One morning my co-worker brought up that she felt disorganized and had been searching for years to find the perfect app to organize her time. I completely agreed and felt a huge void since my favorite app, Sunrise Calendar, was shutdown and acquired by Microsoft.
Every person deals with time management and the technology community isn’t doing enough to help people manage their time, and ultimately their life. We have autonomous vehicles and machine learning algorithms beating humans at identifying dog breeds, but the calendar has lagged behind.
We started talking about how most apps are fairly straight forward. Safari lets me browse the internet. Uber or Lyft let me get places. Yelp gives me reviews about restaurants.
Most of these apps have stuck with people over the years and become their default because they get the job done as best as possible. They continue to innovate and push their category forward with new ideas.
This leads to one type of app that I keep switching and searching for a new default; an app to organize my time.
Ellie Calendar is our perspective of what a modern time management app should feel like.
This design is focused on you and how you go about your day. An intelligent and aggregated timeline of the things you should complete, with an assistant who holds you accountable.
Thank you for reading the short story of Ellie and we hope it continues with you!
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