Fast Calendar & Tasks (Calvetica) updated to 4.2

Not only do these devs have the coolest name on the App Store (Mysterious Trousers), but their fantastic Calvetica calendar app is one I’ve come to love and use exclusively on the iPhone for all my scheduling needs. As such, it’s one of those apps I keep a close eye on for news and updates. While the 4.2 update brings about minor tweaks and improvements rather than major new features (that’s coming in 4.3), it does have one addition in particular I’m happy to see: the ability to choose which calendar you’d like an event to go under after every creation. Here’s the complete list of what’s new:

+ In settings you can ask the app to ask you what calendar to add an event to every time.
+ Manage alarms from within the event “details”
+ 24-hour support in Landscape week view.
+ Says “No Events” on days that that don’t have any events in agenda view
+ Week number added to week agenda view
+ Month in “Jump To Date” now swipe able
+ You can move the delete slider in event details like the other details

If you’re still on the look out for a reliable and fun calendar app to use, I highly recommend you take a close look at Calvetica ($2.99). Myterious Trousers also have 2 other apps priced at $0.99 without all the bells and whistles, but are just as user friendly and well designed: Calvetica Classic and Event Calendar (Tempus).

Fast Calendar & Tasks (Calvetica) Mysterious Trousers, Fast Calendar & Tasks (Calvetica), 4.0 MB – $2.99

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Pocket Informant in Review – Efficient Productivity App?

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I’ll first get into what got me looking for an app like Pocket Informant. At first I was thrilled to enter my appointments into the inbuilt Apple Calendar, and it worked alright, till my PC decided to quit syncing my calendar and contacts (old PC took far too long to back up my iPhone). A couple iPhone crashes later, and re-entering all my events and contacts twice over, I was scrambling to find apps that would back up my calendar, to dos, notes, and contact info online.

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Google Sync for your iPhone

Google has once again added more functionality to your beloved iPhone. This time it is over-the-air syncing of your built-in iPhone contacts and calendar with that of  your Google account. Non MobileMe users as well as those relying on NuevaSync to easily sync contacts and calendar between your iPhone and desktop can now do the same with Google Sync.

  • Get Google Calendar events on your device (and be alerted for upcoming appointments with sound or vibration)
  • View multiple Calendars in different colors
  • Synchronize your Contacts with Google
  • Have changes pushed directly to your phone

The best part about all this is that both your calendar and contacts stay synchronized whether you add or edit entries on your iDevice or on your Google account on the web. Sweet. Instructions on how to get started can be found here.  Be sure to back up any contacts and calendars to your computer before proceeding. [PC - Mac]