CalendarMenu is a macOS 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 macOS 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
  • enables you to define a date/time format string to be shown inside the menu bar, which makes CalendarMenu a perfect and versatile replacement for the system's own date/time indicator (starting with CalendarMenu version 4.0)

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
  • for macOS versions up to Catalina (10.15.x) there are 3 different widgets available for showing a monthly calendar overview and a list of upcoming events and/or reminders (see the screenshots below)
    On macOS Big sur however, the profound changes to the operating system and the notification center (which for example don't allow for any interactions within today widgets) make it currently impossible to provide the two list widgets here as well. Due to these limitations only the monthly overview is available. Thank you for your understanding.

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

And much more ...

  • A list of upcoming events, reminders and birthdays (today and tomorrow)
  • daily and weekly overviews with indicators for important event properties like alarms or recurrences
  • 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
  • calendar weeks and the first weekday are shown according to the current system locale settings
  • 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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CalendarMenu LE is a feature-limited version of CalendarMenu at a greatly reduced price. It helps you to keep track of all your upcoming appointments by offering a month calendar with markers for all your calendar events in both the macOS status bar and the macOS notification center.



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CalendarMenu LE

All Calendar Events
Only Selected Calendars  
Only Selected Reminder Lists  
Birthdays & Anniversaries
read from your Contacts
Status Bar Panel
Month Calendar
with Calendar Events
Current Month as Event List  
A List of Upcoming Events  
Upcoming & Overdue Reminders
with various Filter Options

Editing Features:

  • marking reminders as done/undone
  • moving events to other calendars
  • moving reminders to other lists
  • changing a reminder list's color
  • deleting events and reminders
Today Widgets
Calendar Month
Upcoming Events
(not available in macOS Big Sur or later)
Upcoming Reminders
(not available in macOS Big Sur or later)



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 send me an email.

CalendarMenu Appcast

System Requirements

CalendarMenu Version 3.3.6:

  • OS X Version 10.10 or later
  • System requirements for OS X 10.10
  • Access to calendars, contacts and reminders in the system's "privacy" preferences
  • CalendarMenu 2.3.6 is the last version running on Mac OS X Version 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and 10.9 (Mavericks). CalendarMenu 3.0 and newer requires OS X Yosemite (version 10.10.0) or newer.
  • Version History

    Version 3.3.6 Current

    Published on March 12, 2019
    • improves the today widget's readability on lighter desktop backgrounds
    • various minor bugfixes and improvements

    Version 3.3.5

    Published on November 21, 2018

    Version 3.3.4

    Published on September 22, 2018

    Version 3.3.3

    Published on August 13, 2018

    Version 3.3.2

    Published on November 28, 2017

    Version 3.3.1

    Published on July 28, 2017

    Version 3.3.0

    Published on May 13, 2017

    Version 3.2.3

    Published on February 19, 2017

    Version 3.2.2

    Published on January 05, 2017

    Version 3.2.1

    Published on January 03, 2017

    Version 3.2.0

    Published on December 14, 2016

    Version 3.1.0

    Published on November 08, 2016

    Version 3.0.6

    Published on October 18, 2016

    Version 3.0.5

    Published on October 12, 2016

    Version 3.0.4

    Published on October 08, 2016

    Version 3.0.3

    Published on October 05, 2016

    Version 3.0.2

    Published on September 20, 2016

    Version 3.0.1

    Published on December 23, 2015

    Version 3.0

    Published on December 05, 2015

    Version 2.3.6

    Published on August 12, 2015

    Version 2.3.5

    Published on June 06, 2015

    Version 2.3.4

    Published on April 20, 2015

    Version 2.3.3

    Published on March 19, 2015

    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. The current average review time of the App Store (as a rough guide value) is available on

    From where does CalendarMenu reads the birthdays?

    By default CalendarMenu tries to read all birthdays from your Address Book ( If this is not possible - for example due to missing access permissions (see below), it tries to use the system birthday calendar instead. This calendar however has to be enabled in iCal ( first before it becomes available to other applications; it is disabled by default. This can be done in the preferences window (at the very bottom on the tab "General")

    What is the meaning of the symbols shown in CalendarMenu?
    My birthdays are not shown anywhere in CalendarMenu! (macOS 10.8 or newer)
    My calendars and/or reminder lists are not shown in CalendarMenu! (macOS 10.9 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?
    Can the status item show the calendar week as well?
    Errors happen and bugs may not always be found in time, so if you found one in one of my programs, if you are missing an important feature or just have another question, feel free to drop me an email.