1. dndrich's Avatar
    Holy toledo! I have been using Week Calendar (on app store) since I got my iPhone 1 month ago. I was a Palm OS guy, and depended totally on the calendar. Losing Palm OS was very sad for me. The best app on Palm OS was a program called Datebk6. It was a terrific calendar and PIM. Best of all for me was the event templating. Nothing was better. Now, along comes Week Calendar, and their latest release, 3.0. This has the templating along with storing the starting date. It is just amazing. I no longer miss my Palm calendar. Furthermore, it syncs immediately to Google Calendar via exchange server, which is an advantage over the old Palm OS system. I just can't tell you how delighted I am with this app. And all of it for $1.99. I would have paid $30 to have a usable calendar. So, for those of you looking for something like Datebk6, this is the one. Just amazing.

    And no, I am not affiliated with them in any way. I think they are based in Iceland! Every email I have sent them has been replied to within a few hours. Just terrific.
    03-14-2011 07:57 PM
  2. anon4705295's Avatar
    Awesome!

    But, people would probably appreciate this more if you posted it in the Apps and Games forum
    03-14-2011 09:18 PM
  3. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    Holy toledo! I have been using Week Calendar (on app store) since I got my iPhone 1 month ago. I was a Palm OS guy, and depended totally on the calendar. Losing Palm OS was very sad for me. The best app on Palm OS was a program called Datebk6. It was a terrific calendar and PIM. Best of all for me was the event templating. Nothing was better. Now, along comes Week Calendar, and their latest release, 3.0. This has the templating along with storing the starting date. It is just amazing. I no longer miss my Palm calendar. Furthermore, it syncs immediately to Google Calendar via exchange server, which is an advantage over the old Palm OS system. I just can't tell you how delighted I am with this app. And all of it for $1.99. I would have paid $30 to have a usable calendar. So, for those of you looking for something like Datebk6, this is the one. Just amazing.

    And no, I am not affiliated with them in any way. I think they are based in Iceland! Every email I have sent them has been replied to within a few hours. Just terrific.
    The iPhone calendar is almost perfect for me! One of the things it's missing is a week view!

    Couple questions:

    Can you set alerts directly through this app? I came from a BlackBerry and miss the "Reminder at 0 minutes" option.
    Do you open this app instead of the standard calendar?

    Thanks!
    03-14-2011 09:42 PM
  4. dndrich's Avatar
    The iPhone calendar is almost perfect for me! One of the things it's missing is a week view!

    Couple questions:

    Can you set alerts directly through this app? I came from a BlackBerry and miss the "Reminder at 0 minutes" option.
    Do you open this app instead of the standard calendar?

    Thanks!
    Yes! It is amazing what you can do. I use this instead of the standard calendar. I moved it to the home screen at the bottom in place of the standard app. You never need to open the standard app again. Furthermore, it reads and writes to the regular calendar database, so there is no confusion for iOS. Syncing is immediate. Just terrific. You have to go through some of the settings to see what they do. The developers have a nice website with terrific FAQ's, and answer questions by email.
    03-14-2011 10:19 PM
  5. dndrich's Avatar
    Awesome!

    But, people would probably appreciate this more if you posted it in the Apps and Games forum
    Yeah, you are right. But, I figured this is a good place because of so many beginner Verizon users like myself!
    03-14-2011 10:20 PM
  6. Alli's Avatar
    A better calendar replacement is CalenGoo. While nothing will replace Agendus on Palm, this comes as close as anything.
    03-15-2011 07:13 AM
  7. Asunners's Avatar
    Ahhh, Agendus and DateBk (I started on 4) ... Brings back some many happy memories.

    Do either or both of Week Calendar or CalenGoo support invites sent via Exchange (Google or otherwise)?
    03-15-2011 09:54 AM
  8. Alli's Avatar
    CalenGoo does.
    03-15-2011 10:31 AM
  9. dndrich's Avatar
    CalenGoo does.
    I do not know if Week Calendar supports this, as I do not use that feature. It does allow for sharing by sending .ics files to recipients. I don't know if that is what you mean.

    Does CalenGoo have appointment templates? That is the key feature for me.
    03-15-2011 12:00 PM
  10. starwarrior's Avatar
    I need a list of a few calender apps to view so i can see what is best. can't find a good one
    03-15-2011 12:24 PM
  11. NAL's Avatar
    03-15-2011 01:57 PM
  12. Alli's Avatar
    I actually own Week Calendar, as well. Currently, it is relegated to a secondary folder off the first page, whereas CalenGoo is down on the dock, visible from everywhere.

    The big problem I'm having with Week Calendar is it doesn't play nicely with Google Apps accounts, so it doesn't pick up all my subscribed calendars.

    As to appointment templates, I don't believe so, but it's not a feature I would use. Appointments are appointments, non?
    03-15-2011 02:05 PM
  13. dndrich's Avatar
    I need a list of a few calender apps to view so i can see what is best. can't find a good one
    Well, from the title of my post, Week Calendar is a great choice. There is also CalenGoo, which looks to be good, but requires google calendar. I happen to use google calendar, so it would work. Calvetica also looks interesting. Pocket Informant is a calendar and task manager. They will release a much better version in April, I believe.

    For my purposes Week Calendar does it all. Templates, beautiful native integration, looks like iCal but much better, custom colors, tremendous flexibility, and works like a native iOS app. Just great. All for $1.99. I would have paid $30 for it!
    03-15-2011 04:27 PM
  14. dndrich's Avatar
    I actually own Week Calendar, as well. Currently, it is relegated to a secondary folder off the first page, whereas CalenGoo is down on the dock, visible from everywhere.

    The big problem I'm having with Week Calendar is it doesn't play nicely with Google Apps accounts, so it doesn't pick up all my subscribed calendars.

    As to appointment templates, I don't believe so, but it's not a feature I would use. Appointments are appointments, non?
    Really? It picks up all of mine just fine. I have about 6, and some are just read only. Perhaps you should try again. If you follow the instructions on their FAQ, it pulls them all in no problem. Furthermore, I subscribe to the US holidays calendar, and it pulls that in too. If you have a problem their tech support is terrific.

    Does Calengoo have templates? That is the most important feature to me.
    03-15-2011 04:30 PM
  15. Alli's Avatar
    I've been in touch with their tech support. They don't seem to know how to deal with Google Apps accounts. Hopefully they'll work on it. As I stated earlier, I don't see the point in an appointment template. I don't believe Calengoo has them, but I wouldn't say it with 100% certainty.

    Ah yes, PocketInformant. Got that, too. And Calvetica. I like Calengoo better.

    BTW, you don't need Google calendars for Calengoo. It works with any Exchange client or MobileMe.
    03-15-2011 04:38 PM
  16. dndrich's Avatar
    I've been in touch with their tech support. They don't seem to know how to deal with Google Apps accounts. Hopefully they'll work on it. As I stated earlier, I don't see the point in an appointment template. I don't believe Calengoo has them, but I wouldn't say it with 100% certainty.

    Ah yes, PocketInformant. Got that, too. And Calvetica. I like Calengoo better.

    BTW, you don't need Google calendars for Calengoo. It works with any Exchange client or MobileMe.
    Let me explain the template issue, and why it is so important to me. I am a physician, and each month I have a calendar at the office which tells me where I am. So, I may be in my Santa Rosa office in the morning, and my Rohnert Park office in the afternoon. The next day might be the operating room. The next day the laser center. These appointments recur, but are somewhat random. So, when I go to enter the appointments, I simply tap the template dialog, and one tap puts the appointment in complete with the wording, time, date, color, and in the correct google calendar. Just fantastic. I can enter my whole month of appointments in about 3 minutes. Also, other recurring things, such as haircuts, meetings, etc, I can template and drop in in 2 taps. Just like my old Datebk6 for Palm, only in many ways better. That is why templates are the single most important feature for me. I wouldn't use Calengoo if they do not have them.
    03-15-2011 04:44 PM
  17. doctord23's Avatar
    I have Week Calendar and Google Apps and I see all of the subscribed Account calendars of my colleagues. I sync them using CalDAV. My calendar is synced using exchange. The only subscribed Google calendars it won't let me sync are added calendars such as sports team schedules, US holidays, etc.
    03-15-2011 05:37 PM
  18. dndrich's Avatar
    I have Week Calendar and Google Apps and I see all of the subscribed Account calendars of my colleagues. I sync them using CalDAV. My calendar is synced using exchange. The only subscribed Google calendars it won't let me sync are added calendars such as sports team schedules, US holidays, etc.
    The latest version of Week Calendar can do US Holidays directly. It is a new option that they have. The problem with the sports calendars is a Google thing, not a Week Calendar thing.
    03-15-2011 07:27 PM
  19. Alli's Avatar
    Heard back from Week Calendar's tech support. They are blaming Google. I don't understand why it works on Calengoo, but not Week Calendar if it's a Google problem.

    Oh well. I'm happy with Calengoo.
    03-15-2011 10:41 PM
  20. dndrich's Avatar
    So, what is the problem you are having exactly? I'm sure you've tried everything, but maybe we can help?
    03-15-2011 10:43 PM
  21. dndrich's Avatar
    Heard back from Week Calendar's tech support. They are blaming Google. I don't understand why it works on Calengoo, but not Week Calendar if it's a Google problem.

    Oh well. I'm happy with Calengoo.
    OK, I assume you have tried below:

    How do I get my shared Google Calendars to show up?

    "You need to tell Google to sync all your sub-calendars to your iPhone: you can do that here: https://www.google.com/calendar/iphoneselect .

    Exchange / Second option
    If that doesn't work, please try the following:

    From your iPhone browser, go to http://m.google.com/sync
    Sign in with your account and you will be able to select calendars you want to sync with your iPhone.
    Please ensure that the language of Google's site is set to English for your iPhone
    Go back to the calendar application and you will have all your calendars you have selected."

    I found that using the m.google.com/sync from the phone browser itself was the ticket. Have you tried that?
    03-15-2011 10:46 PM
  22. Alli's Avatar
    The problem is simply that one of my subscribed calendars (created/owned by my primary account) doesn't show up in Week Calendar, even though it's set up properly in Google, and as I said - shows up just fine in Calengoo.
    03-16-2011 07:04 AM
  23. dndrich's Avatar
    The problem is simply that one of my subscribed calendars (created/owned by my primary account) doesn't show up in Week Calendar, even though it's set up properly in Google, and as I said - shows up just fine in Calengoo.
    Weird. Does it show up in the native calendar?
    03-16-2011 10:58 AM
  24. Alli's Avatar
    Dunno. I've never used the native calendar.
    03-16-2011 03:05 PM
  25. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Dunno. I've never used the native calendar.
    Open and close the native calendar .. Should make things work correctly in Week Calendar if you are using Exchange as your syncing system.
    03-16-2011 03:10 PM
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