Choosing a calendar app can make a relevant difference in everyday life. To get a better overview of the day, week or month makes no matter how full the schedule is. A good calendar app is a must have on your phone, but what makes a good calendar differs from person to person. Some value the opportunity to get an informative week view, others need a calendar app so stripped down as possible, and for some, it is equally important that there is also a capable Apple Watch app.
There are many calendar apps out there. Many apps are living in the borderland between being calendars and to-do apps, and they all have their advantages and disadvantages. We have selected four of our favorites to test them a little closer.
Google Calendar – stylish, smart and free
It's hard to beat free, and in fact we had been prepared to pay a penny even if Google Calendar cost money. This is the only app in the test, which is free, but there is no question of any streamlined app for that, but a very competent and pleasant calendar app (which we can expect from Google).
Here are all the views we need: Day view, tredagarsvy, weekly, and the app did in the autumn (belatedly) the ability to view and partly in a month, and a week view in landscape mode. Calendar supports all calendars we could possibly need, including Gmail, iCloud, Exchange, and with Yahoo.
But the calendar also want to be a little more than a calendar. It is also possible to set reminders, and to set targets for everything from running three times a week to find more time for family and friends. When we set a target app trying to squeeze in time for it during the week. We tell just how long we want to accomplish the task, what time of day we prefer, and how many times we want to do it. It is also possible to export the information to hälsoappen in IOS.
It is easy for a calendar becomes muddled when it tries to be too much, but we think the calendar manages to combine functions in an attractive way. It seems logical to be able to set reminders for specific things in your calendar, and targets are a fun way to motivate yourself. It is already in the calendar that we're practicing, so it is slightly easier to actually go and do it …
Worth mentioning is also that the calendar can retrieve information from Gmail restaurant reservations, airline tickets and the like – actually a ingenious feature, but we dare not always trust it. Necessary or not, but we double-check tickets often to be sure it is the right information retrieved. So far it has been right.
Google Calendar is Google's template "materials design," and we like it. The course looks a little different on an iPhone, but are you familiar with Google's other services, this is nothing strange. We wish, however, that Google went even further in customizing the application to IOS. We can certainly 3d pressing the app icon, but information about the next event already there would have been welcome.
Even better would be if there was a widget available. Are we looking for an iPad version, we give up, there is no such. Neither an Apple Watch app. Strangest of all is the lack of a feature to remind us where we need to go in order to arrive at a particular place (it's still Google we're talking about here …).
Those who lack this must simply look on, perhaps the favorite Fantastical 2 that we see on the next page
Fact: Google Calendar
Type: calendar app with features for reminders and objectives. Support is also available for iCloud, Exchange, and Yahoo.
Tested version: 1.7.2
More info: App Store