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Apple Calendar vs. Google Calendar (And Why You Should Care)

Ever wonder which Calendar Application reigns supreme?

 

Look no further, we laid down the specs so you don’t have to go through the trouble of checking them yourself!

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Apple Calendar vs. Google Calendar

 

Apple Calendar Rundown

Pros:

  • Integrates with Siri, Mail, Waze, Uber, and Google Maps
  • Clean interface with beautiful background images
  • Integrates with Any.do for task management (however it does force the creation of an account)
  • Displays actionable notifications on phone’s homescreen designed for meetings using Headsup. The content of the display changes based on whether it is before, during, or after a meeting.
  • Before a meeting, displays shortcuts, attendees, directions, and notifies other attendees if the user is late via email or Skype
  • During a meeting it will give shortcuts for setting the phone on vibrate, taking photos, video, or audio-recording with Any.do or e-mailing a summary
  • Offers sharing task list and scheduling a follow-up
  • Predictive text
  • Can import facebook birthdays with one tap
  • Voice entry support

 

Cons:

  • Shallow Any.do integrations and forces the creation of an Any.do account
  • Cal may give personal and non-personal info to third parties
  • Can be pretty slow or buggy
  • Lack weather information

Google Calendar Rundown:

Pros

  • Agenda View: Shows list of upcoming appointment
  • Integrates well with other Google services and Google Maps
  • Slick design: 5 Different views including excellent schedule view
  • Comes pre-installed on most Android devices
  • Offers creating events from email messages based on content
  • Can set on-screen and e-mail reminder notifications
  • Simple event creation with autocomplete
  • Color-coding for events and calendars
  • Supports non-Google calendars (require accessing web client)
  • Many third-party widgets
  • Allows subscribing to public calendars through web client
  • Advanced functionality available through IFTTT

 

Con:

  • No weather forecast
  • Weak default view and difficult navigation to month view
  • Month view is not color coded and does not show how many events are in a given day
  • Google tasks do not show on Google Calendar
  • Setting up non-Google calendars requires accessing web client

 

Final Thoughts: Apple Calendar vs. Google Calendar

That’s for you to decide – personally we enjoy Google Calendars and find its adaptable features super useful. But it’s different for every situation. Use this list to choose which calendar is the best for your specific needs.

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