You’ve had that exact same thought, right? What? Really? No? Me neither, but I’m sure there are some Mac users who wonder such things and thankfully there’s a clever Mac app developer who came up with a solution. It’s a one click way to find out what’s on.
What’s On TV Today?
Before I delve into the TV Today television show notification app, let me point out that I’m certain my Mac already has enough Notification Center Widgets and paying for another one borders on a habit.
TV Today might be perfect for some Mac users, though. It’s both a Notification Center Widget and a standalone app that makes it easy to track your favorite network television shows.
On your Mac. In a pop up window or in the Notification Center as a Widget. So you won’t forget that American Idol is on (whenever that is; I stopped watching after George Clooney’s younger cousin Taylor Hicks won in 2006).
What TV Today does is simple, though a bit incomplete in the era of 300 channels and nothing is on tonight.
One click to the Mac’s Notification Center and you’ll be able to track upcoming episodes of your favorites. Even more detail is available with a click to the TV Today app. Here’s what you get from the Notification Center.
Click to search for your favorite TV shows and add them to your favorites list.
Or, click on the standalone TV Today application and view the same information but in a different layout and with more TV show detail.
All it takes is a quick glance to see which TV shows on your favorites list are coming up; what day and what time.
Click on an individual TV show and get episode details.
Except for a few minor nitpicking issues, TV Today works well enough, even though I don’t care for Notification Center mode. For TV show episodes coming up in a few days the app should display the actual day of the week instead of the date, and the channel for your location. That’s crucial because some popular TV shows on broadcast networks are also in re-runs which means duplication.
Otherwise, TV Today is a good way to massage your visual addiction to the tube.