My App Addiction: Business Calendar

My App Addiction: Business Calendar

Jul 6, 2015

One of the very first things I really became reliant on on my old PDAs was the electronic calendar. On PalmOS, I liked the ability to sync to desktop software and keep my schedule and tasks in order.

As I moved across mobile platforms, I became more enamored with cloud-based solutions, as it because easier to access data online from several sources. Still, even when I got on Android, I still craved customization.

And then I found Business Calendar.

The app hits my “wanted” list quite capably. First, it syncs with Google Calendar, and mirrors it perfectly. It allows for the management of multiple G-Cal accounts, and with the ability to color-code such, it is possible to manage group events. It works well with built-in programs like the address book and vice navigation tools, so that a whole trip can be managed from within the app itself. It’s possible to create appointments listing (and invites) on the spot.

The UI is clean. One can tweak the app to fit a wide range of needs, from font size all the way to weekday length. There are two themes to pick from, and as hinted at earlier, a wealth of color options that can be applied to elements within the application.

My favorite elements are probably the functionality via the Business Tasks add-on and the veritable collection of widgets. This allows me to use and manage tasks using the independent programs I prefer, and the latter feature allows me to manage events and tasks from one place. One tap, and everything is there. Entering a new task or event is easy, as is working on stuff that is already live.

There are several reasons I love this program, and refuse to be without it, so much so that I have yet to upgrade to the newest iteration of the app.

Business Calendar is gold.

Business Calendar Pro Review

Business Calendar Pro Review

Aug 28, 2012

The business world revolves around time. Because of the need for careful planning of the day, having the best possible calendar app for Android is essential. In my opinion, for the users of Google Calendar or a Calendar hosted by Google, Business Calendar Pro is the best calendar app out there.

Most calendar apps will sync with a Google Calendar. What happens though is some of the features do not transfer over to mobile or the Android calendar is harder to use… This where Business Calendar Pro excels. The feature well worth the price of admission is the ability to drag and drop appointments. While this doesn’t seem like it would save a lot of time, moving appointments this way is a big time saver. No need to go into each appointment and fiddle with the dates and resend notifications of the changed meeting. Drag the appointment where it needs to be then BAM! Everything is changed.

Another unique feature is the way Business Calendar Pro handles the transition of the views. From Month to Week view, drag a finger across the week. The default week view will be 7 days. When the need arises to see more or fewer days, a swipe along the bottom of the screen will add or lessen the amount of days shown. As few as one day or as many as 14 days can be viewed in this view.

When multiple calendars are used, Business Calendar Pro knows not all of the calendars need to be viewed all of the time. The option is given to sync and view a large number of calendars. The cool part is, at the bottom of every calendar view is a row displaying all of the visible calendars. With a quick tap, a calendar can be hidden.

My only wishlist item for Business Calendar Pro is to integrate Google Tasks in there somehow. If that could happen, the app would be unstoppable.