1. Good OL MC's Avatar
    Weather apps, to-do apps, running games, shooters, task apps...

    Calendar Apps.

    We all have weaknesses when it comes to hitting that "Free" or "Buy" button in the App Store. When we see a new favorite come out or see it get a good review on our favorite sites it can be an absolute compulsion to see if it is possibly any better than the one we're using currently.

    My weakness is for calendar apps: I may have tried them all. I'm always pretty happy until the next new one comes out and I just have to give it a shot. Stock, Sunrise, Fantastical, Tempo, Cal by Any.Do, and the list can go on. Money? Almost never an issue. Until today anyway, when I was tempted by Calendars 5 and didn't pull the trigger because I'm still satisfied by Fantastical. But tomorrow is another day and all I'd have to do is subtract $5 from my Starbucks budget this month.

    What apps do you download without much thought? Even when you're good with what you have.

    Calendars 5 for iOS review: Combine your calendars and tasks into one beautiful, easy to use app | iMore

    Calendars 5: a full-featured planner inspired by iOS 7 | The Verge
    09-13-2013 10:27 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I don't fall into this category. I mean, I test apps periodically if someone post one that appears interesting to me or to help an iMore member troubleshoot something, but I don't go crazy downloading apps. The apps that are on my iPhone are apps that I actually use. I think the last app I was excited about updating was the Tapatalk app which is probably my most used app along with

    Any.Do
    Drafts
    Evernote
    Instapaper
    Reeder/Feeddler Pro
    Native Calendar app
    Safari
    iA Writer
    Dropbox
    DataVault

    I use the above listed apps daily.
    09-13-2013 10:39 AM
  3. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    I would at least say that in the same context as what you are looking for I DO use daily

    Any.do
    DataVault
    Dropbox
    Evernote

    I hope I was able to at least give you something to assist you.
    09-13-2013 07:56 PM
  4. phreddyl's Avatar
    Curious about feedback from the Calendar 5 app- I really liked the calendars plus app but since it didnt have the natural language input I found myself using fantastical for input and cal plus for view- then I saw informant go which combines both so I bought that too. i find myself using that more than anything. I want to wait to see what iOS 7 cal brings too- Guess I am wondering who bought it already and if so what do you think
    09-14-2013 12:42 PM
  5. blackmagicwoman's Avatar


    I purchased yesterday. Was not blown out of the water on this one. However I love the speech recognition. It's not a deal breaker because it is still on my device. I've had worse and they cost more.


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    09-14-2013 05:25 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/15/gejavu3e.jpg

    I purchased yesterday. Was not blown out of the water on this one. However I love the speech recognition. It's not a deal breaker because it is still on my device. I've had worse and they cost more.


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    What exactly did you purchase yesterday? Which "one" of what were you not blown out of water?
    09-14-2013 05:52 PM
  7. phreddyl's Avatar
    What exactly did you purchase yesterday? Which "one" of what were you not blown out of water?
    I am assuming calendar 5 at the bottom. I asked about it in earlier thread
    09-14-2013 06:36 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I am assuming calendar 5 at the bottom. I asked about it in earlier thread
    Thank you, ma'am. I appreciate it...
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    09-14-2013 06:52 PM
  9. blackmagicwoman's Avatar
    Calendar 5. Sorry I didn't clarify.


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    09-14-2013 08:53 PM
  10. Good OL MC's Avatar
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/15/gejavu3e.jpg

    I purchased yesterday. Was not blown out of the water on this one. However I love the speech recognition. It's not a deal breaker because it is still on my device. I've had worse and they cost more.


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    What about it didn't blow you away? I've heard things about usability and missing core features.

    Side note: been looking at iOS 7 so long that 6 throws me off.


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    09-14-2013 11:00 PM
  11. blackmagicwoman's Avatar
    Some apps just have that "WOW" factor. Once I purchased a calendar task manager and if I'm not mistakened I paid about $14.00 for it. The font was so small with my 50 plus eyes I was so disappointed. With Calendar 5 I have found it to be the one that has more functionable options for me. It has been on my device for 2.5 days so it seems to serve me well. I wish it had a few more color options. I'm not downing the app in no way because I'm still using it. What works best for me as I stated previously may not work for some. I am enjoying the speech recognition most. In some of the other 10 apps I have purchased I had difficulty with the speech and the data going where it should. I think it is well worth the $5 price. Maybe I did not clarify myself. And sometimes it can be an operator error. I love color and wish maybe it had more color options. But yes I can recommend Calendar 5. V!


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    09-15-2013 12:54 PM
  12. phreddyl's Avatar
    Some apps just have that "WOW" factor. Once I purchased a calendar task manager and if I'm not mistakened I paid about $14.00 for it. The font was so small with my 50 plus eyes I was so disappointed. With Calendar 5 I have found it to be the one that has more functionable options for me. It has been on my device for 2.5 days so it seems to serve me well. I wish it had a few more color options. I'm not downing the app in no way because I'm still using it. What works best for me as I stated previously may not work for some. I am enjoying the speech recognition most. In some of the other 10 apps I have purchased I had difficulty with the speech and the data going where it should. I think it is well worth the $5 price. Maybe I did not clarify myself. And sometimes it can be an operator error. I love color and wish maybe it had more color options. But yes I can recommend Calendar 5. V!


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    How would you compare it to calendars +? Thanks!
    09-15-2013 01:39 PM
  13. blackmagicwoman's Avatar
    The ones I have are listed below. I have not tried Calendar plus. I went through my purchased apps and this is what I found. Check out the price on StickyDoo.

    1. StickyDoo
    2. Horizon Calendar
    3. Sunrise Calendar
    4. Jorte Calendar
    5. Agenda Calendar
    6. My Life Organizer
    7. Any.Do Task
    8. Fantastical
    9. 2013 Planner

    All those didn't do the things I needed so I've stuck with Calendar 5.
    Might have missed a few but still I'll stick with Calendar 5.


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    09-15-2013 01:57 PM
  14. phreddyl's Avatar
    Has anyone tried both?
    09-15-2013 02:23 PM
  15. Massie's Avatar
    I'm like this with camera replacement and photo editing appshave tried a ton and still haven't found one in either category that does everything I'd like.

    For instance, I use Camera+ as my cam app but wish it would do HDR and video. Others do, but I like don't handle regular shooting as well as C+ does. And Snapseed does almost everything I want in an editing app but is missing some features other apps handle well.
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    09-15-2013 03:07 PM
  16. Good OL MC's Avatar
    I'm like this with camera replacement and photo editing apps—have tried a ton and still haven't found one in either category that does everything I'd like.

    For instance, I use Camera+ as my cam app but wish it would do HDR and video. Others do, but I like don't handle regular shooting as well as C+ does. And Snapseed does almost everything I want in an editing app but is missing some features other apps handle well.
    That is the mental exercise I go through as well. App A does this well but not better than App B, although App A has a fresher interface and is more pleasing to use.

    Or crap just crashes. That happens too. Those don't last long on my devices.
    09-16-2013 02:36 PM

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