By Sunrise Atelier, Inc.
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Sunrise is a free calendar made for Google Calendar, iCloud and Exchange. Sunrise also connects with all your favorite apps like Facebook, Evernote, Wunderlist, Foursquare, TripIt, Todoist and more to make sure you’re always up to date with all the events happening in your life.
With millions of users around the world, Sunrise is changing the way you manage the places you have to be, the people you want to see and the things you need to do. Whether you’re planning your daily schedule or your next trip around the world, Sunrise makes it easy to keep track of everything in one beautifully designed calendar.
Sunrise also comes with Meet, the fastest way to schedule a one-to-one. Meet lets you select available time slots in your calendar and send them as meeting options to anyone through a simple link. Your invitee receives the link, picks the best option for them and the event is automatically created in both your calendars. You’ll never schedule meetings any other way.
Sunrise automatically syncs between your phone, tablet and computer, so you can access your calendar from anywhere. It’s that easy.
- A beautifully designed calendar experience for your iPhone and iPad.
- Connects with all of your favorite apps: Facebook, Evernote, Asana, TripIt, Songkick, Wunderlist, Meetup and more. We’re constantly adding new ones!
- Meet, the fastest way to schedule one-to-ones.
- Interesting Calendars to follow your favorite sports teams or TV shows.
- Google Maps for your directions.
- Smart icons.
Want to chat? Shoot us an email at email@example.com or say hi on Twitter at @Sunrise.
What's New in Version 1.10
- You can now click on any notification to open the event straight away. It’s almost magic. We’ll also show you all your notifications, even if you’re interacting with the app. We didn’t do it before and now it’s fixed!
- We’ve redesigned our icon! A brand new look before summer :) Don’t worry, we’ve kept the sun so you should still be able to find us!
- You now have access to a Reload menu when you right click in the app. Just in case the app crashes for an unknown reason, we don’t want you to get stuck.
- Missing the date in the icon? You can now choose to display the date in the app’s badge. Check it out in the Menu > Preferences.
- The app used to beep for no apparent reason when you typed some keys, indicating you might be doing something wrong. You weren’t so we fixed it.
We also want to let you know that Sunrise on Mac is continuously updated as we work on our web app at https://calendar.sunrise.am. Any improvements or fixes we make there will always be visible straight away on your Mac app.
We’ll be back with more soon, stay tuned!
Bugs after last update
I love Sunrise Calendar and I don’t currently think I will switch soon…but I am having some major bugs lately that is really messing me up. I depend on Sunrise for a lot of things, including getting to class on time and which room to go to. However, Sunrise from my desktop has not been syncing with my phone—or takes days to do so.
The one big bug right now is that I will delete events, especially recurring events, and then they magically reappear! This is sooo annoying. Also I will try to update one event of a recurring event and it will make multiple events on that day instead, and when I try to erase the second, it just shows up again :(
Once again I really love Sunrise’s interface and it helps me stay organized but if you are reading these reviews in order to pick a calendar app, pick a different one for right now. Sunrise, please update and fix all the bugs!!
So I had used the Sunrise calendar for iOS and was favorably impressed, although there are several key features missing. I naturally went to Sunrise for my Mac so I could keep desktop and iOS devices all in sync.
Initially, the app asks you to create an account, which is weird as the iOS version does not require that. In the iOS version, you simply give it the accounts you want to connect to the calendar and it goes. I’m having a difficult time understanding why the Mac version would require some sort of separate “sunrise” account. The only conclusion is that they want to mine my data for one reason or another as calendar aps clearly don’t need that to connect to calendar accounts that are kept elsewhere like exchange, icloud or what have you. For me, that is a show stopper as the last thing I need is another account with data floating around somewhere in the cloud.
I’ll stick with calendar apps that do not require some separate account.
This app has been steadily improving and currently it’s the only calendar app I use across all my devices (5s, iPad mini, iMac). It is consistent, up to date and bug free from my experience in the last month (mid-July to mid-August 2015). It does lack some functionality that is annoying. Not dealbreakers, just annoying. Here are two easy improvements that could put Sunrise over the top:
1) Allow to copy and paste events. Simple in iCal, impossible here.
2) Allow custom alerts. Without the custom alerts option, it is impossible to automate an email to send later. This is a great, if little known, OSX tool that is completely lost by using Sunrise’s limited alerts menu.