Integrated Calendar(s) and Tasks/Todo's (and notes?)

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    I am in need of a good calendar app that
    - can access the iOS calendars (or sync with MobileMe/CalDAV and Google Calendar directly) As a minimum I need both MobileMe and GoogleCal (multiple calendars and shared/delegated calendars)
    - integrates tasks in the calendar and syncs tasks/todo's with MobileMe/Google Calendar/Toodledo (at least one of these)

    So far I have found Pocket Informant HD, which seems to be able to most of the above (I think?). I sent an email to WebIS asking for clarification of some details, but I am still waiting for a reply. (A bummer, since there was a MacWorld sale that I now missed. And also, not getting a response does not give a good impression of WebIS support. Hopefully they will respond sometime, and not just ignore me ...)

    I wonder if maybe CalenGoo or SaiSuke also has most of the capabilities? (Maybe CalenGoo is only Google Calendar?)

    (Please don't recommend Calvetica and other calendar apps that does not include task syncing. That's the main thing I miss. I'm still puzzled by Apple not including this by default.)
     
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    SaiSuke Free does not seem to have tasks (only notes) and I could only choose to sync one calendar at a time. It's much slower than the built in Calendar and Google Cal only.
     
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    I'm using Pocket Informant HD and really like it. The tasks section is very full featured and does everything I need. Syncing works well with Google Calendars and tasks with Toodledo, though I don't use the Toodledo syncing I did test it. The only thing this app lacks for me is notes, which according to the developers web site is coming in the next release.

    You might take a look at Smart Pad. It is pretty slick and there was a lot about it that I liked. Unfortunately the tasks portion lacked too many features for me, but it might work for you depending upon how you use a task system.
     
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    Yes, SmartPad looks good (and even more expensive) ... Hadn't heard about that one. To bad there's no demo versions in app store ... I was just reading the App store description of Pocket Informant HD again. Does it sync with MobileMe/CalDAV directly? Or just Google Calendar? It was stated that it does not use the iOS Calendar DB ...
     
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    I think Pocket Informant uses google, SmartPad does caldav and ical, I think.

    SmartPad has notes that can be converted to tasks, and a different way to organize tasks, based on how much time you have. You can set it to how much time you have right now, and it will suggest which task in your list could be done right now. Kind of handy, and different from most apps.
     
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    I have CalenGoo. It works only with Google Calendar which for me is fine as that's the calendar I use. It does work with the tasks too under Google. But Google calendar I *believe* has a way of being able to sync in with iCal too. Not 100% sure, but I recall trying that.
     
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    I haven't found a way to get the MobileMe CalDAV password protected .ics subscribed to in Google Calendar. You can read both google and other caldav's in iCal, but not read/write to MobileMe from Google Calendar.

    Anyway, anyone tested Agendus for iPad. Not too promising reviews so far, maybe ... (And also Google Cal only?)
     
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    Hm, I might try to migrate away from other CalDAV's and only use Google Calendar. The CalenGoo, Pocket Informant and SmartPad looks interesting.

    Is CalenGoo pretty responsive? Saw some (older) reviews complaining about sync time. It's certainly interesting, and very affordable, considering it is universal.
    SmartPad looks really good, but is it worth the price difference (assuming I'm able to go Google only).

    Agendus seems to have low ratings, so I'll skip it, unless someone speaks up on it's behalf ... :)
     
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    I use Pocket Informant and sync to Google, then on my office PC where we use Outlook on an Active Directory company system, I run Google's sync app to sync one-way from Outlook up to my Google calendar. That way I have all my meetings which are scheduled through Outlook when I'm working show up in my Pocket Informant calendar, yet keep the two separated in terms of editing. This also keeps all my personal calendar stuff away from the company's system. This works beautifully for me.
     
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    Today I decided to give CalenGoo a try. And, wow, I'm actually impressed. It's quick (even on my iPhone3G), universal, stable and I really like the view, tasks integration and zooming/flipping ...
    And I was greatly suprised by finding a switch to "Show iPhone/iPad calendars". Amazing, and it works well. I access GMail and another account through the Exchange connector in iOS (turn off calendars for the GMail account since that's showing in CalenGoo. And Voila! everyting is in place.
    SmartPad seems to have even better notes handling and task management, but this fits my need perfectly. And the price is just right ...

    Way to go! :)
     

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