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Sunrise: The Forces Of Many Apps Unite For A Better Calendar

There are a lot of productivity apps that say they’ll make your life easier, but don’t actually do anything for you. Sunrise is a new calendar app that actually streamlines scheduling for you.

What does it do?

It pulls in your schedules from your Google and Facebook accounts into one gorgeously designed calendar.

Why do we like it?

Yes, Sunrise does a lot of what you can get in the stock iOS apps. But it does it better. You see your day, event by event, with summary of what the weather is supposed to be like morning, afternoon, and evening. Click on a specific appointment to see more details. If the location is included, Sunrise will pull up directions from Google Maps (not Apple Maps, like its stock iOS counterpart would). If the location changes, Sunrise will automatically update. It also grabs birthdays from Facebook, and if you want to send some love to the person celebrating, you can post on his or her wall or send a text without leaving the app. It is absolutely a better calendar app than the default iOS app. It’s something you’ll actually use.

Sunrise Calendar

Download this app for: iPhone (free)
The best part: uses Google Maps
The worst part: doesn’t pull in iCloud calendar

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