Sunrise Calendar isn't a replacement calendar app for me. That spot is currently occupied by Fantastical 2 on both my iPhone and my iPad. Sunrise Calendar is, however, a very important part of my workflow — it's my notification system for Trello. Yes, Sunrise Calendar is better at notifying me about Trello — the workflow management tool we use at iMore — that Trello itself. That alone makes Sunrise Calendar indispensable to me.
I love Trello but if you're using it on a regular basis, you know that the notification system is less than stellar. Actually, if we're being honest, it sucks.
- I can't customize any kind of notification preferences through Trello for iPhone or iPad
- I have no week view which makes it virtually impossible to see what due dates are approaching unless I organize columns by due date, which is redundant and should be unnecessary
Sunrise Calendar, on the other hand, offers excellent support for Trello notifications. Not only does it import all my Trello cards by due date, I can even receive notifications so I know when something is due. The Notification Center widget lets me view all my Trello cards in due date order and at a quick glance. I even placed the Sunrise Calendar widget directly under my Fantastical 2 widget so I have a great overview of my work day in less than 10 seconds.
Even though I don't use Sunrise Calendar as my regular calendar app, it now has a dedicated spot in my iMore folder right next to the Trello app itself. At this point, it's just as indispensable to me as Fantastical 2 but for very different reasons. I actually have nothing linked to Sunrise Calendar except for Trello and Evernote, and it works for me.
If you use Trello on a regular basis, be sure you pick up Sunrise Calendar. You'll be glad you did.
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