True Calendar 8 is the scheduler Windows Phone owners have been waiting for
Back a few weeks ago, we brought you the news on Chronos Calendar, a powerful and sharp looking Windows Phone calendar replacement that actually hooked into your Outlook.com account. While we rather enjoy that app a lot, many of you shrieked at the design noting it wasn’t “Metro” enough.
Well, we think we have something for you vocal bunch: True Calendar 8. Yes, it’s a rather powerful calendar replacement that also hooks into your Outlook/Hotmail account so that you can directly add appointments and sync your other imported calendars.
The app pales to the feature list and customizability of Chronos, but it is version 1.0, so we’ll cut the developer some slack there—things can always be added later. The fact of the matter is this is a very nice Metro/Modern UI calendar and it can easily replace the default system one. So what does it have?
- Views: Month, week, day, agenda,
- Add dates
- Add, edit, delete from Live/Hotmail dates
- Search by dates
- Edit, delete Google dates is planned
We’re not going to pull punches: it’s a pretty awesome app and we have no problem telling you to go and grab the trial. If you like it, it will set you back a modest $1.49 and considering how important these things are, we think that’s fair.
Scoop up the one and only True Calendar 8 right here in the Store. Windows Phone 8 only. Thanks, jcw108, for the tip!
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Good app, nice potential, terrible live tile
I have a big update coming if you want a sneak peak, I can share the xap with you before the update goes live, just let me know.
Oh well, no money for them from me. Talk about not wanting money, considering Australia is one nation that isn't in recession and we have money to spend.
Can you select month view as default?
Is it the stock WP appointment creator? With that i mean is it equally as cumbersome to set a reminder for an appointment?
Can you sort appointments by people?
Too bad for us poor forgotten legacy WP7.8 users ;-)
Knowing that I opened WPC because I wanted to see if there was any alternative to Chronos (great, by the way, apart from the non-metro style), you can guess how I went from happiness (kinda) to disappointment ;-) Please WPC team, do something to put the targeted OS at the top of the article and visible in your app (title color? little pic?)... Thanks!
•Edit, delete Goggle dates is planned...
Would like a; Delete Google is planned...
It's available on WP7 and WP8. More customization but currently got the WP limitation regarding modify and delete appointment. It also open way faster that True calendar.
More player on the ground is good for everyone :)
Edit: Actually, I have come to appreciate the month view even more, as it is so clearly superior to the version found in the native calendar.
it's available for both WP7/8.
warning: I am the author! :-)
anyway this True Calendar 8 is great.
can you help me plz
facebook events won't ssync does anyone has this issue.?
10x for helpin
Microsoft needs to release this ability to developers or give their own calendar a major upgrade, because it's so annoying to have to use two separate calendar apps.