Here’s one that fits today’s situation. ‘The road less traveled is often less traveled for a reason.‘ That’s why we don’t buy web browsers these days. Every device from PC to Mac to iPhone to iPad has one built-in and it’s free. Here’s another and it’s a doozy.
The Visibly Invisible Calendar
How about this blast from the past? ‘Different strokes for different folks.’ That can be applied to many things in life, but might explain the Microsoft Kin.
Put another way, it’s easy to dismiss a Mac app that does something useful, worthwhile, even common, but does it in a way that’s obviously unique.
The road less traveled, so to speak.
That explains Desktop Calendar Plus, a customizable Desktop calendar app that resides where? You guessed it. On the Mac’s Desktop.
Think about what that means. Overlaid onto the Desktop wallpaper image of your choice is a calendar. Actually, whichever calendar you choose from Calendar in OS X.
Take a look.
All you need to do is specify a hot corner and move the mouse or screen pointer into that corner and you get the Calendar of your choice is all its glory.
Uh, wait. That’s not so easy to see the Calendar details. Not to worry. Configuration options abound, including the calendar’s background.
As to the aforementioned configuration options, Desktop Calendar Plus does not disappoint. Prepare to get your Mac geek on with more options to control the size and layout of the calendar display.
You can change colors, font,s lines, shadows and do it quickly. The presets are fine but it’s OK to go crazy and make that phrase ‘the road less traveled‘ your personal road.
Use the Mac’s Menubar icon to switch calendars back and forth, change the beginning day of the week, even add Google calendar items or stick with Apple’s Calendar.
So, what do I really mean by ‘different strokes‘ and ‘road less traveled?‘
Desktop Calendar Plus looks cool and it’s fun to customize the calendars, but the way I use my Mac means the Desktop is always covered up by windows from open apps, including the Finder. Getting my eyeballs to feast on the Desktop image, whether a photo or a calendar, involves more effort than simply switching to Calendar.
As I said, different strokes for different folks. The road less traveled is often less traveled for a very good reason.