What are the best alternatives to Google Calendar?

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    #1aCalendar

    aCalendar
    This is a calendar app for business users on the Android platform that hits all the basics, making it easy to toggle between day, week, month and year views, and it has plenty of options to set reminders and notifications.
    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Juan Antonio Mercado
    Written on April 14, 2017
    "I am addicted to planning and scheduling, and spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars on art supplies. Being that i'm now unemployed, I need a cheaper alternative. I was recommended Google Calendar, but I hated the interface and lack of personalization tools. A friend recommended I download aCalendar, and i'm so glad I did! Not only is the app free, but it comes with the ability to add birthdays, color-code events, and even transforms event information into a QR code that i can share with friends! I did buy a few features from their store, and was pleasantly surprised to see that 10% of the apps revenue goes towards rain forest conservation. How cool is that? Over all, i'd give this app 11/10 if i could. I can't live without it!!"
  2. 15

    #2Fantastical 2

    Fantastical 2

    Fantastical 2 is a calendar app for iOS and Mac. It includes Reminders! which notifies you of your scheduled activities, a new parser feature that organizes your activities with keywords, and a user-friendly interface. 

    Apps

    iOS, Mac

    $4.99

    Heather Bradley
    Written on June 25, 2018
    "I purchased this app for my iPhone X because my friends told me so, and I wasn't even upset, didn't even regret it. This is like a Google Calendar in iOS version, (since it's only available for ios users out there) i always create events and this one perfectly lets me invite participants. I also get notified when they decline :( this is very easy to navigate, and it works pretty well with iphone. :)"
  3. 12

    #3DigiCal Calendar Agenda

    DigiCal Calendar Agenda
    DigiCal Calendar Agenda is a simple, intuitive, flexible and customizable calendar app designed for your Android device.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Evelyn Weber
    Written on June 25, 2018
    "i used to love google calendar but when it changed and added features, i just find it pretty difficult to use, so i looked for other alternatives. DigiCal gave me the features i need, it is quite similar to google calendar, but this one's not soo difficult to use especially i'm not the type who would patiently try each and every feature it gives. i would recommend this app, the only thing is that i can't download it on my ipad. it's only for android devices .. :("

DID YOU KNOW

Did you know that despite the fact that the Gregorian Calendar that was named after Pope Gregory XIII who introduced it, it received a fair share of skeptic criticism from Protestants before it was adopted by many countries? It was believed to have been the product of some antichrist cults. The spread of the Gregorian calendar might not have been fast but eventually, it became ubiquitous after its spread in Roman Catholic countries in Europe in 1582. The last country to adopt was Greece in 1923. Interestingly, although the Gregorian is the official calendar that is used for business and recording dates, 6 other regular calendars exists, such as the Chinese Calendar—which is used by Chinese to track their festivals—the Hebrew Calendar, the Islamic Calendar, the Persian Calendar, the Ethiopian Calendar, and the Balinese Pawukon. On one hand, as interesting as the origin of the names of the first eight months of the Gregorian calendar (they are named after the gods, goddesses, festivals, and rulers in Rome), the Mayan civilization is one of the most interesting chapters of the human history—especially their calendar. In fact, on December 21, 2012, the “Great Cycle” of the Mayan calendar has ended and there had been predictions that the world would end as soon as the Mayan calendar’s long count ends too. Although the 2012 Phenomenon was proven wrong, unprecedented developments in Astronomy were made—thanks to the Mayans!

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    #4Dawn Calendar

    Dawn Calendar

    Dawn Calendar is an iOS app that allows users to organize their tasks and events in their everyday activities. This app is also a tool for reminders, subtasks, to-dos, and more.

    Apps

    iOS

    $3.99

    Amanda Hart
    Written on June 25, 2018
    "I like how this app is designed, it is close to the calendar version of iPhone but with features similar to Google Calendar. As a Sales Executive who always have meetings with clients, this app is very reliable. It is always encouraging to update calendars like these because of its elegant design. Setting meetings and appointments isn't difficult after all :D"
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    #5Boxer Calendar

    Boxer Calendar
    This calendar app brings the beauty of Material Design and the well-known ease and usability from Boxer Email to help you schedule your life with ease and style.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Brenda Simpson
    Written on June 25, 2018
    "i find this much cleaner when it comes to interface compared to that of Google Calendar. I can invite my friends with the appointments i make, and i find this flexible coz my other calendars have automatically linked into this app.. i sitll use google calendar though because my work requires me to. "
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    #6Simpliday

    Simpliday

    Simpliday is designed for meetings, reminders, and email all in a single app. It can be used to share meetings, assign reminders and create descriptions, and so on. This app can also be connected to Google Drive, iCloud, and more.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    James Ryan
    Written on April 6, 2017
    "While using Google Calendar, I ran into a few issues. Some being the user friendliness of the app. So I looked for a better solution and I luckily found Simpliday. The interface and functionality are as good or even better than Google Calendar. I love the drag-and-drop feature of Simpliday. It makes the app that much more easier to use. Everyone should give this a try."
  4. 9

    #7Todo

    Todo
    A a powerful and intuitive task manager specialized in repeating tasks and multi-level sub-tasking.
    Software

    Windows

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Brandon West
    Written on January 22, 2017
    "On the front page of the app: Todo is a powerful and intuitive task manager. I mostly agree with this statement. Indeed Todo is powerful. Take something similar like Google calendar, which organizes what you want when you want it. To-do has so many more, extensive, needed features, such as repeating tasks, sub-tasking, and customization. Todo has many more resources, but the caveat is that it might take some time to get used to it. Todo may not be as intuitive as it says it is, and a little bit of googling, and guessing will be needed when first using Todo. But once you master the basic functions, Todo is definitively a stepup from other free online organizers. "
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    #8Wunderlist

    Wunderlist

    Wunderlist is a free to-do list and task tool available for Apple, Android, and Windows devices. It helps you organize your life along with professional collaborative work as it can be shared with your family, friends, and colleagues. Through this, you can organize your projects anywhere. 

    Apps

    Web, Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Free

    Adam Moore
    Written on April 27, 2017
    "When I wanted to move away from the Google suite of apps I looked through a bunch of schedulers/to do apps and none were better than Wunderlist. The interface is super intuitive and it has all the features you'd expect and more. I really like all the different notification settings there are."
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    #9Today Calendar Pro

    Today Calendar Pro
    Today is a calendar app for Android that aims to present you with a modern and streamlined view of your schedule.

    Apps

    Android

    $4.49- Free trial available.

    Charles Ramos
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "For those familiar with Google's stock Calendar application, Today Calendar Pro is based very similar to it, with modifications to the user interface and functionality. Many views have improved aesthetics, and there are two new views that combine agenda and month views in a unique way."
  7. 6

    #10Everyday

    Everyday
    EveryDay is a simple and functional to-do list and task management app. A beautiful minimalist design helps you focus on getting things done. You don't need to sign up either.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Jose Gomez
    Written on April 17, 2017
    "This app is great for people like myself who like to be super organized or simply remind themselves of tasks needed to be complete or appointments reminders. Five stars all around and a much better alternative than using my mobile phone calendar."
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    #11Lightning Calendar (Firefox)

    Lightning Calendar (Firefox)
    You can organize your schedule and life's important events in this calendar Add-on integrated with Thunderbird email.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Nathan White
    Written on September 8, 2017
    "This is a tough one. If I'm looking for a better alternative to Google Calendar, but this means I must a) already have a Thunderbird email or b) sign up for a Thunderbird email. The solution mentions the function of a lightning Calendar, but these seem like characteristics most if not all calendar apps would have. The solution should mention why Lightning Calendar is superior to others (in part to justify the thunderbird account)"
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    #12Clear

    Clear

    Clear is a colorful app to help you to keep on top of your tasks. Simple gestures create, rearrange and tick off your to-dos, and you can create separate lists to ensure your shopping and working duties aren't jumbled together.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Nicholas Scott
    Written on January 15, 2017
    "This application Clear was very vague for me to start with but after using it a couple times I can not live without it! I am someone who relies on a calendar to plan and execute my tasks but using Google Calendar I was never consistent with that. Clear gave me something that was simple and easy to remember which made my life 10 times easier. Clear is definitely capable of replacing Google Calendar with many more features which makes it my favorite Calendar App."
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    #13Jorte Calendar & Organizer

    Jorte Calendar & Organizer
    Jorte Calendar is an app which is designed for keeping track of daily schedules and events. It allows users to sync iOS calendar, Google calendar, and more. It also lets users view and tweak their schedule in a variety of ways.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Aarav Rao
    Written on February 11, 2017
    "For the longest time I was using Google calendar. Google calendar is good but for me I needed something more. A friend showed me his Jorte Calendar & Organizer. Turns out it works with Google calendar to customize it in ways I was unable to do before. The color schemes are pleasant and vibrant. I am very happy I tried it because I thought calendars were boring until I tried it. "
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    #14OnceADay

    OnceADay
    OnceADay is an online calendar where you can write your notes, to-do lists and even set the hours spent for sports, calories intake, bottles of water and milk which are drank, pain level and your weight in kilogram.
    Online Tools

    Free

    Jerzy Il
    Written on February 25, 2019
    "Onceaday is definitely the simplest one. Its one of the websites to open and work, no need for registration or learn the layout. Its month layout, and tiles approach that works like in activity trackers makes it indeed a huge time saver to be used once a day."

Summary

Best What are the best alternatives to Google Calendar
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1aCalendarApps 19 Free
2Fantastical 2Apps 15 Paid
3DigiCal Calendar AgendaApps 12 Free
4Dawn CalendarApps 12 Paid
5Boxer CalendarApps 11 Free
6SimplidayApps 10 Free
7TodoSoftware 9 Free
8WunderlistApps 9 Free
9Today Calendar ProApps 8 Paid
10EverydayApps 6 Free
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