We know about the recent demise of Sunrise calendar which is being merged into the Microsoft Outlook systems as I write. In order to keep your busy event filled life in order, you need a good calendar App to help you keep track of things. Here are three great calendar app alternatives for you to look at, that sync with Google. You might even find a new favourite in the mix!

Calendars by Readdle

Calendars are available on the iTunes App Store for free and has a neat set of features for your Apple devices that bring extended calendar functionality but most importantly, will sync with your Google calendar. Here is why you should look at Calendars by Readdle:

  • Fast Google Sync
  • Free!
  • Drag & Drop events interface
  • Manage events both on and offline
  • Easy to use search function
  • Optimised for iPad
  • Elegant and easy to use Interface


aCalendar is the Android answer to Calendars By Readdle. You’ll find the same feature set in this App, and it is available from the Android app store. Here are a few neat features for you to consider for the Android users out there.

  • Free!
  • Colour based event tracking
  • Takes birthdays from your contact list (handy!)
  • Easy to navigate
  • Intuitive interface design
  • Agenda view and widget
  • Rated 4.4/5 on Google Play

There is a paid version of this App which removes the advertisement and enhances some features which are worth checking out if you need / like the extras.


Cal is our hybrid and is available for both iOS and Android based devices. This is the best option if you own both systems, and want to have an App that looks and feels the same when you cross from one system to another.

Here are a few cool features from this offering.

  • Simple yet stylish design
  • Real time sync with Google Calendar
  • Widget for Android
  • Built in Google Maps functionality for navigation
  • Easy to set up reminders
  • Free!
  •  9 photo themes

While the hybrid option is free, there are some reviews which claim the App is a little confusing. You can’t have cross platform perfection these days because some areas of design have to give up a little in order to be the same on both systems.

In any case, it’s worth a look at the Android version here and the iOS version can be found on the App Store here.

Do you have a calendar App that you want to add to the list? Please leave a comment in the comment section below.