DeskTop Calendar Pro is a ideal application for the home user who wants to create all kinds of calendars. It comes with a large selection of vector clip art and layout templates.
If you want to quickly produce a calendar for your college, church, club or school, and print this at home, then DeskTop Calendar Pro will create a calendar for you with a minimum of fuss.
However, DeskTop Calendar Pro has some serious limitations for the serious user.
The most obvious of which is that there is no export facility within the application itself. If you are using OSX this is not a problem as from the print dialog box, you can print to pdf and eps and export your calendar to other applications this way.
Some users will also find some of the clip art and templates to be disappointing.
I found that the best way to get good results from DeskTop Calendar Pro is to start with a blank page. Create your calendar, under the Page menu, then import your graphics or vector illustrations using the File Menu and the Import Graphics option. You'll find that you get much better results that way.
The ability to change the design style of the calendar modules you create in DeskTop Calendar Pro is limited, but using DeskTop Calendar Pro's application preferences you can overcome some of those.
Nor does DeskTop Calendar Pro allow you to create a calendar in the European format, where the week starts with a Monday and ends with a Sunday and for some European user, this will be a serious drawback.
If you want to design your own calendars, its worth checking out 'Mom's Calendar,' (available from MacUpdate) This is an excellent free calendar creation and a likeable and much cleaner interface than DeskTop Calendar Pro and without the naff graphics.
If you use Adobe InDesign, its worth checking out the free calendar script from the Scriptbuilders web site. (http://scriptbuilders.net)
This will gives you the flexibility of calendar format of USA v European formats, that currently DeskTop Calendar Pro dosen't offer. You can also edit it and if you already use InDesign, then check this out. I didn't manage to find a similar free utility for QuarkXpress.
Go to http://scriptbuilders.net and in the Search ScriptBuilders type dialog box type in calendar and you will find the InDesign Calendar script there.
DeskTop Calendar Pro is a good application and offers a great range of clip art libraries. It will ceate virtually any kind of calendar you want without breaking the bank. If you can live with its drawbacks it will serve you well.