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| Pimlical/Android Features
grouping of items
selection of multiple items and then functions such as delete, advance,
both pre-event time and post-event time alarms
displays are essentially identical to Windows Desktop Version including
Day, Day+, Week, Week+, Month, Month+ and List Views
custom icons, fonts and colors on events
floating events and floating reminders
Timezones including separate Timezones for start/end of events
the native calendar database for assured compatibility, or local
database for security
linking of events to contacts and memos with quick access
creation of events from contacts using Call/Action Templates
Voice Entry (Just speak "7pm next Monday, dinner with Harry" and the
event "Dinner with Harry" will be scheduled at 7pm on the next Monday.
View automatically expands to accommodate events outside of normal hours
preferences to control what icons are displayed, what fonts are used.
resizing of font display with up/down strokes
left/right strokes switch between views or move to previous/next periods
function finds all events that match on text string, status, icon, date
Select which calendars are to be included in the
List of upcoming alarms shows all future alarms
that are schedule
command bar to navigate, insert commands, templates, etc.
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Undelete to recover recently deleted
meeting information with add/emailing
from contacts list
share icons, filters and preference files
with desktop version
sorted list of all currently used
locations for quicker selection of a location
full modification of repeat specification (frequency, end date etc.),
including ability to handle irregular repeat specifications
list of all separate instances of a repeat, including irregular repeats
dialog with custom times and snooze from start/end of event as well as
entry templates facilitate insertion of frequently used events
commands to handle common tasks such as Advance 1 Day, Find all items
in same group, save as Template, Go To Display/Due Date, toggle
tasks integrated in with calendar events (so tasks can have alarms and
all the attributes a calendar entry has (a separate tasks view for
non-chronological ordering is planned shortly, but a filter is now
provided to only display tasks and not appointments)
Details screen is driven by screen template using same command set as
Desktop version (power users can pick precisely which fonts/sizes and
which fields to display in that view).
Support for memos including sorting, filtering, searching, and
convenient import/export to other applications.
Pimlical/Android requires Android OS 2.3.3 or
later to be installed.
| User Comments
Along with a gazillion other Palm
users, I relied on this calendar for years as the best one available
for Palms. I am ecstatic that it is finally available on the Android
platform. It has many features, but my FAVORITE is the appt option for
a Floating Event on your calendar, so if you don't specifically check
it off, it automatically advances to the next day appts.
finest calendar program available for any operating system. (I-phone
users eat you heart out). More than just a place to jot appts.,
PimlicalA organizes, reminds, stores, classifies, provides structure
for time or date-related events. Its predecessors for more than a
decade have synchronized my mobile calendar with my office calendar
(Pimlical desktop), my partner's (Google) calendar & my wife's
(Outlook) calendar....even across time zones. It pays for itself very
Pimlical for Android rocks. None of the other calendar apps
on Google Play even come close for power users. I
should know. I have been using a version of this app since DateBk 3 or
4 on Palm.
availability of Pimlical for Android is the primary reason I prefer
Android OS devices to iPhone. It is by far the best and most flexible
and configurable calendar app available for Android, and I've tested
them all. I used its Palm OS predecessor, Datebk, in versions 2-6, and
Pimlical Android is the only Android app that even comes close to
Datebk6 functionality, plus it can be used stand-alone or sync either
to Google Calendar or by direct, non-cloud usb or wireless sync to its
companion desktop Pimlical, or both.
a quick line of thanks for turning my HTC
Desire from a nice toy to a useful tool. The calendar apps for android
were unbelievably poor until Pimlical
was issued. I have just downloaded it and have been trying it out and
it's wonderful. I can stop mourning for my Palm Centro with DateBook6
Your software is so much better than all the rest.
I used to use Datebk6 on my Palm and am so much happier now!
I was so very excited this morning when I saw that Pimlical for Android was
released. Last week I downloaded [Other Calendar Program] was less than
impressed and promptly deleted it prior to the exciting discovery.
Thank YOU CESD
This has been mentioned in a couple of threads, but
definitely deserves a thread of its
own. Good news for anyone looking for a serious diary app.
This calendar program is already a big improvement
over all of the other Android calendar programs I've tried
CESD beautiful job... at last I can leave the
The resulting Android Pimlical
is running beautifully and is already vastly superior to the [Other
Calendar] beta that I've been using as a stopgap.
on GooglePlay of Pimlical/Android.
| The following screenshots may help give you
some idea of what the screens look like. The main views use the
identical code that the desktop uses, so the display is virtually
identical. Remember too that the font sizes are completely configurable
via preferences, and you can dynamically adjust the
font size up and down by just stroking the screen up and down on the
commands work identically in all views with the exception of the Day
and Day+ views where a long tap directly on an event will bring up the
Event Details screen with that item displaying. In the Day/Day+ views,
a tap on a blank part of the screen, or a long tap in any other view
will bring up a quick entry dialog that supports the keyboarding of
events like: "7pm this Tuesday, dinner with John" which would slot the
event "Dinner with John" at 7pm on the Tuesday that first occurs after
| Day View - all views redraw automatically when
screen is rotated. Note red arrow pointing to current time of day. A
long press on the time field toggles between displaying all hours or
just the start/end times as set in preferences (automatically extended
if events occur outside that range on the day). The slot interval is 60
minutes here, but can be set to any reasonable value (say 45 minutes or
2 hours, etc.). Also shows optional command bar for navigating the
screen (you can also use swipe gestures and four of them are
programmable via preferences).
View. The number of days is defaulted to 4, but actually configurable
from 2-14 days. The times displayed in the other columns can be hidden,
or can be preset to some other timezone other than the current timezone
(useful when frequently operating in more than one timezone). The
current day is displayed in yellow (all colors are of course
configurable), and there is an option to shade any other days on any
repeat scheduled - the default is to shade Saturday and Sunday for
View. The number of weeks is defaulted to 1, but actually configurable
from 1-4 weeks. Week numbers can be optionally displayed (as they are
here) after the dates. There are TWO other layouts for the weekly view,
one which has the days going across rather than down, and another one
where all seven days are organized vertically in a single column.
View. There are several preference options that control whether or not
times are displayed in this view (which can be in normal, or short
format), and the events can be restricted to just the month itself
(normally events outside of the current month are displayed.
view. The number of months is defaulted to four, but actually
configurable from 2-12 months. In this view, it usually only
makes sense to display icons, so at least you can see what events are
occurring. In this case, it's easy to see that there is a cruise at the
beginning of January, and a haircut appointment on December 20th.
View. There are preference settings in this view that control whether
or not blank headers are displayed (i.e. days on which no events are
screen shows the event selection dialog. This dialog appears on any tap
in any view and shows all the events scheduled for that day. A long
press on an item in this dialog brings up a popup command selection
menu to perform common operations. The Template button allows
quick insertion of templated events. When inserting repeat events via
template, the repeat schedule is automatically fixed up to match the
day on which the item was inserted.
right screen shows the top half of the Edit dialog (the dialog scrolls
due to the large number of fields to display). Pimlical supports
completion and cancellation of events, as well as advance floating
reminders that are created automatically by Pimlical. Floating events
(and appointments too if desired) can be assigned both a priority and
an urgency value (suitable for implementing a Franklin Covey style
approach to task management).
screen shows the bottom half of the edit dialog with less-frequently
used options. Note ability to mark an item as a floating event (so it
floats automatically from day to day), or to set an advance on an
important event (which creates a down-counting, floating reminder).
Also ability to set a custom foreground and/or background color for the
item as well as a custom font. Appointments can be linked to contacts
for quick access to contact information. The right screen shows the
timezone selection dialog which appears when the timezone button is
pressed in the Time Picker (see below). Note the ability to designate
an item as being in the Home Time Zone which is
then configurable through a preference setting (so that if you
permanently move to a new timezone, all those events appear at the SAME
time of day in the new timezone). Also the setting All
Timezones indicating an item that is always at the specified
time irregardless of what timezone you are in (for example, you may
always do your morning exercises at 9am no matter where you are in the
includes a collection of both high-resolution and low-resolution icons
suitable for all sizes of display (the screen above shows the
screen shows the Time Picker dialog, while right screen shows the Date
Picker dialog. If you choose, you can use the much less efficient, but
standard Android time and date pickers - Pimlical's date/time pickers
are designed to set the time or date with the least number of presses.
left screen shows the Filter Selection Menu. Filters can be created and
edited in the Desktop version of Windows and then copied to the
handheld (in future, certain desktop functionality like this is also
expected to appear on the handheld). The right screen shows the Find
dialog which searches the entire database and then presents an event
selection list of all matching items.
long press on the Find button brings up the Voice Entry dialog (left
screen), where you can speak the appointment time and text. The
transcribed text is then inserted into the Quick Entry Dialog where it
can be edited if necessary (right screen). The Quick entry dialog also
supports things like "tomorrow", "this Friday", "next Wednesday", etc.
- See third screen below for result when OK is pressed. Note that use
of "Tomorrow" overrode the default insertion on the displayed date of
| Pimlical also features a Quick
Entry Template feature. Any event can be saved as a template. The Event
Selection List displays a Template button, which
then displays all available templates. When templates are inserted, the
date/time are automatically updated (time can be fixed if desired) as
is the repeat specification to match where the template was inserted:
has its own alarm and snooze handling which can either just manage
alarms in the local database or also manage alarms in the native
Android calendar database (in which case you would shut off the alarms
in the native Android calendar so you don't get duplicate alarms). When
multiple alarms display, you can select which one's to dismiss and
which to snooze, and you can set the snooze time to any value you like
(preferences even allow you to establish the default snooze times for
the four buttons and the dropdown list. There's also an option to
snooze from before the start time of the appointment or before the end
time of the appointment (so you can snooze an alarm to say 5 minutes
before the end of a meeting).
| Pimlical also manages contacts
as well as memos. You can import the native Android contacts database
into a secure, local database that is off the cloud. Memos are also
handled locally and sync to the desktop via DirectSync. Pimlical
Contacts has several neat features, such as a Recent Items list, the
ability to mark contacts as inactive, as well as handle import/export
in vCard format and multiple sort criteria.
Manual - Documentation
here for the on-line manual for Pimlical/Android
(same as in Menu | help in Pimlical/Android)
here for the Revision History showing all changes
by version for Pimlical/Android
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