By Sunrise Atelier, Inc.
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Sunrise Calendar is a gorgeous calendar app made for Google Calendar. Designed with love, Sunrise is a new experience that will make your life easier.
What's New in Version 1.02
- Allow app to run in the background without the main window open
3 stars for desktop 5 for mobile
Sunrise is beautiful and unique, no doubt. Here’s the sticking point for me: The thing that makes Sunrise stand out are the integrations like Todoist and Evernote reminders,etc. These integrations however are only as good as their accessibility. On my phone when I tap on an Evernote reminder I’m taken directly into my Evernote app. Great! On my Mac however, even though I have a perfectly good native Evernote app ready to be opened,when I tap the same Evernote reminder in Sunrise Mac I’m taken to a web browser to sign in. Maybe because its basically a skinned web app that it defaults to the web but then why not the same behavior on mobile? On my phone Sunrise is delightful,beautiful and extremely useful. We’ll see what happens now that Microsoft has purchased it. (There’s a rumor it’ll get woven into Outlook. Not sure how I feel about that. I just hope the aesthetics get preserved!)
Just DUMPED Fantastical
I was a HUGE advocate of Fantastical, but have always kept Sunrise in the back of my mind and I am glad I did as I am $40 better off for it. The people at Flexibit who make Fantastical have charged $10 for the iPhone, iPad and Mac versions each and I was glad to pay it. NOW they want $39 for Fantastical 2. Do they realize it is a calendar? There is NO calendar worth $40. Not Fantastical 2 not BusyCal. I was all fired up to pay $10 for an update to get Fantastical 2, but now I am SO GLAD that I am switching to Sunrise. It has a beautiful interface. You can get the weather like BusyCal but without coughing up $50 for BusyCal. I am going to try the iPad and iPhone versions of Sunrise and if they are as good as the Mac version, Flexibits just lost a customer that was very loyal, but everyone has their price, mine was $40 for a CALENDAR!!
I had been using Sunrise on my iPhone for a while before the Mac version came out and I was pretty happy with it as a Google Calendar replacement so I was excited to try it out on the Mac. After using it for several months, I’m deleting it because I’m finally fed up with the bugs. It often fails to refresh, events often fail to appear, and once an event I created myself didn’t appear and I ended up late to my own meeting. It also logs out of my iCloud account with no warning, and it never seems to remember my default alert setting. Given that customer support’s answer to refresh/sync problems is to log out and log back in again, this means I have to fix the setting every time I log back in. I need a reliable calendar with configurations that I can set and forget, and unfortunately, Sunrise is not it.