Apple iCloud Calendar (iCal) vs. Calendar

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
iCal
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
The Apple iCloud Calendar (formerly iCal), is the calendar tool associated to Apple's productivity product suite.N/A
Calendar
Score 7.4 out of 10
N/A
Calendar (Calendar.com) is a productivity tool from the company of the same name headquartered in Draper that helps users solve calendar problems by helping to save time, be more productive, and focus on the things that matter most.
$6
per month
Pricing
Apple iCloud Calendar (iCal)Calendar
Editions & Modules
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Standard
$8 ($6)
per month (billed annually)
Pro
$10 ($8)
per month (billed annually)
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
iCalCalendar
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Best Alternatives
Apple iCloud Calendar (iCal)Calendar
Small Businesses
Google Calendar
Google Calendar
Score 9.2 out of 10
Google Calendar
Google Calendar
Score 9.2 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Google Calendar
Google Calendar
Score 9.2 out of 10
Google Calendar
Google Calendar
Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
Google Calendar
Google Calendar
Score 9.2 out of 10
Google Calendar
Google Calendar
Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
Apple iCloud Calendar (iCal)Calendar
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(11 ratings)
6.6
(9 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apple iCloud Calendar (iCal)Calendar
Likelihood to Recommend
Apple
Especially if they use apple devices, I would recommend this over other cloud based calendars for its tight integration with apple devices. You can generally add events by simply highlighting the relevant information and adding to the calendar. Or Apple mail will often automatically detect an event and give to the option to add it to your iCal with a single click of a button.
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Calendar, Inc
I believe Calendar is the de-facto standard for scheduling and meeting these days. If you want to use it in an enterprise environment, it has a cost per user so I consider it to be a professional tool. If you have a very small business or personal matters, Calendar outside of Workspace is a better option, although it's almost the same tool.
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Pros
Apple
  • share calendar with other people
  • creating events and task alerts works great
  • inviting more people to the scheduled task is very useful for scheduling a meeting
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Calendar, Inc
  • Makes Scheduling Easy and Better
  • Keeps Calendars organized in one place
  • Analytics of how much time we have spent on it
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Cons
Apple
  • I would love it to have more visualizations and not just the classic one in a common calendar and that it could be customized
  • You have the possibility to have a face-to-face call by sharing a link that, in my opinion, could be improved by creating groups of only contacts and limiting access to the meeting.
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Calendar, Inc
  • The user interface may be made better.
  • Integration with other services might be improved.
  • Occasionally puzzling, but nothing a quick internet search can't sort out.
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Alternatives Considered
Apple
For our Mac and IOS users, the use of the native iOS calendar and the cloud associated with it was an obvious choice for us, especially with the distribution of Apple products to our teams out in the field. For android users, it is easy to access the same services using the web-based client, and iCal allows various account types to be added to calendar invites. The iCal application allows the addition of 3rd party email and calendar accounts allow to be seamlessly integrated. All of the calendar accounts can be overlayed along with the native iCloud accounts. Google Calendar by comparison struggled to do all of these things as well, preferring their google Meet as the conference software and preferring Gmail accounts over all other types.
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Calendar, Inc
Better User interface. Everything you need to manage your appointments is here, on a site with modern design and full support for collaboration. You can also connect Calendar to your other favorite apps. For both personal as well as professional
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Return on Investment
Apple
  • Before, I used other apps to remind and schedule events like Evernote, but ical has improved a lot and now I can bring all my schedule here, including those from other emails, since it allows me to synchronize my tasks.
  • it is easy to create meetings very quickly without paying licenses like in other applications
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Calendar, Inc
  • Seamless scheduling and data sharing between teams.
  • Low cost integration and compatibility.
  • Quick response time and professional management for meetings with customers and other outside collaborators.
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