When comparing Pocket Informant vs Rooster: Calendar and Tasks, the Slant community recommends Pocket Informant for most people. In the question“What are the best calendar apps for iPhone?” Pocket Informant is ranked 7th while Rooster: Calendar and Tasks is ranked 8th.
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Pro Integrates with Apple calendar & iCloud
Pro Getting Things Done (GTD) integration
Pro Manages much more than events
Pocket informant manages notes, tasks, and calendar info.
Pro Projects & checklists
Pro Syncs across all devices
InformantSync ensures that your calendar / tasks / notes / etc. are all synced.
Pro Displays weather
Temperature and other weather conditions are displayed each day.
Pro Easy and great looking Calendar to work with
Adding events and making them visible between other events is easy. Streamlining your multiple events is implemented very well in this app.
Pro Configurable views
Pro Advanced filtering system
Events can be tagged, sorted by location, priority, or context.
You can use it as a basic organizer or a complex project tool.
Pro Seven Day side-by-side view puts the next 7 days in an easy to use format
It makes is extremely easy to view and provides great functionality for updates or creating new events.
Pro Great organizer
Almost everything is provided, from calendar to todo,'s as well as managing lists, all of which is organized via Pocket and syncs perfectly thru all devices.
Pro Time zones and trips
Handles time zones automatically considering declared trips.
Pro Calendar printing
Pocket Informant supports printing, meaning that a calendar can be printed after being loaded with information.
Pro So, so easy to add appointments
To add an appointment, you just need to tap them in. No long forms. No interpretation error of natural language. It's truly unique and superior to other calendars.
Pro UI is clean and sleek
It has been designed to show you everything you'd want to about your schedule on one screen. You don't need to tap through for address details, room location or for the title of your meeting. It's clean and easy to read too.
Pro "Executive Summary" toggle view
Don't need to know all the particulars? Toggle them off for an even cleaner list.
Pro Beautifully easy to use
Standout design. This app makes staying simple. Very well thought out. Even fun to use.
Pro Responsive developer
Responsive, friendly and helpful if you ever need to get in touch.
Pro Works with the main calendar for use on laptop/iPad
You can use iCal on your laptop and Rooster on your phone. The phone version of iCal takes longer to enter events and the UI isn't as streamlined.
Pro Personal data is kept on the device only
They aren't trying to mine information from personal events and tasks.
Pro No unnecessary complexity
Has everything you need, without adding bulk that you'll never use. Gestures and animations are just clean and intuitive
Pro Pin board is great for floating tasks
Super handy for any tasks that you don't want to put on a date and just want to keep it around to be completed one day.
Pro Recurring events are the easiest to create ever
The keyboard entry makes it so easy to create repeating events.
Pro Roll over incomplete tasks
Any tasks you don't finish carry forward to the next day.
Con Bit complicated for everyone
It is a feature oriented app for the people who love its multiple functions, but those that don't may find it complicated to use.
Con Restricted free version
The free version has many restrictions. The full version costs $14.99.
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