DateLine
DateLine
1.4.1

3.9

DateLine free download for Mac

DateLine1.4.1

07 August 2011

Desktop calendar with access to iCal.

Overview

DateLine is a small, simple app which displays a linear calendar on your desktop in a transparent window. It provides easy access to iCal by double clicking on a day. The background element colour is customisable with support for transparency.

What's new in DateLine

Version 1.4.1:

Bugfixes:

  • Prevented iCal from launching at DateLine startup
  • Removed Desktop Icons window level as it is incompatible with changes to the windowing system in Lion

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39 Reviews of DateLine

3.5
Kankei71
01 March 2011
Version: 1.1.0

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I already bought DateLine but the version I have (1.0) is not recognised by the Appstore. I thus cannot update to 1.1 This is one of the reason I hate the Appstore.
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Thomasina
25 June 2019
Version: 1.4.1
Was running DateLine on a MacBook Pro with El Capitan. Just switched to a new machine running Mojave and brought DateLine across via the Migration Assistant. It opened and is running as per usual. So perhaps not dead as reported 18 months ago. Needless to say, I'm delighted. There's no other desktop calendar app that looks and works quite like this one. I don't need a replica of my regular calendar app (BusyCal) on my desktop, I just want that discreet, linear view across the bottom of my screen when I want to consult a visual calendar. (I rarely use the click-to-see-what's-on today function, although that's nice too.)
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Sonnendeck
04 December 2017
Version: 1.4.1
Uuuh, seems to be dead. Does not work with MacOS High Sierra! Too bad, miss you...
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Biker4mac
08 November 2014
Version: 1.4.1
Dateline used to be one of my favorite little utilities. So easy to just hover over a date to take a quick look at what was on schedule for the day - and next few days. I stuck with Snow Leopard for much longer than I should have due to other software that was incompatible with newer releases. When I finally upgraded to Mavericks, I was really disappointed that the “hover” would no longer work for Dateline. The only way I can get the popup is by using the Shift-Command-M to bring Dateline to the front. I have V1.4 and see that V1.4.1 notes that it "Removed Desktop Icons window level as it is incompatible with changes to the windowing system in Lion.” I’m not sure if that also solves the issue that I’m having? Still, I’m hesitant to pay another $5 for something that hasn’t been updated in three years (and three OS versions - Mountain Lion, Mavericks, or Yosemite).
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Julsa1
03 October 2012
Version: 1.4.1
Nice app but there seems not to be any active development anymore. Developer was developing a version 2 but it seems that this version isn't sure also. No bugfixes (last update 13-08-2011) and the app is still not compatible with Busycal because it doesn't sync without opening iCal first. That's too much of a hassle and not the reason why I switched to busycal. It does give a sync warning when choosing busycal as standard, but it really makes the app worthless for busycal users Since this is a paid app, a bugfix would be appropiate so now and then... Useable for iCal users, though...
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Sanjinko
10 March 2012
Version: 1.4.1
Latest version requires Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, and costs $5.99 at Mac App Store
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pl-svn
04 August 2011
Version: 1.4.0
... I can't really see the point of Dateline *now* (don't know with which version this behavior begun) launching iCal on start-up :-/ and no setting to disable it!!!
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JBX
28 July 2011
Version: 1.3.2
Dose not work with Spaces in 10.7
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Codexmachina
09 March 2011
Version: 1.1.0
Existing users of DateLine can upgrade to the Mac App Store version taking advantage of our special offer of 50% cash back on your original license. This offer is available until 30th March 2011, and applies to all purchases of DateLine made through our online Store only. For more details, please see: http://support.machinecodex.com/discussion/83/dateline-app-store-upgrade-special-offer/
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Jimlat
02 March 2011
Version: 1.1.0
Very quick response from Alex re: App store and previous purchases.... http://support.machinecodex.com/discussion/72/dateline-now-available-on-the-mac-app-store-/#Item_2 Thanks Apple...
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3.5
Kankei71
01 March 2011
Version: 1.1.0
I already bought DateLine but the version I have (1.0) is not recognised by the Appstore. I thus cannot update to 1.1 This is one of the reason I hate the Appstore.
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jakebaruch-1
01 March 2011
Version: 1.1.0
I can't seem to update via the 1.0 version auto-update. I purchased this prior to the app store release. Anyone else having this problem?
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IslandApe
01 March 2011
Version: 1.0.0
Important Note: DateLine 1.0.x is the final release that will support Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. DateLine 1.1.0 and above will require 10.6 Snow Leopard and an Intel Mac. ▪ New features: ▪ DateLine now shows a dot or an outline for days that have Tasks as well as Events ▪ Events and Tasks can be indicated by a colored dot, which is now situated on top of the day mark dot ▪ Added a global hotkey to bring DateLine to the front, defaulting to Cmd-Opt-Ctrl-Spacebar ▪ Support for Caliander ▪ New floating Events and Tasks windows can be on screen at all times and have a number of interesting properties: ▪ Can be made trasparent to blend with your desktop background ▪ Will float on mouse over to allow quick acces to your events and tasks for any day in DateLine ▪ Can be collapsed to a simple window title bar for minimum visibility ▪ Many other small improvements ▪ Bugfixes: ▪ Dates with due Tasks now show the Task in both the attached window and the DateLine, even when there are no Events for that date ▪ DateLine now accepts first mouse correctly, fixing an annoying bug with selecting dates ▪ Fixed a bug where DateLine would remain floating after mouse exit
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k8jb
20 February 2011
Version: 0.964
Tried to visit the developer's store to purchase a license, but no dice in connecting. Are they still around?
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sbchavel
26 November 2010
Version: 0.964
I would like to try out the extra features before paying, especially the mouse-over events pop-up. Why pay for something before you know it works well and the way you want. If I have missed something and this is possible, please describe how to do it.
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Rcpowell71
02 October 2010
Version: 0.961
I had a minor issue with my registration, so I emailed the developer around 3pm on a Saturday afternoon. Within 4 hours I not only had an answer back, but Alex had resolved my problem. Not only is this a great application, but the developer support is fantastic. I wish more developers were this responsive and helpful with their products.
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ottffssentz
06 June 2010
Version: 0.951
i dont know if this ever happend to any of you frequently dateline seems to just disappear from background idk why so i tried to relaunch it again but didn't work i also tried option+command+esc so i can force quit and relaunch and dateline was not on the list only choices left for me are: restart or log out and back in I really do not want to sign myself out in the middle of task and relaunch everything just because of this one app
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Fishscale
30 May 2010
Version: 0.951
Thank you for the updates and seeking out other developers to get/fix bugs so you can work with them in dateline instead of just waiting until implementation. Common updates now and great updates at that, so I thank you! If you have not grabbed this app... you need too!!!! - I am not a shill either, you can see my qualms with the app a post or two below.
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Wlogan
10 April 2010
Version: 0.931
This is a nice app. Unfortunately, for those of us who use BusyCal it won't work because clicking a date always opens iCal instead. Fix this option and I'd purchase it.
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Doc-Renaud
04 March 2010
Version: 0.900
Based on the screenshot, I decided to give it a try. Ten minutes later, after playing with the preferences, I registered it. I like the fact that it is not to intrusive on my desktop, but present anyway to remind me of the incoming iCal events I sometime forgot to check (birthdays are an example). For the price of a cheap beer, it's a bargain!
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Sonnendeck
01 December 2009
Version: 0.861
Just one more thing... Every time, when i watch a movie with eyetv or Quicktime on the complete! screen - dateline is loosing again its locked position and it is again at the bottom of the screen.
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IslandApe
26 November 2009
Version: 0.860
really like where this is going but would LOVE a demo mode of the advanced features.
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Sonnendeck
26 November 2009
Version: 0.860
Its getting better and better. Thank you.
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Donebylee
02 November 2009
Version: 0.810
despite what it says here and on developer's website there doesn't appear to be a 8.1 version, only 8.0
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Eric•Woehler
01 November 2009
Version: 0.800
Can recommend this app to all. Try it and it is likely that you will keep using it. The developer is very responsive - I reported a bug and within a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon, I had tried a couple of test versions and we had solved the bug. How many developers can you say this about them? I have paid the small fee for the additional use. Recommended!
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Sonnendeck
01 November 2009
Version: 0.800
Nice app! But in this version the app is always located on the bottom of the screen when you start your mac new. Before, it was possible to locate the app where ever you want. May be, the developer could change this. And: An option to start the week on monday (not only on sunday) would be nice.
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pandora-1
01 November 2009
Version: 0.800
I do indeed like this app, especially the ease of setup and the control over the opacity. I echo the sentiment of earlier commenters: Please add the time, perhaps next to the month text.
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IslandApe
31 October 2009
Version: 0.800
Release Notes for DateLine 0.800 New features: Preference to draw shadow or not Register to unlock the new Advanced preferences: Orientation: Horizontal or vertical Today centric dateline Position lock Autosize to new screens iCal events in a pop up window Bugfixes: Fixed many bugs in the French localisation Application architecture bug fixes and improvements
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Jon-Stovell
31 October 2009
Version: 0.800
In order to try out the "advanced features" like showing iCal events, one has to pay $4.95. There doesn't appear to be any possibility of testing these features before paying. 1) How does that qualify as a "fully functional" beta? 2) That means this app is shareware, not free software. The license info on this listing should be changed to reflect this.
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Eric•Woehler
11 August 2009
Version: 0.64
Love it! Would like to see time added to display. Please consider adding time to this wonderful little app.
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Leo-Spill
13 July 2009
Version: 0.63
Nice little application - Just wish it had current time included... Then it could replace the menu bar clock. Unfortunately seems just eye candy Without it, as I'd only look at it once a day.
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Sanook
13 July 2009
Version: 0.63
Very nice display of the current month. Developer is very responsive - I sent an email asking about an option to change the font; got a quick reply and it is now an option (ver .63). If you want a calendar view that is a bit out of the ordinary (along a line rather than week by week), this is a good way to go. Source code is also available to those able and willing to tweek even more. Only thing I'd like to see would be vertical orientation (I somehow remember that it is possible, but can't figure out how to do it).
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sbchavel
13 July 2009
Version: 0.63
Beautiful, convenient app. Could use further features, such as customizable view, e.g., vertical vs. horizontal; drop down from menu bar; pop up ical data on customized key combo rather than double click to open ical.
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anonymous-tapir-4715
12 July 2009
Version: 0.63
Holy crap! This thing is so well thought-out and cool, you gotta wonder what all the other devs of little things that get in the way are thinking!
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Phaleron
12 July 2009
Version: 0.63
Two things I would like to see in DateLine are: A pref setting to disable activating iCal or equivalent app. The addition of Contactizer Pro as a default calender I love the simplicity of this utility.
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anonymous-dingo-834
07 July 2009
Version: 0.5
Nice little app. Would like to see a "lock in place" Feature so I don't keep moving it by mistake =)
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webstuff
11 May 2009
Version: 0.4
Love this app! The only problem with it is that I use the "hide dock icon" feature in the preferences - but if you do that, you have no way to access the preferences unless you quit the app with Activity Monitor and throw away the .plist file in your preferences folder. There really needs to be a way to "access" the application preferences when you have the dock icon hidden - perhaps by right-clicking on the month on the desktop.
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Knowhowe
10 May 2009
Version: 0.4
Tried it, didn't like it. I'll be sticking with PandoCalendar.
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Wyman13
09 May 2009
Version: 0.4
Just downloaded this app and went to the developer's page to read more about it and bookmark it. Whereas on this MacUpdate page it has Dateline 0.4 and PPC as the platform the developer's page (linked here at MacUpdate) says "Requires Mac OS X 10.5 +" and it is Dateline 0.3 so I'm wondering which one is right. One, either this MacUpdate page or the developer's page, needs to be updated, and I'm guessing that it is this one. FYI..
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Elegraphy
24 July 2006
Version: 0.2a
I like this idea, and it works just as it advertised. However, I wish this application can launch dockless on the desktop from Preference Panal or Menu Bar. That would be awesome. Keep up the good work.
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