Tempo brings the ‘smart’ to the calendar app.

Last month, I wrote a review on Event Book, an appointment management app for iOS. Since that time, I have been using it exclusively on my iPhones (I have one for work and one for personal use). As I mentioned in that review, Event Book has an elegant layout and works seamlessly with iOS Calendar. I have been very happy with Event Book and didn’t plan on switching programs until I found Tempo.

tempo-screenshot-1Tempo bills itself as a ‘smart calendar’ for iPhone. It was developed by SRI, the company behind Siri’s development. The ‘smart calendar’ compiles information from your iOS Calendar, email account, contacts as well as location services. It puts all of these resources together so that users ‘get more out of their day.’ Additionally, Tempo can also estimate driving time and even send a pre-populated email or text that states, “running late.”

While I have only tested this app, I have been very happy with it. Besides the enhanced calendar appointments, the agenda view features a cover photo, which you can select from your own library or use the Tempo photo of the day. This screen includes the daily weather based on your location and any events that are scheduled for that day.

My favorite feature of Tempo is the integration of the email program of your choice. By syncing your email account to Tempo, the app analyzes the emails and associates them with any calendar events or meetings you have scheduled.

I recommend this app to anyone who has to juggle multiple appointments, email accounts or contacts.