The Rise of Planner Apps

A hybrid to-do list/calendar app making waves right now!

Francesco D'Alessio
4 min readAug 9, 2021


Over the years, productivity applications have continued to evolve and change… as we’ve all expected!

The world of to-do list applications was once overwhelmed (and still is) but over the last few months, a new form of “to-do list” application has been impressing many as a one-stop personal productivity hub.

Sunsama’s team and personal task + calendar hub!

Planner apps have been on the rise.

Yes, we’ve seen the influx in Notion use, but the planner market is slowly becoming more interesting for those who want to skip past this micro-management/building of their own Notion layout.

So let’s begin with…

📔 What is a planner app & what’s out there?

Week’s fresh new look to help you tackle focus and weekly goals

Unlike tools like Todoist and TickTick, a planner application condenses most things into one-page to help you plan both your calendar and tasks.



Francesco D'Alessio

Productivity software reviewer. Building Tool Finder. Uncovering the future of productivity software. Discover tools: