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DesktopCalendar is a tiny application that changes your desktop into a calendar. It also shows today's date on the Dock or menu bar.

What's New

Version 0.9.12:
  • Fixed a bug that custom names for day of week won't be used.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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MuchMac Member IconReview+11
MuchMac
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Free and simple. No issues using it with my i5 MBP running 10.6.5. Thanks!

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Version 0.9.11
Flash1296 Member IconComment+297
Flash1296
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Darth suggests:

Go to DesktopCalendar -> Enter Layout Mode, Then DesktopCalendar -> Hide Layout Mode.

As I said - there is NOTHING to be seen, so I cannot GO TO anywhere !

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Version 0.9.10
Flash1296 Member IconComment+297
Flash1296
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Fails to work under OS X 10.6.4 on my Quad Core iMac
It is running - as indicated by my dock, etc.
BUT there is no window, no access, nothing is visible.

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Version 0.9.10
Darth Brooks
+1

Go to DesktopCalendar -> Enter Layout Mode, Then DesktopCalendar -> Hide Layout Mode. Thereafter you'll always see the calendar on your desktop.

Wade-Smith Member IconComment+50
Wade-Smith
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Been using this utility since it was knee-high to a grasshopper, and it hasn't changed much. It is a chore to set up and not at all intuitive, but once happy, it looks great and is very useful. Would it be better if it talked to iCal? Sure. Would it be better if it saved setups? Sure. Could it use a bit more simplicity? Sure. But it actually does something no other app does, as far as I've found.

One note- somewhere in the move to Snow Leopard, the ability for DesktopCalendar to keep the dropshadow working was lost. Reboot, or log out and back in, and the shadow disappears. A quick Preference open, and it re-appears. A bit of a pain, and possibly a rather easy fix.

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Version 0.99b
Reichea
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I have to agree about the drop shadow effect not working 100% properly since the move to Snow Leopard. When the date changes, the old date and the new date's drop shadows are messed up. As the reviewer stated, opening the preferences and closing again fixes the problem, but this is indeed a headache to do each and every day. If this one issue could be fixed, this would make me a totally happy camper

This is really the only problem I have encountered with this excellent app, which I have been using since it was first released.

dnem41 Member IconReview+30
dnem41
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please keep developing this. i do not know enough code to add/edit anything, otherwise i would.

i like being able to navigate thru the months directly from my menu bar under the "Go" submenu. but i find it cumbersome to go thru all the menu/list items to get there.

this is an extra bell and whistle that most beginning users wouldn't even care to do, but users who've had this for a while might find this feature useful.

also i had the appearance customized exactly how i wanted it, then tried one of the presets under the appearance list. i wish i would have been more careful because this erased my previous setup. i know it didnt actually "erase" anything, but i had to go thru all the font lists again just to get it back to my favorite setup. i would like a feature that would be able to save or simply "remember" my previous setup.

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Version 0.8b1
tangentz Member IconComment+2
tangentz
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Truly Mac! It's goodies like this that are saving the Mac-as-we-knew-it. Still miss the freedom of OS9, but this is great, thanks!

Only thing I would like, is a way to remove the menubar and dock icons. Already overcrowded, and with the Desktop itself as the calendar, who needs another one in the dock or menubar?

Any help how to modify would be appreciated, thanks!

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Version 0.8b1
Rob Member IconReview+2
Rob
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One fantastic, useful, must have software.
Thank you.- Perfect!!!!

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Version 0.8b1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Ive had this app for several years now, shortly after its inception. I came in, checking whether there were any updates since July of 2003 (none).

Well, there hasn't been a need for one, except if there is a problem with the week counter, as a reviewer has written. But this app is clean, configurable, a must for me with my constant daily captions in which I need a calendar with quick- glance so I dont have to open the app every time or move it around.

DesktopCalendar has been in my Jaguar and Panther OS daily, and yet have I had a single complaint or problem. It's the best calendar I can think of. I have it starting with my startup items. Others in the photo department have placed the software on their desktops as well.

FYI, it's on Powerbook G3s, G4s, iBooks, G4 Sawtooths, and G3 Beiges (all running various versions of Panther or Jaguar). I've traveled in different parts of the world and the calendar stays right where I need as I switch time zones. Download it. It's stable, unobtrusive, outstanding.

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Version 0.7b2
Tore Nyberg Member IconComment+0
Tore Nyberg
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Sorry to say that the weeknumbers for 2005 are wrong. The calendar is showing week 10 in stead of week 9, and so on...

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Version 0.7b2
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Fantastic app. Simple, efficient and elegant.

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Version 0.7b2
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Gary Gamble
Version 0.9.11
> 5 8

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Date 07 Jan 2011
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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