Ask DN: What calendar to use after Sunrise gets shut down?

over 7 years ago from , Designer & Director at Fugitif

Hey Guys,

Just wondering what are you using as a Calendar app or going to use after Sunrise is shut down thanks to Microsoft.

I checked some of the apps but none of them are as good as Sunrise. Most of them are overdesigned. I think people mostly use Fantastical but in my opinion, it's a bit poorly designed.

So what's your fave cal?



  • Taylor PalmerTaylor Palmer, over 7 years ago

    "The sun will rise again." – http://kin.today/




    3 points
    • Darren Treat, over 7 years ago

      There is some amazing humor about naming a product that is based off a product that Microsoft shut down after another product that Microsoft failed on.

      1 point
  • Bruno BarrosBruno Barros, over 7 years ago

    I loved Sunrise, but recently I decided to give Apple's Calendar a shot once again. I confess that I'm pretty happy with it.

    2 points
    • louie solomonlouie solomon, over 7 years ago

      Glad you mentioned this. I haven't opened Calendar since it was more skeuomorphic. But yeah, it's simple, clean, and does the job.

      Only wish there was a way to approve or deny Facebook event invites like in Sunrise.

      1 point
  • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, over 7 years ago

    I use Fantastical, but find it immensely frustrating and "over-designed". I really miss Sunrise.

    In essence Fantastical is just a slightly nicer iCal with natural language input. None of my major calendar usage issues are solved by it. No integrations, no collapsing of shared events across multiple delegate calendars (holy shit why has no one figured this out yet).

    Also despite the amount of design effort put into the aesthetics of Fantastical, there is a lot of attention to detail that I feel is missing. For example if you have a lot of coworker delegate calendars added, it makes your sidebar really long, potentially pushing the next event you have out of view. Why not just scroll the sidebar so that the next event is at the top by default?

    Then again Fantastical has excellent integration with Google calendar stuff like shared rooms, hangout chats, etc. So it's a mixed bag.

    Very frustrating that each calendar service solves one small problem well.

    2 points
  • Julius Santiago, over 7 years ago

    I haven't tried any of these, but PH tweeted this: https://www.producthunt.com/e/alternatives-to-sunrise

    0 points
  • Art VandelayArt Vandelay, over 7 years ago

    I've messed with Kin.today and its the closest to Sunrise for a Calendar. It's, literally, a rip of Sunrise which is nice and so glad someone did it.

    However, they do not have the Meet feature, which stinks.

    0 points
  • Diego LafuenteDiego Lafuente, over 7 years ago


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  • George Bartz, over 7 years ago

    I've used Any.do for my to-do lists and they released an awesome calendar app called Any.do Cal. Definitely worth checking out.

    0 points