Plus, I use a Desktop background wallpaper image, and even change it from time to time (variety is the spice of life). Other than using the Desktop folder in the Finder, I have little use for the Desktop staring at me from my Mac’s screen. Yet, here’s an app that lives on the Desktop.
Mindful is an inexpensive Mac utility which displays Calendar events on the Mac’s Desktop, as if it’s in some sort of phase shift between parallel universes.
Or, the app could be called Ghost Events because Calendar events are somewhat obscured by whatever is cluttering up your Mac’s Desktop.
Mindful’s claim to fame is this: ‘Your calendar will no longer by hidden away where you never see it, but laid out right where you’re already looking.’
Wait a minute. I never see my Mac’s Desktop. It’s always covered by half a dozen apps and windows.
When I need the Desktop I use the Finder folder rather than stare at the growing file and folder clutter from the Desktop view. Maybe I’m the odd man out in modern Mac culture, but I can’t tell you which Desktop wallpaper image is displayed there now, and Calendar events don’t look visually inviting in this ghost-like image.
From what I can see, Mindful works. All it does is display your Mac’s Calendar events but with transparency which can be controlled. Ostensibly, the idea is to give you a quick view of Calendar events without opening Calendar.
That’s the problem. Calendar is one of those useful Mac apps that’s always open on my Mac, the way God intended.
Which is easier to view, read, and understand?
I rest my case.
Mindful could be useful for the vast minority of Mac users who work on a Desktop in non-Finder mode. But that’s a horrible way to work, and then there’s the distraction of the ghostly-looking Calendar events behind whatever you’re doing (and whatever you’re doing, it’s done better in the Finder anyway).