Calvetica: Superior iPhone Calendar App Experience

Recently, I had the opportunity to explore Calvetica, an app designed for both iPhone and iPod touch, which aims to streamline calendar management. During a lively discussion among my colleagues at TUAW, we stumbled upon the Calvetica product video on the developer’s website. I quickly purchased the app to provide this firsthand account, and I’ve been testing its features extensively.

My findings are overwhelmingly positive.

Calvetica simplifies the process of scheduling with its straightforward, user-friendly interface. It’s advisable to Read The (very brief) FAQ to fully understand its capabilities, such as the swipe-to-menu gesture, which isn’t immediately obvious. Once familiar, I was able to add tasks and reminders with just a few taps—a significant improvement over the typical five or more taps required by Apple’s native Calendar app.

What sets Calvetica apart from iCal is its emphasis on design and efficiency for just three dollars.

The app boasts a minimalist, uncluttered interface that not only looks good but enhances functionality. It seamlessly integrates with Google Calendar, MobileMe, and supports local notifications. It’s compatible with iCal and BusyCal for those who use them.

Although it’s only been a day since I started using Calvetica, it has earned a permanent spot on my home screen.


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