What you need to know
- Popular calendar app Calendars has a new update.
- It adds support for adding video call details to meetings.
- You can see a teammate's availability and more.
Apple's own Calendar app has its uses but if you want to really take control of your time you need something a bit more powerful. Calendars by Readdle is one option and it's a popular one at that. It's getting stronger all the time as well, with a new update adding video calling features and more.
The headline addition is the ability to add video call details right into a meeting entry within Calendars. Zoom, Google Hangouts, and GoToMeeting are all supported and a call is never more than a tap away.
Users can also now see their teammates' availability and even add their schedules to their own calendar. That sounds horrific to me, but I can imagine it makes tons of sense if you have a proper job and work with lots of different people.
Other improvements include the arrival of notifications ensuring you'll never miss a meeting invite as well as an improved workflow for creating new calendar events. Readdle is even keeping its conferencing tool integration free for everyone – for now at least – to help users work remotely.
The updated Calendars can be downloaded from the App Store (opens in new tab) for free with in-app purchases available.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
This is my calendar app of choice now, since Fantastical went down the scummy subscription route
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