better set of alerts because the ones I got this morning for my doctors apt were pretty pathetic and not alarming at all. Barely more noise than I get from a new email alert.

    Thank you all for any help you can give me.
     
  2. bluedukies8 macrumors 6502

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    Basic question, but do you have your volume turned up? Assuming you do.

    I currently use Fantastical. I feel the alerts have a decent volume to them....sometimes have to turn phone down. Does give options to add different alerts.

    I do have a subscribed calendar as well. I will have to check on the alerts for that, but do believe it has them. It's been a while since I set everything up so would have to take a look at the settings since they are where I like them to be currently.

    Perhaps you can try it or check it out to see if it fits your needs.
     
  3. Drag'nGT thread starter macrumors 68000

    Drag'nGT

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    I got a referral to look at this app CalAlarm 2 ( http://devart.nl/calendaralarm/index.html )

    I have spent the last week looking at many calendar apps. But I never looked at Fantastical (too much money for a shot in the dark). All of them have issues with the alerts. And some, like Sunrise, doesnt support subscribed calendars. A shame really since I really like Sunrise.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    What do you mean by subscribed calendars?
     
  5. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    I have tried them all. I come back to Informant every time. It has everything you could need in a calendar. Well worth the price.
     
  6. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    I believe the OP means, in google, you can subscribe to sport calendars that show your teams schedule, same for holidays etc....
     
  7. sgtbob macrumors regular

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    Calendar Disappeared > 31 Dec 2014

    I tried to add an event to my calendar.app this morning and find that no events are seen at all from previous postings nor can I add an event. The calendar was working perfectly well as of 26 Dec, so what happened? I have not found any items that would restore my old calendar - not even from the time machine. Suggestions. :confused:
     
  8. Drag'nGT thread starter macrumors 68000

    Drag'nGT

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    I subscribe to calendars from work that are iCal calendar ready but some calendars, like Sunrise, don't support that function. Some don't support Microsoft Exchange calendars either. Most offer a calendar subscription to things like college football team games, US holidays etc...

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    Ummm... Pocket Informant? http://appshopper.com/productivity/pocket-informant-hd-calendar-tasks
    Does it allow you to customize the alert tone and repeat the calendar alert more than just once? Thanks!
     
  9. AbeFrohman macrumors 6502

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    Take a look at MiCal [ http://mical.mobi/en ].

    You can set two alarms per event (not a true repeating alarm like it keeps buzzing until you acknowledge it)

    I believe you can edit individual events on shared calendars to add/delete notifications.
     
  10. Readdlemate macrumors 6502

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    Hey there!

    You can try Calendars app https://itunes.apple.com/app/calendars-by-readdle-sync/id608834326?mt=8 (free version of Calendars 5)

    This app allows using one reminder per event, but actually you can see how it works for you. With full version you can add 5 reminders.

    Best regards,
    Your Readdle team
     
  11. sgtbob macrumors regular

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    iMAC Calendar

    I would like to have multiple calendars, for appointments plus a calendar to use solely for social events, plus one for whatever, without having all the data entered on all these calendars no matter which one I add the appointment. At present, any event I add to one calendar is replicated on all the calendars thus defeating my desire to set up a calendar by function (i.e., medical appointments, social Calendar, work related events, etc). Any advice appreciated. The help feature doesn't seem to address this issue nor a printed manual that I have on hand. :(
     
  12. bluedukies8 macrumors 6502

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    Fantastical 2 does exactly what you are looking for plus there is a Mac version they recently released I believe. I use it for my phone. I have a personal, work, and school calendar. Keeps it all separate.
     
  13. sk1wbw macrumors 68040

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    Wow, please stop recommending Fantastical. It's the worst calendar app in the store. The views suck. I have no idea why there is such a fascination with this app.
     
  14. Daysight macrumors regular

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    Best of the bunch for me. Easiest interface for managing appointments and tasks among all the leading apps I've tried. Mileage varies.
     
  15. bluedukies8 macrumors 6502

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    .....ok sorry. Had you mentioned "other than Fantasical" I would have stayed away from it. I was just going off of what you needed and the fact that I have nothing but positive experiences with it.

    I have tried other calendars but have always come back to this one.

    Perhaps try Calendars 5 then, it has some of the same functionality and if I remember correctly it still does what you are looking for.
     
  16. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Don't think that was one of the users asking for calendar recommendations.
     
  17. bluedukies8 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I saw that after I posted it. Didn't pay attention to who had responded to me. Oh well my mistake.
     

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