While the native Windows 10 calendar does a good job of things, but some may want a little more horsepower with their calendar app. Maybe you need for more customization options or a better agenda view. Perhaps a more informative Live Tile tickles your fancy — or maybe all of this is just too much and you need it to be simpler.
Whatever the case may be, the Windows Store has a nice selection of Windows 10 calendar apps to choose from. Many of these options are available for Windows 10 PC and Mobile, offering flexibility across a variety of devices. So, let's a look at the best calendar apps the Windows Store has to offer!
Chronos Calendar +
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Chronos Calendar + is a practical and stylish calendar option for Windows 10 Mobile and has been a favorite of ours since its days on Windows Phone 8.1. The app has a clean appearance with plenty of customizations. Language support spans over 30 languages and the app supports synchronization between all your Microsoft calendar accounts.
Additional features include:
- Rich Live Tile customizations
- Customization options for calendar view
- Built-in Holiday, Moon Phase and Zodiac calendars
- Smart add feature to bring up quick text when adding new events
The Live Tile options include selecting the background color, font size, as well as what information is displayed (number of events, location, alarms, etc.). Chronos Calendar + is available for Windows 10 Mobile and is currently priced at $2.49. There is a free, seven-day trial version available to let you try things out before buying.
Hope Calendar is a simple and attractive calendar option for Windows 10, tying into every calendar service that Windows 10 already supports (Outlook, Google, Exchange, Yahoo, Office 365, iCloud, etc.). Setting up Hope Calendar is automatic, with the app searching for any calendar accounts in your Windows Settings. You can filter out calendars in Hope Calendar's settings should you prefer to not view them from Hope Calendar.
Available for Windows 10 PC and Mobile, Hope Calendar has a flexible month, week and agenda views to deliver the right information at the right time. Key features include a heat map of your availability, season banners to give the app a rotating splash of color, and four different styles of Live Tile.
Hope Calendar is a free Universal App for Windows 10 that is ad-supported and with access to only the basic Live Tile format. To remove the ad support and unlock all the Live Tile features, you need to upgrade to the Pro Version through a $2.99 in-app purchase. It is another staff favorite and well worth the price of admission.
One Calendar is a smartly designed calendar option for Windows 10 that allows you to pull all your calendars under one roof. Account support includes Outlook, Live, Hotmail, Office 365, Exchange, Google, Facebook and WebCal accounts.
Available for Windows 10 PC and Mobile, One Calendar supports adding, updating and deleting appointments with Day, Week, Month and Year views. There is support for customizable Live Tiles, Calendar themes, Lockscreen support and more. However, these features are unlocked with the premium version that is priced at $4.99 and available through in-app purchase.
The free version has enough meat on the bones to let you decide if the premium version is worth the cost, but all in all, One Calendar is a nice way to pull multiple calendar accounts into one Windows 10 app.
Simple Calendar is a simple Windows 10 Mobile calendar option that uses your existing calendar accounts and delivers your appointments in an easy to use design. Live Tile support includes multiple style options and displays up to three appointments.
More of Simple Calendar's features include:
- Appointments easily added by double tapping the date
- Month view displays appointments for a date below the calendar
- Month and Week views for appointments
- Lockscreen support
- Support for transparent Live Tile
Simple Calendar also has the option to hide all-day appointments on the Live Tile after a certain time — it's 5PM, you don't need to know that it's still Halloween, you need to know what time Trick or Treat starts!
Simple Calendar is a free, ad-supported app with several in-app purchases that range from $1.99 to remove ad support to additional Live Tile styles ($1.99 to $2.49). Simple Calendar is not the flashiest of calendar options available for Windows 10, but does a nice job of things.
If you are using any of these calendar apps, let us know what you think of things in the comments. There are other apps available and if we have missed your favorite calendar app or prefer the native Windows 10 calendar, sound off on that as well.
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George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.