Default Calendars Are Boring. Here Are Five Alternatives.

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Most of us adopt the calendar applications that came with our desktop computers or mobile phones, particularly since they’re tied to the default email services. Gmail and iCloud are popular, work well, and sync seamlessly with your online life.

However, everyone’s workflow is different. Some people manage their day by the minute, while others prefer an uncluttered calendar view, with only the must-not-miss events on display. So why stay inside Google and Apple comfort zone? Come outside, and you will find visually impressive interfaces, ultra-customizable features, flexible time management, cross-app integrations, and the list goes on.

From fun and easy, to robust and feature-rich, here are five alternative calendar apps for iPhone and Android.

1. CalenGoo

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Use Asana Task Dependencies to Put Your To-Do Lists on Autopilot

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Get Shift Done: Tips and Tricks

Handling teams with interconnected tasks can be a hassle. This can’t happen until that is done, and that can’t be started until someone finishes with some-other-thing. If you’re managing a project or are merely one of the team members, you need to know who is working on what and when to move things along. For example, if you’re re-launching a coffee subscription-box website, design won’t start until the team decides the best strategy to increase subscriptions and you plan the content to display.

The more tasks in your project, the more confusing this can be, and the more likely someone will drop the ball. Then everybody’s on four legs searching for the ball instead of getting work done.

Fortunately, Asana’s task dependencies features — available only in Asana Premium — can help you control a team’s workflow and track the critical path. If you know how the project pieces rely on each other, you can create the entire workflow ahead of time, and then watch as tasks fall like dominoes.

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