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Simple Calendar rises to version 2.6 to conquer multiple bugs

Simple Calendar

Simple Calendar is one of those apps that's worth downloading just because it looks amazing. That's not taking into account how much functionality is packed into the app. Today we're covering the 2.6 update, which will be going live shortly. So what's new in this latest release?

It's not a huge update, here's the full changelog:

  • 'Hide private appointments' is now a universal, simplified setting.
  • Live tile bug fixes, including updating tile on each app launch, only updating the tile size that you use (must select your tile size in settings page)
  • Various bug fixes

The update should go live in the next few hours (if not already available). You can download Simple Calendar from the Windows Phone Store.

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Simple Calendar rises to version 2.6 to conquer multiple bugs

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No no, modifying appointments is still not allowed in the Windows Phone API... Week View 8 is using a workaround with a drawback (it is even stated in the app itself). Basically, with Week View 8, you have to sign in to your MS account via the app, and it uses the Windows Live API to edit through your calendar on the web... And then it takes some time to sync back to your phone.
I'd much rather have the ability to do this directly on the phone. I do hope it comes by 8.1 though, but who knows. I'm fine with manually editing in stock calendar app for now

I wish simple calendar would pull birthday info from your Facebook account. Maybe have a fb login to synch up or something, and be able to push todays events to the lockscreen while using Bing wallpaper.

Nonetheless, I still signed in only once when first installing the app.  Afterwards it does everything I need.  The sync time isn't as long as some may think.
So far, I have been most pleased with Week View 8 after test driving (and purchasing) every other calandar for WP8.  

Am I the only one that doesn't use a third party calendar? I don't understand the need for it. The stock one does what it needs to do. It is a calendar, not a day planner.

For me, two reasons: I prefer the live tile of Simple Calendar over the stock calendar AND, almost more importantly, I can read my appointments for the month at a glance instead of the stock calendar's gibberish month view. Also, stock calendar won't default to month view which is annoying to me.

Humorously, I think the stock calendar behaves as more of a day planner by default than a calendar. The default view is agenda! Seriously?!

You're not the only one. I use the stock calendar to sync multiple calendars and with multiple users and have never had a problem or thought that it was lacking with respect to my needs. I do use the live tile, though. You might be alone on that one. :P

I use the Stock one. I don't even use a Facebook third party application. IE can handle everything for me.
 
Lumia 620 user here by the way. The Alarm Clock, The OneNote, most of the In-built applications are useful, if you know how to use it well in your end though. 

A nice battle between Super and Simple calendar going on, who will I use, it varies. Currently Super Calendar is on top with at least week numbers on the live tile (although it doesn't look perfect) and pretty advanced customization and looks pretty nice when started. But in usability to enter new appointments it looses out.
I agree with everybody else though, nothing beats Week View 8, not even close. The fight of the 2 former is more about the battle of the live tile because Week View 8 isn't good looking currently (but powerful). If week view would offer similar live tiles it would bury these competitors. So no perfect calendar yet.

I have a new bug since I've updated. Each time the tile refreshes I get a private appointment for every day at 12:00 a.m. When I open the calendar and then close it the tile reads as it should. I have tried changing the settings, uninstalling and reinstalling and rebooting. No change. Am I the only one? Lumia 920.

I contacted the developer and he said there is a bug which has been squashed and further update should be out next week.

Update 2.6.1.1 will address the issue. This is a great app and the developer is very responsive to feedback. Hang in there.

I love the live tile feature. The developer is very responsive to email as well. My tiles are not auto-updating so I did an in-app contact to the developer, and he replied within an hour, and tipped me off that this update was forthcoming. Great support.

Nice app! But no edit, private appointment's or birthday's from Facebook show up. Week View 8 does and is much better. They use a work around that updates the live web calendar which in return update's the stock calendar app.
For me it's Week View 8 calendar!