Fantastical 2 gets a major update, goes on sale for up to 50% off

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


Week Calendar for iPhone goes free for two days

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


The best iPad calendar apps

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


Tempo Smart Calendar 1.4: Reminders, Waze integration, events in natural language and 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


Appoint is a smart calendar that works the way you want it to

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


Sunrise for Mac launches with offline mode, apps, native notifications and 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


Sunrise Calendar introduces apps: Evernote, Tripit, Songkick, Asana and Github

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


How to add World Cup games schedule to your iPhone calendar

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


Sunrise Calendar is now available everywhere, including on Android and the web

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


Fantastical 2 for iPhone and iPad gains improved week view layout and bug fixes

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


Calendars 5 goes free for 48 hours: get it while you can!

By Sébastien Page on May 18, 2014

When Calendars 5 came out back in September of last year, we called it one of the best calendar apps for iOS. At the regular price of $6.99, it was a no-brainer for people looking for a powerful alternative to the stock calendar app, but it was a purchase hard to justify to people who don’t necessarily need a better calendar.

As of today, price will not be an issue as Calendars 5 is going free for the next 48 hours or so. Our advice, you might have figured it out by now, is to grab this app while you can… Read More


Sunrise Calendar updated with Interesting Calendars, improved Exchange support

By Cody Lee on May 1, 2014

Sunrise Calendar, which made our list of best calendar apps for iOS back in March, was updated today. The new release brings the app to version 2.3, and includes a handful of improvements as well as a new feature called ‘Interesting Calendars.’

As the name suggests, Interesting Calendars allows you to add various types of pre-made calendars with a few simple taps. Sunrise now offers over 25,000 calendars to help you keep track of holidays, sport team schedules and more within the app… Read More


How to display your Calendar events as list view in iOS 7.1 Notification Center

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


Tempo Smart Calendar gains free conference calls, app icon date and new alert sound

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


Readdle updates Calendars with new iPad UI, custom reminders on iPhone

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


Fantastical 2 for iPad: the best calendar app is now available on iPad

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 StoreRead More


The best calendar apps for iPhone

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


How to change the color of the Calendar icon’s text

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


How to get the iOS 7.1 calendar event list view on iOS 7.0

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


Fantastical gains WhatsApp and 1Password integration, new alert sound and 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

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