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Netflix and Android - chromecast, downloading, profiles - close to perfection!

Netflix and Android have always had a great relationship, but over recent years the app has really gone from strength to strength. The interface is fantastic and the feature set continues to grow in meaningful ways, making it one of my must-have apps.
The first example that comes to mind is obviously Chromecast support. Now this isn’t a Netflix exclusive option, and it is supported well in many media apps, but Netflix and Chromecast work so seamlessly well together that I struggle to think about how I survived before the pairing existed!
Next is the newly integrated ‘Download’ option, which allows users to download content and watch it on the go without a data connection.  Honestly, Netflix kicked it out of the park with this one – it could not be easier to use, it includes all the right settings (save to SD, definition quality control, etc) – and best of all it is all within the existing price brackets. I almost feel they could have charged extra for this service alone – but am ext…

DigiCal

Today's app of the day is DigiCal


For all Android users, the calendar is likely a commonly used application on their devices. Unfortunately, the default calendar offerings by Google are less than perfect, and many third party options feel clunky and far from perfect.


Luckily, DigiCal (or DigiCal+ if you do not like ads) has arrived, providing Android users with a great reason to switch their default calendar application. Starting up front, one of the best features of DigiCal is the variety of widgets available. For me, widgets are integral in any calendar application, and DigiCal features a variety of sizes and customisation abilities so users can chose their own individual look and feel. 

Widgets aside, the actual calendar itself is also very intuitive, with 5 views possible (day, week, agenda, month and list). One of the best features is landscape mode (see screenshots below), which allows you to have both a calendar and an agenda on the screen at the same time. This was a very useful combination, and looks fantastic on the screens of tablets or larger devices. 

Besides functionality, DigiCal looks great, with a clean and crisp interface that manages to pack a lot of information on the screen in a stylish way. It also features built in location support, and support for Google Now, which is great for users lucky enough to be using Jelly Bean. 

Getting around DigiCal is intuitive, with swiping and pinch to zoom both enables, and undertaking simple tasks such as adding new events or looking at existing events is a breeze. Looking at current events is particularly effective in DigiCal though the aid of a stylish pop up box (once you try the app you will see what I mean).

 Finally, but also importantly, DigiCal features full syncronisation with Google Calendar, allowing you to install the app on all your devices and stay connected and synced wherever you go or work. All in all, DigiCal is a great calendar app for Android devices, worthy of your install! 





 

In the words of the developer:

DigiCal is a stylish and easy to use calendar application that syncs all your appointment with Google Calendar. You can choose from five powerful calendar views (day, week, agenda, month and list) in both portrait and landscape mode for an optimal user experience. Following the latest Android Holo Light theme, DigiCal is bringing the clean and intuitive user interface experience to smartphones and tablets running the Android versions 2.2 or higher. DigiCal also comes with a beautiful list style widget in sizes between 2x2 to 4x4, with neat shortcuts to common tasks.

DigiCal’s innovative features such as the smart action bar make it easy to edit, move, copy, paste and delete events. With our unique built-in location search, adding a location to your event has never been easier. All you need to do is type in the name of the place (cafe, store, park) and DigiCal will automatically look up the address and save it. With this feature, Google Now (Android 4.1+) knows where you'll need to go. It'll watch current traffic, plan your route and notify you when you should leave.

An event pop-up will appear with detailed information, when an event is selected in the day, week and agenda views, this allows you to easily go through all your events without the need of opening and closing the pop-up for every individual event. Gestures like pinch to zoom and swipe to navigate are also supported. For example, you can quickly go through the dates in all the calendar views by swiping left or right.

Discover how DigiCal can help you stay organized and become even more productive!

✓ Five unique calendar views (day, week, agenda, month and list) including landscape mode
✓ Stylish and intuitive user interface consistent with the Android Holo theme
✓ Fully compatible with any device running Android 2.2 or higher
✓ Smart action bar for quick editing, moving, copying, pasting and deleting events
✓ Built-in location search to quickly add locations to your events
✓ Support for Google Now (Android 4.1+), enabling it to notify you when it's time to leave for your appointment by planning your route, checking traffic and calculating your travel time
✓ Event pop-up makes it easy to go through your individual events
✓ Gestures like pinch to zoom and swipe to navigate are supported
✓ Beautifully designed widget with neat shortcuts to common tasks

There is also a paid version DigiCal+ available at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.digibites.calendarplus that is ads free and offers more widget configuration options: background transparency and custom font sizes.


*** If you have any issue with the app, please contact us on digical@digibites.nl, we cannot reply on comments and ask for the information we need to solve it. ***

Price: Free 

There is also an ad-free version of DigiCal available here.

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