MagiCal
MagiCal 1.1r4
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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
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.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later



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MagiCal User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Doug Engelbart reviewed on 16 Nov 2013
Best MenubarCalendar so far. Date/time format is fully customizable. In OSX.8.5 it still works fine most of the time, but crashes about two times in a week (it quits itself; if this happens, just re-open it), so an update would be great after three years...
[Version 1.1r4]


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MacOSX4ever commented on 28 Oct 2013
Dead link. Working one here;

http://www.charcoaldesign.co.uk/magical/download/intel
[Version 1.1r4]

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Opeter replied on 03 Nov 2013
Thank you for the working link!
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Low End Dan reviewed on 26 Oct 2013
Update: I must have had the PPC version. Installed the Intel version, set Privacy & Security to allow app from unregistered developers, and MagiCal is not working perfectly!
[Version 1.1r4]


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Low End Dan reviewed on 26 Oct 2013
I have been using this for years with OS X 10.4, 10.5, and 10.6. I love it, but it doesn't work with OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Looking at MenuCalendarClock iCal as a replacement, but MagiCal has been just perfect - it doesn't stretch to do more than I need.
[Version 1.1r4]


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Penguirl commented on 23 Oct 2013
Sigh, another dead download link with a dead developer link to boot. I miss iCal Viewer, it was my bread & butter for tracking obligations.
[Version 1.1r4]


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Chachafance reviewed on 21 Mar 2013
This is perfect!! Just what I wanted. I was using a CPU heavy app with all these extra, unnecessary features just to display the calendar day on my menubar. This simple, lightweight app does that for me and lets me customize the look. Plus I can even customize the classic clock, and I love the tooltip feature. Wish I had found this app a lot sooner!
[Version 1.1r4]


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+66

Doug Engelbart reviewed on 13 Nov 2012
MagiCal is the best MenuCal ever. Works great in my OSX.8.2, very nicely done! I'm just missing a simple alarm timer and some other features:

+ Misc> Alarm> Popup window at [HH]:[MM] o'clock with message [_______]

+ Time> Icon> Borderless with dots

+ Time> Icon> Borderless with longer hands

+ Date> Icon> Display: Day only

Then it would be
p e r f e c t .
[Version 1.1r4]


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Macwitty reviewed on 21 Sep 2012
5 stars for Features, Ease to Use, Valur and Stability

This is a lovely app - the best one I have had for ages. Good to see it work also with Lion
[Version 1.1r4]


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Ronadam reviewed on 02 Aug 2012
Still works fine in Mountain Lion. Nice!
[Version 1.1r4]


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Macazur reviewed on 17 Aug 2011
great features that Apple should have included
Works great with Lion
[Version 1.1r4]


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VeryCarla had trouble on 12 Feb 2008
It seems to launch OK in 10.5.2, but when I try to look at the preferences it crashes. Anyone else see this behaviour?
[Version 1.1]

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firefont replied on 02 Mar 2008
Yes.
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Drdul replied on 11 Mar 2008
Yes. It crashes and dies under 10.5.2 when "Preferences" is selected from the menu, which means that there's no way to change the prefs on a fresh install. But interestingly, if it was installed previously, it displays correctly, but still no way to change the prefs (I copied the com.charcoaldesign.magical.plist file from another computer).
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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 11 Mar 2008
Posted in the 'Editor's Notes' section of the MacUpdate product page for MagiCal:

"Some users are experiencing stability issues with MagiCal under Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard) when attempting to access the preferences. We are working on a solution to this problem, and a fix will be released as soon as possible. In the meantime, Leopard users may wish to revert to the 1.1 alpha release, available in the "Related Downloads" section."
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Leo Spill had trouble on 07 May 2007
MagiCal 1.1a8. is 4 seconds slow !


When the system preference is set to 'set date and time automatically' MagiCal is four seconds out from the right time.

This is a huge bug and users who need an exact time from their system clock shouldn't use this Alpha.
[Version 1.1a8]

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Demosthenes (developer) replied on 10 May 2007
I'll investigate this issue, although that has not been my experience when using MagiCal (I keep the system clock in the menu bar alongside MagiCal for comparison).

In future please file bug reports using the integrated reporting system. I check those reports a lot more frequently than the MacUpdate comments.

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Doctor-Whiteface rated on 13 Mar 2014

[Version 1.1r4]



Zar rated on 27 Sep 2012

[Version 1.1r4]



Donald McDaniel rated on 14 Feb 2012

[Version 1.1r4]



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escompter.qch rated on 29 Oct 2011

[Version 1.1r4]



Promtime rated on 16 Jul 2011

[Version 1.1r4]



-4

Brettmbx rated on 03 Jan 2011

[Version 1.1r4]


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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.


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