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This article was published on May 14, 2015

Sunrise calendar app introduces Meet, the best third-party keyboard for iOS yet

Sunrise calendar app introduces Meet, the best third-party keyboard for iOS yet
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Owen Williams

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Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

Sunrise for iOS received a big update today that brings a new third-party keyboard to the platform for the first time. It’s the best use I’ve found yet for iOS’ new keyboard functionality that does something more interesting than just typing letters.

Called “Sunrise Meet,” the feature adds a button to your keyboard across your entire iOS device for quickly suggesting times you’re free based on your calendar.

For example, you might be sending an iMessage to a friend and want to quickly arrange a time to meet.

You can open the Sunrise keyboard, tap some times that suit, add a location to meet at and hit send, then you’ll get an appointment link you can send directly, with no extra hoops to jump through.

The keyboard idea is incredibly simple, but genius and makes it easy to do something that’s previously involved a bunch of dancing around in various apps.

Sunrise Meet

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