How many times do we need to open and run an app just to do something simple like view or add an item to the Calendar, or Contacts, or create an email message. The Menubar is a perfect choice for such quick and easy actions, and CalendarMenu is the perfect example.
Click To View Calendar
As much as I want Apple to give me quicker access to certain functions in popular apps, and the Menubar is the place to do it, CalendarMenu isn’t Calendar in the Menubar.
What it does is give you single click looks at all your Calendar events, an option to select specific individual calendars, and it displays birthdays, and differences between all-day events and normal events.
It comes with daily and weekly overviews so you can see ahead but also see today’s details.
Reminders are also highlighted in the drop down calendar, and while you can’t set new events, you can tick off reminders as finished, and they can be sorted by date, title, priority and so on.
You can see right away just how valuable it is to get to the Calendar’s details without having to switch to or open Calendar.
Considering CalendarMenu costs just a few dollars, it’s a worthy addition to the Mac’s already overcrowded Menubar.
First, I’d really like to see CalendarMenu have a one-click way to add a new event. And, second, Apple really needs to work on the Menubar itself– it’s crowded with utilities that Apple should be giving us in OS X.