It’s the first Tuesday in April, and that means it’s time for another round of TC’s Treasures. This month’s post will be super short since I only have two favourites. They are both apps/websites that I tried after seeing or hearing about it from my blog buddies. Check out the two things I’ve been loving the past few weeks.
Last year, before I changed to an iPhone, I saw Georgie’s calendar screenshot. It wasn’t a Google Calendar or a Microsoft Outlook Calendar. I wasn’t familiar with its interface, but I loved how it looked. I asked her, and she told me it was the default calendar on her Mac. Fast forward to February, I made my way to iCloud and checked out the calendar because I wanted to start using something that would sync with my iPhone. I love my paper planner and Todoist, but I wanted something that would give me a monthly view and be useable on a computer and my phone. Plus, carrying around my physical planner became rather cumbersome.
Apple’s calendar was exactly what I needed Not only does it give me the desired monthly view, but I can also colour code the events on my calendar based on its category! I created the following categories:
On Todoist, I had about ten different categories, but for this new calendar, I simplified them into five. So this is my new calendar! I love it, and it’s been working great for me!
With my Hakodate trip coming up, my brain had changed to travel-mode. Chynna had tweeted about loving Inspirock, and I conversed with her about it. Turned out, she used that to plan out her itinerary. That intrigued me, so I checked it out to see if I could use it for my upcoming trip. It was very handy — though it was limited in some ways. Some places I wanted to see in Hakodate wasn’t on the website, it only considered driving as your main mode of transport (whatever happened to walking?!), and I couldn’t really fine-tune the times the way I wanted. Despite these limitations, I did like a couple of their features. I could view my itinerary visually day-by-day, and it gave me a map-view of whatever was planned for that day. In the end, I still typed up my itinerary, but I did like using Inspirock as a reference.
That’s it for my favourites this month. I’ll have more favourites for May!