The 11 best calendar apps for Android

by: Joe HindyJanuary 9, 2014
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the best calendar apps for android

aCalendar – Android CalendaraCalendar best calendar app for android

[Price: Free / $3.99]
First on our list is aCalendar. This is one of the most popular and feature-heavy apps on the list. It’s free to use with no ads but you can get even more features if you get the $3.99 version. It includes features like widgets, good resource management (low battery strain), various colors Get it on Google Playfor organization, NFC sharing, and other little stuff like the lunar calendar. It’s a good, solid option especially for those who like or require widgets.
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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. The free version has ads while the paid version has more features and no ads. It looks pretty nice for a calendar and you can tell it’s designed to be used pretty heavily. In the paid version, you can get some more unique features like drag-and-drop events, the ability to add a task manager Get it on Google Playapp, about a dozen more widget designs, and the ability to create templates for events in your calendar. Overall, it’s a solid option with some strong features.
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Cal - Calendar by best calendar app for androidCal: Calendar & Widget

[Price: Free]
Cal Calendar is one of our favorite entries on the list because it’s not only a good calendar but it also won our best designed app of the year for 2013. It has all the basic features that you’d expect from a calendar plus a few extras like tagging events with locations. Get it on Google PlayIt’s also very well designed, modular, and easy to use. It’s definitely a step in a different direction from other calendar apps and it’s totally free.
Cal - Calendar by best calendar apps for Android

calengoo best calendar app for androidCalenGoo

[Price: Free]
CalenGoo is not the most popular on our list, but it is one of the highest rated. In terms of design, it’s a little dated but that also allows it to be somewhat easier to organize. It also has a very rich feature set including creating events via SMS, exporting calendars in ICS files, exporting to PDF, support for Google event colors, and more. Get it on Google PlayIt’s a little more complicated than many of these it even comes with a number of widgets. If you’re looking for something a little more feature heavy, this could be it.
calengoo best calendar apps for Android

cozi family calendar best calendar app for androidCozi Family Calendar & Lists

[Price: Free]
Cozi Family Calendar was designed for, you guessed it, families. It not only features a calendar for busy parents to keep track of things, but a full featured to-do list that can help people manage their days accordingly. The big draw with an app like this is the ability to share to-do lists and calendar events with all members of the family. So if a daughter has a piano recital, only one parent needs to make the event and Get it on Google Playthen share it with the rest of the family. As an added bonus, you can also see all events and to do lists online as it syncs with Cozi’s proprietary servers.
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digical calendar best calendar app for androidDigiCal Calendar & 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 six different ways or using one of five different widgets. It also has Google Now support which Get it on Google Playis extra nice if you’re a regular user of Google Now. There is also a paid version for $4.95 that adds extra widget options, colors, and removes ads.
digical calendar best calendar apps for android

google calendar best calendar app for androidGoogle Calendar

[Price: Free]
Of course we have the obligatory nod to Google Calendar. It’s the official calendar from Google that has pretty much all the features you can expect from a basic calendar on Android. It’s a really solid option and if you’re going for an all GoogleGet it on Google Play experience you kind of have to use this one. It doesn’t have any ridiculous features, but it has all of the basic ones which still makes it a solid option.
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jorte calendar best calendar app for androidJorte Calendar & Organizer

[Price: Free]
Jorte is definitely the most flamboyant calendar app on our list and that’s perfectly okay because sometimes you just need something 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. It also has a proprietary sync service that allows you to sync your calendars between devices. Get it on Google PlayAlong 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.
jorte calendar best calendar apps for android

Month best calendar appsMonth: The Calendar Widget

[Price: Free with in app purchases]
Sometimes people don’t need a bunch of calendars but would rather just have really good looking calendar widgets. Month: The Calendar widget 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 70 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. Check it out!
Get it on Google Play

touch calendar best calendar app for androidTouch Calendar

[Price: Free/$3.95]
Last up is Touch Calendar and it is, by far, the most simple calendar on the list. It doesn’t have all of the features of most of the apps on this list but it does have the most basic features. It’s not one we would regularly recommend but it has over a million downloads and people comment on how easy it is to use. So if you are looking for a calendar without all the bells and Get it on Google Playwhistles, this is a good one to try. If you pay the $3.95 for it, you can get a few extra features such as more widget options and changing things like font size.
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Wrap up

Calendar apps aren’t as plentiful as other categories so there aren’t as many truly great options. There are new apps coming all the time, though and even some on this list weren’t around before last year so it’s perfectly possible that we may have missed a great calendar app. If we have and you want to talk about it, the comment section is always open for you.

  • 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?

  • 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.

        • Dennis Bareis

          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


  • Kelly Jochmans

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

  • Robert Macklyn

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  • e-cal


    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.

  • Alex Ohannes

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

    • Désiré Roberts

      $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.

  • Regina Ritter

    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

  • Joshy Yoo

    Hi, I’m the developer of Calendar+(, 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. :-(

  • Deepak Payal

    CalenGoo is not for free! Rs.319

  • Urigo

    The Sunrise app is just amazing!

  • 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.

  • dehiz

    There is a new calendar app that is really worth to give it a try. It’s called Agendary:
    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!

  • SoftAjean

    I just launched an Android App (Annual View) that allows you to manage your calendars’ events on a yearly view.
    More information are available at

    It doesn’t replace your current calendar for the editing part. Annual
    View calls your current calendar when you want to edit an event

  • SoftAjean

    The full free vesion on Annual View is available at
    Try it and give us your feedback!

  • SoftAjean

    A new view is available for Annual View, it aligns months according to days numbers