VigCal is The Ultimate OS X Calendar
We all try to be as organized as we possibly can, even though many of us fail at this task. After all, there are several built-in productivity apps on any smartphone, where Apple has decided to split out these apps across its Calendar, Reminders, and Notes.
Even though all of these three apps are great in their own way (especially Notes after having received an overhauled interface in iOS 9), this does not seem like a good idea. In many cases, activities and appointments are often interrelated, making it tiresome to keep track of all three apps.
A young team at VigStore has decided to take on a challenge of creating an app that combines several productivity-related apps into one. An app called VigCal is already available for different Apple-made devices, so you can use it on your iPhone, iPad, and even on your Mac. Let’s see what VigCal is all about as we will be taking a look at its OS X version.
As its name says, this is not just another calendar app, but instead an organizer for your life. Still, its calendar is the main aspect, from which you can access your lists with checkboxes and full-fledged notes. When it comes to adding a new item, simply click within the app, in the location where you want to add an entry, even though you can use the “+” button in the top right corner.
What also needs to be highlighted is that the VigCal supports both lists and notes. However, these lists and notes come with rich formatting, where you can add text, photos, videos, or even drawings.
Among the options that are offered while adding a new entry, you can find numerous different types of data that you can enter. For example, you can add a Google Maps location, invite other people, as well as use contextual labels.
These labels are a good way to organize your schedule using a simple filter to preview your upcoming tasks, even though they have other implications as well. Once you are done, you will get to see your newly created entry in the calendar view.
Your calendar can be previewed in several different ways. You can choose from several views like day, week, month, or list. Furthermore, you can group your upcoming tasks by their date, context, tag, location, or invited contacts. Needless to say, VigCal comes with a very rich preferences menu, where you can set up when your weekday starts, your working hours, and much more.
You can also make links towards photos, videos, as well as any kind of document that can be on your computer, iOS device, or on the Web.
VigCal can be downloaded free of charge to your OSX and iOS devices. However, you can see this free version as a trial, since you will not be able to enjoy all of its features. The full version, priced at $4.99, unlocks syncing between different devices, linking to files, as well as other tools that seem highly usable.
VigCal has done a good job of integrating several applications into one and offering easy-to-use interface. Even though it will take some time until you learn the ropes and see numerous possibilities, VigCal is certainly worth the price.