1. happy5's Avatar
    Hello all,

    This is my first post in this forum!

    After switching from WebOS to Android nearly a month ago, I think I have the hang of it (rooted device, some essential apps, full backup, and being comfortable with the phone).

    One thing that is driving me nuts is also, oddly, a defect WebOS also had... the lack of a great calendar application. Call me a dinosaur, but the best calendar app I used was Agendus in the good old days of Palm OS.

    I'm really trying to have a calendar app that can at least provide great functionality while serving as a home screen. Taskos kind of remind me of Agendus (can touch items and they get deleted) but it's only for tasks. Pure Calendar Widget is frankly a pain in the *** to use.

    Any good recommendations out there? I'm not looking for free alternatives - if it works, I want to know about it.
    05-30-2011 11:17 AM
  2. Bujin#IM's Avatar
    I played with Business Calendar. Seemed to work great. (I switched back to stock because my needs are pretty simple)
    05-30-2011 11:44 AM
  3. michaelp68's Avatar
    I also switched from Web OS and prior Palm generations. I've had similar issues.

    I started using Business Calendar and have liked it the best so far.

    I have the paid version for free through Amazon's "app of the day" but I think there's also a free version. Try it out. I've really liked it.
    05-30-2011 11:48 AM
  4. Dark Wizard Matoya's Avatar
    +1 for Business Calender. I've been using it for a while and it works great. I got the paid free version for free thanks to Amazon, but there is a free version available as well.
    05-30-2011 12:43 PM
  5. srkmagnus's Avatar
    I have not used business calendar but I hear nothing but good things about it. Might want to give that a try and see if it's for you.
    05-30-2011 04:33 PM
  6. ddiehl's Avatar
    Don't mean to hijack the thread, but is there any way to hide the background on the Business Calendar widget?
    05-30-2011 06:18 PM
  7. ctychick's Avatar
    IRT Calendar (pro version) is the best out there, imo, and I've tried a number of them. Years ago I used and loved DateBk for Palm and IRT is the closest I've come for Android. It has great scheduling options, plus you can actually read the events in week and month view.
    05-30-2011 08:29 PM
  8. happy5's Avatar
    Business calendar is nice, however the lack of scrolling in the widget is killing me. Also, one cannot "check off" events in the widget, and requires at least 3 clicks for an event to be erased (1st touch to go from widget to calendar, then to event, then click to delete).

    Amazing that I have to "touch" more in my fancy phone than in the clunky old Treos! The calendar overall is quite good though.

    Will give IRT a try as well? Any other calendar apps, combinations, or hacks?
    06-02-2011 03:03 AM
  9. enduser2941's Avatar
    I am using Jorte, its a good free app that works great for me. The widget is very useful and for my purposes it does everything I need.
    06-02-2011 08:00 AM
  10. JrrInTN's Avatar
    I've tried several. I wanted one with a widget that shows a full month calendar with text appts and times for each day. The only one I've found that does that well is Touch Calendar. I do also like Business Calendar or the calendar in Touchdown (linking to Exchange) for editing appts, so I use a combination of them.

    sent from my Epic 4G using Tapatalk
    06-02-2011 08:59 AM
  11. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    Another Biz Calendar junky...

    If your an old Palm head (like me) and used Datebk, check out Pimlical for Android by the same developer.
    06-02-2011 09:16 AM
  12. happy5's Avatar
    Pimlical for Android sounds good, but no free trial is a bit too harsh. For now settling in with Touch Calendar. It seems nothing is or was as good as Agendus (maybe I'm being nostalgic here!).
    06-10-2011 02:36 PM
  13. crump84's Avatar
    Pimlical for Android sounds good, but no free trial is a bit too harsh.
    You have a 15 minute window to get a refund on apps from the market.

    Sent from my Gingerbread Speedy 4G using Tapatalk
    06-10-2011 06:53 PM
  14. digmydroidx's Avatar
    CalenGoo works great with Google calendar and nicer ui

    Sent from my awesome Droid Charge
    06-10-2011 07:11 PM
  15. Gekko's Avatar
    Jorte
    06-11-2011 06:22 AM
  16. djsmom's Avatar
    Another vote for Biz Calendar. I keep multiple calendars to try to separate everyones activities and I love how I can view them all color coded. I had tried smooth calendar (free) and that was pretty good, but Biz is so much better.
    06-11-2011 08:46 AM
  17. happy5's Avatar
    Also, is it me, or does only the paid version of IRT calendar has a widget? It looks good but only provides a link to the app, not an actual widget.
    06-12-2011 10:20 AM
  18. srkmagnus's Avatar
    You have a 15 minute window to get a refund on apps from the market.

    Sent from my Gingerbread Speedy 4G using Tapatalk
    15-minutes is not enough time to really see if a Calendar app is going to be good for day-to-day use. You need real world usage and that can't even be done under the old 24-hour policy, imo.
    06-12-2011 12:04 PM
  19. happy5's Avatar
    15-minutes is not enough time to really see if a Calendar app is going to be good for day-to-day use. You need real world usage and that can't even be done under the old 24-hour policy, imo.
    Agreed. Paid for an app, but really could not test it in a couple of hours.
    06-12-2011 12:40 PM
  20. happy5's Avatar
    Also, was going to jump the gone on Pimlical, but it states in their webpage they do not support a widget yet.
    06-12-2011 12:50 PM
  21. robyn25's Avatar
    I like Touch calendar, if that isn't for you try Calendar Pad. both of these are text based calendars.
    06-13-2011 10:05 AM
  22. MsRed's Avatar
    Another vote for Jorte. They have several configurations of the widget, and it's free.
    06-13-2011 12:23 PM
  23. happy5's Avatar
    So I'm actually sticking to Jorte for now... IRT calendar is great, but their own page mentions they have no widget yet. Same with Pimlical. Business calendar is looking a bit to cluttered, though it is basically between Jorte and Business calendar.

    Amazed that overall there is not a super solid calendar application with all the bells and whistles. Back in the Treo days, nearly all serious users paid (a lot of money!) for Agendus.

    App developers need to remember that while it is great to do flashy apps, sometimes we do really need apps that work very well.
    06-17-2011 09:11 PM
  24. greydarrah's Avatar
    I like Touch calendar, if that isn't for you try Calendar Pad. both of these are text based calendars.
    CalenGoo is my favorite, but for free calendar apps, both of these are nice. Definitely worth trying.
    06-18-2011 07:11 PM
  25. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Lately I've been using my calendar more and the options suggested in this thread are great. Let's keep them coming
    06-18-2011 10:09 PM
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