The 6 best calendar apps on iOS

Posted by Jennifer Allen on November 4th, 2015

We’re all trying to organize our lives a little more effectively and a little more efficiently. Time management is a skill that few of us have mastered.

While no app can force you to stick to the plan, there are plenty of calendar apps that make the process easier and we’ve rounded up six of the best apps for doing exactly that.

Fantastical - Calendar & Tasks

+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
Released: 2013-10-30 :: Category: Game


If you only want one calendar app, this should be it. Fantastical 2 is stylish and very competent.

Entering appointments is as simple as entering a natural sentence such as ‘lunch with Joe on Friday in Tasca’, and the app parses things for you. Alerts and an extended keyboard make things all the easier to use too.

Calendars 5 by Readdle

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2013-09-12 :: Category: Game


More natural input options are here, but Calendars 5’s real strength is its universal support. It looks great on the iPad too, utilizing the extra screen space well.

You can easily view appointments by the day, week, or month, with everything syncing easily between devices.

WAVE Calendar

iPhone & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone and Apple Watch, compatible with iPad
Released: 2014-11-14 :: Category: Game


Offering multiple different viewpoints, WAVE Calendar can deal with complex recurring events, as well as color coding of events.

You can drag and drop appointments too, while using Apple or Google Maps to get directions for where your next meeting is.

Sunrise Calendar - An Outlook App

+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
Released: 2013-02-18 :: Category: Game


Sunrise will connect up to Exchange, Google Calendar, Facebook, Evernote, Foursquare, Trello, and much more, making it immediately useful.

It’ll keep an eye on your schedule, pointing out when you have some free time, and working things out for you. It’s a true time saver.

UpTo Calendar - Syncs with Google Calendar, iCloud, Outlook and more

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Released: 2012-03-07 :: Category: Game


Offering a series of public calendars alongside your own, UpTo Calendar allows you to easily follow your favorite teams or TV shows, keeping up with what’s going on each day for them.

You can easily share calendars amongst loved ones too, for added ease.

Informant - Agenda, Tasks, Notes Planner

+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
Released: 2010-07-22 :: Category: Game


A mixture of day planning and task management, Pocket Informant is ideal for business minded individuals.

You can combine your due dates for tasks, alongside your appointments, right down to consulting travel ETA times and adjusting for timezones.

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