What’s up with the Calendar on your Mac? Not much. That’s the problem. It’s a calendar and Apple hasn’t done much to Calendar in recent years and that neglect has started a cottage industry of Calendar utilities and add-on apps.
Here’s one you may like. It’s called Calendar 366 Plus, something of a clumsy name for a utility which does what Calendar does not do well. Be convenient. The problem with Calendar, other than it hasn’t had much love from Apple for years, is that it’s inconvenient. You have to open Calendar or keep it running or switch to it to add or edit or delete an event.
Calendar 366 Plus changes that by giving you quick access to Calendar from the Mac’s Menubar or through a keyboard combo. What you get is about everything you need to use in Calendar, but from a drop down menu in the Menubar. No need to switch to Calendar or open Calendar.
To be very blunt about this, Calendar 366 Plus is exactly what Apple should have put into Calendar years ago. Not only does it grant quick access to Calendar from the Menubar, it syncs up with OS X’s account and Calendar settings, lets you search for events, and even switch from a full view to a more compact view.
Calendar 366 does the basics with ease and that includes creating, modifying, or deleting Calendar Events, create Reminders, open the full Calendar with a click, and more. There’s even multiple modes– light and dark– to match OS X Yosemite and El Capitan.
Even better, you can download and try Calendar 366 Plus from the developer to see if it fits your workflow (14 days; more than enough time), and then buy from the Mac App Store so future updates are easier to manage. The price tag is nominal and priced right at a few bucks– and you’ll find it to be exactly what Apple should have done to Calendar long ago.