Mini Calendar is a lightweight application, which helps to access monthly calendar quickly and easily.
Choose the most convenient way to open the calendar:
— click on the menu bar icon,
— click on the Dock icon,
— via the configurable keyboard shortcut,
— as the notification center widget.
Also, you can enable an always-on-desktop calendar, which is shown above the wallpaper.
— Configurable menu bar item displays date, time, the day of the week or just an icon with the date
— If the Dock icon is enabled, it always displays current date and month
— Configurable global shortcut displays the popup calendar
— Configurable color of the desktop calendar
— Display sunrise and sundown times
Hint: on macOS Sierra and up you can reorder items in menubar by dragging them with pressed Command key.
This update contains usability improvements and bugfixes:
- automatically dismiss calendar when clicking outside of it
- display daylight time in sunrise/sundown tooltip
- display sunrise/sundown time in native format instead of 24h
- open Calendar app by pressing return on the selected date
- fix sunrise/sundown time calculation on location changes
Ratings and Reviews
An indispensable tool; this should be app of the year!
Stop reading this and just download it! Like me and many other reviewers, you’ve probably asked yourself why Mac OS didn’t already come prepackaged with a tool as simple as a popup mini calendar. There are many times where I don’t need to look at MY calendar, I just want to see an unadulterated miniature calendar! These frustrations are entierly valid, and Mini Calendar addresses all of them…oh, and it does so for FREE with no in-app purchases!! Helpful Tip to replace your stock menubar date and time with the Mini Calendar equivalent: On your stock Mac OS menubar, right click on the date (usually next to the spotlight magnifying glass)—> open date & time preferences—> select "clock" tab—> click the lock to make changes (bottom left corner of window)—> uncheck the box for “show date and time in menu bar.” Now you can put the Mini Calendar date and time version in the menubar by going to “preferences” in Mini Calendar—> check “menu bar icon” and click “digital clock” with “display date and time” in the drop down—> “done”—> press and hold the Command button while clicking on the menubar item, then drag it across the menubar to its new location. Hope this helps!
It's good but...
It's a nice little app, the graphics are light and subtle which is nice, rather something bold a glaring. I like that it can be displayed on the desktop. One thing I would like that it doesn’t do, is to bring the desktop calendar to the front above other windows when it is clicked on or hovered over, as is it just sits on the background and I have to minimize other windows to see it. There is the option to keep it on top but that presents its own issues. Depending on where the calendar is placed on the screen, if it is always on top clicking on anything behind the calendar is impossible, and having to move it everytime you need to get to something behind the calendar can get annoying quick. Though I like it for its simplicity, ultimately it is a cute little digital replacement for a wall calendar, with additional options for time, with no functionality or intergration with the macOS calendar app what so ever. Unfortunately, for me, as cute as it is and as much as I like its clean and subtle look and the fact that it is free is a big bonus, but its lack of intergration with the OS calendar app makes it impossible for me to choose it over the other app I already have for this purpose.
GREAT Replacement for my old and aging MenuCalendarClock
Thanks so much for a VERY nice super simple Menu Calendar. I also love the few features that make it really practical, too (like the ability to jump forwards or backwards years or months at a time with having to hit Forward and Backward buttons like an Atari Game Console Fire button)! ;-)
This is exactly what I was looking for to replace my old and aging, but beloved MenuCalendarClock from the old Objectpark folks (old 2012 app that had started to get slower and slower, spinning Beach Ball since El Capitan). :-)
So now that the Sunrise and Sunset item is all super cool now with a regular 12 hour AM/PM clock…
Now I’ve only got one thing I’d still love to see changed...
A) This is purely a personal ticky tack thing…but it would nice if three (3) Options could be selected at the same time ‘Calendar Icon’, 'Digital Clock > Display Date and Time’ and also chehck the ’Show the day of the week'. So that the date would be in the cool lil’ ‘Calendar Icon’ like  Mon 1:09 PM Date. So again I realize a person could get pretty close if using a combination of System Preferences.. Date & Time and Mini Calendar, but the the “target / clickable’ area is a much smaller area than if Mini Calendar would display it all. Plus, really I do not need to see the Month. If that makes sense?
Thanks so much again for a GREAT lil’ App!!!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.