Caliander
Caliander
1.2.1

4.8

Caliander free download for Mac

Caliander

1.2.1
16 March 2015

Create calendar events quickly and easily.

Overview

Caliander is the calendar that lets you create events faster and with less effort, keeping you on top of things with its smart and unique presentation. It uses the same calendar database as Calendar.app, so it syncs with all your devices as usual, and all your events are there-no migration needed!

Caliander is all about removing the effort it takes to maintain a calendar.

  • Adding events as easy as pressing Command-N and typing "fri 5 pm After Work". 5x faster than fooling around with the mouse!
  • Timeline based dynamic presentation that sheds the limitations of old, static paper calendars.
  • Switch on the perceptual log mode and the distant future is squeezed together to show the more import near future in greater detail. You'll see today's schedule in great detail, but still be reminded of all the things coming up in the next couple of days. You won't miss mum's birthday again!
  • No lock-in! Because it uses the OS X Calendar Store, the same calendar database that Calendar.app uses, you don't have to be afraid of your events being stuck in some proprietary format. Everything you do in Caliander immediately shows up in Calendar.app and vice versa.

A warning about CalDAV, Entourage and subscribed-to calendars: While Caliander shows and edits your CalDAV calendars, it can't sync these calendars on its own because of technical reasons; you have to start iCal to perform a sync. Similarly, you have to start iCal to refresh your subscribed to Calendars. There is no support for Entourage calendars, unfortunately.

What's new in Caliander

Version 1.2.2 (1.2.1):

Note: The demo version is currently at 1.2.1. The version available for purchase on the Mac App Store is 1.2.2.

  • Fixes an issue which prevented detailed information for the selected event from being displayed.

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4 Caliander Reviews

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Nicksloan
08 December 2010

Most helpful

Caliander is the most interesting adjunct to iCal to appear since the excellent (but expensive) BusyCal. If BusyCal is iCal on steroids, then Caliander is iCal on acid--though not in a bad way: it gives a uniquely flexible window onto the iCal database, offering both a logarithmic view (which telescopes the future) and a linear view, but both can be expanded or contracted to encompass the range you want, and scrolled very intuitively by hand. Unlike iCal, which shows Month View as a table, Caliander shows up to three months in linear form, so that it would be much more convenient to use it to map out future long-term schedules, especially since, as with iCal, events may be created by double-clicking on the chart. The other main goal of this app is to enable simple creation of events via global access to a new event dialogue, with the option of a special shorthand syntax for speedy event definition. I have had some issues with this, and partly for that reason --also because it is effectively a beta-- I'm not rating the app yet, but I would strongly recommend a trial.
Like (2)
Version 1.0.0
Evaluator
13 August 2011
Still looking for an iCal alternative since Apple screwed-up the application in Lion. I'm not going to review this application, since I am not planning on using it long enough. I find the layout confusing. I suppose this is a matter of taste. I had no problem with items being listed on a regular calendar. They alphabetized my many calendars, which I do not want. I list my calendars in priority order. Finally, the screen shifts for no apparent reason. Just not my cup of tea.
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Version 1.0.5
E-sapwater-%aze
10 January 2011
Maybe Caliander will plug in the printing capabilities that mirror iCal since the BusyCal team seems to be intent on ignoring this.
Like (1)
Version 1.0.0
Cv186
09 December 2010
Although still in Beta, this single-purpose program is brilliant, slick and pretty. Works seamlessly with iCal, providing two perfectly inspired innovations: (1) "common english" interpretation to rapidly create new calendar events, (2) "perceptual view" (logarithmic time-line) to let the most pressing events accurately occupy your field of vision. I suggested an operating improvement and the Dev implemented it and posted an update within 24 hours. Love this app and its philosophy. Sign me up.
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Version 1.0.0
Nicksloan
08 December 2010
Caliander is the most interesting adjunct to iCal to appear since the excellent (but expensive) BusyCal. If BusyCal is iCal on steroids, then Caliander is iCal on acid--though not in a bad way: it gives a uniquely flexible window onto the iCal database, offering both a logarithmic view (which telescopes the future) and a linear view, but both can be expanded or contracted to encompass the range you want, and scrolled very intuitively by hand. Unlike iCal, which shows Month View as a table, Caliander shows up to three months in linear form, so that it would be much more convenient to use it to map out future long-term schedules, especially since, as with iCal, events may be created by double-clicking on the chart. The other main goal of this app is to enable simple creation of events via global access to a new event dialogue, with the option of a special shorthand syntax for speedy event definition. I have had some issues with this, and partly for that reason --also because it is effectively a beta-- I'm not rating the app yet, but I would strongly recommend a trial.
Like (2)
Version 1.0.0