Why I Made the Switch to Sunrise Calendar

My Agenda: The one thing I carry around everywhere that keeps my life consistent and my sanity in tack. I felt the need to write everything on my iPhone’s calendar, except for the fact that I hated it. My boss at my internship told me about this cool app called “Sunrise” and told me it was perfect for type-a people like myself. I downloaded it and never looked back.

When I downloaded the app for the first time, it was only available on  iTunes. Today, Sunrise can be accessed on the web or downloaded for every device you own, including android!

The app supports Google Calender, the Exchange and iCloud. It also can be integrated with Facebook events, Google Maps (for location), and Linked In contacts. They also have app additions that are in the app already including a to-do list service called Basecamp and a meeting schedule tool called Meetup.

A Look Into The Style of Sunrise Calendar

Web View: 

Sunrise Calendar Web Version

The web version, along with all the apps has two modes: month view and week view. Pictures above is week view. You can create sub-calendars and change the color of each to differentiate what/who the event is for. (Perfect for all you color-coders out there) Click here to access the web version. 

iPhone View: 

Sunrise iPhone App

Super easy interface, Sunrise is a must for any iPhone user. Also includes a widget for newest iOS software. Click here to download from iTunes.

Android View: 

Sunrise Calendar Android

Simple and effective; Sunrise for Android fits perfectly to the system settings and includes a wonderful widget! Click here to download from Google Play.

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Have you tried Sunrise? Do you have another favorite calendar you use? Let us know in the comments!



Dog Lovers Unite: Top 5 Dog Apps

After recently adopting a puppy from the animal shelter, I have realized that I may have been a little over my head at first. I have compiled a list of the best apps for dog lovers who need a little help!

  1. BringFido
    Price: FREE
    Why It Is Awesome: Ever wanted to bring your dog on the road with you, but don’t know where you would stay? BringFido is a travel directory that provides truthful reviews and detailed pet policy information to more than 25,000 pet friendly hotels and thousands of bed & breakfasts, vacation rentals, and campgrounds in 150 countries worldwide. They even have the low down on airlines and pets! Whether its for a planned vacation or a last minute getaway, BringFido is the best way to go.

    For iPhone users, click here to download.
    For Android users, here is a similar, free app!
    Don’t forget to check out www.bringfido.com as well!

  2. Pet First Aid by American Red Cross
    American Red Cross Pet First AidPrice: $0.99 (iOS & Android)
    Why It Is Awesome: It is the cheapest pet first aid app in both iTunes and Google Play. It has all the tools you need in case of an emergency. It locates the nearest vet hospital, and helps pet owners learn to treat anything from allergic reactions to bleeding .

    For iPhone users, click here to download.
    For Android users, click here to download.

  3. BarkCam
    BarkCam AppPrice: FREE (Only available on iOS)
    Why It Is Awesome: If you looked at my camera roll, you would find 90% of the photos are of Chloe. The hardest thing is getting her to focus to get that perfect picture. Well, if your pup is anything like that, this app is made for you.  It is created by Barkbox, the monthly subscription box made for dogs. It has a unique feature to the camera; when capturing the photo, it plays an ear-perking sound that will make your pup’s ears perk up!

    For iPhone users, click here to download.
    This app is currently not available in Google Play.

  4. Walk For a Dog
    Walk for a Dog AppPrice: FREE
    Why It Is Awesome: Just think about this as a “Map My Run” app for those times when you take your dog on a walk. What makes this app worth the download though? I asked the same question when coming across it. For every mile you and your dog walk, the company Wolftrax, INC, will donate money to an animal shelter or rescue organization of your choice! This is such a creative way to make walks with your dog more fun!!

    For iPhone users, click here to download.
    For Android users, click here to download.

  5. DogVacay
    DogVacay AppPrice: FREE
    Why It Is Awesome: Thinking about taking off but don’t want to pay the outrageous kennel fees? Or maybe your pup needs to be checked on during the way while you are at work. This is where DogVacay comes in; it is a huge network of pet sitters located around you. There is a rating system so people can leave reviews. It has free pet insurance and24/7 call center to make sure your pup and the sitter are okay.

    For iPhone users, click here to download.
    Sorry Android users, the app isn’t available yet.
    But, you can always check out their website to find a pet sitter near you.

Did I miss any amazing apps? Let me know in the comments!

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