Sunrise Calendar For iOS, Chrome/Chrome OS & Android Review


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After installing Sunrise Calendar on my Chromebook as well as my iPhone 4S & discovering that there is an Android version in Beta I thought I’d write a review of all three versions of Sunrise Calendar.

Sunrise Calendar for Chrome/Chrome OS

compared to the amount of different views in Google Calendar as Sunrise Calendar is a little lacking as it only has two views compared to the 5 in Google Calendar.

Sunrise Calendar Month view.

Sunrise Calendar Month view.

Sunrise Calendar Week view

Sunrise Calendar Week view

Google Calendar Day view

Google Calendar Day view

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Google Calendar Week view

Google Calendar Week view

Google Calendar Month view

Google Calendar Month view

Google Calendar 4 Day view

Google Calendar 4 Day view

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Google Calendar Agenda view

Google Calendar Agenda view

But where it’s got the edge over Google Calendar is the ability to have Google Calendar and iCalender in iCloud in the same Calendar along with Facebook Calendar and a few other services calendars all together, but unfortunately there is no option for a Microsoft Account (Hotmail, Live & Outlook) along with some built-in Sports fixture Calendars & Religious & National Holiday Calendars.

Sunrise Calendar in Chrome/Chrome OS is a more stylish option to Google Calendar if you rely on different Online Calendar services, but if you also use Microsoft Calender then you are left out in the cold.

Sunrise Calender on iOS

Like Sunrise Calendar in Chrome/Chrome OS Sunrise Calendar in iOS only has two views compared to the four in iOS Calendar.

Sunrise Calendar Agenda view

Sunrise Calendar Agenda view

Sunrise Calendar 3 Day view

Sunrise Calendar 3 Day view

iOS Calendar Agenda view

iOS Calendar Agenda view

iOS Calendar Week view

iOS Calendar Week view

iOS Calendar Month view

iOS Calendar Month view

 

 

iOS Calender Landscape Week view

iOS Calender Landscape Week view

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But where it’s got the edge over iOS Calendar is the ability to have Google Calendar and iCalender in iCloud in the same Calendar along with Facebook Calendar and a few other services calendars all together, but unfortunately there is no option for a Microsoft Account (Hotmail, Live & Outlook) along with some built-in Sports fixture Calendars & Religious & National Holiday Calendars.

Sunrise Calendar in Chrome/Chrome OS is a more stylish option to Google Calendar if you rely on different Online Calendar services, but if you also use Microsoft Calender then you are left out in the cold.

Sunrise Calender compared to iCalendar in iCloud

When it comes to comparing Sunrise Calendar to iCalendar in iCloud there isn’t too much difference when it comes to views as iCalendar in iCloud only has one extra view.

Sunrise Calendar Month view.

Sunrise Calendar Month view.

Sunrise Calendar Week view

Sunrise Calendar Week view

iCalendar in iCloud Day view

iCalendar in iCloud Day view

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iCalendar in iCloud Week view

iCalendar in iCloud Week view

iCalendar in iCloud Month view

iCalendar in iCloud Month view

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But where it’s got the edge over  iCalendar in iCloud is the ability to have Google Calendar and iCalender in iCloud in the same Calendar along with Facebook Calendar and a few other services calendars all together, but unfortunately there is no option for a Microsoft Account (Hotmail, Live & Outlook) along with some built-in Sports fixture Calendars & Religious & National Holiday Calendars.

Sunrise Calendar in Chrome/Chrome OS is a more stylish option to Google Calendar if you rely on different Online Calendar services, but if you also use Microsoft Calender then you are left out in the cold.

Sunrise Calendar Android Beta

Sunrise Calender for Android is only in a closed Beta at the moment and like sunrise Calendar on the other platforms has only got 2 views compared to the 4 views in the Android Calendar.

Sunrise Calendar Android Beta Agenda view

Sunrise Calendar Android Beta Agenda view

Sunrise Calendar Android Beta 3 Day view

Sunrise Calendar Android Beta 3 Day view

Android Calendar Day view

Android Calendar Day view

Android Calendar Agenda view

Android Calendar Agenda view

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Android Calendar Month view

Android Calendar Month view

Android Calendar Week view

Android Calendar Week view

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But where it’s got the edge over the Android Calendar is the ability to have Google Calendar and iCalender in iCloud in the same Calendar along with Facebook Calendar and a few other services calendars all together, but unfortunately there is no option for a Microsoft Account (Hotmail, Live & Outlook) along with some built-in Sports fixture Calendars & Religious & National Holiday Calendars.

Sunrise Calendar in Chrome/Chrome OS is a more stylish option to Google Calendar if you rely on different Online Calendar services, but if you also use Microsoft Calender then you are left out in the cold.

Conclusion

Sunrise Calendar on all platforms is a nice alternative to the stock Calendars & really comes into its own is if you use Android, Chrome/Chrome OS & iOS as everything is nicely synced between all devices that have Sunrise Calendar installed.

Roland

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2 thoughts on “Sunrise Calendar For iOS, Chrome/Chrome OS & Android Review

  1. I gave Sunrise a try, but found it little more than a nice-looking alternative to an already nice-looking iOS app. Having multiple calendars on multiple devices might suit some people, I prefer to have one calendar sync he’d across everything. The only reason for not working this way is if you have multiple lives each operating in a separate silo. Or am I missing something here?

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    • I like to keep my personal Calendar in Google Calendar and my work calender in iCloud, they both show up in the iOS Calendar, but when it comes to planning something in Google calendar I can’t see my free time in my iCloud Calendar without having both Google Calendar & iCloud open on my Chromebook, and if I’m on my tablet I’m out of luck at being able to compare free time, and the Sports fixtures Calendars available in Sunrise Calendar are a nice little bonus, But I do prefer the iOS calendar on my phone over Sunrise, but until I’ve done a follow-up review of Sunrise Calendar on iOS I’m going to use it.

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