Get a Calendar in the Mac OS X Menu Bar with Day-O, a Date & Time Replacement
One of my longstanding peeves with Mac OS X is the lack of a pull-down calendar in the menubars default Date & Time settings. If you click on the time, instead of seeing something useful like a calendar or more date/time details, you just have options to set an analog clock or open Preferences. I’ll stop complaining, because now a little app called Day-O solves that problem. Day-O offers an attractive and functional replacement to OS X’s Date & Time, plus it’s free to download.
For best results (as in, not having two clocks), I’d recommend disabling the default clock and just using Day-O, here’s how to do that:
- Open “System Preferences” from the Apple menu
- Choose “Date & Time” under the ‘System’ group
- Click on the “Clock” tab and uncheck the box next to “Show date and time in menu bar”
Now you won’t need to open up iCal every time you just want to see what day of the week a certain falls on. And yes, you can disable the little miniature date icon too.
Random trivia: the app is named after a Harry Belefonte song. Nice find by DaringFireball
Update: The app is still free to download but the developer stopped the direct download link. Go to the website and you can still get it for free. Sorry for the inconvenience, we reached out to the dev and are waiting to hear back.