WeTime: Create Meetings, Share Via SMS & Email With RSVP & iCloud Sync [iOS]

Scheduling meetings is not fun. It doesn't matter if you use every form of communication out there to let everyone know about the meeting and everyone confirms their attendance. There will be still be someone arriving late, someone cancelling at the last minute, or someone who just didn't know about the meeting despite confirming their participation within minutes of the invite being sent out. Having established that meetings are hard to schedule, you shouldn't have to kill yourself trying to schedule them. WeTime is an iOS application that makes planning meetings on your iPhone exceptionally easy. The app has a service working in the background and it can add events that sync with iCloud. A meeting, once created, can be sent to others by email and text message. People you invite to the meeting can respond either from their browser or from the WeTime app if they have it installed on their device. You can indicate your own availability for an event and see how many of your total participants agreed to the given time slot. Participants can in turn leave comments and suggest alternative time slots. Read More

Shift Work Schedule: Customizable Calendar That Follows Your Work Week [Android]

Part time work, whether done remotely from the comfort of your home or done on-location usually requires a schedule. Where part time work offers extra cash and a more flexible schedule, it also comes with the slight complication of having an unusual schedule. Your weeks don't always begin on a Monday, some days you're working nights and other days you're working a day shift. It's hard to keep track of it all and adding it to a calendar app is very time consuming. Meet Shift Work Schedule, a calendar app that exists for the sole purpose of making shift tracking easy. You get a calendar where you can select the start and end of the week according to your work schedule and a long rich list of shift combos that you might be working in to highlight on this calendar. The app also has a nice search feature that lets you check if you're supposed to be working a particular day and it lets you customize its appearance down to the background. Read More

Impressive iOS Calendar App Sunrise Comes To Android

Most calendar apps on Android have two major issues: they’re plain ugly, and they are not so user-friendly. Sure Google Calendar is a straightforward solution, but when it comes to third-party alternatives nothing beats the enormous options on iOS. One such fantastic calendar app Sunrise Calendar for Apple devices has now made its way to Android. And it looks exquisite, to say the least. As much as I thoroughly enjoyed using it on my friend’s iPhone, I’m loving it on my humble Android daily driver. The app boasts a truckload of handy features, including agenda, week and month view modes, Google Maps previews for directions, weather information, and Facebook integration to never miss important events and birthdays again. It's available now for all Android devices running 4.0 or higher, but sadly there's no tablet version at the moment. Read More

Turn Dates On Web Pages Into Google Calendar Events With Spot For Chrome

When browsing the web and especially its social side, we often come across several events, some of which we would really like to attend. However, it’s easy to procrastinate the task of adding such events to your calendar, ending up forgetting about them altogether. Wouldn’t it be convenient to have a tool that would help you keep track of all such events by recognizing them automatically with one click, and letting you add them to your Google Calendar with another, without having to go through the hassle of manually adding any of their details? If you use Google Chrome, we’ve got just the extension for the purpose! Spot – Date Clipper for Google Calendar is a handy Chrome extension by the makers of SpotOn that can help you ensure you never forget about any interesting event that you come across online. Read More

SolCalendar Is A Gorgeous & Comprehensive Calendar App For Android

Calendar apps are a dime  dozen for all mobile platforms, though most users don't bother going for third-party alternatives, as every smartphone OS ships with a calendar app of its own, and usually this stock offering suffices for the average user. Android has two native stock calendar apps on offer one for generic calendars and the other specifically for Google Calendar, just the way it has separate Email and Gmail apps. Both these work just fine, though at times, one comes across a third-party Calendar that stands out due to its interface or feature set. SolCalendar is one such exception that excels in both these departments, and its support for Google Calendar, Yahoo! Calendar and pretty much any calendar service supporting the CalDAV standard, beautiful UI, handy gestures, great widgets, integrated weather reports and event stickers makes it one of the best calendar apps we've seen so far. Read on for our detailed review and screenshot tour. Read More

Easily Collaborate On Scheduling Meetings Using Gmail With Boomerang Calendar For Chrome

If you have a load of responsibilities assigned to you at work or are just immensely social, it’s very important to manage your time and calendar wisely. To make this task easier, try Boomerang Calendar, a Google Chrome extension that specializes in making it easier to plan meetings. The app lets you schedule meetings or events with contacts from within your Gmail inbox, and helps you and your contacts easily decide whether the time and place suggested in the mail is suitable for all. The best thing about this extension is that the recipients don't need to have it installed. They can specify their availability from within the email, and once the final time & venue is decided, the event automatically gets added to everyone's calendars. Details after the jump. Read More

Cal Is A Beautiful, Smart Android & iOS Calendar App From Any.DO

There can be no denying the fact that when it comes to the interface, simple apps like Clear tend to steal the show, but there is still something to be said for apps that offer a variety of features. Any.DO is a good example of a task manager that can do a lot of stuff without being too complicated. The app has been around on iOS and Android for quite a while, but it seems like the team behind it is looking to explore some new avenues. The new Cal app and Any.DO are from the same developer, but aren’t too radically different. Cal for iPhone (update: now available on Android as well) is a calendar app, as the name suggests, and it allows you to create new events in a very efficient manner. It is possible to add invitees to events, associate locations with tasks and choose different intervals for alarms. To top it all off, Cal has an ever-changing background theme that is different for each day of the calendar. Read More

Overview Packs Mail, Reminders, Calendar Events Into One iOS NC Widget

iOS doesn’t have any widget APIs for developers to use to build their own widgets, but that isn’t much of a problem if your device is jailbroken, as there are dozens of capable widgets to choose from under alternative app store Cydia. Today, we came across a nifty new widget for iOS Notification Center called Overview that will make you slightly more productive. Check it out after the jump! Read More

Design Your Own Photo Calendar In Windows, Mac & Linux With Pically

An album is about the past and a calendar is about the future, but that doesn't mean they have to be mutually exclusive. A great way to combine looking forward to the time ahead while reminiscing your glory days from the past is to make your very own picture calendar with Pically. Pick out one favorite photo for each month, add holidays and special occasions, print the resulting calendar, and hang itin front of you – a portrait of what you have been, and a canvas for what you may yet become. The java-based app is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. Details to follow. Read More

Easily Transfer Contacts & Calendar Events Among iOS Devices Over WiFi

The fact that iCloud has the capability to keep your contacts and calendar entries synced across multiple iOS devices might have contributed towards repressing the development of alternative ways to get your personal data transferred to a new device whenever you purchase a new iPhone or iPad. In case you keep all your contacts and reminders synced with a cloud service, this isn’t much of a problem, but if your data is scattered across multiple services or is only available offline, shifting from one device to another can be a real headache, even if the newer one is an iDevice as well. In the past, we have seen solutions like securedContacts, which lets you export your entire address book as a CSV file, but this option only works for jailbroken devices and requires a few extra steps even then. With Device Switch, you don’t need to sign up for any account or perform any complicated procedure; all it takes is a Wi-Fi connection, a few taps and you are done transferring your address book and calendar events to your new iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Read More

Osito Brings Google Now-Like Traffic, Weather & Event Alerts To iPhone

When it was initially released, Sherpa gained a lot of acclaim as many iOS users felt that the app brings the best bits of Google Now to iOS. As great as the app was, it was still in its beta until now. Things have finally changed though, and Sherpa has shed its beta tag. Not only that; the team behind the service has also decided to rebrand it to Osito. For those who didn't use the app previously, Osito analyzes your activities, location and calendar entries to come up with highly personalized notifications that can help you in a number of situations. The best thing about Osito is that you don’t have to configure the app to send you notifications; it does all the work automatically, and makes sure you are never late for an appointment or in danger of missing a flight. Read More

Auto-Open Files, Apps Or Scripts On Mac When A Calendar Event Is Due

One of the things I love about well-built reminder apps - like the stock Reminder app in iOS - is that alerts can be triggered not just by time but by location as well. While the Reminder app in iOS has only limited choices as to what can trigger an alert, there are other apps available that give you a richer choice. As far as triggers are concerned, you will find apps supporting quite a variety of them, but alerts are a different story, and are often limited in type; you’ll get an audio alert, or a notification on your screen but there seemingly isn't much else that can be done. The stock Calendar app in OS X is pretty smart when it comes to alerts; not only does it give you audio alerts and on-screen notifications, but it will also allow you to open a particular file when an event is due. Read on to see how it works. Read More

Kahootz: Create, Share & Follow Calendars; Import Facebook & Google Events

Birthdays are normally the only events that I find hard to remember; for everything else, there are post-it notes or reminders set on my phone. The easiest way to remember birthdays is, of course, Facebook. The other important events in my life I commit to memory, and hope I don’t forget any one of them. This approach won’t work for everyone and, on occasion, it fails me too. Kahootz is the first web app ever to compel me to use an online calendar for tracking all my important events. It imports events from both Google Calendar and Facebook, and allows you to create calendars as well as events. You can invite people to your events, and follow the calendars they've created. Kahootz gives you the option to add reminders to your events and create as many calendars as you want. Events and calendars can be either public or private. Read More

Event Book Is A Calendar App For iPhone With Weather, Maps & A Flipboard-Like UI

You can find all sorts of feature-rich third-party apps for your iPhone, but if there is a stock app already there for it, most people prefer to stick with that. Many good to-do and task list apps have failed to make their mark because people are rarely willing to part with all the data they have stored on their existing calendars. Event Book is perfect for those of us who want to get a taste of something new without sacrificing the use of all the services synced with the stock Calendar app. The app displays all your appointments and upcoming events from every calendar service associated with your iPhone. It also shows you the current weather conditions on its main page, and you can embed location data pinned on maps in all the events you create within Event Book. Read More

Easily Mail All Attendees Of A Calendar Event On iOS With ‘Reply To All’

Organizing a successful event requires frequent correspondence among the host and invitees. Trying to make a new mailing list for every new event is not very practical, and leaves room for some contacts getting left out from the correspondence. There are third-party apps that offer some pretty neat solutions to this problem, but most people prefer using the stock Calendar app in their everyday routine. Reply To All is a really simple app that lets you mail all the contacts that have been invited to a particular event. Reply To All uses the stock Calendar and Mail apps to ensure that you aren’t forced to switch to a new email client or calendar to get such a simple functionality. Read More

InFocus Pro: iOS Project Management Suite With A Sketch Pad For Notes

It’s always nice to see a feature-rich app, but when an app offers way too many unrelated features, people seldom like it. A successful app strikes a fine balance between being full of useful features while maintaining an acceptable level of understandability. You might be tempted to think that InFocus Pro tries to do too much, but all the features it offers are interconnected in one way or the other. Basically, InFocus Pro is a project management app incorporating task lists, notes, sketches and calendar appointments for each project. There might be other apps available for iOS that do the same things, but InFocus has the advantage of accepting handwritten entries for almost any field. It is also possible to make the app read your notes and lists out loud. Read More

View iCloud, Google Or Yahoo Calendar Events On OS X Desktop With ICEfree

One of our top Mac apps from last year was Mindfu - a $1.99 productivity app that puts the day’s iCal (Calendar in Mountain Lion) events on your desktop in an elegant chronological timeline. Though if you aren’t in the mood for spending money on an app like that, ICUfree is a free alternative now available on the Mac App Store. At the core, it does what Mindful does but in addition, it can display events up to 3 months in advance. The app gives you the choice to view events from your local, iCloud Google, or Yahoo! calendars, though at present, you can only view events from one type of calendar at a time. Currently happening events and those that are coming up are all distinguished from each other. Read More

Calendar Pro: All-In-One Journal, To-Do List & Notes App For Android

If your daily routine involves handling and keeping track of a lot of events, to-do lists, tasks, notes and reminders etc. on the move, you might be in search of a comprehensive personal schedule management app for your smartphone. Cloud sync support and an intuitive interface are two important aspects to consider for such an app, and those are exactly what Calendar Pro delivers. Fresh to the Play Store, Calendar Pro aims to be the only calendar and personal journals, notes, to-do lists, reminders, events and activity management app you’ll ever need on your Android device. Sporting an uncluttered UI, the app comes with Google Calendar and Facebook integration to let you sync your events and friends' birthdays. In addition, it also comes with extensive weather details for multiple locations, horoscopes, themes, a unified view for daily activities, and plenty of other options. Read More

Sync Google Calendar With Windows 8 Calendar App

Most of us these days use a calendar to organize the tasks in our life. If you also use a calendar, you might need it with you most of the time. The one I use is Google Calendar. Since I'm on Windows 8, and there's a pretty awesome calendar app pre-installed, I would want my Google Calendar events to appear in my Windows 8 Calendar app (and I know you want to do the same!). Let's see how it's done. Read More

Add Upcoming Facebook Events And Birthdays To Calendar

If you linked your Facebook account to your Mac running OS X 10.8.2, Mountain Lion, you would have noticed there was an option to import your Facebook friends to the Contacts (previously called Address Book) app. As far as automatically importing data from your Facebook account to Mountain Lion goes, this is the full extent of it. There is still other information, like Facebook events that you could do with viewing in Calendar (formerly known as iCal) but there isn’t an apparently easy way to do it. It is extremely easy to import your Facebook events to Calendar and the process only seems obscure because you can’t import them to Mountain Lion from Calendar; rather, you have to export them from Facebook to Calendar. You’ll need to open Facebook in your browser on Mac, not necessarily Safari, but you will need to be using your Mac. This isn’t something you can do by accessing Facebook on your iOS device. Read More