Android smartphones ship with a built-in calendar app. You either get the Google Calendar or custom ones made by the manufacturers such as Samsung and Lenovo. These default calendar apps get the work done for most users. However, if you're looking for more functional and sophisticated software, here are a few handful apps you should consider trying out.
Cal Cal is one of the best looking Calendar app for the Android platform. Rather than just organise your agenda, this app enables you to balance business and personal life in one place. Cal can sync with all of your current calendars including Google Calendar and Exchange. Thanks to widgets support, you can quickly review your day right from the homescreen. The application, not only notifies about your friend's birthday, but also gives you an option to wish him on Facebook wall or make a call. To make better use of the screen, Cal also supports landscape mode.
Sunrise If there's any calendar app that can challenge Cal in terms of aesthetics, it has to be Sunrise. The app offers agenda view and the 3-day view to have a quick glance at your schedule. It syncs perfectly with Google Calendar and iCloud. Sunrise offers on-time notifications about important events. Apart from your Android handser, you can even manage your Sunrise calendar from the web interface. You can access it from here. It's worth noting that the company has done a good job at delivering unified interface on these different platforms.
Jorte Calendar & Organizer Jorte is one robust calendar and organiser app. The app offers plenty of features and unmatched customisability. For instance, you can start off with an elegant black layout and then give it a Hello Kitty twist in no time. The app offers Monthly, Daily, and Weekly views. A count-down feature lets you view how many days to go before that important event takes place. There's a diary feature that allows users to jot down their daily activities. Jorte desn't feature much of colour coding, but important appointments are shown in red.
aCalendar Unlike Jorte, this neat calendar takes Google's colour coding to a next level. You get 48 colour options to highlight various events. The app navigation is quite smooth and is accompanied by decent transition effects. Like most calendar apps, aCalendar offers day, week and month view. It displays birthdays and anniversaries with photos. While setting up an event reminder, you get an option to choose font. Moreover, the app supports widgets. Other features worth mentioning are SMS and Email reminders, stylus compatibility, and support for swipe gestures.
DigiCal This calendar app plays nice with Google Calendar, Outlook.com and Exchange server. Digical comes with a light Android HOLO theme with no non-sense UI. The app offers six views such as day, week, agenda, month, text month, and list. Plus, you can switch between portrait and landscape mode. You can easily add locations to your appointments. The app also offers weather forecast for up to next 15 days. Digical is free, but it does nag you with a few ads. You can upgrade to ad-free premium version that offers a few more features including lock screen widgets and elaborate customisation.