MenuCal
MenuCal
0.8

4.2

MenuCal free download for Mac

MenuCal0.8

12 January 2005

Simple drop-down calendar menu.

Overview

Note: MenuCal is no longer under development, and the developer provides no support for it.

MenuCal is a simple menu item for Mac OS X. It features a drop down calendar that can display iCal information for any date. It is currently in its infancy, and this release is mainly intended to gather feedback. Please visit the website to see what it can and can't do in its current form.

MenuCal is considered donationware, if you like it, visit the website to donate. Otherwise feel free to use it for free if it suits you.

What's new in MenuCal

Version 0.8:
  • Back to having the month selector on top, since most people agreed it was better that way
  • I have hopefully caught all the memory bugs, so it should maybe possibly cross your fingers not crash anymore. No promises though... If it does crash, please contact me and let me know.
  • It should now pop up to the left of the dock if you have your dock on the right hand side.
  • The worst of the memory leaks have been fixed, although there are still a few hopefully minor ones I'm still tracking down.
  • New features
    • Auto away - closes window after a specified time interval
    • Selectable colors for items in the calendar (suggestions for good default values are welcome as I'm partially colorblind...)
    • Memos! you can type notes attached to a specific calendar day
    • Should use less memory now, especially if you have a lot of iCal events
    • iCal parser has been completely redone, and now supports recurring events
    • growl notifications are now supported. The notification will appear 15 minutes before any iCal event if growl is enabled.

Note:
If you have any graphics ability, a donation of an application icon or any widgets would be greatly appreciated.

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17 Reviews of MenuCal

resuna
15 February 2008
Version: 0.8

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Anyone have a cobntact for the developer, his website is 404-compliant.
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resuna
15 February 2008
Version: 0.8
Anyone have a cobntact for the developer, his website is 404-compliant.
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Definepatism
19 May 2006
Version: 0.8
[OSX 10.4.6 w/ iLife 06] I love the menubar calendars, but this one doesn't seem to sync with my iCal. I can't see my events listed, which is the main reason to have this program for me.
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4.5
markmm
14 November 2005
Version: 0.8
this app is simple and effective, and does what it says, w/o a lot of fuss. great just to look up in the menu bar and see the date, and/or click to see the month's calendar if more info is needed. thanks, good stuff.
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Anonymous
20 June 2005
Version: 0.8
Does not seem to work with Tiger.
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Kevin
26 February 2005
Version: 0.8
Occassionally disappears from the menu bar. Re-installation necessary.
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Jimw
24 February 2005
Version: 0.8
Choosing an paying a shareware fee for a clock replacement for Apple's date & time preference is in my opinion getting similar to accepting an invitation to dance in a mine field. Most are overpriced for what they do and many are unstable or lack the one feature you most desire when they meet the other criteria you want. Soon after you pay the shareware fee many seem to disappear after an update or two or be sold off to someone else who then wants to stick you for another fee. Freeware versions seem to transform into expensive shareware versions after they promise not to. Finally when you finally find a usable basic simple product that does what you want it to do and pay your fee, the developer almost always feels that they have to come out with an "enhanced" version that complicates what was a nice simple and useful product with extra "features" that only a small minority might want or use. The bottom line: if you don't care for the current selection of available clock replacements, be patient and wait a month instead of spending your money. For in a month you may very well be present with a number of new options and the one sort of would accepted may have disappeared along with some of the ones that you did not like at all. So do your research, keep informed, try to stay with the freeware products if they can fulfill your needs to avoid the disappointment of spending money for something that you may not be pleased with later on, and enjoy you dance in the mine field of clock replacements. This product looks like a reasonable candidate for the informed user.
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4.75
Chipster
16 January 2005
Version: 0.8
A perfect alternative to the (non-free) MenuCalendarClock application. Actually, I prefer MenuCal over the MenuCalendarClock apllication due to its (MenuCal's) simplicity. Well done Chad, and thanks!
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Anonymous
12 January 2005
Version: 0.8
A sliding pane on the bottom instead of a drawer would be more effective. Something like uEdits sliding panes. http://www.uedit.tk/
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4.5
Anonymous
12 January 2005
Version: 0.8
A nice little calendar app. Is working very well for me, OS 10.3.7.
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Anonymous
11 January 2005
Version: 0.7
is there a Jaguar version?
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Anonymous
31 December 2004
Version: 0.7
Interesting little problem after my Powerbook wakes from sleep: the calendar doesn't show unless I ctrl-opt-click on the date icon. Hm. Aion suffers the same way, and it uses a menu.
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Anonymous
26 December 2004
Version: 0.6
Crashes on launch 2004-12-26 16:36:32.547 MenuCal[1005] no load for bundleIdentifier: com.apple.menucal >> [applicationMenu numberOfItems] 0
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3.25
Anonymous
23 December 2004
Version: 0.6
Thank You! I still use the freeware 'CalendarClock', which isn't as feature rich as I would like, but the now $20 version isn't any better. * MenuCal doesn't seem to pick up subscribed calendars from iCal. * It doesn't seem to recognize scheduled recurring events. * I would like it to stay on top of all windows when open. * I would like to make it always be on the far right of the menu bar. * I would like it to show 'To Do List' items somewhere. * I would like the calendar events to show in the same color as in iCal. * Would it be possible to poll iCal events without iCal being open? * Would it be possible to click on an event or to do item and have it go to that in iCal? I think this is a great start to an app that I would really use. The interface doesn't look too bad, but the date in the little box in the menu bar could be slightly larger.
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Anonymous
23 December 2004
Version: 0.6
Neat. I like it, even in this raw state. You said you wanted feedback, so here goes! Good things: the dropdown window's persistence. The sliding thingy. The tiny day-of-month in the menu (this completes the built-in clock). These count for a lot more than my criticisms: I'd prefer to see the current date at the top, with the close gadget to its left. The close button should really be a mini red shiny button. Maybe the date and button could go in a mini titlebar? Make the window moveable at the same time? The currently selected month is fine, but maybe the text and calendar sheet should go inside a container. Is there a way of asking iCal which it thinks is the first day of the week? The button to open the side window should look similar to iCal's "show or hide the search results" button. The menu could be a button similar to iCal's "status" & "repeat" popup menu buttons.
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4th-Street
22 December 2004
Version: 0.5
Having downloaded the appp. the icon sits on the desktop, i double clicking it does;t produce3 any result even after restarting ! any idea why.?
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Anonymous
21 December 2004
Version: 0.5
Unfortunately it's suffering from the xcode zerolink problem. The app needs to be recompiled for distribution.
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Anonymous
21 December 2004
Version: 0.5
Hopefully this guy won't sell out to the MenuCalendarClock dude. Best of luck, man.
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