When comparing WAVE calendar vs Fastmail, the Slant community recommends Fastmail for most people. In the question“What are the best calendar apps for Android?” Fastmail is ranked 9th while WAVE calendar is ranked 10th. The most important reason people chose Fastmail is:
Depending on your point of view, requiring to pay for Fastmail is actually a positive aspect of the service. This way you know the company is at least making some revenue (they have been around since 2010) and you know who the customer is. Pricing is as follows ([go here](https://www.fastmail.fm/signup/personal.html) for their on-site pricing info).
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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.
Pro Traditional revenue model increases likelihood of personal data privacy and safety
Depending on your point of view, requiring to pay for Fastmail is actually a positive aspect of the service. This way you know the company is at least making some revenue (they have been around since 2010) and you know who the customer is. Pricing is as follows (go here for their on-site pricing info).
Pro Simple email actioning
Like gmail, you can "Pin" emails to the top of your inbox to deal with later with either a checkbox or the keyboard shortcut. Like Gmail you can also both archive and delete emails.
Pro Offers IMAP migration tool
Get your old email out of Gmail easily with their migration tool.
Pro Human support team
As you are their customer, Fastmail provides human support.
Pro Offers more control over email
Gmail has a tendency to dumb down the interface (try to sort by sender). Fastmail gives full control over email, just like a "traditional" client would.
Pro Integrated file storage
Fastmail allows saving attachments and other files into their own file storage system for easy retrieval later.
Supports two-factor authentication, one-time passwords and fully encrypted connections.
Pro Fully responsive interface
The Fastmail interface is fully responsive across all browser sizes.
Pro Sieve scripts
Fastmail offers sieve for filtering and rerouting email.
Pro Intuitive default filters
Fastmail automatically filters your email into:
- Mailing Lists
As Fastmail does away with all the extra bells and whistles of Gmail it is super fast to interact with. It also has faster IMAP and SMTP performance than Gmail.
Pro Adjustable spam filter
On writing this Fastmail has Basic, Normal, Aggressive or Customisable spam filtering which can be selected in the Advanced settings.
Each user has an individually trainable bayes database to improve spam filtering. You can train your personal bayes database by selecting some messages and using the Report spam and Report Non-Spam options from the Action menu on the Mailbox screen.
For IMAP users who don't use the web interface much, you can specify folders as spam/non-spam training folders on the Folders screen. Then just move messages into those folders as appropriate to train your bayes database.
For your personal bayes databases to be active, you have to train it with at least 200 spam messages and 200 non-spam messages. If you haven't trained enough messages, then we use a global continuously updated bayes database against your incoming messages, which helps detect spam/non-spam, but isn't as good as a personally trained one.
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.