Review Sunrise Calendar
Tiny calendar that has it all!
Author: Enozia Vakil
Date: 09 Jun 2014, tested on HTC One X
Various features, simple design
Absence of regional tweaks
As many android users, I too was tired of my stock calendar application, just lying around as an icon in my app drawer, serving no possible functionality. The interface was too cramped and setting a new event takes ages to get done. What I (and many others) need is a simple calendar that gets things done without putting a ton of load on your battery and RAM. Well, that’s where Sunrise Calendar gets into the picture.
Offering the aforementioned and much more, Sunrise Calendar requires you to login via your Gmail, Facebook, or sign-up from a stand-alone e-mail account. It supports social networks too which include Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, and many others. As for those who previously had an iPhone, the application supports iCloud, and seamlessly integrates into it too. Plus, the presence of widgets, setting up an event, and support for maps was a complete pleasure which worked perfectly without any glitches.
Once the calendar is running, you can see a very simple and well designed interface that consists of two panes - one on the top which is akin to the regular calendar, and one on the bottom which is larger and displays all the events and birthdays of the day selected on the top pane. Opening a birthday provides options for sending a text message or posting on the Facebook timeline as well, which further simplifies things.
Apart from the absence of some regional tweaks and multi-language support, Sunrise calendar has it all with almost nothing to complain about.