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Informant 5 - Calendar

Informant 5 - Calendar

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Personal Organizer for Calendar, Tasks, Projects, Notes and Contacts

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  • Jul 1, 2021

    By H Lev
    Hi, I have a subscription for Informant 5 in the that does not expire until November 2021. However, when I attempt to reinstall and log in to give Informant 5 another try, I am given a message that the account expired in 2015. I tried going through support on your website but it would not go through. Thanks for your help
  • Still needs a lot of work Jan 5, 2019

    By Vickystreehouse
    I used Pocket informant in 2013 but became frustrated with the inability to prioritize tasks. Finally went back to paper planning due to lack of customizability. I decided to give digital planning another try, and being familiar with pocket informant tried it first. While the app is visually pleasing, and much easier to use, still unable to prioritize tasks. It would be super easy to drag and drop, especially since this is available in the project view. The tasks actually laid up and seem like they’re going to move, but then don’t stay re-ordered. Very frustrating. The notes section needs a lot of work. Unfortunately I’m going to have to continue to use Notability for this functionality. There’s no Apple Pencil support which is a big drawback. One nice thing is the ability to customize to GTD or Franklin Covey. However neither of these systems is conducive to putting in tasks quickly, which is why you need to be able to manually re-order tasks on the go. I’ve had to contact support twice, the first time I never got an answer, the second time their response was less than awesome since it was essentially sorry no but hey go re-posted on this website and give the engineers some ideas. If this were a free app that would be an acceptable response but I paid for a year subscription so I think maybe you could just forward my email on and save me the trip.
  • Aug 23, 2021

    By Jim D
    Loved the app. Now it's having problems saving events, at least with a different color. (Will save event, just not in different color from color of main calendar.)
  • Aug 14, 2021

    By Dave Flagg
    I have been using this calendar app for years and it still gets updates and upgrades. Works very well with my galaxy note 20 plus. I rarely use any other calendar app. No issues with setting reminders or issues reacting with other apps. Definitely recommend this app
  • Jul 2, 2021

    By Martha S
    I use Month view to run my life. The little Today view at the bottom of the screen is essential. I5 doesn't have it, or at least if it does I haven't been able to open it. Hope this feature returns.
  • Need a task manager, not a taskmaster. Sep 10, 2019

    By kiz2015
    I see no advantage to Siri’s functioning as a habit tracker to remind me to make a note every day at 3 pm if I’m not going to remember a week from now that I made it. I’ve been using this app since my first Pocket PC. The notes feature does not, and never has, integrated well with the rest of the app. It’s always seemed like an afterthought. I want to be able to see all my appointments, all my tasks and all my notes related to a given project on one screen. The closest I’ve been able to get is by creating a Smart Filter for the project and then setting Focus View to show the Smart Filter, Notes, plus some additional filtering of the calendar and tasks. But the notes feature is flaky. My notes either show up only on the date I create them or the date I pin them to. And I can’t filter the notes to be project specific in Focus View. One more feature that would be nice . . . convert a completed task to a note. I have no problem with the subscription based model. I would pay just as much for a new paper planner every year. But it seems like the revenues collected go toward just trying to keep up with Apple’s bells and whistles and never delivering on features that should have been added years ago.
  • Sep 4, 2021

    By Natasha Widen
    I had some problems and it took some time to get a help but now the app working ok.
  • Almost a 5 Star! May 16, 2018

    By Shopfischer
    I completely concur with the ‘WalrusTexas’ review: I also chose Pocket Informant when I switched from Palm to iPhone because there wasn’t a calendar app out there that could manage all the repeating event/task iterations I need for my 8 life-areas with enough color choices to help visually distinguish them quickly. I’ve been recommending this app highly for years (yes, since Palm bit the dust) and assuring them that the relatively high cost was worth EVERY cent they’d pay for it! However, I too find the roller dial to select appt times cumbersome because the right thumb (my preference in use) tends to hit the ‘most bites’ section when I’m trying to reach over it to pick the hour section. This feature still needs some work. I’ve submitted a suggestion that might solve 90-95% of this problem. Add a button or place to choose “__:00” or “__:30” for the minutes with one tap. 95% of the time appts or tasks are scheduled or rescheduled on the hour or half hour, so this would greatly expedite entries, as I often overshoot the :00 or :30 when I’m using the roller bar 10-20x per day! Thank you in advance for your consideration. Keep up the great work! LOVE this app‼️
  • Too rich for my blood Aug 12, 2019

    By Hrufescens
    I don’t mind paying up for a major upgrade occasionally to get new features or improvements and keep the developer fed. But taking away features unless I pay $25 per year is just too heavy-handed. I’ll stick with my old version, and ditch Informant (truly an old favorite) when it becomes obsolete. Shame, but I’m confident that there will be competitors who will sell non-subscription model products. P.S. After reading the developers response, I now appreciate the frustration he/she must feel. My criticism is certainly not the first along these lines. I didn’t appreciate being made to feel like “an old tiresome complaint” when this was a new issue for me. I especially didn’t appreciate the argument that 50 cents a week makes it right. My life seems full of these micro charges that keep piling up- death by a thousand cuts. I have 150+ apps on my phone. If I paid 50 cents a week for each, that would be a whopping $1950 a year! So I looked around and discovered Awesome Calendar. It does what I need for a one-time cost of $10. If I get even 5 years out of it, that’s, umm, 7 cents every two weeks. Bye-bye Informant, old friend.
  • Jun 22, 2021

    By Terence Stamp
    Been a user for many years and am greatly relieved that the Android version is continuing being developed. Would be five 🌟 but some performance problems at the moment. UPDATE...new release has fixed the performance issues. One or two features that I used seem to be missing at the moment...Day view on the Month view screen ...Location Search ...Active Widget.... I assume they are in the pipeline. Looking forward to the next release
  • Jul 1, 2021

    By H Lev
    Hi, I have a subscription for Informant 5 in the that does not expire until November 2021. However, when I attempt to reinstall and log in to give Informant 5 another try, I am given a message that the account expired in 2015. I tried going through support on your website but it would not go through. Thanks for your help
  • Still needs a lot of work Jan 5, 2019

    By Vickystreehouse
    I used Pocket informant in 2013 but became frustrated with the inability to prioritize tasks. Finally went back to paper planning due to lack of customizability. I decided to give digital planning another try, and being familiar with pocket informant tried it first. While the app is visually pleasing, and much easier to use, still unable to prioritize tasks. It would be super easy to drag and drop, especially since this is available in the project view. The tasks actually laid up and seem like they’re going to move, but then don’t stay re-ordered. Very frustrating. The notes section needs a lot of work. Unfortunately I’m going to have to continue to use Notability for this functionality. There’s no Apple Pencil support which is a big drawback. One nice thing is the ability to customize to GTD or Franklin Covey. However neither of these systems is conducive to putting in tasks quickly, which is why you need to be able to manually re-order tasks on the go. I’ve had to contact support twice, the first time I never got an answer, the second time their response was less than awesome since it was essentially sorry no but hey go re-posted on this website and give the engineers some ideas. If this were a free app that would be an acceptable response but I paid for a year subscription so I think maybe you could just forward my email on and save me the trip.
  • Aug 23, 2021

    By Jim D
    Loved the app. Now it's having problems saving events, at least with a different color. (Will save event, just not in different color from color of main calendar.)
  • Aug 14, 2021

    By Dave Flagg
    I have been using this calendar app for years and it still gets updates and upgrades. Works very well with my galaxy note 20 plus. I rarely use any other calendar app. No issues with setting reminders or issues reacting with other apps. Definitely recommend this app
  • Jul 2, 2021

    By Martha S
    I use Month view to run my life. The little Today view at the bottom of the screen is essential. I5 doesn't have it, or at least if it does I haven't been able to open it. Hope this feature returns.
  • Need a task manager, not a taskmaster. Sep 10, 2019

    By kiz2015
    I see no advantage to Siri’s functioning as a habit tracker to remind me to make a note every day at 3 pm if I’m not going to remember a week from now that I made it. I’ve been using this app since my first Pocket PC. The notes feature does not, and never has, integrated well with the rest of the app. It’s always seemed like an afterthought. I want to be able to see all my appointments, all my tasks and all my notes related to a given project on one screen. The closest I’ve been able to get is by creating a Smart Filter for the project and then setting Focus View to show the Smart Filter, Notes, plus some additional filtering of the calendar and tasks. But the notes feature is flaky. My notes either show up only on the date I create them or the date I pin them to. And I can’t filter the notes to be project specific in Focus View. One more feature that would be nice . . . convert a completed task to a note. I have no problem with the subscription based model. I would pay just as much for a new paper planner every year. But it seems like the revenues collected go toward just trying to keep up with Apple’s bells and whistles and never delivering on features that should have been added years ago.
  • Sep 4, 2021

    By Natasha Widen
    I had some problems and it took some time to get a help but now the app working ok.
  • Almost a 5 Star! May 16, 2018

    By Shopfischer
    I completely concur with the ‘WalrusTexas’ review: I also chose Pocket Informant when I switched from Palm to iPhone because there wasn’t a calendar app out there that could manage all the repeating event/task iterations I need for my 8 life-areas with enough color choices to help visually distinguish them quickly. I’ve been recommending this app highly for years (yes, since Palm bit the dust) and assuring them that the relatively high cost was worth EVERY cent they’d pay for it! However, I too find the roller dial to select appt times cumbersome because the right thumb (my preference in use) tends to hit the ‘most bites’ section when I’m trying to reach over it to pick the hour section. This feature still needs some work. I’ve submitted a suggestion that might solve 90-95% of this problem. Add a button or place to choose “__:00” or “__:30” for the minutes with one tap. 95% of the time appts or tasks are scheduled or rescheduled on the hour or half hour, so this would greatly expedite entries, as I often overshoot the :00 or :30 when I’m using the roller bar 10-20x per day! Thank you in advance for your consideration. Keep up the great work! LOVE this app‼️
  • Too rich for my blood Aug 12, 2019

    By Hrufescens
    I don’t mind paying up for a major upgrade occasionally to get new features or improvements and keep the developer fed. But taking away features unless I pay $25 per year is just too heavy-handed. I’ll stick with my old version, and ditch Informant (truly an old favorite) when it becomes obsolete. Shame, but I’m confident that there will be competitors who will sell non-subscription model products. P.S. After reading the developers response, I now appreciate the frustration he/she must feel. My criticism is certainly not the first along these lines. I didn’t appreciate being made to feel like “an old tiresome complaint” when this was a new issue for me. I especially didn’t appreciate the argument that 50 cents a week makes it right. My life seems full of these micro charges that keep piling up- death by a thousand cuts. I have 150+ apps on my phone. If I paid 50 cents a week for each, that would be a whopping $1950 a year! So I looked around and discovered Awesome Calendar. It does what I need for a one-time cost of $10. If I get even 5 years out of it, that’s, umm, 7 cents every two weeks. Bye-bye Informant, old friend.
  • Jun 22, 2021

    By Terence Stamp
    Been a user for many years and am greatly relieved that the Android version is continuing being developed. Would be five 🌟 but some performance problems at the moment. UPDATE...new release has fixed the performance issues. One or two features that I used seem to be missing at the moment...Day view on the Month view screen ...Location Search ...Active Widget.... I assume they are in the pipeline. Looking forward to the next release
  • Growing Tired of the Problems with this App… Jul 31, 2021

    By TYH8
    I’ve been using Informant since it first became available many many years ago. I keep using it mainly because it’s the only calendar app I’ve found that allows one to use a large collection of emoticons, emojis, and icons extensively in the various calendar views. However I’m getting really tired of the constant sync issues. It’s supposed to sync across multiple devices but 90% of the time that doesn’t work. My husband and I often double book because the appointments I put in don’t sync to his device and vice versa. Also, despite paying a monthly subscription fee, I constantly get locked out of syncing for supposed “terminated or lapsed subscription”. I have to select “Restore Purchases” and reset up the sync account several times a month. Then no matter what I do I end up with events duplicated 4-6 times. I tried to contact tech support through the app but it crashes every time I select the support option. The other irritating thing is the lack of skin tone variations for the people emoji. My family is brown skinned and it would be really nice to be able to pick a brown skin girl when putting in an appointment for my daughter. Years ago Informant did have some additional color choices but at some point they disappeared. I contacted support and was told emojis in different skin tones weren’t supported????? As soon as I find a suitable alternative I’m gone!
  • Love and hate Jul 28, 2019

    By MostlyHarmlessMD
    I’ve been using informant for years and I love the layout and most other features, however I’m getting frustrated enough there I am sadly looking for a different calendar app. My frustration mostly comes from constant sync issues. I payed the subscription price for informant sync and it absolutely does not sync between my devices no matter what I do. It also does not automatically update my subscription calendars and doesn’t update them manually either on the new app. On the old app I would unsubscribe and subscribe again whenever issues arose (not ideal, but I really wanted to keep using the app), but on the new app attempt to subscribe give me a statement that apple requires secure server use starting with HTTPS (which it does!!!!!!!!!) And the app completely just doesn’t recognize it. I also (on the new app) was not able to sign into my informant sync account that I payed for (it just tells me user not found - and I know my account info was correct), so I can’t use any of the ‘payed’ features (which by now are all the features). I am extremely disappointed. I used to love this app and it has become unusable for me. I am constantly worried that it’s not going to sync correctly and I’ll miss something important and I feel cheated after I payed for informant sync and can’t use that either. I can’t use a calendar app I can’t trust regardless of how much I love the layout.
  • Jun 27, 2021

    By ken mcpherson
    Purchased app. Have created a calendar event 6 different times. After creating the event the app syncs. And as soon as it syncs the calendar event completely disappears every single time. I have watched it vanish right off of the calendar. This needs to be fixed right away. Otherwise I just threw away $25.00 for an app that I can't even use the calendar in.
  • The worst developers Apr 19, 2021

    By ElVadim
    Update: I received a response from the developers that a new version that would incorporate iOS 14 widgets would be forthcoming. Waited, checked for updates, and still nothing. I guess their one part-time coder has better things to do. I still feel that this app is a scam after the company was bought out. The updates are painfully slow, and they introduce new bugs more often than fixing previous ones (I still get false alarms when setting an appointment while traveling in a different time zone). Original: Just a warning to future buyers of this app: Informant is buggy and development of new features is very slow. Look elsewhere. I loved earlier versions of Pocket Informant. The version 5 came out, with a new pricing structure. There were lots of bugs, and it took a long time for the developers to fix some (not all) of them. One of their updates broke the iOS 13 widget function. Now, it’s been months since iOS 14 introduced the home screen widget, and the best Informant can do is fix the old bug that kept the pre-iOS 14 widget from working. It’s been months and they can’t implement something most apps accomplished right away. In short, spend your money elsewhere.
  • Apr 27, 2021

    By Fractal Codex
    Just installed the new version and am so disappointed 😔 The previous version (v4) is much clearer, I don't think I could get used to this GUI. You should have made it the same just with updated fonts & styles, plus the settings menu structure needed an update to make it more intuitive. As an ex-systems engineer I wish you asked me to review your concept design, no offence; its just that you won't find anyone fussier than me when it comes to good GUI design. Response: will submit my feedback.
  • Moved to 24me Pro Oct 23, 2020

    By InkyMyCat
    I've been using informant for several years now. I bought Informant 4 for my ipad and iPhone and continued using it until Informant 5 was released. I did not like that Informant went subscription based so I stayed with informant 4 and paid for all the upgrades. Slowly over time the weather upgrade stopped working as well as several other features. IOS 14 has now broken Informant 4 and it crashes when I go to enter an appointment in. I decided to try Informant 5 today but all you get is a basic stripped down calendar and all the features I had in Informant 4 are subscription based which I will not do. Charge me for a one time charge of $20-$30+ for the app which I don't mind doing but I refuse to do subscription based. A few years ago I bought the pro version of 24me and this will be my new Calendar, Tasks, Notes, Notifications, Weather, GPS Traffic, GPS Driving Directions and so much more. I paid for the app once and get all the features of Informant 5 and more. I'm sorry to leave Informant but its not beneficial or feasible for me to pay for a yearly or monthly payment.
  • Jul 14, 2021

    By Brian P.
    Avoid this company! Major problems with syncing with their paid Informant Sync service! They won't fix and what's worse, they keep removing my negative comments! Cover Up!
  • IOS 14.5 killed pocket informant Apr 26, 2021

    By saclark1
    I'm gonna have a use your pocket informant and have been for many years. I also pay annually for the subscription service for thinking content to my other devices, location status etc. I do believe I was just recently billed for my annual subscription. In my opinion, it's been the best calendar/tasks/contacts integrated package available. I upgraded my iPhone X this morning to iOS 14.5. Upon completion I went through the drill of checking my other applications to make sure they all worked and found that informant does not ! States the developer needs to update the app in order for it to work on this new iOS version. This is very disheartening as I've already paid for my subscription renewal and your other application in the store called informant five is a stripped-down version of what I had. In the past I've given it a full five stars in a very commendable review however unless they fix this rather soon, I will give it a one or less stars and pass the word around as I also had many colleagues hitch their wagon to your app over the past few yearsAnd will notify them accordingly
  • Aug 5, 2021

    By Brian Sieger
    Disappointed, had used this app years ago on IOS really looked forward to using it on android. Found intigration lacking with office 365, simple copy paste is several actions than it should be. Have paid for the year to get the intigration that was promised not there. Seemed cluncky to use compared to other apps. Uninstalled and juat wrote of the 20 some bucks paid.
  • Very misleading, Not as good as before Jun 9, 2020

    By Bonbon Mom
    I have had Informant for several years. I purchased the original Pocket Informant and was very happy with it. When I upgraded my iPhone I had to get the new Informant app. It was very different from the old Pocket Informant but my experience had been so positive, I decide to go with the new Informant - what a mistake! The old app had many features but was quick and easy to use, the new one requires time to learn its complicated features and takes several steps to do even a simple entry. Lastly, I am angry that the in-app purchase says “premium to own” which is a LIE, it’s actually only a one-year subscription! There is no way I would’ve paid $25 for just 1 year of this seriously down-graded app. Because they will never get my business again, now I have to take even more time moving all my info to a new planner. I’m shocked and disappointed that Apple App Store has allowed this very shady practice and is becoming a “buyer beware” marketplace. If growth is more important than ethical practices and quality services, Apple will go the way of IBM

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  • Aug 14, 2021

    By Dave Flagg
    I have been using this calendar app for years and it still gets updates and upgrades. Works very well with my galaxy note 20 plus. I rarely use any other calendar app. No issues with setting reminders or issues reacting with other apps. Definitely recommend this app
  • Jun 22, 2021

    By Terence Stamp
    Been a user for many years and am greatly relieved that the Android version is continuing being developed. Would be five 🌟 but some performance problems at the moment. UPDATE...new release has fixed the performance issues. One or two features that I used seem to be missing at the moment...Day view on the Month view screen ...Location Search ...Active Widget.... I assume they are in the pipeline. Looking forward to the next release
  • Everything You’ll Need in a Planner App Nov 2, 2018

    By usarmytrooper
    I’ve been using this app for a while now. Unlike many of the other apps I’ve tried, it is customizable and flexible enough for anyone. If you need a lot of detail in your events and tasks, Informant can handle it; if you need only minimum detail, Informant can handle it. Informant offers multiple calendar views as well as the ability to customize toolbars. The app lets you decide how your calendar and tasks are presented. Additionally, it has the best ability to set up template tasks and events (Informant calls them Triggers) in comparison to other day planner types of events. Initially, this can take a while to set up, but it definitely is a time saver and makes recording events and tasks much easier. I do wish that the current version of Informant would allow you to use a current event or task as the base to create a new Trigger. I would like to see that capability restored.
  • May 11, 2021

    By chris scott
    Edit : Thank you for your quick reply…. Over the years I have had a bit of a love hate relationship with pi. I have said some harsh things in previous reviews and said I would never come back. I was wrong, every time I use I love the flexibility and never ending options…though I do wish the android version was a little more like iOS. And now we have a web version in testing… well wow! I am very happy this has appeared….bumped up my rating to 5 star… based on 1 dev being responsive and 2 web version development! Fantastic….let’s hope this gets this long time app back up in the top spot…Thanks! 😊
  • May 13, 2021

    By Timothy Demore
    Update: Informant team promptly replied and told me about swiping past the last screen. This worked. Informant is quite impressive in Chromebook.
  • Best Calendar/To Do App There Is! Oct 22, 2019

    By Kwftx
    I have been using this app for my calendar, projects, and to do lists since 2009. Bought it for my iPhone 3GS and have been happy with it ever since. The interface is crisp and professional looking, not cartoonish and cheap like so many of the others I’ve seen. I appreciate all the customization options. I like to have my to do items also show up on the monthly calendar screen so I see when certain things are due in a month view. Little things like that are greatly appreciated. The app gets regular updates and I also subscribe to the annual subscription so I can sync everything and have it up to date on my iPad and iMac as well. 10 years of my life are now chronicled in this app. It has been a solid performer and does not disappoint. The only thing I would like to see when it comes to options is more variety in the color scheme and themes.
  • Great app! Used every day for years!!! Nov 15, 2018

    By Rbhgr
    I’ve used iterations of Pocket Informant & Informant for years. I continue recommending it to business colleagues. I like its functionality, adaptability & custom-ability. Let’s face it. We all liked the price tag of free. But come on... Development, support & keeping up with iOS changes are never free. Do you pay for a new phone with more features? Of course! And look at the price tag! Do you pay for updates to your virus protection? Of course you do. It’s a cost of protecting your devices. Let’s not be too harsh on a guy trying to keep a great app working & relevant for the future. And besides, no one is forcing us to subscribe. For me, the price tag is minimal compared to all the coffee drinks I purchase over the course of a year. Even though imperfect, & what app is, I still highly recommend this app & use it every day. Keep up the good work & updates!!!
  • Apr 17, 2021

    By Ian Shore
    Great app and most of all great support
  • Sep 4, 2021

    By Natasha Widen
    I had some problems and it took some time to get a help but now the app working ok.
  • Almost a 5 Star! May 16, 2018

    By Shopfischer
    I completely concur with the ‘WalrusTexas’ review: I also chose Pocket Informant when I switched from Palm to iPhone because there wasn’t a calendar app out there that could manage all the repeating event/task iterations I need for my 8 life-areas with enough color choices to help visually distinguish them quickly. I’ve been recommending this app highly for years (yes, since Palm bit the dust) and assuring them that the relatively high cost was worth EVERY cent they’d pay for it! However, I too find the roller dial to select appt times cumbersome because the right thumb (my preference in use) tends to hit the ‘most bites’ section when I’m trying to reach over it to pick the hour section. This feature still needs some work. I’ve submitted a suggestion that might solve 90-95% of this problem. Add a button or place to choose “__:00” or “__:30” for the minutes with one tap. 95% of the time appts or tasks are scheduled or rescheduled on the hour or half hour, so this would greatly expedite entries, as I often overshoot the :00 or :30 when I’m using the roller bar 10-20x per day! Thank you in advance for your consideration. Keep up the great work! LOVE this app‼️
  • Been a user for years Jun 19, 2021

    By Brittpetti
    I have used this app since the palm pilot years because I needed the task and calendar functionality. Most important feature is the ability to prioritize and to schedule future and repeating periodic tasks. I have been using some version of this app for more than 10 years (maybe almost 15?) Today I logged in to find my features on lock. It seemed to be asking for money to access my data. Apparently there was a subscription renewal needed??? It didn’t indicate that a renewal was due. Just locked up my data!!!! Look, that’s just tacky. I’m happy to pay the stupid (very reasonable) annual renewal fee for this very important tool. But send me an email or have a message that pops up that says it’s coming up and maybe mention that you don’t have valid form of payment. But don’t just lock it down midday without a warning. People who rely on these tools can’t tolerate that. Be better. Otherwise, very good app and I endorse it to others all the time.
  • Very Flexible and Functional Sep 21, 2017

    By robertsjam
    Informant 5 helps me do the tasks I need to do during the day, keep my appointments, and keep some of the essential information I need close at hand. I have Attention Deficit Disorder, and I find that this is a good tool to help me manage my day. But Informant 5 helps me do some jobs better than others. When I am simply entering appointments and tasks on a daily basis, it shows a 5 star level of ease of use. But when I start classifying my information by all of the many categories this app provides, and then filtering and cross-referencing to display the specific appointment and task lists I want, the results are not as good as I would like. Someone who understands better than I do how Informant 5's underlying data bases relate to each other might get better results. But I rely on this app daily and I find that if I use Informant 5 simply, I also use it effectively; unfortunately, as I try to use some of its potentially stronger features the learning curve is steeper and I am less effective. I am offering a four star rating, because I find Informant 5 a little complicated to use at times. But those four stars still come with a strong recommendation. It's advantages outweigh the disadvantages, and it is a life saver for someone who, like me, has faith that a portion of life can be organized, but may only brush their teeth if that is on a check-list, if they remembered where they put the check-list before they went to bed.
  • Jun 9, 2021

    By Rafael Sanchis
    I hope as soon as possible release new update there are some problem but on the way. Excelent Resolved Issue's
  • Powerful app - coming back to life Apr 16, 2019

    By ismilez
    I've been a paying user for many, many years. (Palm girl) The previous iteration of this app (PI4) was 100% 5-stars all the way, then there was a rocky transition to PI5 a few years ago which turned a lot of loyal users off. Many of us are still here (or came back) because of the powerful capabilities and customizable interface that sets this app apart from the rest. Throughout it all, this app has definitely remained better than every serious calendar app I've tried so far (7+). The level of detail and customization available to the user satisfies my OCD tendencies, while still remaining easy and efficient to use. What's great is you can have a simple interface or an extremely detailed & customized interface, depending on your personal preference or need. The developers push updates appropriately. Some apps update and change so often it becomes a hassle to keep up. PI5 updates when needed. The few times I've reached out to their support team, I was happy with their timeliness and helpfulness to resolve my issue or simply answer my question. If you're happy with a simple interface, there are lots of choices, including this one (& you may find your needs grow into this app). However, if you want ultimate customization, several sync options, good support, and the most detailed month view out there, I believe this is one of your best options.
  • Jul 1, 2021

    By H Lev
    Hi, I have a subscription for Informant 5 in the that does not expire until November 2021. However, when I attempt to reinstall and log in to give Informant 5 another try, I am given a message that the account expired in 2015. I tried going through support on your website but it would not go through. Thanks for your help
  • Still needs a lot of work Jan 5, 2019

    By Vickystreehouse
    I used Pocket informant in 2013 but became frustrated with the inability to prioritize tasks. Finally went back to paper planning due to lack of customizability. I decided to give digital planning another try, and being familiar with pocket informant tried it first. While the app is visually pleasing, and much easier to use, still unable to prioritize tasks. It would be super easy to drag and drop, especially since this is available in the project view. The tasks actually laid up and seem like they’re going to move, but then don’t stay re-ordered. Very frustrating. The notes section needs a lot of work. Unfortunately I’m going to have to continue to use Notability for this functionality. There’s no Apple Pencil support which is a big drawback. One nice thing is the ability to customize to GTD or Franklin Covey. However neither of these systems is conducive to putting in tasks quickly, which is why you need to be able to manually re-order tasks on the go. I’ve had to contact support twice, the first time I never got an answer, the second time their response was less than awesome since it was essentially sorry no but hey go re-posted on this website and give the engineers some ideas. If this were a free app that would be an acceptable response but I paid for a year subscription so I think maybe you could just forward my email on and save me the trip.
  • Aug 23, 2021

    By Jim D
    Loved the app. Now it's having problems saving events, at least with a different color. (Will save event, just not in different color from color of main calendar.)
  • Jul 2, 2021

    By Martha S
    I use Month view to run my life. The little Today view at the bottom of the screen is essential. I5 doesn't have it, or at least if it does I haven't been able to open it. Hope this feature returns.
  • Need a task manager, not a taskmaster. Sep 10, 2019

    By kiz2015
    I see no advantage to Siri’s functioning as a habit tracker to remind me to make a note every day at 3 pm if I’m not going to remember a week from now that I made it. I’ve been using this app since my first Pocket PC. The notes feature does not, and never has, integrated well with the rest of the app. It’s always seemed like an afterthought. I want to be able to see all my appointments, all my tasks and all my notes related to a given project on one screen. The closest I’ve been able to get is by creating a Smart Filter for the project and then setting Focus View to show the Smart Filter, Notes, plus some additional filtering of the calendar and tasks. But the notes feature is flaky. My notes either show up only on the date I create them or the date I pin them to. And I can’t filter the notes to be project specific in Focus View. One more feature that would be nice . . . convert a completed task to a note. I have no problem with the subscription based model. I would pay just as much for a new paper planner every year. But it seems like the revenues collected go toward just trying to keep up with Apple’s bells and whistles and never delivering on features that should have been added years ago.
  • Too rich for my blood Aug 12, 2019

    By Hrufescens
    I don’t mind paying up for a major upgrade occasionally to get new features or improvements and keep the developer fed. But taking away features unless I pay $25 per year is just too heavy-handed. I’ll stick with my old version, and ditch Informant (truly an old favorite) when it becomes obsolete. Shame, but I’m confident that there will be competitors who will sell non-subscription model products. P.S. After reading the developers response, I now appreciate the frustration he/she must feel. My criticism is certainly not the first along these lines. I didn’t appreciate being made to feel like “an old tiresome complaint” when this was a new issue for me. I especially didn’t appreciate the argument that 50 cents a week makes it right. My life seems full of these micro charges that keep piling up- death by a thousand cuts. I have 150+ apps on my phone. If I paid 50 cents a week for each, that would be a whopping $1950 a year! So I looked around and discovered Awesome Calendar. It does what I need for a one-time cost of $10. If I get even 5 years out of it, that’s, umm, 7 cents every two weeks. Bye-bye Informant, old friend.
  • Apr 25, 2021

    By Dwayne Kennedy
    Still not as good as the old app but, many improvements have been made. I would still like to be able to choose multiple tasks from the calendar view and move them to another day. Currently, you have to leave the calendar view and open the task view to choose multiple tasks.
  • Almost... Jan 6, 2019

    By Johnthunder
    I have been using informant since it was on Palm. It has so much potential, but ultimately fails to deliver. It has the “ability” to combine google cal, iOS reminders, and Apps like TickTick all Into one place. That has always been my dream app. I very much use my phone as an “external” brain. I almost depend on being able to reliable access my information easily. And in my experience that’s were Informant falls sort. My biggest problem was with “smart lists” & iOS reminders. It seems there is a bug that causes the app to reset smart lists every day if you use iOS reminders. That’s very frustrating and even more frustrating is having their support basically tell you, they weren’t going to fix it because not that many people use that feature. It seems like they are just bloating their app with half hearted features to get people to pay for it. I’m finally giving up on informant and sticking with Fantastic and TickTick. The one good thing I will say is that Informant has the best month view options and layout over any app I’ve seen.
  • Jun 5, 2021

    By Stacy Puma
    I am returning to ingormant. I loved the concept from informant 4 and glad it was finally updated. The only thing I would like to add is the ability to drag and drop either an event or task in the days view instead of opening the entire appointment to change date and/or time
  • Sep 4, 2021

    By John Petenes
    Getting better slowly..... More updates are needed
  • Growing Tired of the Problems with this App… Jul 31, 2021

    By TYH8
    I’ve been using Informant since it first became available many many years ago. I keep using it mainly because it’s the only calendar app I’ve found that allows one to use a large collection of emoticons, emojis, and icons extensively in the various calendar views. However I’m getting really tired of the constant sync issues. It’s supposed to sync across multiple devices but 90% of the time that doesn’t work. My husband and I often double book because the appointments I put in don’t sync to his device and vice versa. Also, despite paying a monthly subscription fee, I constantly get locked out of syncing for supposed “terminated or lapsed subscription”. I have to select “Restore Purchases” and reset up the sync account several times a month. Then no matter what I do I end up with events duplicated 4-6 times. I tried to contact tech support through the app but it crashes every time I select the support option. The other irritating thing is the lack of skin tone variations for the people emoji. My family is brown skinned and it would be really nice to be able to pick a brown skin girl when putting in an appointment for my daughter. Years ago Informant did have some additional color choices but at some point they disappeared. I contacted support and was told emojis in different skin tones weren’t supported????? As soon as I find a suitable alternative I’m gone!
  • Moved to 24me Pro Oct 23, 2020

    By InkyMyCat
    I've been using informant for several years now. I bought Informant 4 for my ipad and iPhone and continued using it until Informant 5 was released. I did not like that Informant went subscription based so I stayed with informant 4 and paid for all the upgrades. Slowly over time the weather upgrade stopped working as well as several other features. IOS 14 has now broken Informant 4 and it crashes when I go to enter an appointment in. I decided to try Informant 5 today but all you get is a basic stripped down calendar and all the features I had in Informant 4 are subscription based which I will not do. Charge me for a one time charge of $20-$30+ for the app which I don't mind doing but I refuse to do subscription based. A few years ago I bought the pro version of 24me and this will be my new Calendar, Tasks, Notes, Notifications, Weather, GPS Traffic, GPS Driving Directions and so much more. I paid for the app once and get all the features of Informant 5 and more. I'm sorry to leave Informant but its not beneficial or feasible for me to pay for a yearly or monthly payment.
  • Very misleading, Not as good as before Jun 9, 2020

    By Bonbon Mom
    I have had Informant for several years. I purchased the original Pocket Informant and was very happy with it. When I upgraded my iPhone I had to get the new Informant app. It was very different from the old Pocket Informant but my experience had been so positive, I decide to go with the new Informant - what a mistake! The old app had many features but was quick and easy to use, the new one requires time to learn its complicated features and takes several steps to do even a simple entry. Lastly, I am angry that the in-app purchase says “premium to own” which is a LIE, it’s actually only a one-year subscription! There is no way I would’ve paid $25 for just 1 year of this seriously down-graded app. Because they will never get my business again, now I have to take even more time moving all my info to a new planner. I’m shocked and disappointed that Apple App Store has allowed this very shady practice and is becoming a “buyer beware” marketplace. If growth is more important than ethical practices and quality services, Apple will go the way of IBM
  • Once great app. Now bloated Mar 12, 2018

    By 2112fromEC
    I have used Pocket Informant (now Informant) since 2010. The newest inception is a major step backwards. First of all, the time picker for an Event is horrible. It is a scroll wheel that is fiddly and difficult to use, not to mention it is in one minute increments which makes it even more fiddly. You have to double check the time entered because it has a tendency to “drift.” Why they got away from a simple entering of the time by keypad, I do not know. Also, entering an event can take up to 20 seconds. Push to bring up menu. Wait several seconds for the screen to appear, them use the time wheel (on both start and end time if it goes past your default end time). Furthermore, the new interface makes no sense and actually adds an extra step to get to the calendars/tasks, etc. The app just seems bloated; tags, calendars, keywords, triggers.I guess these are needed for GTD or Covey followers but if you need a simple calendar with tasks, I would not recommend. And until they fix the time picker, I would not recommend at all.
  • Love and hate Jul 28, 2019

    By MostlyHarmlessMD
    I’ve been using informant for years and I love the layout and most other features, however I’m getting frustrated enough there I am sadly looking for a different calendar app. My frustration mostly comes from constant sync issues. I payed the subscription price for informant sync and it absolutely does not sync between my devices no matter what I do. It also does not automatically update my subscription calendars and doesn’t update them manually either on the new app. On the old app I would unsubscribe and subscribe again whenever issues arose (not ideal, but I really wanted to keep using the app), but on the new app attempt to subscribe give me a statement that apple requires secure server use starting with HTTPS (which it does!!!!!!!!!) And the app completely just doesn’t recognize it. I also (on the new app) was not able to sign into my informant sync account that I payed for (it just tells me user not found - and I know my account info was correct), so I can’t use any of the ‘payed’ features (which by now are all the features). I am extremely disappointed. I used to love this app and it has become unusable for me. I am constantly worried that it’s not going to sync correctly and I’ll miss something important and I feel cheated after I payed for informant sync and can’t use that either. I can’t use a calendar app I can’t trust regardless of how much I love the layout.
  • Jun 27, 2021

    By ken mcpherson
    Purchased app. Have created a calendar event 6 different times. After creating the event the app syncs. And as soon as it syncs the calendar event completely disappears every single time. I have watched it vanish right off of the calendar. This needs to be fixed right away. Otherwise I just threw away $25.00 for an app that I can't even use the calendar in.
  • The worst developers Apr 19, 2021

    By ElVadim
    Update: I received a response from the developers that a new version that would incorporate iOS 14 widgets would be forthcoming. Waited, checked for updates, and still nothing. I guess their one part-time coder has better things to do. I still feel that this app is a scam after the company was bought out. The updates are painfully slow, and they introduce new bugs more often than fixing previous ones (I still get false alarms when setting an appointment while traveling in a different time zone). Original: Just a warning to future buyers of this app: Informant is buggy and development of new features is very slow. Look elsewhere. I loved earlier versions of Pocket Informant. The version 5 came out, with a new pricing structure. There were lots of bugs, and it took a long time for the developers to fix some (not all) of them. One of their updates broke the iOS 13 widget function. Now, it’s been months since iOS 14 introduced the home screen widget, and the best Informant can do is fix the old bug that kept the pre-iOS 14 widget from working. It’s been months and they can’t implement something most apps accomplished right away. In short, spend your money elsewhere.
  • Apr 27, 2021

    By Fractal Codex
    Just installed the new version and am so disappointed 😔 The previous version (v4) is much clearer, I don't think I could get used to this GUI. You should have made it the same just with updated fonts & styles, plus the settings menu structure needed an update to make it more intuitive. As an ex-systems engineer I wish you asked me to review your concept design, no offence; its just that you won't find anyone fussier than me when it comes to good GUI design. Response: will submit my feedback.
  • Jul 14, 2021

    By Brian P.
    Avoid this company! Major problems with syncing with their paid Informant Sync service! They won't fix and what's worse, they keep removing my negative comments! Cover Up!
  • IOS 14.5 killed pocket informant Apr 26, 2021

    By saclark1
    I'm gonna have a use your pocket informant and have been for many years. I also pay annually for the subscription service for thinking content to my other devices, location status etc. I do believe I was just recently billed for my annual subscription. In my opinion, it's been the best calendar/tasks/contacts integrated package available. I upgraded my iPhone X this morning to iOS 14.5. Upon completion I went through the drill of checking my other applications to make sure they all worked and found that informant does not ! States the developer needs to update the app in order for it to work on this new iOS version. This is very disheartening as I've already paid for my subscription renewal and your other application in the store called informant five is a stripped-down version of what I had. In the past I've given it a full five stars in a very commendable review however unless they fix this rather soon, I will give it a one or less stars and pass the word around as I also had many colleagues hitch their wagon to your app over the past few yearsAnd will notify them accordingly
  • Aug 5, 2021

    By Brian Sieger
    Disappointed, had used this app years ago on IOS really looked forward to using it on android. Found intigration lacking with office 365, simple copy paste is several actions than it should be. Have paid for the year to get the intigration that was promised not there. Seemed cluncky to use compared to other apps. Uninstalled and juat wrote of the 20 some bucks paid.
  • Apr 1, 2021

    By Rob Rymill
    Very disappointed PI user. I have used PI since it was available on Windows CE. Bought it again when I switched to Android. Now I'm being persuaded to pay a subscription for what appears to be simply a slicker looking version of what I've already got. PLEASE remove the upgrade nag screen. Mar-2021 - I acknowledge that the upgrade nag screen was removed from v4, but now all my calendars have now stopped syncing. Is this an intentional ploy to persuade us to move to the new version? If it is it's a sure fire way to kill the title.
  • Crap company Finally done & switching to google Mar 29, 2019

    By JeffK91914
    They REMOVE features of previous versions that I paid for in updates. This is done to force people to upgrade to their subscription model. I have used pocket informant for over 10 years. I started with an app on an old organizer. I am sick of the money grab by the company. So I have bought the app every time they upgraded. I figured about $10 every year or two was ok. Then they went to bundles and add ons. Ok $5. Each or $15 for them all. I never wanted their subscription to sync with their servers. I guess that a lot of other people felt the same way. So not they updated to this new version where the only option it the subscription. I still have version 4.xxx on my phone. But how long with this work? I don’t trust them. I will be switching to google calendar. I don’t like it as much as informant but I will adjust cause I don’t trust this company one bit. I am now using google calendar. Not a huge fan but it is free. No more of this shady piece of garbage company. I wrote them an email once and their response is condescending and unhelpful.
  • Aug 1, 2021

    By James Fox
    A total rip off. Over 20 dollars a month and it doesn't even work properly. There are many calendar/task apps out there . Don't waste your time and money on this one.

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