After a quick look at everything, here’s what I got for each so far:
- open source calendar (Cool.)
- has the usual month, week, day, and agenda views
- uses the Android Calendar sync
- works with typical known calendar apps like Google Calendar or the Outlook Exchange
- no ads (!!)
- has an agenda widget
- Material Design
- has a rating of 4.7 on Google Play, which goes to show that it’s sort of okay?
- works for Android version 4.4 and up (awww :( )
I love that it’s open source. Haha. Just wanted to say that. But, sadly, I can’t use this on all of my devices, so nevermind. :(
- free and without ads (!!)
- I can sync Google, Exchange, Outlook and Facebook (!!)
- also on iOS, and can also be seen on Android wearables
- has a “beautiful widget”
- search function
- can color-code events
- can use gestures to add and modify events
- has a rating of 4.1 on Google Play, which means it’s also kind of okay?
- works for Android versions 4.0.3 and up (yay!)
I would like to test this out also. It seems interesting. Plus I love that I can integrate the platforms I listed above (Facebook please haha)
- Aww… wait. This one’s not free. :(
I already have to say no to this. I only listed it down because it was a suggestion by a friend when I asked online. I checked aCalendar, the free version of the app, and other than the NFC and QR barcode sharing of events, I don’t really see anything special about the free version. Sadly, I won’t test this out.
- (from description) *This is a 7-day free trial*
Nope. Sorry. Not gonna try something like that.
Business Calendar 2
- I’m guessing this is the second version, since there seems to be a “Business Calendar” only…?
- has month, week, and day views
- “year view”?
- “agenda with live research”?
- no ads (!!)
- there are event countdowns. Ooh.
- free (!!)
- rating of 4.3 on Google Play, so it’s also an okay app
- works on Android versions 4.1 and up (hooray!)
Surprisingly, there’s a lot of features listed already for the free version of this. They have a paid version called “Business Calendar PRO” that has the weather reports and everything else fancy included. I’m not sure if this will hinder my experience in using the app, but I think I’ll try it nonetheless.
Just to clarify, I’m only looking for free apps that can run on a dated phone with a dated (?) Android version (Jellybean? Is that considered old already?). I don’t have a credit card that I can use to buy apps (yet? hehe) so that’s out of the picture.
In summary, I’ll be testing out the following apps:
- WAVE Calendar
- Business Calendar 2
I think I’ll check out one for each week. I’ll start with WAVE Calendar today.
Here’s to finding that perfect alternative to Sunrise Calendar!