Review: weekflow Calendar for iPhone: Use colors, grids, and gestures to better organize your schedule

weekflow calendar for iPhone review: Use colors, grids, and gestures to better organize your schedule

By Allyson Kazmucha, Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013 a 3:08 pm

weekflow calendar for iPhone review: Use colors, grids, and gestures to  better organize your schedule

weekflow for iPhone is a rather unique alternative calendar app that treats your schedule as somewhat of a live feed where you can endlessly scroll up and down through weeks. Different colors and the width of different days indicate at just a glance what days are the busiest. These elements combined with natural language support and a great use of gestures can potentially make for a unique alternative.You should check out www.onrecycle.co.uk if you are interested in sell your mobile .

The thing that caught my eye when I first came across weekflow was its unique use of the main view. For calendar fanatics, this is a make or break moment. Instead of having to toggle between week, day, and month views, literally everything you need is already there or only a single tap or pinch away. The numbers in the very left column indicate what month you’re currently viewing as you scroll.

Each row in weekflow is one calendar week. The width of each day indicates how busy each day is compared to the rest of the days in the week. Beyond that, color coding gives you an idea of which days have the most events compared to others.

Many people also like to see what events and appointments they have for a particular day and weekflow gives you multiple ways of obtaining that information. The most obvious is to toggle the list button in the lower right hand corner of the main view. A list view for whatever day you have selected will pop up and present you with events and appointments you have scheduled for that day. You can tap on different days in the top to view a different day or tap the list view button again to return to the main view.

You can also expand a week view by using a pinch to expand gesture. A view that shows all the events you have in a timetable for the whole week will appear. Tapping on any of the colored events will launch into that particular event’s details.

When it comes to event entry, weekflow supports natural language support in both English and German. Just type or speak something like “Call Rene tomorrow at noon” and weekflow will know what you mean and fill everything in for you. If you choose, you can use the regular entry screen as well. Another way of creating an event in weekflow is to be tap on a day and then drag your fingers outwards to specify a time that you’d like to create an event and it will appear gray to specify times. Adjust accordingly and release and the event creation screen will automatically launch with the time pre-filled.

The full entry input screen in weekflow lets you attach locations, set alarms, and more. Unfortunately, you can’t share events with another person inside weekflow but that isn’t really a limitation of the app itself but of Apple’s calendar API. Unless a developer wants to use their calendar event creation interface, they don’t give them access to share events. This would be true with other calendar apps as well.

The good

  • Unique interface unlike any other
  • The week stream really does show a lot of data efficiently in a small amount of space
  • Many ways to view and interact with your calendar without it feeling overwhelming
  • Matches the look and feel of iOS even better than the default Calendar app

The bad

  • No shared events, unfortunately it’s an Apple issue, not an issue with weekflow
  • It’s a unique interface that won’t suit everyone
  • No iPad version

The bottom line

weekflow has one of the most unique interfaces when it comes to alternative calendar apps that I think I’ve ever seen. Luckily, it is an interface that works. It may not be for everyone but if you like gestures and being able to see the largest amount of information you can in just a glance, weekflow may be a good option for you.

Source: imore.com

iPhone Sales 5s/5c sets New Record, nine million new iPhones sold!

CUPERTINO, California―September 23, 2013―Apple® today announced it has sold a record-breaking nine million new iPhone® 5s and iPhone 5c models, just three days after the launch of the new iPhones on September 20. In addition, more than 200 million iOS devices are now running the completely redesigned iOS 7, making it the fastest software upgrade in history. Both iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c are available in the US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK. Demand for iPhone 5s has exceeded the initial supply, and many online orders are scheduled to be shipped in the coming weeks.

“This is our best iPhone launch yet―more than nine million new iPhones sold―a new record for first weekend sales,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The demand for the new iPhones has been incredible, and while we’ve sold out of our initial supply of iPhone 5s, stores continue to receive new iPhone shipments regularly. We appreciate everyone’s patience and are working hard to build enough new iPhones for everyone.”

iPhone 5s redefines the best smartphone experience in the world with amazing new features all packed into a remarkable thin and light design, including the Apple-designed A7 64-bit chip, all-new 8 megapixel iSight® camera with True Tone flash and introducing Touch ID™, an innovative way to simply and securely unlock your phone with just the touch of a finger. iPhone 5c features an all-new design, packed with features users know and love like the beautiful 4-inch Retina® display, blazing fast performance of the A6 chip, and the 8 megapixel iSight camera—all while delivering great battery life.¹ iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c both offer more LTE bands² than any other smartphone in the world and include all-new FaceTime® HD cameras.

iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c feature iOS 7, the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone, featuring a stunning new user interface, completely redesigned with an elegant color palette, distinct, functional layers and subtle motion that make it feel more alive. iOS 7 has hundreds of great new features, including Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking, AirDrop®, enhanced Photos, Safari®, Siri® and introduces iTunes Radio℠, a free Internet radio service based on the music you listen to on iTunes®.³ Over 11 million unique listeners have already tuned in to iTunes Radio since launch with the most listened to song being “Hold On, We’re Going Home” by Drake.

Every customer who buys an iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c at an Apple retail store will be offered free Personal Setup service, helping them customize their iPhone by setting up email, showing them new apps from the App Store℠ and more, so they’ll be up and running with their new iPhone before they leave the store. Customers can learn more about iOS 7 and their new device through new free workshops at all Apple retail stores worldwide. In the US, the new iPhones are available through AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, select Best Buy, RadioShack, Target and Walmart stores and Apple Authorized Resellers.

Pricing & Availability
iPhone 5s comes in gold, silver or space gray, and is available in the US for a suggested retail price of $199 (US) for the 16GB model and $299 (US) for the 32GB model and $399 (US) for the 64GB model.⁴ iPhone 5c comes in blue, green, pink, yellow and white and is available in the US for a suggested retail price of $99 (US) for the 16GB model and $199 (US) for the 32GB model.⁴ iPhone 5s cases are available in beige, black, blue, brown, yellow and (RED) for a suggested retail price of $39 (US) through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and select Authorized Apple Resellers. iPhone 5c cases are available in blue, green, pink, yellow, black and white for a suggested retail price of $29 (US) through theApple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and select Authorized Apple Resellers. iPhone 4s is also available for free (US) with a two-year contract.⁴

¹ Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.
² LTE is available through select carriers. Network speeds are dependent on carrier networks, check with your carrier for details.
³ iTunes Radio is available with iOS 7 in the US.
⁴ For qualified customers.

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