There are times when my OCD gene itches. I scratch it. Since much of my day is devoted to slaving over a hot Mac keyboard– not the MacBook Pro butterfly kind as hardy as a butterfly– I like anything that saves me time.
I like Calendar utilities and timers and utilities that make work easier and faster. Enter Calendarique, a Mac Calendar widget for the Menubar and Notification Center because we all need more notifications.
One issue I have with Calendar on macOS or iOS is that it’s just a big, dumb, uninspired and uninspiring calendar. Is it any wonder there is a whole cottage industry of Calendar-like utilities for Mac, iPhone, and iPad? Calendar doesn’t even get love from the Menubar.
Calendarique looks like what you want Calendar to be if it also lived in the Menubar.
What’s not to like? Calendarique is everywhere you want Calendar information to be. The Widget looks good and works well. And, as is the growing trend, Calendarique works on macOS and iOS– iPhone and iPad. Feature-wise, it’s easy to view from Notification Center or Menubar (my favorite) and you can toggle between multiple calendars with a click.
Not only does the app pull in events from Calendar, it also handles Reminders, plus there is both a light and dark theme, and a simple today widget so you can see what’s coming up soon with the least amount of effort.
For iPhone and iPad, the widget supports both vertical and horizontal layouts. I use the widget more and more and this fits perfectly on the iPhone’s tighter screen real estate.
What makes Calendarique special in a world filled with Calendar utilities? First, it runs on Mac, iPhone, and iPad. That’s a requirement these days. Second, the Mac version is less than $2 and the iOS version is half that. Yes. A bargain. The app is developed by Andrey Tsarkov who also publishes iStatistica, one of my most favorite system monitoring utilities.