Unlike a paper calendar, it’s easier to change and edit entries, which is useful in the event that appointments or meetings have their schedules changed.
Either way, a really good working calendar can be a life-saver so that no matter how busy you are, you can manage all those events you need to keep on top of.
You’re able to get a good picture of what you’re supposed to do for the day. It shows you how you’re doing for the week, and maybe even tell you if you’re covering all your needed tasks that you need to do every month (like paying bills).
The right calendar app for one person, however, may not be all that suitable for another. It all depends on how you live your life and what you need from day to day. You may also have your own personal preferences regarding functions, interfaces, and notifications.
However, we’ve compiled a list of terrific apps for certain situations, and we’re betting that one of these apps will be perfectly suitable for you:
If you have an Apple device, then this is the app for you. It’s already built into iOS and macOS anyway. All you really need to do is to enable iCloud, and your calendar will be up to date across all your Apple devices.
It’s easy to focus on the events on the calendar when using the app, instead of having your attention diverted by the app itself. It’s very simple and clean, and it should be intuitive enough especially when you’re used to other Apple apps.
It’s an app with no unnecessary frills. Just tap the “+” to add events, with a note, a reminder, and a location. You can even put in an estimate regarding the travel time when you’re using event alerts.
Any.do has earned the respect of millions of users, with several awards along the way. If you have seemingly millions of tasks to do, then you need this app to stay organized. Here you can prepare your schedule, with reminders, tasks, and goals to keep you notified.
Events here can be color-coded so you’re able to get a sense of your calendar with just a glance. You can see a snapshot of your day at the bottom of the screen, and you can just open an event to read additional information about it.
These have plenty of nifty features, such as how you can add in the travel time for the notification for an event. You can also get reminders based on location. At the start of each day, you can get a nice overview of your agenda.
If you’re not a fan of the no-frills Apple Calendar, then Fantastical can be your alternative calendar app for macOS and iOS devices. The mobile app is great, but the desktop version really takes the cake.
This is easy to use, and it looks nice without being too fanciful. You can add events and details to events with no trouble. It integrates very well with other apps too.
What you’ll really like is how you can add events just by talking normally. This can parse natural language, so you can say “Dinner at 8 PM at Johnny’s Restaurant” and the app can then place the info into the right calendar fields. It can even retrieve the info you need, like whether members of your group are available or their addresses. This is useful but it’s expensive, but you can try it out for 3 weeks to see if it’s worth the money.
Do you have to oversee a large family? Family can mean not just mom and dad and the kids, but also the nannies and the sitters and sometimes the cousins and other extended families who visit.
Cozi gives you a centralized calendar that members of the family can consult and add to. It’s the modern version of the bulletin board and calendar in the kitchen where people used to scribble notes to each other about where they are and where they plan to be.
Other features here include doing shopping lists, journals, messaging, and to d-do lists. It’s the ultimate organizer for the family.
Thunderbird for Windows, macOS, and Linux computers. It’s a calendar app that’s also an email app, and you can also use it for task management. It’s simply complete.
Just press the tab for the emails and you can then check your email messages. Another tab goes to your calendar, so you can see what’s on schedule for the day, the week, for the next few weeks, or for the month. The search function is great, as you can use time filters and standard categories for events like calls and birthdays.
Microsoft Outlook Calendar
The Microsoft Outlook Calendar app is the most comprehensive of them all, which makes it among the best calendar apps you can use for business. The desktop version combines your contacts, email, calendar, tasks, and notes into a single view. The mobile app isn’t as full-featured, but it does integrate your email and calendar.
This also lets you share calendars with teammates, so people can see and manage each other’s schedules with the appropriate permission levels. With this, you can easily set appointments and send requests for meetings.
TimePage by Moleskine
Moleskine Timepage is a smart calendar that makes planning your time and projects smooth and stress-free. This is only available for iOS devices, and you have to pay for it. But it looks great, which is fitting as it’s made by the same company that makes the famous Moleskine notebooks. You can pick the color scheme you want, and every choice looks terrific.
This has lots of great features, like split-screen modes, rain alerts, and daily briefings. You even get nice sound effects that make you feel you’re working with paper. All in all, it’s both fun and useful all around.