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Apple is currently promoting Vantage Calendar as its Free App of the Week on the iOS App Store. Notable for its novel visual approach to calendar presentation, the app also features a number of lively design options for highlighting upcoming events in the user's schedule.

Central to Vantage is a 3D vertical timeline that users scroll up and down to move forwards and backwards through their calendar. Navigation is also mirrored by a horizontally scrolling strip across the top of the interface, which can be expanded to a monthly view with a single tap, or two taps for a more detailed view that fills the screen.

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Adding an upcoming event is achieved by scrolling to the appropriate day and tapping the plus symbol, which causes an event card to expand fullscreen, where options exist to adjust the usual event options, as well as apply a color, sticker, and even a particular font to the event to make it more prominent in the timeline.

Vantage also includes a 2D horizontally scrolling hourly view of each day of the week, as well as a vertically scrolling flat panel view of the days ahead, both of which are accessible via a tab on the right of the main screen.

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In addition, several different color themes can be found in the app's settings, which include a number of other visually impacting options.

Usually $3.99, Vantage Calendar is currently free on the App Store and is available to download for iPhone and iPad. [Direct Link]

Article Link: 'Vantage Calendar' is Apple's Free App of the Week
 

lazyrighteye

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Nice work, Vantage. I appreciate their exploration of the Z-axis. Offers some interesting potential.

That said, I keep trying other calendaring apps. But I keep coming back to the stock iOS offering. I'm so engrained/entrenched in Apple's Calendar/ecosystem that it will likely be a challenge for me to make it my daily. But, I'll give it a whirl.

Maybe the happy medium would be Apple implementing Z into their calendar view options. ;)
 
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jonnysods

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Nice work, Vantage. I appreciate their exploration of the Z-axis. Offers some interesting potential.

That said, I keep trying other calendaring apps. But I keep coming back to the stock iOS offering. I'm so engrained/entrenched in Apple's Calendar/ecosystem that it will likely be a challenge for me to make it my daily. But, I'll give it a whirl.

Maybe the happy medium would be Apple implementing Z into their calendar view options. ;)

Try Fantastical. It's a beautiful marriage of Reminders and Calendar.
 

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Calendars 5 (by Readdle) and Fantastical are great. I got the first one for free (App of the week).
 
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Chupa Chupa

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Interesting layout but gets me a little dizzy plus I prefer to see events a month at time and Vantage doesn't really do that the way either Calendars 5 or Fantastical does. Also FYI custom recurring events is a $1.99 add-on here so not totally free if you need that functionality.

If you don't need that functionality and do want a better month-at-a-glance page check out the free version of Calendars. (I don't think Fantastical has a free version but feel free to correct me if there is).
 

macfacts

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Is this app tablet optimized? Screenshots in the link just show same view in iPad and iPhone, just "blown up".

Why is Apple promoting apps like this? I'm told by many members here that only Android apps are "blown up". Can you explain @Abazigal ? Lots of dead space in the UI.

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ignatius345

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I think I've tried two dozen calendar apps by now, and find every one of them lacking one way or another. I downloaded this Vantage one and just found the interface a bit distracting.

In the end, I'm just using the native Calendar app and sometimes Fantastical (which has a nice ability to duplicate events).
 
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v0lume4

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Vantage Calendar -- where your start your day can be like the beginning of a Star Wars movie.

Slick design, really! I like the dark theme.
 
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abluewhale

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I think I've tried two dozen calendar apps by now, and find every one of them lacking one way or another. I downloaded this Vantage one and just found the interface a bit distracting.

In the end, I'm just using the native Calendar app and sometimes Fantastical (which has a nice ability to duplicate events).

yeah, I'm in the same whale-watching boat as you. i find most of the other calendar app interfaces kind of excess. they don't add anything for me, and just kind of get in the way.
 

nnoble

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Try Fantastical. It's a beautiful marriage of Reminders and Calendar.
Since it's OK to plug the Benz and Audi (Calendar 5 and Fantastical) I find it only fair to draw attention, not to the Rolls Royce but the absolute Bentley of calendars 'BusyCal' - not brash, not gimmicky just pure craftsmanship in functionality and design.
 

lederermc

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I've been using Week Calendar for a few years now, after sampling a few others, and find it to have all the features I need.
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iTune blurb says best calendar app worldwide? ( does this mean all platform? ) I would like to know if airlines tickets show up with TZ of departure or GMT like Apples freebie. That is, can you choose which TZ to show for a specific event.
 

ignatius345

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I've been using Week Calendar for a few years now, after sampling a few others, and find it to have all the features I need.
https://appsto.re/us/ukOTw.i
Kind of reminds me of Pocket Informant. Anybody use that one? I had it way back in like 2010 or so when I was just running around using an iPod Touch as a sort of PDA. It was a good app, and had a TON of insane customization options. Maybe too many customization options, frankly.
 

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I got Fantastical and Calendars by Readdle, both are good but I always go back to the stock app because they lack something, like Travel Times.
 
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