Agenda Calendar adds Themes, portrait view on iPad

Agenda Calendar, one of my favorite apps for quickly browsing calendar entries on the iPhone, now adds themes to its minimalist design (12 in total, some of which are inspired by several Apple related websites) and portrait view on the iPad with to its 2.3 update. These two additions address concerns that the black and white interface can get drab for some, and how on the iPad, users had no choice but to use the app in landscape view.

While Agenda Calendar falls behind in adding/editing events (it simply uses the iOS interface), the fact that you can easily swipe left/right to move between year, month, week, day, or event views is quite fantastic. And at its current $0.99 price, this universal app is worth investing in to replace the stock calendar app.

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What’s New

✓ Twelve great themes based on dark and light color palettes as well as our favorite Apple-related websites like MacStories and Daring Fireball (Settings→Extras→Themes)
✓ Added “Classic” mode as the portrait orientation for the iPad, which acts like the swipe-driven iPhone interface (simply rotate the iPad)

Description

When you’re mobile, your calendar’s main focus is to show you what’s happening now.

Enter Agenda.

Agenda is a beautifully designed calendar for the iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad that gives you various “at a glance” views. We’ve stripped away all the stuff you don’t need, so you can more quickly manage your day.

We know you’ll love it.

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Agenda supports Google Calendar, iCloud, Microsoft Exchange etc. by using the local iOS calendar app. All calendars in the iOS calendar will be available in Agenda.

Universal

+ Classic at a glance layout and twelve gorgeous themes (Settings → Extras)
+ In iOS 5, show event alerts in Notification Center and the Lock Screen*
+ Swipes and gestures to quickly move you between views
+ “Go To” picker to fly to a date of choice
+ Add today’s date to the badge (Settings → Extras)
+ Links, phone numbers, locations, etc. are actionable in the event view (e.g., addresses open up the Maps app)
+ Share an event and event invite via email
+ Advanced custom alerts and reminders from the event screen when Due is installed (http://www.dueapp.com)

* Agenda does not have the ability show upcoming events like the iOS calendar in Notification Center; it can only show alerts that have triggered

iPhone-only

+ Sync quickly using “shake to sync”
+ Tap the status bar on any view to return to “today”
+ Swipe between the year, month, week, day, or event views with one finger
+ Search events by tapping the “Go To” icon (“14”) on the week (list) view
+ Landscape week view accessible from the week (list) view; swipe from current to past or future weeks and tap any day to see more details (tap again to close)
+ Set the default opening view (Settings → Extras); choose the year, month, week, or day view as your starting point during Agenda’s first launch
+ Week numbers are available on the landscape week view

iPad-only

+ Sync quickly by tapping the “Sync” icon
+ Tap the “Target” icon for “today”
+ Incredibly designed “iPad Mode” in landscape or enjoy the “Classic” swipe-driven iPhone interface in portrait
+ Search events by visiting the “Day” view
+ Amazing week view that shows your entire week at once
+ Week numbers are available on the month view

 

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