Allow me to go on record and state that I’m a sucker for app eye candy. Hey, that’s what Apple is all about right? Eye candy. Apps that look good first, perform decently second.
How else do you explain iMovie ‘11? My latest find stretches the acceptable boundaries of what I consider app value. For 99-cents, I’ll try something. For anything beyond that, the eye candy needs to perform.
Calculating Past And Future Dates
Here’s a question you can’t answer unless you’re a savant (and we all know they’re Mac users) or live life like Dustin Hoffman in The Rain Man.
What’s the day of the week, date of the month, exactly 139 days from today? See? It’s not as easy as it looks. OK, no fair. You can’t use a calendar. You have to figure it out.
Or, use your Mac to figure it out, hence, Date Time Calc, the little Mac app that calculates future and past dates using a number of days from a specific date?
Confusing. Suffice it to say, that Dr. Who, also a Mac user, probably uses Date Time Calc to figure out when the TARDIS lands each week. Chances are good, too, that Catherine Tate made Date Time Calc available for Dr. Who. If not her, then Alex Kingston, for sure. Am I wrong? Yes, I know it’s version 1.0, but those folks toured the universe in a time machine so they could easily retrieve it from the future. Or, the past. It depends on where they were at the time.
Alright, simply put Date Time Calc calculates dates, or, rather days between dates. All you need to know is the date in the future or the past. And, either today’s date or some other date in the future or the past.
Date Time Calc calculates the days in between.
To make it easy to figure out, Date Time Calc uses a left to right, now to the future, now to the past, or whatever date to whenever date clock.
In other words, just enter the dates or date and times, and Date Time Calc does the work, the figure, the ciphering, that abacus thing.
In fact, the app works so quickly that results are displayed as you enter the aforementioned days, dates, or times. The dates calculated use your Mac’s local settings, and can even set hours, minutes, and seconds.
You know, so you can be awkwardly accurate.
That’s it. Date Time Calc does the work and makes it easy to know when when will be in the distant future, and when what was way back when. Got that? It makes perfect sense to my five-year-old. At least, so she says.
Alas, Date Time Calc is only available on the Mac App Store, and there’s no trial option available. It’s a one trick pony app, and at slightly more than my limit of $1.99 throwaway pricing, is still worth it if your pony needs that one trick.