When comparing SolCalendar vs Calendar Widget, the Slant community recommends Calendar Widget for most people. In the question“What are the best calendar widgets for Android?” Calendar Widget is ranked 4th while SolCalendar is ranked 5th.
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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 Holiday calendar for 41 countries
SolCalendar can add holidays from 41 countries to the calendar.
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 Lunar calendar integration
SolCalendar can be set up to use a calendar based on cycles of the lunar phases.
Pro Clean UI
Pro Syncs with Google Calendar
Pro Small file size
The package is less than 1M.
You don't have to open an app and wait for ten seconds. You just cast a glance at your screen.
Pro Requires no additional permissions
The widget only asks to read calendar events and no additional information.
Pro Open source
Calendar Widget is licensed under Apache License v2 with code available on GitHub.
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 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 Can't split preferences between instances of widgets
Each instance of the widget works the same way and pulls information from the same calendars. Thus setting up a separate widget for different calendars is not possible.