When comparing Jorte vs Today Calendar, the Slant community recommends Today Calendar for most people. In the question“What are the best calendar apps for Android?” Today Calendar is ranked 4th while Jorte is ranked 7th. The most important reason people chose Today Calendar is:
To quickly add an event, each view has an option to either click a plus button somewhere on the screen or long-press a date to bring up a form. The long-press form will allow entering only the event name and assume that it's an all day event, while the plus button form allows setting the event duration as well. Both forms have an edit button for a adding more detailed information. This way in addition to selecting an event name and date, there's an ability to add location, start/end times, guests, description, color-code as well as choosing if it's an all day event, how often it repeats, how many and what kind of reminders are needed and setting users availability and privacy settings.
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Pro Google Calendar integration
Syncs easily with Google Calendars.
Pro Highly customizable user interface
Jorte has a very powerful and easily customizable user interface. The user is in control of every available option within the Jorte Calendar, which is designed to resemble and be used like a personal information organizer.
Pro Lots of highly customizable widgets
Jorte Calendar does have a variety of customizable widgets available for use.
Pro Task management
Pro Widget has actual text
The widget has the actual events listed on the widget in text so that they are readable. Using the full sized month widget gives a very easily readable screen that allows the user to not have to enter the app to see their events.
Pro Labeled menu buttons to open and close sections
Pro Google Maps integration
Pro Search, including Google Voice Search support
Pro Ability to highlight certain dates
Pro More themes available in the marketplace
Jorte has a cloud based service that offers icons and themes for purchase.
Pro Straightforward event creation
To quickly add an event, each view has an option to either click a plus button somewhere on the screen or long-press a date to bring up a form. The long-press form will allow entering only the event name and assume that it's an all day event, while the plus button form allows setting the event duration as well.
Both forms have an edit button for a adding more detailed information. This way in addition to selecting an event name and date, there's an ability to add location, start/end times, guests, description, color-code as well as choosing if it's an all day event, how often it repeats, how many and what kind of reminders are needed and setting users availability and privacy settings.
Pro Clean, good-looking design with improved common views and two great new views that combine month and agenda views
Today Calendar design is based Google's stock Calendar application with modifications to user interface and functionality.
In addition to day, week and agenda views that have improved aesthetics and usability features compared to the stock app, there are also two new views that combine agenda and month views in interesting ways.
One approach shows a complete, color-coded month with agenda view beneath it and the second shows a complete month that pops up agenda view when clicked on a date.
Pro Polished agenda and month widgets
The app has semi-transparent and customizable homescreen widgets for agenda and month views. Attributes that can be customized include choosing between light and dark themes, 12 and 24 hour clock, if the widget header should be displayed as well as adjusting opacity level and date range among other options.
Pro Integrates with Google Maps for directions
The app leverages Google Maps when adding location for an event by offering suggestions as well as offers opening Maps to help get directions to an event via shortcut on a reminder notification.
Pro Can set on-screen and e-mail reminder notifications
Today Calendar allows setting how many reminders are needed with each having the ability to set how long before the event the notification should remind and if it should be done via on-screen or e-mail notification.
Pro Actionable notifications
On-screen notifications have shortcuts for accessing Google Maps and allowing to snooze them.
Pro Free 1-week trial
There is a free 7-day trial that can be tested by downloading the free trial version of the app.
Pro Events are readable in month view
Many mobile calendars, including Google Calendar have a largely unreadable month view. Today Calendar (along with the hideous business Calendar) includes a month view that is compact but readable.
Pro Color-coding support
The app will color-code different calendars in different colors as well as allow selecting a different color for each event.
The amount of customization is great, but the app is all over the place. It's disorganized, very un-friendly to users.
Con Hard to use
It's hard to use and the design looks old.
Con Lacks military time
There's no option for military time.
Con Expensive icons
There's an icon packs that contain 8 icons. and the devs have the audacity to charge $6 for it.
Con Nasty customer support
Customer support displays entitled behaviour.
Con Very confusing
It's confusing. One gets very lost just trying to do one small task. Likely caused by language barrier.
Con Free version allows just one new calendar creation
Using the free version means being limited to only one account in the calendar. For some it may not be too much of an issue, but to others is a pretty big con.
Con Can't swipe left/right from one month to another
Con Ridiculously expensive
$30/yr just to 'borrow' their app is too much.
Con Date on icon removed in redesign
In the older versions of Today Calendar, the icon would have the current days date, sadly this was removed with the redesign of the app.
Con App crashes too often
Though the app is pretty likable, it keeps crashing. It was fine for a time, but about 2-3 months ago, it would just crash without warning. Nowadays, it happens so often that seeking a replacement may be a good probability.