Currently I have a HTC Snap device running Windows Mobile 6.1. It's a great phone thus far but one little snag confounds me, it's recurring pattern options in appointments are somewhat limited, for example I can't do "second tuesday of every month" or "1st wednesday of every month". Is there any way to set up recurrences such as these, or do you know of a better appointment manager that can? Thanks!
The default apps on WM sucks so bad, you need this if you want to get serious on your PIM.
If it's the standard Windows Mobile calendar, those patterns should be feasible.
There are certainly patterns that Windows Mobile can't do (or at least, if it can do them it can't represent them in ActiveSync :) but these examples are okay.
For example, to get "second Tuesday of every month":
That was performed on a Windows Mobile 6.1 PocketPC emulator. I've just tried on a SmartPhone emulator, and it looks like the calendar is more restricted there. However, I strongly suspect that it's still capable of representing that sort of event - just not editing it on the phone.
You could set your phone up to sync, e.g. with Google Calendar. You could then create the events in the more powerful application, and I'd at least expect them to be faithfully reproduced on the device. I should add that I'm biased towards the Google Calendar solution as I work on Google Mobile Sync, particularly the calendar part :)
Of course, syncing has numerous other benefits too...