Cal by Any.do: A Simple Calendar for iOS
Cal by Any.do brings simplicity and personality to your calendar. The tagline “Your life. Your Calendar.” communicates how Cal customizes itself to each user. What makes Cal feel so personal to me is how it emphasizes the people that I live life with. Cal even subtly pulls context-appropriate images from flickr for the background.
Purpose & Functionality
Cal is a simple calendar that integrates seamlessly with Any.do (a to-do app that I will be reviewing in the next week).
Rating: simplicity, usefulness, beauty and necessity
- Simplicity. (8/10) Cal provides as much information as any other Calendar app without feeling cluttered.
- Usefulness. (9/10) I use my calendar all day everyday, and Cal never let me down.
- Beauty. (9/10) Cal’s use of images sets it apart from competitors.
- Necessity. (9/10) Cal adds personality to your calendar. It is a joy to use, and for me that’s necessary.
- Stickiness. (8/10) I could see myself using Cal consistently for a long time.
- Peek - I wrote a review of this app just the other day.
- Fantastical 2 - Probably the most lauded calendar app available
- Calendars 5
- Sunrise - I tried Sunrise, but I wasn’t a huge fan.
- Mynd - Recomended by @brian_andrews
Header image from the Cal press kit