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Mark the Date with These Awesome Calendar Apps

What do you look for in a calendar app? Do you prefer a visual experience? Would you like a tool specifically for work or sharing? These awesome iOS apps help you stay on schedule in a variety of ways.

Full Featured Calendars

Multipurpose calendar apps come with great extra features. Manage your schedule, take care of tasks, receive reminders, and more.

Google Calendar: make the most of every day

Never miss a date again with Google Calendar

Google Calendar: make the most of every day

Get back to today

For Google Calendar users who need to keep track of everything on the go

The official Google Calendar app lets you view your important calendars quickly in month, week, day, and schedule views. You can pull in events from Gmail, use reminders to go along with your events, add personal goals, create new events on the fly and even work with other calendars on your phone, like Exchange and iCloud.

Why we love it

When it comes to the calendar app you'll use every day on my iPhone, the native iOS Google Calendar, straight from the Google mothership, is the best calendar app out there. It looks and works the same way Google Calendar works on the web, and that’s the way we like it. No messing with sync or permissions: Google Calendar for iPhone is just that: Google Calendar on your iPhone.

Fantastical 2 for iPhone - Calendar and Reminders

One of the best calendars for your iPhone

Fantastical 2 for iPhone - Calendar and Reminders

Customize

Anyone who wants a gorgeous and intuitive calendar app with natural language input should use this.

Fantastical has quickly become the gold standard of calendar apps. This app has been overhauled for iOS 8 and brings with it some new tricks. 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. Fantastical 2 integrates reminders. Just use the same plain English approach to create reminders that save right into iCloud. 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.

Why we love it

Fantastical 2 continues to be one of the most beautiful calendar apps around and the natural language support is superb. It is also intuitive to use and packs in plenty of features.

Timepage – Calendar by Moleskine

Digitally plan your days with Moleskine

Timepage – Calendar by Moleskine

Heat maps of your schedule

For those who like a classy and timeless look for their digital planners.

Moleskine Timepage is a feature-rich scheduling solution from the company who brought you the cult-classic analog notebooks and planners. In Timepage, users get a classic agenda-style interface of their calendar (fetched from the native Calendar, or you can sync with Google or Outlook) with the list view on the main screen. A swipe from the left takes you to the monthly views, where you get heat maps of how busy a day is so you can plan accordingly from a glance. Tapping on a day shows you all of the day's events in a list, and you can even get a quick overview of the weather or an hourly forecast. Selecting events reveals more details like a map, how long it will take you to get there via various modes of transportation, who else is attending, any notes, and more. Timepage also makes use of natural language input for creating new events so you don't have to fiddle around with annoying text boxes, and everything about the appearance can be customized to your liking, including the colors.

Why we love it

We love Moleskine Timepage because it has a super tasteful design that is not obnoxious or cluttered, and the colors really compliment the aesthetics well. It's easy to see how your schedule is going to be from a glance, and the extra bits of data that you get from viewing events is a great touch.

Try Something Unique

If you enjoy visual apps that let you view your calendar and events in a fun way, these awesome options are not only attractive but useful.

Vantage Calendar

Vantage Calendar

Fortyfour AB

New perspective on the events

For those interested in a different view of their calendar and events.

Vantage Calendar offers a distinctive view of your events. Review your weekly schedule quickly, open an hourly summary for those busy days, and pop up the mini month option for a fast overview. The app is attractive, useful, and an enjoyable tool for visual people.

Why we love it

If you love well-designed visual calendar apps that still offer the basic features you need, check out Vantage Calendar.

Peek Calendar - Simple & Minimalist Cal

Peek Calendar - Simple & Minimalist Cal

Square Mountains

Peek Calendar - Simple & Minimalist Cal

For those who want a simple yet attractive calendar to view events at a glance.

Peek Calendar is a fun and simple app that lets you easily view your events at a glance. Expand a day or the week, tap and hold to add an event, and adjust the times with quick gestures. The app includes great customization features for syncing, color themes, vibration, and sounds.

Why we love it

If you want an app that lets you control it with simple gestures, has an intuitive interface, and takes the work out of calendar management, Peek Calendar is a terrific option.

JotTheDate - Handwrite Calendar.

Add some style to your calendar with an app that lets you draw your events.

JotTheDate - Handwrite Calendar.

See your events easily

For users looking for an old-fashioned way to keep track of events.

JotTheDate is a unique way to view your appointments, meetings, and occasions. Whether you draw a smiley face or spell out the word “lunch,” this calendar app makes creating events fun. Each event includes the basic features you need and the calendar is easy to use.

Why we love it

For something different in a calendar app, JotTheDate lets you scribble, write, or draw with your finger. You can see your events clearly and the app can make scheduling appointments an enjoyable experience. So, if you want to add a little pizzazz to your events, check out JotTheDate.

Share Your Calendar

When you want to share your schedule with friends, family, or coworkers, try an cool calendar app designed just for it.

TimeTree: Shared Calendar

TimeTree: Shared Calendar

JUBILEE WORKS, Inc.

TimeTree: Shared Calendar

For those who want everyone’s schedules on one calendar.

TimeFree allows you to create separate shared calendars for the different roles you have - personal, family, couple, work, even clubs and hobbies. Notifications are delivered automatically to everyone in the group when someone creates or changes an appointment, or sends a message in the app - no need to send direct messages to everyone, or to a group chat only to have people not see it. TimeFree supports import from Google Calendar, so you can use TimeTree immediately. You can also view others’ Google Calendars if you have access. You can use your desktop at work or school and mobile on-the-go.

Why we love it

TimeTree helps you clear up miscommunication and find compromise by sharing information about events with the people in your shared calendar.

Doodle: Easy Scheduling

Take the pain out of figuring out when everyone is available.

Doodle: Easy Scheduling

Create polls on the go

For anyone trying to get a group of people in the same place at the same time.

Getting multiple people to meet in the same place at the same time can be tough. When you have a group of individuals – whether students or coworkers – who all have varying schedules, it can get even harder. Doodle allows you to easily send a poll to anyone asking them to indicate whether they are available or busy for set time slots, and the best part is that an account is not required for filling out polls. Doodle also offers some advanced features. For starters, you can allow users to select "if need be" times, that way you can make sure everyone is free and that it's convenient for most. Polls can optionally be set as private, so only administrators can view responses, and they can also be used as sign-up systems for events by only allowing users to choose a select amount of options, or to have a maximum number of attendees per time slot. While Doodle has been known to be web-based, the iOS app in particular allows users to create, modify, and respond to polls on the go. The best part is being able to receive notifications for when participants respond. This makes it a must-have for any Doodle user.

Why we love it

Doodle is the easiest way to find out when everyone's available, and also offers the best iOS solution for this that we've found. Being able to keep up with polls in a desktop web browser, along with in the mobile app with push notifications, makes it easy to use while balancing a busy lifestyle.

Allcal - A Shared Calendar for Events

Allcal - A Shared Calendar for Events

All Calendars, LLC

Allcal - A Shared Calendar for Events

For those looking to create interactive real-time calendars.

Allcal lets you create interactive, real-time calendars for your baseball team, nonprofit, book club, and group of friends. You can even share a public calendar of events instantly by creating a public calendar for your business, venue, or school club. Planners can create events of their own with cover photos and real-time updates, or search our public calendars to find fun events to share. The shared calendars make planning easy, keep everybody updated, and even send pop-up notifications of a new event or last-minute change.

Why we love it

It's easy to make plans quickly by searching public calendars for fun events nearby, then adding them directly on your shared calendar.

Celebrate Special Dates

Keep those important dates close at hand with calendar apps built for birthdays and holidays.

Check Your Next Work Shift

When it comes to managing your work shifts, an ordinary calendar doesn’t give you the features you really need. These handy calendar apps are created especially for shift workers.