Etar (from Arabic:
إِيتَار) is an open source material designed calendar made for everyone!
Well, I wanted a simple, material designed and state of the art open source calendar that anyone can make better.
The application is an enhanced version of AOSP Calendar. Without the help of Free Software for Android team, this app would be just a dream. So thanks to them!
- Month view.
- Week, day & agenda view.
- Uses Android calendar sync. Works with Google Calendar, Exchange, etc.
- Material designed.
- Support offline calendar.
- Agenda widget.
- Multilingual UI.
How to use Etar
Store your calendar on the phone only:
- Create an offline calendar.
Sync your calendar to a server:
- A cloud-synched calendar could be a google calendar, but you can also use any other public Caldav-server or even host your own (which would be the only way to keep full control over your data and still have ONE calendar usable from different devices.) To sync such a calendar to some server you need yet another app, e. g. DAVx5. That’s necessary because a Caldav client isn't included in Etar.
The following link provides a tutorial how to use Nextcloud + DAVx5 + Etar.
On Android there are "Calendar providers". These can be calendars that are synchronized with a cloud service or local calendars. Basically any app could provide a calendar. Those "provided" calendars can be used by Etar. You can even configure in Etar which ones are to be shown and when adding an event to which calendar it should be added.
Important permissions Etar requires
- READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE & WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
->import and export ics calendar files
Is queried the first time an appointment is created and can be rejected. But then search and location suggestions no longer work. ->allows search and location suggestions when adding guests to an event
- READ_CALENDAR & WRITE_CALENDAR
->read and create calendar events
Interested in helping to translate Etar? Contribute here: https://hosted.weblate.org/projects/etar-calendar/strings/
Google Play app description:
You can update/add your own language and all artwork files here
Install and extract Android SDK command line tools.
tools/bin/sdkmanager platform-tools export ANDROID_HOME=/path/to/android-sdk/ git submodule update --init gradle build
Copyright (c) 2005-2013, The Android Open Source Project
Copyright (c) 2013, Dominik Schürmann
Copyright (c) 2015-, The Etar Project
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