agenda widget notification center calendar

Agenda: Widget+ is an application whose sole purpose is to display a list of your future calendar events in Notification Center. The app itself, which actually acts as the preferences panel for the widget, offers multiple options to fine-tune the data displayed in Notification Center.

While Fantastical is my go-to calendar application on iOS, I have always found its Notification Center widget lacking in terms of controls. And it’s not just Fantastical. Other apps I have tried, including Apple’s own Calendar app, or Readdle’s Calendars 5 have the same limitations. They basically don’t offer any real way of selecting what you want to see in there, or the way it should look.

Agenda: Widget+ does just that. The app offers several customization features, but my favorite one has to be the ability to filter what calendars you want to see in Notification Center. For instance, my wife shares her calendar with me, but I don’t really care about seeing her daily events in Notification Center. Agenda: Widget+ lets me filter out that calendar so it doesn’t show in Notification Center.

Another interesting customization option is the ability to see events for today, or today and tomorrow, or for the next week, and more. Again, this is much welcome as it can offer a general overview of what the week ahead of you looks like, all this at a quick glance.

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Those who want even finer refinements over what data can be displayed in the widget will like the option of being able to select the time, location, and more. This is real powerful stuff here.

Agenda: Widget+ has a few more features but these are definitely the headlining ones.

This app is very similar to another one I used to use a year or so ago called Agenda+, but its limited options, and more importantly, its complete lack of support drove me away from it. I’m just glad I found Agenda: Widget+ as a worthy replacement.

Agenda: Widget+ is available in the App Store for $0.99. If you want more control over your Notification Center calendar widget, then give it a try.

  • basilis

    Already have the app since day 1, along with the other two apps. Unflrtunately the app seems to have been stopped from being supported. Furthermore developer never replies to bug reports and emails.
    I have abandoned agenda + and i am stuck with famtastical.

  • Agreed … Famtastical is the best !!!

  • Diogo Pires

    That’s a good suggestion Sebastian! It only need 2 things to be perfect for me: a “tap to open” action to go directly to the calendar app, despite the native app it is not my go-to calendar app, and to display event notes.
    I use Calie by Thomas Blackburn as my main calendar app.

  • Martynet

    Hi Sébastien, another solution on how the share calendar with your wife, without seeing her complete schedule is that both of you have your separated calendars which you don’t share at all and then you have one more calendar called “family” for example and that’s the one you share with your wife.

    • Thanks for the suggestion. We actually have that sort of system but my wife isn’t good at adding events in the right calendars. So she ends up adding her work stuff in her personal calendar from time to time, which is why I don’t want to see her calendar in Notification Center.

  • roberte

    Thanks Sebastian I’ll give it a try. I feel your pain with Agenda+. It’s by Alan Yip, the same bloke who created Jeff’s favourite “ProWidgets” that was never updated.

  • still looking for an adequate Sunrise replacment app since Micro$oft bought and shut down Sunrise.
    In my eyes Sunrise has the best calendar widget.

  • Chetan

    Try EventsWidget that is free and even better!

    • I wasn’t aware of that one. It’s pretty good indeed.

    • the hood

      Nice work Chetan, a hidden gem. 🙂

    • Adam

      I was going to suggest that too. Nice 🙂

    • bighaus

      I can’t find eventswidget in the App Store anywhere.

  • diggitydang

    I like Fantastical display of information in NC best. The only thing I HATE is that on busy days, it’s cuts off the day and says something like “3 more events” that will take you to the app.