For as much as we ask of our calendars on our phones, they’re really only as smart as we make them. If we forget our friend’s birthday, it’s because we didn’t input it; if we’re late to a meeting, it means we messed up an alert. Tempo Smart Calendar, the first of what is sure to be a new generation of calendar apps, aims to take user error out of the equation. It also integrates with your social schedule like no other calendar. Along with usual iCloud and Google syncing, Tempo scans your email, contacts, and Facebook friends to generate a complete picture of your life, from tomorrow’s presentation to next month’s ski trip.
When you think about it, the calendars on our iPhones aren't all that different than the ones that hang on our walls. Sure, we can set alerts for 2037 and fit much more than we can on those impossibly small squares, but for the most part, digital calendars haven't brought much new to the game. Horizon Calendar might not be a revolutionary change to mobile calendaring, but it's a good start. Its fresh, clean interface puts your events front and center with color-coded appointments and locations, and best of all, weather reports.
It just so happens that the Calendar app (or iCal as it was known before Mountain Lion) will allow you to create alerts on a per-event basis, and send those alerts to your Mac’s screen or iPhone notification at a predefined time. Click through to find out how.
Former iOS software chief Scott Forstall may have been defenestrated through a skeumorphically beautiful digital window, but that doesn't mean that real world-based GUI fluff isn't alive and hovering over his metaphorical body. Such electronic noise is apparent in the app Calendar Plus, whose primary appeal appears to be in its visuals rather than its functionality.
Calendar never really grabbed me on the iPhone, and for whatever reason, neither have the non-Apple scheduling and day-planning options that I've tried. But when I heard Flexibits' Fantastical was making the jump to iPhone and iPod touch, even I was intrigued. I had read so much about its much-loved Mac app that I couldn't resist the urge to try a cheaper, mobile version of the popular utility. And it's very easy to see why Fantastical is so revered.
Despite having flags, VIPs, folders, and other modes of structure and storage, emails are inherently difficult to keep track of. Especially whenever you have a message that must be replied to by a certain time. Luckily, both the Calendars and Reminders apps can play nicely with email, allowing you to create reminders and events based on messages in Mail. Read on, and we’ll show you how to create reminders from your mails.
When it comes to apps for keeping track of your busy schedule, iOS users fall squarely into two camps: The first are perfectly happy with the faux leather of Apple’s built-in Calendar, while others continually comb the App Store in search of a better solution. It’s this second group that the developer of Planner Pro seek to appease with its latest effort.
Tons of app sales are starting and wow has your App Store app updates been as crazy as ours? We can't pick up our iPhones or iPads without seeing that famiiar red badge letting us know there are yet more updates pushed down the pike. Here are a few of the latest discounts we've seen to give you something to play with on your new handset when you get it.
There are likely to be a tidal wave of Mac updates coming soon now that OS X Mountain Lion is about to arrive, but some have already made the necessary arrangements, which includes menu bar calendar app Fantastical.