When comparing Today Calendar vs DigiCal Calendar & Widgets, the Slant community recommends Today Calendar for most people. In the question“What are the best Material Design calendar apps for Android?” Today Calendar is ranked 2nd while DigiCal Calendar & Widgets is ranked 3rd. The most important reason people chose Today Calendar is:
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.
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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 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 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.
Pro Clean interface with Material Design theme color options
The app includes a variety of theme options to choose from to customize your calendar views. These customization options also apply to details like text in the hamburger menu and calendar icons.
Pro 7 different calendar views
Day, week, week agenda, month, month text, agenda (list) and year view makes this a very versatile calendar.
Pro 6 homescreen calendar widgets
DigiCal has 6 polished widgets, one for each view, available both for homescreen. Each widget has 9 themes (5 free, 4 paid) to choose from and allows some customization.
Pro Light and dark themes
All views and widgets support light and dark themes.
Pro Works with Google Calendar and Exchange
DigiCal allows for Google Calendar integration as well as Exchange, making for an easy to use app for businessmen as well as regular users.
Pro Straightforward navigation
This side menu, accessed by swiping from the left-hand side, allows accessing weather, calendar views and accounts. It also allows setting a default view by starring it.
Pro Free, ad-supported version available
There's a free ad-supported version of DigiCal as well as this paid unlock key version that costs $4.95 that removes ads as well as adds more features.
Pro Events can be color-coded with 30 colors
DigiCal supports the 11 Google Calendar colors and 19 additional colors. Using the extra colors allows for the user to easily see different events scheduled on the calendar without having to read the titles of the events.
Pro Illustrations or photos to match your event
Events get tagged with a photo or illustrations. The locations photos are also a really nice feature.
Pro Events can be copied
Pro Adjustable calendar view
It's easy to adjust the calendar view on screen, so it perfectly matches personal preferences. This refers to both size and looks and feel, because you can adjust colors, transparency, lettertype and lettertype size.
Pro Schedule an event in a different start and end time zone
The calendar app allows you to schedule an event with a local and foreign time zone. Ideal for intercontinental flights.
Pro Weather forecast with optional premium subscription
Once a location is provided the application will display a 3 day weather forecast in either imperial or metric units.
A premium weather subscription (USD/EUR 1.50) will expand the forecast to 15 days, add graphs and ability to set multiple weather locations.
Pro Each widget can be connected to a separate calendar
DigiCal has the ability to create multiple widgets with each one displaying a chosen calendar. It allows for a widget on screen for work events, another widget for family activities, and a third for favorite sport team's schedules.
Pro Good customer support
Pro Beautiful RSVP screen for responding to calendar invitations
Lovely card based material design for the calendar info screen makes viewing information easy as well as uniform to the standards Google has set guidelines for.
Pro Easily keep track of holidays, (live) sports, tv, finance events
Premium calendar subscriptions available for holiday, sports event, TV shows, public company events and lifestyle.
Pro Navigation drawer with collapsable calendar accounts and daily weather forecast
- Check the weather directly from the navigation drawer
- Easily switch calendar views
- Change visibility of your calendars
- Collapsable calendar acounts
Pro Available in 27 languages
Pro Easy to manage your calendar invitations
Great interface for managing calendar invitations.
Pro Illustrations or photos to match your event
Based on the title event keywords such as locations, activities, an illustration or a photograph will show up.
Pro Easy to add locations in calendar event
The built-in location map is very handy for looking up a location. You can zoom in and out and pinch to pinpoint a location in the interactive map.
Pro Google Now integration
Google Now integration provides directions and traffic information.
Pro Actionable notifications
Notifications can be snoozed and they also provide shortcuts for maps and navigation.
Pro Provides a lot of information
DigiCal has day, week, week agenda, agenda, month, text month, list and year views. In addition to events and event information, all views include weather information, some views attach other views to it to provide context.
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.
Con No natural language input support
Con Can quickly become crowded
The app tries condensing a lot of information at the expense of readability.
Con No FAB button (yet)
There are plans to implement the FAB button but for now it is lacking this small detail to make it really Material.