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aikorob

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Android calendar app help
« on: March 12, 2017, 11:42:16 AM »
The Mrs. has dragged me kicking and screaming into the 21st century-----and I finally gave up my Palm phone. I am now the owner of a Blackberry Priv............and trying to learn all the Android quirks.
The biggest thing I am missing so far is a simple calendar/task app. What I had before allowed me to set recurring appointments with an alarm for each. For instance--alarm 5 minutes before time to clock out for lunch; at end of break times, etc.
I can load Outlook app----and set this up----but I don't want something that links to an email account.  Any suggestions?

Any other must have apps you guys are running?
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    Re: Android calendar app help
    « Reply #1 on: March 12, 2017, 12:26:02 PM »
    So I'm not sure if this will work since you mentioned you don't want it linked to an email account. But the default google calendar is quite good, you can share schedule IE Sarah and I have a calendar for each of us shared with color coding so I can keep track on her appointments in town etc. That way we can plan things a little easier. It also does all the recurring schedule stuff you're looking for along with changing the time it alerts you. Another perk is you can log into it on the website version and make changes etc and it's persistent across any devices tied to that account.

    Really I think that's the biggest advantage to the google setup, is the persistence across devices. My tablets, laptop, computers, phone etc all have the same information all the time.

    Must have apps for me:
    Tapatalk(it's a PITA compared to what it used to be, but better than other options IMHO)
    Facebook
    Facebook for pages(to respond to customer stuff on Facebook, only needed if you run a business type of facebook page)
    Messanger(also facebook but I do allot of talking via this with customers etc)
    OGYoutube(Youtube replacement that allows all sorts of stuff like leaving the audio running with the screen off etc)
    Wellsfargo app(manage my bank account and transfer funds, deposit checks etc)
    Package Buddy(tracking incoming packages)
    Drudge report(news etc)
    Weather channel app(Prefer this, allows me to pull forecast as well as radar)
    Yatse Remote(Remote control for my tv box using Kodi)
    Unified Remote(PC computer remote control, works well for all sorts of stuff)

    And there are probably more;) But those are the ones I use pretty much daily, and all I've had pretty good luck with. You'd have to sub your own for a few but that's the roles so to speak I use it in.

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    Re: Android calendar app help
    « Reply #2 on: March 12, 2017, 07:26:53 PM »
    Thanks Luke

    I should have explained my thoughts a little more clearly----but I think your choices are an example of those who have substituted their phone for a large part of the traditional computer role.

    First and foremost, my phone is used as a..............................phone---you know, to make and receive calls.
    I have very limited data (on purpose). Either at work or home, there is always a computer online---so I use that for news, blogs, youtube, email.
    I am not planning on adding any banking apps---I see no need to have that where every Tom, Dick, and Border Patrol agent can get to it.
    The few apps I have installed are locked down, and not continually broadcasting my location.
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    Re: Android calendar app help
    « Reply #3 on: March 12, 2017, 07:33:35 PM »
    Really allot of that is related to my internet issue, which is my internet comes in via Cell phone. Well I've got net through a phone going out to my computer network so I do use desktops etc. But my phone pretty much runs things as well because I have it on me;)

    But things like Wellsfargo's app, the main reason I've got that is the ability to deposit checks via the camera. So today I had a customer in the shop picking up a rig paid by check. So I took a picture with the app, set the amount and deposited the check. Before that was an option I had to go to town once every week or two and go to the bank and deposit business checks;) But it all depends on what you need, but for my use it saves me time and money doing it that way. And granted I use square for credit card processing and paypal for the same as well. But it saves me going to town;)

    I will say though even if you skip the rest I'd look hard at the calendar app since it really does work pretty well and I think should do what you want to do. Along with allowing you to edit things on the computer and update the phone. Even if you're going to toggle data on to update the calendar once in a while it still works well.

    On location not sure what version of Android it's running but the newer versions are allot easier to lock down permissions on apps with compared to past versions. Myself I've sort of given up on it, too many apps I use allot require location etc. But at the end of the day I'll never say what will work for you vs. me everyone is different;)

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    Re: Android calendar app help
    « Reply #4 on: March 13, 2017, 03:11:26 PM »
    you can add as many alarms to the clock app as you wish.  I travel a fair bit and this is really handy.  I just keep four different wake up alarms, one each for Manila, Delhi, Paris and home.

    As far as apps I use alot....

    solitaire by mobility ware
    Gunbroker
    Amazon
    fuelly
    gas buddy

    I stick with phones by google, so they come pre-loaded with all the google apps, those get heavy use as well.  You may want to check with organizations you affiliate with.  For instance, the LDS Church produces a slew of good apps for Mormons.
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