There once was the wall calendar where we would fill in future activities and events. Then along came the large desk calendar which did much the same thing. Then the day planner arrived and the calendar when wherever we went. Here’s a Mac app that takes the calendar back to the 20th century.
Apple needs to give us a variety of reasons to keep using a Mac, and one of them is the basic array of built-in apps.
That includes Safari, Mail, Contacts, and the all important Calendar which lists events, creates alerts, and syncs and plays nice-nice with Calendar on iPhone and iPad.
Calendar on the Mac is a different beast thanks to the larger screen real estate. Fullscreen mode is great.
Now, add Blotter to your Mac and bring the fullscreen look of Calendar to your Mac’s Desktop. One click brings the Desktop into full view, including all of your Calendar and todo entries.
I think of Blotter as a digital version of the large desktop calendars used by teachers and people in business back in the day.
The first thing you’ll notice about using Blotter to display your Calendar entries on the Mac’s screen is how colorful it is. Then you’ll notice that Calendar entries are more difficult to read depending upon your Desktop wallpaper.
But it’s cool looking, right?
Blotter has a few useful features to justify the price tag. You don’t have to setup another calendar. It’s uses Calendar from your Mac. You can also add a new event or reminder. There’s an option to view just the next seven days instead of a regular week view. And, it works with Google Calendar, too.
The real question I have is ‘Why?‘ Or, rather, ‘Why bother?‘ You’re not getting anything different in a huge Desktop calendar that you don’t get in Calendar when going into fullscreen mode.
I chalk it up to different strokes for different folks.