iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
(Note:as a Halloween gift Week Calendar is on sale between 30/10/2013 and 01/11/2013 (two days). Week Calendar for iPhone, iPad and Android will be on sale, up to 50% off)
Over the years, we’ve had the opportunity to use and live with a number of different calendar and planning applications for the iPhone and iPad. We’ve enjoyed quite a few, hated a whole lot more, and in general, we like to think we have a pretty good lay for the land now.
This is why we’re so excited to be bringing you a review of Week Calendar, from UtiliTap, today. The application is a force to be reckoned with, and though it’s not quite on the bleeding edge of modern anymore, its still a very solid calendar to go with.
For our full review, you need only to read on down below the break! Starting with:
Concept and Functionality
If you might have guessed from the title, Week Calendar is all about adding, editing, and otherwise messing with you calendar appointments on either your iPhone or your iPad. You’ll do this by accessing and utilizing all the standard features we’ve come to expect from a solid calendar app.
Firstly, there’s integration: You’ll get iCal, Google Calendar, CalDAV, Exchange and all the others you could have a hankering for. The app also makes it incredibly easy to add a new calendar or—as we did—just attach it to your existing iCal accounts and immediately start rocking.
From here it’s a more standard experience. You can add events for all-day use or just for a set time, you can edit the events that are there now, and you can select from a number of different views. The week view here is particularly good, though we’re still fans of the broad-spectrum month view.
All in all, with reminders, drag-and-drop support, and simple gestures included, Week Calendar is a high functioning alternative to the standard app.
Design and Interface
The world of iPhone applications is different now, and because of one thing: iOS 7 hit our desk, and we’ve been living with it for a while now. This means apps like Week Calendar that use a more traditional skeumorphic approach just don’t look as good. Not anymore, anyway.
Sadly, this is the case with Week Calendar. When compared to the standard Calendar application, the views are about the same—as is the overall experience and feature set—which gives the only leg up to Apple. With a flatter, more engaging design, the native Calendar tool is still a better looking utility than Week Calendar, and with about the same features (plus native integration).
It also doesn’t help Week Calendar that it costs two bucks in the App Store. That being said, we realize we can’t have every app we want for only a dollar, so we’re willing to let that one slide. Still, the app is in need of a serious update to keep up with the latest trends.
Until then, though, Week Calendar still supports a lovely list of features, and is more than capable of handling any of your hardest planning needs.
Week Calendar requires iOS 4.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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