Tap and drag down from the top of the screen to display Notification Center. This
lists all your alerts and reminders in one place so you can keep track of new messages
and upcoming appointments.
You’ve probably used calendar apps in a slew of settings @@md in your e-mail client,
on your cellphone, and even in robust contact management programs. The Calendar app
on iPad is more robust than some and less robust than others, but it’s quite a nicely
designed and simple-to-use program that saves you the cost of buying one more app
and it syncs with your computer and iCloud calendar. Calendar offers several ways
to view your schedule, so the first step in mastering Calendar is to understand how
to navigate those various views.
You get started by tapping the Calendar app icon on the Home screen to open it. Then
tap one of the top buttons to change the view. The choices are described in this
* Day: This view displays your daily appointments and a small monthly calendar on
the left page, along with an hourly breakdown of the day on the right page. In portrait
orientation, the two pages are narrower.
* Week: Use Week view to see all your events for the current week. In this view,
appointments appear in their scheduled time slots on the grid.
* Month: See one month at a time and switch among months in Month view. In this
view, you see the name and timing of each event. In this view, days that have scheduled
events display the color of the calendar associated with the event.
* Year: Tap the Year button to see an entire year of commitments.
* List: List view displays your daily calendar with a list of all commitments for
the month to the left of it.
To move from one day, week, month, or year to another, use the Timeline, displayed
along the bottom of every view. Tap a day to move to it, or tap the Forward or Backward
button to move forward or backward one increment at a time: a day at a time in Day
view, a week at a time in Week view, to the next scheduled event in List view, and
To jump back to today, tap the Today button in the bottom-left corner of Calendar.
And now you know the basics about views in Calendar!
For the feel of a paper calendar book, rotate the screen to landscape orientation
in the Calendar app. This orientation provides a nice, book-like experience, especially
in Day view.
A lot of the fun in using your iPad is finding the apps that help you do what you
want to, whether you’re working or playing around. Visit this site to get an overview
of some of the 65,000+ apps designed specifically for iPad. Use the categories there
to get you started: