Switch to iPad: Issue 102
A few weeks with Readdle’s Calendars app 🗓
How are you? How’s your schedule? Mine is finally calming down, after a horrendous spring, and then an equally taxing start to the summer. The former was due to work, the latter more of a personal nature. I wouldn’t have gotten through any of it if it weren’t for some rigorous planning, scheduling, and being prepared for failures with fallbacks.
A lot of that, in practice, happens in the calendar. I schedule and plan across three tools, which is one too many, but that’s where I am.
To-do lists are key for me. I use Reminders, not because it’s the best one out there, but thanks to the Siri integration, and support across plenty of apps.
I plan in my calendar, blocking time to manage my tasks, and to manage meetings and calls, obviously.
We use Basecamp at Divide & Conquer, so there are some to-dos scattered there too, unfortunately.
Everything that really needs to get done at a certain time ends up in the calendar. Time-blocking isn’t for everyone, or even everything, but to me, it’s the only thing that works when things go sideways. It’s crucial when I’ve got too much on my plate, or when life hits you with something sad.
The consensus among Apple enthusiasts is that Fantastical is the best calendar app out there. It’s great, I like it for plenty of reasons, but I also found that it performed worse than the default app with my numerous Google accounts. You might remember that I switched to the default Calendar app a while back, with the promise that I’d try some other calendar apps as well. That’s what I did, and that’s why I’m writing about Readdle’s Calendars app.
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