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There are innumerable calendar apps in Google Play, but one of the real standouts is Sunrise Calendar. This app has a clean interface, a solid widget, and support for plugins. However, it only worked with Google and iCloud accounts at launch. Now you can add Exchange to that list.

2014-08-21 19.03.29 2014-08-21 19.04.43

Sunrise says this was the most requested feature for the app, and it's no surprise. By and large, if a business isn't using Google Apps, it uses Exchange. Now that Sunrise supports Exchange, you can plug your work account in and get all your scheduling whatnot done in a much nicer interface. It's free, so check it out.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • Hsanchez957

    FINALLY. My last feature I request is a 30 day view for the widget instead of the usual calender view we always get.

  • josh_yth

    Is it just me, or does Sunrise only let you go back three months? I was trying to look up something back in April, but it only let me go as far back as June.

  • bearballz

    Nice, definitely downloading this!

  • Sven A.

    Still a problem:
    - It is not that smooth yet, when going forward and backward in days and month. I installed it before the exchange update, and the it runned smoother.
    - when getting a notice that i haven't yet answered a calendar invite, it do not update when saving my answer. Stills pops up. Then I went to google calendar, pressed Yes... and then it responded in Sun Calendar.
    - Its not possible to get - my Google To-Do list.
    - WHERE IS THE WEEK-NUMBER? Every calendar that have respect for them self, do have a week-number? Or?

  • Shady Gambino

    Is this better than Cal?

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  • fallenyogi

    I actually prefer Cal since Sunrise seems jerkier, slower, it's a little too information-dense for me, and I don't like the look of their widget. For me, Cal is faster and cleaner for inputting and viewing.

  • Stefan

    Exchange is welcome. But there's still no search (really?) and I'm also missing other features such as event templates. Back to Business Calendar I guess.

  • PoisonApple31

    So all this does is reads from the Exchange account already in place on your device? You can't get around the forced policies by your employer?

    • abqnm

      I imagine it will be handled by Sunrise's servers like Google and iCloud calendars do. You will probably have to log in to Exchange through Sunrise. This is why I stopped using this minutes after I installed it--it uses server polling instead of push updates. They do this because all your events are pulled into Sunrise and managed by Sunrise so that they can all be accessible from Sunrise's desktop interface. So your phone only communicates with Sunrise for all calendar interactions.

  • MattE303

    Awesome!! now I can finally add Exchange calendar events from my phone. I like the "Calendar Widget" from +1 Labs better than the Sunrise widget, but they seem to coexist very nicely so I'm happy!

  • cdandrews

    I moved to UpTo and am not looking back. The UX is very similar, and they allow you to place calendars in another layer so you still have access but they don't clutter up your feed.

  • operator207

    Is it just me, or does Sunrise give their website access to your calendar? Not 100% sure about giving my credentials for my company account to a website.

    Very interested in its look/feel and functionality, but I am not sure about giving my my credentials to an app that makes no mention that your handing your credentials to their website. I also would not want to get fired for security reasons from my job just so my calendar is prettier or better.

    • operator207

      Nevermind, seems like they want you to create an account before they allow you to use the app. Still not 100% on that. But at least for the moment it looks like your credentials stay with you for your exchange account. Can't tell for sure though.

    • Rafael Eduardo Gomez Barrios

      As soon as the update came out, I checked that I could only give access to my company exchange account to the app, which takes the configuration from the already configured email account. However, website is not having exchange support nor showing this calendar. I think we are safe like that.

    • Ashley

      fuckin paranoid, nobody wants your cat photos and porn.

  • mattcoz

    I uninstalled it after realizing it didn't have Exchange support, maybe I'll give it a second chance now.

  • Thatguyfromvienna

    Does it still totally eat your battery?
    The first version did, it produced a ton of wakelocks, draining my battery about 30% faster than usual.
    Anybody know whether this was fixed?

    • Just_Some_Nobody

      I didn't have that problem, so hopefully they don't (didn't) fix it.

  • Spence1115

    Good. Sunrise is the only Calendar app I can find that can run separately from my main Calendar app (DigiCal), so I can now use it exclusively as my work calendar. Don't like my notifications or my calendar being filled with all the endless daily meetings from work, so I like to keep them separate but accessible.

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