A review of a cute calendar app
By Brittney MacDonald, Business Manager
In my never-ending quest to become more organized I recently decided to start using my phone as an extension of my day planner. However, the longer I used my phone’s calendar, the more distracted I became with how utterly boring it looked. This is where Rememberton comes in.
Rememberton is a free, simple, and really cute calendar and task manager app. You can create a monthly, weekly, or daily planner, set alarms, and make to-do lists. Each user is able to select a theme that they find visually appealing, the majority of which are pastel and feature sweet-looking cartoon characters or delicious desserts.
My favourite thing about the app is that it not only allows you to colour-coordinate your planner entries, but also choose icons which represent the event when in monthly view. As someone who uses the basic Android calendar, this is an improvement because the Android calendar does not have this option and often event titles are cut-off, which is aesthetically displeasing.
Unfortunately, Rememberton has some big flaws in terms of its functionality.
One of the largest challenges is that you can’t input multi-day events. So that three-day camping trip? You need to put that in individually. Also, there is no way of telling apart all-day events. With both Apple and Android stock calendars, all-day events and reminders look different from ones with a set schedule. In Rememberton, there is no way of putting in an all-day event beyond making the time 12:00 am to 11:59 pm, so everything looks the same. There is also no way of setting up recurring events, which is frustrating.
Another issue I have is the ads. Due to it being free I knew that the app would probably have ads of some kind. However, Rememberton’s ads are incredibly invasive. They pop up randomly and most are video commercials or have sound, so they can be inappropriate or disruptive depending on where you are. Now, there is a paid version of the app that I assume is ad-free—but with the functionality issues, I decided it would be best to not waste my money.
In truth I have already reverted back to the standard Android calendar. The inability to set up recurring events was pretty much a deal-breaker for me—no matter how cute the themes are.