Ask DN: Sunrise Calendar alternative?

almost 5 years ago from Alex Ovs, Product Designer, Entrepreneur

  • Doug HardesterDoug Hardester, almost 5 years ago

    Fantastical. Big time. I've always preferred it over Sunrise. Although I had been a Fantastical user before Sunrise so there's some bias there. :)

    9 points
    • Alex Ovs, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

      Fantastical has powerfull functionality but it hasn`t same integrations with dozens of 3rd-party apps like Trello, Wunderlist, Gmail, Asana, Todoist, GTasks, etc, like Sunrise :(

      3 points
      • Doug HardesterDoug Hardester, almost 5 years ago (edited almost 5 years ago )

        That's true. Fantastical does however have a bit of an API that you can use AppleScript to integrate with other apps. Of course you'd need some technical know-how to do those things.

        Todoist does actually integrate with Fantastical. I use both.

        For things like Trello and Gmail I believe apps like IFTTT allow you to automate those kind of processes.

        1 point
        • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, almost 5 years ago

          It's not even close to the same using IFTTT or AppleScript, and 99% of users won't know how to do that. With Sunrise it was as simple as logging into your services.

          I paid for and use Fantastical, but aside from a faster UI (slower syncing though) and natural language input, it really doesn't have any significant benefits over what Sunrise offered.

          0 points
    • Daniel FisherDaniel Fisher, almost 5 years ago

      Definitely, its a game changer. I use the natural language event creation every day.

      0 points
      • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, almost 5 years ago

        How is it a game changer? It is hardly different from any previous calendar app besides a few refinements and the granted very nice natural language input.

        It doesn't handle shared calendars any better than other apps, it doesn't collapse multiple shared events into one, it doesn't scroll the sidebar view to the event you have selected in the calendar, etc.

        I'm not sure the input and the slightly nicer UI was worth the money I paid.

        0 points