Cal calendar by – Everything you need to know

by: Joe HindyDecember 17, 2013
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Cal calendar by hit the Google Play Store a little over a week ago and with it came one of the best looking calendar apps ever. Of course, pretty things are nice but what really matters is whether or not the application works so we decided to give Cal calendar a test run. If you’d rather watch than read, the video review is above.

Cal calendar app review


So what does this app actually do? As the name implies, it’s a calendar app and it does calendar app things. It has all the functionality you’d need in a calendar app including syncing your calendars, adding and editing events, and there is even a to-do list plugin you can get from the Play Store.

That’s really it folks. It comes with some nice widgets for phones and tablets but at the end of the day, it just does what you’d expect a calendar app to do. What makes it different from the others is how the app makes it look and it does make it look good.

Cal calendar app review

How can I use this?

As you can imagine, this app can be used to replace your calendar app. With how the UI is set up, both power users and casual users of the calendar could easily make the switch without re-learning how to use a calendar app. Of course, your mileage may vary as different people have different needs, but Cal Calendar does pretty well at being better than most stock offerings.

Cal calendar by app review

The good

So here’s what we liked.

  • It looks really good. We can’t stress that enough. Bright, colorful images and modular GUI makes navigation easy and enjoyable.
  • It’s the most simple calendar app we’ve ever used. Adding events is mostly a matter of selecting boxes with very little typing unless you need it.

The bad

And here’s the bad.

  • There are still a few bugs to iron out. People in the Play Store are complaining of slow performance and even we ran into a force close while testing. We’re sure the devs are working on it right now but those bugs are still there.

cal calendar app review

Final thoughts

All things considered, this app is legitimately good. There are a few release day bugs and that’s to be expected but aside from that we couldn’t really find anything wrong with the app. It has a great design, all the calendar functions most people will Get it on Google Playneed, and it’s easy to use. If you use your calendar app, it’s worth picking this one to see if it’s for you because we definitely recommend it.

  • Jayfeather787

    This looks absolutely amazing.

  • Shark Bait

    i think you missed an important thing, does it sync well to google calendar?

    • JosephHindy

      In the video I’m using Google calendar by default.

      Also, I wouldn’t review a calendar app that didn’t have a feature so basic ;) this isn’t amateur hour lol I don’t review crappy apps.

      • Jaun Lombard

        Hi..I got a galaxy Tab 3 10.1 and the apps works well to sync with my Google calender, but on my S2 the app doesnt give me the option to show my Google calender (only facebook and my Calender) and I dont know how to add it!

      • Shark Bait

        Thanks, I didn’t watch the video. Look pretty sweet Though!

  • Ahmad Shazlan Kamarudin

    The app itself is beautiful, I love the interface. But the widget, not so. Same boring calendar widget as google’s, except Google’s is much more pleasing to the eyes.

  • Marco Antonio Palacios Campaña

    So, which one woul you say is better, CAL Calendario ir SOL Calendar? By the way, I’m a fan of the Android Authority Team…

  • Kabokie

    Can the Cal sync to other family members phones? The closest I get is an e-mail sent to everyone that goes NOWHERE. Thanks in advance

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