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Simple Calendar starts the new month with an update for transparent Live Tiles and more

Simple Calendar

Simple Calendar is a minimalist calendar client with a focus on content as opposed to cluttering the UI, much like Windows Phone in general. This latest release isn't a massive upgrade to the experience, but does include new features opening up new functionality. We've previously highlighted Simple Calendar for its simply stunning use of the Modern UI, especially regarding the Live Tiles. Speaking of which, head past the break to see what's new.

Version 3.2.1 includes the following:

  • Tiles can have different background colours or be transparent
  • Combine Frodo (available for free until the end of February) & Gob premium tiles into one tile

Simple Calendar

The ability to combine both Frodo and Gob premium tiles together is a neat improvement, not to mention the transparent Live Tile backgrounds to better stand out against the array of apps sharing the same screen. We strongly urge you to check out Simple Calendar, especially if you're searching for a replacement for the Microsoft Calendar app.

​You can download Simple Calendar from the Windows Phone Store for free.

QR: Simple Calendar

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diktea says:

have no idea why 'Private Appointments' should appear so much
Second. it should have synced with facebook... or do i miss out the way to do it..????
i see option for hotmail and gmail only

Rich Edmonds says:

Hide the private appointments in the settings, which should remove them from view. I've not attempted to synchronise with Facebook (can't stand the social network), so can't help there.

Tafsern says:

But I want to show my actual private appointments, and as long as no third party app is allowed to do that, it's pretty much useless for me.
I really wish MS makes it possible in WP8.1!

Concerning the 'Private Appointments' I think all you need to do is disable the "Show all day appointments" option. As for the Facebook info I have not seend any info either, I think it's not supported yet.

bono5112 says:

Pretty sure Cal is the only app that sync's with FB

Mads Knudsen says:

Chronos calender sync's with FB. And there are no 'Private Appointments'. All other calendars I have tried shows my birthdaycalendar as 'Private Appointments' but not Chronos.
And with Chronos I can add appointment's to my outlook. And if you do some ninja tricks it will even sync with iPad and Android calendars.
So until MS makes a better calendar or make it open for dev's I stick to Chronos

bono5112 says:

I forgot about Chronos, thanks for the heads up

I wish all my tiles were transparent

TripsG says:

Not sure why the Frodo I already purchased now says TRAIL across the face of my live tile. I made no changes but it acts like this is new. Thougths?

Munkeyphyst says:

Redownload, it'll recognize you've purchased before it will show as free

TripsG says:

Nope, uninstalled the app completely and it still says TRAIL across the Frodo/Translucent setting, which is what I had pre- update. This stinks...

Munkeyphyst says:

You misunderstood me, sorry. From within the app, tap on the "trial" and select to purchase it. If you have paid for the in app purchase in the past, the app will recognized this and the price will be free

TripsG says:

Ah, my mistake. Done and done. Thanks for the quick response. Looks fantastic again!

Micah Dawson says:

This app is nice and I love it's tile but I can't stand the "Private appointments" bs it gives me in this app. I stopped using it and I now use Cal which is the best in my opinion.

Rich Edmonds says:

Simply hide them in the settings, annoyed me too.

Micah Dawson says:

Awesome thanks rich. Though for some reason simple calendar seems a bit laggy compared to cal.

Rich Edmonds says:

No worries and yeah I've noticed this too, especially when attempting to browse around at appointments in a hurry. I guess we need updates to make the app "appear faster" :-)

Cal is perfect. Much easier on the eyes

They post more about this app than any other one I swear... U guys must rele like it. I dont even use the stock app.

O and WhatsApp... Both pointless to me.

greg2k says:

Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile are pointless to me...

Aashish13 says:

On wpcentral, editors post small news and even the breaking news and like Windows phone 8.1 and other apps. It may not be useful to u but to someone.

I know. And its a good thing. The news I wana see is 8.1 tho ;)

You guys do a good job. But hey, you dont need me to tell you that.

dalydose says:

Why do you keep clicking on the stories? Do you just like announcing to the world what you think is "useless"?

Rich Edmonds says:

Heh, it's a superb calendar app. We rely on calendars ourselves so it makes sense to highlight the more feature-rich and better looking apps out there :-)

It does look nice. I dont need a calendar as much as I need a way to organize clients info. Without actually adding them to my contact list. Number, email... Website maybe and products I sold to them etc. A way to bulk email them would be awesome too. Maybe there's a desktop app for this I just haven't looked into it. I dont need a bank app as most transactions are cash

ThePKReddy says:

You must not have a job...

I own a business. I remember my schedule I dont need a phone to tell me what I was supposed to do lol. Sheesh. Thats why my business thrives. I utilize technology to improve business. I dont expect it to actually do the work for me. Maybe the calculator ;) I made $100k last year and I work for myself. No boss. Never had one. No workers. No teachers. Every year my profits double. Im 24. No college. I simply learned. Reading is learning as I always say

ladydias says:

Lots of respect for that. There are many things that you can pick up if you take the time to read. :-)

Why, thank you :) I hope that others can still get successful the old-fashion way. Takes alot of the stress out if you do it that way. I dont need to pay a tuition to give me a paper that says im smart.

EJP86 says:

Thanks, Rich!

Just updated, and am using a transparent tile now - Love it!

For some reason, though - My Gob is gone, and does not appear to be available for purchase? 

Anyone else have this happen? I'm only able to use Frodo. On Lumia 920, GDR3+Black.

sharpycl says:

Happened to me too. I'll try reinstalling it later. I don't use it but I did pay for it and want it there :)

Rich Edmonds says:

Yeah noticed it's not there too, reached out to the developer to see what's up. Will let you know!

Bob Kelso says:

It's missing on my 920\GDR3\Black since the update too, but surely it's redundant now, since Gob was basically a 'negative' or transparent version of Frodo!

Fadox says:

Guys im from Portugal but in my calendar it shows all US holidays. how do i "erase" them?

Byrese says:

This would be my calendar app if I would show my tasks. Oh well...back to the default. Anybody know a calendar all that syncs with outlook tasks or a good tasks app that syncs?

jlanzac says:

Still somethings to improve: select the number or appointments to display in Frodo and more importante, the different colors should be per calendar and not per account. I have my company sharepoint with 5 calendars (one per project) and they are display in the same color, while in the MS calendar its a color for each one.

Please, try to also add the capability to update an entry. I have heard about other apps where you can do that

Loco5150 says:

Why MS does not allow edit O365 events inside the device??? Beause of that, basically all calendar apps are USELESS to me. Bunch of idiots at MS not suporting their own products 100%.

DJCBS says:

I still prefer Chronos Calendar. Still beats this one I think.

mildor says:

What those quick settings tiles are? How do I get them?

JudgeHolden says:

What the heck is Frodo? Or Gob?

Neither show up in the app store when I search "Frodo" or "Gob."

 

edit - oh, features of the program that you'd otherwise pay for...

BonzeUK says:

Is the 'Transparent' option new?  Thought it had always been there, unless I'd selected a black background for Frodo....

And yeah, Gob missing here too.

F4RiS says:

Nice Calendar

i m using it only for the Tiles

it misses a Month View Medium Tile, in my opinion

 

Plazma1 says:

What app is giving you those shortcut icons on the top row?

SnatchedIT says:

Which shortcut tiles are those seen in dat startscreen?

wnljp7 says:

It's Status Tiles

WP8 Only! :(

Sekyal says:

I only started using this Calendar the other day and while the Basic tile was nice, I really liked the Gob. So I just went to buy it, and it was free! According to the article I didn't think it was, but it was for me. 

F4RiS says:

Confirmed

May be a gift for us lol

Thanks to the Dev

mildor says:

What those quick system settings tiles are? Togles? How do I get them?

Bob Kelso says:

Gob and Frodo were offered free last week (as reported on WPCentral!).  Looks like the transparent option might have replaced Gob.

texas tk says:

I noticed several people complaining about the "private appointments" that get into this calendar.

This also happens with Super Calendar, and it isn't just all day appointments.

 

For some reason, some appointments get tagged as Private when they sync...from what I have seen.

I fix mine by going into the appointment in the WP Calendar and unchecking "private"

 

I haven't noticed a pattern to whiich appointments do this....like where they are created...

 

T

 

PS, sorry for replying to a reply...no time to fix it....