Three cool iPhone calendar apps

Want to stay connected with your family's activities? Sync with your Google Calendar? Get a better week view? These apps offer that and more.

The Calendars app syncs with your Google Calendar account, bringing full-featured online scheduling to your iPhone.
The Calendars app syncs with your Google Calendar account, bringing full-featured online scheduling to your iPhone. Readdle

Ever feel like the stock iOS Calendar app has room for improvement? Like, a lot of room? It's a pretty rudimentary tool, without so much as a week view or the option to sync with Google Calendar.

Needless to say, there are alternatives. I've rounded up three apps that make scheduling and agenda management a whole lot easier. Take a look:

Calendars Readdle's Google Calendar client ($6.99) does it all, syncing with all your calendars and letting you manage them both online and offline. It features day, week, month, and list views, drag-and-drop event management, and one-tap appointment creation. My only complaint with the app is that it's slow at times, but if you're a GCal user, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better solution.

Cozi Family Organizer Cozi is a Web-based calendar manager for families. It's pretty awesome--and so is this companion app. Although the calendar limits you to a list view, it effortlessly stays in sync with the Web version, thus giving you a color-coded, at-a-glance look at who's doing what and when. For busy families, there's no better solution. The app is free, just like the service, and it's available for Android as well (great for cross-platform families).

Easy Calendar Been pining for a week view? Easy Calendar gives you one, and integrates seamlessly with the native Calendar app (meaning events created in Easy Calendar show up in Calendar, and vice versa). Plus, true to its name, it makes appointment scheduling much faster and easier: just three taps to create a new event or two taps to edit one. It's absolutely worth the $3.99 price of admission.

OK, those are my picks for must-have calendar apps. But the App Store is home to countless others, so hit the comments and let me know which app(s) you like best for managing your schedule.



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