CalendarMenu is a Mac OS X 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.



It deliberately forgoes showing a overly filled calendar containing every single event within one window to keep things clear and orderly. Instead different event types are marked accordingly, for example birthdays or all-day events. A more detailed view with all events of the selected calendars and time period is shown when you click on a calendar day or week number.


All calendar events and reminders at a glance

  • differentiates between normal and all-day events as well as events spanning multiple days
  • reads birthdays directly from OS X Contacts (or alternatively from the iCal birthday calendar)
  • the status bar item marks today's events as well as pending and overdued reminders
  • the calendar also shows all reminders with a due date directly within the calendar
  • offers a versatile and configurable reminder list with various filters


Always available - even in the Notification Center *)

  • blends in seamlessly into the new Yosemite look & feel
  • focuses on what is really important
  • various filters for events and reminders are available
  • you can also select, which calendars and reminder list should be shown
  • separate options for filtering and ordering the reminder list on the main window are also available
  • various keyboard shortcuts are available to avoid interrupting your workflow

*) Today extensions for the notification center require OS X version 10.10 (Yosemite) or newer


And much more ...

  • daily and weekly popovers with indicators for important event properties
  • the calendar overview and/or the reminder list on the main panel can be collapsed or hidden
  • you can mark reminders as (un)done and change their priority without having to launch the Reminders app
  • supports both US- and ISO-8601 calendar layout
  • calendar weeks and the first weekday are shown accordingly, irrespective of the current system locale
  • you dan define a custom keyboard shortcut for easy access to CalendarMenu
  • important features are also accessible via keyboard shortcuts (for example calendar navigation)


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Main Window


Today Widget (OS X Yosemite)


Event details



     Tryout version
File size:
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System requirements:   
2.3.2 (build 547)
January 24, 2015
app. 1.1 MB
OS X version 10.8 or newer



CalendarMenu can be tested for free and with no obligation before buying it. This tryout version is, of course, Gatekeeper-ready and has a few limitations compared to the full version:

  • The runtime is limited to one hour per session. After that the tryout version has to be restarted
  • The application preferences are not persistent; on every launch theywill be reset and the welcome window is shown
  • The today widget is not available in the tryout version
  • The tryout version will stop working after 14 days

If you should miss a feature or have any ideas how to make CalendarMenu even better, don't hesitate to add it to the bug tracker. Thank you!


From where does CalendarMenu reads the birthdays?
What is the meaning of the symbols shown in CalendarMenu?
My birthdays are not shown anywhere in CalendarMenu! (OS X 10.8 or newer)
My calendars and/or reminder lists are not shown in CalendarMenu! (OS X 10.9 or newer)
Why can't I use the today widget only without the main app? (OS X 10.10 or newer)
Why are the holiday calendars not shown on my Mac?
How does CalendarMenu interact with my iCloud data?
How can I change the alarm dates of the iCal birthday calendar?
I cannot find the CalendarMenu Login Item in the System Preferences!
Why is it that the status item sometimes disappears?
Errors happen and may not always be found in time, so if you should find one or if you are missing an important feature, feel free to add it to the Bugtracker.

CalendarMenu Appcast
More detailed informations may be available on the bug tracker.

System Requirements

CalendarMenu Version 2.3.2:

  • OS X Version 10.8.0 or later
  • System requirements for OS X Mountain Lion
  • Access to calendars, contacts and reminders in the system's "privacy" preferences
  • Roadmap

    What's coming up next:

    • 2.4 Allow the user to assign custom colors to calendars and reminder lists done
    • 2.4 Add a "Create Quick Event/Reminder" feature (similar to iCal) in progress
    • 2.4 Increase accessibility by using VoiceOver planned
    • Add possibility to search for calendar events and reminders planned

    Version History

    Version 2.3.2

    Published on January 23, 2015

    Version 2.3.1

    Published on January 06, 2015

    Version 2.3

    Published on December 03, 2014

    Version 2.2.4

    Published on March 13, 2014

    Version 2.2.3

    Published on December 03, 2013

    Version 2.2.2

    Published on November 21, 2013

    Version 2.2.1

    Published on October 25, 2013

    Version 2.2.0

    Published on July 30, 2013

    Version 2.1.4

    Published on April 12, 2013

    Version 2.1.3

    Published on March 09, 2013

    Version 2.1.2

    Published on February 20, 2013

    Version 2.1.1

    Published on February 01, 2013

    Version 2.1

    Published on January 24, 2013

    Version 2.0.2

    Published on January 16, 2013

    Version 2.0.1

    Published on January 09, 2013

    Version 2.0

    Published on December 15, 2012

    Version 1.7

    Published on October 18, 2012

    Version 1.6

    Published on September 27, 2012

    Version 1.5

    Published on August 17, 2012

    Version 1.4

    Published on December 08, 2012

    Version 1.3

    Published on May 16, 2012

    Version 1.2

    Published on May 03, 2012

    Version 1.1

    Published on April 17, 2012

    Although CalendarMenu is being developed with the utmost care and intensively tested before being published, I cannot guarantee the suitability of this program for any purpose not described on this website. No warranty can be assumed for the performance and flawlessness of the software for all usage conditions and cases and for the results produced when utilized by the user. CalendarMenu is provided "as is", without warranty of any kind.

    Please keep in mind that the release of new versions on the App Store takes some time to to pass the review process, so bugfixes will not be immediately available after the respective entries on the Bugtracker have been marked as "done". The current average review time of the App Store (as a rough guide value) is available on