Pencil Planner & Calendar Pro Reviews

Pencil Planner & Calendar Pro Reviews

Published by on 2021-03-02

Combine your daily digital calendar with your paper planner! Now you no longer
have to choose between typing and handwriting your schedule, events and
reminders. Pencil Planner Pro is the best of both worlds as you can write
directly over the events that come from the Calendar app using...

Table of Contents:
1. Reviews
2. Is it Safe?
3. Is it Legit?
4. App not working?
5. Report Issue

Pencil Planner & Calendar Pro Reviews

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    Something that I am trying to do is write more reviews and provide some good feedback. Let me start by saying thank you. I was talking to my brother and wife about six months ago for an app like this. I was told that it would not take off and would not work. I was crushed and did not pursue. Let me say that I am extremely proud of how you have integrated apple calendar. I think this is the best blend for people who want to have a dedicated calendar with the use of their Apple Pencil. My only complaint is that this is subscription based. I would have preferred to have the option of a one time payment for life. I would also like to see that for the year option that it may be broken up into blocks perhaps looking on Etsy and some of the digital planners for template or ideas. I think this app has a lot of hope and I am a believer so much that I called my work friend and he bought the app immediately. This app has the opportunity to change peoples lives and it has changed mine. Thank you for the app and cannot wait to see the updates.

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    Purchases and Privacy

    I really wanted to like this app. The concept is great and the design is *excellent*. But the app pushes you to buy a subscription immediately, which is very off-putting, and then each time you attempt to test writing functionality, it zooms back out and informs you that feature requires a pro account. I support paying for the app, but if I can’t try it out at all before buying (aside from the don’t-forget-to-unsubscribe three-day trial period), why make it free to obtain? Just charge me once a reasonable amount for it and move on. Worse, though, the app doesn’t use iCloud at all: you have to create an account on their service, which it uses for syncing all your data. A quick perusal of the TOS and Privacy Policy show vague hand-waving about protection of your data and a reminder that nothing is 100% secure, and a promise that they’re using third-party services to analyze your data but they’re sure it won’t get re-shared. No opt-out from analytics, no option to keep your own data only on your device or only sync to an iCloud folder. I just can’t encourage developers who do this: it’s time to give us options to keep control of our own data. I hope the devs review this and make improvements: I’d be interested to continue using it if these were fixed!

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    One of the better ones I’ve tried!

    I have been using this app for about 2 1/2 weeks or so now, and I have to day I am in love- MAJOR with this one! I have also already upgraded to the “Pro” version of the app. Which was only a couple of bucks. ~I am a huge fan of hand drawing/writing/lettering on the tablet, so it would only make sense that working with my journal/planner the style in which I enter the info (typing on a keypad vs “hand writing”). Great layout and options for page designs...Simple lined pages or dotted or combo... Have not found any sort of “issues” as of yet, but I will update if I have any. Keep up the great work, developers!

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    This is good, but they removed a function I found useful

    You can longer click on a day or week to go to it without toggling modes. You used to be able to write and navigate simultaneously. Now they have a navigate mode and a note mode. It makes no sense as to why they would do this. There’s a glitch in the new update. If you go straight to the weeks view and select the eraser and then draw in the all day field (the one that syncs with day and month) it will write with the peg on the first stroke. It then carries the bug over to day And month modes. Drawing on the month calendar with the eraser created a pen stroke on the first one before swapping to the eraser function. It does this very each day’s box. The change to a less streamlined, more inconvenient mode of use combined with the introduction of a bug and no positive features makes me question if a subscription with this company is warranted. I’m leaving it at 4*, even though I think I’m going to abandon this app. I can’t help but picture giving them money for a subscription having them rollout more “fixes” that make it less and less usable.

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    Great tool! Saves trees

    This app seems made for iPad and was just what I’ve been looking for to replace my old method of paper planner. Some obvious benefits over the paper method being able to change pen color, erase with ease and tap on a date in the monthly view to reveal more detail. A few changes for the future I’d like are a feature to move an appointment to a different time slot (tap and drag). Also I synced with my iPhone and have some problems there but it is probably my fault. I use my iPad to write out the plan and use my phone for easy reference. But since the screen is much smaller I have more than once accidentally scribbled on or erased a calendar entry that I was trying to view. With no undo button on my phone I was stuck having to manually fix the mess. Is there a setting for “view-only”? And for some reason my phone would only allow me to view the calendar in portrait mode, no landscape. Overall I love the app and will continue to use as well as recommend to others.

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    Great app but wish it had reminders integration or recurring tasks

    I really love how this app looks and works. They did a great job recreating the planner experience on a iPad. Unfortunately it won’t work for me personally for a couple reasons. 1. I have different calendars synced with my iPad & iPhone so the extra appointments overlap with my written notes (I’m not deducting stars for this because you can limit the number of appointments you see) unfortunately my personal preference is to see all of them which doesn’t really work with the handwriting functionality. And 2. I really need a way to sync with the reminders app in the same way the app syncs with calendars. Mostly because I have so many recurring tasks. Please let me know if that ever gets added and I would come back to this app. Also, please note that this app doesn’t have stickers, tape etc. I like the minimalist look so this isn’t a deal breaker for me. But thought I would mention it.

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    Awesome concept and constantly improving!

    I’ve tried to integrate using my iCal app along with my personal planner for years. While I love getting notifications, writing out my to-do’s is the only way I feel organized. The Pencil Planner app is the first interface which allows me to combine the best of both worlds. Though it’s fairly young compared to other apps, I feel as though this is a great fit for anyone who needs the writing aspect to their planning. I even sent a question/recommendation to the Pencil Planner team and the next update had my suggestion incorporated. Overall, I’m very impressed and would recommend to anyone :)

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    Really great

    I’ve been looking for a planner app like this for a long time. Just started using it and already hooked. Hope the devs keep adding features. I’d suggest a more customizable layout as I find the daily calendar to be a little too zoomed out for my taste. And any other Apple apps that would allow for integrated functionality like the notes app, reminders, etc would be fantastic to have. Otherwise it’s great! Especially the sync across devices. The subscription model is eh but I’d be paying for multiple pages of planners per year so it’s not terrible.

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    I’m impressed

    I love how seamless this particular app is for me. Let me start off by saying how I’ve downloaded almost every planner app in the apple store and none were that great. Either it was pencil only or type only and that drove me nuts. I like to type and write handwritten notes for certain appts. This app does that flawlessly for me. Not only that but it automatically syncs with my iMac and iPhone. This was well worth the purchase!!

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    Almost perfect

    I just got an iPad and wanted to try digital planning without spending hours creating my own agenda on other note apps that let you hand write or buying a really expensive template. This app has been a great solution, but can you throw in some blank pages somewhere?! I’m a teacher and like to write out my ideas for lessons and then break them into smaller steps before I schedule when I’m going to work on them. I can’t do that with this app because there’s not enough space and I miss the blank pages at the end of my paper agenda for doing this 😔

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    While this is a novel app utilizing the use of the Apple Pencil with a calendar. I was originally excited to see this Cal app but to my disappointment it does not support typed text. I’m not enthused by the idea of using two or three calendars on my iPhone. iCal, google, plus this app. Also, it’s not clear if it converts to typed text to sync with google cal or iCal. It’s a poorly executed app without text utilization. What if I’m at work or out and about and don’t have an Apple Pencil handy? I’m not interested in using my finger, that’s a no go for a small iPhone screen. Also, in the trial one, there’s no way to test how it works with Apple Pencil or see if it converts to text as an option. The free one is extremely restricted and practically non functioning.

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    This is very close

    I have been using a Hobonichi and Muji planner over the past several years. Love both of these planners bc you use it for an entire year so as to track, plan and keep moving things forward. I have this a try yesterday and am in test /trial mode for 3 days before the charge takes place. What I enjoyed about the older version is the “Grid” view for an entire year. Use this sheet in paper planners for several different things. It’s missing in this version so far. I also wonder if the ‘tasks’ under “reflections and tasks” could appear as a fresh page for each month. It seems to act as an ongoing list at the moment but not sure why I would want to add and then erase things “ongoing.” Doesn’t seem to be efficient. Maybe I’m missing something there. So far it seems to have my attention in positive way. Thanks for your work on this!!

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    Useless if your day starts at night.

    I am a nightclub musician and recording studio owner. I was really excited about the dark mode and great looking UI. I purchased a subscription and went to set up my planner. I didn’t get anywhere. The latest I can set the planner to “start my day” is 8 am? And the latest I can “end my day” is midnight? Why would there be a restriction? I should be able to plan from noon to 3 am if that’s my day. Four stars because I don’t want to discourage anyone else from buying it, it’s a cool app if you’re a 9-5er.

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    Almost perfect!

    I am a high school assistant principal and this app has finally helped me make the switch to digital planning. I still have to switch to a note taking app once the daily notes page runs out of space (happens nearly every day), and I would like to be able to search my handwriting (like I can in OneNote), but these are the only things keeping it from being my one stop shop. Extra note pages are on the roadmap, along with other excellent looking features.

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    Can’t wait for new features

    I just recently downloaded the planner app, and all I can say is wow! This is far and above many of the other apps I’ve tried. I love beating able to combine my calendar with handwriting. I started thinking about things that I wish it had and then I took a look at the feature roadmap, and everything it’s missing is coming. So excited for the new features!

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Is Pencil Planner & Calendar Pro Safe?

Yes. Pencil Planner & Calendar Pro is very safe to use. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 1,873 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.6/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Pencil Planner & Calendar Pro Is 55.9/100.

Is Pencil Planner & Calendar Pro Legit?

Yes. Pencil Planner & Calendar Pro is a totally legit app. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 1,873 Pencil Planner & Calendar Pro User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Pencil Planner & Calendar Pro Is 55.9/100.

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