A busy schedule needs effortless organization and planning to get the job done. The best way to do that is with the right calendar application for your scheduling needs. Today we’re taking a look at a macOS calendar app called VigCal.
VigCal is a desktop calendar app available for free on the App Store. It also has an iOS calendar app that we reviewed not long ago to help you manage your calendar when you’re not at your desk. On the Mac version, you’ll have access to more or less all the same features as you do on iOS. You can create events, browse from a day, week, month and list views, see upcoming events, add locations to your events and more. The app strives to achieve a customizable looks and feel by letting you configure settings to help it suit your needs. You’ll be able to change skin color, days off, weather display, week start day and even the interval at which the time will adjust. There are tons of configuration and options in VigCal to help tailor the app to your very specific needs.
Overall, however, the app just doesn’t feel to me like a top-notch product. There are minor UI/UX issues everywhere and sometimes you find yourself confused about how to delete an event or shift the focus off a particular UI control or button. The usability doesn’t seem natural or intuitive. The biggest issue I have with VigCal, though, is the fact that it doesn’t integrate with the system calendars. Chances are, people who start using VigCal already use a calendar application saturated with existing events, dates, reminders and birthdays. Just the effort of transferring that data over to app that doesn’t support system calendars is enough of a barrier to stay away from the app. In addition, for corporate folks out there that need seemless Google Calendar integration, VigCal is simply not an option. Having said that, VigCal would be a great calendar app for people just starting with electronic forms of organization or simply those that want to avoid integration with mainstream systems. With tons of features, VigCal still offers a strong calendar alternative and it would be a waste to not give it a shot.
Check out VigCal for macOS on the App Store!