By Christian Zibreg on Dec 5, 2013
Google Takeout is a handy service which allows you to download a copy of your data stored within Google products. Unfortunately, not all popular Google products are supported yet. Up until today, for example, two popular Google services used to be notably absent from Takeout: Gmail and Calendar.
As announced in a post over at the official Google blog, users can now export their Calendar data in the iCalendar format and Gmail archive in the MBOX format, both readily acceptable by Apple’s OS X/iOS Calendar app and the stock OS X Mail program, respectively.
Google chairman Eric Schmidt recently posted a guide on switching from iPhone to Android so I guess today’s news will appeal to Android/Google users looking to switch to the iOS platform… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 18, 2013
Fantastical 2, one of the apps that many of us agree is an absolute must have, has been updated with tons of improvements, bug fixes, and optimizations. If you have automatic updates enabled for your iOS device and you already own Fantastical 2, you may have already received the update. Otherwise, you can head over to the App Store to download it now.
Coming in at 16.3 MB, version 2.0.1 of Fantastical 2 adds sound to notifications, brings additional app icon badge options, and lends iPhone 4 users a performance boost. Those are among the many additional changes and fixes added in with version 2.0.1. Check inside for a rundown of the full change log. Read More
By Sébastien Page on Nov 2, 2013
Sometimes there are some features you take for granted. Take the list view in the Calendar app for example. In iOS 6, it was pretty straightforward. You had three tabs at the bottom of the app for List, Day, and Month views. So simple, my mom could figure it out.
With the iOS 7 redesign though, some things got more complicated, or at the very least less obvious. The same list view feature that was so obvious in iOS 6 suddenly became a little more subtle. In fact, it became so subtle that some people are confused as to where it went, my mom included… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Oct 30, 2013
When it comes to third party calendar applications, very few names other than Fantastical come to mind. In a few years, the app has become a staple for anyone looking to improve the way they create, edit, and view calendar events on iOS or on Mac OS X.
Although I was a late adopter of Fantastical for iPhone, the app quickly became one of my essential applications. Not only it allows you to create events in a very efficient and intuitive way, but it also displays those events in a beautiful manner, greatly improving the stock experience provided by Apple.
Along with Tweetbot, Fantastical was one my most anticipated app updates for iOS 7, and I am happy to report today that Fantastical 2 is now available in the App Store, with a brand new iOS 7 look and many new features… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Oct 27, 2013
iOS is no stranger to Daylight Saving Times bugs. It could actually be considered a recurring things as we’ve seen several occurrences of Apple’s operating system not properly adjusting to time changes in the past, most notably back in 2010 and twice in 2011.
After all this time, you’d think Apple would have figured out how to properly adjust such a basic feature, but apparently they haven’t. Some French users are reporting today that although the time has adjusted correctly to the country’s DST change, there is still a little bug visible in the Calendar app… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Oct 8, 2013
If you ask me, Calendars 5 currently is the best calendar application for iOS 7. It’s simple, elegant and works just as you would expect from an app that has been redesigned from the ground up for Apple’s latest mobile operating system.
Today the app was updated with a couple of new features, making the app an even more solid alternative to the stock calendar application… Read More
By Lory Gil on Oct 3, 2013
If you are a Google Calendar user in search of something new that will connect you with multiple social networking sites as well as iCloud, you are in luck.
Sunrise Calendar may have only been for Google Calendar in the past, but now it is also compatible with your iCloud, so you will always know when your anniversary is, no matter which device you are using… Read More
By Lory Gil on Sep 13, 2013
A few days ago, Readdle launched a brand new calendar app in the App Store. No, this is not just an update to Calendars + with a new skin. This is a brand new app with brand new features.
Calendars 5 is an iOS 7 friendly productivity app that lets you sync with your Google or iOS calendar, add reminders from your iOS Reminders app, and the best part, it is a universal app for both iPhone and iPad… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Sep 12, 2013
With so much on my plate, you could imagine that daily productivity of yours truly depends on a powerhouse mobile calendar software. I’ve been a longtime fan of Fantastical from Flexibits, but that’s not saying I’m married to it. In fact, I’m expected to test new applications on a daily basis by virtue of my job.
Developer Readdle makes some of the finest productivity apps on the App Store and they just launched Calendars 5, a major new release optimized for the iOS 7 look and feel. It packs in such features as natural language input (take that, Fantastical!), support for iOS reminders, tasks, Google Calendars and much more… Read More
By Lory Gil on Jul 26, 2013
Until Apple launches iOS 7, we are stuck with a native calendar app that looks like it was designed in 2007. Oh wait, it was. I know I’m tired of those gray blocks and blue tabs. App developers are quickly releasing attractive new calendar apps that are in sync with iOS 7 and offer functionality beyond what Apple can do.
Agenda Calendar 4 is one of those new apps that has turned event creation into a two-touch action and the look of your calendar into something livelier… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 23, 2013
NCCalendar+ for Notification Center is a recently released jailbreak tweak that makes Notification Center a lot more useful when it comes to viewing upcoming calendar events. Instead of only being able to see 1 day of events, NCCalendar+ allows you to set specific timeframes for events. Instead of only being able to see 10 events at any given time, NCCalendar+ allows you to go beyond iOS’ stock arbitrary boundary. Have a look inside as we showcase NCCalendar+ on video… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 16, 2013
CalendarX is a recently released jailbreak tweak that serves as a widget for Notification Center. It’s a very interesting tweak that can be enabled by using the standard Notifications panel in the stock Settings app. The thing that makes CalendarX so unique is that it is a standalone self contained calendar app that doesn’t rely on any outside functionality. In fact, none of the calendars or events that you setup within CalendarX will be displayed in the stock Calendar app or vice versa. Again, think standalone here. Depending on your outlook, that could be perceived as either a positive or a negative. Have a look past the break as I go more in-depth with CalendarX on video. Read More
By Lory Gil on Jul 13, 2013
If you are one of those iOS users that has gotten tired of Apple’s 6-year-old operating system design and are on the edge of your seat waiting for iOS 7 to drop, you will be happy to know that app developers are already on the move, making apps that reflect the whiter, flatter look that we will be seeing in a few weeks.
Cal by Any.DO is one of those apps that is taking on the cleaner, more minimalistic look. This calendar app looks so much like iOS 7’s native app that it is a wonder Apple even approved it… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 12, 2013
In some ways, Mailbox and Tempo Smart Calendar are very similar. They’re both sold as ‘new takes’ on old ideas and they both used waiting lists when they launched in the spring of this year. So it’s fitting that the two are getting friendlier.
Tempo Smart Calendar received a significant update today, bringing the young app to version 1.08. And the new version brings about, among other things, the ability to index and search your Archived email folders in both Gmail and Mailbox… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 11, 2013
Tired of the stock Calendar app in iOS 6? Can’t wait for iOS 7 to launch this fall to change things up? Well lucky for you, there are a number of Calendar alternatives available in the App Store: Tempo, Donna, Calendars+ and Fantastical, to name a few.
And today, we’re adding a new one to the stack that has been causing quite a commotion in the tech world today. It’s developed by Any.do—the same team behind the award-winning task list—and it’s called Cal, a simple, beautiful calendar for iPhone… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 28, 2013
Watch out Siri, there’s a new digital assistant on iOS and she is causing quite a bit of commotion. Her name is Donna, and she is billed as a virtual secretary that helps you manage your day with smart notifications, an anticipatory calendar, and in-app directions.
The app is the product of the San Francisco-based Incredible Labs, who is backed by a laundry list of high-profile investors including Ashton Kutcher. And the developers say they named it after Donna Moss, the popular assistant from the TV show ‘The West Wing.’ Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 19, 2013
Eagle-eyed readers will remember Readdle back in March released a free version of its awesome Calendars+ application on the App Store. Naturally, the free download omits several major features present in the more advanced paid version.
For example, multiple event reminders, recurring appointments, event invitations and a few other biggies meant for power users remain the exclusive realm of the paid Calendars+ app.
If you wanted to take the plunge but were put off by the app’s high asking price of seven bucks, good news: Readdle has decided to drop the premium Calendars+ app to zero bucks. The promotion runs over the next 48 hours only so download Calendars+ now before the price goes up back again… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 10, 2013
As we continue to sift through the mounds of new information Apple dropped on us today, one of the announcements that got lost in the shuffle is the new Calendar app in OS X Mavericks. The desktop OS didn’t get quite the makeover that iOS did, but Calendar looks and acts completely different than its predecessor… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 10, 2013
Overview is a brand new jailbreak tweak that provides a Notification Center widget containing email, reminders and calendar events. All of these items can be viewed directly via Notification Center. As you’ll see, it’s a really awesome design and concept, and it’s from the same developer that brought us Tap to Widgets: Alan Yip.
You can easily scroll through all of the events, reminders, and email via the Overview widget. By tapping and holding on any of the items, you’ll be taken directly to that item’s full app. For example, if you tap and hold on an email within the widget, you’ll be taken directly to the individual email message within the Mail app.
I’ve been testing out Overview for a few days now, and I’m confident that you’ll like what you find, especially if you liked Tap to Widgets. Want to see how it looks in motion? If so, check out my full video walkthrough after the break… Read More
By Lory Gil on May 29, 2013
Facebook is like a giant party where everyone is talking to you at the same time. Everyone is telling you about their kid’s report card or asking if they can catch a ride somewhere. Everyone invites you to some kind of event, whether you would even be interested in it or not. I used to feel obligated to respond to Facebook invites. But I get invited to so many events that I gave up even checking them.
Calendo – Find Facebook and Meetup events nearby for the iPhone finds events on Facebook based on what you bookmark and generates new lists of events that you might find interesting. No more weeding through hundreds of invitations to art openings, fundraiser, and 5K runs that you don’t want to go to. With Calendo, you can find something you actually want to do this weekend… Read More