Apr 03 AT 4:01 PM Guest Blogger 14 Comments

Pure Calendar Widget: A perfect replacement for the native widget

For an individual that actively uses their Google calendar, the native widget tends to fall short of expectations. The native widget has no available options for the user to control and it only displays one event at a time. One viable replacement is the Pure Calendar widget, a highly customizable widget.

Pure Calendar provides a variety of different layout sizes (2×2, 2×3, 2×4, 3×2, 3×3, 3×4, 4×1, 4×2, 4×3, 4×4) to fit any user situation. Be sure that you have the size you want before you change the settings because the size cannot be changed once it is placed on the home screen. The visual look can also be changed by choosing one of the many available skins, and by changing the transparency of the widget.

As for the function of the calendar you can select which of your calendars you want to display. There is also support for those that use corporate calendars. In addition both Astrid and gTasks are compatible with the Pure Calendar.

There are many options that can be changed in the following categories: display format, calendar display options, tasks / to do list, events calendars and tasks colors, layout, and system options. With these settings the widget can be manipulated to function in the best way for each user.

Pure Calendar is available in the Android Market for €1.49 (about $2), and is brought to you by Francois DESLANDES (Koxx). The developer has four additional widgets available in the market (Pure Grid calendar, Weather forecast, Pure messenger, Pure music).

Reasons to purchase Pure Calendar:

  • Multitude of settings
  • Customizable layout
  • Multiple events on widget

Possible improvements to Pure Calendar:

  • Ability to change dimensions after widget is placed
  • Improve repeating events recognition

Final Verdict

The versatility of Pure Calendar widget is well worth the $2 charge. It is a perfect replacement for the native widget.

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Note: This review was submitted by Cole Loomis as part of our app review contest.

Source: Francois DESLANDES

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  • http://Website Frederik

    The biggest disappointment I have about the native widget is the fact that you cant scroll to the next month when working in listmode. You always have to switch back to month and then change it… stupid!

  • http://Website matt

    The android agenda widget is pretty good as well. Super customizable and able to do many sizes. Best off it is free.

  • http://Website Shanej

    Add one more thing to needs improvement. It you try and change one setting by editing the calendar, it erases all the settings you currently have. I’ve had this widget for a while

  • http://www.theblarg.com nathan118

    Or there is CalWidget for free!

    • http://Website Quasar

      That’s the one I use too. I like it.

  • http://Website Arun

    “Quick Calendar” on the market is awesome too. and is free.

  • http://Website Koxx

    Thanks for this interesting review.

    Many features are missing in free apps :
    - skins & transparency
    - direct event add with recurring possbility such as “every 2 weeks” (!!!)
    - tasks support
    - event viewer
    - and many other few things for fit user needs…

    For dimension change after widget insersion, unfortunately, Android doesn’t allow it.

  • http://Website devid

    I like “aniAgenda” more, which has weather info as well, and a full screen 2-year month view at handy.

  • Cole Loomis

    I have tried many different calendar widgets, including Android Agenda Widget and CalWidget. They all had there good points, but Pure Calendar is the one that fit right for me.

    @Koxx I appreciate the comment, and thank you for clearing up the dimension issue.

  • http://Website Dean

    I installed Pure Calender Widget and now my LED doesnt flash when i get my calendar alerts – anyone know why?

  • http://Website wondering

    Question: Are updates free after purchasing?

  • http://Website Pam Walker

    How do I make the time show up? For each even, that is ?

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