If you are productivity oriented user, a good calendar app is mandatory requirement. A perfect calendar could be the one having an attractive interface, one which is smart and active or it could be a simple sober old school calendar just meant to get the job done – all depending on your needs. Here are some of the best Android calendar apps and widgets which you can try.

Cal – Calendar Google/Exchange

Cal from the Any.do team is one of the best and visually stunning Android Calendar widget. The app allows you to add events, sync them across all major services, sync your any.do list, add smart maps, voice controls, add notifications and do a lot more.

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Background image changes everyday to keep things exciting. You can also add a minimalist widget on the home screen to keep you updated. This beautiful calendar app is available for free.

Google Calendar

The colorful Material design Google Calendar is beautiful and very efficient calendar app for those who are intrinsic part of Google ecosystem. The calendar can automatically add and sync events, invitations, etc from your Gmail and can import from all other popular calendar services.

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Google calendar is smart and that makes adding events a lot easier. You can simply add or say “dinner tomorrow at 8” and it will fill in the correct slot for you. Those who spend better part of their day staring at their PC screen can also download chrome app and chrome extension for better management.

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Sunrise Calendar

Sunrise calendar is another great calendar app for both android and iOS and has now been acquired by Microsoft. It isn’t as pretty as Cal or as color full as Lollipop Google Calendar, but has the right mix to attract sober productivity oriented audience and generic users.

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The apps greatest power is the ability to add accounts and sync with popular social media and several other applications. The app also adds weather info inside. A very simple widget allows you to monitor and operate it directly from the home screen.

UpTo

UpTo Calendar is a clutter free calendar which allows you to effectively manage and keep separate your personal and professional life. As the developer points out, UpTo calendar has two layers. The front layer is your existing calendar. The back layer includes calendars you follow based on your location, likes and interests.

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The app allows you to share individual events, follow TV shows, movie releases and other location specific events as part of the second layer. You can place UpTo Agenda and UpTo Month widget on home screen for quick access.

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Jorte

Jorte is a feature rich yet simple old school calendar app which allows you to sync with Google Calendar. This means you can benefit from Google calendar automatically adding events from your Gmail and other such features. You can also share and sync data on the cloud.

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You can easily add events and monitor them. The app also offers choice between several different widget sizes, with several customization options.

Conclusion

These are some of the versatile, efficient and free Android calendar apps with useful widgets, that you can use to keep your personal and professional life organized. If any other apps works for you better, share the knowledge in the comment section below.

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