Corking connected calendar
Android App of the Week Google’s cloudy calendar was the main reason I adopted Android as my mobile OS of choice so it’s with no apologies that I’m selecting Touch Calendar as the one third-party app that Google really should license and install as part of the system. It’s that good.
Pinch to zoom between views
The genius behind Touch Calendar is the way it lets you see all your Google calendar data with perfect clarity even on a 3in or 4in screen. It partners up equally perfectly with Android's pinch-to-zoom capabilities.
First some basics. Unlike the standard Android calendar, Touch doesn’t just show you that something is happening on a day, it shows you what is happening, just as your desktop calendar view does.
The colour schemes of your various calendars are also carried over. This may be a small feature but boy does it make life easier especially if you use many of the handy Google calendars for national holidays and sporting events and want to instantly separate wheat from chaff.
Works in landscape mode too
By dint of TC's five initial zoom settings and five font sizes, it’s possible to quickly light upon the ideal launch-layout depending on how much of your calendar you want to see on your phone’s screen, and how much information you want to see per day.
Next page: The day today
Yeah Smooth Calendar is a decent widget. I just wish you could configure it to span more rows of the home screen. 1x4 isn't enough for me.
what utter cock
"Google’s cloudy calendar was the main reason I adopted Android as my mobile OS of choice" which I think implies you cannot use it elsewhere but it's not worth arguing about.
The reviewer's opening comment suggests it was Google's calender that drew him to Android because, I assume, Android offered him the convenience of one-sign-in sync. That's how I read it anyway.
Can't imagine any WinPhone 7 and Palm WebOS users feeling the need to clarify that Google calender can synch to their handsets. Must just be an Apple (user) thing.
Jorte is another good (and free) calendar app
As per the title, I use Jorte, mainly because it's widget can be pretty much any shape or size - from 1x1 to 4x4 and everything inbetween, such as 1x4 and 4x1.
I'm a Jorte fan. It's free and the widget customisation makes it better than any of the other calendars I've tried so far. The switch between daily and monthly views might not be pinch-to-zoom, but I can handle pressing a button in the corner for that.