Using a small (and free) App you can add a great calendar to your Menu Bar (and it works in Yosemite!)
Instead of having to open Calendar.app or Google Calendar when you want to glance at a calendar or your upcoming events (or create new ones) – put one in your Menu Bar for super-quick access!
- The App is Itsycal, and it’s fantastic. Download the zip file, extract Itsycal.app and drag/drop it to your Applications folder to install. Launch it from there.
- Click OK to grant Itsycal access to your Calendar.app.
- You’ll see a new icon in your Menu Bar, simply a number (today’s date).
- Like the built-in Apple Menu items, you can move Itsycal by holding down the Apple Key (⌘) and then click-and-drag to where you’d like it.
- Now click the icon itself, and you’ll see this months calendar. Setting up Itsycal takes no time at all – click the Options button (the one that looks like a ‘list’ – see screenshot below).
- Select Preferences… from the drop-down menu.
- From here you can choose which calendars you want to appear in Itsycal.
- Place a check in the box next to each calendar you want displayed, and a check in the box labeled Launch at login.
- Now when you return to Itsycal, it will have ‘dots’ below each day on the calendar that has one or more events planned. Hover your cursor over a date that has an event, and it will display the event details.
- You can even have Itsycal list the next X days worth of events right below the calendar. Simply return to the Preferences
- In the example screenshot below, you can see that I opted to have the next 3 days worth of events displayed right within Itsycal itself.
- You can also create new Events quite easily from within Itsycal – click the “plus sign” ( + ) from the bottom right corner (see screenshot below).
- Enter in the information about your new event, select the calendar you want it listed on (assuming you have more than one) and then click Save Event.
- That’s about it for the major features – if you’re a fan of using keyboard shortcuts, you can set them in the Preferences. Click around to discover what else it can do (pin open, launch your actual Calendar.app etc).