By Christian Zibreg on Nov 13, 2014
After gaining push support for Google Calendar, enhanced search and Todoist integration back in September and issuing a few maintenance updates since, Sunrise, the popular cross-platform calendar and to-do application, on Thursday launched a major new version in the App Store.
Sunrise now features native display support for the new 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus resolutions so it will no longer run enlarged on the new iPhones.
You can now authorize both Google Tasks and Eventbrite services for use in Sunrise and there’s a brand new widget for the Today view of the Notification Center on iOS 8.
Respective iOS and OS X edition of Sunrise are available free in the App Store and Mac App Store. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 3, 2014
Fantastical, Sunrise, Readdle, Tempo… You can safely add Google to your list of stock calendar replacements on iOS as the search giant confirmed today bringing the native Google Calendar experience to the iPhone and iPad soon, though without providing a timeframe for availability.
Google currently does not have a Calendar app in the App Store, but that’s going to change soon as it’s now started rolling out a brand new Calendar experience to first Android 5.0 Lollipop devices.
“Yes, we’re also working on a version for iPhone,” the Gmail team said in a blog post Monday announcing the new Google Calendar for Android 5.0 with Material Design. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 28, 2014
The Calendar app receives a brand new Day view to highlight a full day’s events in OS X Yosemite. Again, this is a feature that originates on iOS, and has found its way back to the Mac.
If you have a lot of appointments scheduled on a daily basis, then the Calendar App’s new Day view could become an instrumental tool for you. It’s a great way to take in the breadth of the current day’s appointments from a single view.
Step inside and watch our hands-on walkthrough, which showcases the new Calendar view in action… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Oct 22, 2014
Flexibits on Tuesday issued a major update to its calendar, reminder and to-do replacement app, Fantastical for the iPhone and iPad. Now an iOS 8-only download, the new Fantastical 2.2 is fully optimized for some of iOS 8’s headline new features.
It has an informative Today widget for your upcoming tasks, ability to create events in any application that supports iOS’s multi-purpose Share menu, notifications that can be interacted with on the Lock screen, within the Notification Center and from the banner alert, and more.
This update is free to existing users. And to celebrate this major new release, good folks over at Flexibits have slashed Fantastical for iOS: the iPhone edition is now $3, down from its regular price of five bucks, while the iPad edition will run you $7 for a limited time, down from its regular asking price of ten bucks a pop. Read More
By Sébastien Page on Sep 24, 2014
Fantastical 2 has been updated on Wednesday to bring support for the larger screens of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, just about five days after the release of these devices. Unfortunately, users who were hoping for support for Notification Center widgets and interactive notifications will still have to wait as these features are not part of this update. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Sep 24, 2014
Wednesday morning, Sunrise Calendar received its iOS 8 focused update bringing out new capabilities to the already feature-packed cross-platform app.
These include support for the free web-based project management service Trello and the ability to RSVP to invitation notifications by swiping on the notification directly (requires iOS 8).
With support for Trello, Sunrise now lets you see all the cards with a due date and introduces a new option to filter for cards that are assigned to you. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Sep 4, 2014
Tempo Smart Calendar, another worthwhile alternative to Apple’s stock iOS Calendar that last week became the first iOS app with Uber integration, is now available with native iPad interface which takes full advantage of the tablet’s larger canvas.
The iPad interface has been added to the existing Tempo for iPhone app, now a universal download in the App Store.
Other new features in this edition of Tempo include the new Week, Month and Agenda views that look business on the iPad, localization in French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish, as well as wider availability in more countries. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Sep 3, 2014
Sunrise, the popular alternative to Apple’s stock iOS Calendar, today refreshed its nicely done iPhone and iPad application with push for Google Calendars, the search feature and Todoist integration, the company noted in a blog post Wednesday.
A long-overdue feature, search is finally available in Sunrise to let you sift through your past or future events by title, location and attendees.
Push is now available for Google Calendars and fans of Todoist will appreciate Sunrise’s integration with this popular task manager for personal productivity.
Sunrise is available free in the App Store and Mac App Store. Against all odds, Sunrise the company has raised over a whopping $8 million in funding thus far. Not too shabby for a calendar app, wouldn’t you say? Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Aug 21, 2014
After adding in Reminders and Waze integration, Mailbox support and other new features to Tempo earlier in the summer, now developers behind the smart iOS calendar application have issued another update making it the first iPhone calendar app that integrates with Uber, the tremendously popular ride-sharing service.
Uber integration is another way Tempo ensures that you’re never late to that crucial meeting.
Unlike the vast majority of alternatives to the stock iOS Calendar app offered in the App Store, Tempo sets itself apart with a built-in smart assistant which anticipates what you need and surfaces that information right in the calendar, when you need it most… Read More
By Jake Underwood on Aug 9, 2014
In the midst of our hectic lives, most of us still manage to find time to use our cell phones. We may sneak in a quick glance at the news or play a little game here and there, but for many of us, our cell phones provide more entertainment than productivity.
Timeful is a calendar app that attempts to make managing a schedule and creating new to-dos and habits effortless. How does it perform at this daunting task? Read on for a full review… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Jul 23, 2014
One of our favorite (and my personal favorite) calendar application, Fantastical 2, just received a pretty big update for both its iPhone and iPad versions. The new features added have long been some of the most requested ones, so they’ll definitely be crowd pleasers.
On top of that, all versions of Fantastical have temporarily been discounted by up to 50%. If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet, now is your time. Read More
By Lory Gil on Jul 15, 2014
We recently published a list of our favorite calendar apps for the iPad. After the list was published, some of our readers suggested that Week Calendar was worthy of the “Best Of” nomenclature, to which we agreed and updated the list accordingly.
The very next day, the app’s developer sent me an email to let me know that the iPhone version of Week Calendar is going to be free for a special promotion on July 15 and 16 only. If you haven’t already, be sure to grab this amazing app on the iPhone before it goes back up to full price… Read More
By Lory Gil on Jul 13, 2014
A few months ago, we shared our favorite calendar apps for the iPhone. We are big on making lists, organizing, and planning out our lives around here. One list is just not enough, especially if you use your iPad and iPhone for very different things.
This time around, we compiled a list of what we think are the best calendar apps for iPad in the App Store. Check out our list below and feel free to let us know what your favorites are in the comment section… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jul 10, 2014
Available free of charge in the App Store, Tempo 1.4 adds several long-expected features like Waze integration for community-based traffic reports, native support for iOS Reminders, more timely notifications for flights and conference calls, updated contact details on Profile Cards and more.
Perhaps the biggest new feature, Tempo 1.4 now lets you add events in plain English. The app will parse your spoken query and recognize the days of the weeks, time, holidays, repeating events and more. Jump past the fold for the full list of changes… Read More
By Lory Gil on Jul 9, 2014
There are so many calendar apps in the App Store it will make your head spin. There are quite a few really good ones, too. When someone asks me to recommend the best calendar app, it is hard to choose a favorite.
Appoint is another great new calendar app that has everything you need to customize your schedule the way you want it. Whether you want dark or light themes, daily or monthly views, or would rather see your events as a list, this app has what you need… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jul 3, 2014
Sunrise, the popular and free replacement for Apple’s stock Calendar in iOS, has been making some notable strides.
Just last month, for example, the team added third-party app integration to Sunrise for iOS. And, the previous month brought us Sunrise for Android and a web app, making for a nice cross-platform solution.
Now available free in the Mac App Store, Sunrise for Mac brings the beautifully laid out iOS experience to your desktop, with such features as full offline mode, third-party app integration, notifications for reminders, support for Google and iCloud calendars and much more… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 17, 2014
The popular and elegant replacement for the stock iOS Calendar app, Sunrise Calendar by Sunrise Atelier, Inc., just recently has expanded its reach and is now available across iOS and Android mobile platforms and on the web, with a consistent feature set and unified design.
Now available free of charge in the App Store, the new version 2.4 brings support for select third-party applications. That’s right, you can now connect apps like Songkick, Evernote, Tripit, Github and Asana directly in Sunrise and make your life a little easier… Read More
By Joe Rossignol on Jun 12, 2014
The 2014 FIFA World Cup begins today with a match between the host country Brazil and Croatia, kicking off a month-long tournament that involves 32 countries competing to win the World Cup Finals. With dozens of matches over the span of over four weeks, it can be a little daunting to keep up with all of the game fixtures. That’s why we’re here to help, with this simple tutorial on how to add a World Cup games schedule to your iPhone calendar. Read ahead for the step-by-step instructions… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 29, 2014
Sunrise Calendar, a free iOS calendar alternative, on Thursday rolled out to Android smartphones, now available free of charge in Google’s Play Store. In addition, the software has been released on desktop, too, in the form of a web app available in the Chrome Web Store.
And ff you prefer Apple’s Safari over Google’s Chrome browser, Sunrise Calendar can now be enjoyed as a regular web app, too, though you’ll lose Chrome-specific functionality such as the offline mode. With that in mind, the app is now available pretty much everywhere: across the iPhone, iPad and Android devices and on the web… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 21, 2014
Flexibits’s Fantastical 2 for iOS has received a maintenance update this morning bringing several bug fixes, alongside a useful improvement to how the overlapping calendar events are handled.
Bringing the app up to version 2.0.7, the team has made changes to how it handles many overlapping events by improving your week view layout to fit more content while making the individual entries legible.
Today’s update is available for both the iPhone and iPad edition of Fantastical and is now live in the App Store, free for existing users… Read More