I have two calendars. Personal, using Google’s Calendar, and work via Exchange. I’ve been doing perfectly fine for a long time now with this simple setup. My phone shows both calendars together thanks to an app called Nine which I use for Exchange email. No issues at all here.
However, Sunrise Calendar keeps popping up everywhere. Most recently, I saw the app’s name once again in an email from Wunderlist, stating their apps can now work together.
So what’s the deal here? Why would I want this? The answer to these questions was quickly apparent after I installed Sunrise Calendar to my phone (again, after a year’s time).
It wasn’t long before I understood Sunrise Calendar isn’t trying to repeat the Google Calendar app or web app with a better looking UI. No, it’s trying to get nearly everything into your calendar into a nice, well organized collection.
Their vision just became clear to me. Now I want to keep Sunrise Calendar on my phone, use the web app, and also add the app to my tablet.
You see, I have more “events” going on in life than just on Google and Exchange. On Facebook, I often am part of Events that are created. Seeing that I do not have Facebook on my phone (it eats the battery) these events can slip by. Now, I see them in Sunrise. My family, friends, and acquaintances’ birthdays all show up too.
I am a Wunderlist user. If any of my to-do’s have a deadline attached, they’re now showing up in Sunrise.
Okay, this is pretty slick.
If you're one to wants to access your own calendar(s) on your desktop, Sunrise even has a web app available, which works very well.
So if you've been curious about this app, but thinking Google’s Calendar is enough, I recommend giving Sunrise another go. Especially if you’re using other compatible services.
Sunrise Calendar is available for free on Google Play.
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