April 10, 2011
Finding the perfect calendar is a life-long quest for some of us. Some of us want different things from our calendars: integration with an Exchange account, Tasks, multiple views, multiple calendar support, repeating events, multiple alarms, contact integration…and the list goes on. Others just want a calendar where you can add an event, and then see it – one week at a time.
Enter Easy Calendar. Easy Calendar specializes in the week view. No month or day view, no agenda view – just one week at a time.
No highlights, no fancy colors. Easy Calendar doesn’t even have much in the way of Settings. You can turn hints on or off, set the time after which you want to return to today (within the week view, of course), set USA or International view for week numbers, or set the time zone. The time zone is sketchy. I sorted all through the “America” listings (North America), and found no city that’s permanently on central time. My Easy Calendar shows New York (eastern time), but it doesn’t seem to affect anything. Maybe this is a setting meant for a future revision.
It is very easy to jump to a month in Easy Calendar, but you will have to scroll to get to the exact week you want. For instance, today is the 10th of April. If I jump to July, it will go to the week of July 10th. If I wanted July 28, I’ll have to scroll through the weeks to get there.
Adding in a new appointment is, likewise, easy. It brings up a menu much like the default calendar. Actually, most of Easy Calendar is like the default calendar with no obvious benefit.
This is version one, and I know the developer has more in store. We will certainly revisit this app when it has had a chance to mature.