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Old 04-03-2007, 05:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I miss my datebook5 software on the Treo that had a great detailed week view showing the first line text of all apointments. This is much more useful than the standard week view in BB with appointments showing up as bars.

The only after-market app I can find for my Blackberry is Pocket Day - but the authors say there is a bug where recurring apointments don't show up in a week view. Since I mainly use the week view, this is a major flaw.

Can anyone suggest any other 3rd party app that has a good calendar function for week views ... something similar to datebook5 (palm) or aquacalendar (symbian) or agendus.
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I miss my datebook5 software on the Treo that had a great detailed week view showing the first line text of all apointments. This is much more useful than the standard week view in BB with appointments showing up as bars.

The only after-market app I can find for my Blackberry is Pocket Day - but the authors say there is a bug where recurring apointments don't show up in a week view. Since I mainly use the week view, this is a major flaw.

Can anyone suggest any other 3rd party app that has a good calendar function for week views ... something similar to datebook5 (palm) or aquacalendar (symbian) or agendus.
Interesting.....

I am a previous Palm Treo user and I prefer the BlackBerry week view. if you stick the cursor onto any of those little bars (on my 8800), the ENTIRE text of the appointment shows up in the white area at the bottom of the screen. I like this even better than the first-line view in datebook.

I know it is different than what you are used to, but it only took me about a day to get used to this setup and now it my favorite to use calendar application ever. Plus there are some keyboard shortcuts that you can find in StinsonDog's tips & tricks (available for download in another thread on this website) that make it really easy to quickly switch to the day, month, or agenda views if you want. I suggest you try these for a while before forking over $$$ on a third party calendar application.
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Well, there actually are no third party calendar apps available for the BB. Pocket Day doesn't really count. It just reskins the built-in app and packages it as a quasi Today Page. So actually you won't have to fork over $$$.
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Thanks for your replies. I have tried getting used to the blackberry week calendar view interface but really dont like it. If I can't find a suitable week view software then I am going back to my treo. I really dont mind paying for calendar software as I use it all the time, but just wish there was something more suitable. It seems strange that you can get that interface in Outlook and in most if not all PDAs on the market, but cant get it in Blackberry.
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Go to the Iambic forum and request they look into developing Agendus for Blackberry.

Spend 5 mins registering then vent at them. It's the only way we will get something decent. I have - Make the effort crackberry people.
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Spend 5 mins registering then vent at them.
Yep, that's a great way to make them want to do business with you!

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Go to the Iambic forum and request they look into developing Agendus for Blackberry.

Spend 5 mins registering then vent at them. It's the only way we will get something decent. I have - Make the effort crackberry people.
You don't understand. It isn't the software developers' lack of wanting to develop something. Goodness knows that simply trolling these forums reveals that enough people are calling for a third-party calendar app to make it lucrative.

RIM only recently opened up additional APIs to developers. Whether or not the calendar APIs were part of that I don't know. But RIM is far more proprietary and territorial when it comes to developing for their devices than Microsoft and Palm are.
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