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Cron is now Notion Calendar

By Raphael Schaad

Cron Name Change Announcement

I’m excited to announce that Cron is now Notion Calendar. It’s the best way to manage, organize, and prioritize your time across work and life.

Time is arguably our most precious resource. To reimagine how we interact with time, I founded Cron in 2019. Since then, we’ve shipped countless updates and built a beloved product. The latest version will automatically update to the new name but remain the quality app you love. This marks the final chapter of Cron Calendar and the beginning of Notion Calendar.

For the past year, we’ve been integrating Notion and Calendar deeply. You can add richer context to each event with Notion pages, and display key dates or milestones, directly from your Notion databases.

To move the world closer to a place where everyone makes the most of their time, we’re setting out to bring the digital time layer into all aspects of Notion — notes, projects, tasks, and more.

On behalf of the entire team, thanks to everyone who has used and contributed to Cron. We look forward to continuing to build the best-in-class calendar for you.

Cron is now available for everyone

By Raphael Schaad

Cron General Availability

At Cron, we believe that time is one of the most valuable things we have in our lives. We created Cron to help you make the most of your time, and I’m excited to announce that Cron is now available for everyone! Try Cron for free today.

Over the past years, we’ve talked to countless users and shipped changelog after changelog. We expanded Cron from the Mac to Windows, iOS, and most recently to the web — with more platforms to come. Now, we’re removing the waitlist and making it easier than ever to get started with Cron. Thank you to everyone who has helped us get to this milestone.

As we look toward the future, we continue to build the product upon our original principles: design, collaboration, and integration. As part of Notion, we’re not only bringing the time layer to Notion’s connected workspace but also working to leverage Notion’s building blocks, AI, and more.

It’s about time.

Mobile App of the Year

By Raphael Schaad

Cron for iOS

Cron for iOS has been named Mobile App of the Year 2022!

For the second year in a row, Cron has won a coveted Product Hunt Golden Kitty Award. Last year, Cron was voted Productivity App of the Year. In December 2022, we launched Cron for iOS, and it quickly jumped to the top spot. Now, we’re proud to take home a Golden Kitty Award in the Mobile App category.

Cron’s iOS app brings the power and design of Cron from the desktop to your phone. Our mobile app allows you to schedule meetings and control your time on the go like never before. A mobile app has been a top request from our users and we wanted to make sure we did it right.

Time is one of our most valuable resources, and calendars are how we interact with our time. We’re committed to building the best next-generation calendar for professionals and teams. Cron is available by requesting early access at, and we look forward to moving toward general availability.

Thank you to the fantastic community for liking, downloading, and sharing our product. We’re looking forward to continuing to grow and develop powerful integrations as a part of Notion this year.

Best Design in a Calendar App

By Raphael Schaad

Cron Calendar

Cron has been recognized for Best Design in a Calendar App in 2022!

Product Hunt’s list of the 7 Best Calendar Apps of 2022 highlights leaders in this space. Over the past year, countless products have been upvoted and reviewed on Product Hunt. Cron is honored to be recognized for the Best Design in a Calendar App in 2022 after being awarded Productivity App of the Year in 2021.

Good design has always been at the core of what we do. Time is invaluable, and the software we use to interact with our time should reflect that — it should be built with care. Good design isn’t just how it looks but how it works and how it’s built. Peek behind the scenes of our design process how we go from sketch to reality.

Thank you to the incredible Cron community for liking, upvoting, and sharing our progress. As part of Notion, we’re excited to develop powerful integrations and continue to build the best calendar app for our users.

To close out the year, Cron is looking forward to bringing its design to even more platforms.

Cron × Notion

By Raphael Schaad

Cron and Notion side by side

With Cron, we’ve set out to build the next-generation calendar for professionals and teams. In doing so, it has been fantastic to shape the product with our growing number of users and to receive so much love for Cron Calendar from around the globe. To take this even further, I couldn’t be happier to announce that Cron has been acquired by Notion.

When Notion’s co-founder Ivan and I first met earlier this year, we immediately appreciated one another’s craft and ideas for the workplace of the future. Notion is where people manage their information, and Cron is where people manage their time. In Notion’s announcement and Business Insider’s story, we discuss how we’re building a shared vision for the products.

For Cron’s users, it’s important to know that our calendar will continue as a separate app. Nothing changes for existing users, and new users can continue to request early access as we move towards general availability. We’ll work with Notion to bring the two products closer together to unlock powerful workflows. The two apps side by side is already a common sight among our users.

Thank you to our incredible community of users and everyone who has helped build Cron and reach this milestone.

We’re excited to join Notion today and continue to move the world closer to a place where everyone makes the most of their time.

Productivity App of the Year

By Raphael Schaad

Cron Calendar

Cron has been voted Productivity App of the Year 2021!

Watch Cron receive the Golden Kitty at Product Hunt’s annual award show, celebrating the best products and makers. Winners get etched into history, like Figma and Robinhood in the past. Every year, thousands of great products launch, and we’re excited to receive this trophy just two months after announcing Cron.

Time is invaluable, and calendar software is essential to how we interact with our time. Cron’s a best-in-class product and quickly became the daily driver for many. The potential is unbounded, we’re improving Cron every week, and can’t wait to show you what’s next around team collaboration and app integrations.

Since announcing Cron, we have expanded from macOS to Windows, shipped significant updates to both platforms, and worked closely with our incredible community of users. As the world is opening up, our launch of the Cron mobile app is imminent. So if you live by your calendar and use Google Workspace, request early access at to join.

Thank you on behalf of the entire team. We’re still at the very beginning of building an iconic product and company, check out for our open roles.

2022 started with a bang — it’s going to be an exciting year.

Announcing Cron

By Raphael Schaad

Cron calendar

I’m excited to announce Cron and early access to our product: the next-generation calendar for professionals and teams.

Time is one of the most valuable things we have in our lives. For most of us, calendars are how we interact with our time. Yet, traditional calendaring software wasn’t designed to go beyond displaying a few meetings. By now, we’re using all kinds of workarounds, extensions, and additional services to get closer to what feels like a modern calendaring experience — to schedule meetings, plan tasks, take notes, block time, and track activities.

I’ve personally felt how transformational a better experience can be. A friend and I hacked a calendar extension together to be more productive and intentional with our time. While small, it resonated beyond our expectations with many other people that were also underserved by their time tools.

To move the world closer to a place where everyone makes the most of their time, we’re setting out to create the digital time layer with Cron. Billions of people use a calendar every day, and we’re determined to innovate at the core of this experience. The principles we build Cron on are:

  • Design: Superior UX is critical for such a personal tool we use all day, every day. The reimagined calendar interface puts people in control of their time.
  • Collaboration: A meeting so often is the starting point for achieving ambitious goals. Workflows before, during, and after meetings become streamlined and bring people together.
  • Integrations: Time provides the connecting layer for other best-in-class productivity tools.

With a strong foundation, we’re now layering powerful workflows on top of it. We’ve been iterating with early users daily and shipping features weekly. Visit to follow our progress.

Starting today, we’re expanding access to Cron. If you live by your calendar, are on a Mac, and use Google Workspace, Cron is for you. People at companies like Notion, GitHub, and Shopify already use Cron as their default calendar. Request early access at

We have partnered with some of the most brilliant minds in tech to bring Cron to life. After completing Y Combinator in winter 2020, we’ve raised a $3.5M Seed round led by Garry Tan at Initialized Capital, with participation from Elad Gil (investor and advisor to companies like Airtable, Brex, GitLab), Jeff Weiner (former CEO of LinkedIn), Dylan Field (Co-founder CEO of Figma), Jeremy Le Van (Co-founder of Sunrise Calendar), and many more. Read TechCrunch’s initial story on how Cron is bringing the Sunrise vibe back.

Thank you to everyone who has helped reach this milestone. We’re at the very beginning of building an iconic product and company. If this sounds exciting, we’re hiring! Check out for our open roles.

Let’s reimagine the calendar for the modern age. It’s about time.