Alternatives After Sunrise Sunsets
May 12, 2016 6:36 AM   Subscribe

So apparently my Android phone calendar of choice, Sunrise, is totally shutting down this summer. As in, going non-functional. Ugh. I need an alternative calendar app, but I would like it to have a specific view type and can't seem to find it elsewhere. Help?

All I want is the month on the screen, with the selected day's tasks underneath. Like this!

I am totally willing to go with a paid app. Does anyone know of a calendar app that has a similar view as an option? Thanks!
posted by joelhunt to Technology (11 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
What kind of Android phone do you have? My Samsung Galaxy Note 3's baked-in calendar app has this. (Well, instead of underneath the calendar it's a popup underneath the selected day, but it gives basically the same view and same info.)
posted by rabbitrabbit at 6:50 AM on May 12, 2016

According to the developer's blog post on this, they are folding Sunrise into a new Outlook app for Android. Maybe try that? (I'm also a Sunrise user; that's where I'm going, first.)
posted by notyou at 6:51 AM on May 12, 2016

You might check out SolCalendar, which was the only calendar app I liked when I was using Android.
posted by General Malaise at 6:57 AM on May 12, 2016

rabbitrabbit: I have a Samsung Galaxy S5.
posted by joelhunt at 7:07 AM on May 12, 2016

Do you have the calendar app that looks like this on your S5? If so would that meet your needs? I can honestly say I've gone through a lot of calendar apps and the Samsung app meets more of my needs than some paid apps.
posted by rabbitrabbit at 8:33 AM on May 12, 2016 [1 favorite]

Digical, the free version. Select "Text month" view. You can eschew the multi-colors if that's not your bag. Mine in dark theme preference.
posted by ohcanireally at 8:33 AM on May 12, 2016 [1 favorite]

I'll echo the DigiCal recommendation.
posted by ssheth at 9:07 AM on May 12, 2016

Thanks, everyone! Turns out the Samsung baked-in calendar has the view I prefer, which means I was making things more difficult than they had to be. Oy.
posted by joelhunt at 9:42 AM on May 12, 2016 [1 favorite]

I'm going to piggyback on your question, though, joelhunt, since I also have been using Sunrise on a Samsung Galaxy S5.

I don't like the built-in Samsung calendar, which doesn't have a widget I like as far as I know. I use the Sunrise one that has the date at top, plus a scrollable list of upcoming events below that. This is the agenda view I like, though the screenshot is of it on a different phone. I looked for a good calendar app for a while after switching from an HTC phone, which had this great agenda widget.

Anyway, any suggestions for a good Android calendar app that has a simple, sleek, dark agenda widget like that would be much appreciated!
posted by limeonaire at 10:48 AM on May 12, 2016

I am using Samsung for the Calendar, but I just searched Google Play for Calendar Widgets and picked one that looked good to me. This one is called Calendar Widget and you can futz around with the colours, etc.

It didn't really occur to me that you could use separate calendar apps and widgets. I am not totally bright, it seems.
posted by joelhunt at 11:50 AM on May 12, 2016 [1 favorite]

Hey, I actually came to ask a similar question - I used to have a Galaxy S3 and really liked the default calendar. Now I have a Nexus 5 and I'm trying to find something similar but haven't had much luck. Digical's monthly agenda view is really close, but I'd like it to hide empty days in the bottom view. Is there a setting in Digical that allows that, or another app that has a view like that?
posted by 23 at 4:19 AM on May 15, 2016 [1 favorite]

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