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10 Best Calendar App for Your iPhone

[dropcap] T [/dropcap] he iPhone comes with its own Calendar app, but there could be cases where this built-in Calendar may not fulfill your expectations. You can always go for an alternate calendar app from the Apple store, but how do you decide on a suitable one.

Basic functionalities of a best free calendar app for iPhone:


  • Manage appointments/events/tasks and alert accordingly.
  • Synchronize the calendar across different accounts (iCloud, Facebook, Google, Exchange, etc.).
  • Synchronize the public holidays of the locality using GPS.[/star_list]

[divider] [/divider] Apart from these basic functionalities, the Calendar apps in the Apple store also come in with additional features. The apps are generally rated based on how well these functionalities are bundled up together and yet maintain their simple interface.


List of 10 Best Calendar app for iPhone

  1. fantasticall logoFantastical 2 ($4.99) –
    The fact that the app won the Apple Design Award for the year 2015, itself attracts attention to give it a go. When we dig into it, we realize that it was aptly judged and is truly worth the award. best calendar app for iphone
    The app packs a neat interface and synchronizes beautifully with other accounts, primarily Google, iCloud and the Exchange. Apart from that, the app also synchronizes the built-in Reminders app thereby providing all the information in one platform. The app also comes in with a neat geofencing providing the most updated location based information and alerts. All in all an app truly worth the name that it has made for itself.[button type=”bd_button btn_small” url=”https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/fantastical-2-for-iphone-calendar/id718043190?mt=8″ target=”on” button_color_fon=”#3fc2da” button_text_color=”#FFFFFF” ] Get it here[/button]
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  2. 111Calendar 5 ($6.99) –
    Yet another app with a very good interface for managing the appointments and events. Calendar 5 shows different categories, like tasks, reminders, appointments, all at one place, thereby giving a one platform, one shot view at all the necessary items.calander 5
    Also inspired from Fantastical 2 is its feature of support for natural language, which detects the words as you type them in and adds them automatically with the date and time. It also packs in the drag and drop support for adding the events in the schedule.

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  3. sunrise logoSunrise (Free) –
    One app which gives a strong competition to Fantastical 2, is Sunrise. Major strength of this app is its ability to integrate the information from a bunch of different information and provide all the  information together. sunrise
    Apart from alerts for events, birthdays, etc, the app integrates with Google map for directions, Songkick to show concerts, Triplt for trips, Foursquare for travelers and Evernote for reminders. The interface is build well pack all this information in a sleek view. One feature which still lacks in the app is the view for the week and month. Nevertheless, it’s much better, compared to most of the built-in apps.

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  4. google calenderGoogle Calendar (Free) –
    The Google Calendar app rides strongly on a lot of Google related features most of which is obtained from Gmail.google calander 2 One of the most powerful features here is for the travelers, whereby, calendar takes the information from the ticket booked using the gmail account and automatically adds the schedule to the calendar and also provide the flight related information. It also does the same for hotel reservation. This app works best for people using Gmail account as their primary email service.

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  5. horizon 3

    Horizon 3 (Free) –
    The standout feature and the reason this app receives praise is the elegant integration with the weather update. The app builds a beautiful search feature which enables you to search for specific schedules.

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    In the views you can view different weather reports. Again a wonderful app for people who like to do a lot of outdoor activity. With this app you could always schedule your activities and be prepared for any kind of weather.

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  6. cal logo

    Cal (Free)
    One of the apps which could boast on beautifying a phone with its calendar is Cal. The app integrates with Any.  Do tasks app, but they don’t compulsorily need to be installed together.


    The app also synchronizes contacts across different accounts, and also includes social network integration like
    Facebook. The social network integration is quite powerful here which enables you to call friends, sent gifts and messages on Facebook without having to leave the app.

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  7. week calender

    Week Calendar ($1.99) –

    Week calendar app is among those that pack a lot of information in the small window available for displaying information. The drag and drop feature of this app makes moving around the events and schedules much easier.

    week calender

    The app also packs in the usual features described in most of the other apps. The standout feature is the app’s ability to display all the information in the screen; however, many have found it to be bit cluttered.

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  8. wave calender

    Wave (Free) –
    The app excels in integration of calendars across different accounts, Google, Facebook, Exchange, iCloud, etc.

    It has smart and fast way for event creation and also manages sending out invitation to the guests for particular event/events. The app is known for its ability to integrate with the wearable technology too, pushing notifications to Apple watch.

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  9. UPto calender

    Upto (Free) –
    One of the major standout points of the Upto app is the experience of being able to see and control everything through the app.


    The app could categorize the calendars in different views based on your preference, and the app allows you to differentiate between the schedule and interests. This feature proves quite handy, it gives you the ability to switch between schedules, like personal and work, and interests, like game time, TV shows, movies, etc. The app also allows you share the calendar and calendar controls with family and friends.

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  10. tiny calender

    Tiny Calendar (Free) –
    The standout feature of this app is the different views that could be personalized out this app. It could give you a summary on yearly, monthly, weekly and even on a daily basis.


    If not satisfied you could even chose to customize a view as per your preference. Tiny calendar synchronizes the iPhone and Google calendars. It also allows you to share the calendar with family and friends.

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The apps mentioned here share a lot of features, other than the basic functionalities mentioned above. It’s the standout feature of an app, and how the app utilizes and presents it, what makes one app better than the other. Other than the top 3 calendar apps, the other 7 are almost on similar footing. So start downloading them and keep playing around until you find the one which is right for you.

Don’t miss out on events, anymore!

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