Through all those years I’ve learned a few things. Macs change. Mac users come in all shapes and sizes. Some users know their way around the Finder, while others can’t find the Finder. And a surprisingly large number of Mac users do what I don’t do. They use the Desktop.
When I say Desktop I mean the Desktop which collects the daily clutter of files and folders and only occasionally gets cleaned up neat and tidy. So it surprises me that some Mac users would like an app like Blotter, a Calendar and Reminder display app which resides on the Desktop, behind all the app windows you’re using at the time, and right on top of whatever your Mac Desktop wallpaper photo of choice is.
Here’s what it looks like.
Alright, different strokes for different folks, and all that, but Blotter actually works. If you don’t mind Calendar events and Reminders being somewhat obscured by app windows on your Mac.
In a strange way, Blotter is discrete yet obvious, hidden but instantly visible with a click, so a glance is all you need to see what Calendar events are coming up, what Reminders need to be handled.
It’s almost as if Blotter was a personalized, customized Calendar for your Mac’s Desktop wallpaper photo. Yet, because it’s functional, Blotter can be a quick way to add a new event or reminder, and there’s an option to view the next seven days instead of a regular week.
Blotter comes with a few visual options, too. Customize what information gets displayed, what gets hidden, and how much space you assign to each section of the Calendar. All you can do is edit events and reminders, but that’s enough. Oh, it also works with Google Calendar, so you’re not stuck with Calendar only.
The built-in keyboard shortcuts bring Blotter to the screen in a hurry so you can see what’s what with a quick glance. It comes with a price tag, but no trial or try-before-you-buy version, but plenty of Mac folks love it.