I cannot wait to show you this app! If you are a parent that thrives on a schedule, you will love this app. It’s called Week Calendar. It has so many benefits that you just have to see it to believe it. Here is one day at a glance showing 15 hours. I like having an all-day section at the top. That’s how I schedule birthdays and anniversaries.
Here is an example of one week spread out, just 5 hours showing here. I also list bills due as all day events so they stay at the top of my calendar in green, that way I don’t miss them. Housework is brown because it’s dirty. I hate housework.
Every week day I have to leave my house at 3:00 to get the boys from school, so I set it as an a repeating event with a reminder. I also added that cute little car, because I can. So at 3:00 my phone chimes and it tells me to go get the kids. Love that!
If you zoom in with your fingers on the screen I can see in a little more detail the events of the day. Including working at the YMCA. I tapped on it and it shows the even including any additional details and makes the event color more vibrant to indicate that that is the one being viewed.
When I tap again on that event the indicator bubble disappears and the color goes back to normal.
To add an event you click the plus at the bottom right (shown above) and it takes you to this screen. You type in your event, location if that is needed, start and end time (shown in next picture), repeat, alert – my favorite feature, calendar and notes. The calendar allows you to sync this event with another calendar. I use multiple calendars in Yahoo, one for me and one for my blog, one for bills due etc. It allows you to add events to just one calendar, or all of them. LOVE that! It’s pure genius!
Super simple with a start time, end time and date spinner.
I like giving certain features their own colors. It’s easier to read the calendar with this type of distinction. I do blue for my boys, green for me (my favorite color), red for things that are time sensitive and I need to rush, orange for meals (because my kitchen is orange), you get the gist.
Lastly, event details. This allows you to share an event. Say the boys have a doctor appointment coming up, I can put it in my calendar, then share it with my mom and husband. So they all know what’s up! Yeah! Have a wireless printer? Print the event. Add to templates if this schedule will be something you live with for a while. That’s so helpful!
They seriously thought of everything! Here’s my first attempt of Home Management with a very detailed schedule. From there I moved on to creating a version of it in dayplanner form. I thought being able to check it off as I went would be helpful. I made it into 2 sections, morning schedule and afternoon schedule. That used to work for me when the boys were younger and we didn’t really have much on our schedule. Now I need something that I can tweak, add to, and quickly share with family. The Week Calendar is just what I needed. You know what else? It’s just $1.99!
What do you use? Would you find this useful? I really enjoy the reminders, if you don’t like it just shut it off! It took me about an hour to set it up, just as much time as it would to write it out and type it into a spreadsheet. I love that it’s so portable, it goes with me wherever I do. Great for my sanity!