written by: Arnold Zafra•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 4/7/2011
Remembering to greet friends and loved ones during their birthdays is a perennial problem for many of us. How many times have you forgotten about someone's birthday? If you're like me, and you have this problem, a birthday calendar iPhone app is definitely a must have. Here are five of these apps.
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This birthday calendar iPhone app puts all the birthdays you need to remember in one place - right in the heart of your iPhone. With this iPhone app, you'll be able to track all those birthdays. It's feature rich as well, letting you import all your friends' birthdays from Facebook and from your iPhone contacts easily. Once you have those dates transferred to the app, the app will display the remaining days until a particular birthday. The display includes - age, photo and even zodiac sign of the celebrant. The app is social as well, as it allows you to post birthday messages to a Facebook Wall or send them to your friends quickly. You can also create and save as many events or days as you want, as well as add, remove, edit, search, import and publish birthdays. (Price: Free)
This app may have the simplest name but it certainly has tons of features that you will surely like. Specifically, this birthday calendar iPhone app allows you to remind yourself of the birthdays of your friends that you've previously saved in your iPhone's contacts as well as those of your Facebook friends. You can also jot down notes which the app pushes to your iPhone whenever the birthday is approaching. When a friend or contact's birthday comes round, the app will allow you to call, send a text message, e-mail or write to your contact's Facebook page - to say happy birthday. Other nice features of the app include - receive alerts when the app is open, running in the background or closed, view Facebook friend's profiles inside the app's mini-browser, today section and quick list of upcoming birthdays and more. (Price: $1.99)
Since most of your friends and family are probably on Facebook already, what better way of greeting them on their special days than through Facebook? The best thing about this birthday calendar iPhone app is that it does everything for you. All you have to do is to launch the app and authorize the app to use your Facebook information. Once set up, the app will allow you to check out friends who are celebrating their special day today, check out upcoming birthdays for the next two months, auto notifications, offline checking of birthdays and more. What's good about this app is that it allows you to include only Facebook friends that you really care about and deselect those you don't mind not greeting on their birthdays at all. (Price: $0.99)
Set up lists to count down to important birthdays using this birthday calendar iPhone app. This app lets you quickly and easily create lists for birthdays and other special events as well. It features an upcoming page that sorts and tracks upcoming events with real time countdown timers. In other words, this app will ensure that you'll never forget an important event in your friends or families lives ever again. (Price: $2.99)
Another app with a simple name and yet with so many features. Like the other four apps on this list, Birth-D iPhone app lets you receive birthday notifications via a customized time and date which you can globally enable and disable any time. You can also configure notifications specific to each contact. You can also import birthdays from your Facebook account or iPhone's Address Book. The app also allows you to instantly call, SMS, or e-mail a friend who is celebrating their birthday via options inside the app. Additionally, you can also use the app to post messages on your friends' Facebook Walls. (Price: $0.99)