As one who’s been a bona finder, certified, card carrying Mac users probably longer than anyone you know, I’ve come to appreciate what the Mac represents. Power computing for the average person. That said, there are certain aspects of power computing that are just, well, too powerful, too complex, or perhaps too obscure to be as useful as they can be.
Calendar is a good example. Open Calendar, set it to fullscreen mode, and you’re just a quick Command-Tab from viewing everything on your Calendars. Don’t want Calendar to rule your view of the Mac’s screen, try Notification Center, where one click to the Menubar brings you upcoming events. Still too much?
Try Itsycal. It’s free but it’s not a Calendar replacement. Instead, Itsycal lives a click away in the Mac’s Menubar and features a quicker and easier way to view the current Calendar and upcoming events.
Click, and ye shall receive.
Itsycal may be an itsy bitsy, teeny weeny utility that seems single purpose, but there are additional features you’ll find useful. For example, you can create and delete new Calendar events, but you cannot edit already created events.
Most of Itsycal’s basic features can be controlled from the keyboard so your hands never have to jump to mouse or trackpad. The latest version has alert options for new events. Itsycal won’t replace Calendar, of course, but it’s a handier, faster way to get to events, add or delete events, and simply view events than using Notification Center or Calendar itself.
Itsycal is free.