Post-It notes and scribbles on the back of your hand aren’t the best way to keep track of your busy schedule. If you’ve got kids, forget about it. Fear not! Technology is here to rescue you. There are several fantastic calendar apps that can help you stay organized and never be late for a date again, unless it’s a blind date with your cousin’s "attractive" friend.
One of the best cross-platform calendar apps is Pocket Informant. Pocket Informant is a fully-integrated calendar and task management app. It’s a PIM (Personal Information Manager) that does more than tell you what day it is. Pocket Informant marries calendar functions and tasks in a versatile, easy-to-use interface.
It gives you multiple views including Today, Tomorrow, This Week, Tasks and Agenda. And it lets you search tasks so you don’t have to scroll through everything. You can apply icons and tags for easy finding too. It has integrated phone number links.
Pocket Informant is available for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Blackberry, Windows Mobile and Android. Prices vary by platform.
The Google Calendar application is a free online calendar available to any Google user. It syncs with BusyCal or iCal so you don’t have to perform the dreaded double-entry.
It’s easy to use and has a friendly interface. You can add events quickly with "quick add" and drag and drop to change dates. You can even make events public and also browse other public calendars. It’s a great product for small businesses or organizations that need to share information quickly and easily.
If you love Google Calendar but want a little more, the CalenGoo app can give your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch added oomph, including task functions and off-line editing.
This Android calendar app is elegant and easy. Smooth Calendar is a simple but functional app. And it’s clean, minimalist and has a lovely display. The design is beautiful. You can easily move between compact and detailed mode.
Another Android app, Jorte, is a free full-feature calendar app that gives you three customizable home screens. It’s easy to add events and change views. Jorte can also be set-up to synchronize with Google Calendar.
If you’re an Apple iPhone or iPad user, SaiSuke might be for you. It’s a little pricey when compared to the others ($9.99), but users swear by it. It has flexible views and you can even customize fonts and calendar styles to suit your taste. It also syncs with Google Calendar.