Yose Widjaja, or better known as “Jormy”, is at it again with a new calendar/task management app he’s calling 123Cal, although that is just a temporary name for now. I’ve been beta besting the app for a good number of weeks and I can say that it’s pretty stable and he’s quick about adding features. In his TestFlight updates he mentions that he takes breaks from working on Nintype by working on this.
123Cal shares some design characteristics with his ground breaking third-party keyboard, when you start poking around in the menus and start making events the similarities are obvious. The app has some awesome animations when you navigate through the days and events. They’re reminiscent of his other work, but you can also turn them off if you’re not a fan.
Joemy’s also implemented Force Touch Peek and Pop functionality to pop into the day view as well. I couldn’t test this out as I am on an iPhone 6, but he offers a similar thing if you just tap on the day without Force Touch.
The task management portion of 123Cal is very robust as it supports multiple levels of folders and tasks with all sorts of data attached to them. You can add due dates, different types of flags, defer them, and even set them for a GTD style review.
I personally have been using an analog bullet journal type system for my task management but I’m seriously considering using this as an on-the-go solution for when I don’t have my Moleskine on me.
All in all this is a really great calendar app for power users in a similar way that Nintype is for third-party keyboard users. While I’d recommend everyone try it out to see if it’s for them I suspect that people who love information density and complex organizational systems will truly get the most out of this app.
While 123Cal isn’t released yet, Jormy says that it’s still pretty early in the beta although the version I’m testing at the time of writing this is very stable. I’ll be sure to update this article with the name of the app when he releases it.