One issue I have with Calendar is the lack of a Menubar option. You know– One click to see what’s coming. One click to add or delete or change an event. One click to display a clock with an alarm. Alright, I’m asking too much for 99-cents.
Reduce The Clicks
Most of us have some kind of tried and true workflow. It’s how we use our Macs to get something done. As they say, “If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it.” Calendar works and all it takes is half a dozen clicks from whichever app you’re using at the time to get to Calendar to effect a change or two.
Our longtime policy at Mac360 is a bit different. We say, “Nothing improves without change” so we’re always on the lookout for apps and tools and utilities that can improve a workflow. Oh, and we look for bargains, too. Enter Menubar Calendar.
What you see is what you get.
Menubar Calendar displays what is in your Calendar but does so from the Menubar. One click. That gets you the day, date, time, and the month. And the Calendar, including upcoming events. The nice feature about a Menubar utility is that it is available from within any Mac app, all the time, one click. That saves trips to the Dock or using the Command-Tab and a bunch of keystrokes just to view Calendar.
Menubar Calendar also has a built-in keyboard shortcut combo– a Hotkey– for those of us who are keyboard centric. Press the Hotkey and the calendar can also be displayed wherever the Mac’s mouse is located on the screen.
Because Menubar Calendar integrates with Calendar, it displays whatever would be displayed in Calendar without having to switch over to Calendar. That alone is worth 99-cents. Even better, you get options for different date and time formats to choose from, including an option to display the week number in the Menu.
What would make Menubar Calendar better?
A clock with an alarm. The Clock for iPhone and iPad is one of the best Apple applications ever. The Mac has nothing like Clock. Make Menubar Calendar do alarms in the clock and I’m willing to pay a few more dollars.