Cal by Any.do gets updated with full iOS 7 support

Back when we reviewed Cal by Any.do, we described it as the iOS 7 calendar experience before iOS 7 was released to the world. Now, the popular calendar app has been updated with proper, full blooded iOS 7 support.

It's not the first iOS 7 related update, and while it may have taken a little while, it got there in the end which is the main thing. Along with this, Any.do has thrown in a bunch of bug fixes, so if it sorts out any little nasties you've been seeing, let us know in the comments below.

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Cal by Any.do gets updated with full iOS 7 support

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Agh! I'm right there with you on this one...
I've been using Horizon for a while now and have just recently started using Fantastical 2. I've always wanted to use Apple's stock apps because I've felt they should offer the best integrated experience, but there's just something missing - It's, well, too simple.
If Apple would allow developers to modify their app icons, in the case os Fantastical 2, to display the day's number just as Apple's default calendar app does -I could hands down go with Fantastical 2 - which I seem to be enjoying quite well as of late.

I may be reading your question/response wrong; however, you can at least have the current days date show on the Fantastical 2 app icon in the form of notification bubble (think mail app icon notifications). Open the app--> click on settings (top left corner)--> App Icon Badge--> select what you want to see.. I also do wish that the App icon itself showed the date as the stock app does, but this is a decent alternative.

Yes, You're absolutely right. ;) In fact, right now that's how I have Fantastical 2 set up. I don't like that, though because it still makes me think there is a notification of some kind regarding that app when I see the "red badge of [iOS 6] courage [notification]". I feel it's far more elegant for the date to be displayed as Apple has implemented with their calendar app. That's what I'd like Fantastical to provide an option for, but as the developers have explained in their f.a.q. regarding Fantastical 2, Apple hasn't allowed them to do that.
... Maybe in a future update? I would love to hear [read] any developers more attuned as to why Apple may not allow this type of modification shed some light on this (if possible).

I think that question is begging for many very subjective answers. I think it really comes down to how you use your calendar. You might get better insight from others if you can tell us what calendar app (if any) you currently use.

Fantastical is a million times better than this app. Cal looks good, visually, but I find it very clunky to use. The scrolling on Fantastical is smooth and super quick. Cal is frigging clunky. Cal also crashes a lot, and I hate the art options. Seriously, give me a way to turn that silly crap off.

Loved using cal and any.do but found lack of web interface frustrating. The plugin for chrome isn't that great.

I ended up going back to stock reminders and calendar but do miss the look and feel of this one.

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Bought fantastical because everyone was raving about it! I never used it though lol. Depends on your needs I guess

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Lol, I did the same. I wonder how many devs get a nice push when a review or quick look of their product comes out.

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Just re-downloaded, thanks for the reminder about this app. I use Any.do daily and love how they work together. I only wish they were one app combined.

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Cal + AnyDo Task is a very good example of 2 apps working together. And they're both free to boot!

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Oh Lordy! Just checked it out since the update, it's quite the speedy bugger now. I like the swiftness and feel of the new Cal over Fantastical 2, but I still like the features of Fantastical 2 over Cal....tis why I have both.

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I'm currently using the Stock Calendar & Fantastical 2. I've installed Cal and un-installed it virtually straight away. I don't like how it doesn't separate Calenders into groups by provider making it hard to tell between my Hotmail, Outlook.com, Gmail & icloud Calendars. Also having to have pictures associated with the days is annoying, also I'd like to see the ability to use custom pictures from the Camera Roll added as well.

Just Installed Horizon, but the Weather feature is way out compared to the Stock Weather app built into iOS.

Still waiting on their mail app. It's suppose to be in the works and should be awesome if it's anything like the tasks and cal app.

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Waited for Fant. 2 and am really beginning to enjoy it. Haven't tried Cal, but some of the comments remind me that, I don't understand why Apple took the functionality it did out of its Reminders app. Specifically, I need the old permissions set so that a reminder can be seen by a select group of invitees and the person sharing the reminder can choose which invitees have permission to edit and which can read-only. I called Apple on this a long time ago and they said they felt they could/would bring it back, but nothing so far. What's kind if weird is that, if you're using Lion or earlier you can still setup those permissions with that much granularity, and those permissions are carried through into ML and Mavericks... but you can't access those features if you're sharing from OS 10.8 on up. Go figure.

I'm not a fan. I think the pictures are distracting. Also, I don't see how you can send event invites. I may have missed it bit either way it should not be difficult to find.

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I'm not a fan. I think the pictures are distracting. Also, I don't see how you can send event invites. I may have missed it bit either way it should not be difficult to find.

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Do any of these provide Siri support or is it just convention to use Siri to talk to the native cal or reminders app? Seems redundant to have four instead of two apps for two functions.

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