iOS: Agenda Calendar, one of our favourite iPhone calendar apps, has just updated with a redesigned interface, minimal (but useful) calendar views, and new event editing options. Each of the new views is clean while showing useful information at a glance.
If you’re looking for a calendar app that shows you a wealth of information in a single view without lots of colourful bars and blocks all over the screen, Agenda Calendar is for you. You can see how the new version works in the video above;the layout is designed to offer both a one-handed “agenda” view of your upcoming appointments with a quick fly-out view of event details that you can tap to see quickly. The new “split” view lets you see your full monthly calendar at the top with coloured dots that indicate the density of appointments on any given day, and at the bottom you can see the specific appointments for any day you select in an endlessly scrolling list.
One of Agenda’s previous drawbacks was that while it was great for checking your calendar and reviewing your appointments, adding new events was fiddly. The new version fixes many of those issues. Adding new appointments is easy, and you can either use the quick add tool to get something on your calendar in seconds, or expand it out to the full tool with custom recurrence options, alerts, durations, and attendees. Agenda can even send email or SMS to your attendees to remind them of your event, and seamlessly synchronises with any other calendars on your device ( including iOS, Google Calendar and Exchange) so you don’t have to import or sync anything.
Finally, Agenda Calendar also integrates nicely with other apps on your phone. If you use Fantastical, for example — our favourite calendar app for iPhone — you can use its event creation engine to add events to Agenda as well. You can send to-dos and reminders to iOS Reminders, Clear, Due and Omnifocus. Hit the link below to read more about the new version, and to give it a try. Agenda is also available for Android, although the latest features haven’t made their way to that version yet.
Agenda Calendar ($1.99) [iTunes App Store]