MenubarCalendarClock for Entourage is absolutely fantastic! I was using IStat Menus to replace the boring and inflexible OS 10.6 menubar Time & Date, but MenubarCalendarClock for Entourage (MCC) is a HUGE improvement because it enables me to easily and quickly check my ToDo list and scheduled events WITHOUT OPENING ENTOURAGE (with one minor caveat, explained below)! That's a terrific feature because IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO QUICKLY CHECK MY CALENDAR AND TODO LIST USING ONLY ENTOURAGE, which takes about 45 seconds to launch after clicking its dock icon (a full minute after rebooting), then another click to get to my Calendar, then more clicks to read each full Event phrase (because only very short phrases are displayed entirely when the ToDo list is open to the right of the Calendar), then even more clicks to switch to my ToDos and read each one. On the other hand, MCC ENABLES ME TO VIEW UP TO TWO WEEKS OF BOTH MY CALENDAR & TODO LIST AT ONCE and read each one in its entirety without having to click on it because all Event and ToDo phrases wrap around to list fully. After my first click on MCC's menubar date/time display (which is customizable) to make my Calendar and ToDo list drop down in a new window, all I have to do is scroll through them using my mouse's scroll wheel, the up/down keys, or the scrollbar arrows. When I'm finished, MCC's drop-down calendar & Events/ToDo lists window can be setup to disappear (return to its normal menubar date/time display) in one of 3 ways: After a designated interval; when clicking on another application; or not at all (leaving it open until it's manually clicked again).
This app is highly customizable, uses very few system resources, and just WORKS. And it's well-priced at $19.95. It would be better priced at $15, but I can suffer $20 (though any more than that and I wouldn't buy it).
My only gripes about MCC are:
1) I wish I could create and delete events and ToDos right in MCC, but I guess that would be copywrite infringement;
2) I'd like to be able to change the font and color of the list of events and ToDos;
3) If Entourage is closed, when MCC checks for changes in Entourage Events, Tasks and ToDos it half-opens Entourage to do so. The Entourage startup chime chimes, the Dock icon appears at half its normal brightness, and none of its windows open.To fully open or close it I must click its icon again. But I had Entourage closed for a reason, and it's annoying to have to close it manually every time. I could simply set the pref to check for Entourage changes Manually, but that defeats the MCC's purpose to some degree (granted, a small degree). It's probably the only way it can check Entourage for changes, but still. Can't MCC be coded to just close Entourage after half-opening it, or maybe even make that a new preference?
(2.4 GHz CORE2Duo Unibody Aluminum MacBook with 4 GB RAM and running OS 10.6.2 and Entourage Web Service Edition v. 13.0.3.