Calendar apps for iPhone are a tough thing to afford because different people use them in different ways. Some people are busier than others (meet wisely), and others use the calendar as a to-do system (I personally ask about your health if you are in this way). All the primary calendar apps I tried are great, but may not suit how you use a calendar app.
When using third-party iOS apps, it's ok to try new ones because they request access to your calendar data using Apple APIs (so it works with Exchange, iCloud, Yahoo, AOL, and Outlook.com). This feature keeps you from having to install different programs individually. I want to explain what I like about each and every one that I like best.
Apple Calendar App
It's a lot to like Apple's standard calendar app for iPhone.
It shows the date icon on the Home screen (something no other app can do without using a warning tag). When I use this app, I remain in "List View" so I can roll my upcoming events. I do not have much events on my calendar (I tried to avoid meetings like the plague). I like to get a quick glance in my week to know what I've come up with. It is heavily integrated with the rest of Apple's platform.
Apple's app does many things well. It integrates all calendars into a single app, providing timely travel information information (extracts data from Apple Maps traffic data) and is easy to use. Where it could be better, it's time to enter an appointment. While it has added things like automatic, it should really add better natural language input for quick entry. Too many apps now, it's a standard feature. If you go into many events on iPhone, Apple's calendar app will get boring quickly.
When I asked people about their recommendations on Twitter of the favorite calendar apps, Fantastical was mentioned by many people. It is also for good reason. It has long been a gold standard for third party calendar apps. It is the pioneer of the natural language input for calendar apps (unless I'm missing an app that worked well).
Fantastic has many things to do for it. It's extremely fast to add new events using their native language input (dinner with mom saturday at 7:00 will add it). You can add to iOS reminders, use Google Maps as a default map app (when you click an address) and it has a beautiful design. Wonderful also has an excellent day widget for quick access to your calendar.
Fantastic for iPhone is $ 4.99 on the App Store that includes an Apple Watch version.
If you have a hectic schedule, Week Calendar can be an app you want to check out. It contains a variety of different views (week, list, month, agenda, etc.). Weekly view is probably the most interesting. You can see your entire view from a single screen. You can drag and drop events to new dates / times.
There is a natural language entry, but it has a calendar store. The store is an exciting addition. You can add things like weather forecasts, famous birthdays, sports calendar and more to your list. If you add these calendars, you must purchase a $ 2.99 per year in the app app (or $ 5.99 for three years).
From an adaptation perspective, it probably has the most important feature set. You can customize the icons that it uses, the default event setup and the different colors.
If you have a lot of events in the calendar, I strongly recommend checking out your Calendar. It's $ 2.99 on the App Store.
Calendars 5 are from the people of Readdle. They are the developers of some of the best iOS and MacOS apps (Documents, PDF Expert, Sparks, etc.).
Calendars 5 reminds me very amazing. They share many similar features (natural language access, the ability to use Google Maps and integration with Apple reminders). It has a number of views: List, Day, Week and Month. As I mentioned earlier, I probably prefer a list view, and Calendars 5 show me at least the amount of information compared to Apple's app or Fantastical.
Overall, it's a great app. It's easy to create events, have more display options, offers lots of customization, and more.
Calendars 5 is $ 6.99 on the App Store.
You may wonder why I'm updating the Google Calendar app on an iPhone Calendar app roundup. Well, it can show more than just Google Calendar. The default setting is, but you can quickly add a calendar you've already added to your iPhone.
Google Calendars on the Web has always been first-rate service. The iPhone app is no different. It contains natural language input, deep integration with your Gmail / G Suite account, and some exciting extras (showing a haircut theme if your appointment is a haircut, etc.).
There's nothing I dislike ] about the app, but something about the design is not good with me. Functionally, it all works, but it just feels that the design does not fit with the iPhone.
Google Calendar can be downloaded for free on the App Store
BusyCal is probably best known for its long-lasting MacOS app. It's also a companion button for iPhone, though! It contains a similar view of other apps (list, month, week and day). You can create events using natural language. You can also add event codes (may be useful with project management).
Most of the apps I tried reminded me of Apple's calendar app most. In fact, if it were called calendars +, it would be a suitable name. It contains a live ten-day display (useful for planning outdoor events). Like some of the other apps, it can also be integrated with Apple's reminder app, so you can have both tasks and calendar in a single app.
BusyCal was also one of the few apps I found (outside Apple) that contained travel time alerts.
BusyCal for iPhone can be purchased on the App Store for $ 4.99.
Overall I've torn between two apps. I like a lot about Apple's standard calendar app, but Fantastical also suits my needs. If you like Apple's app for specific features, you're likely to stick to it. If you want something a little a little more, check out Fantastical. If you are a heavy meeting person, Week Calendar is one I would recommend. In reality, I did not try one that I could not easily use day by day. We are very fortunate to have so many good opportunities.