10 Best Calendar Apps for 2017| By |George Beall

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With the new year upon us, everyone is looking to implement the over-the-top resolutions to which they committed themselves before January 1st.

If statistics indicate much, then we can say that most people aspire to great accomplishments in their lives but, after the first two weeks of January, struggle with those goals. In fact, they most likely have given up.

The top reason for this stems from a lack of preparedness for shifting daily routines. This task is best solved with a personal assistant or more realistically, a high-quality calendar.

So what are the calendar apps you need to know about when figuring out how to get back on track for achieving your New Year’s resolutions?

1. Accompany

Accompany goes above and beyond in not just helping you keep track of your appointments, but also helping you be on your A-game for each and every one without having to spend hours preparing beforehand.

It sends you reminder emails with dossiers about any new person with whom you have a meeting. These briefs include information on their professional history, social media profiles and recent content, the power of their networks, and more. Accompany saves you time and allows you to better perform in your meetings. This way, you will have a more successful 2017.

2. Google Calendar

As a member of the Google suite, Google Calendar’s largest value proposition is ease of use. Anyone with a Gmail account has access to Google Calendar and thus can easily utilize the other functions of the Google Suite with their calendar as well.

Adding Google Hangout links, buying flights, and more is all integrate into your calendar making it easy to use and streamlined for functionality. Furthermore, Google Calendar has set the standard for a calendar app, offers all of the minimum functionality required, and overall achieves all that you would need from a calendar.

3. Fantastical 2

Fantastical 2 is a member of the FlexBits suite and is centered around flexibility. The app allows you to toggle between various calendars you need to manage, helping maintain a solid work/life balance. It also incorporates geofences to allow you to control your calendar notifications based on location, so work won’t spam you at home.

Additionally, the ability to pass off calendar between OSX and iOS gives ease of use for power-users aiming to switch between multiple devices while on the run.

4. Any.do

Any.do’s mission is to help users convert to-do lists into calendars and visualize what they need to do in the best way possible. For many overwhelmed but aspirational people with an impressive to do list but lacking time management skills, this app can be the perfect companion for achieving everything that needs to get done in a hectic life.

Throughout the day the “Any.do Cal” can offer a digestable list of reminders for what you need to accomplish and help you balance this list with appointments all with a couple clicks.

5. Timepage

As a part of the Moleskine family, Timepage focuses on busy professionals who have a tendency to over commit and overbook their schedules.

The services signature “heat map” allows you to visually see what days are busier than others and helps ensure that you properly distribute your work, keep tabs on long-term effective scheduling, and overall balancing projects and meetings.

6. Informant

Informant focuses on core functionality to make a better version of the basic calendar and structures the product on a subscription service.

Helpful resources include offering templates for creating meetings, saving you time on scheduling, and setting geofences for what calendars you see and from which you get notifications. All these will help change the typical calendar into a more lifestyle friendly tool for busy on-the-move professionals.

7. Appxy

Aiming to condense all of your calendar needs into a single functional app, Appxy brings both Google Calendars and local calendars into one app, thereby offering users a total look at what they have going on in their lives at any given time.

Additionally, various viewing standards ranging from 4-day view to whole year allows professionals to see their calendar in the light they want. Furthermore, recurring event structure takes the hassle out of continuously adding in appointments.

8. Week Calendar

The Week Calendar Planner is built for busy groups. With the typical scheduling process involving input from many team members, it can be a hassle to touch base with everyone multiple times only to have one person not be free.

The Week Calendar Planner is as simple to use as creating an event, sending out notifications to the needed members, and allowing them to check available or not available. It will make your life that much easier.

9. Awesome Calendar

The Awesome Calendar wants to integrate all calendar needs into one easy to use design. Giving users functionality to create events, check weather, add notes, embed photos, see holidays, and more this single app takes all scheduling needs into account.

It allows cross-device syncing, preventing the dilemma of being at a client’s office and not having access to your desktop calendar back at your workstation. Emphasizing utility, a single download gives access to the app on any devices a user has, making cross-device syncing that much easier.

10. BusyCal

The BusyCal does all of your typical scheduling needs, such as event creation, reminders, notes, and even weather checking. However, it goes beyond in solving the problem of stacking appointments and not allocating time for travel.

Integrating in travel times, alarms, and mapping functions allow you to be on top of your schedule and eliminate the stress of being busy. Whatever the reason you are not on top of your calendar and new year goals there is probably an app for it. Figure out what you need, keep a schedule, and make 2017 the most productive year yet.

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