Calevents offers keyword-driven scheduling for iPhone

There are so many calendar applications in the iOS universe that it’s nearly impossible to believe there are any new variations on the theme. But Damibu is joining the field with a new keyword-driven organizing app for the iPhone.

Calevents debuted this week in the App Store. The new program automatically syncs with the phone’s built-in Calendar application. Calevents functions differently, though, in that it can automatically assign a new calendar entry to the right category based on keyword—a journalist who makes an appointment for a “Steve Jobs interview,” for example, can pre-assign the keyword “interview” to the app’s work calendar, allowing that and all similarly labeled entries to be immediately be placed in the right list. Users can create their own icons for each event type.

One other notable difference: where iCal will show the specific time and place of a scheduled event, Calevents goes a step further—showing a countdown clock of how many days, hours, minutes, and seconds remain until that event is to begin. Calevents also lists events according to time perspective, showing your schedule for “Now,” “Today,” “Tomorrow,” and “Next Week.” You can also schedule events for “tomorrow;” Calevents will automatically assign the event to 9 a.m. the next day.

Calevents costs $2, and is compatible with any device running iOS 4.0 or later.

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