While there’s lots of ground-breaking technology happening right now, sometimes it’s the little things that catch my attention.
I sign up for all sorts of new web things. If it’s in beta, I usually want an invite. I like testing things out as they come along, and I suspect that you may also enjoy tinkering with new services. However, I have to admit that I simply opt out or ignore the vast majority after the first or second interaction. Most fail to prove their worth to me quickly and, as a result, I sweep them off my virtual table pretty quickly.
A new(ish) service, called Sunrise, is not one of those. I have found it simple, and simplifying. What does it do? It collates. It takes all of my events and birthdays from Facebook and of the events from the various Google Calendars I have (or have viewing privileges for) and emails them to me every morning. All of my daily stuff in one, easy-to-read email. It doesn’t slice or dice, but it does more:
It’s not a complicated service, and it’s not meant to be. On more than one occasion, it has reminded me of birthdays and events that I had forgotten about. I love having it show up in my mailbox each morning.
Here’s a shot of today’s, the subject line of which was “Thursday, January 10 – 7 events and 2 birthdays.”
What does this mean to me, Laura?
Post in the comments: is this something that you would use? Why or why not?