I worry that we Mac users may have reached the point of diminishing returns. There’s nothing really wrong with Apple’s built-in Calendar app. One click and it’s there, full screen, in all it’s up-to-31-days of visual glory.
Why, then, are there so many Calendar add-ons of the ACalendar variety? For less than the price of a cup of Starbucks you can get a one-click calendar in the Mac’s Menubar.
Click. The month’s calendar appears. No, not the Calendar from Apple. Just a calendar; one with little arrows to take you to next month or the previous month. The benefits of a Menubar calendar are countless. I count at least 32 ways to love it. One for each day of the month up to 31, and the one-click coolness because you can see a calendar from within any Mac app.
ACalendar comes with multiple themes to suit your tastes for a little onscreen color. The date and time can be displayed in the Menubar instead of the app’s Dock icon.
And, one click is all you need to see the calendar. Not the Calendar. Just the small pop down version. ACalendar is simple, handy, and uncluttered. But it brings up the question about diminishing returns. Regardless of which Mac app you’re using at the moment, one click to Calendar in the Dock brings up… wait for it… the Calendar with all its glory and details. One more click and you’re back to the app you were using.
Wait. That’s it. You save a click by viewing a calendar in ACalendar instead of the Calendar.