Read only calendar app

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  1. TheGreatSaltini

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    I'm hunting for an app that we can display for our business. It would show the company calendar(Exchange), but not allow the person viewing it to edit it. It would be a plus if the calendar also always stayed on the current day. Is there anything like this? I've been having a hard time finding it.

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    If you share a calendar to the Calendar app on the iPad as a view-only calendar, that should be what you get.

    I'm not sure if or how well Exchange calendars are supported on the iPad. My suggestion is to create one, then use the (probably built-in) ability to email the view-only link to your iPad. In Mail on the iPad, tapping on the link should get you the option to add it to the Calendars app.

    This assumes that you're IT department has the servers set up so you can share calendars outside the business' network.
     
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    Thanks! I've set it up to run the default calendar app in guided access mode. The share link wasn't an option because our servers aren't set up for that. Now I'm just hoping that the calendar automatically transitions into the next day's view at midnight. Only time will tell.
     
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    Ok. I'd be interested in hearing how this works out for you.
     
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    OK I checked back this morning and the calendar is still stuck on yesterday. It did not advance to the next day at midnight. Anyone know of a calendar app that does this?
     
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    When I first responded, I thought you were sharing this calendar to various employees. Now, it sounds like you're using it as a kiosk. Which leaves me even more at a loss for suggestions.
     
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    OK I think I might be onto something here. Downloaded the app "Calendars by Readdle" and left it on overnight. It seems to have transitioned over to the next day automatically.
     
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    Calendars 5? Nice app. I ended up using Fantastical 2, but I've used the Readdle one. It was a tough choice between the two.

    But for your use, Fantastical 2 probably wouldn't work as well.
     
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    I've heard lots of good things about Fantastical. Just a little hesitant to drop the money on it and then find out it doesn't transition to the next day at midnight. May still end up trying it though, because it looks pretty!
     
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    Just seen your post. A query. Can the colour of the top bar on iPad be changed from the revolting red ?


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