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1.4.1
07 August 2011

Desktop calendar with access to iCal.

Kankei71
01 March 2011

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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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Version 1.1.0

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Thomasina
25 June 2019
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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Version 1.4.1
Sonnendeck
04 December 2017
Uuuh, seems to be dead. Does not work with MacOS High Sierra! Too bad, miss you...
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Version 1.4.1
Biker4mac
08 November 2014
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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Version 1.4.1
Julsa1
03 October 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...
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Version 1.4.1
Sanjinko
10 March 2012
Latest version requires Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, and costs $5.99 at Mac App Store
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Version 1.4.1
pl-svn
04 August 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!!!
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Version 1.4.0
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Jacko
Jacko
07 August 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
28 July 2011
Dose not work with Spaces in 10.7
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Version 1.3.2
Codexmachina
09 March 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/
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Version 1.1.0
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Kankei71
Kankei71
13 June 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
02 March 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...
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Version 1.1.0
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pl-svn
pl-svn
03 March 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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Codexmachina
Codexmachina
06 March 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
pl-svn
06 March 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
01 March 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.
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Version 1.1.0
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Doc-Renaud
Doc-Renaud
01 March 2011
Same thing here. I really hate this Appstore crap. Do I have to pay again? Certainly not!!!
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Jimlat
Jimlat
01 March 2011
Same issue...how do we get the app store to recognize an app purchased BEFORE the app store existed?
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Codexmachina
Codexmachina
02 March 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
Doc-Renaud
02 March 2011
No way! I'm sorry, but I won't buy it again, I've already paid!
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Codexmachina
Codexmachina
03 March 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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jakebaruch-1
01 March 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?
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Version 1.1.0
Alexiusca
01 March 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
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Version 1.0.0
5 answer(s)
Kankei71
Kankei71
01 March 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
pl-svn
01 March 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
Jimlat
01 March 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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Codexmachina
Codexmachina
02 March 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
pl-svn
02 March 2011
... do you mind also explaining why 1.1 is only available on the App Store, please?
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k8jb
20 February 2011
Tried to visit the developer's store to purchase a license, but no dice in connecting. Are they still around?
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Version 0.964
1 answer(s)
Codexmachina
Codexmachina
03 March 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
26 November 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.
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Version 0.964
Rcpowell71
02 October 2010
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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Version 0.961
ottffssentz
06 June 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
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Version 0.951
1 answer(s)
Codexmachina
Codexmachina
08 June 2010
Hi Wesc, I have replied to your help request on the Forum. Cheers, Alex
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Version 0.951
Fishscale
30 May 2010
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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Version 0.951
Wlogan
10 April 2010
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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Version 0.931
4 answer(s)
Codexmachina
Codexmachina
11 May 2010
Hi DoobieX and WLogan. It is true that DateLine is not a good fit for users of BusyCal. I would advise people who choose a different calendaring solution than Daylight or iCal to look elsewhere for their desktop widgets at present. In response to reading your criticism, Doobie, I have re-downloaded BusyCal and had another look at the options in their AppleScript Dictionary. Indeed, BusyMac can claim to hae AppleScript support, however they have not exposed anything beyond the standard suite as far as I can see. Therefore I am unable to see how to open a day in their user interface. Unfortunately, there is a present only one way for an application to be remote controlled by another app in the way that DateLine interacts with iCal. That is for the developers of the first app to expose that ability, either through AppleScript or a similar mechanism like JSTalk. As soon as BusyCal expose the ability for me to open a specific date in their user interface, I will be there the same day adding it to DateLine. I get more requests for this than any other single feature. Thanks for your time. Alex
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Version 0.932
Codexmachina
Codexmachina
12 May 2010
Further to this discussion, I have been in touch with BusyMac and they have informed me that they have added support for remote applications opening the BusyCal UI to a particular day to the new 1.3 beta. I have therefore added support for BusyCal to DateLine 0.934, due in the next few days. I have tested this with BusyCal 1.3 beta, and I'm happy to say that it works well. Cheers, Alex
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Version 0.932
Codexmachina
Codexmachina
17 May 2010
I have just published DateLine 0.95 which adds support for BusyCal 1.3b2 and higher; as well as To Dos.
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Version 0.932
Wlogan
Wlogan
17 May 2010
Just purchased DateLine with BusyCal support and now waiting for the serial number! Appreciate your efforts!
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Version 0.950
Doc-Renaud
04 March 2010
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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Version 0.900
Sonnendeck
01 December 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.
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Version 0.861
3 answer(s)
Sonnendeck
Sonnendeck
02 December 2009
Thank you! The problem seems to be solved with this version. Good and fast work!
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Version 0.870
Donebylee
Donebylee
11 December 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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Version 0.870
Codexmachina
Codexmachina
16 May 2010
Hi, just a follow up, this bug was fixed in 0.92.
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Version 0.932
Alexiusca
26 November 2009
really like where this is going but would LOVE a demo mode of the advanced features.
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Version 0.860
1 answer(s)
Macnerd1984
Macnerd1984
07 September 2010
Yeah - I'd second that. Very frustrating that the vertical view is crippled. Give me a 7 day trial period and I'll be happier. I have no problem with the Dev wanting to earn for their work, but little doodads like this, while small, are often the sort of thing that people really find makes their workflow easier so it's counter-productive to limit the trial.
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Version 0.960
Sonnendeck
26 November 2009
Its getting better and better. Thank you.
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Version 0.860
Donebylee
02 November 2009
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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Version 0.810
2 answer(s)
Codexmachina
Codexmachina
05 November 2009
0.81 was mistakenly released with the 0.8 bundle version. 0.82 fixes this issue.
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Version 0.820
Donebylee
Donebylee
05 November 2009
Since posting the above comment I have had an email exchange with the developer and I was impressed with his responsiveness and professionalism. As his reply above states, the versioning problem was fixed and I am a happy Dateline user. One minor issue which the developer is working to fix--but which should be pointed out here--if you select the Desktop option in the Window Level menu (Preferences/Appearance) you will not be able to access Dateline except immediately after launch. To fix this choose the Desktop Icons option.
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Version 0.820
Eric•Woehler
01 November 2009
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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Version 0.800
Sonnendeck
01 November 2009
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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Version 0.800
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Codexmachina
Codexmachina
05 November 2009
This issue is fixed in 0.820. Thanks for your feedback!
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Version 0.820
Codexmachina
Codexmachina
05 November 2009
To start the day on Monday, you need to go in to iCal Preferences, and switch the"Start week on:" preference at least once. So, if it's on Monday already, switch it to Sunday then back to Monday. then quit iCal so it writes it's preferences to disk, and relaunch DateLine. you should now have the week dividers appearing in the correct location.
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Version 0.820
pandora-1
01 November 2009
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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Version 0.800
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Codexmachina
Codexmachina
05 November 2009
Clock is on the features list, hopefully by 1.0. Thanks for your feedback.
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Version 0.820
Alexiusca
31 October 2009
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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Version 0.800
Jon-Stovell
31 October 2009
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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Version 0.800
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Alexiusca
Alexiusca
31 October 2009
give 'em a break - MU just hasn't updated the listing.
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Version 0.800
Jon-Stovell
Jon-Stovell
03 November 2009
Well, actually the developer is responsible for setting the license type of the software. MU double checks things, which is a valuable service, but it is not MU's responsibility.
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Version 0.82
Codexmachina
Codexmachina
05 November 2009
DateLine is now listed here and on our site as Shareware. There was a period for about 24 hours after release of 0.80 where MU still listed the old license terms. This has now been updated by the admins at MacUpdate.
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Version 0.820
Codexmachina
Codexmachina
05 November 2009
To be clear, the unlockable Advanced preferences first appeared in 0.80. Previously DateLine was freeware, and had no requirement for registration to access any feature, since the first Public Beta in 2004.
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Version 0.820
Eric•Woehler
11 August 2009
Love it! Would like to see time added to display. Please consider adding time to this wonderful little app.
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Version 0.64
Leo-Spill
13 July 2009
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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Version 0.63
Sanook
13 July 2009
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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Version 0.63
sbchavel
13 July 2009
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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Version 0.63
zo219
12 July 2009
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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Version 0.63
Phaleron
12 July 2009
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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Version 0.63
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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Version 0.5
webstuff
11 May 2009
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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Version 0.4
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Anonymous
Anonymous
13 May 2009
Thanks for your feedback. There is a way to access preferences while the Dock icon is hidden: click on part of the DateLine so that it comes to the front, then press Cmd-, (comma) to open the prefs. I do intend to add a context menu to open the prefs in the next release.
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Version 0.4
Knowhowe
10 May 2009
Tried it, didn't like it. I'll be sticking with PandoCalendar.
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Version 0.4
Wyman13
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..
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Version 0.4
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Anonymous
Anonymous
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.
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Version 0.4
Elegraphy
24 July 2006
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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Version 0.2a