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« on: July 06, 2018, 10:21:45 am »
You can find it on Google Store:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?...ripla.gemagenda

A first review of the new app has been published on The Register:

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/07/06/ge...enda_exclusive/

Thanks to salvomic and kiko88 for the heads up.

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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2018, 11:02:34 am »
On first use the app generated a "problem with install error: re-install" popup error even though Play Store displayed  a successful install message.

Uninstalled, re-installed it and restarted my Gemini.

Perhaps an anomaly....

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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2018, 11:19:09 am »
Thanks, varti!

Looks good....

Just installed it...

 


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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2018, 11:19:55 am »
Quote from: Ifanafi
On first use the app generated a "problem with install error: re-install" popup error even though Play Store displayed  a successful install message.

Uninstalled, re-installed it and restarted my Gemini.

Perhaps an anomaly....

Yes, probably...

Works OK for me....
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« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2018, 11:40:23 am »
Went ok here, only I cannot find the widget...

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« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2018, 11:52:29 am »
Looks like you can't use it unless you sign in to Google…

No possibility of stand-alone use?  
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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2018, 11:55:34 am »
Agenda app works OK and looks nice. However, I like seeing meeting / appointment time blocks visually, like in Outlook.

Seems odd to just see name of meeting/appt with start time.

I want to see what my day looks like in terms of time booked versus free time in my day.

So, unless there's a way to change this in Agenda app, I'll use another program, unfortunately.
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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2018, 01:03:12 pm »
A bit weird, all of this.

First, I read the announcement by Salvomic coincidentally in the Italian forum. No Indiegogo announcement whatsoever, whereas this should be considered quite impressive news.

Then, the development time was apparently 11 months.

Hum,hum... as a former 5mx enthousiast I am of course very Agenda minded.
The 5mx agenda was impressive.
This one... bofff...

I fortunately read in the Register review, that there is a zoom function. That's good news ! But... the app does not remember the zoom I chose.

And yes indeed... why is there not an offline mode, without Google ?
I read in earlier reviews that it did not sync with Google (which is not good either), but now it is the other way around.

Carrying on.... currently hesitating between aCalendar and Business Calendar.

Would be good if the Gemini eventually has its own software suite, just as good as the Psion software suite {but of course with all the 21st Century good stuff).

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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2018, 01:24:20 pm »
Quote from: Ifanafi
On first use the app generated a "problem with install error: re-install" popup error even though Play Store displayed  a successful install message.

Uninstalled, re-installed it and restarted my Gemini. Perhaps an anomaly....

Me too. Then later (several times) "Agenda keeps stopping."

FWIW, the Agenda widget looks exactly like the calendar widget I'm using, except it starts agenda rather than the calendar app..

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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2018, 04:49:56 pm »
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Looks like you can't use it unless you sign in to Google…

No possibility of stand-alone use?  

Not possible in this release. i hate this type of software design. google connections should be optional.
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« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2018, 07:32:53 pm »
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Not possible in this release.


I find its lack of independence… disturbing.

Before I spend ages trying, does anyone know off-hand whether aCalendar, CalenGoo, or the other likely candidates need to be signed in to Google too?
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« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2018, 07:33:30 pm »
Quote from: scops
Quote from: gidds
Looks like you can't use it unless you sign in to Google…

No possibility of stand-alone use?  

Not possible in this release. i hate this type of software design. google connections should be optional.

Very disappointed...    I don't have a Google account, and have absolutely no intention of submitting... For a device which is supposed to epitomize freedom, this is not the way to go!

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« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2018, 03:29:44 am »
Why is the agenda so extremely slow? This is almost useless.


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In addition
- many key features of the original psion agenda are missing
- show only next of recurring events missing
- not possible to set the  day view time slots
- space does not work as today.

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The screen real estate is not used (very small fonts in edit entry menu, unused border around views).

The gray color should be customizable.
« Last Edit: July 07, 2018, 03:34:40 am by zsalab2 »

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« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2018, 04:44:58 am »
Hello,

Quote from: gidds
(...)Before I spend ages trying, does anyone know off-hand whether aCalendar (...) need to be signed in to Google too?
I can speak for aCalendar: It can synchronize with Google, but it doesn't have to. I accidently didn't switch off calendar sync on one device, and kept getting "week n" numbering (instead of just numbers as I set it to), us holidays resp. holiday names in english (not my native language) and stuff. Now I have switched off Google sync on all my android device, and everything is calm now.

I have a "firewall" installed on two of my devices - one of them the Gemini - , which blocks all network access for any application I don't want access, including Google "Playstore" (what a childish name for a software respository!") and Google services, and aCalendar runs just fine.

I use MyPhoneExplorer for synchronizing calendars between my android devices, via a windows pc.

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« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2018, 10:35:14 am »
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Looks like you can't use it unless you sign in to Google…

No possibility of stand-alone use?  

I am signed in to Google for the Play store, but I don't sync my calendar/contacts etc via Google.  Most of it works fine with CardDAV-Sync and CalDAV-Sync to ownCloud.  Not using the tasks yet as that wants me to sync via the PC app.