Bring a touch of the elegance of Moleskine’s notebooks to iOS
£3.99 Developer Moleskine, moleskine.com
Works with iPhone, iPod touch, Apple Watch Version 1.02
Moleskine can’t claim this app is inspired by something used by the likes of Hemingway, as it does with the notebooks that made its name, yet their influence is visible here. Timepage is a calendar app that’s more than a place to record meetings and set reminders.
The key to it is the single scrolling view that acts as your diary. There’s no week or month view here, just an endless stream of days, marked with the date, and the month and year stamped vertically alongside. Swipe up and down over the days to move between them, or swipe over the month to move to the next one. Tap on a day to see it in detail and tap again to add an entry. The day view also displays weather forecasts, which you can tap and hold to see hourly predicted rainfall.
You can add Google, Exchange and iCloud calendars, and toggle visibility of individual calendars. When you type a name in an event, Timepage suggests people from your Contacts – though it didn’t always find who we wanted.
While you can set appointments to repeat, there’s no ‘every weekday’ option. The Watch app shows each day at a glance, and you can tap for event, location and weather details.
Timepage may not be the most powerful calendar app around, but it’s one of the most elegant and a joy to use. Kenny Hemphill
Beautiful to look at, easy to use, and with a novel interface, Timepage is a wonderful way to keep a diary.
Timepage’s day view is as informative as it is elegant.