For Small + Mid-Market teams looking to for an AI-powered time management platform (Calendar + Scheduling + Tasks & Projects).
When to Use Motion as a Vimcal Alternative
Motion isn't just a calendar, scheduler, task manager or project manager. It's really an assistant that takes all of this unique information, and uses it to build your perfect day, making it one of the best productivity tools on the market.
Motion is a great alternative for those seeking a daily planner or a project management solution.
It's differentiation comes into play with their AI scheduler that helps you plan your day (one of Motion's best features). Entering a task with Motion is easy, whether you're on your desktop app or mobile app. Simply tell Motion the task, the length of time to complete the task, the priority, the start and due date and Motion will organize your day based on what you entered and schedule tasks on your calendar into time blocks. For example, say you have a jam packed day, but and urgent task comes up. Simply tell Motion it needs to be done ASAP and it will shift all your other tasks to make space for the new task.
We personally use Motion here at Efficient App after using a myriad of tools over the years, including Asana, Calendly and Chili Piper. We love it as a project management solution, daily planner for time blocking and a meeting scheduler.
For those seeking a project management tool that is simple (< 50 team members), we recommend Motion as an alternative to Asana, ClickUp and Monday. While with Motion, you won't get reporting or dashboards for your tasks, it's helpfulness comes into play with team collaboration as all team members have tasks auto-scheduled right on their calendar. Motion is more focused on helping teams "get more deep work done" rather than "managing the work that needs to get done".
In the daily planning app category, Motion app has the most differentiation as it leverages the AI scheduler. Other tools like Sunsama or Akiflow are for those who want to manually plan their tasks onto their calendar, while Motion is more for the "hands off" type of folks who just want to show up to start their work day and see what's on the agenda to get done.
Motion's meeting scheduler makes it easy to share your availability with others to allow others to book meetings with you. If a new meeting is booked in, your daily tasks will be automatically re-scheduled around your new meeting. Viola! ✨
Overall, Motion is our top choice for an alternative to consider.
Google Calendar brings all of your calendars together in one place, so you can manage work, personal life, and everything in between.
When to Use Google Calendar as a Vimcal Alternative
Google Calendar as a Calendar Alternative
Although we would recommend instead picking one of the best daily planner apps as you'll find a lot more innovation, we would recommend using Google Calendar as the foundation for most everyone.
Paid Google Calendar Alternatives
Some of the best Google Calendar alternatives on the market are paid, so if you're using Google Calendar for work, we would recommend you check out Motion vs Vimcal.
Free Google Calendar Alternatives
There's even free alternatives like Cron or Routine that still use Google Calendar at the core, but are just a more modern calendar experience that we would recommend using daily instead of Google Calendar.