Long-time Hawk Wings readers will remember the iCalViewer app that places a streaming calendar on your Desktop.
I discover that it’s still going strong .
For USD 11 it will stream calendars and upcoming to-dos as nicely under Snow Leopard as it did under Tiger:
It forces you to stay aware of what’s coming up, and spares the trouble of diving into iCal all the time.
iDeskCal is another utility that does something similar. It puts your selected calendars on the Desktop, but the output is more like something GeekTool would produce. Here is an example, with the to-dos hidden:
Like iCalViewer, the app lives in the menubar. Preferences include a General pane in which you can control how it operates and set hotkeys for adding events and to-dos, and hiding and displaying to-dos or the app itself:
A second pane allows you to select which calendars will be displayed:
A Display pane controls the look of the calendar on the Desktop, including its size, position, opacity and colour options:
iDeskCal is slightly more expensive (USD 12.99) than iCalViewer, and is available from the Hash Bang Industries web site. It offers a fully-functional 14-day trial.
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Tags: apple mail tips, iCal, icalviewer, plugins, Productivity