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
[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.
Long time MagiCal user, but it doesn't appear to be actively updated anymore, and no longer working with my lastest MacOS. I found a very similar tool called ItsyCal which is also free, so I'm going to try that instead.
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.)
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.)
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.
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).