This clever indulgence sits in the Mac’s Menubar and counts down until the next event in Calendar. One glance and you’ve got almost all you need to know about how much time you have until it’s time to do what you’ve already scheduled yourself to do. Nectar does that and almost nothing else, so it’s really only missing one little feature.
Time For What?
Calendar is a very good way to stack events for the day. Events are easy to setup, easy to modify, and usually synchronize nicely between your Mac and iPhone or iPad.
What’s not to like? Calendar is free. Unfortunately, if you don’t assign an alarm to a Calendar event you might miss it.
To keep track of events you also need to keep checking Calendar. Nectar brings about a better way to know what’s coming, so it’s more of an indulgence than a necessary app.
Besides, Nectar is missing one critically important detail that would make it the perfect event reminder utility.
Nectar lives in the Mac’s Menubar so it’s easy to see how many hours or minutes until the next Calendar event.
However, to know which event is coming up you need to click the timer in the Menubar.
That’s an extra effort which would be reduced if Nectar would display the Calendar event name, or scroll the event on the Menubar.
Otherwise, the app is a good way to be reminded without having to do much, which means there’s no need to stop using the app you’re on at the moment, switch to Calendar, readjust your vision to check events, then reverse and switch back to the app you were using.
I’d just like to know what Calendar event is coming up next without having to click something.