When comparing Calendars 5 vs Microsoft Outlook, the Slant community recommends Calendars 5 for most people. In the question“What are the best calendar apps for iPhone?” Calendars 5 is ranked 5th while Microsoft Outlook is ranked 12th. The most important reason people chose Calendars 5 is:
Calendars 5 makes it very easy for users to create an event by just typing it in human language. Simply write something like 'Meet Ben tomorrow at 5PM at Starbucks' and Calendars 5 will parse everything, creating an event for tomorrow, inviting Ben from the address book and picking the Starbucks on the map.
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Pro Natural Language Input
Calendars 5 makes it very easy for users to create an event by just typing it in human language.
Simply write something like 'Meet Ben tomorrow at 5PM at Starbucks' and Calendars 5 will parse everything, creating an event for tomorrow, inviting Ben from the address book and picking the Starbucks on the map.
Pro Pleasant and intuitive interface
The choice of font size, color and user interface widgets are all esthetically pleasing.
Pro Repeating tasks is easy
The UI provides a very simple approach to repeating events or reminders. Users can choose from daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly, number of weeks, or by specific days.
Pro Unique portrait week view
Unique and efficient way to display weeklong agenda in portrait view.
Pro Supports Drag-and-drop of events to reschedule
Moving the date of an appointment is easy.
Pro Notification center
The new notification center puts all the info in one place, and lets users choose from several different views.
Pro Syncs with iOS reminders
Calendars 5 uses the reminders that already exist, and can add new reminders with Siri.
Pro Priority messages
Microsoft Outlook comes with feature called "Clutter" to filter out incoming email based on the priority of the message set by user. User will be alerted when the high-priority message is incoming, whereas the low-priority message will be put in a separate folder.
Pro Good built-in calendar
The calendar includes agenda, day, and three-day views.
Pro Integration with calendar and tasks
Quick conversion of a received email to a task with the deadline.
Pro Smart lookup
Smart lookup is a feature where the Bing search engine is bundled in the app to allow users to automatically search for relevant websites, information and images based on the word highlighted by users, without need to open external browsers. The results will be shown on the right pane of the window.
Pro Attach files from cloud
Microsoft Outlook allow users to directly attach an attachment directly from cloud services without need to download an entire file before attach to the intended e-mail.
Con The Calendar does not clearly show dates
Con Limited map compatibility
Calendars 5 only uses Apple's Maps app, so Google Maps is out of the question.
Con Rather buggy
Con No portable bundle available
Con Crashes frequently
The only issue with Outlook 2017 is that when the Mail folder increases in size, it sometimes crashes for no reason it, causing loss of data.
Con No aliases
Outlook does not support email aliases other then outlook aliases