Following an awesome recommendation from my friend Wade [ you should check out his Ohio Gamers YouTube channel ], I have decided to add another series to my blog – a weekly app review. My love for finding awesome, new apps is uncontrollable so I might as well share it with you guys!
To start off, I’m going to focus on the one app I know I could not live without – Sunrise.
Currently, Sunrise is the most badass, crazy-awesome, free calendar app on the market, for a couple reasons:
- It syncs with Google + Exchange + iCloud calendars, flawlessly.
- The app’s design is breathtaking.
- Reminders + alerts are on point.
- Updates are synced e v e r y w h e r e [ iPhone, home + work computers, iPad, Android ]
- Adding locations is a breeze with their Google Maps integration.
- Allows for simple language input by pressing and holding the + button in the top right hand corner.
- Invite friends to your events, and it syncs to all users’ devices.
- Choose from their dozens of provided calendars to keep up to date with your favorite sports teams or religious holidays.
- By connecting your social networks, you can see photos of who you’re meeting with, Facebook event invites and updates of your Foursquare check-ins.
- Live weather forecasts.
If you’re like me and live minute to minute based on your calendar – this app is definitely for you. Even if you’re more relaxed about your smartphone calendar usage, you should still give Sunrise a try, because I promise your life will feel more manageable and organized.
However, every app can benefit from some upgrades and in the case of Sunrise, there is one update I would love to see – drag and drop events on the mobile version. My schedule changes hourly and rearranging by dragging would be a great improvement instead of opening the events to change the time/date.
Other than that – this app is great – super easy to use, syncs with a wealth of calendars and looks fantastic while doing so! & in other news, last week Sunrise was acquired by Microsoft for upwards of $100 million, so here’s to hoping for even more exciting updates and integrations in Sunrise’s future. I hope you enjoyed this review and it saves you some time scanning the app/play store! 🙂