Pocket Informant and Pocket Informant HD – the popular calendar and task-management apps for the iPhone and iPad – have recently been updated. Now, users of the applications can take advantage of a whole load of new features, including Notes and Contact views, Task Smart Groups and much more. Both applications are currently available in the App Store for $9.99 each.

As outlined in the app’s release notes, changes made to the iPhone app include:

  • A new look to the Calendar View
  • New Month Picker when changing dates in List view or changing start/due dates of events and tasks
  • New options for Day View All Day font size and number of all day events to show
  • Color options for weekdays and weekends
  • New user interface for picking groupings in Tasks and Notes Views
  • Google now syncs privacy fields of events
  • New photo viewer
  • A variety of minor new features and improvements
  • Fixed a variety of issues reported in support and on the forums
  • Google OAuth security should now stick better
  • Recurrence End Date could get one day behind on all day recurrences
  • Changing an event’s calendar would not sync correctly
  • Crash in Drag and Drop in Day View
  • Recurrence Exceptions could still in some cases not properly display
  • Google eTag issues
  • Password dialog improvements
  • Some Template bugs
  • Fix for .ics VTIMEZONE issues in some areas – especially Australia
  • Notes now use Creation Date
  • Voice Notes should not be allowed to filter
  • Fixed a crash in Notes view with audio notes
  • Fixed an issue with Toodledo’s API not accepting titles of “0″
  • Fixed events from events not having a default date
  • Some visual bugs
  • Other variety of bugs

The iPad app has also received a number of new features, including:

  • Notes and Contact Views
  • Task Smart Groups
  • Google Task sync
  • Photo and Contact Linking
  • Swipe to Action, and many other major new features
  • Desk Themes

If you’re looking for a couple of fully-featured calendar and task-management applications, consider purchasing and downloading Pocket Informant – either for the iPhone, iPad or both. As mentioned, Pocket Informant and Pocket Informant HD are available in the App Store for $9.99 each.