Sunrise Calendar has been a mainstay for many of us since it came to Android back in 2014. However, when Microsoft acquired the application, it was announced that Sunrise would be going away in favor of Outlook with an expiration date of August 31st.
Now it seems that Microsoft isn’t done with Sunrise as they have yet to integrate some of the best features into Outlook’s calendar feature. Some of these features include app integrations, “Interesting Calendars”, recurring events/multiple reminders, and desktop support.
Microsoft says Sunrise Calendar will not shut down on August 31 after all. “[W]e have chosen to wait a little longer in order to deliver a few more Sunrise-inspired features in Outlook,” the company told PCWorld. “Once those features are released, the Sunrise app will officially be shut down.
We aren’t sure as to when Sunrise will be gone for good, but here’s to hoping it’s not for quite some time as Sunrise has become my favorite Calendar application. Unfortunately, mobile searches of the app are coming up empty, but you can still download it from Sunrise’s website or the Google Play Store on the web. Short of bringing Sunrise directly into Outlook, there’s really no way that I would switch to Outlook once the sun has set on Sunrise.
Download on Google Play: Sunrise Calendar