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Itsycal for Mac

Itsycal for Mac

  -  1 MB  -  Freeware
  • Latest Version

    Itsycal 0.15.3 LATEST

  • Review by

    Marian Marinescu

  • Operating System

    macOS 11.0 Big Sur or later

  • User Rating

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  • Author / Product

    Mowglii / External Link

  • Filename

Itsycal for Mac is a lightweight and easy-to-use calendar application for macOS that was designed from the ground up to be reliable, unobtrusive, and easy to recall any time you need it. No matter what you are doing on your Mac, to access it you only need to click on its icon from the system status bar, activating a stylized popup window that features not only a calendar listing of a current month but also stylized visual indications for scheduled events and more. Below the calendar, the app will showcase scheduled events for the current day and also several upcoming events in the coming days. As a bonus, you can also toggle the calendar window using a built-in keyboard shortcut.

Installation and Use

Itsycal for macOS comes in a slim installation package that is only 1MB in size, and while it is running it will not put any strain on your CPU or RAM memory resources.  

Calendar window features several sets of tools focused on both controlling the view and managing the scheduled tasks. Monthly calendar listing can be controlled with the arrow icons in the top-right part of the window, while task management is located on the bottom bar. Date listing can be customized to showcase calendar weeks and rearrange the list according to the desired 1st day of the week (you can pick any day, not only Sunday or Monday like in many other calendar apps).

The easiest way to manage your daily events is to click on the desired day and add a scheduled task. Each task can consist of the name, text description, duration (all day toggle or specific start and end time markers), repeat schedule, alert type and task type selector (Work, Family, etc.). Calendar events can also be imported from local, Google and Apple cloud sources.

Keyboard shortcuts for triggering the appearance of the popup calendar window can be customized, but the remainder of the shortcuts is fixed and includes shortcuts for listing previous/next day, week, month and year, jumping to today’s listing, managing events, and more.

Features and Highlights
  • Simple and lightweight calendar app for MacOS.
  • Reliable and easy to access no matter what you are doing on your desktop or laptop.
  • Optimized for both novices and seasoned users.
  • Created as an open source app.
  • Works on any macOS system that runs on a 64-bit Intel CPU.
  • 100% Free!

  • Itsycal 0.15.3 Screenshots

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    Itsycal 0.15.3 Screenshot 1

What's new in this version:

Itsycal 0.15.3
- You can set a custom beep-beep-on-the-hour sound. Place a file called beep.mp3 in Itsycal's Application Support folder: ~/Library/Application Support/com.mowglii.ItsycalApp. If you have selected `Beep beep on the hour` in Settings, this custom file will play instead of the default sound.

- Fix: Go to Date can be invoked with the "return" key - you don't have to click the button
- Fix: Addressed a crash in the rare case that an event's attendee name is set to nil
- Fix: A hack to address corrupted window drawing on macOS Sonoma when the user has multiple monitors and a large number of events in the agenda
- Fix: Long calendar names wrap in the General Settings calendar list

Itsycal 0.15.2
- Go to Date (shift-command-T) provides a quick way to navigate to an arbitrary date
- Itsycal has a URL scheme: itsycal://date/DATE which will open Itsycal at the DATE specified in yyyy-MM-dd format. Instead of DATE use now to open Itsycal to today.
- Fixed a bug where Itsycal wasn't opening the Date/Time System Preference panel correctly on macOS 13+

Itsycal 0.15.1
- Change log not available for this version

Itsycal 0.15.0
- Modernized the New Event popover
- Attendees in the Agenda Info popover
- This release requires macOS 11 (Big Sur) or higher

Itsycal 0.14.0
- Change log not available for this version

Itsycal 0.13.4
- Upgraded Sparkle software update component
- Hopefully fix a startup crash for some users on macOS Ventura
- Fix the New Event popover functionality for some users on macOS Ventura
- Fix All-day event dates on macOS Ventura

Itsycal 0.13.1
- Tentative and pending events are visually indicated in the agenda. Tentative events have an open circle and pending events have an open circle and striped background
- Buttons have a subtle hover effect
- The menu bar icon now has an accessibility title

- The menu bar icon consistently toggles Itsycal on Big Sur
- The agenda updates when the user changes 12/24 hour system preference
- The shortcut recorder UI renders properly on Big Sur
- The new-event popover position is stable when navigating calendar

Itsycal 0.12.5
- Addresses Microsoft's annoying habit of embedding links in angle brackets. Previously, these links were rendered invisible. They are now visible.
- Agenda detail popover fits to size so you can see the whole thing at once. If your event detail is too long for the screen, it scrolls.
- Calendar tooltip width adjusts for your font size preference
- Agenda scroller is further right so as to not overlay text when you have a long list of events

Itsycal 0.11.12
- New preference for a larger text size
- The event details popover displays the event's notes
- Itsycal's height is constrained to the height of the screen