10 best calendar apps for Android

by: Joe HindyJanuary 20, 2016
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best calendar apps for android
Calendar apps have been on mobile devices since the beginning of mobile devices. It is one of the most basic tools that we have for organizing our lives and trying to get everything scheduled. Many people have moved on to specific tools like to-do list apps, but a lot of people still use their calendar apps every day. Here, we’ll check out the best calendar apps to help you stay organized!


aCalendar best calendar apps for androidaCalendar

[Price: Free / $4.99]
First on our list is aCalendar. This is one of the most popular and feature-heavy calendar apps on the list. It’s free to use with no ads but you can get even more features if you get the $4.99 version. Some of the features include per-event color schemes (48 color selections overall), various types of views, various widgets, moon phases, and, of course, and a lot more. If you fork out for the pro version, you’ll get some additional control features and gesture controls. It’s a solid app and has been for many years.

Get it now on Google Play!

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business calendar best calendar app for androidBusiness Calendar

[Price: Free/$4.99]
Business Calendar is oriented more toward people who use their calendar for work and business purposes. It comes with a variety of features including various views (month, day, year, and event), a multi-day view to see how your next few days stack up, support for recurring events, and a lot more. There is a pro version for $4.99 that will remove ads, import and export other calendars, app theming, and the ability to delete, copy, and move multiple events at once. It’s a little cluttered, but it works quite well.

Get it now on Google Play!


Cal - Calendar by Any.do best calendar app for androidCal Calendar

[Price: Free]
Cal Calendar made a few waves when it first hit the scene for it’s unique, flowing design and ease of use. It comes with a variety of features, including support for Exchange and Google Calendar, widgets, voice entry, and predictions for things like people you may want to invite along for an event. It has direct integration with Any.do To-Do List which makes the two apps in tandem a decent one-two punch. This one is also free with no in-app purchases, which is also nice.

Get it now on Google Play!


best calendar apps for androidCalendar Widget: Month

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
Sometimes people don’t need a bunch of calendar apps but would rather just have really good looking calendar widgets. Calendar Widget: Month fills that niche perfectly. It has some cursory calendar features but its real bread and butter is its re-sizable month-view calendar widget with over 80 available themes (most of which are in app purchases). The app design is very good, the themes are well constructed, and there are options for pretty much any theme your phone may be rocking. The only downside is the app isn’t overly feature heavy so prepare yourself for that.

Get it now on Google Play!


calengoo best calendar app for androidCalenGoo

[Price: $5.99]
CalenGoo is one of the up and coming calendar apps that’s been doing it right for a long time but hasn’t really had much publicity. The interface is a tad bit antiquated but it is still very much effective and comes with various views, event colors, etc to help you organize your busy life along with a ton of other features. You can choose various designs to make the app look a little more how you want and also comes with support for Evernote and Google Calendar. It also supports Android Wear if that’s your thing.

Get it now on Google Play!

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digical best calendar apps for androidDigiCal Calendar and Widgets

[Price: Free/$4.95]
DigiCal Calendar is much like Cal Calendar in a sense that it focuses on design as much as functionality. With this calendar app, you can sync all of your calendars and view them in seven different ways or by using one of five different widgets. Along with the basic features, it comes with support for Google Calendar, Outlook, and Exchange and it includes some interesting, unique features like keyword image matching, a dark theme, and it’ll even show you a 3-day weather forecast. There is a lot here and it’s worth a shot for people who really love to use calendar app.

Get it now on Google Play!

digical best calendar apps for android


google calendar best calendar apps for androidGoogle Calendar

[Price: Free]
Google Calendar is the official calendar of Android devices and, hilariously, it’s the one you may be trying to get away from because it is pre-installed on most Android devices. Google has iterated their calendar quite a bit over the years and this one now comes with Material Design, advanced event features, direct integration with other Google services (such as Reminders support on Google Now), and it even comes with Exchange support. You could do worse than choose to stick with Google Calendar.

Get it now on Google Play!


jorte calendar best calendar app for androidJorte Calendar and Organizer

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Jorte is definitely one of the most flamboyant calendar apps on our list and that’s perfectly okay because sometimes you just need more colorful. It does by being the only app on the list that has a store where you can go get backgrounds and icons for the calendar app to customize it how you please (this includes font support for otf and ttf formats). It also has a proprietary sync service that allows you to sync your calendars between devices. Along with those things, it can also do pretty much all of your standard calendar stuff. It’s free so if you want something a little different, this is a good option.

Get it now on Google Play!


solcalendar best calendar apps for androidSolCalendar

[Price: Free]
SolCalendar is another up and coming calendar application with a lot going for it. It likens itself an all-in-one scheduling solution and has features to cover to-do lists as well as calendar and it’ll even show you the weather for specific days. It has Google Calendar and Tasks support, widgets, a lunar calendar, and it even has Foursquare support. There is a lot of stuff here and it works very well as an all-in-one solution. It’s also free with no in-app purchases which is only frosting on the cake.

Get it now on Google Play!


today calendar best calendar apps for androidToday Calendar

[Price: Free / $2.99]
Today Calendar is one of the most beautifully done calendars on this list. It was among the first to really embrace Material Design and remains one of the few to do so going into 2016. It features bold colors, simple controls, and a lot more. It’s not as feature heavy as others, opting instead for a more minimal experience that just works and looks good doing it. If you liked Google Calendar but wanted just a little bit more, then this is the application you want to try.

Get it now on Google Play!

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  • martinkem

    No S Planner?

    • JosephHindy

      And just how do people who don’t own Samsung phones supposed to get S Planner? :P can’t include OEM apps because no one can get them.

      • martinkem

        Touche…however a large number of android users happen to own samsung phones

        • JosephHindy

          That’s true and even I own one but these lists for people searching for apps to download. Seems kinda wrong that I add an app that they can’t have :P

          • mack jo

            lets face it now the growth rate of Samsung is tiny in front of other companies in the market and giving even more facilities.

  • John Brandenburg

    What about SolCalendar?

    • Ay Munsoon

      SolCalendar is listed.

  • hi :)

    Might be cool if the guys who made Timely made a calendar app, although its kinda owned by google now, but still

  • Bob

    Hi, what about reviewing vcCalender. Very feature rich and has contacts, to do and notes integrated all in one package.

  • jamesinkorea

    I like the stock Touchwiz calendar on the Note 3 best.

  • Dario · 753 a.C. .

    in my opinion the best calendar app in digical. the only one contro is that it costs too much

  • Albin

    Calendars are personally demanding, as compared with other informational apps. Important to consider which sync with which online calendars you already have invested time and effort to set up, or are stand alone. Free aCalendar syncs Google calendars nicely, no ads, low on resources and has a handy screen widget – all I want.

  • Stevee

    I’ve been using Jorte for the last week, I like that is has a dark theme..

    • droidtomtom

      Jorte is a great calendar but I dropped them a year ago after they started requiring a crazy number of app permissions. Tried everything and ended up with aCalendar because it had the same functionality without the risky permissions and it allowed me to have a fullscreen month widget with transparency like Jorte’s homescreen widget.

  • Timmy

    I use Pocket Informant which has just about anything you need in a calendar app. It costs a few bucks but it goes on sale all the time. Not the best in terms of design like Cal (which I’ve used as well) but gets the job done.

    • ColorMeConfused

      PI was decent in Ver 2. Ver 3 was supposed to be a complete rewrite upgrade, yet it lacks MANY features of V2 and introduced countless bugs. Anytime you point out a bug to them, they say it will be fixed in a future release. I’ve seen 7 or 8 releases, and my bugs still exist. Basically it was a money grab. They got the last of my money with that stunt.

      • Monkatron

        Hm. Version 3 seems to work just fine for me. I quite like Pocket Informant.

        • I like that it integrates ToddleDo tasks and uses calendar colors.

    • JosephHindy

      I had that on my list at one point, but I took it off. A $10 app should have a higher than 3.9 rating imho. If you’re going to charge a Hamilton for an app, it should do a lot better than that :)

  • Peter Selie

    I’m looking for a calendar app that doesn’t plug into google calendar but keeps itself seperate from the standard google calendar, any ideas?

    • athelstane

      Cal

  • Kelly Jochmans

    SolCalendar is the best calendar app for me! It’s just perfect!

  • Robert Macklyn

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  • e-cal

    Hi,

    You might wanna take a look at e-CAL. It’s our totally free Android Calendar app we’ve just released a couple of weeks ago. It’s clean designed following the Android design guidelines, works like a charm. Also it has some neat features like adding attachments and travel time to your appointments

    It’s our first release, and we have a lot of new features coming up in the nearby future (e.g. Personal Assistent, Meetingplanner) . Maybe it’s interesting for you.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.esites.ecal

  • Alex Ohannes

    Whoopsies, Android Authority. CalenGoo is NOT free. It costs $5.99.

    • $6.08 today :(

      • Alex Ohannes

        Not for me. What country do you live in?

  • Sewpercee

    I use Jorte most of the time because I like a pretty app (most other calendar apps are a bit lean-looking to me) but I have to admit, even with all the features, customization options and its own cloud, the thing bugs out once in a while. For instance, I’d be in the middle of scheduling an event and the app would close and not save what I was doing. So I have to reopen it and then start again. At least it doesn’t get rid of all the other stuff I’ve already entered and saved.

  • SharePoint also offers a great platform for calendar management. You can create, manage and share your schedules and appointments online without any hassles. Try it for free with http://www.cloudappsportal.com/sharepoint/free-online-calendar/

  • Hi, I’m the developer of Calendar+(https://play.google.com/store/search?q=com.joshy21.vera.free.calendarplus), a replacement calendar for Google stock calendar. It not only provides various views (even custom views such as 4 weeks) and options but also supports features such as quick add. I think it’d be really really great if you guys take a look at it and try it. Thank you :)

    • Terry Wysocki

      Can’t select to install it on my Droid X. :-(

    • Nex CW

      Doesn’t show up in Google Play on my phone

  • Deepak Payal

    CalenGoo is not for free! Rs.319

  • Urigo

    The Sunrise app is just amazing!

    • Nex CW

      I’m using it now and I can’t figure out how to change the alert ringtone. The default tone is just a soft bleep and I never hears it. Also is there a way to make the reminder flash on the screen?

  • Stephen Misson

    I want calendar that replaces my trusty Psion Agenda. I want it to (1) be able to set the time of the event to the minute, not to five minutes (2) be able to set a start year so, for instance, when a person’s birthday occurs I know how old the person is and to increment it each year and (3) to be able to set reminders for any length before not just two days because I want a reminder ten days in advance so I can send a birthday card to my friends in far off places.
    Does such a calendar exist?
    Thanks to anyone who can point me in the right direction.

    • Garfie1d

      I was a Psion user myself for many years. Calengoo was the app I finally chose as a decent successor. Calengoo can show you birthdays with: year of birth, actual age of the person. You can even define an icon for birthdays and a custom color. Events can be set to the minute. Reminders can be set on any length you want. It handles events like: “Remember me every second Wednesday to buy milk until the 5th of May 2018” Calengoo also features a task manager right inside the app and not as a separate app. Due tasks will be shown in every view mode you choose. It’s got tons of options and anything can be set to your own gusto.

    • Craig Shirley

      Business Calendar 2 does all that

      • Nex CW

        I installed Business Calendar 2 but as soon as I create a calendar and press save, the app crushes. Tried it multiple times after rebooting but still the same.

    • Carol Bell

      CalenGoo does all that. It will silence your phone for events that you designate as Busy. I’ve been using it for a few years. The devs are very supportive.

  • dehiz

    There is a new calendar app that is really worth to give it a try. It’s called Agendary: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.agendary.app
    It’s great for multi-participants events. Everything happens in realtime and the instant messaging in the event is really awesome! I get in sync with my invitees now :)

    • Shirley

      Just tried it and indeed it’s a cool app! Very easy to use and I like the real-time chat inside the event!

  • Nomin B

    i use solcalendar in tangent with google calendar. I only use google calendar for the week schedule view tho.

  • Bretton Key

    UpTo calendar should have been on here…

    • The Bilderbergers

      Best calendar IMO

  • Craig Shirley

    I’ve been using Business Calendar 2 for some time now. Very happy with it. Great looking Agenda view. Integrated Tasks with recurrences. Birthday, Anniversary, Nameday handling. Pretty much everything.

  • Paco Inurreta

    I use Calendar widget: Month, been over a year since I started using it, I even helped with the spanish translations.

  • Faheem Yazdani (Feemy82)

    Sunrise Calender?

    • Steven

      It’s been acquired by Microsoft and will soon be integrated with Outlook. Enjoy it while it lasts!

  • PMOttawa

    Why are you still promoting Business Calendar 1.X when there is a newer and better 2.X version?

  • Haili

    Which calender app can share/message vcs file to other devices? I had Samsung Galaxy phone that does this feature. Please help.

  • Kieran Koch

    Cal is absolute rubbish, it’s a shiny turd. They spent more time programming bad themes than they did adding useful features.

  • Reay Jespersen

    Thanks for the article. Do you know if any of these could circumvent issues I’m having with the native Google calendar app? It’s glitching and deleting weeks worth of events that I added. I’m totally good with using another app instead (and I’d happily pay for it if it works and is reliable), but my concern is that they may sync with the native Google calendar app, meaning that glitches on the native app would be mirrored on the synced third party app, thereby not fixing my problem. Any insight?