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Old 04-10-2015, 03:47 PM   #1
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Good calendar app?

What calendar app do you use (I have iPhone)?

I used to use Outlook calendar at work all the time and I had an app on my iPhone that was linked to it and gave me reminders on my iPhone for all calendar appointments. I need something similar. It would be good if that app came with some kind of task tracking too.

Thank you very much!
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I use Gmail and the Google Calendar, with the Gmail app on my iPhone, and the iPhone Calendar synch'ed to the Google calendar
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I don't think there is an ideal calendar app yet, despite the many attempts available.

The built-in Calendar app is not good enough for me, so I've been looking for quite a while.

I used Week Calendar for quite a while, as it served my purposes pretty well.

More recently, I've gone to Awesome Calendar, which I like better.

Most of them have free versions (with ads), so you can try them out, then buy the paid version if you like it.
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Old 04-10-2015, 04:21 PM   #4
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I have one called MiCal; if I paid anything for it, it wasn't much. No ads and it works pretty much like the Outlook calendar and there are no ads.
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I use Gmail and the Google Calendar, with the Gmail app on my iPhone, and the iPhone Calendar synch'ed to the Google calendar
I started adding events in Google calendar, but does the notification popup work for you? (I tested but nothing is popping up yet...)
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Try CalenGoo.
Works for me and syncs with Google Calendar.


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I started adding events in Google calendar, but does the notification popup work for you? (I tested but nothing is popping up yet...)
When I enter events on my laptop I have the default notification set to pop-up and also email notification. For really important messages I have also SMS enabled and would add that notification on those events.

The pop-up on the laptop never worked, I assumed because I had a pop-up blocker installed, but since it was synch'ed with the calendar on the iPad then it would pop up on the iPad (and "bing").

Once I got an iPhone in January I never needed the SMS feature as the calendar on the iPhone is synch'ed with GMail/Google Calendar and it pops up on the iPhone. (actually I have it set to appear in the banner, and give a "bing").
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When I enter events on my laptop I have the default notification set to pop-up and also email notification. For really important messages I have also SMS enabled and would add that notification on those events.

The pop-up on the laptop never worked, I assumed because I had a pop-up blocker installed, but since it was synch'ed with the calendar on the iPad then it would pop up on the iPad (and "bing").

Once I got an iPhone in January I never needed the SMS feature as the calendar on the iPhone is synch'ed with GMail/Google Calendar and it pops up on the iPhone. (actually I have it set to appear in the banner, and give a "bing").
Thank you very much. The popup is not working or I am just not doing something right on iPhone, but SMS definitely worked so I will use this for a while.
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Does anybody use a tasklist or notes kind of thing on iPhone that is synced with an online website?
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Does anybody use a tasklist or notes kind of thing on iPhone that is synced with an online website?
I have the Google calendar app downloaded on my iPhone which synchs with my Google calendar that I can access through the web on my iPad and laptop.

I can add events with notes, but I don't use task lists, not sure if Google calendar supports task lists, but it does support repeating events which I use.
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I use Google calendar which syncs with my laptop amd android. I have no problems getting notifications for events on my laptop even with popups blocked. I also get notifications through Gmail, and some from SMS, can't say why??
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I think I just need to test the pop up on my iphone some more. SMS definitely works so it's all good. Thank you all for all your feedback!


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I'm not near as heavy or frequent a user of calendar and task lists as when I was working.

When I was working we had Lotus Notes and the email, calendar and notes data automatically synced with my Blackberry.

Now that I am retired, I use Outlook on my laptop and tether sync the calendar and task lists with my Android phone. I don;t really use tasks much on the laptop but I use Out of Milk for tasks, shopping lists, errand lists, etc on the phone. Very handy as I can add items verbally without typing.
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I too use Google Calendar synched to the phone. I rely on email reminders, many times two so I get reminded a few days before an event and again the day of the event. I would forget to get up in the morning without an email reminder.
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I use the iPhone calendar app with our Gmail account. On Android tablet I use the Google app. Alerts appear as expected on the iPhone.
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Old 04-11-2015, 08:50 PM   #16
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Gmail calendar looks pretty good and I have also installed Out of Milk. I think I will use these for a while and see. Thank you very much for sharing what you use!
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