It’s called Day-O. It’s free. It replaces a function in OS X that we know and love and use all the time without thinking about it. And, very importantly for the growing number of Mac road warriors, this clever utility actually saves space inside the cluttered and crowded Menubar. Did I mention it’s free?
Calendar And Time, Simplified
My husband tells me I have a timeless look. I’m not sure how to take that. Maybe he’s telling my I have a face that would stop a clock. That’s timeless, right?
Clocks are an interesting invention. The best clocks and watches are still off accurate time a few seconds here and there, and probably all the time.
The worst clocks are those that are broken yet they keep perfect time twice a day.
Anyway, back to the Mac. The utility most of us use each day is the time and calendar to the far right side of the Mac’s Menubar.
One glance gives you time and date. Preferences and options are nominal. Digital or analog. View or hide. Day of the week. Display with seconds. Even change the clock to a 24-hour military-like clock.
That’s about it. So, why is Day-O a better replacement? See for yourself.
First of all, Day-O is smaller and takes up less room in the Menubar (ostensibly, so you have more room for more utilities and tools).
Second, it already displays the day’s date and the time and the day, but a single click brings down a calendar with the current date highlighted.
Preferences are close to non-existent. Adjust the date format. Display the icon. Start Day-O when you login. That’s it. Did I mention that Day-O is free?
Caveat? Yes. Day-O has been around awhile, and it’s free, and that means limited support, and it might not work at some point in the future when OS X 10.10 Death Valley is launched.