By Hand Carved Code, LLC
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Remembering birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and other special events is now easier than ever. Occasions+ is the best way to keep track of and remember important occasions in your busy life. You can also use it to send your well wishes to friends and family right from the app. Here's what you can do with Occasions+ as your special events manager:
• Sync birthdays, anniversaries and other events from Contacts.
• Set up to 3 alerts for each event.
• Use the Occasions+ calendar to see upcoming events for a given day or a summary view of a whole month.
• Optionally sync Occasions+ events with your device’s built-in calendar.
• Send messages to friends and loved ones via phone, email or text, right from the app.
• Create events that are independent of Contacts.
• Choose from a wide selection of holidays, conveniently categorized by country and religion.
What's New in Version 2.1
THANK YOU to all of our loyal Occasions+ users! We here at Hand Carved Code appreciate your support and strive to continue to provide you with the excellent service on which you’ve come to depend.
Please note: Effective April 30th, 2015, we are being forced to remove Facebook integration due to changes to the Facebook API (stuff that’s beyond our control). What this means is that your existing Facebook events will still be in the app, but you will no longer be able to sync with Facebook or post to a friend’s stream. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.
Was good, but no longer useful
This app was great for its Facebook connectivity, but now that it's gone (no fault of this developer), the app has much less use.
It still does a decent job with birthdays, anniversaries and holidays, but quite frankly, and is well designed, but without Facebook integration, the app loses its mojo.
Secondarily, while the app is nice, the developer never, ever, ever adds features, and if they do, it's usually in the form of a new (paid for) version. Yes, they expect you to buy their software over and over again. I bought version one and then bought this version and all they really added was a cleaner, modern look with a new font. Your money is better spent elsewhere.
Exactly what I was looking for
This has birthdays, anniversaries, even holidays. You can even add custom occasions. I like how it has the countdown and how old the person will be or how many years they've been together if it's an anniversary. The pictures are a nice bonus and I like how I can set up and change the alert times/days. Since I don't use Facebook the new update doesn't bother me, it's still the perfect birthday reminder app.
Three Steps Back
The original version of the app was one of my first app purchases from years ago. In this version you have to manually clear events which have already passed. So even though there are three options to alert on an event (two leading up and one on the day of), you are forced to open the app and clear an open alert for past events. This makes no sense to me. Forcing me to care and feed an app is not adding value to the experience (minus three stars).
Please add an option to allow for auto clearing of past events. I will gladly update my review if that is offered. I doubt this will happen as the developers are non-existent.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Apr 23, 2015
- Version: 2.1
- Size: 8.0 MB
- Languages: English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
- Seller: Hand Carved Code, LLC
- © 2009-2016 Hand Carved Code, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.