When comparing Jorte vs WAVE calendar, the Slant community recommends Jorte for most people. In the question“What are the best calendar apps for Android?” Jorte is ranked 5th while WAVE calendar is ranked 9th. The most important reason people chose Jorte is:
Syncs easily with Google Calendars.
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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 Integrates with Google Maps for directions
If a location to an event is added, the app will show a map and allow pulling up Google Maps for directions.
Pro Built-in task manager that can integrates with Google Tasks
Wave allows creating local and Google Tasks to-do items that can be synced across devices and color-coded.
Pro Has day and week, month, list and 2 agenda views
The app has day, week, week-agenda, month, month-agenda and list views.
Day, 3-day and week views split up the days horizontally and hours vertically.
Week agenda splits the screen in 6 equal parts - 5 parts for work days, sixth for weekend. Double-tapping a day will open a list of events for that day. From here swiping left and right allows moving between days.
Month view splits the screen in half with one half displaying a typical month view with color-coded dots next to dates to show which days have events and the other a list of events for the selected day.
Month agenda view lays out all days in a grid and displays all event for the day.
The list view is actually the closest to a typical agenda view despite the name. The difference here is that there are two modes of showing that information - default and detailed. The default mode displays date, time, event name and location (if available) and the detailed mode displays extra information such as what calendar is the event part of, who's attending, notes, etc.
Pro Integrates with Wave Scheduler for event planning
Another app on offer from the publisher is WAVE Scheduler, which integrates into WAVE Calendar for easy event planning.
Pro Available in 10 languages
Available in English, Dutch, Spanish, Swedish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Chinese, and Russian.
Pro Color-coding for events and calendars
The app will color-code different calendars in different colors as well as allow selecting a different color for each event.
Pro Includes a store for purchasing various public calendars
The app has a store for sports, stock exchange, holiday, religion and other calendars.
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 Some basic features require signing up
Paid features include the ability to add attachments and travel time to events and see local weather in calendar.
Con Inconsistent design
There's different branding in different places (Still has e-cal branding in some places). Sometimes looking at an event requires tapping twice while most of the time it's once, a horizontal list of items looks differently based on the views it's accessed through, etc.