257 of 274 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for my needs
I purchased this to sync with my Google Calendar, which I've used on my desktop for years. I run 6 separate calendars for our very busy family and I can now see all of them on my Kindle Fire whether I have WiFi or not. I'm very happy with this product.
Published on November 18, 2011 by Suzanne Hegarty
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Poor start - won't sync with my Google Calendar
So far no luck with getting this APP to sync with my Google Calendar. That is the only reason to have this APP and I am still working to get it to work. Anybody know the trick????
Published 19 months ago by John A. Rauschkolb
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257 of 274 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for my needs,
This review is from: CalenGoo (App)I purchased this to sync with my Google Calendar, which I've used on my desktop for years. I run 6 separate calendars for our very busy family and I can now see all of them on my Kindle Fire whether I have WiFi or not. I'm very happy with this product.
201 of 220 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Calendar App for Android,
This review is from: CalenGoo (App)I have tried several Calendar apps, and even abandoned my old steadfast PocketInformant for CalenGoo. I only wish I would have found this one first! While best for users who already rely on Google Calendar, this app syncs and updates Google Tasks and Google Calendar seamlessly and without issues and it has many customization options: colours, backgrounds, fonts -- you can even use Google's Icon set. One of the great benefits of Calengoo are the WIDGETS (numerous to choose from) and the ability to create recurring (and oddly recurring) tasks (great feature no one has!) and appointments/events. Need to schedule an appointment every 3 weeks on a Monday and Tuesday? You can do it in Calengoo. The screenshots don't live up to the simple and attractive look of the program; again ALL colours can be customised so you can spruce it up for the holidays if you're so inclined). Great job on this calendar.
(if you don't like Google Calendar - it works with the internal Android calendar as well)
142 of 156 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars None Better,
This review is from: CalenGoo (App)Couldn't have worked better on the Fire. Does everything I need including syncing both ways, editing, etc. Actually, I was surprised. And very pleased.
31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 'Best of' for Fire, but still with faults.,
This review is from: CalenGoo (App)This review is primarily for Kindle Fire (KF).
I have been using Google Calendar (gCal) for years, since the moment they put it out actually. I have come to love it for a variety of reasons. I don't do smart phones (for now) so the ability to use SMS for various gCal functions was what sold it to me. That is, until I got my KF.
Once I got my beloved Kindle Fire, this was one of the apps I specifically looked for, since I was already using gCal. SMS was great, but I felt this would be so much better. Happily I found that it is.
This pretty much has all the functions that the web version offers, but for KF this is essential for offline accessibility. Additional tablet features (that gCal doesn't have) offer a rich set of wonderful settings that are just too numerous to list here. That goes for Pros as well. There are too many pros to list so just suffice it to say, that pros are many and amazingly wonderful.
All that said, this loses a star for a couple of annoyances.
# Unlike the official Google web version, the day and week views do not display the end times of appointments, or events. This is essential. When I open the app, it's usually to schedule another appointment. I need to be able to see, in one fell swoop, what times I have open. I cannot fathom why it is written this way because it isn't like there isn't plenty of room for it, because there is more than enough room to add end times.
# There is no option to sync in the background. It does have a "force refresh" option on startup of the app, but most apps that have web sync options usually give you the option to sync X minutes, hours or times per day. When I'm at home, I use the web version, so it would be one less headache if I didn't have to remember to sync before leaving the house.
All in all, this is great and helpful but just be aware of its faults as well.
21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!,
This review is from: CalenGoo (App)This is what the Google calendar & tasks should be; particularly tasks. Google tasks are relatively lame not allowing categorization or prioritization. Okay, Google does allow multiple lists which in a way can be used to categorize tasks, but YOU CAN ONLY VIEW ONE LIST AT A TIME. Aaaarrrgh. Calengoo uses lists (like Google), but has multiple views that allow the lists to be viewed in a consecutive stream in Tasks or combined in the Agenda view. You can also choose whether to show all tasks in the various calendar views. AND you can prioritize tasks in a 1-5 format and they're displayed accordingly. Excellent implementation. So now my Google tasks and calendar are extremely usable on my Android phone and Android Kindle, but the implementation on my real laptop computer running Windows is still the same lame implementation of the native Google apps. Until i came across a program called Bluestack which I installed (free) on my laptop. Bluestack allows you to run your Android apps on a Windows based computer, so now I have the functionality of Calengoo on my Windows laptop - does it get any better?
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly What I Was Looking For!,
This review is from: CalenGoo (App)Since Google Calendars is not available for the Kindle Fire, it took me quite a while to find a calendar app that had similar functionality and didn't require a continuous Internet connection. I'm very happy to say I found it with this app! It has all the functionality I need and I love the way it is laid out...very user-friendly! Great buy!
21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Indispensible if you have a Kindle Fire and use Google Calendar,
This review is from: CalenGoo (App)Before my Kindle Fire arrived, I presumed I would be running Pocket Informant to manage my schedule. (Indeed, one of my main reasons for buying the Fire was to have a larger view of my calendar.) Although Pocket Informant is available for Android, it is incompataible with the Fire. (From webis support: "Since the Kindle Fire doesn't have a native Android calendar, PIA as it is will not work on that device. There has been some discussion about direct sync to Google in a future version for other reasons, but direct sync to Google will not be available until after v2.0 is released.")
CalenGoo came to the rescue. The synchronization is perfect. (If you use 2-step verification for your Google account, you will need to use an application-specific password. But if you use 2-step verification, you know this is no big deal.) Even the colors you use for your Google calendars are reproduced in CalenGoo. Several views are available, of which I find the "landscape day" and "agenda" views the most useful.
One side effect of the missing Android calendar on the Fire was that times in the "agenda" view would not display in 24-hour format. An email to the developer generated a prompt and helpful response. There was was a work-around in the next release, which was only a week later.
In summary: a great app with great support that address a major gap on the Kindle Fire. CalenGoo is worth every penny.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome app and great support,
This review is from: CalenGoo (App)I paid the $6 last spring and couldn't be happier w this calendar - it's my most-used app. The task manager is the best Google front-end; and the whole interface is professional-looking and easy to use. The tech support is best I've ever had w any Droid app.
There's a thorough website w walkthroughs (and a good search engine) to help you customize the calendar to heart's content, but I found the app intuitive out-of-the-box.
Most importantly, it's reliable. Tech support is reliable. And Calengoo is updated fairly regularly, but the updates are well-tested and non-intrusive so you don't have to worry about big changes or buggy releases.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Calendar App!!,
This review is from: CalenGoo (App)I bought this calendar app for my iPod Touch (before I got my Android phone) and was so excited when it became available on Android! I've had it ever since it initially came out in Beta -- developer response is fantastic. Very responsive to problems/questions. Integrates seamlessly with Google Calendar and all the colors/linked calendars look exactly like they do on Google Calendar. I don't use the widgets, so can't speak to those, but I have been *thrilled* with this app. I keep "my life" out on google calendar -- this lets me take my calendar with me anywhere, with the same look/feel as what I see on my PC. HIGHLY recommend it!
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, especially for Kindle Fire,
This review is from: CalenGoo (App)This is an great calendar app, and is the "killer app" for me for the Kindle Fire. I considered purchasing a Kindle Fire for quite some time (I already owned a Kindle Keyboard), but the lack of the Android calendar system put me off. I then discovered this app, which can use the Android calendar system or sync directly with Google Calendar. I purchased this app and tried it out on my Android phone. I found it to be just as functional -- if not more so -- than the app I was using. It helped me decide to buy the Kindle Fire, and I have been very pleased. Being able to view and update my calendar when not at home is critical, and the Fire's large screen is much more pleasant to use than my phone's tiny screen.
Synchronizing directly with Google has an added benefit. The Android system calendar "drops" past events after a certain time, so using your old calendar entries to help remember something may be impossible. Calengoo (at least when synchronizing directly with Google) allows the user to configure the time frame from which to keep entries. I keep all of mine and my Kindle Fire has no trouble handling the 10+ years of calendar data.
If you have a Kindle Fire and need a calendar app, this is a "must have" item. Even if you have a phone that already has calendar options, this app is well worth considering.
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