DateLine
DateLine 1.4.1
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Desktop calendar with access to iCal.   Shareware ($4.95)
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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
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
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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DateLine User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Julsa1 reviewed on 03 Oct 2012
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...
[Version 1.4.1]


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Sanjinko commented on 10 Mar 2012
Latest version requires Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, and costs $5.99 at Mac App Store
[Version 1.4.1]


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Pl_svn commented on 04 Aug 2011
... 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!!!
[Version 1.4.0]

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Jacko replied on 07 Aug 2011
I contacted the developer on the iCal launching issue and he had a fix out the next day (today). I am going to miss the icon desktop level but we'll see how it goes. If you want an elegant desktop calendar visual with some iCal connectivity, this is a great product.
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JBX commented on 28 Jul 2011
Dose not work with Spaces in 10.7
[Version 1.3.2]


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Machinecodex Software (developer) commented on 09 Mar 2011
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/
[Version 1.1.0]

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Kankei71 replied on 13 Jun 2011
Is that OK with the Dev if I use a [K] to upgrade Dateline, since I already bought it? I have no intention to buy it a second time just for having the privilege to upgrade via the Appstore.
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Jimlat reviewed on 02 Mar 2011
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...
[Version 1.1.0]

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Pl_svn replied on 02 Mar 2011
from the post you linked: "DateLine 1.1.0 is simply the Mac App Store version of DateLine 1.0.0. It is identical. I know this is confusing, but it is the only way I can maintain an App Store version and an independent version for now."

this is what the developer says, but every other app I own has the same version number on both the App Store and "independent" so... sounds more a strategy meant to push customers towards re-purchasing the app making them "feel behind latest version"

he also states he will provide free updates for existing customers up to v 1.0.9. so... unless it's a typo, existing customers are already out! :-0
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Machinecodex Software (developer) replied on 05 Mar 2011
Hi Pl_svn,

I have written a follow up post in an attempt to answer your criticsm and others:

http://support.machinecodex.com/discussion/72/dateline-now-available-on-the-mac-app-store-/#Item_5
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Pl_svn replied on 06 Mar 2011
ok: now, *finally*, all your intentions are standing clear!

a) "1.0 indie" is the last version available to existing customers
b) any further update will be *App Store only*!


if you stated this clearly and since the beginning, as other developers have done, I wouldn't complain at all and just happily migrate DateLine too to the App Store
the way you acted, instead, towards your customers (as if they all were stupids!) with all these *transversal* "maneuvers" and writings is really ... ehm... "sad"! :-(
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Kankei71 reviewed on 01 Mar 2011
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.
[Version 1.1.0]

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Doc-Renaud replied on 01 Mar 2011
Same thing here. I really hate this Appstore crap.
Do I have to pay again? Certainly not!!!
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Jimlat replied on 01 Mar 2011
Same issue...how do we get the app store to recognize an app purchased BEFORE the app store existed?
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Machinecodex Software (developer) replied on 02 Mar 2011
Hi guys,

In order to move to the app store version of any app, you must purchase it from the App Store. Apple provides no way for developers to move their existing customers to the App Store.
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Doc-Renaud replied on 02 Mar 2011
No way! I'm sorry, but I won't buy it again, I've already paid!
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Machinecodex Software (developer) replied on 02 Mar 2011
Hi,

You are under no obligation to buy the App Store version, I will continue updating DateLine for existing customers until 1.0.9.
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Alexiusca commented on 01 Mar 2011
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
[Version 1.0.0]

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Kankei71 replied on 01 Mar 2011
I have updated DateLine to this new verison using the automatic update fonction. Now I cannot open the preferences panel anymore.
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Pl_svn replied on 01 Mar 2011
... only available version, here and from "check for updates", is 1.0.0. is 1.1.0 AppStore only? :-/
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Jimlat replied on 01 Mar 2011
So how do we update a previously purchased version on the app store when it does not recognize that dateline is purchased and installed already?
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Machinecodex Software (developer) replied on 02 Mar 2011
Hi Kankeil,

Have you tried going to Help: Reset Preferences? This should resolve your problem with the preferences not opening.
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Pl_svn replied on 02 Mar 2011
... do you mind also explaining why 1.1 is only available on the App Store, please?
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k8jb commented on 20 Feb 2011
Tried to visit the developer's store to purchase a license, but no dice in connecting. Are they still around?
[Version 0.964]

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Machinecodex Software (developer) replied on 02 Mar 2011
Hi K8j

We certainly are still around!

Please buy DateLine on the Mac App Store, it is no longer available from our store.
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Sbchavel commented on 26 Nov 2010
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.
[Version 0.964]


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Shooflyshoo had trouble on 01 Mar 2011
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?
[Version 1.1.0]


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Wesc had trouble on 05 Jun 2010
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
[Version 0.951]

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Codexmachina (developer) replied on 08 Jun 2010
Hi Wesc,

I have replied to your help request on the Forum.

Cheers,

Alex
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Sonnendeck had trouble on 01 Dec 2009
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.
[Version 0.861]

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Sonnendeck replied on 02 Dec 2009
Thank you! The problem seems to be solved with this version. Good and fast work!
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Donebylee commented on 11 Dec 2009
I am afraid that I am still seeing this behavior in the current version(0.87). On my system Quicktime movies played at fullscreen cause the locked position to move.

My preference settings are:

Normal windows level (under Appearance)

Lock Dateline position is checked (under Advanced)

Play any Quicktime movie at fullscreen and the position moves.

Please fix.
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Codexmachina (developer) replied on 16 May 2010
Hi, just a follow up, this bug was fixed in 0.92.
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wyman13 had trouble on 09 May 2009
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..
[Version 0.4]

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Anonymous commented on 10 May 2009
Hi, you are right, there was a discrepancy - but MacUpdate was in fact more up to date on the version number. Thanks for pointing this out, I have corrected it.

jamesonso2073 rated on 23 Jul 2013

[Version 1.4.1]



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Mistertoad17 rated on 06 May 2012

[Version 1.4.1]



Malter rated on 03 Oct 2011

[Version 1.4.1]



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Patrick Von Buren rated on 04 Mar 2011

[Version 1.1.0]



Jan Fabri rated on 01 Mar 2011

[Version 1.0.0]



Lemonoodle rated on 17 Dec 2010

[Version 0.964]



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Inotrope rated on 04 Dec 2010

[Version 0.964]


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Version Downloads:7,333
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Shareware
Date:07 Aug 2011
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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