allow an "accordion day view" to eliminate all the blank spaces, like on Palm's calendar
PalmOS and WebOS use an "accordion day view" to eliminate all the blank spaces. This is a great feature which I really miss from using my Palm Centro.
Bjoern Sjut commented
just came across this and thought I should post a screenshot of it, as the acordion view is still a pinnacle of great design in my book. Here you can see as screenshot of it: https://d2gsznpt3vscn6.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/calendardayall.jpg
I know what is meant with "accordion day view" and I will try to add it in the future. The difference to the agenda view is e.g. that overlapping events are still displayed visually as overlapping.
Yes, Agenda View is really, really close, but what this request is looking for is a collapsed but expandable accordion view.
Busy days look busy
Sparse days collapse nicely onto a single screen
One appt in the morning and one in the evening: Both events show on the screen
In all cases, any unscheduled time is collapsed down but can be expanded to show the blank slots
Note: It's been a few years since I've been on Android, but what a great feature this was on Palm OS!
Wayne Bird commented
I don't understand this issue, why not use agenda view, doesn't this view do what you're asking for?
Ludger Fremmer commented
Create an Day view that looks more like Agenda View = same thing as this suggestion. Unlike Agenda it would be a day at a time and sideways swipe goes to next / previous day, no gaps between listed events / appointments.
Joe Grippaldi commented
The accordion view is an excellent way to maximize the number of events seen on the screen at one time. For example an accordion view would compress unused times such that if I have an appointment at 3am, another at noon, and another at 10pm, I’d be able to see all of them in day view without scrolling.
I miss this view since switching from a Palm Treo to an Android (HTC Rezound). In the Treo, there was a setting called "Compress Day View." Unused times were compressed (not in view) so that the maximum number of appointments could fit on the screen without scrolling. Of course, if you have, for example, 10 appointments in one day, you would, of course, have to scroll. I realize that I can make the font/time smaller (i.e. 50%),to fit 24 hours on the screen, or that one could use the agenda view to see appointments without unfilled times, but I like to use day view.
FOR THE DEVELOPER: Another option could be to expand functionality of the “Day Start” and “Day End” setting under Day View settings. For example, instead of using the standard 12am to 12am for the day start and day end, one could use 8am to 5pm. This is currently an allowable setting. The problem is that if you set an appointment for 5am, for example, it will not show on the day view calendar under the 8am to 5pm day settings. If the program would allow to “Show Appointments Outside of Day Start / End”, the 5am appointment would also be displayed. Additionally, because the day has been minimized by using only an 8am to 5pm day, more appointment would naturally fit on the screen without the need for scrolling. Just a thought…
Yes, hiding the empty spans of time would suffice, but a) doesn't lend itself to adding events in those blank spaces and b) is not as sexy and designerly as accordion compressed hours.
my 2 cents :)
It would be even better if you can select to not see empty space, in settings!
This would be wonderful. When I'm looking in the Day View I often miss seeing evens because they're out of range of the screen, which is showing hours with nothing scheduled. It would be great if the screen would display more events by compressing the hours where there are no events.
Totally agree: This is my chief lamentation what's missing on the Android-- and CalenGoo goes a Long way to fill my needs for a great calendar like is found on the Palm Pre.
I am happy to avail myself to share what I know of the Pre's calendar accordion-compressed unscheduled hour blocks if you haven't yet seen it for yourself.