FileCalendar – Attach documents, pictures and contacts to calendar Today!
iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
Keeping track of meetings and events can be a difficult task, but trying to manage attachments and files associated with important dates is even more troublesome.
Luckily there is a handy app for iPhone and iPad that aims to make file management a breeze.
FileCalendar is an incredibly useful app that works directly with your existing iPhone and iPad calendar.
It lets you attach over 20 different file types to events so you’ll hopefully never lose track of an important file again.
Concept and Functionality:
When I first heard of FileCalendar, developed by Homburg&Schmidt UG (haftungsbeschränkt), I had a hard time figuring out how this app could be useful on a regular basis.
After taking this puppy for a test drive, however, I found myself wondering why this wasn’t something that could be built into the native iOS calendar.
I did have a bit of trouble figuring out how to use FileCalendar effectively, mainly because there isn’t a tutorial to show you how to use the app correctly.
In order to add an attachment to an event, you have to use the iOS context menu and open an attachment or file in FileCalendar. From there, you can select which event to attach the file to or you can create a new event.
The only major drawback to the visual aspect of FileCalendar is that it looks almost too similar to the native calendar app. Personally I’d like to see a bit of variation in the design, mainly because it looks pretty plain.
I also found that FileCalendar lacks a way to see dates with files attached in the year overview screen; you have to scroll through all of your events listed by day in order to see those with files attached.
It’s not a huge deal for those with a light schedule, but it could be very troublesome and irritating for anyone with a full calendar.
FileCalendar is a pretty powerful calendar app in itself, mainly because it features the ability to sync everything with your existing calendar.
You don’t have to worry about rebuilding your schedule from the ground up in order to take advantage of features.
As I mentioned above, FileCalendar supports pretty much every file type available. From images to spreadsheets and PDF files, most users should be able to easily add files to events.
There’s even a built-in file manager that allows you to find all attached files in one place.
FileCalendar is available to download from the App Store for $1.99 and is universally compatible with iPhone and iPad.
When it comes to value, I think FileCalendar is worth what you as the user will get out of it.
I do wish the developers offered a free version (or a limited trial) so users could make sure the app was right for them without taking the plunge and buying it outright.
Overall, FileCalendar is definitely useful as an app for those who find themselves swimming in email attachments and files that are associated with particular dates and events.
It’ll definitely help you stay organized once you use it a bit and figure out how the app works.
FileCalendar – requires iOS 8.2 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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