1. seashell93's Avatar
    Update: I've gone back to Fantastical...missed the ease of entering appts and the simple view. Funny how when you think you need something with lots more detail, then you get it only to go back to simplicity! lol. At least I have it for when the mood strikes me again to change!! I've been using 3do for those tasks/reminders in addition to Fantastical and it's been working great.
    01-17-2013 06:09 AM
  2. ThisisSubu's Avatar
    I have Agenda. (Ok, what calendar don't I have.) I don't use it much as it is very simple. I've found lately that I'm using Informant more and more as it even uses Apple's Reminders, which I can use as Tasks.
    Alli

    You seem very well informed on apps
    What's the best FREE calendar app for me to start with before I go for paid ones


    TIA
    Regards
    Subu


    PS : Sorry IF this is a second post directed at you
    01-25-2013 10:36 PM
  3. Alli's Avatar
    The best free one is the built in calendar.
    01-26-2013 09:00 AM
  4. Blackfeet's Avatar
    I think I'd like to try out Fantastical and Informant (always looking for a better calendaring app), although I am pretty happy with miCal, but there is no "trial" offer that I can find. $15 for Informant or $5 for Fantastical (I know - not a lot of cash, but don't want to pay to find out I don't like it) is a little much. At least for me. I have no problem spending $15 if it works for me, but I want to know first.

    Anybody know of anyway to "trial" these first?
    01-26-2013 10:14 AM
  5. seashell93's Avatar
    No trial which is a bummer cause I'd like to try Informant also.

    Free today: The Grid calendar 😉 and Extreme Tasks.
    Blackfeet likes this.
    01-26-2013 10:33 AM
  6. Blackfeet's Avatar
    Thanks - I tried the Grid, but it really didn't do much more for me than miCal. Loved the UI, but functionally not there.

    Again, thanks all the same...
    01-26-2013 11:22 AM
  7. Alli's Avatar
    It's a shame that there aren't more "try before you buy" with iOS, but it requires that devs code a completely separate version of the app to give away.

    Informant also offers Informant Go for $4.99. You can compare the features here. It also shows you screenshots of every possibility.
    Blackfeet likes this.
    01-26-2013 03:28 PM
  8. Blackfeet's Avatar
    I also just saw that they have an iPhone only version for $10, so there are options. It looks like the most capable, but...
    01-26-2013 07:12 PM
  9. Blackfeet's Avatar
    So I sent an email to the Fantastical folks, asking about a trial. Their response, "We have a trial offer for the Mac version, but not iPhone. Sorry."

    So much for Fantastical. I'll shoot one to Pocket Informant tomorrow. Probably the same response, but it never hurts to ask.
    01-27-2013 12:53 AM
  10. Alli's Avatar
    You're wasting your time. I explained why there's no trial. We used to have a trial version of DataVault for iOS, but it was costing more to keep it updated than it was worth. The big apps don't do it.
    Blackfeet likes this.
    01-27-2013 10:35 AM
  11. Blackfeet's Avatar
    OK - point taken.

    Let me ask this instead: With miCal, the biggest issue I have with the colored categories is that I can not change the font color, just the category. So a light colored category has white text by default, which means I can not usually read what the appointment is. Are the font colors changeable in Informant? Or Fantastical? I am pretty much limited to dark colors for my calendar colors, and the do not at all match my category colors in my Outlook. I'd like the two to match, for obvious reasons.

    Thanks...
    01-27-2013 02:22 PM
  12. Alli's Avatar
    Informant allows you to change font size and background colors.
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    01-27-2013 06:48 PM
  13. Blackfeet's Avatar
    Thank you. Just to confirm, font size and background colors, but NOT font colors - correct?
    01-27-2013 07:03 PM
  14. Alli's Avatar
    Thank you. Just to confirm, font size and background colors, but NOT font colors - correct?
    Correct.
    Blackfeet likes this.
    01-28-2013 06:05 AM
  15. seashell93's Avatar
    I too revisited Pocket Informant Go, but from what I see you don't get the month view?? Only week? Not sure that makes it a resonable purchase for me...
    01-28-2013 06:09 AM
  16. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    I too revisited Pocket Informant Go, but from what I see you don't get the month view?? Only week? Not sure that makes it a resonable purchase for me...
    Hi seashell, I was just looking at this app too. In the description it does say that the most recent update added in month and today views
    01-28-2013 06:48 AM
  17. seashell93's Avatar
    Feeding my need aren't you Pink?!! Thank you!!😉
    01-28-2013 07:55 AM
  18. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Feeding my need aren't you Pink?!! Thank you!!
    Lmao !! Yep, you know it hee hee and yw
    seashell93 likes this.
    01-28-2013 09:52 AM
  19. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    While reading my RSS feeds, I came across this app that is now FREE. No, I haven't downloaded or used it, but am only posting about it because of the recent questions regarding task/agenda apps. The app is called InFocus Pro and you can get it from the App Store HERE. Also, check out the Grid Calendar, also FREE HERE.
    dowdyrich likes this.
    01-28-2013 06:27 PM
  20. seashell93's Avatar
    While reading my RSS feeds, I came across this app that is now FREE. No, I haven't downloaded or used it, but am only posting about it because of the recent questions regarding task/agenda apps. The app is called InFocus Pro and you can get it from the App Store HERE. Also, check out the Grid Calendar, also FREE HERE.
    Thanks D...I downloaded both to play around with!!
    01-28-2013 06:30 PM
  21. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Thanks D...I downloaded both to play around with!!
    You're very welcome. Let us know how you like them, if you don't mind...
    01-28-2013 06:33 PM
  22. Alli's Avatar
    We are a community of enablers, aren't we. Hehehe!!!
    01-28-2013 06:51 PM
  23. seashell93's Avatar
    You're very welcome. Let us know how you like them, if you don't mind...
    Don't mind at all😃

    Grid: no real excitement here, regular calendar but can change the color...some hard to read, but if you're looking for a quick change-up to iCal then try it!

    InFocus Pro: well after the 3x's it took to get to load😠...the calendar is really nothing special, it's stock calendar with same views. You can access tasks from that same screen, however it seems like quite a few steps to create one. It has a similar feature feel like Clear (goodness I love that app!) but it just doesn't flow as fast or smooth...

    Overall, nice freebie difference to play around with but neither are keepers for me.

    Fantastical is my go to calendar app, occasionally Week Cal, miCal layout has not grown on me but dashboard layout of calendar/tasks (which is extra$) and weather is great idea.

    May jump in and pick up PI Go...not sure if I'll love it but I think I need to try it (ok fine, productivity addict talking 'I want to try it!') lol
    ThePinkChameleon likes this.
    01-28-2013 06:55 PM
  24. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Don't mind at all😃

    Grid: no real excitement here, regular calendar but can change the color...some hard to read, but if you're looking for a quick change-up to iCal then try it!

    InFocus Pro: well after the 3x's it took to get to load😠...the calendar is really nothing special, it's stock calendar with same views. You can access tasks from that same screen, however it seems like quite a few steps to create one. It has a similar feature feel like Clear (goodness I love that app!) but it just doesn't flow as fast or smooth...

    Overall, nice freebie difference to play around with but neither are keepers for me.

    Fantastical is my go to calendar app, occasionally Week Cal, miCal layout has not grown on me but dashboard layout of calendar/tasks (which is extra$) and weather is great idea.

    May jump in and pick up PI Go...not sure if I'll love it but I think I need to try it (ok fine, productivity addict talking 'I want to try it!') lol
    Excellent review. Thank you very much...
    seashell93 likes this.
    01-28-2013 06:58 PM
  25. seashell93's Avatar
    Ok so I did it...purchased PI GO! Yes Alli so far I like it!😉

    Lots of nice views (Go version has Today/Week/Month) and tasks show right with appts. Easy to schedule appts, badge for today's date or tasks due, colored backgrounds, colored text based on what you change calendar too (blue for me for work or red for all else)

    Still playing...lots of options and need to get used to it but so far I'm glad I got it!😃
    ThePinkChameleon and Alli like this.
    01-29-2013 04:26 PM
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