CalendarMenu is a macOS menu bar application, which provides a small calendar showing all informations you need to keep track of all upcoming appointments, birthdays and reminders in the blink of an eye.

CalendarMenu is highly configurable and allows you to specify exactly what you want CalendarMenu to show.

It also contains three Today Widgets for the Notification Center showing ...
• a monthly calendar with all your appointments, reminders and birthdays
• a list of all upcoming events
• a list of all upcoming reminders

Calendar features:
• shows all iCal calendar events
• calendars can be selected individually
• highlights birthdays read directly from macOS Contacts (Address Book)
• differentiates between normal and all-day events
• individually highlights events spanning multiple days
• can indivually hide normal events and/or events spanning multiple days
• provides daily and weekly overviews showing all calendar events and reminders (with due date) of the selected day or week
• shows calendar weeks and first weekday according to your current system configuration

Reminders features:
• reminders with a due date set are highlighted in the calendar
• allows to quickly mark reminders as finished or pending without leaving CalendarMenu
• you can individually (de)select reminder lists
• reminders can be sorted by their title, by due date, priority or calendar name (either ascending or descending)
• reminders without due date can be hidden
• reminders listed on the main window can be limited to a due date within the next X days

More screenshots are available on the CalendarMenu website.

If you find a bug in this app, please report it to the bug tracker so I can fix it as soon as possible. You can reach the bug tracker directly via the "CalendarMenu Support" link.

A free tryout version is available on the website:

What's New

Version 3.3.2

• the calendar grid now highlights the current calendar week
• other minor bugfixes and improvements

A complete changelog of all previously released versions is available on the website.

Ratings and Reviews

I want to like it more...


This app looks great, and I love it’s simplicity and function. I’ve been looking for an app to replace Fantastical, because I don’t need/want it’s bells and whistles, or it’s price tag.

The problem with this app is that consistently eats between 20-30% or CPU. I not sure why this application runs so hot for what it does, but it shouldn’t need to consume that much CPU. I’ve run the app on multiple computers, and the CPU issue persists.

Another problem is the persistent asking for reviews right in the middle of the application, and there is no way to dismiss it or turn it off. I bought your app, don’t use such an intrusive and persistent way of trying to get me to write a review about it. Maybe give me a one time notifcation that I have the option to dismiss permanently, or put off for another time when I have time to sit down and write a review.

Until these things are resolved, I cannot use the app. The CPU consumption is the single biggest issue for me right now. Other than that, I think you get what you pay for with this app, which is a simple and great looking app (apart from the persistent message asking for a review).

extra options galore, plus some suggestions for the author


BUY this if you want to see on what days of the month you have events.
This app is very powerful compared to others, however the UI could use some visual tweaks to draw the month more clearly so the layout resembles a paper calendar.
If you only have one calendar, the launch speed is acceptable. Window draws are slow if too many calendars are selected (wife's fault for having 10 calendars).
GUI is too minimalist and small - I really need a larger pop-up window footprint, or different (larger) font sizes, or "cell" borders-- the date numerals are too small so it is hard to look at a glance and see that "November 29" falls on a Thursday vs. Friday. IE, Alex, Please add vertical column separator bars and allow font size adjustment or window size adjustment. In this app it takes 1-2 seconds to assess the format vs 1/2 second in other apps that more clearly render the calendar.
Calendar maintains state between accesses -- if you click the menu bar button, advance the calendar to a different month, return to your application, and the click the menu bar button again, the calendar will still be on the next month (or the tasks list). Alex, Please change this behavior so that the default is for the calendar to return to the current month, and then add a "pushpin" toggle in the lower left corner to save and bring the current view back up on the next access.

I wanted to like it better but . . .


If there is one thing I truly appreciate it is when a developer creates an application that “just works”. CalendarMenu almost meets my criteria. Where it fall short is the persistent self-promotion for “ratings” in the very middle of the application that simply will not go away or can be removed in Preferences. The highlighted section in the middle of the app between the Today and Tomorrow sections of — “Do you like CalendarMenu? Please take a moment to rate it.” — is prominently displayed each time I click on the CalendarMemu menu icon; before and after I have rated it. Like so many other iTunes customers, it is very disappointing to have paid good money and still have to endure insistent requests in attempt to gain ratings and reviews. Overall the app is a very nice one. I like its layout, simplicity and incorporation of Reminders and Events lists. I look forward to an update that will remove these distracting requests and provide their customers a clean application they can enjoy.


Alexander Lindenstruth
2.5 MB
English, French, German
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012-2018 Alexander Lindenstruth


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