Cal is a third party offering for Windows Phone that has joined the ranks of our top favorite calendar apps to augment the native experience. Cal is a clean, minimalist app and it’s always under active development from Philippe Maes. But being still young in its life-cycle, Cal is still missing a few things.
Luckily version 1.2 brings it up to speed.
One of the most requested items is now available: agenda view. By tapping the three dots ‘…’ at the bottom of the main calendar page, users should now see an ‘agenda view’ option, giving you a new look at your schedule. Agenda views are great since they ditch all the free space of a calendar to give you just the meat of your upcoming appointments or reminders. Once again, Cal seems to get it right by keeping it very clean in appearance, matching the rest of the app’s theme.
What else is new? Here’s the full, expanded changelog from Maes himself:
- Ability to write on Facebook wall from the birthday page
- Location of events will now show beneath event name
- Fixed Google calendar sync
- Fixed black text on Live Tile
- Fixed all day events from built-in calendar not showing on Live Tile
- Fixed Google events sometimes not showing on Live Tile
- Fixed Facebook events sometimes not showing
- Fixed Facebook birthdays showing up on the wrong day
- Other minor fixes and improvements
That’s a pretty nice update, with plenty of fixes for any bugs you may have encountered.
Cal already has a Week View (as seen above), giving users a full suite of options for checking out when what is due. And for those complaining earlier about the font, you can now optionally choose to use the Windows Phone typeface (Segoe WP) instead, making this app match nicely with the OS. You also get Outlook/Live/Hotmail/Google calendar support with Facebook integration, to round it out.
Because of that, we’re big fans of this app and recommend you give it a go. There’s a free trial, with an in-app purchase for $1.99 to make it registered.
Pick up Cal 1.2 here in the Store. Windows Phone 8 only.
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