yCal
yCal 1.3.1243
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Yearly calendar application.   Demo ($19.50)
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yCal is a calendaring app to help keep the overview on a whole year. It features a unique "months by column" year view in addition to the more conventional week views, provides ample marking and note taking options, and central holiday and birthday management.

yCal has been designed from the ground up to make a better desktop calendar. Its unique year view gives you the perfect overview in a fraction of a second. Days can be marked in different colors and styles to give you more information in one picture (e.g., to show days of vacation, times of travel etc.) just like on
What's New
Version 1.3.1243:
  • Fixed a bug that prevented creation of an external configuration file in cases where the find panel had never been opened.
  • Added Brasilian (Portuguese) localization — thanks to Paulo Neto!
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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Isacin reviewed on 01 Jan 2014
The year view is very useful.
[Version 1.3.1222]


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Starman63 reviewed on 28 Dec 2013
A nice idea but still very buggy. All day appointments very iffy, often color over other appointments - seems to depend on which order you make the appointment. I changed a view setting and found all the years changed to '-1' as a year number, with no appointments. Latest udate makes scrolling between yhears even more difficult (it was hard to start)
Very unintuitive and far from ready for prime time.
[Version 1.3.1205]


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yellow-submarine reviewed on 22 May 2013
basically nice idea, but more or less still a beta version:
- integration with existing calendars currently only via ical
- no option to drag and draw to enter appointments, neither on the yearly nor the weekly calendar view (major drawback!)
- appointments can't span over several days
- weekly view does only show 5 days (despite it's button label "7"?!)
- not very clear what to do with annotations and markings. appointments is what we want. ;)
- currently too expensive for what it does. complete it, and it'll be worth the money.
[Version 1.1.1151]

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Frankns replied on 28 Jul 2013
Have to agree ... Although I figured out how to get a 7 day view, performance is spotty. Some clicks work, some don't. Scrolling is uneven/unreliable. Hard to tell if I've done the wrong thing or if I need to wait for the app to catch up.

That said, I like the UI feel in general and the use of a tab for all day events is clever. But not much there there for the money.
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Max_G commented on 29 Mar 2013
Huh? No Todo-list included?
[Version 1.1.1132S]


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esspii reviewed on 26 Mar 2013
I have tried and tried to get this to work- figured I would try the trial first - cant get past the repeated pop-up register reminder, and did not like how my calendars had their names changed. Not intuitive at all. Definitely a promising app, but I think its still in beta.
[Version 1.1.1132S]

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Eric-Woehler replied on 26 Mar 2013
Ignoring the very frequent pop-up register box, the issue of re-naming my calendars also annoyed me very much. It turns out the reason is that I had a Reminder list with my initials that conflicted in yCal with a Calendar with my initials. yCal resolved this by renaming my Calendar with no dialogue or warning or anything - one minute my Calendars were named as I had wanted them, the next they were appended with "-1" and I wasted another hour trying to rename them before realising the conflict scenario.

The most annoying thing is that I now can't rename my Calendar back to what it used to be, no matter that yCal is no longer on my computer. It has left some legacy code or settings somewhere in iCloud or on my Computer that prevents me restoring the names of my Calendars in Calendar.
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Eric-Woehler replied on 27 Mar 2013
hmm, BEFORE I tried yCal, I had a Calendar named ABC, and I had a Reminder List called ABC. No problems with any aspect of using them.

AFTER I tried yCal, I had ABC and ABC-1 and I am unable to rename ABC-1 to ABC.
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Eric-Woehler reviewed on 25 Mar 2013
Couldn't get it to work. Config assistant didn't help.

I have 4 calendars and about 6 subscriptions but the calendar views all remained completely blank. Not a single event showed anywhere.

Tried various command-clicks to see options for various calendars etc, tried various settings in Preferences etc and nothing worked.

After 15 minutes of trying various settings and options/playing around looking to get this thing to work, I decided I had wasted enough time and have deleted it, and won't be back.

Many thanks for the Dev for allowing trial before buying - I would have been v angry if I had bought this app and had been unable to use it as expected/advertise.
[Version 1.1.1132S]


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Christophe LALEVEE reviewed on 25 Mar 2013
Hello,

I've just downloaded the app and start to try it. At a first glance, it's sounds efficient but I'm looking for french version right now to buy it....

How long should I wait?

Clop
[Version 1.1.1132S]

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Christophe LALEVEE replied on 26 Mar 2013
hi,
So, send to me your strings and I translate you the app.
Can I get a free app for that?

clop
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Ghw reviewed on 25 Mar 2013
Great! Markers are the last reason for me to have a big paper calendar at my wall ... So it's a great opportunity for seeing at a glance what's going on during the year.

But I miss the oportunity to print the year-view ... I can only print weekly views and it builds a blurry and strange output ... did I miss something or is this a future feature? :)

p.s. kubaw comment is also a needed feature
[Version 1.1.1132S]

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Ghw replied on 25 Mar 2013
Just recognized that improved printing is mentioned as backlog at developpers website ... hoping for a soon update!
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Ghw replied on 25 Mar 2013
Sorry, me again ... what's about a monthly view (with markers?)
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Ghw replied on 25 Apr 2013
With Update printing is now fine!
Thanks!
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kubaw commented on 25 Mar 2013
I was a click away to purchase - but the application is missing a feature that is crucial for me. Ability to assign particular day to one specific project of those I am currently working over. I could either use Notes (great) or Markers (even greater) but color indication is not enough for me (with 40 projects I immediately run out of colors) - I need to see a little Marker Name directly in 365 view. Also Note marker is not enough - as I need to hover to check whether my day is assigned to Project 1 or Project 2 or free.

If author promises to add this feature soon (display Marker name or Note first words directly in 365 view cells) I promise to buy a license today. ;-)
[Version 1.1.1132S]

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kubaw replied on 25 Mar 2013
Thanks.

I thought I made it clear: I would love to see the Note (a few first letters of course) without hovering. :-)
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kubaw replied on 25 Mar 2013
You could also consider another option (among other two): displaying directly in calendar's cell the name of all-day task from selected calendars (if there are more than one all-day tasks: first of available).

I know people who travel a lot, and use all-day tasks to indicate their planned location. Using calendar instead of Markers/Notes in this scenario allow editing outside of yCal.
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kubaw replied on 25 Mar 2013
Hmm, I'd rather meant that user had one of four options for "Show this text in each calendars cell:"
- none
- marker's name
- note
- first all-day task in selected calendars

Until then the 365 view is a rainbow of meaningless colors. :-)
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Akashaenkil reviewed on 25 Mar 2013
Not what I expected at all.
[Version 1.1.1132S]


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vr64 had trouble on 04 Apr 2013
Hi, great app; configuration worked fine and everything seems to be there (both iCal and google cal). Only (huge) problem is I can't see any information on a selected day or period in the year-view (not hovering, clicking, space bar, nothing); and yes every calendar is selected, but all I can see are the colours...
[Version 1.1.1141]


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Tswensen had trouble on 28 Mar 2013
I bought it. I paid. None of the links from the MacUpdate pages or the email I received after buying it work nor does the link to your Web site. I can't download it so I can't use it. Please send me a link or a URL that will work. Thanks. terryswensen@mac.com
[Version 1.1.1132S]


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Akashaenkil had trouble on 25 Mar 2013
When I select a day, there seems to have no way to see the information.
Wether I click, double-click, space bar, on the day, nothing shows at all.
Also, I thought it would have been possible to move the items from one day to the other from the 7 days view to the 365 days view.
There are no modifications possible.
[Version 1.1.1132S]


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tadekp had trouble on 25 Mar 2013
I have installed demo version but no entries from my iCal are visible. The available iCal calenders are listed on the left column but no data available in the single dates.
[Version 1.1.1132S]

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Akashaenkil replied on 25 Mar 2013
My calendar is all there and synchronized.

I see the different colours on my days in the year view.

The problem is that when I select a day, double-click or even just bring the mouse on the day, nothing appears.

I can't see anything from the year view besides the colours.

I would have thought that it would have been possible to modify the event from the year view as it's the purpose of the year view.

If I want to move an event from one date to another, I have to type in the date.

Not really useful when you have many items to modify.
Nothing more than iCal at this point.

Enigma rated on 26 Jan 2014

[Version 1.3.1225]



gwatkinson rated on 30 May 2013

[Version 1.1.1151]



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Screentom rated on 01 Apr 2013

[Version 1.1.1141]



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rednose84 rated on 26 Mar 2013

[Version 1.1.1132S]



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Gensch rated on 27 Jan 2013

[Version 1.1]


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yCal is a calendaring app to help keep the overview on a whole year. It features a unique "months by column" year view in addition to the more conventional week views, provides ample marking and note taking options, and central holiday and birthday management.

yCal has been designed from the ground up to make a better desktop calendar. Its unique year view gives you the perfect overview in a fraction of a second. Days can be marked in different colors and styles to give you more information in one picture (e.g., to show days of vacation, times of travel etc.) just like on a normal paper calendar. The full year can be shown side-by-side with the week view, giving you more fine granular access to individual events.

Everything is optimized for giving you access to powerful features with minimum user interface overhead. For example, just hit space in the year view to quickly look at the details of a selected day. Or just start typing to add a note. Swipe left or right to scroll through years and weeks.

yCal seamlessly integrates with calendars set up in OS X there is no proprietary data store. Use your existing data from local calendars, CalDAV servers, iCloud, or from wherever else without the need for importing or copying. All your changes will be sync'ed to all your servers and devices by Apple's iCal or Calendar app.

Features:
  • unique "months by column" view
  • events "heatmap" in year view
  • quickview feature
  • easy note taking
  • lots of customization options
  • split views to show year and week simultaneously
  • customizable colored markers for labeling days
  • statistics on markers
  • central management of holidays
  • central management of birthdays
  • seamless integration with standard calendar stores
  • sync all your calendars via iCal/Calendar


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