Android: Cal, the feature-packed calendaring app from the team behind Any.DO, launched for iOS back in July. Now it’s available for Android, bringing the same sharp looks and great features, including syncing for Google Calendar and Exchange.
Feature-wise, the app appears to pack more useful options than its iPhone cousin. The app integrates with your social networks (if you grant it permission) and your phone’s GPS to automatically fill in location information for your appointments. Cal will even suggest nearby places for you that you’ve been or are close to if you’re looking for options. Similarly, if you use Any.DO for your to-dos, those to-dos and reminders show up inside of Cal, so you never miss something important. When you do have an appointment to go to, bringing it up in Cal gives you the option to navigate to the meeting place, call the person you’re meeting with, see who else is invited, and check out the meeting location on a Google Map.
The app is packed with gestures as well. Swipe down to expand the calendar down, up to collapse, right or left to switch days or views, or tilt your phone to manage your calendar in landscape mode. It also has photo themes you can use to customise its look. Connect it with Facebook and Cal will remind you when it’s a friend’s birthday so you can wish them a happy birthday.
The video above walks you through the app. I’ve been testing it for a few days now and it works really well. It’s not just an iOS port — it’s fluid and functional and all of the options and settings work the way you would expect them to. Cal is free, and you can grab it from Google Play below.
Cal (Free) [Google Play]