When comparing Calendar vs MineTime, the Slant community recommends Calendar for most people. In the question“What are the best calendar apps for Linux?” Calendar is ranked 1st while MineTime is ranked 8th.
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Pro GNOME Native integration
Calendar for GNOME aims to find the perfect balance between features and usability.
Pro Currently in active development
GNOME Calendar is improved with every release cycle of GNOME.
It has online accounts integration.
Pro Great user interface
Visually this is a nice application to look at and use.
Pro Google synchronization
Connects to your Google accounts via OAuth.
Pro Easy to setup
Connecting to service accounts (such as Exchange) is easy and straightforward.
Pro Provides analytics tools
You can visually see how often you met any person in your calendar in the last months.
Pro Supports Exchange calendars
You can connect multiple Exchange, Outlook or Office 365 accounts. Credentials only stored locally.
Pro NLP for event creation
Use Natural Language (English) to add events quickly. For example, "Meeting with John tomorrow at 11"
Pro Beta support for iCloud accounts
This feature for iCloud account and generic CalDAV calendars is now in the beta stage.
Con Continues to pop-up reminders that are turned off and they cannot ever be removed
The GNOME Calendar displays pop-ups from an old Google Calendar that was used. That Google Calendar has long since been removed from GNOME, and even with the notifications turned off on the GNOME Calendar, the pop-ups still happen.
Con Extremely Buggy
Con Can't read 'all-day' events with dark theme
Text is white on light blue with dark themes. The workaround: assign all-day events to just one hour.
Con No support yet for WebCal
No support yet for WebCal, such as those offered by Facebook events.
A workaround exists. Since this application uses the same background services as Evolution, installing it and adding the WebCal calendars there, also adds them to GNOME Calendar.
Con Poor interoperability with online calendars
Does not connect to Fastmail.
Con Cannot print
Con Only works on GNOME
Con Closed source
Using the app shouldn't mean sharing so much with them.