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Last Updated: May 23rd, 2013

Week Calendar may be another iOS hand-me-down, but it's a good one - an intuitive interface and comprehensive feature set have made it one of most popular calendar apps to hit Apple's App Store. Android has no shortage of calendar options available, but few are this simple to use.

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People who despise the amount of effort necessary to stay organized should take notice. Week Calendar doesn't weigh anyone down with a complicated setup process. It simply imports from Exchange, Google, Outlook, Facebook, or other calendars that are already configured on your device. Managing the app is even more straightforward. Events can be rescheduled using simple drag-and-drop, and appointments can be duplicated by just copying and pasting.

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The obligatory homescreen widget is included for quick access, and the action menu can be customized so that often used functions are more accessible. There's also a full supply of emoticons available to add to events, though I'm not sure adding a smiley face to that weekly office meeting is going to make me any more excited about it.

This is also not some lazy port. Comparing the Android version to the iOS original shows an app that integrates nicely into whichever environment it's in. This may also be a draw for people who chose an Android phone for personal use but have to use iOS for work.

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If you want to try out Week Calendar, you will have to put down $1.99 in the Play Store for the experience.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. He now lives in the City of Bridges, adjusting to the presence of actual snow. His phone of choice is the HTC One.

  • mesmorino

    Is this another one that will stop calendar syncing in my Google Account? It seems like using any third party app just breaks syncing. Right now, calendar, contacts and internet/chrome aren't syncing for me (although I'm not that bothered about chrome)

  • Phill_S

    does it import colour coding of events from Google Calendar?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kellic-Youdontneedmylastame/100002201100154 Kellic Youdontneedmylastame

    " It simply imports from Exchange, Google, Outlook, Facebook, or other calendars that are already configured on your device. "

    OK I can't find any documentation on if this SYNCS with Google calendar. If I can't use Google Now with this thing (Now Reads the Gcalendar entries.) this thing becomes pointless to me. And since Google's Play store doesn't allow refunds after 15 minutes....I'm not trying this until I know for sure.

    • Nathan Fisk

      From their website's "features" page: -

      "Week Calendar works with all calendars you've set up on your Apple or Android device. Changes made in the default calendar app are instantly visible in Week Calendar, and vice versa. iCloud, MobileMe, Google Calendar, Yahoo! Calendar, Microsoft Outlook, Exchange ActiveSync, iCal, CalDAV, ICS subscription calendars are all supported (depending on your device OS)."

  • mggOptimusG

    CalenGoo is much better. Had it on my i4s and now on OG.

    • Cerberus_tm

      Why is it better than great free calendars like Jorte?

    • anzensepp1987

      CalenGoo is easily the ugliest looking calendar for Android... Good function, but horrible design from ancient times...

  • jamezsmith

    Huh, I just installed it after reading the article but it looks like a ugly version of DigiCal with tons of layout issues on a xxhdpi device (Xperia Z).

    I'll keep it for now just to support the devs, but it's not really usable in this state and violates every Holo guide line out there.

    • Sharaz

      Agreed, every icon looks horribly fuzzy, I don't think they have HDPI or XHDPI icons which is just inexcusable for new apps. Uninstalled and refunded, I wouldn't have kept it like you did.

  • Rob

    Um? Does the stock Android calendar already do much of this? I know the one I have in CM 10.1 does and it has never not kept me in contact with my Google calendars (which are also color-coded, by the way).

    • pallu

      Your are right. With CM10.1, I have never needed any other calendar app.

  • IncCo

    Meh, ill stay with my free Jorte calendar..

  • Peacen1k

    Looks nice, but no Google tasks integration - no sale.

  • TechGuy22

    thanks. i got google calender.

  • patapongirl

    Wow the design is horrible.

    It saddens me to see that the developers didn't even bother to at least try to do a proper port.

    • Kuyam

      The screenshots on the bottom are an illustration of the iOS interface. The other screens show the android UI.

      The article also reflects this: "This is also not some lazy port. Comparing the Android version to the iOS original shows an app that integrates nicely into whichever environment it's in."

      • mauric

        They could at least have tried to read the design guidelines.... This is a total iAndroid mess.

  • Thatguyfromvienna

    I love my acalendar+

  • http://twitter.com/crowley35 Justin Crowley

    really, $2.25 for a calendar app?