By Argyle Software
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Mindful displays your day's iCal events right on your desktop, underneath your icons. Your calendar will no longer by hidden away where you never see it, but laid out right where you're already looking.
Mindful's customizable interface allows you to tailor it perfectly to your working environment. You can set its transparency, which iCal calendars it shows, how much of the day you see, and more. All the while, it doesn't take up room in your dock.
What's New in Version 2.0
— Finally, you can display more than one day at a time! Show up to seven days, all at once.
— Integrated with Apple's new calendar architecture. This should show more calendars, more reliably.
— New, more streamlined design
Good, but has bugs
I like this program quite a bit, but I have found it has a bug. I reported it a week ago, but no reply from Mindful Support. If you have recurring events in Calendar and move them to a new day, they still show up on the original day.
It does what is promised - a display on your desktop of your Calendar events. It’s not a memory hog, and has a simply, easy-to-use interface.
It would get a fifth star if they answered support questions. I had the previous version as well, and tried to contact them about problems, but again, never received a reply.
Does what it says on the packet
This is a terrific little app that just sits quietly and does what it’s supposed to: shows your calendar on your desktop. It updates nearly immediately when you change or add items to your calendar. Personally, I like that the app doesn’t accept clicks on the events - that would be terribly confusing behavior for a background app. I use Mindful in tandem with Apptivate; the latter allows me to open Calendar with a global keyboard shortcut, which is the behavior I want.
Poor screen size response
I used to love this app until I upgraded to a new Retina MBP. The app no longer properly responds to screen resolutions changes, so my calendar is always cut off or shows two days one on top of the other.
Hopefully v2.01 will be out soon