Version History

Version 5.2.1

  • FIXED: Leap day incorrectly shown for some countries
  • FIXED: Duplicated almanac record for Ukraine removed
  • UPDATED: Ukrainian names and events now uses Cyrillic characters (previously latin)

Release date 12 March 2023

Version 5.2

  • NEW: Lock screen widget with calendar three (3) week overview (Date & Week) [Plus]
  • NEW: Small month calendar widget for home screen [Plus]
  • UPDATE: Slimmer calendar view design
  • UPDATE: Link from authorisation warning messages to device app settings.
  • UPDATE: Padding to Calendar view
  • UPDATE: Link from Lock Screen and Home Screen widgets to relevant views (e.g. Day and Calendar)
  • FIXED: Localisation misspelling
  • FIXED: Moon phase rendering incorrect dark strokes in some cases
  • FIXED: Plus subscription requirement plate on widget

Release date 16 October 2022

Version 5.1.1

  • FIXED: Missing translations for some Lock Screen widgets

Release date 25 September 2022

Version 5.1

  • Lock Screen widgets [Plus]
  • Share link to Paws Almanac app with friends
  • AppStore review link in Settings

Release date 15 September 2022

Version 5.0


  • New almanac support for 9 countries, on 3 new continents:
    • USA
    • Canada
    • Mexico
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • Argentina
    • Brazil
    • Chile
    • Peru
  • Portuguese language support
  • Added calendar observances for several countries

Other improvements and changes

  • Show calendar entries in Day and List views [Plus]
  • Access to full year calendar view in Calendar view
  • Show region/state holidays and observances in World view [Plus]
  • Force choice of sub region in some countries
  • Redesigned Settings view
  • Widget preview in Settings
  • Support for southern hemisphere astronomical observances
  • Interface improvements and code fixes
  • Fixed: Enabling of legacy features
  • Fixed: Localisation issues in French and Spanish
  • Fixed: Font size on sun information not aligned
  • Fixed: Handling of watch data transfer
  • Fixed: Change of TimeZone not properly handled on watch app

Release date 10 September 2022

Version 4.4.1

  • Fixed: Widget light/dark mode not working as intended with default background tint.

Release date 17 June 2022

Version 4.4

  • Birthdays are now shown on widget of all sizes.
  • Added Cyprus almanac.
  • Added Mother’s and Father’s days for countries where this is observed.
  • Additional local Austrian calendar events added.
  • Fixed: Days with many birthdays are now better displayed in the app.
  • Fixed: Daylight Savings notice now localised.
  • Fixed: Showing missing Belgian calendar events.
  • Fixed: Design tweak of dates and names on widgets.
  • Update of internal frameworks.

Release date 16 June 2022

Version 4.3.1

  • Fixed: Apple Watch would sometimes forget Plus subscription
  • Fixed: Daily reminder setting was not remembered when re-subscribing after subscription expiry.
  • Update of internal frameworks.

Release date 6 April 2022

Version 4.3

  • Daily reminders as notifications on the phone. Turn them on and choose what time of day the should trigger. [Plus feature]
  • Language support added for Greek and Dutch. Additional language support for in-app purchased in Italian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Greek, and Dutch.
  • Fixed: Improved subscription handling on Apple Watch.

Release date 20 March 2022

Version 4.2

  • New complications for Apple Watch. [Plus feature]
    • Week enables the same complications as in the sister app Paws Week, showing week of year in the complication.
    • Date & Week shows both day and week number in the complication.
  • Added: Warning in Settings view, if widget is not given authorisation for location when ‘Show sunrise/sunset’ is on.
  • Fixed: Forced ISO week number now show correctly on complications.
  • Update of internal frameworks.

Release date 6 March 2022

Version 4.1

  • Custom colour can be selected for widget background. Five dark and four light colours in addition to the original background.
  • Permissions for location access requested specifically for widget to improve sunrise/sunset functionality.
  • Fixed: Minor colour adjustments to app views to render better on Mac.
  • Update of internal frameworks.

Release date 10 February 2022

Version 4.0.2

  • Background tint added to today’s date in Calendar view in phone app.
  • Adjusted flag size and moon phase rendering in Calendar view in phone app.
  • Fixed: Improved stability of large widget.

Release date 30 January 2022

Version 4.0.1

  • Fixed: Bug causing app to crash when migrating settings from earlier versions.

Release date 29 January 2022

Version 4.0


  • App is free to download and basic features are available for all users.
  • Additional features are enabled in a Plus subscription which can be purchased in-app. Plus features include:
    • Home Screen widgets
    • Apple Watch app
    • Apple Watch complications
    • World View
    • Forced use of ISO Setting
  • Buyers of older versions will still have access to legacy features without Plus.
  • App code is completely rewritten to enable future enhancements and improvements.

Other improvements and changes

  • Option to force use of ISO calendar (impacting week numbering), even if phone is set to region not following ISO standard.
  • Week number is shown in List view
  • List and Calendar views have today’s date clearly indicated by red borders.
  • Calendar view in the Apple Watch app
  • Updated Calendar view in phone app
  • Updating a contact’s birthday is now reflected in Almanac while it is running.
  • App automatically returns to today’s date and the Day view after the app has been inactive or in the background for some time.

Release date 29 January 2022

Version 3.2.8

  • Improved: Seven new name days added to the Swedish almanac in 2022.

Release date 7 January 2022

Version 3.2.7

  • Fixed: Polish Corpus Chirsti holiday date corrected.
  • Fixed: Incorrect display of some Apple Watch complication type.
  • Fixed: Missing translations.

Release date 13 May 2021

Version 3.2.6

  • Improved: Polish translations.

Release date 22 March 2021

Version 3.2.5

  • Fixed: Adjusted font size of sunrise and sunset hours on the widgets.

Release date 23 February 2021

Version 3.2.4

  • Fixed: Sunrise and sunset hours not showing not show correctly on the widget in some cases.
  • App name (again) Paws Almanac, to make app family members easier to find.

Release date 23 February 2021

Version 3.2.3

  • Fixed: Names and event information sometimes missing on widget when changing region.
  • Fixed: Widget weekday name sometimes displayed over two rows.
  • Fixed: Change of year handling fixed, to correctly show information without relaunching app.

Release date 17 January 2021

Version 3.2.2

  • Fix to location services used for sunrise and sunset information. The Apple Watch app now show sun information correctly at app launch.

Release date 30 December 2020

Version 3.2.1

  • Minor code fix.

Release date 13 December 2020

Version 3.2

  • Sunrise and sunset information added to Widgets, when active in the app.
  • Russian language support
  • Minor code and localisation fixes.

Release date 26 October 2020

Version 3.1

  • Support for iOS 14 widgets. Widgets come in three sizes, and provide information about day, week and month. In addition, public holidays are displayed, as well as flag and name days. Month calendar included on large widget.

Release date 23 September 2020

Version 3.0.4

  • Fixed: Correction of calendar information for Sweden and Finland.
  • Fixed: Information did not always show correctly in List View when switching between years.
  • Improved data storage update functionality.

Release date 17 June 2020

Version 3.0.3

  • Improvements to layout of Day view on smaller devices.

Release date 14 June 2020

Version 3.0.2

  • Fixed: Changing date occasionally made the app crash.
  • Fixed: ‘Settings’ button in ‘World’ view did not always working as intended.

Release date 2 May 2020

Version 3.0.1

  • Minor localisation correction

Release date 13 April 2020

Version 3.0


  • Added almanac for 14 countries, including 8 with name days (marked with *):
    • Belgium
    • Croatia (*)
    • Czech Republic (*)
    • Greece (*)
    • Hungary (*)
    • Ireland
    • Italy (*)
    • Luxembourg
    • Netherlands
    • Russia (*)
    • Slovakia (*)
    • Switzerland
    • Ukraine (*)
    • United Kingdom
  • Language support added for Czech, Hungarian, Italian, and Slovakian
  • General improvements of app and update on calendar information.

Day View

  • Shows sunrise, sunset and sun hours for your current location (optional)
  • Shows birthday of contacts (optional)

List View

  • Shows birthday of contacts (optional)
  • Improved search
  • Support for switch to other years than the current

Calendar View

  • An all new view, with a month/week calendar layout
  • Shows indication of holidays in red
  • Shows official flag days, if such exist
  • Shows changes in moon phases
  • Ability to view other years than the current

World View

  • Hiding sections without entries for the selected day


  • Option to show sun information. (Requires authorisation to access location of the device.)
  • Option to show your contacts’ birthday in day and list views. (Requires authorisation to access contact on the device.)

Other new features

  • Shows daylight savings time change for supported regions
  • Spotlight search for name of currently selected region, and opening app on selected date
  • Improved handling of events moving dates

Apple Watch App

  • Display sunrise, sunset and sun hours for your current location (enable location access in phone app Settings and permit access to location on watch)
  • Watch App can be installed independent of iPhone app (defaulting to watch’s region)

Release date 13 March 2020

Version 2.2.5

  • Fix of leap year related bug.

Release date 4 March 2020

Version 2.2.4

  • Fix of leap year related bug.

Release date 9 January 2020

Version 2.2.3

  • Minor update.

Release date 31 December 2019

Version 2.2.2

  • Minor update.

Release date 30 November 2019

Version 2.2.1

  • Minor update.

Release date 26 October 2019

Version 2.2

  • Support for Dark mode on iOS 13.

Release date 24 October 2019

Version 2.1.1

  • Bug fix to correct moon phase not updating in iPhone app.

Release date 9 July 2019

Version 2.1

  • Added almanac and name day information for France and Spain.
  • Added languages for French and Spanish.
  • Tapping the widget now opens the app.
  • Added support for equinox and solstice events.
  • Added information about tomorrows names for day in ‘Day’ and in widget.
  • General improvements on app and update on calendar information.

Release date 4 June 2019

Version 2.0

  • All new navigation with a new ‘World View’ where multiple almanacs from selected countries/regions are shown in one view.
  • Additional almanacs to show in ‘World View’ are chosen using switches for each region in ‘Settings’.
  • The main region selected in ‘Settings’ is used in Day View, List View, in the widget and on Apple Watch in the app and complication.
  • For countries where sub-regions has local holidays, like Germany or Austria, those sub-regions are unfolded or folded when the country is selected. Select a sub-region to have regional or local holidays presented in local views (Day View, List View, in widget and Apple Watch app and complication).
  • Previous content has been arranged into tabs for ‘Day View’, ‘List View’, and ‘Settings’
  • Selection in List view is used as date for Day View and World View also.
  • ‘Go to Today’ button resets the selected date to the current in Day View, List View and World View.
  • Three (3) new regions’ almanacs supported with name days, flag and holidays: Poland, Germany and Austria
  • Support for regional flag days and holidays in Denmark, Finland, Germany, and Austria.
  • Additional languages supported: German, Polish, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, and Icelandic.
  • Support for use on multiple Apple Watches.
  • Updates to widget.
  • Bug fixes and general code improvements.

Release date 6 May 2019

Version 1.2.1

  • Corrected name day information for Baltic countries.

Release date 1 April 2019

Version 1.2

  • Added Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian and Icelandic almanacs
  • New Settings View for selecting regional almanac to show
  • Settings shared for iPhone app and widget, and Watch app and complication
  • General improvements and tweaks to code and interface

Release date 28 March 2019

Version 1.1

  • More region almanacs – Added support for Danish, Finnish, Norwegian almanac name days and calendar events.
  • ‘Today’ button – Easily return to the current day in the iPhone app.
  • Improved support for moving holidays and event days
  • Weekday shown in main iPhone view.
  • General code and interface improvements

Release date 19 March 2019

Version 1.0

  • First release.

Release date 20 Feberuay 2019