Best Calendar Apps

Discover The Best Apps To Manage Your Schedule

Overview

Apple's Calendar app has been a fine performer since the debut of iOS years ago. Everyone has a different workflow and that has opened the door for tons of calendar apps that suit a myriad of needs. If you need more than simple event entry and iCloud sync, this AppGuide will help you navigate the ocean of calendar apps available for your device.

Essential Apps

  • $9.99

    Fantastical 2 for iPhone - Calendar and Reminders

    by Flexibits Inc.

    Fantastical has quickly become the gold standard of calendar apps. This app has just been overhauled for iOS 7 and brings with it some new tricks. First, Fantastical still has its innovative split view where you see the month and your list of appointments on a single screen. It still supports natural language input. It still looks amazing. Flexibits has upped their game by letting you flip your iPhone on its side to see a full screen calendar. It looks fantastic. The calendar view has been changed into an updated Day Picker. This gives you a scrolling list above your events. Best of all, Fantastical 2 now integrates reminders. Use the same plain English approach to create reminders that save right into iCloud. If it's somebody's birthday, you can tap on the event to get a fun birthday screen and three options to contact that person. Some great enhancements include: a map on events with an address, a new light theme, the ability to open locations in Google Maps, and even Google Chrome support for URLs. There are more features and amazing parts to Fantastical 2 than anyone can say in a single blurb, so check it out for yourself and see what the hype is all about.

  • $2.99

    Calvetica Calendar

    by Mysterious Trousers, LLC

    It's rare to find a calendar done differently, but Calvetica really hits a home run. This app looks nothing like others with an interface that is clean and fluid. It uses gestures to change views and has slick animations. This app includes custom notification sounds as well. When you create an event, it is done within a beautiful window. It can be made in seconds, especially if you've set your event defaults in advance. Calvetica is one to definitely check out.

  • Free

    Sunrise Calendar - for Google Calendar, Exchange and for iCloud

    by Sunrise Atelier, Inc.

    Sunrise takes your calendar to another level with a clean interface. It uses a hybrid month and list view that changes size as you scroll. Events can be linked to a location, giving you one tap access to directions. Weather is shown for upcoming days to help you plan before you commit to a time. A small arrow appears if you scroll away from today to easily bring you back to now. Sunrise will give you an event-specific icon, which is a nice touch. This app can connect to your local and Google calendars, along with: Facebook, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Twitter, and Producteev.

  • $6.99

    Calendars 5 - Smart Calendar and Task Manager with Google Calendar Sync

    by Readdle

    Calendars 5 is another app that's been reimagined for iOS 7. This app also uses natural language input to create events. The look and feel of Calendars 5 fits perfectly within the new OS. Just like Fantastical 2, this app also integrates with Reminders to keep everything in one convenient place. You have views for the month, week, day, or list as well. The month view makes it simple to see all day events. One great feature is SMS alerts for events, so you'll be reminded even if you miss the notification. Finally, if you're a Google Calendar user, then Calendars 5 will work with that too.

Notable Apps

  • Free

    Tempo Smart Calendar for Google Calendar and Exchange

    by Tempo AI

    Predictive assistance is Tempo's game and it's a good calendar that tries to do big things. Tempo pulls all the data for your appointments to let you know when to leave and send group messages if you're running late. Tempo does a great job of giving you one-touch speed dials for conference calls. A single gesture gets you on that call with no effort. Each day is accompanied by a beautiful photo and the day's forecast.

  • Free

    Pocket Informant - Calendar & Tasks

    by Web Information Solutions, Inc.

    As stated in its App Store description, Pocket Informant is a fully integrated calendar, task, contacts, and notes solution. Out of all the apps on this list, this may be the most powerful in terms of functionality. I also like the design and layout of the app. However, I didn't find it to be the most intuitive in use. Whereas I was able to sync my Google calendars quickly with Readdle's app, it took me a long time to set up my calendar the way I liked it on Pocket Informant.

  • $4.99

    GoCal for Google Calendarâ„¢ HD

    by Light Room

    GoCal has fewer features than the apps above it, but it has perhaps my favorite visual design of all the apps on the list. It's nothing fancy, but it's laid out well and looks nice. Like Readdle's app, it gave me quick integration with my Google calendars. Unfortunately, like Pocket Informant, It charges separately for its iPad and iPhone apps.

  • $3.99

    Awesome Note (To-do/Calendar/Reminder/Memo)

    by BRID

    Awesome Note tries to combine many apps into one. This isn't just a calendar. Awesome Note handles lists, reminders, journals, photos, and a lot more. The app is colorful and cheery. This app does suffer from trying to be a jack of all trades. The UI is a bit cumbersome and hard to learn. If you want an all-in-one app to handle everything, this may be one to check out.

  • $9.99

    SaiSuke

    by Mobile Saysoft,Inc.

    SaiSuke is a simple and clean app that looks great with its various color schemes. It features six modes and has integration with Google calendar, iCloud, and tons more. While it is a bit pricey, SaiSuke performs well and also features a passcode lock to keep your appointment data safe.

  • $9.99

    CalPad - Organizer for iPad

    by AweSoft Co., LTD

    CalPad is packed with some powerful features, such as Google map integration, task syncing to ToodleDo and Google tasks, and the ability to attach photos. Please note that CalPad is available only for your iPad. However, there is a free CalPad Lite that you can try before you buy. The full version offers better syncing capabilities and more views, among other things.

Decent Apps

  • $6.99

    CalenGoo (sync with Google Calendarâ„¢)

    by Dominique Andr Gunia

    CalenGoo is nice if Google Calendar is all you use. This nice calendar app will allow you to use it while it's importing all of your calendar information. When you first open it you give your Google login, and you're all set. Once you're in, it's a straightforward calendar app.

  • $9.99

    Agendus for iPad - Calendars, Tasks, Birthdays & Sync

    by iambic, Inc.

    Like Pocket Informant, Agendus is another app that combines your calendar, tasks, and contacts into one application. It's not as powerful as Pocket Informant, but has a nice look to it. I like its efforts to add a personal touch with its forecast, quote of the day, and day in history listings on the today page. The app has received some low reviews in the app store due to stability issues; I also experienced this. But I think the app has potential and is worth keeping an eye on.

  • $4.99

    PlanBe : Calendar and Reminder, Best Organizer for Task and Event for iCloud, Google, and Toodledo

    by NemusTech

    PlanBe is another decent calendar app with a classic design. Adding new events can be changed to tasks, which are sometimes more suited for what you have coming up. The views can be swiped left and right to easily see past and future dates. PlanBe can use iCloud to sync, making it pretty useful.

  • $0.99

    MyCalendar Mobile

    by K-Factor Media, LLC.

    If you're in need to track the birthdays of all your Facebook friends, MyCalendar may suit your needs. This app connects to Facebook and gets everything it needs from there. Direct integration means you can post to friends' walls when its their special day. The app loads quick and has a familiar design for all iOS users.

  • Free

    Awesome Calendar Lite

    by YunaSoft Inc.

    Awesome Calendar doesn't stand out from the rest of the bunch except one interesting feature. If you tap the Command button on the top-right, you can select Photo Calendar. This places pictures from your Camera Roll onto a calendar. This gives you a nice way to view your photos in a new and pleasing way.

  • Free

    DejaOffice

    by CompanionLink Software

    DejaOffice is another app that mixes in the ability to perform many tasks within one app. The goal is to make it act like a mobile office and it presents itself in a professional manner. The calendar is very simple but the navigation throughout the app is well thought out.

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