Saisuke (Calendar Replacement)

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by MotionxxUSxx, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. MotionxxUSxx macrumors 6502

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    What a great app. Just purchased for 9.99 and it was well worth it. Syncs perfectly with google calendar in both directions. You can set it to sync on open and every time you make a edit to your calendar. It even syncs my subscribed calendars. You can set google notification from the app itself, so you can recieve a sms or email from google calendar when your appointment or meeting is due. You can also control when this message is sent. I definitely recommend this PIM app.

    http://www.saysoftware.net/saisuke_i/SaiSukeRefManViewModeE.html
     
  2. jaseone macrumors 65816

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    I saw that some time back and was dissuaded by the name of the app but it does look rather nice with the recent updates it has received. Why name it Saisuke though? Does that mean something relevant in Japanese or another language? It is just a tough sell for me to replace the default calendar app on my home screen with one named Saisuke, having said that though the icon does look rather nice...

    I downloaded the free edition just for a trial, haven't had much of a chance to try it yet but it is annoying how a swipe to change screens is also interpreted as individual touches. I'm very tempted as I have my task management taken care of with Remember the Milk (am currently torn between Appigo's ToDo and RTM's own app), which integrates nicely with Gmail and would love to add Google Calendar into the mix but OTA syncing is a must for that as I simply don't sync my iPhone with my laptop enough to make anything else viable for me.
     
  3. MotionxxUSxx thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Seriously, go for it. The ota syncing with google calendar is flawless. I also thought the name of the app is real strange, but it is awesome. The free versions only allows syncing one way and only for a small specified time frame, guess thats why it is free. Purchased the paid version today and it is great.
     
  4. tofupancake macrumors member

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    What a cool app! Goodbye iCal, goodbye Things.

    It solved a lot of my problems. I now use it in conjunction with the Remember The Milk (RTM) app, auto synced through a google calendar (which I never actually need to visit as it's all done in these two apps). Calendar entries (meetings, appointments, movies, etc) get added in SaiSuke, and tasks get added in RTM (write report, buy milk), but all show in SaiSuke. It syncs my subscribed calendars (public holidays etc) which I set up in google. And I've set a shared calendar up in google calendar for friends to see availability. I really enjoy that I can do all this without needing to visit google ever at all.

    Apparently PI will do this and more when it comes out, but this is worth it even for a couple of months in my case.

    I'm sold.
     
  5. jparris1 macrumors regular

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    Yep, I said goodbye to the Calendar app as soon as I bought this and I haven't looked back. Every update just makes it better too. My most used app by far.
     
  6. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    wish i wasnt 9.99 but I might still get it since you can now 2 way sync your google calendars with ical.
     
  7. anjinha macrumors 604

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    How do I sync my google calendars with iCal?
     
  8. diesel macrumors 6502a

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    Any "calendar" app without alerts for appointments is quite frankly useless. i know the apple sdk doesn't allow for alerts so it's not the dev's fault, and that the push alert system promised by apple is still not a reality, however i really don't understand why anyone would depend on a calendar app where the only way you know you have a meeting or appointment is by opening the app.
     
  9. tofupancake macrumors member

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    I use my calendar more as a planning tool than a meeting reminder tool. When I start a day I already know what my appointments are. I use the calendar inside meetings to check my availability for subsequent meetings. For meetings where I want to be reminded, I set gCal (which is fed by SaiSuke) to SMS me. And most of my calendar activity is planning social life rather than work life, so again its planning work. Frankly, if the calendar allowed me to send alerts I doubt I'd even use it. I certainly didn't with the standard shipped calendar.

    Different needs :)
     
  10. MotionxxUSxx thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I set up a
    SMS alerts or email through saisuke to be notified of appts. Works great.
     
  11. Gokunama macrumors 6502a

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    Saisuke was great, it was my most useful app till SmartTime came along. Perhaps if one has a lot of Google calendars to keep track of, then perhaps Saisuke is the better app? Not sure on that.

    I just prefer my events and tasks all in one place. SmartTime has Google sync and via google, pop up alerts for events in development now. The only thing I like more about Saisuke is it's month view, and I'll have to wait a few months before month view comes out on SmartTime.
     
  12. ifonivan macrumors newbie

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    Agree

    Yea, Saisuke syncs calendars with Google but it doesn't have a task manager. The other 1,000 task managers on the app store don't have calendars. The only one that has both is SmartTime.
     

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