Here are a bunch of Kindle Calendar Photos and screenshots to give you a better idea of what the Kindle Calendar app looks like.
Please click on the screenshot to see the full image – Making them smaller messes up the text so had to put them in at full-size.
Kindle Calendar Photos – Main Page (Month View)
First, this is what the main Month View looks like. You have the days/dates listed by week. For the day that your cursor is on, a list of events is shown at the bottom. For each date there are indicators if there is a ToDo List, a birthday, a holiday, or a Favorite Event on that day.
Month View - see a month at a time
Next, here are the options you get when you press the Aa key. You have a choice of 6 font sizes and 2 Fonts. On newer Kindles you can turn on anti-aliasing. You have the option to show or hide holidays (on all Kindles). On Kindle 3 and Kindle WiFi you can turn the Number Legend/Guide on and off.
Your Settings for Your Calendar
Next, let’s look at your Background options for your Calendar.
Kindle Calendar – Backgrounds
Kindle Calendar gives you a choice of 9 backgrounds. You can also opt to go full-screen. Click the Menu button and then choose ‘Background & Heading’ to get the page shown below. This is where you choose a Background.
Kindle Calendar Background
Just click on the background you like and that gets set as your Calendar background. If you want a full-screen Calendar then use the 5-way to go to the ‘Fullscreen without background’ checkbox at the bottom of the screen and click that. You can also set a custom heading that shows at the top of your Calendar.
Please Note: The Custom Heading doesn’t show if Calendar background or full-screen option are chosen.
Kindle Calendar – Day View
In the Kindle Calendar Main View (Month View) you can click on a particular day to see the Day View.
The Day View page is shown below – At the top there are buttons for Add Event and Add ToDo. Below that your events and empty slots are shown (you can hide empty slots if you want to see just events – press the Aa key and in the Aa Menu turn off Show Empty Slots). Event starting times and durations are listed.
Day View - Have a Good Day!
You can press Previous Page and Next Page to go to the previous day and to the next day. If your Day has multiple pages of Events then Previous Page and Next Page go to the previous or next page of Events first. You can press y for yesterday and t for tomorrow.
You can click on the Add Event button at the top to add a new Event. You can also click on one of the empty time slots to add an Event in that time slot.
Next let’s look at the Event Page.
Kindle Calendar Photos – Add/Edit Event Page
This is the Add Event Page. There’s a title, a location field (where), a notes field, and the option to set the start and end time for an Event.
Kindle Calendar Event Page
You also get the option to choose whether an event repeats. If it does, you can choose the frequency and also the starting and ending date for the recurrence. This next image shows your repeating event settings/options.
Recurring Events in Your Calendar
Finally, you can choose to set a Reminder for an event. When you enter/open the Kindle Calendar App, you get a popup asking if you want to see your ‘Current Reminders’. Pressing it takes you to a list of your Reminders. If you have set up a Reminder for an Event and it’s set to show up today – it will be on the list. This is a good way to set personal reminders for important events. Of course, you’ll have to open up the Kindle Calendar App to see the reminders.
Reminders in Kindle Calendar
Here’s a quick look at what the List of Reminders Page looks like.
Note: This shows up when you start the app. You get a dialog asking if you want to see your Current Reminders and if you press OK you get this page.
Kindle Calendar Reminders List Page
On this page you can change the setting for when Reminders are shown. Press right on the 5-way when on a Reminder to change the setting. You can choose to set ‘Never’ to never get a reminder for that event. You can choose ‘From Tomorrow’ to be reminded starting tomorrow.
Note: If you want to see your list of current reminders at any other time than start-up – Go to the Month View Page (main Calendar page) and press Menu and then choose ‘Current Reminders’.
Kindle Calendar – ToDo Lists
In addition to Events and Recurring Events you can add Daily ToDo Lists to your Calendar. You can add a ToDo to a day, you can make a copy of it, and you can change the date of a ToDo (effectively moving it from one day to the next).
Kindle Calendar ToDo List
You’ll notice that ToDo Lists can repeat (just like Events) and they can have reminders (just like Events). So you could set a ToDo List for your grocery shopping that repeats every Friday and reminds you every Thursday. Also, if you miss a Friday shopping trip you can just move that particular ToDo (for that Friday) to Sunday and use it then.
This is what the ToDo List page looks like once you have added some items.
ToDo List in Kindle Calendar
You can also use Alt+D to sort the items. Alphabetical sorting and sorting by completed/not completed are two of the options.
Sort Sort Away!
List of Events in a Month or a Week
On the Main Calendar Page (Month View) you can choose Menu and then select ‘List of Events This Week’ or ‘List of Events This Month’ to see a list of events for the week or month your cursor is on/in.
This is what the Events This Month page looks like.
Events in a Month
You can use the Previous Page and Next Page buttons to circle through the list. You can press Alt+DEL when your cursor is on an Event or ToDo List to delete it. You can click on any Event or ToDo List to go to the Event/ToDo Details Page.
The Events This Week screen is identical except that it shows the list of events for the week.
Backup and Restore
Its strongly recommended to do a weekly backup to your PC or Mac. That’s by far the best option.
In addition there is a Backup and Restore Page where you can do in-app backups. In the version you have there is an additional 7th backup slot named ‘auto save’ – the app does an automatic backup to this slot every week. It’s available in case you forget to do your weekly backup.
Backup and Restore Page looks like this (please note that there will be an additional 7th slot in your version of Calendar).
Kindle Calendar Backup and Restore Feature
Hopefully that gives you a good idea of the main features.
You can get Kindle Calendar for just $1 at Amazon.
Please check the Kindle Notepad App Help page for a set of detailed downloadable help files for Kindle Calendar which will help you get the most out of your Calendar.
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