2Flicka and Simple Calendar pick up new features in latest updates

Flickr has no plans and no love for Windows Phone. Which is a shame, but at least we have solid third-party Flickr clients like 2Flicka. The app just picked up a pretty massive update. Speaking of updates, we’re also seeing an update for Simple Calendar in the Windows Phone Store. Let’s check out what’s new in these two apps.



We last covered 2Flicka in late January. Back then the app was updated to version 1.4 and introduced notifications, Live tile fixes and much more. Today we have v1.5 in the Windows Phone Store with the following changes:

  • Ability to upload single or multiple pics straight to a photoset
  • Set cycling lockscreen background (automatically from Friends activity, my stream, favs) or static image that user chooses in photo viewer
  • Add/change location where picture was taken, to map manually
  • Ability to set what count should be displayed on the main tile and lockscreen (friend activity or notifications)
  • Pin explore, search, contacts and groups to start screen
  • New tiles with accent colored strip on bottom
  • Popup toasts for new notifications
  • Support to enable/disable background agent
  • Support for High Res picture in viewer
  • Improved UI to be more in line with WP8 guidelines
  • Increased the notifications range from 30 to 90 days
  • Minor bug fixes

This is a nice update for fans of Flickr using 2Flicka. We’re liking the ability to upload multiple photos into a photoset. Which is something we’ll be doing more and more of with devices like the Lumia 1020 or Lumia 1520. Pinning various sections of 2Flicka to the Start screen is also welcomed. Have a favorite group you frequent? Just pin it to Start.

Grab the latest version of 2Flicka in the Windows Phone Store. ($1.29/Trial available)

QR: 2Flicka

Simple Calendar

Simple Calendar

Head to the Windows Phone Store and you’ll see Simple Calendar now at version We last covered the app when it went to version 3.2.1. That update featured Live tiles with different colored backgrounds and more. Here’s what’s new in the latest version of Simple Calendar:

  • Added Lex and Brooks premium wide tiles
  • Add option to show week number on Frodo tile
  • Fixed Frodo tile to show appointments in white when tile background color matches account color

Not a big set of changes to Simple Calendar, but some that we’re sure are appreciated by a few of you out there.

You can grab the latest version of Simple Calendar in the Windows Phone Store. (Free/In-app purchases)

QR: Simple Calendar

Thanks for the tips everyone!

Sam Sabri