DesktopCalendar
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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
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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MuchMac reviewed on 28 Dec 2010
Free and simple. No issues using it with my i5 MBP running 10.6.5. Thanks!
[Version 0.9.11]


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Flash1296 commented on 01 Nov 2010
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 !
[Version 0.9.10]


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Flash1296 commented on 31 Oct 2010
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.
[Version 0.9.10]

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Darth Brooks commented on 31 Oct 2010
Go to DesktopCalendar -> Enter Layout Mode, Then DesktopCalendar -> Hide Layout Mode. Thereafter you'll always see the calendar on your desktop.
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dnem41 reviewed on 20 Jun 2008
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.
[Version 0.8b1]


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tangentz commented on 21 Mar 2006
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!
[Version 0.8b1]


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Rob reviewed on 05 Feb 2006
One fantastic, useful, must have software.
Thank you.- Perfect!!!!
[Version 0.8b1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 06 Mar 2005
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.
[Version 0.7b2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Nov 2004
Fantastic app. Simple, efficient and elegant.
[Version 0.7b2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Jun 2004
This is a very nice calendar...simple, stable, highly useful and, its exquisite design looks great on my desktop.
[Version 0.7b2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Nov 2003
Terrific calendar. I really appreciate how it can be customized. Gave the old iBook (G4 500 Mhz) to another staffer who, when seeing it, requested that I leave it for him to use, and I'm adding this to my 1 GHz Powerbook G4. My friend is very conservative with additional software added to a computer, but he instantly took to Desktop Calendar.

Colors and fonts are customizable, and the cal isn't obtrusive at all. It isn't at all a CPU hog. Stable, too. Beats iCal, IMHO.
[Version 0.7b2]


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Wade-Smith had trouble on 15 Jan 2010
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.
[Version 0.99b]

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Reichea replied on 18 Nov 2010
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.

Gary Gamble rated on 28 Dec 2010

[Version 0.9.11]


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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.


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