Our list of the best iPad calendar apps features alternatives that could serve better than the native application on the Apple tablet. From a Google Calendar client to a holiday calendar, from a world calendar to a yearly planner, the following roster is sure to have an option for all kinds of preferences. Read on to know more about them.
1 – Calendars – Google Calendar client:
First up is Calendars that even works with the native iPad app, besides Google Calendar to manage events online as well as offline. This application boasts of an intuitive interface that not only simplifies navigating through it, but also editing and setting reminders using the Drag & Drop option. Complete with a customized keyboard, it lets you make changes to the calendar when you are offline and updates your account as soon as you are connected again. While you will never forget to invite an important guest to an event with its history list, the tool sends you SMS reminders so that you do not end up missing a meeting.
2 – CalenGoo:
Another Google Calendar client on our roster of iPad calendar apps is CalenGoo that lets you update events even without a data connection. The calendar view of the software resembles Google Calendar and displays the same colors that you use on the online version. Its convenient month view can be zoomed and panned for an overview and the recurring events are displayed accurately even when offline.
Moreover, you can invite people from the app itself, see the status as to whether they are attending a meeting or not and send email notifications as well. A Google Calendar account is needed to use this tool.
3 – Week Calendar:
As the name suggests, Week Calendar is meant to give you an overview of your appointments and events to attend for the week, which according to the developers, cannot be viewed on the default iPad calendar application. This software takes full advantage of the touch functionality of the Apple slate, lets you drag/drop items and recognizes gestures like flicking and pinch-to-zoom. It allows you to color code events, set reminders and recurrences, assign numbers to financial weeks and a lot more. It works with a host of other applications such as MobileMe, iCloud, Google Calendar and Outlook amongst others.
All-in-one Year Calendar has been added to our lineup of iPad calendar apps, considering that it’s a yearly planner especially optimized to suit the Retina display of the Apple tablet. It makes keeping track of events easy, thanks to features like markups using scribbles or colors, notes, holidays and events. It can be synced with any other iPad supported calendar and highly simplifies editing with its floating markup toolbox. By setting it to Localized Text, you can continue using this application in your regional language. An image of the calendar from this app can be emailed or printed with the assistance of AirPrint.
5 – Pocket Informant HD:
Pocket Informant is not just a useful calendar; it also keeps tabs on contacts, tasks and notes for you. This extremely customizable application lets you configure its features according to your preferences and allows you to select any one of the month, week, day, list or today views.
Attributes like calendar filtering, templates for events, alarms, icons and more add to its usability. Similar to most other applications on this list, it extends support to Google Calendar as well. An option to link pictures and photos has also been provided.
6 – World Calendar:
Taking our array of iPad calendar apps further is World Calendar, a useful application that also doubles up as a currency converter and displays the weather forecast for 5 days. Apt for all those of you who travel constantly, it lets you select a city from its database of over 30,000 and takes into consideration a number of cultures to inform you about public and religious holidays around the world. Besides the world calendar, it comes with location co-ordinates, moon phases, time zones, dial codes and a lot of other things.
7 – CalPad:
And the last application that you should consider using to manage your events and meetings is CalPad, an organizer with advanced calendar features. With this app installed on your iPad, you can merge multiple calendars and hide any of the calendars if you so wish. Besides the Gregorian calendar, it also supports lunar dates and integrates all your tasks within the calendar, for added convenience.
The timeline helps you organize stuff by showing how much free time you are left with. It lets you view events, tasks and notes in a single view of day, week, month, year or list. You can customize it with different skins too.
So that was a comprehensive collection of the best iPad calendar apps available in the Apple App Store. Use any one of these and you certainly will not end up forgetting important tasks or birthdays any more. Which one of these applications is likely to make its way onto your Apple slab?