So Close to Being Great!
I love “pod” quite a bit. It’s simplicity, ease of use and intelligent design makes this app quite nice. It is really visually intuitive and appealing.
However- there are glitches. The “keep in touch with the people you meet” part of the app doesn’t work. You can link contacts and add participants but you cannot do what the preview slide suggests. Pressing on a linked or added contact does nothing.
I also don’t understand why there are two calendar symbols in agenda view. One is top right the other is bottom left. They both take you to “Today”.
Finally, it would be nice if we were able to link not just contacts with email addresses but those with phone numbers to events. And, in the contacts section it would make sense if we were able to access all contact information. Also- linking event address/location search to our contact list would be a great addition as well.
Seems like a good calendar app, I’m mostly looking for a way to copy specific events to specific days of the week over a period of time. Like my class schedule doesn’t change for months but I don’t want to type it in over and over, same thing with my work schedule. Having that feature would be convenient because even though it doesn’t change it helps to visualize what I have going on when I have to schedule in other things. If I’m missing the way to do that my bad.
Good app overall, this was my only hang up.
Edit: Didn’t even think about using the repeat event every week option, oops! Thank you for the response, this will be my dedicated calendar now. A suggestion: let us set a specific date to repeat the event up until a certain date i.e. make it end the last day of classes.
I replaced my iPhone’s default calendar with this one. I really do like it. I wish there were more color themes cause I love using a calendar and would like to be able to customize it more, but my biggest complaint is that there’s not an option to gray out past dates/fade past events. It makes my calendar look hectic through the whole month. If past dates could show differently, that would be excellent.
One other thing I wish is that I could see 1 month at a time instead of seeing dates from former and future months. At a glance, looking at the calendar, it’s hard for me to immediately settle on the current date since everything is just right there in your face. These are little things though, as far as functionality goes, it’s just what I need.
This is my favorite calendar app (it’s better than apple’s)!! It’s so great because right when you open the app, it shows you the week, and not the month (I think it’s overwhelming to look at the whole month, and everything you have to do). Also, you see the events of the day without having to click on the day icon first. And, it shows you have much time you have between events, and how long the events last. You can hook up the events to contacts and to locations. Also, it sends you a notification 10 minutes before the event to remind you about it. You can also program it to have a notification of the date on the corner of the app icon on the home screen of your phone. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars
Pod does what it says
I have tried better than 15 various calendar/agenda apps over the years. What I’ve found each time is that I prefer the easy integration of a single app that does agenda/contacts/tasks. That said, I recently retired and question whether I still need so many functions in an agenda app.
I love Pod’s appearance. It “pops” for me especially in the black mode. I could make this my one and only daily agenda app If:
1) it had a running continuous Agenda with no end, so I could scroll through any number of days hunting for events (since there are no icons, which I also miss). Fanatics Informant 5 does this very well
2) if the Agenda and Contacts were integrated, including in search results. Ex: search for John Doe and all references to him show from the Agenda and Contacts
Task integration wouldn’t be necessary for my part. I have a habit of simply calendaring my tasks using a special color for all of them.
Pod is a beautiful app and I’m confident changes will happen. Since I know nothing about app coding I have no concept of how hard my suggestions would be to implement or even if anyone else would want them.
Thanks for your hard work bringing Pod to life!
Thank you for a brilliant calendar!!!
I've checked out a TON of calendars for grad school, because I'm finally admitting to myself that I need to use one. Pod IS THE ONE! It works with siri, it shows my events and to-dos on one screen, I love how colorful I can make my days and months, the today widget makes it quick to use, as does the natural language input, AND it's completely accessible with VoiceOver!!! Thank you so much, developers!
If I could make one suggestion, it would be the ability to link to-dos to events. For example, adding topics to my study time, or questions I want to ask during class, or groceries while I'm shopping. The reminders work just fine, although they do make things a bit cluttered.
Keep up the amazing work!
Best Calendar by Far
By The great squisher
Original review - Outdated: See update below
This is by far my favorite calendar app. The interface is amazing! I love how you can view the calendar up top and the day selected show right below. And it has DARK MODE!!! And did I mention full features with NO ads and NO in app purchases? I wouldn’t mind paying for the app or donating to support the developers though. Love the app; keep up the good work!
After updates it is just as bad as all the other apps. Now there is a white ad banner in dark mode that really takes away from the visual appeal. I would pay a one time fee to remove ads or buy the app, but you have to buy a subscription! This is a nice simple calendar app and is not an ongoing “service” that should require a subscription. It has become a money grab.
I am giving the app 5 stars again because the white ad banner disappeared in dark mode. All ads seemed to have stopped appearing. It looks like I have been given the pro features promised for original users, but it doesn’t say I have pro; I don’t know what that’s about, but everything works great. Anyways, fantastic app!
Better views, more intuitive but not without quirks
So far I like this calendar better than what came with my iPhone. The different views are more intuitive. I’m a huge color coder and I’m still having issues color coding my calendar entries how I want to. I think it’s just a matter of not knowing how. Which now that I mention it, I don’t see a Help category in the menus. Also, it would be an improvement if you could change your calendar view from daily to weekly to monthly all from the main screen rather than having to click on the main menu to select. I’m all about reducing my number of “clicks”. I do appreciate the option to change my background color to a medium or dark rather than just the light background only. Much easier on my eyes.
Love this Calendar!
By CJ Limtiaco
Been using this App’s interface for my calendar and I haven’t gone back to the original calendar that comes from Apple for over almost two years now. Such a clean look & such a great way to organize. If it had the changing dates on the app face like how Apple’s does, I wouldn’t even have the Apple’s calendar on my phone! Thank you MyCalendar for doing what you do! ( You guys are already so far above your competition, in my opinion, that no one can touch you guys. What would enhance things even more so would to have the ability to turn your phone sideways to look at that same Monthly view you already have available!! 😍. Again, Thank you for all you do!!)
By Froggy Pants 73
I just love this app! It sends me notifications based on my settings, and for the day each morning. It links with the factory installed calendar where I would enter my appts, so there’s no need for double entering, and no need to check calendar daily to keep track of commitments. It will remind you, according to what you set in calendar, a day or two before the appt you made for six months in the future.
If you’re a busy mom, kids in varied activities, you absolutely need this app! If, like me, you just need to remember where you agreed, or need, to be on a given day, you need this app too!
I rarely rate apps, but this one has been so helpful to me, I must say; thanks Apple!