ile the stock Calendar option works, it still looks like it was built for Android Gingerbread. It’s sure to get a makeover by the time Android /a> comes out, but even then, it may not be enough for anyone that wants to do more with their calendar. Many apps in the ay Store interact with other services, have to-do lists, offer way more widget options than what has built. l of the following choices work with Calendar Microsoft Exchange, along with other cloud accounts, so you can keep all your appointments in one calendar app. 


If you had to pick one from the batch to start with today, go with Sunrise. It has an excellent design, works with Calendar, Exchange, even iCloud (which you’re probably not using if you have an Android phone, but hey, it’s there). Even better is how it integrates with other services. For example, connect it to Facebook so your events automatically pop into your calendar. You also can plug it in to Todoist, Trello, Github, Evernote, a growing list of other platforms. So if you add in a deadline in Todoist it will be right there in your Sunrise calendar. Sunrise has also done a good job building a desktop component that keeps the same look feel regardless of platform: it has apps for Chrome, Mac, iOS (unfortunately not for ndows), keeping the interface consistent across platforms.


SolCalendar loosens the tie on the calendar experience, dropping in fun stickers along with good design attractive weather reports.  It uses a lot of pinching swiping gestures to navigate the interface. Fortunately there’s helpful pop-up banners that tutor you along the way. You also can get a quick glance of your day with the Agenda view or use SolCalendar as a to-do list that syncs with Tasks, though you have to wonder when will kill that service off in favor of  Keep. The month view gets a little cramped, but you can quickly switch over to a weekly outlook. If you scroll ahead a few months quickly get back to the present by hitting the Today button. SolCalendar has the most extensive number of widgets, including everything from full-page choices to a birthday countdown. More than likely you’ll find one to your liking.


If you desire maximum eye cy from your calendar you’ll want to go with Cal. It allows you to choose what kind of picture you want in the background of the calendar, with art, fashion, lscape, food among the choices. Cal is committed to this feature; you have to pick at least one to use the app. It’s built by, which has an equally good-looking task manager. If you use then Cal is a good cidate as it syncs up with your tasks.  It doesn’t have the smorgasbord of features found in other apps on this list, but matches the team’s minimalist approach. It also has only one widget choice, which may not satisfy you if you constantly experiment with your phone layout.


CalenMob got its start on iOS by offering a more robust alternative to the underwhelming stock calendar app. ke SolCalendar, CalenMob it is packed with features widget options, making it a good alternative for anyone who wants their calendar to do more than just keep track of events. It also works offline, has a to-do list, several different calendar agenda views. It even has the lunar calendar if you really must know if the moon is waxing or waning when planning out your week. CalenMob o is $5, which may feel steep when compared to all the free alternatives. Fortunately there is a trial version so you can give it a whirl before taking the plunge.