Sure, Calendar on the Mac syncs with Calendar on iPhone and iPad. Who doesn’t like that? As highly touted as the new iPhone’s four inch screen is, Apple still forgot to make a week view in the Calendar app. Here’s how to get it back.
A Week View
Apple’s designers have a highly tuned level of visual sensitivity. Hold the iPhone 5 in your hand and compare it with any other smart phone. It’s Lexus vs. Tata.
That’s just how Apple rolls. Unfortunately, that elitist attitude means Apple sometimes forgets that we mere mortals need more.
Calendar on the iPhone does not– repeat, does not– display a week view of events. Why not?
To be fair, even the iPhone’s larger screen doesn’t have enough real estate to make heads or tails out of a busy week in Calendar.
Week Calendar is the cheap addition that does. Here’s what a busy Calendar looks like in Week Calendar.
Week Calendar displays what the iPhone’s Calendar app does not. A week of events, a weekly overview, and agenda overview.
In many respects, Week Calendar is a replacement for Calendar, but still syncs up with Calendar data.
You can batch edit events in Week Calendar and the list display is better- day, week, and month.
It also syncs up with other iPhone calendars, including Outlook, Google Calendar, CalDAV, and Exchange.
Pinch to zoom in to details, link contacts to events, and view the week in landscape mode (easier on the eyeballs).
Week Calendar gives you options for multiple templates, full screen, custom week numbers, event sharing, and even a way to hide daily hours you don’t need.
My favorite function is simply making the current day larger and easier to see. There is much to like about using Week Calendar vs. the iPhone’s built-in calendar, especially considering the price is less than a cup of coffee.