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iOS 8 and stuck in Calendar Store
Posted by Alex Kac on 18 September 2014 04:31 PM

We have a handful of reports of some people who after upgrading to iOS 8 are stuck in the calendar store. We have not seen this issue ourselves, however we are investigating. If you experience this issue please try clicking this link on your device in Safari:


Please let us know if this works for you or not by creating a support case within this website and letting us know. We would also appreciate your settings backup file so that we can try to reproduce this problem. To get us your settings backup file follow the instructions below:

  1. Connect your iPad or iPhone to your computer and open iTunes.
  2. Select the device in iTunes.
  3. Go to the Installed Applications section and scroll down to the bottom to show the Documents section.
  4. Find Informant and select it. It will show the list of document files on the right.
  5. Look for SettingsBackup.plist, copy it to your desktop and then include it in the support case.


Thank you for your patience and understanding as we try to investigate the issue. We don't believe this issue affects the majority of iOS 8 users but nevertheless we want to find and correct the issue as quickly as possible. 

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iOS 8 Pocket Informant 4.03 and 4.1
Posted by Wesley Sandlin on 17 September 2014 12:42 PM

iOS 8 is now available.  For our customers using the current 4.03 release the upgrade should not affect anything.  If you do notice a behavior change after the upgrade please open a case to our support team.

The upcoming Pocket Informant 4.1 update will be fully optimized to take advantage of many of the new features offered in iOS 8.  Until 4.1 is released Pocket Informant 4.03 will continue to operate normally on the new operating system.


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4.03 Now Available
Posted by Alex Kac on 19 July 2014 01:57 AM

Informant 4.03 continues to refine the 4.0 release. Thanks for your feedback as we continue to build the best calendaring app available on the App Store offering you features you won't find anywhere else.

Here are the highlights of what was new in 4.02, 4.03 was a minor update with some bug fixes but the features are the same:

  • TravelAssist™ events in Day View/Column Week View now show in the all day area
  • Natural Language Entry via Quick Entry now works correctly with TravelAssist™
  • Birthday events from the iOS Birthday calendar now show the contact picture next to the birthday
  • On iPad, when you swipe in the mini-months from the left edge, they now remain docked on the view. Swipe to the left to undock.
  • Day View/Column Week View: several visual tweaks to improve Dynamic Text Size behavior, task priorities, and improved double tap new event creation
  • Day View/Column Week View now allows you to use a two finger swipe down on an event to change its duration
  • Added an option for Month View to display "Future Months" with a light border, dashed border, or shaded cell. This helps identify the current month more easily.
  • Tapping on the tab bar a second time in Notes and Tasks views now brings up the navigation drawer
  • On iPhone we now show 5 weeks in Scroll by Month mode instead of 6
  • Calendar Store by SchedJoules now shows the price and what is included more clearly
  • When tapping on a contact in an event or task - we've added "WhatsApp" and "Open Contact" in the menu
  • Added an option for Event Priority Colors to display in the event rows
  • When opening a note on iPad in Notes view, it now takes up the whole width
  • Improved iOS 8 support
  • Today View now remembers the vertical timeline spacing you give it via the two-finger pinch gesture
  • Notes in the event/task detail are now word wrapped
  • Improved recurring event printing
  • Templates have been improved to fix some user interface and save issues
  • When using Mini-Text with background color, multi-day timed events now are colored instead of using the white background
  • Fixed batch editing of alarms for tasks
  • Fixed an issue where in some circumstances a filter would get reset, and a long delay could occur in Month View
  • Fixed Context Location Alerts
  • Fixed an issue with notebooks not being listed in the Notebooks page if all the notebooks are in a single stack and have no other root level notebooks
  • Fixed an issue in Month View not showing all day events when using "Time Bar" mode
  • Fixed an issue with reordering checklist items multiple times within an editor session
  • Continued improvements to multiple sync engines
  • We now alert you if there are too many non-fatal errors in sync
  • Improved database upgrade process from "very old" versions of Informant
  • Rewrote Database Backup routines to improve reliability

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4.01 Released
Posted by Alex Kac on 14 June 2014 05:01 PM

We've enjoyed hearing your feedback on 4.0 and we are working on 4.01 to incorporate bug fixes and feedback. Some of the bigger changes include:

  • Access mini-months on the left by swiping from the left in Calendar View
  • Option to hide the Day View on the Today View
  • Sync button added to iPhone tab bar
  • Option to scroll Month View by months instead of by week
  • Saved Calendar Filters now show up at the top so its easier to access

However there are a lot of little bug fixes, feedback improvements, and other changes that we are sure you'll enjoy. Please take a look here for the complete list: click here

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Informant 4.0 - What's New
Posted by Alex Kac on 11 June 2014 09:24 PM

Informant 4.0 contains both new features and a fresh new look. Some changes are permanent, like the new rolling month view and popovers for event/task display - other things are options. To see a list of all that's new, please visit the product page for its "What's New" section.

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