Sunrise (free) integrates with Google Calendar, Facebook, Foursquare, and LinkedIn, to bring in your days events and other useful information to manage your time. This app is more for those who use Google's calendar as their primary calendar, but the folks from Sunrise hint that other calendar services are coming in future updates.
Sunrise minimizes your calendar at the top, in favor of focusing on the events of the day, but you can swipe down to quickly move between months. The app gives you a weather forecast at the beginning of each day so you know what you're up against at the outset. When you tap an event you get the event date and time, and a map so you can quickly get directions. One unique feature is that Sunrise lets you choose Google or Apple Maps so you can use the service you like most.
When adding an event, you can touch the plus sign in the upper right, then type in the name and details of the event. But Sunrise also has smart features that let you touch and hold the plus sign, then type in natural language to add an event. So, for example, if you typed in Lunch with Jason next Wednesday, it would automatically create the event at noon on the following Wednesday.
July 12, 2013 5:31 PM PDT
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