Not only does Apple give us a Calendar app on the Mac, you can sync events with Google’s online Calendar, and get reminded of events with various and sundry Calendar add-on utilities that take root in an already overcrowded Menubar. Here’s one that moves the Calendar to the Desktop.
Help! Can’t See My Calendar!
Right up front, let me tell you that I like Spotlife. It’s a Mac app that makes your Calendar details visible on the Mac’s Desktop.
You remember the Desktop, right? That’s where the wallpaper photo lives. That big space behind all the open app windows, the space cluttered with various files, folders, photos and other cruft from a busy day slaving over a hot keyboard.
That’s really the only issue I have with Spotlife. It lives behind everything I’m busy working on; behind app windows, wedded to the Desktop which seldom gets viewed, but available with a click.
Cool, right? Everyone needs a Calendar, and putting a calendar on the Desktop seems cool and all. At least interesting mashed up with a touch of Think Different™.
Spotlight lets you view your Calendar data a number of ways, all colorful, all wedded to the Mac’s Desktop.
Alright, who would make an app that gets covered up most of the time?
Spotlight’s developers know the Mac’s screen gets cluttered with open app windows, so there’s a keyboard shortcut which brings up Center Stage so you can view what’s up on the Calendar right on top of all those windows on top of Spotlife’s calendar.
Even better, Spotlife can be customized, personalized, hydrolyzed, and symbolized with color to match your Mac, your taste, or lack thereof.
Built-in tools let you choose the size and location of the calendar on the Desktop, and Spotlife isn’t limited to the Mac’s Calendar app. It works with Yahoo! Calendar, Google Calendar, and most CalDAV calendars.
So, you can customize it, visualize it, modify it, and navigate between day, week or month views with keyboard shortcuts, but one thing you can’t do in Spotlife is use it as a calendar to add or change or delete events.
It’s just calendar eye candy.