Review: VigCal for macOS – The Smart Organizer for Your Life
If you’re like us, you can never keep track of upcoming events, meetings, article deadlines, and other important dates, as you just don’t take the time to enter the events on your personal calendar. Enter VigCal from VigStore Company Limited, the app that hopes to become your all-in-one organizer for tasks, events, and notes.
VigCal offers users the ability to keep track of multiple calendars, the ability to merge calendars, color code them, and include multiple tasks, events, and notes. The app offers the ability to view all of the information in a day, week, or month view. Notes and tasks are integrated with the calendar events, and events and appointments can easily be rescheduled via drag-and-drop. A convenient free/busy function shows users how much free time they have in all views.
The event and task functions integrates with your Mac’s Contacts app to make it easy to invite attendees, or to share events with other users. The app also offers prioritizing of tasks, as well as the ability to sort tasks according to different criteria. Completed tasks can be exported to various file formats, to make it easy to share with PC users.
Also included is a smart scheduler, checklists, and the ability to create multiple notes for a single day; which includes various types of notes including: ext note, hand drawing note, voice note, video note, photo note, or any combination of types of notes.
Tasks, events, and notes can be displayed on a map to show the locations tasks and events need to be performed, and everything can be synced with Google Calendar, Outlook, iCloud, and more. Data can be automatically or manually backed up for safekeeping, to various formats. All data can be printed, posted to Facebook, and exported as a PDF, CSV, or photo file, to be shared via email.
An iOS/Apple Watch version of the app is also available, but we didn’t get the chance to try that version out. The version we reviewed here is the free Mac version, available in the Mac App Store. The full version can be purchased via a $4.99 in-app purchase, and adds the following features:
* Task, event and note can link together to make workflows
* Task, event and note can link to media files such photo, video, music from your Mac or from web
* Task, event and note can link to document files such pdf, text, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint
* Ability to quickly add task, event with predefined icons and text
* Ability to synchronize with built-in calendar, built-in reminders, Google calendar, Google task, Toodledo and full sync data between devices (iOS and OSX) via iCloud
* Ability to backup and restore data
We tried the various functions of VigCal, and the app operated as advertised. We especially enjoyed the ease of creating appointments, and how appointment times could be changed with a simple click-and-drag of the mouse. VigCal offers a clean, easy to read layout, making it easy to view upcoming appointments.
VigCall also offers a nice security feature that if enabled requires a passcode to access the calendars and other information. This is a nice feature, especially in the case of a shared computer.
The number of options offered by VigCal makes it a useful, and flexible tool for any busy user, allowing them to manage both their business and personal appointments and dates, without becoming overwhelmed by unnecessary complexity or unneeded features. The app offers enough features to efficiently manage your day, but doesn’t overwhelm you with too much information.
We did notice the weather forecast functionality, which offers a small icon displaying the weather for an upcoming day seemed to be incorrect, as was the weather info fo the current day. That may have been a problem with our location settings on our Mac.
VigCal offers a capable calendar and task tracking app, suitable for almost any Mac user. The app allows experienced users to dive deep into the features of the app, while not overwhelming less seasoned users with too many features and information. Any Mac user would do well to check the app out. The price (free), is certainly right.
Price: Free – (Offers a “full version” via in-app purchase that offers an increased amount of features. However, many users will find the free version will fulfill their needs) – Available in the Mac App Store. [GET IT NOW]
Note: The above review was commissioned by the developer, and has been written in an objective, unbiased fashion.