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FileCalendar app review: take your calendar to the next level

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Introduction

It seems as though developers are always looking for a way to take productivity to the next level when it comes to apps. Your calendar is arguably one of your most-used productivity tools on your mobile device, so with that in mind people are generally looking for a multi-functional, user-friendly option. The FileCalendar app has been designed for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone and is meant to take the traditional calendar experience as you know it, and revamp it completely.

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This app is really designed for people who rely on their calendars not just for personal but business use. If you schedule meetings and appointments on a regular basis, this one could be a great option. The way it works is that it allows you to attach documents to events right in your calendar. It’s meant to streamline your organization process so that while taking a look at the meeting time, you can also open a document that pertains to it. What better way to prepare for your busy day than to have everything you need at your fingertips instantly.

FileCalendar - Manage calendar events & add files

Free

Taking a Closer Look

Of course, it's important to take a closer look and really understand how the FileCalendar app works. It uses the default calendar and then you will be able to save and store any document or picture right onto your device and tie to the event. The app is able to support a wide variety of file types, over 20 in fact. These include such files as numbers, docx, key, xlsx, pptx, jpg, pages, and mp4. You can attach things such as screenshots, movies, audio clips, contacts, and email attachments. Files can be uploaded from your computer and iTunes.

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Not to worry, you don't need to have a degree in advanced computer sciences in order to figure out how to attach your files. The process has been set up to be quick and simple, using just a few taps. The goal is to make your day easier and faster, so providing you with a complicated user interface wouldn’t make any sense. Now here's another cool feature, when you save the document you can also rename it if you choose. Documents can be edited and shared as you like, giving you more functionality.

A Clear Goal in Mind

The developer of this app is Homburg&Schmidt UG (haftungsbeschränkt). It's obvious that the developer had a very clear idea in mind when they set out to design this app.

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"The application combines functions of a file manager and a calendar in order to help you to prepare for your events," said Homburg&Schmidt UG. "FileCalendar is unique and an innovative addition for your iOS default calendar on iPhone and iPad."

Developers rave about the fact that it can significantly reduce, if not eliminate all together, the time it takes you to find a particular file/document. As an added bonus, whatever you do in the app, meaning editing and adding events, will automatically be synced to your default calendar. There is no need to do things twice. It’s almost as though you’ve got your own personal assistant working for you.

The developer has managed to excel in another area as well, that shouldn’t be overlooked. All too often there are apps developed and then given to the public that offer minimal to no customer support moving forward. With FileCalendar the developers offer in-depth support through its website by walking you through all the different functions. There should be no reason this app isn’t user-friendly and smooth right from the start.

FileCalendar - Manage calendar events & add files

Free

A Smooth Process

The moment you launch the app for the first time, it becomes evident how user-friendly it is. It will ask for permission to automatically sync/access your default calendar. All your events will instantly be imported into the app in mere seconds, with no work on your part. The main screen shows you the 12-month calendar. You can tap on any month, or you can proceed to “today” and see what you’ve got going on.

Where this app can excel even further is offering support with Cloud storage. Obviously, this would open even more options, and users would likely be thrilled with this feature.

With all the pros you may be wondering if there are any negatives with the app. Well let’s be honest, it can’t be all good, all the time. So there are a few minor areas that could be seen as “negatives.” First off, the look of the app isn’t exactly impressive. There’s nothing technically wrong with it, it just feels as though it could look a bit more intriguing. Clearly, the developers wanted to keep things simple, but they may have gone too far with that goal.

Additionally, it would be nice to see even more features and tools added. These could be phased in over time and would help to justify the cost of the app.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The app is user-friendly from the start
  • The app syncs with your default calendar
  • You can attach a wide variety of files to your calendar events
  • The app supports more than 20 different file types that you can attach
  • You can also share rename, and search the files through the app
  • Make edits and add calendar events

Cons

  • The user interface isn’t overly impressive
  • There aren’t tons of features, it could do with more
  • There had been some minor bugs and problems, which seem to have been fixed

File This App Under 'Download Now'

Overall the FileCalendar app is a solid offering for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone and definitely carries value with it. I see this as being more useful for those who rely heavily on their calendar for scheduling meetings and appointments where there are supportive documents/files involved. Thanks to the fact it is so smooth, reliable, and user-friendly, I can quickly see this becoming a favorite app for people to use in order to stay organize, well-managed, and productive.

FileCalendar - Manage calendar events & add files

Free
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Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.