By Christian Zibreg on Apr 15, 2014
As is our wont, we’re covering iOS 7.x quite extensively here on iDownloadBlog, with Jeff doing roundups of stock apps and features such as Clock, Messages, Music, Siri, Mail and Notification Center (and more to come soon) in excruciating detail. But despite our laser-sharp focus on these things, every once in a while we learn about a new nice-to-have.
This one flew under our radar but thanks to the eagle-eyed iDownloadBlog reader Garen, we now know of yet another gem in iOS 7.1: if you switch your Calendar app to daily agenda, your Today section in the iOS Notification Center adapts its layout accordingly to display your daily agenda as a list.
It’s yet another reminder that even the tiniest details matter… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 15, 2014
Tempo Smart Calendar by Tempo AI, Inc. is one of the best calendar apps for the iPhone. Best of all, Tempo is totally free (unlike some other premium calendar apps on the iOS platform). Today, the app got bumped to version 1.3, offering a new conference calling feature with up to five participants, free of charge and without ever leaving your calendar.
There’s also a new custom alert sound and an option to add the current date to the Home screen app icon. The update is now live in the App Store... Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 14, 2014
Ukrainian developer Readdle has updated its free and paid Calendar apps for iOS with a refreshed user interface on the iPad sporting better layout and improved navigation. On the iPhone, the new Calendars 5.4 lets you set customer reminders and both editions include a pair of maintenance fixes and other improvements.
Now available to download in the App Store, both the free Calendars app and the $2.99 premium Calendars have been updated with the aforementioned features… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Apr 2, 2014
I’d probably be wasting my time if I spent more than a few words introducing Fantastical, an app that most of us here at iDB use on a daily basis, and which we recently ranked as one of the best calendar apps for iPhone. And it’s not just us!
Up until today, you could only use Fantastical on your Mac or your iPhone, but things are changing as Flexibits just released Fantastical 2 for iPad, now available in the App Store… Read More
By Lory Gil on Mar 30, 2014
Calendar apps are like blue jeans. Everyone has a different idea of what makes them good, and oftentimes, they get more comfortable the more you use them. Especially when you haven’t washed them for a week. Different types of people have different needs from their calendar. Some want a simple design with very little clutter. Others want a productivity workhorse that will offer a wide variety of features.
Whether you know what kind of calendar app you prefer or not, we’ve done some research to track down the best in this category. We came up with a list of what we believe are the best calendar apps for iPhone. No matter what you’re looking for in a calendar app, we think these are just the right fit for the wide variety of readers we have at iDB… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 25, 2014
Colendar is a brand new jailbreak tweak from developer Julian Weiss that allows you to change up the color of the text present on the stock Calendar app. The tweak, which is geared towards themers, also works with Ryan Petrich’s Gregorian calendar app.
Included in Colendar’s preferences are options to adjust the color of the day and date text and offset parameters for adjusting the location of the text assets as well. Have a look at our video walkthrough inside for more insight… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 13, 2014
Developer Ryan Petrich has released a new jailbreak app to his beta repo that allows jailbroken users to experience the new iOS 7.1 calendar on lesser firmware.
Entitled Gregorian, this standalone jailbreak app is a great compromise for those who wish to remain on jailbroken firmware, but want to experience some of the cool new features introduced with Apple’s recent iOS 7.1 release. Check inside for all of the details. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Mar 11, 2014
Fantastical by Flexibits is arguably the most advanced calendar and to-do application on the iPhone – my daily productivity is now dependent on it running on my iOS devices and Macs.
If you’re not familiar with the app, it features natural language processing so you can just type in something like ‘lunch with Dad in two weeks at Mom’s place at 1pm’ and it’ll automatically create a reminder or an event for you. And yes, it integrates with your iOS Calendar and Reminders database.
Fantastical is even better on the Mac and developers should be praised for keeping their user base loyal by expanding on the feature set with regular refinements and new capabilities. In today’s update, now live in the App Store, Fantastical brings out a whole bunch of tweaks and improvements along with a few new features.
Notable highlights include an option to send text messages in WhatsApp, support for opening links in 1Password and the Mercury web browser, a new custom sound they’ve made for event and reminder notifications and lots more.
The full changelog is right below the fold… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Mar 6, 2014
Sunrise Calendar [review], a free iOS calendar alternative, has finally introduced long-expected support for Microsoft Exchange accounts for corporate calendars, making it on par with the stock iOS Calendar app.
Now available free in the App Store, this much-expected feature in the new Sunrise Calendar version 2.2 makes it easy to connect your Exchange account directly in the app to access your work-related tasks and events on the iPhone and iPad.
Support for Exchange accounts is in addition to the existing iCloud and Google calendar integration. Before linking your Exchange calendars with Sunrise, you must first add an Exchange account to your device in iOS Settings under Mail, Contacts, Calendars… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 27, 2014
Developer Realmac Software recently addressed user confusion surrounding its Clear and Clear+ to-do apps for the iPhone and iPad by announcing that it will be migrating Clear+ users to Clear for free.
Not only are they doing this to ensure that “as many people as possible can move to Clear” because Clear+ is now defunct, but also due to the fact that Apple doesn’t offer a way to migrate users between copies of an app.
Realmac also added native iPad interface to Clear so now both Clear and Clear+ support all form-factor iOS devices. If I were you, I’d download Clear for free right away… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 18, 2014
Realmac Software has finally added native iPad support to its popular Clear to-do application for the iPhone and iPod touch. They’re also moving customers from Clear+ back to Clear for free.
These changes are in response to user confusion amid complaints from people who were uncertain which version to buy, with some even mistakenly buying the iPhone edition when they really wanted the universal version that natively supports all form-factor iDevices.
Clear for iPhone with the newly added iPad support is now available in the App Store for $4.99. Clear+ remains a separate $4.99 download, though it’s going to be offered free of charge for a limited time to allow Clear+ owners to migrate to Clear without being forced to buy the app twice… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 5, 2014
We were pretty ecstatic when Tempo Smart Calendar launched last Spring. Here was a comprehensive app that dared to think differently about what calendar apps for the iPhone should be like.
If you’re not familiar with Tempo, the app couples your typical to-dos and calendar items with phone, email and SMS functionality while providing the smart-assistant functionality to look up flight statuses, extract meeting data from emails (Mailbox is supported) and more.
In today’s update, Tempo has brought out three major new features and a whole bunch of nice-to-haves, adding up to its arsenal of the already strong productivity features… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jan 31, 2014
Fans of Realmac Software’s Clear to-do app who’ve always wanted its gestural user interface in a calendar app need look no further than Peek Calendar for iPhone, $1.99 in the App Store. It’s the calendar humanized, as developer Square Mountains puts it.
The premise behind Peek Calendar, as its name suggests, is the decluttering of your calendar entries by providing an effective at-a-glance overview of your day and some novel gestures allowing you to literally peek inside the events.
One of may favorite interactions: the shading gesture which allows you to see some Peek’s life events. Check out Peek Calendar in a sweet promotional video included right after the break… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 30, 2014
One of our favorite calendar apps, Sunrise Calendar, received a minor but important update today. The app has been reworked to no longer send your Apple credentials—for those who use iCloud Calendar—to their third-party servers.
The update follows a spell of user backlash, spearheaded by a handful of prominent iOS developers who criticized the app for requiring users to offer up their Apple IDs and passwords and then sending them to non-Apple servers… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Jan 25, 2014
Jailbreaking has so many benefits that we often forget the drawbacks of it all. When you jailbreak your device, you basically put yourself at risk of breaking little things here and there. That’s exactly what is happening with the recently released evasi0n7 jailbreak for iOS 7. On the surface, everything is ok, but when you start digging, you might notice that a few elements aren’t working the way they should.
One problem that I and many others have experienced is an issue with Notification Center not showing the Today view information properly. In some cases, it won’t show any weather or calendar data. If you’ve been affected by this issue, read on for a short tutorial on how to fix it… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 23, 2014
We’re big fans of the Sunrise Calendar app here at iDB. We named it one of our Apps of the Week in October of last year, and it has a permanent spot on our list of Best iPhone apps. It’s a great-looking, full-featured alternative to Apple’s stock Calendar.
But Sunrise has been taking a lot of heat lately for one of its newer features: iCloud support. You see, in order for you to add your iCloud account, the app requires you to enter your Apple ID and password. And some people see this as a huge security risk… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jan 22, 2014
App maker Readdle launched its iOS 7-ready Calendars 5 application last September, just a few days following the public launch of iOS 7. Both the free and paid Calendars apps have now been bumped to version 5.3 in what Readdle says is “our biggest update since the launch”.
Calendars 5.3 focuses on making it easier to send or accept event invitations by adding new features to manage meetings, conference calls and any activity that involves other people… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Jan 21, 2014
Notification Center is great for seeing what’s next on your calendar or even for getting a full day view of your calendar, but some users, including me, don’t want to have to pull Notification Center down in order to see what events are scheduled for the day.
Enters Calendar for Lockscreen, a new tweak that will display your upcoming calendar events on the Lock screen, giving you a quick and easy access to your schedule.
After installing Calendar for Lockscreen from Cydia and performing a respring, you will see your upcoming calendar events directly on the Lock screen, right below the clock… Read More
By Lory Gil on Jan 9, 2014
Back in October, we took a look at Sunrise Calendar for the iPhone. Its direct connection with social networking apps, like Facebook and Twitter, makes it convenient for sending birthday wishes, getting event info, and a whole lot more.
Sunrise Calendar has received a major update that brings iPad support and a weekly view that will make your schedule easier to see than ever before… Read More