Each month I highlight web or mobile apps that are useful to lawyers. Sometimes the apps are developed specifically for lawyers and other times I feature non-legal apps that are nevertheless interesting to lawyers.
Today’s app is Any.do’s Cal App. This is my favorite calendar app thus far–and I’ve tested out quite a few! I’ve been using it for a few weeks now and I’m hooked.
Cal connects with the native iOS app, Google Calendar, or any other calendar that you’ve set up on your mobile device. So no matter what calendar you use, you should be able to integrate your current calendar into this app.
The very first thing you’ll notice about this app is it’s clean, user-friendly interface, which is a huge selling point. But in addition to its intuitiveness, it’s incredibly functional and versatile.
You can connect the app with your contacts so that whenever you enter an event, such as “Meeting with Mary,” the app will search your address book and suggest contacts with that same name, which you can then link to the event. The app then automatically includes the contact information so that you can email or text him or her from within the event with just the touch of an icon.
You can also add a location and, once you’ve done so, the app suggests businesses that match the location. After you choose the correct business, a map appears along with a navigation button, so that you can then pull up turn-by-turn instructions via Google Maps.
And last but not least, this app integrates with Any.do’s awesome “to do” app that I wrote about last year and displays your task list at the bottom of each day’s events.
All in all, this is a great calendar app and I highly recommend it.