MagiCal
MagiCal
1.1r4

4.5

MagiCal free download for Mac

MagiCal

1.1r4
16 August 2010

Menubar clock and calendar.

Overview

MagiCal is a menu-based clock and calendar. It features a huge range of configuration options for how the time and date are displayed, and can operate either in addition to, or instead of, the built in system menu clock.

In addition to this, MagiCal features a handy drop-down calendar that can be torn off and placed anywhere on screen.

What's new in MagiCal

Version 1.1r4:
  • [fix] Icon no longer appears in Dock (introduced in 1.1r3)
  • [fix] Clicks are now detected anywhere on the menu item area, not just the text or icon.
  • [fix] Fixed custom colour option.

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Edjm
26 September 2009

Most helpful

Love having the small day of week and date badge in the menu bar, it looks nice and fits in well with the Apple icons. The drop-down calendar is a big plus. Thanks for updating it for Snow Leopard!!
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Version 1.1r2
Hubert-A-Shaffer
19 March 2019
I loved it, but it is 32-bit and Apple is phasing out all 32-bit apps soon.
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Version 1.1r4
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artie505
artie505
08 July 2019
I switched to Itsycal.
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artie505
10 March 2017
Well I'll be darned! I just d/l'ed the Intel version of MagiCal from the dev's website, and I can pin it to the right end of my menu bar where I like it, and the calendar drops down. It appears to have been resurrected! :) (10.12.3, perhaps.)
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Version 1.1r4
2 answer(s)
artie505
artie505
10 March 2017
I spoke too soon. It doesn't survive a restart, the calendar stops dropping down when you relocate it in your menu bar, so you can no longer access its pref pane, and any prefs you set are lost on restart, anyhow.

All in all, dead in the water! :(
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Chetgw
Chetgw
08 July 2019
The drop down calendar works only once after a restart in Magical 1.1r4. but will work in Mojave if you click on the "i" (circle) in the lower right corner and select Preferences and click the date tab, then check the box to show the calendar in the menu bar.
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artie505
10 March 2017
The "Download" link is dead, but you can still get it from the dev's website.
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Version 1.1r4
artie505
27 January 2017
I just finished comparing permutations and combinations of Apple's clock, Itsycal, and Day-O, and since I want a drop-down calendar I'm going with Day-0 which takes up the least amount of menu bar space with the most elegant presentation. (Apple/Magical actually uses 1/16th" less space, but less elegantly, and it's a dead issue without the calendar drop-down.)
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Version 1.1r4
davidinracine
10 January 2017
Still great after all these years, but showing its age under Sierra. Please join forces with Itsycal's author, Mowglii, to keep Magical alive in some form. Thanks for great service through the years! Small apps like these make the Mac experience special.
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Version 1.1r4
artie505
10 November 2016
I like my MagiCal menulet pinned to the right end of my menu bar, but in Sierra, it behaves like all my other 3rd party menulets and shows up in random locations to the left of my Apple menulets.

Is that consistent with everybody else's experience?

Darn! Too bad this app isn't still being developed. :(
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Version 1.1r4
3 answer(s)
emendelson
emendelson
20 November 2016
Exactly my experience. I wish the developer would fix this, but it seems unlikely. I've switched to TinyDateTime, but it isn't nearly as elegant as MagiCal.
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davidinracine
davidinracine
10 January 2017
As a long-time MagiCal user, I agree this is still the best menubar calendar app, but don't try moving the menubar location in Sierra — the date icon will separate from the time icon. I tried Itsycal and, though it is actively being developed (still free), it is not as elegant as Magical. I wish Magical and Itsycal authors would join forces. I wouldn't mind paying.
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artie505
artie505
27 January 2017
I've always used MagiCal's day/date module in conjunction with Apple's clock, so moving it to the right of the clock leaves me in the position in which I've always been, but I just discovered that its drop-down calendar no longer drops down.

Phooey!

I'd pay, and happily, too for an update/grade.

Nope, Itsycal isn't really the goods, but it may be the answer.
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Doug-Engelbart
08 November 2016
Yeah, v1.1r4 from 2010 still works cool in OSX.12.1 Sierra! I just had to drag it manually to my startup items because "Preferences > Miscellaneous > (_) Launch MagiCal at login" won't do it (so I set no checkmark).
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Version 1.1r4
artie505
26 October 2016
Second @Foulger! :)
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Version 1.1r4
Foulger
01 December 2015
Still going strong in El Capitan - Give the man a medal!
Like (2)
Version 1.1r4
hmfwic47
17 September 2014
It's a minor point, but why don't you have the icon year change to the current year?
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Version 1.1r4
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4.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
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