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TimeWorks displays your calendar events in a window, on your Desktop or over your screen saver.

The aim is to display a user's iCal and other Calendar Events in a pleasing, compelling and useful fashion, as boxes which dynamically move towards a finish line. Set a lookahead time horizon and events appear on the display and move across the window or desktop towards "now". How far into the future an event is can be immediately seen by how far it is from the line.

The display can be in a window, on the desktop or over the screen saver. All events automatically update and synchronise with the system so no user intervention is required.

TimeWorks was originally called iCalViewer. As such, it is the original app for viewing calendar events outside iCal. For more than seven years, it has been displaying events in windows and on Mac Desktops all over the world. Now TimeWorks comes to the Mac App store, ready to deliver events to your Desktop.

Note that there is a situation where TimeWorks will not respond to changes in events:
- If you have updated MobileMe to the new calendar system
- If the events are in a calendar on MobileMe
- If you are not running iCal on the computer running TimeWorks

Workarounds are to run iCal periodically or continually, or to not use calendars on MobileMe, or not update your Calendars on MobileMe.

This problem is not limited to TimeWorks: other calendaring applications are in the same situation. Please check with them first if this is a problem for you. It is due to MobileMe's new use of CalDAV calendaring which is not properly supported via the Apple-supplied API's.

** Exploding Orange is currently working on finding a solution.

(This will be updated when more information is available.)

Feature Highlights:
* Displays in a Window, on the Desktop, or over the screen saver.
* Exposé HotKey support brings the display quickly into view.
* Can be set to only show on pressing the hotkey.
* Double-clicking through to iCal (currently disabled in the Desktop view).
* Runs in 64 and 32 bit modes.
* Runs on any attached screen.

"Your core [TimeWorks] idea is so good, so useful and so well done that it is stands alone and is an essential part of my daily life and business organization and planning. I'd DIE if I didn't have your program."
Glenn Neely
NEoWave, Inc.

What's New in Version 1.2.9

Addressed issues with running under 10.10, Yosemite.


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Customer Reviews

I love it!!

UPDATE (2-9-15): Doesn’t work anymore.

UPDATE: He fixed the glitch within 2 days of emailing him! Great work! My only suggestions are (1) possibly make it possible to click and drag events to different days right on the desktop (so cool), and (2) make the date text smaller so the events don't take up as much screen space (I have a very busy calendar). Thanks!

It's got a glitch where if I add an event to iCal directly on my Mac then it will create a duplicate appearance of that event in TimeWorks. It does it every time. The only way to fix it is quit and re-open TimeWorks. It even happened when using Fantastical to add an event. As soon as this gets fixed, I'll give it 5 stars!

Used to work, doesn’t since January 1st

I just tried the update that was available and the app still doesn’t launch. It seems to have stopped working at the beginning of 2015. I depend on this app so much — and have for quite a long time. I wish it would get fixed and updated.

What a shame

I’ve loved this app for years. Such a shame it won’t work now, and seems unsupported. I’ve tried to replace it’s functionality with other apps, but nothing else like it! Nothing else kept me on schedule like TimeWorks (and it’s predecessor). If it isn’t fixed, I hope another developer will replicate it. I’ll buy!

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  • $9.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated: Jan 07, 2015
  • Version: 1.2.9
  • Size: 2.2 MB
  • Languages: English, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
  • Seller: Exploding Orange

Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor

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