What’s up with the Calendar on your Mac? Not much, of course, and that’s the problem. Calendar is little more than a calendar and Apple hasn’t done much to improve it in recent years. 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 pedestrian 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 awhile, is that it’s inconvenient. You have to open Calendar or keep it running or switch to it to add or edit or delete a calendar 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 Calendar 366 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 what you use in macOS High Sierra.
Portrait or landscape. Seven themes. Eight views. Plus the option to edit events and reminders without going into Calendar.
Even better, you can download and try Calendar 366 for the Mac from the developer to see if it fits your workflow, 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.
Wait. There’s more. How about Calendar 366 for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch?
Calendar 366 even features drag and drop in iOS 11.x. Yes, split view mode, too, so you can work in other apps and have the calendar easily visible and usable.
The list of features for the iOS version and Watch is extensive.
- • Apple Watch app (iPhone)
- • Apple Watch Complications (Modular, Utilitarian, Circular)
- • Calendar Sets
- • Spotlight Search Support
- • All events and to-dos at a glance
- • Complete to-dos with a tip
- • No pre-requisites setup (All iOS supported calendar services available: iCloud, Google, Exchange, Outlook, CalDAV)
- • Compatible on all Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, Mac)
- • All views optimized for portrait or landscape
Sweet. And multi-lingual, too. The Calendar 366 iOS version is about half the price of the Mac version and both use the Calendar app’s built-in database.