I have been using the Calendars app by Readdle for years, and I love it. However, as time moves on, things change, and this company has re-written and improved their calendar app. I had not purchased a new version, because they are ordinarily a tad pricey … $6.99. But Readdle has made their new Calendars 5 app available FREE for 48 hours. I’m not sure when the 48 hours expires, so if you’re interested, hurry, hurry.
I have downloaded this version and it is excellent. It has been rated by several sources as one of the best calendar apps available. I am delighted how you can see an entire month even on the iPhone. On the iPad it’s glorious.
There are many wonderful features, but because I want to get this information out to you quickly, in the interest of time I am going to cut and paste their app description.
From their own description:
Three things you’ll love about Calendars 5:
◆ Natural Language Input ◆
Just enter “Meet John at Starbucks on Sunday” and Calendars 5 will create the event for you.
◆ Task Manager ◆
Easy to use task manager that has everything you need to organize, track and complete your to-dos.
◆ First-class iPad calendar ◆
The first smart calendar for the iPad. Its large screen is great for managing your daily schedule and enables richer interaction with your calendar.
What makes Calendars 5 great in use:
◆ Interface focused on events
Elegant and easy to use interface makes it super simple to get a quick overview of the upcoming events and tasks. You always keep your focus on what’s important; there is nothing to distract you.
◆ Day, Week, Month and List views of your events.
Calendars 5 illustrates your Day, Week and Month on a small iPhone screen the best possible way. Depending on the situation, select the view that conveniently unveils your schedule.
◆ Works online and offline
Create, edit and delete events or tasks whenever you need it. All changes will be synced back to your account once you are online.
◆ All the features you love
Create custom recurring events (yoga every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday), get SMS reminders or set custom alerts, invite people to your events and more.
◆ Act as you feel it
Intuitively create events with just one tap in your calendar. Drag and Drop tasks and events, swipe to switch between days and weeks, return to your ‘Today’ schedule with one tap.
◆ Your tasks and events are always at hand
All your tasks and events are synced seamlessly in the background between iPhone and iPad. Whenever you need your schedule, it’s on tap.
Calendars 5 is currently FREE in the iTunes store. (regularly $6.99)