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10 Best Calendar Apps For Your iPhone

10 Best Calendar Apps For Your iPhone

Many individuals employ a digital calendar as a way of keeping track of their lives. It allows them to have a better way of seeing future tasks and goals, along with having alerts and other helpful features. Digital calendars have replaced planners for some people. The standard calendar app for the iPhone, iCal, doesn’t have a lot of the features users really want. Here are 10 of the best alternative calendar apps for your iPhone.

1. Sunrise

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    This well-designed application is compatible with Google Calendar, iCloud, and Exchange. The calendar has the ability to connect addresses in your calendar alerts with Google Maps. Have a better hold of what to wear for the day with weather attached to events. Sunrise also allows you to get things jotted down in a hurry with their “quick add” feature.

    Download: Sunrise – Free

    2. Tempo

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      Tempo is the ultimate application for organizing your day and meetings you have scheduled. The application allows you to connect to individuals in just a few clicks. If you find yourself having to get information for a company mentioned in a meeting, you can get the latest news about this in just a few clicks. With the ability to quickly send messages when running late, enhanced smart alerts, and other integrated apps, Tempo is definitely the calendar app geared toward business users and professionals.

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      Download: Tempo – Free

      3. Cal

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        Using fast recognition, Cal is able to know who you are looking to meet and where you are looking to go before you are finished with typing. Keeping things simple, Cal draws a lot from the design of the Apple iCal design in terms of Day, Week, Month UI transitioning. Outside of productivity, Cal allows you to stay on top of birthdays and anniversaries as well. With partnership with the Uber app, you can call up a ride seamlessly.

        Download: Cal – Free

        4. Pocket Informant

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          Pocket Informant allows you to make use of voice dictation to add tasks to the app. You can organize and manage your tasks based on their importance. Looking at your common tasks, you are even able to get an estimated time of arrival for the meeting or event as well. Being knowledgable of the location, you can also see where your events are based on a map. While there are a lot of features that are premium, including templates and application integration, Pocket Informant, free or premium, is a great option for many individuals looking to organize their life.

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          Download: Pocket Informant – Free

          5. Canary

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            Instead of having to click around the days of the week to find out when you are available, Canary is able to identify for you which parts of your day that you are available so you can schedule in time for meetings and other events of the day. Once events are creates, swiping actions allow you to interact and manipulate events in your calendar. Lastly, there’s a part of the app called Nest that allows you to visualize the events ahead and when they are about to occur. Canary is a clean and minimalist designed application that you will use everyday.

            Download: Canary – Free

            6. Calvetica Calendar

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              Calvetica offers a new way to schedule your life. While not packed with a ton of pictures, the flat and minimalistic design is quite unique, along with the colour scheme that they employ. Minimalism is exemplified in the gestures that are used to get things done. In addition, when you connect the application to your iPhone’s iCal, you are able to make use of the events that are already in iCal.

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              Download: Calvetica Calendar – $2.99

              7. Fantastical 2

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                Fantastical 2 is an application that works seamlessly with the other programs you use. For example, if you make use of iCal on your Mac, you can connect it with your Fantastical 2 account and have the events push in continuously. This ensures that your Fantastical 2 account stays updated. In addition, Fantastical 2 has all of the other general features that we come to expect from a calendar application these days, including various day, month, and week views, Facebook integration, and gestures.

                Download: Fantastical 2 – $4.99

                8. Week Cal

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                  Week Cal is one of our favourites because of how it is able to manage and organize all of their features into a way that you will find useful. So often do we find ourselves encountering applications that promise a ton of features, but only a few do we find ourselves ignoring. Week Cal forces you into benefiting from the many great features, including the drag and tap gestures, Google Cal and iCal support, all in a minimalist design that we find all of our favourite top apps are following.

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                  Download: Week Cal – $0.99

                  9. Agenda Calendar 4

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                    Agenda Calendar 4 is a well-designed application that works as a task manager and calendar, allowing you to stay on top of the events that are occurring in your life. With Agenda Calendar 4, individuals are able to view the number of tasks that they may have without even having to change the date view. They simply can tell by viewing the number of dots that are with the calendar’s date. With the current event you have coming up, you are able to alert attendees through email and SMS. In addition, you can set certain apps to default based on a link that is given or a location assigned.

                    Download: Agenda Calendar 4 – $1.99

                    10. Awesome Note

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                      Awesome Note is the application that works to be your ultimate task manager and organizer. Along with being a to-do list and calendar, Awesome Note also works as a reminder system and a place to take notes. Along with a full suite of applications that Awesome Note connects to for synchronization, Awesome Note also backs up your task’s WIFI Web Sharing and iTunes File Sharing. With the ability to also print notes, include drawings, and many more amazing features, Awesome Note is certainly the feature-packed application that you have been looking for, with an affordable price to match.

                      Download: Awesome Note – $3.99

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                      Last Updated on July 8, 2020

                      10 Smart Productivity Software to Boost Work Performance

                      10 Smart Productivity Software to Boost Work Performance

                      Productivity is the ability to perform tasks efficiently and in a timely manner. In today’s busy and competitive business world, productivity is paramount for any business, organization or corporation.

                      Productivity is more than just performing tasks successfully. It is about investing and allocating resources, so the company or business can perform to meet its core goals.

                      As part of 2019, it is important to commit to new goals. When shopping around for new productivity software keep in mind the following things: cost, reliability, cross-platform compatibility, on the go, technical support, etc.

                      In the subsequent sections, we will examine the most recommended productivity software in the marketplace. In addition, we will look at what makes them tick and what separates them from the rest of the pack.

                      Projects and Tasks Management

                      1. Monday dot com

                        Monday dot com was founded to create a team management solution so people connect to workplace processes across any industry. The productivity tool is used in more than 140 countries.

                        The user interface is intuitive and impressive. It makes collaboration productive and fun because of its simplicity.

                        The tool is deemed to have one of the best user experiences across the mobile and online project and task management platform.

                        The product includes usability, customization, admin control, group management and control, private or public control, in-group messaging and more.

                        Check out the software here!

                        2. Asana

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                          The mantra behind Asana’s product is to enable teams from across different organizations to work together effortlessly.

                          The software comes with lots of customizations. When you create a project as a user, you can choose between a traditional task view and the kanban-style board view. The dashboard allows you to see the progress on a project, and it includes an excellent advanced set of search tools.

                          Also, Asana’s Android and iOS apps do retain the web interface’s clean look and feel.

                          Check out the software here!

                          3. Trello

                            Trello was founded in the summer of 2010 and two years later the platform added 500,000 members. Anyone within sales, marketing, HR and operations can collaborate successfully with this product.

                            Moreover, the tool has over 100 plus integrations with Google Drive, Slack, Jira and others. The product works flawlessly across various platforms.

                            Some of the well-known features includes is speed, easy-to-use, and set up. The interface includes due dates, assignments, file storage, checklists and more.

                            Check out the software here!

                            4. Jira

                              The Jira software is flexible and heralded as the next-generation project.

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                              The software allows teams to design and adapt the software to an organization’s needs. This includes having visibility into long term goals, project roadmaps, status of work, real-time release information and more. In addition, the interface is customizable.

                              The Atlassian Cloud does not support multiple separate domains, subdomains or domain aliases in Google Apps.

                              Check out the software here!

                              5. Evernote Business

                                Evernote was founded in 2008 and reached 11 million users by 2011. The company was founded on the premise that their product should address the ever-increasing volume and speed of information.

                                The product helps bring together groups of teams because of versatility and functionality. It creates documents, collaboration on projects, store information all a single location.

                                Moreover, you can find information quickly and includes effective search capabilities and integrations with existing tools you may already use.

                                Check out the software here!

                                Communication

                                6. Slack

                                  Slack was founded in 2013 and the tool is heralded as a collaboration hub. Slack is where productivity happens. When you start a new project, hire new staff, deploy a code, review a sales contract, finalize on a budget, Slack covers all of these. Some of the major highlights include highly customizable notifications and seamless integrations with other collaboration and office tools. The free version of the software comes loaded with features, but does not archive old message. So, you have to review what are the best options for your organization or business.

                                  Check out the software here!

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                                  7. Spike

                                    Newcomer Spike makes emails more conversational by helping teams maintain productivity, communication, and collaboration. All of these are achieved from within their inbox.

                                    Spike works on top of any existing email (O365, G suite, and IMAP) turning it into a real-time messenger and making your communication much more functional and efficient.

                                    Spike’s features include built-in groups and channels, voice and video calls, email encryption, instant access to all your files, and much more.

                                    Check out the software here!

                                    Creation

                                    8. Office 365

                                      Microsoft’s Office 365 could not be excluded from the conversation and especially as it pertains to productivity software.

                                      Of course we are all familiar with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. But there is more capabilities that come with it.

                                      You have business-class email, online storage space, and teamwork solutions. These services can be accessed from just about anywhere.

                                      Within this suite is Microsoft Sway, which is a presentation software and a step above PowerPoint.

                                      Check out the software here!

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                                      9. Grammarly

                                        Grammarly helps to cut down time on editing. Professionals in several industries like law, healthcare, academia, marketing, engineering and journalism use it to provide instant feedback on the accuracy of writing in English.

                                        Once you install the extension from Google Chrome, you can get corrections when you are drafting an email, using social media and other apps.

                                        Grammarly is AI powered and it’s a wonderful tool to have to check spelling and grammar before a presentation.

                                        Check out the software here!

                                        Team Analytics

                                        10. ActivTrak

                                          ActivTrak is a business intelligence tool that allows you to access team behavior analytics. In other words, it is data-driven.

                                          The pros include two-factor authentication with active directory integration. You can also automate your alerts and it has an intuitive interface with easy-to-use admin controls.

                                          Furthermore, it comes with Google sign-in, iOS app, productivity track, and more. The bottomline is the product offers employee productivity metrics along with team behavior analytics.

                                          Check out the software here!

                                          The Bottom Line

                                          Depending on the size, budget, resources, and immediate needs of your company, not all productivity software will exactly solve your problem. You will have to contact any of the providers above and probe extensively to find the right product that is made for your business.

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