1. ryangodammit's Avatar
    Ok here's the next one.

    what's the deal with the tiny writing inside the calendar boxes they are literally impossible to see, rendering the calendar useless.

    I want to be able to look at my whole month and know at a glance what days I have something on.

    And why does it default to a one hour meeting at 9am? Totally weird
    07-06-2012 04:27 AM
  2. Bailey HD7's Avatar
    Ok, lets be honest here. Is there any size of text they could have put in that calender view that would be readable? Survey says, no. There isn't a phone on the market with a screen big enough to have an effective "full month" calender with all events displayed and readable.

    All its ment to do is show you what dates you have events on. If you want to look more closely you tap on the date in the calander and it opens up that days events. From that point of view, it literaly, "at a glance," shows you you have an something schedualed on the 8th of July for example. No you can't read what it is, but you can tell somethings there. So, you click on the date, and up pops an easy to read listing of that days events.

    As for the default time and duration of the meetings. It's just an abitrary time they chose to start on. If they'd left it blank, you would still need to pick the time you actualy want. And one day by some fluke, maybe you'll have to make an appointment for 9am with a duration of one hour and you'll be happy they did it ;)
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    07-06-2012 06:33 AM
  3. fifthGear's Avatar
    OK, so tell me again why isn't there a category on these forums for, "RIDICULOUS POSTS!?!?!"
    07-06-2012 07:07 AM
  4. oldgaius's Avatar
    That element of the calendar really wasn't thought out. A coloured rectangle or dots would be more useful, which––at a glance––would at least indicate what type of event is happening on a day. Currently you only see something is happening.
    07-06-2012 07:37 AM
  5. dannejanne's Avatar
    Get Week View or something if it's important to you.
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    07-06-2012 08:09 AM
  6. c8m6p's Avatar
    I like the calendar, but yeah, if they allowed us to pinch to "zoom in" on month view, it would be much better!
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    07-06-2012 08:53 AM
  7. Nataku4ca's Avatar
    ya... i kind of hate the current calendar too, i agree screen size is too small to display any text anyways but they really could do
    1. like c8m6p said, pinch to zoom on month view
    2. have the date segregate the events when u are in agenda,by that i mean have a full screen width highlight under the date so its easier to know which date u are looking at. (i actually like this view, but find it difficult to find which date im reading at times
    Last edited by Nataku4ca; 07-06-2012 at 12:45 PM. Reason: readability issue...
    07-06-2012 12:45 PM
  8. eric12341's Avatar
    OK, so tell me again why isn't there a category on these forums for, "RIDICULOUS POSTS!?!?!"

    If that wasn't enough,look at his screen name.
    07-06-2012 01:10 PM
  9. snowmutt's Avatar
    I am a HUGE fan of the calander. From the to-do lists on, it is one of the features I use the most. But, sure there is room for improvement.

    Like Olgaius point of symbols to give a better visual. But, truly, from it's intergration with Windows Live on your PC/laptop, this is a fantastic tool.
    07-06-2012 03:35 PM
  10. socialcarpet's Avatar
    I like the calendar, but yeah, if they allowed us to pinch to "zoom in" on month view, it would be much better!
    That would be amazing.

    Incidentally, if anyone's interested... if you look REALLY close, the teeny tiny text on the days in the month view says "Hello from Seattle!" LOL... I'm not kidding, look closely and you'll see it. The first time I noticed that I literally laughed out loud. :lol:
    07-06-2012 04:22 PM
  11. socialcarpet's Avatar
    Get Week View or something if it's important to you.
    This kind of functionality really should be built into the default calendar, should it not?

    Lets hope it is in WP8. I won't hold me breath for it in 7.8.
    07-06-2012 04:23 PM
  12. eric12341's Avatar
    That would be amazing.

    Incidentally, if anyone's interested... if you look REALLY close, the teeny tiny text on the days in the month view says "Hello from Seattle!" LOL... I'm not kidding, look closely and you'll see it. The first time I noticed that I literally laughed out loud. :lol:

    It says other things too but I have yet to figure them out
    07-06-2012 04:55 PM
  13. ryangodammit's Avatar
    totally right, needs a zoom function. Or at least a big fat dot telling me I've got something on that day, then text underneath saying what it is (when highlighted for example). The daily view is a total mess
    07-06-2012 08:35 PM
  14. sdreamer's Avatar
    A week view definitely would have been welcomed. On the other hand, I just finally figured out how to look for specific dates (Month > tap on Month > pick month and year).
    07-06-2012 09:25 PM
  15. eric12341's Avatar
    totally right, needs a zoom function. Or at least a big fat dot telling me I've got something on that day, then text underneath saying what it is (when highlighted for example). The daily view is a total mess

    There's nothing wrong with the calendar. In the full view if something is showing there it means there's an event if nothing then nothing is there. Just tap on the day and it shows all that's planned for the specific day, it's like zooming.
    07-07-2012 01:27 PM
  16. jimski's Avatar
    totally right, needs a zoom function. Or at least a big fat dot telling me I've got something on that day, then text underneath saying what it is (when highlighted for example). The daily view is a total mess
    Can't remember the WM6.5 app name, but what the month calendar needs are dots, color coded to your synced calendars, that will appear for each day. Plus a counter for tasks/to dos. So then you can see the difference between a birthday and business event. That would be useful and lend itself to the get in, get out, and get on with it mentality.

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    07-07-2012 02:58 PM
  17. DavidinCT's Avatar
    I love the internal calendar app. I'm an exchange server/Outlook freak tho (I'm a Windows Admin). I could see it better in some things though, I agree I would like a pinch to zoom in the month view.
    07-07-2012 03:41 PM
  18. doublebullout's Avatar
    As mentioned above, "tap to zoom" is already built-in. Just tap a day that has content on it in the month view and you instantly zoom to that day's events. There's even a little "zoom" animation. If you'd prefer to "pinch" rather than zoom, well you'll just have to get used to tapping instead. (A tapping motion is faster than a pinch anyway.)

    If I had to pick one favorite feature of WP7, it would be the calendar app hands down. It's the best calendar I've EVER used on a mobile device, period.
    eric12341 likes this.
    07-08-2012 09:14 PM
  19. AngryNil's Avatar
    A coloured rectangle or dots would be more useful, whichat a glancewould at least indicate what type of event is happening on a day.
    This. I don't see the point of the microscopic text, so either use the coloured rectangles (after the different calendar colours) or some other visual scheme.
    07-09-2012 04:30 AM
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