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IS there an app for that?
« on: June 20, 2013, 12:42:43 pm »
So I've been looking for something like this on and off for years and had no luck whatsoever; I was wondering if anyone else knew something that will do this:

A calendaring program that can put in events based on the phases of the moon.

You know, "Every month on the full moon" or "Two days after first quarter", or whatever.

(I have been trying to fake this with a moon calendar and doing the calculations off it but it is so annoying.)
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Re: IS there an app for that?
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2013, 05:52:58 am »
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So I've been looking for something like this on and off for years and had no luck whatsoever; I was wondering if anyone else knew something that will do this:

A calendaring program that can put in events based on the phases of the moon.

You know, "Every month on the full moon" or "Two days after first quarter", or whatever.

(I have been trying to fake this with a moon calendar and doing the calculations off it but it is so annoying.)

 
I feel your pain. My yearning is for a calendar app that allows for repeating events that repeat every 20 days (Cill cycles).

I would think 'this event repeats every [dropdown with numbers] days' would be easier to code than lunar cycles, though.

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Re: IS there an app for that?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2013, 08:07:25 am »
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A calendaring program that can put in events based on the phases of the moon.

You know, "Every month on the full moon" or "Two days after first quarter", or whatever.

I don't believe I've ever heard of calendar software that does that.
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Re: IS there an app for that?
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2013, 08:25:28 am »
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I feel your pain. My yearning is for a calendar app that allows for repeating events that repeat every 20 days (Cill cycles).


Man, that would be awesome too.

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I would think 'this event repeats every [dropdown with numbers] days' would be easier to code than lunar cycles, though.

 
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IS there an app for that?
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2013, 09:24:31 am »
Quote from: SunflowerP;113456
I feel your pain. My yearning is for a calendar app that allows for repeating events that repeat every 20 days (Cill cycles).

I would think 'this event repeats every [dropdown with numbers] days' would be easier to code than lunar cycles, though.

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All the calendars I've used on my phone do that.  In fact, I have my various cill shifts set exactly like that: "recurring event, every 20 days".  

When you set the event, click "recurring“.  One option you'll get is something like "daily".  If you click that, there will be options, one of which is "every x days" (or similar), with the ability to put in any number.

My phone's native calendar does this, as does Google Calendar.  I've also used an app called aCalendar and I'm currently using "Business Calendar" (or it might be "Biz Calendar" -- I don't remember), both of which do it.

I've never seen one that allows the kind of settings based on moon cycle that Darkhawk described, though.  There are several moon calendar apps out that track the moon's phases (I use LunaSolCal), and many calendars (including the ones I noted above) that show the phases, but I haven't seen anything that allows setting events based on phases.
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Re: IS there an app for that?
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2013, 12:59:20 pm »
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All the calendars I've used on my phone do that.  In fact, I have my various cill shifts set exactly like that: "recurring event, every 20 days".  

When you set the event, click "recurring“.  One option you'll get is something like "daily".  If you click that, there will be options, one of which is "every x days" (or similar), with the ability to put in any number.

My phone's native calendar does this, as does Google Calendar.  I've also used an app called aCalendar and I'm currently using "Business Calendar" (or it might be "Biz Calendar" -- I don't remember), both of which do it.

I've never seen one that allows the kind of settings based on moon cycle that Darkhawk described, though.  There are several moon calendar apps out that track the moon's phases (I use LunaSolCal), and many calendars (including the ones I noted above) that show the phases, but I haven't seen anything that allows setting events based on phases.

 
Second the recurring alarm settings on the standard calendars.  The only other thing I've found that would let you get close to setting alarms on the phases is you can sync a Lunar Phase calendar to the Google Calendar (possibly others too) though it only shows full moon, new moon, first quarter, and last quarter.
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IS there an app for that?
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2013, 01:31:41 pm »
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Second the recurring alarm settings on the standard calendars.  The only other thing I've found that would let you get close to setting alarms on the phases is you can sync a Lunar Phase calendar to the Google Calendar (possibly others too) though it only shows full moon, new moon, first quarter, and last quarter.

Yes.  All of my phone calendar apps have had the option to show the lunar phases, but not to set events based on them.

I just spent a fair amount of time looking through calendar apps and didn't find any that do that.
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Re: IS there an app for that?
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2013, 02:08:43 pm »
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All the calendars I've used on my phone do that.  In fact, I have my various cill shifts set exactly like that: "recurring event, every 20 days".  


 
Yeah, my phone does that, too. But nothing Lunar. My datebook has the lunar phases in it, and that's a huge part of why I use it, but nothing technological that I've heard of. It's a great idea, though.
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Re: IS there an app for that?
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2013, 05:24:46 am »
Quote from: Aster Breo;113472
All the calendars I've used on my phone do that.  In fact, I have my various cill shifts set exactly like that: "recurring event, every 20 days".  

When you set the event, click "recurring“.  One option you'll get is something like "daily".  If you click that, there will be options, one of which is "every x days" (or similar), with the ability to put in any number.

My phone's native calendar does this, as does Google Calendar.  I've also used an app called aCalendar and I'm currently using "Business Calendar" (or it might be "Biz Calendar" -- I don't remember), both of which do it.

 
I dunno - when I click 'daily' (using whatever), all that happens is that it sets to daily. Might have something to do with the fact that I'm not talking about cellphone apps (I don't even have a cellphone) - that's given me thoughts on non-obvious things to try, like right-clicking, though. (Specifically, to try on what I'm currently using - or forgetting to use :) - which is ReminderFox, an add-on on my FF browser.)

GCalendar mislikes me (there always seems to be something about my system that it doesn't want to play nice with) so - between that and my spoons issues over the past quite-some-time - I haven't been on the site in quite a while. But I'm pretty sure it didn't work like that (from the perspective of a desktop user) the last time I was the one updating the Cill's GCalendar (or, again, maybe it did but only if one poked at it in ways one wouldn't necessarily think of automatically/reflexively, and I didn't).

It's nice, even if not personally useful at this juncture, to know that it's becoming common, though. It always struck me as something that really shouldn't be difficult or code-bulky to include (unlike DH's wish).

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