Whether you work in the medical field, you’re a trainer, or you do something else that requires you to handle clients on a regular basis, you need something that can help you do so quickly and efficiently. Kaly Calendar, developed by Nicolas Currivand, is a handy scheduling app for iPhone that’ll help make work easier.
Scheduling clients can get tricky, especially when you have a lot of them to take care of on a regular basis. Kaly Calendar aims to help users manage clients and facilitate the creation and organization of appointments.
When it comes to usability, I found Kaly Calendar to be fairly easy to navigate. Creating a new appointment is pretty easy and requires information such as the client’s name, service name, price, duration, repeat duration, price, and notes.
I did notice that you have to fill in every single field when creating an appointment, which can be frustrating if you don’t require certain bits of information for an appointment. It’s a bit of a drawback, and I do wish the app allowed you to create appointments without filling everything in.
Kaly Calendar also includes a built-in contacts manager, which lets you manage client profiles. Like creating an appointment, you have to fill in every single field for a contact’s profile. Again, I wish there was a way around this so users didn’t have to make something up if the information isn’t available.
The free version of Kaly Calendar lets you send SMS and email reminders to clients who have upcoming appointments, which is a pretty neat feature. However, the app goes above and beyond in the pro version by allowing you to create message templates.
Also, the pro upgrade lets you backup Kaly Calendar data to iCloud, sync devices on the same iCloud account, and view iPhone calendar events. The pro upgrade is $9.99.
When it comes down to it, Kaly Calendar is definitely headed in the right direction when it comes to being a fully functional scheduling app. There are definitely a few improvements that can be made, though, such as a bit more flexibility with contacts and appointments (not having to fill in every field). Also, I’d love to see the ability to customize the appointment creation process to add custom fields.
Also, I believe Kaly Calendar is the perfect candidate for iPad functionality, so hopefully that can be implemented some time in the future.
Regarding the pro upgrade, I definitely think Kaly Calendar offers plenty of features and functionality in the free version, and it definitely gives users enough time to decide if the pro upgrade is right for them. I do think the price is a little steep, but adding different cloud services and iPad functionality would justify it a bit more.
Kaly Calendar requires iOS 6.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
A small administrative fee was paid by the developer for publication of this review, which did not influence the reviewer’s opinion