What’s not to like about Calendar on the Mac? Set up events and have them synchronized to iPhone, iPad, and Watch. Quickly view the events by the day, week, or month. And Calendar is free. What’s missing?
Free is good, of course, but so is, uh, well, more free. That’s CalendarPop. This little utility is exactly what’s missing from the Mac’s Calendar. Click the Menubar and CalendarPop, uh, um– pops down so you can see the calendar. Free is good but free has caveats, too.
What Day Is Today?
If you’re like me then you do not open every app on your Mac and keep them open until the close of day. I have half a dozen to a dozen apps open, yes, but Calendar isn’t one of them because I used a different to-do utility during the day. So, simply checking on the day of the week, the day’s date, or the dates of days later in the week requires me to open Calendar.
There’s a better way and thy name is CalendarPop. Free gets you a one-click calendar from the Mac’s Menubar. Nothing more, nothing less. This is a quick solution to a simple problem. What day is today?
Also, note how the CalendarPop is positioned in the Menubar. It also displays the current date and time; down to the second. And that’s without clicking.
If all you need to do from time to time is check a date and day in the calendar, then CalendarPop is a perfect addition to the Menubar. One click gets a calendar view. Click the arrow keys to move forward or backward a month as needed.
Settings are straightforward and self explanatory.
Set CalendarPop to start at login, display AM or PM, or use a 24-hour clock. It can also display the day of the week and display the date (assumes you have enough room in the Menubar).
That’s it. Not bad for free, though, right?