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How To: Use Calendar Reminders and Recurring Events to Never Forget an Important Date Ever Again

Posted by Carter Dotson on May 6th, 2013

Recently, I saw someone tweet that they had forgotten their anniversary. Now, with some people, I could understand this, but this person, who shall remain nameless so as to not immortalize their indiscretion, is very tech-savvy. Really, there should be no excuse! But sometimes you just don't know how to use technology to your benefit in certain ways. So as a public service for everyone who needs to remember an anniversary, or anything recurring, like a reminder to pay one's bills monthly, here's how to set up recurring events.

Boot up Calendar. Go to the date that you want to set up the recurring notification for. Tap the + icon in the upper-right corner to add a new date. Set up the event as normal.

Now, check the Repeat setting. You can set up an event to repeat daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or yearly.

The End Repeat section will allow you to choose when this reminder ends, like when a bill is due to be paid off. Save the event, and now every month, an event with the same parameters will appear, including the same reminder settings.

If you want an additional level of notification, sync up your reminder with a Google Calendar account. Then go to your Google Calendar, go to one of the event's dates (preferably the most recent future occurrence) and you can add email reminders. As well, you can configure alert times to come in at different or additional intervals.

Now, let's say that you want to cancel this event's future recurring dates. Like if your beloved turns out to be an alien reptile or something, and that's just a dealbreaker that you don't want to be reminded of. Just go to the event on your calendar, and tap Edit in the upper right corner. Now scroll to the bottom and tap Delete Event. Next, a prompt will come up asking if you want to Delete This Event Only or if you want to Delete All Future Events. This same prompt will appear if you make any changes to a recurring event.

With these tips, the only excuse you have for messing up an important date is yourself! Pressure's on!

iPlan for iPad Review

iPad App - Designed for iPad
By Angela LaFollette on May 6th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: CLEAN CALENDAR
iPlan syncs perfectly with Google Calendar and iCal, and it has many features that make it a worthy candidate for replacing both.
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Calendars Go Social With UpTo

Posted by Blake Grundman on July 31st, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: ORGANIZED :: Read Review »

Life is busy enough as it is, without having to figure schedule balancing into the mix.  With so many different calendar services like iCal, Google Calendar and even Facebook events, it is becoming impossible to keep up!  Now what if we told you that there was an application that could bring these distinctly seperate worlds together, all in the palm of your hand?  Say hello to Upto, because it is ready to transform your social life for the better.

Not only does UpTo allow you to monitor your life across platforms, but it also adds in a new social aspect that allows users to share events and even comment on plans with all of their contacts.  There is even a dynamically adjustable group system that ensures that no one is ever left out in the cold.  Let us know if this free app transforms your social life the way they claim.  Who knows? With the kind of press it has been receiving, it could very well be the wave of the future.

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Week Calendar Review

iPhone & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone and Apple Watch, compatible with iPad
By Chantelle Joy Duxbury on March 28th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar ::
Trying out yet another Calendar app, right?
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CalenGoo Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Bonnie Eisenman on September 28th, 2010
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: CALENDAR OF YOUR DREAMS
CalenGoo is a Google Calendar app for power users—jammed packed with features, it gives you offline access, a ton of views, Tasks control, seamless syncing, and a ton of other great stuff. If you're a heavy GCal user, this is the app you need.
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Agendus Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Chris Kirby on August 31st, 2010
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: LATE TO THE MEETING
Agendus is an app you really root for. Unfortunately, it doesn't live up to its gloried past.
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Calendars is Readdle's Gorgeous Google Calendar App

Posted by Bonnie Eisenman on June 28th, 2010
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: PERFECT REPLACEMENT :: Read Review »

Readdle, creators of ReaddleDocs, an excellent file viewer/manager for iPhone, are dipping into the calender app arena with the simply-named Calendars.

Calendars is powered by Google Calendar and features a slew of features and a lovely interface. You can drag-and-drop events just like in Google Calendar, set SMS reminders, and add events with a single tap. List, month, and day view are all available; you can invite others to your calendar; a handy undo button lets your reverse accidental drag-and-drops.

Perhaps most importantly, however, Calendars downloads your data to the app itself, so you can access and edit your data offline or online. For WiFi-bound iPod Touch users like me, this one is particularly important.

Calendars is available for $6.99 in the App Store and will run on any device with iOS 3.0 or later.