Still, I wonder why Apple doesn’t make some of the apps more usable and accessible instead of relegating research and development to the third party Mac app community. Would it kill Apple to make the Mac’s Menubar work better and be more customizable than it is?
Here’s a case in point with a free solution. Calendar. Sure, it’s popular, but if you want to check the Calendar or calendar you’re required to open Calendar or switch from whatever you’re doing to view Calendar. That’s just wrong and the proof that Apple is neglecting the obvious is a free utility called Itsycal.
It’s simple. Click the Menubar, view the Calendar, create or delete Calendar events. Click and ye shall receive!
Itsycal does what Calendar does not. With a click you get a quick look at the current month in calendar form, plus a list of upcoming evens on your Calendar events list. All without having leave what you’re doing. No need to switch or open Calendar because the basics– view, create, delete events– are visible and accessible with a click.
Itsycal does not do much more than that but it doesn’t have to. It’s free so certain limitations have to be expected. For example, Itsycal won’t let you edit an event in Calendar. However, you won’t even need to use the mouse or trackpad because Itsycal comes with a bunch of useful keyboard shortcuts that let you navigate months and years, view today’s events, even pin or unpin the menu so it’s always in view.
All that for free, and it’s exactly what Apple does not provide in Calendar. Now, if only Apple would do something about Menubar clutter.