In an effort to simplify their lives, more people have started using online calendars and web-based systems to record their schedules and daily work routines. What’s ended up happening as a result, however, is that our lives have gotten even more chaotic. Instead of having one paper calendar to keep track of, the average person now has three, four, or even more online versions. Sunrise is an app that brings everything together, sending people daily email digests that list everything they’ve got scheduled on Google Calendar, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
If you start each morning by checking your email inbox – which most people do – then Sunrise will fit right into your daily routine. Set up your Sunrise email by connecting the web-app to your Google Calendar, LinkedIn, and Facebook accounts. Sunrise will automatically begin pulling information from these sites to use in the daily email digests it sends your way each morning. In addition to listing any events you’ve got scheduled on Google Calendar, Sunrise also emails you a list of your friends’ birthdays, events from Facebook, and the daily weather forecast. If a particular meeting or event involves other people with LinkedIn profiles, then Sunrise will pull information – including current position and company, for example – from those profiles and list it on a private page that you can view.
Thanks to a recent integration with Eventbrite, Sunrise users can now get details about any events they purchased tickets to through Eventbrite added to their daily email digests. Overall, Sunrise is a great tool that can really prevent people from having to click from calendar to calendar to see what they’ve got going on each day.
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