A new version 2.3 is under way which will contain numerous improvements and new features – especially for those of you who are already using the new OS X Yosemite. Take a look at the roadmap (on the "changelog" tab) to see what's coming up next...
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 at a glance

  • shows events of all your iCal calendars
  • 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 and all pending reminders in a separate list

Filter events by type and calendar

  • the main calendar focuses on showing only relevant data
  • various filters for events and reminders are available (see the screenshots)
  • you can also select, which calendars and reminder list should be shown
  • separate options for filtering and ordering the reminder list are also available

Always up-to-date

  • daily and weekly popovers with indicators for important event properties
  • more detailed overviews of each single event are also available
  • you can even mark reminders as (un)done without having to launch the Reminders app

... and much more:

  • 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)

Main Window




Main Window - bright skin



     Tryout version
File size:
MD5 Checksum:  
March 20, 2014
app. 2.4 MB
     Tryout version
File size:
MD5 Checksum:
System requirements:   
2.3 (build 446) BETA
November 18, 2014
app. 1.9 MB
OS X version 10.8 or newer


Version 2.3 is not yet available on the Mac App Store!
A complete changelog is available here or in the bug tracker.



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 tryout version will stop working after 14 days
  • Its runtime is limited to one hour per session. After that the tryout version has to be restarted
  • The welcome window is shown on every start
  • Preferences are not persistent and will be reset on every start
These features are only available in the full version of CalendarMenu:
  • Assigning a keyboard shortcut for opening the main window
  • Keep iCal open in the background to update iCal subscr"+"iptions
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!

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)
CalendarMenu 1.x let me mark tasks/reminders as done/finished. I can find this any more.
Why doesn't CalendarMenu show my CalDAV delegate calendars?
How does CalendarMenu interact with my iCloud data?
What does "Keep iCal open to update calendar subscriptions" actually mean?
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 2.2.4:

  • OS X Version 10.7.0 or later
  • System requirements for OS X Lion
  • Access to calendars, contacts and reminders in the system's "privacy" preferences
  • Roadmap

    What's coming up next:

    • 2.3 add a today extension for OS X Yosemite done
    • 2.3 replace detail view popovers with inline views for better usability done
    • 2.3 add action menus to event detail views for opening linked contacts, URLs, emails etc. done
    • 2.3 move preferences into a separate, native window done
    • 2.3 extend keyboard control by adding more keyboard shortcuts done
    • 2.3 add an URI scheme done
    • 2.3 add french localisation done
    • 2.3 adjust appearance to a more Yosemite-like style when running on OS X version 10.10 done
    • 2.3 Try to circumvent several OS X limitations concerning the new CalendarMenu today widget done
    • 2.3 Fix the last bugs and glitches of the new today widget done
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    • 2.4 Add possibility to search for calendar events and reminders planned
    • 2.4 Implement a new event detail view with inline actions planned
    • 2.4 Add a "Create Quick Event" feature for adding new calendar events planned

    Version History

    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 appreviewtimes.com.