In my search for an offline calendar with notifications it seems that all those in F-droid want permission to send “emails to guests” and to “access my location”. Why would those permissions be wanted, and what would be the effect on calendar function be if I denied them?
At present I use Simple Calendar Pro which would be ideal if reminders were not limited to the day of entry.
Your guess matched mine regarding email to guest permission, so I can happily deny it.
Location permission is not needed by Simple Calendar Pro to get the time right, so I am suspicious that other calendar applications want it, hence my question. In the absence of certain knowledge from other contributors I guess I will have to experiment with denial.
When setting an event in a calendar there is sometimes a Location field where one can enter the address of where an event occurs. For the standard Android Calendar and Etar that will become a link to be opened by a map app. They have no location permission.
Maybe a calendar app with that permission can display maps internally or something. If not it shouldn’t really need location permissions.
Oops, the aforementioned weather feature, if present, would require it of course.
As far as the time thing goes, wouldn’t / shouldn’t that be obtained from the system?
Thank you. I shall try Etar with permissions denied for those features I shall not be using such as weather, maps, emails etc. As many in fact as I can get away with, since all I want from the calendar is what a paper calendar provides plus timed reminders of approaching appointments.
But while checking that out I noticed that “send email to guest” is actually not the full text of the required permission. The full text (roughly translated from the german version) is “add entries to calendars without the knowledge of the user and send emails to guests”.
I think it might be more critical to deny THAT permission. Looks like something you need for any syncing finctionality.
Sadly Etar did not remind me of an appointment in my test so it is no better than Simple Calendar Pro. Furthermore it can not import calendar data from the file manager. (I was so pleased with myself for discovering how to export such data from Simple Calendar Pro.) Etar is now gone from the phone.