When comparing SolCalendar 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 SolCalendar is ranked 8th. 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 Beautiful, well-designed UI
SolCalenar has a mostly monochrome color scheme and includes day, week, month, agenda and to-do views.
Pro Weather information
SolCalendar provides real-time weather information at the top of the screen and gives access to a 7-day forecast.
Pro Works with Google Calendar, Exchange and any calendar that supports CalDAV
In addition to Google Calendar and Exchange, the application works with any cloud based calendar that supports CalDAV, such as iCloud, Yahoo! Calendar or any other third-party service.
Pro Allows adding stickers to mark events
Adding color and monochrome stickers to mark events can help make them stand out.
Pro Integrates with various services
SolCalendar integrates with Google Tasks for to-do list management and with Google Maps & Foursquare for navigation.
Pro Lots of widget options
SolCalendar includes calendar, agenda, day, to-do, countdown and shortcut widgets among others.
Pro Can copy events
Also easily move events between Calendars.
Pro Lunar calendar integration
SolCalendar can be set up to use a calendar based on cycles of the lunar phases.
Pro Available in 22 languages
SolCalendar currently is available in Finnish, Indonesian, Italian, Danish, German, French, Russian, Turkish, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Dutch, Polish, Vietnamese, Catalan, Malay, Portuguese, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic.
Pro Holiday calendar for 41 countries
SolCalendar can add holidays from 41 countries to the calendar.
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.
Con Not updated regularly
Often broken features or incompatibilities with new versions of Android will persist for many months without comment by the developers, only to be addressed later on, if at all.
Con Pastel colors are not for everyone
The whole app uses only pastel colors which can be thought of as too girly or childish, definitely are not to everyone's taste.
Con Cannot find any network connection with most devices, if not all
Features that make this calendar app stand out no longer work due to that issue.
Con Annoying pop-over notifications
Pop-over notifications tend to interrupt or just get in the way. After happening numerous times it gets pretty old.
Con No iOS support
iPhone users are still waiting.
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.