On the other hand, app developers fill in the gaps by publishing tools, utilities, and add-ons for functions that Apple disregards. Calendar on the Mac is a good example. As calendar apps go, Calendar is decent, but not exactly weighed down by bells and whistles. Here’s one function that Apple ignores.
Maybe Apple expects Mac users to open up all their basic apps and run them at the same time, and use the Command-Tab switcher to navigate between apps. If that’s what they think, their user interface folks need to get out more.
Calendar is useless unless Calendar is open and running. If I’m working on another app and need to check Calendar, I have to open Calendar. Likewise, if all I need is to check a calendar date or day, I have to open Calendar.
Apple doesn’t give us an easy way to view Calendar events. That’s what ItsyCal does and it’s free. Click the Mac’s Menubar and it reveals the Calendar, plus upcoming events.
That’s it. Click the Menubar, view the Calendar and Events. ItsCal also deletes events, creates events, but does not yet edit already created events. For Mac power users who recognize a good thing when they see it, ItsyCal has a bunch of keyboard shortcuts so your fingers can do the walking and not to the Menubar.
Check today’s events, move a selection, toggle between calendars, open and quit, even navigate to other months or years– all from the keyboard.
I don’t claim to understand the business model behind ItsyCall. It’s incredibly useful functionality that Apple ignores and it’s free.