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The stock Google Calendar app gets the job done, sure, but don't you ever want something a little more powerful? Today Calendar is out of beta today, so maybe it's your next stop. This app is based on the AOSP calendar, but developer Jack Underwood made a lot of tweaks in the name of improving the look and features.

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The color scheme and layout have been altered, making the app look more modern than the stock app. It actually does look much nicer than Google's app. The month view combines a full calendar with an agenda at the bottom, which is a much better use of space. The whole app has been tweaked to be more responsive as well.

Today Calendar comes bundled with the Today Calendar Widgets, which are also available as a separate $1.15 app. The final version is a new listing, and the previous beta has become a free trial. Feel free to check that out if you're on the fence.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • BGRUGGER

    "google calendar gets the job done" and its free...

    • http://www.google.com/ Roshan

      yep. my thoughts exactly.

    • Alberto Blasi

      too bad it looks outdated and the agenda view isn't as efficient as this one's for example

    • Thatguyfromvienna

      "Gets the job done" is not enough for me, so I gladly paid for Acalendar+.

    • samuel

      Not enough bro. It lacks many fatures that other calendar apps in the play store already have.

      The design of it is also not the best. i would love to see both the agenda list an the month view at the same time.

  • Rook HD

    can't see much difference except the color. The interface is tweaked a bit to be clearer. Im back to use Digical until Google release their redesigned Calendar.

  • Rook HD

    can't see much difference except the color. The interface is tweaked a bit to be clearer. Im back to use Digical until Google release their redesigned Calendar.

  • alfreduran

    Hi! Waiting 4 the new Google Calendar and free. Thanx and regards!

  • http://androiddissected.com/ Nick Schiwy

    Prepare for Google buyout in 3...2...

    • http://www.google.com/ Roshan

      Why would Google buy it. They already have calender.

      • http://androiddissected.com/ Nick Schiwy

        Does the word "Timely" ring any bells?

        • merman1983

          I should hope so and at times I set in my alarms.

        • turdbogls

          yes, but not one that I want to hear every morning, just some that someone else thinks i want to hear.

  • Omar Tosca

    It looks really great, for people like me that appreciate design, this is a must purchase.

    Also Cal is an excellent Calendar replacement.

    • Thatguyfromvienna

      Cal? Seriously?
      I hate that thing's guts!
      It's a matter of personal preference, I guess.

    • http://eichefam.net/ Paul

      I, too, prefer Cal to Google's Calendar app.

  • http://tsurufoto.com/ Aaron Tsuru

    Bummed, read "Today Calendar Is Out Of Beta And Available In The Play Store" and thought you meant that today, Calendar is out of beta... as in Google's since we've seen the redesign floating around as of late.

    #bummer

  • Joe Micelli

    I've been using the beta version and I have to say I like it way better then Google calendar. The month plus day agenda view alone is worth it for me. Something that is severely lacking in Google's calendar. Also I love a nice clean design.

  • Mboogie

    Tried the trial yesterday, and found myself liking it more than the stock Calendar. Easy $3 purchase for me.

  • didibus

    If it's based on AOSP, aren't they forced by the license to keep the code open source?

    • tym0

      Nope, it's not gpl... That's the third time that this dev does that actually.

  • Dayle Soares

    Stock calendar with today widgets that I already own work like a charm

  • turdbogls

    so I've been on the beta/free version since yesterday, and my only gripe is the fact that the header/action bar whatever (the blue bar at the top) doesn't change colors with the calendar event color (all my calender entries are color coordinated....because I'm anal like that) and it actually looks like crap in the event view. i wish the header would change color so that it looks like the 2nd picture.

    does the official one do that?

    • _artem_

      It should also go into status bar in a kitkat way like pushbullet and OmniROM changelog app

      • http://www.rebelwithoutaclue.com/ Rebel without a Clue

        I agree, at the moment I use the tinted status bar, which works in most cases. But kitkat way should be better

    • http://www.rebelwithoutaclue.com/ Rebel without a Clue

      They updated the app yesterday and now the top bar takes on the color of the event (sort of, since there is a slight color diff)

      • turdbogls

        yup, I saw that. I pitched the idea to the Dev on Reddit and he has delivered. though i wish the color was more exact.

  • tym0

    Man, that guy literally base all of his app on someone else's work...
    Kinda disappointed that this is not free for the people who already paid for the today widget...

    • Alberto Blasi

      who's "someone else" in this case?

      • https://plus.google.com/+TroyLeonard Troy Leonard

        google! it is based on the asop app.

  • Bob G

    Business Calendar Pro is still the best.

  • Raymond Berger

    Digical is my favorite calendar. It's clean, feature packed, and has frequent updates.

  • Linh

    How come theee calendar app doesn't have the actualy date on the app's icon? Like IOS. I love that, and I miss that.

    I saw Oppo's Color OS can do it (Anh MUI roms).

  • aouniat

    I'm happy with what Cal - Calendar Google/Exchange offers for free.

  • Danny McVey

    The only thing this app Today Calendar does better than Google Calendar is month view, and the design is a bit cleaner. I use DigiCal+ for now, but am really looking forward to the so-called "Hera" updates coming to Gmail and Calendar (and probably others) for Android.

  • Ľuboš Mudrák

    Well this developer. Time back when he was releasing his Now Playing app, that is kinda based on appolo player, he pulled the player from playstore saying he will return money for purchase, but nothing. He just released new version and carried on ...

  • http://www.emuparadise.me/roms-isos-games.php Apple is a patent troll

    Yet it doesn't work without sync unlike better apps such as Jorte.

  • seancaldwell

    Fantastical gets rave reviews from iOS people. Wonder when we will see something similar?

  • _artem_

    That's the guy who sold slightly modified Apollo on Google play and was banned on xda because of that!?

  • Tom

    I read: developer Frank Underwood. Fuck I have been watching too much House of Cards..

  • BRNSMRF

    I like the Event Flow Widget better

  • Big Tony

    Only 2 week trial now and the you must buy. $5.99 is WAY to much for this calendar app. I'd pay $3, once all the cool features work right. The search continues...

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