Any.DO’s Cal is a smarter, more beautiful calendar app for Android

by: Shawn IngramDecember 4, 2013

Cal for Android

Any.DO’s Cal is now available for Android, bringing a better calendar experience with tight to-do list integration to all users.

The new Cal app from Any.DO aims to make the calendar on your phone smarter by integrating social networks and third-party apps. The app lets you  see who is attached to every event or appointment on their calendar so they can call or message them with any new information without leaving the app. When it comes time for your appointment, Cal will tell you how to get there on Google Maps, or let you schedule an Uber pickup right from the app.

android-cal-gif-890kCal for Android is also allegedly easier to get around than most default calendar apps. The app lets you add new appointments with a single tap or with your voice. Swiping makes it easy to switch between days and appointments. The appointment view uses the card layout similar to Google Now that makes it easy to read all the different information on screen. It also has the added benefit of looking cleaner than most other calendar apps, though some may not like the aesthetic.

Switching over to Cal should be easy as the app can sync with many popular cloud calendar services including Google Calendar, Exchange, Outlook, Yahoo, AOL, and even Apple’s iCloud.

While Any.DO Cal is new for Android, the app was already available for iPhone users for quite some time, where we were able to use the app before today’s release. Any.DO makes up for that time difference by adding a number of new features to the Android version of the app. Cal for Android has tighter integration with the Any.DO to-do app, can sync to Google Calendar in real-time, and has a landscape mode. Of course, the app also has a homescreen widget so you can view your calendar without even opening the app.


Cal for Android is available for free in the Google Play Store.

Are you interested in switching your calendar over to Cal?

  • Christian Tolentino

    app looks very fresh and clean.. widget sucks though..

  • Gideon Salim

    I’ve been waiting for this apps since their announcement that it will be available for Android. I hope my waiting is worth.

  • Denis De Fazio

    Tried it, didn’t like it. What’s up with the lack of contrast? I can’t read stuff on this app.
    The stock calendar looks much better on my tablet and I can see an entry without having to click on a day, which makes for a better experience in my opinion, also the widget looks horrible.

  • jmsbwmn

    I’m currently trying it out. Love the overall design, but wish there was a week view.

  • Bas Haenraets

    Trying it out now. First impression: looks like iOS7/My First Sony to me. Like jmsbwmn said: a week view would have been nice.

    • Filipe

      This is Holo IMO.

      • Jordan

        Yeah, except it’s not Holo at all. Holo isn’t just design language, it’s navigation and UI as well.

        • Filipe

          Well, looks like Google Now.

          • Jordan

            It reminds me of Yahoo’s recent app efforts

  • Michael Koch

    I use ‘Alarm calendar’….A little more complicated to use, but the alarms never let me forget an appointment

  • John Garlits

    Trying it and mostly liking it so far. Should be a dark theme as there is with AnyDo. A week widget would be nice, but I already had that with another calendar. I just split a screen with Cal and my week/7-day widget, and that works out well for me. (Oh, I am using Nova Prime so I can resize the widgets to whatever.)

  • Phillip

    Great app, incredibly polished and easy to use. Only downside is that the only available widget is 3×3 so it’ll take over your home screen.

  • John Doe

    They are looking at adding it to Google Now cards ..