A calendar can play a big part in the everyday use of a Smartphone user. The calendar is an organizer, reminder and agenda maker all in one. Business users are very aware of how important their calendars are but even if you don’t need it for business they can be a life saver. As an android Smartphone user I have relied heavily upon Google’s Stock calendar but recently bought the paid version of Business Calendar by Appegenix Software. I am currently using Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and did not like the new stock Google calendar that comes with it. There is a free version with advertisements for those that would like to try it out first before paying but I will go over my impressions of the paid application after using it and the various features that you get.
Business Calendar has some great options you will not find on the Google stock calendar. What I disliked the most about the new version of Google’s calendar is entering new agendas and how burdensome it was to set the date and time you want. The calendar would keep adding another day for the added event and I would constantly have to edit the duration. Business Calendar is great when it comes to that, you can easily add an event and it does not change the duration on you and makes it very simple to change. You can view your calendar in month, week and as an agenda or today view. Also if you long press an event you get shortcuts to edit, delete, copy or add a new event which come in really handy.
There are plenty of options and features for business users such as graphical and textual presentation, drag and drop functionality, options to link contacts to an event and a search function. There is also smooth scroll and zoomable multi day view, configurable font sizes for the app and the widgets and a context-sensitive help system to optimize your work. If you’re a business user you won’t be disappointed and for non business users do not worry it is not complicated but actually rather simple to create, edit and delete events. Another great part is it syncs up perfectly with your Google account and calendar widgets if you have those as well. So far I really like business calendar and it does what it supposed to do well. The paid version is a little pricey at $4.99 but it’s a small price to pay for a stable and useful Smartphone tool. If that is still too much try the free version and you still get all the same features except with ads. Either way you can’t go wrong.