This App Changed My Meetings Forever
I suck at meetings.
Or at least I used to.
I’m getting less bad over time thanks to Sunrise’s new feature: Meet
People always talked about Sunrise.am as a great calendar app. I never really “got it” until recently.
Easily the hardest part of keeping a schedule for me personally is handling & scheduling meetings.
Until I ran into Meet.
Before, I used Meet, my work flow for meetings worked something like this:
- You wanna grab coffee?
- Sure, what time works for you?
- How’s thursday?
- Thursday is bad — how bout Tuesday?
- Tuesday doesn’t work — how bout Wednesday at 3pm?
- I’ve got something at that time, can you do any later?
- Good. 4pm Wednesday it is.
- Schedule into calendar
Too much work, too much uncertainty, too much back & forth.
Meet works a bit different. The app installs a new keyboard setting on your phone. The app works as a time selector within your calendar, so you can not only choose times, but you’re actually referencing your availability in your calendar in real time.
Once you pick the times, it creates a link where the other person can pick the time that works best for them
My work flow now looks like this:
- Want to meet for coffee?
- Sure, here’s 3 times that work for me — any of them work for you?
- Get confirmation on meeting & auto-scheduled in my calendar.
So simple. So obvious. So helpful.
I thought at first you could only do it via text message, but since it uses the keyboard — you can use it anywhere in any app. Email, social media, whatever.
Now I just need a way to have my VA be able to schedule meetings for me. :)
Get Meet — it might just change meetings for you.
This sounds like Sunrise paid me to write this. They didn’t. It really is just that helpful.