Email, browser, contacts, photos and movies, contacts, and, of course a calendar. Love it or hate, use it or not, Calendar in OS X is a decent, worthy, built-in app with plenty of basic options. What’s missing is convenience.
For my iPhone and iPad I use Fantastical because the interface is so much more convenient than Calendar on my Mac.
What about Fantastical on the Mac? I’m a fan, but I’m just not keen on the price tag. Besides, how I use Calendar on my Mac is different than how I use it on iPhone or iPad.
So, I’ve looked around for years to find Calendar enhancement apps. On of my favorites is the simply named Calendar, which moves Calendar into a one-click option in the Mac’s Menubar.
Considering the price tag– free– Calendar is a decent enhancement. The day’s date is always visible in the Menubar.
One click brings up an overview of your daily schedule. Hover the screen pointer over any day on the calendar and see more detail.
Switching from day to month to year is easier than in OS X’s Calendar, yet Calendar displays everything from Calendar, even if it syncs with other iDevices.
Calendar comes with a bunch of built-in keyboard shortcuts for power users. There’s even a way to use Calendar with Facebook. Compare that to ACalendar which is similar, but doesn’t have the same feature set, yet comes with a price tag.