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yCal is a calendaring app to help keep the overview on a whole year. It features a unique "months by column" year view in addition to the more conventional week views, provides ample marking and note taking options, and central holiday and birthday management.

yCal has been designed from the ground up to make a better desktop calendar. Its unique year view gives you the perfect overview in a fraction of a second. Days can be marked in different colors and styles to give you more information in one picture (e.g., to show days of vacation, times of travel etc.) just like on a normal paper calendar. The full year can be more...

What's New

Version 1.3.1243:
  • Fixed a bug that prevented creation of an external configuration file in cases where the find panel had never been opened.
  • Added Brasilian (Portuguese) localization — thanks to Paulo Neto!


  • OS X 10.7 or later

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Jbaret Member IconReview+0

You cannot write text which is visible at all the dates in the yearly view...

Pretty silly for a yearly calendar!

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Version 1.3.1243
Manofdogz Member IconReview+2

Downloaded trial but it wouldn't import data from existing calendar - I guess because it's a shared across iCloud. Nice idea - I would appreciate the ability to look at the year in a glance but really needs to update this inability to work with shared calendars

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Version 1.3.1243

Hi Manofdogz, just tried the trial too and found that everything syncs perfectly on Mavericks

Isacin Member IconReview+0

The year view is very useful.

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Version 1.3.1222
Starman63 Member IconReview+0

A nice idea but still very buggy. All day appointments very iffy, often color over other appointments - seems to depend on which order you make the appointment. I changed a view setting and found all the years changed to '-1' as a year number, with no appointments. Latest udate makes scrolling between yhears even more difficult (it was hard to start)
Very unintuitive and far from ready for prime time.

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Version 1.3.1205
yellow-submarine Member IconReview+1

basically nice idea, but more or less still a beta version:
- integration with existing calendars currently only via ical
- no option to drag and draw to enter appointments, neither on the yearly nor the weekly calendar view (major drawback!)
- appointments can't span over several days
- weekly view does only show 5 days (despite it's button label "7"?!)
- not very clear what to do with annotations and markings. appointments is what we want. ;)
- currently too expensive for what it does. complete it, and it'll be worth the money.

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Version 1.1.1151

Have to agree ... Although I figured out how to get a 7 day view, performance is spotty. Some clicks work, some don't. Scrolling is uneven/unreliable. Hard to tell if I've done the wrong thing or if I need to wait for the app to catch up.

That said, I like the UI feel in general and the use of a tab for all day events is clever. But not much there there for the money.

vr64 Member IconComment+0

Hi, great app; configuration worked fine and everything seems to be there (both iCal and google cal). Only (huge) problem is I can't see any information on a selected day or period in the year-view (not hovering, clicking, space bar, nothing); and yes every calendar is selected, but all I can see are the colours...

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Version 1.1.1141
Max_G Member IconComment+71

Huh? No Todo-list included?

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Version 1.1.1132S
Tswensen Member IconComment+2

I bought it. I paid. None of the links from the MacUpdate pages or the email I received after buying it work nor does the link to your Web site. I can't download it so I can't use it. Please send me a link or a URL that will work. Thanks. terryswensen@mac.com

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Version 1.1.1132S
esspii Member IconReview+2

I have tried and tried to get this to work- figured I would try the trial first - cant get past the repeated pop-up register reminder, and did not like how my calendars had their names changed. Not intuitive at all. Definitely a promising app, but I think its still in beta.

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Version 1.1.1132S

Ignoring the very frequent pop-up register box, the issue of re-naming my calendars also annoyed me very much. It turns out the reason is that I had a Reminder list with my initials that conflicted in yCal with a Calendar with my initials. yCal resolved this by renaming my Calendar with no dialogue or warning or anything - one minute my Calendars were named as I had wanted them, the next they were appended with "-1" and I wasted another hour trying to rename them before realising the conflict scenario.

The most annoying thing is that I now can't rename my Calendar back to what it used to be, no matter that yCal is no longer on my computer. It has left some legacy code or settings somewhere in iCloud or on my Computer that prevents me restoring the names of my Calendars in Calendar.


hmm, BEFORE I tried yCal, I had a Calendar named ABC, and I had a Reminder List called ABC. No problems with any aspect of using them.

AFTER I tried yCal, I had ABC and ABC-1 and I am unable to rename ABC-1 to ABC.

Eric-Woehler Member IconReview+417

Couldn't get it to work. Config assistant didn't help.

I have 4 calendars and about 6 subscriptions but the calendar views all remained completely blank. Not a single event showed anywhere.

Tried various command-clicks to see options for various calendars etc, tried various settings in Preferences etc and nothing worked.

After 15 minutes of trying various settings and options/playing around looking to get this thing to work, I decided I had wasted enough time and have deleted it, and won't be back.

Many thanks for the Dev for allowing trial before buying - I would have been v angry if I had bought this app and had been unable to use it as expected/advertise.

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Version 1.1.1132S
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Version 1.3.1225
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Version 1.1.1151
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Downloads 5,818
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License Demo
Date 16 Feb 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $19.50
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