iOS: A few weeks ago, the team behind Any.DO teased Cal, a new calendar app that would take the pain and drudgery out of using and managing a calendar. Now, it's available, and it shows you appointments, uses your contacts and location to make scheduling easy, and syncs with Google Calendar, Exchange and iCloud.
In addition to syncing with all of your other calendars (so you don't have to import items or re-add all of your appointments), Cal also integrates tightly with Any.DO, so your to-dos for the day and their deadlines appear on your calendar in the agenda view. When you need to add an appointment, you can type things like "lunch with Sam" and Cal will not only figure out who Sam is based on your contacts (or show you multiples so you can pick the right Sam), it will also pick a good lunch time and suggest lunch destinations not far from your current location. If you enter your own location, it will fill in the location details for you.
Like any good calendar app, you can use its agenda view to just see the matters at hand for the day, or you can expand it out to see a week-long overview or a monthly view, either to browse appointments or schedule something in the future. Check out the video above to see some of those features in action.
Cal is the second in a set of four applications the team at Any.DO want to build — they're also working on an email client and a note-taking app to compliment Cal and Any.DO To-dos. It's available now in the iTunes App Store (the developers say an Android version is on the way soon).
Cal (free) [iTunes App Store]