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11/30/2013

4 Apps Every Smartphone Has That You're Taking for Granted, Part 2: Calendars

Written by Don P on . Posted in Challenge #1

(Reading time: 2 - 3 minutes)

You have 16 GBs of storage completely filled down to the last byte with Apps. This post is part 2 of a 4 post series about Smartphone Apps That You're Taking for Granted. Read Part 1

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If television has taught me anything, it's that cavemen had a pretty sweet gig back in their era. They spent their fur-clad days beating on their chest, loudly grunting at each other, applying graffiti to cave walls, dragging women around by their hair, and bashing in their prey's head — and each other's — with massive, crudely constructed clubs. After exhausting all physical assertion, they even attempted to invent fire and the wheel. But mostly they just didn't give a shit. Why? Because time, as we know it, didn't exist to them. Sure, the sun rose and fell like today, but otherwise there was no schedule, plans, holidays, birthdays, or trackable menstrual cycle; the just lived.

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Cavewoman's Tampon

Then some observant asshole of a civilization who noticed lunar cycles felt the need to fuck everything up for the rest of us, and here we are today, enslaved down to the millisecond. The Gregorian calendar is the most widely accepted and followed around the world today. Without this well-crafted timetable organizing every facet of our daily lives, we wouldn't have this site, because "days" — especially "30 days" — wouldn't exist. And that would be a shame.

Okay, now you're saying, "Get to the point! I don't have time for this. Reruns of 'The Office' start in 10 minutes." I understand you have way too much shit to accomplish and just not enough hours in the day. Between saving super models from natural disasters, completing mission in international espionage, downing a pint of whiskey, and occasionally taking the afternoon to participate in illegal street racing, my calendar fills up pretty quickly, too. But check out the old way (March 1992) of documenting these task:

DonDoes30.com - 1992 Calendar
I think I can pencil you... Nope. No, I can't."

With even the most rudimentary calendar app, you can now import your Outlook, Google, Yahoo, iCal, Facebook, and TimeCenter calendars (the list actually goes on and on) and have them all simultaneously and instantaneously sync with each other. Forgetting a friend's birthday should get you a middle finger to the face, being late to a meeting is for burger flippers, and forgetting to pick up Little Johnny from soccer practice needs to result in jail time, because you have the means in which to receive constant reminders about every conceivable event in your life. What's the best way to harness this power? How the fuck should I know, I've got too much shit to do.

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