Horizon for iOS Gets a Solid 2.0 Update

Horizon for iOS Gets a Solid 2.0 Update

Back in February, when we first wrote about Horizon for iOS — the Calendar app for iPhone that also includes the weather stats for the day, Mikhail had nothing but good words to say about it.

Horizon Calendar is a great app to give you a summary of your events for the day and the weather for each event. […] I really like the finer things in the app like the settings gear animation while it retrieves the weather and the colour coding for weather depending on the conditions. If you don’t need natural language input in your calendar app, Horizon gets two things done at once. I’ve been using the app for the last few weeks and it is really fast and it gets the job done.

Horizon has now been updated to version 2.0 which brings one very important feature to the app — Natural Language Parsing. NLP is when you type something like “Have coffee with Rohan on Monday at 6PM at CBTL” and the app automatically processes it and makes a calendar entry for you. Horizon’s NLP feature works great. It parses what you type, as you’re typing it and automatically uses colors to differentiate parts of the entry for you. So for the above message, the actual calendar entry “Have coffee with Rohan” will be in dark grey, the when or “Monday at 6PM” will be in off blue while the where or ‘(at) CBTL‘ will be in green. This way, you know automatically how Horizon has understood what you have typed and you can make corrections if needed. Horizon also includes integration with Google for the places and automatically suggests names of places above the keyboard so you can tap and add them.

This update also brings a shiny new icon, one that has been designed by the talented folks at The Iconfactory. It is a huge improvement over the previous iteration and it really makes the app stand out on the homescreen. Other updates include the ability to add today’s date to the App Badge and integration with Check the Weather, where tapping on a weather icon in the day view takes you to the full forecast in the app.

Version 2.0 is a Free update for existing users and the app is now available for $1.99 on the App Store. Here’s a quick video that takes you though the app’s notable features.

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Preshit Deorukhkar is the former Editor-in-Chief of Beautiful Pixels. He is now a Freelance Consultant, Principal at iXyr Media & SharpShutter Media. You can reach him on Twitter @preshit