New York Times personal-tech columnist, David Pogue, recently published an article titled Bringing the Calendar Up to Date where he rants and raves about several leading calendar apps.
I'm pleased to say that he raves most about BusyCal — including its scrolling views, calendar groups, graphics, repeating events, and resizable banners — and shows off several of its great features in a 60-second video.
I installed a Mac calendar program called BusyCal 2.0. You know what’s so brilliant? When you open it, today’s date is always in the top row, no matter what week of the month this is. You always see the next four or five weeks, even if some are in the following month.
And why not? Almost always, you open your calendar to check coming dates — so why fill the screen with dates that have already gone by? That’s a limitation of paper calendars, where every month shows 1 in the first square.
Apple Calendar rant:
And that’s when I had my epiphany. Our electronics are capable of fantastic flexibility, features and design; why are we still modeling our digital calendars on paper ones?
Apple’s Calendar app for the Mac goes so far as to display a little leather “binding” at the top, complete with scraps of torn-off “paper” to indicate where previous months’ “pages” have been torn off. Why?