Version: 1.1r2 || Release Date: 2009-09-25 || License: Freeware Developer: Charcoal Design | App Owner: charcoaldesign

MagiCal is a FREE menu-based clock and calendar. It features a huge range of configuration options for how the time and date are displayed, and can operate either in addition to, or instead of the built in system menu clock.

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I find the analog clock of MagiCal much easier to read than the one built-in Mac OS 10.5.
(Narrow borders style works great for me.)

I've stopped using MagiCal because of two longstanding bugs: a memory leak, and the unresponsiveness of the menubar to mouse clicks. Tired of clicking three or four times to try to find MagiCal's sweet spot of the day. I've customized the system date/time display to show the date, and will learn to live without the drop-down calendar. iCal integration is also flawed.

The Leopard crashing issue is fixed!

Don't worry, MagiCal is definitely not dead.

We are working on a fix for the crashing preferences issue, and hope to release an update soon.

In the meantime, MagiCal will run okay in Leopard if you copy over your preferences from Tiger and manually add it to your login items using the Accounts pane in System Preferences.

Not currently working correctly in Leopard. Too bad.

Nice update. Very cool calendar. I like the iStat menus calendar as well but I only use the calendar so I'm giving this a go.

Easily customized, does what it says on the tin. Nice little app!

I really like this app! But should be linking to alpha releases? Maybe mention that a alpha release is available, but the primary link for any app here on iusethis should be to whatever the dev is delivering as "stable". Perhaps provide two links? Current link as it is now in the current site layout to whatever is stable and a secondary link to beta or even alpha releases when those are available. Or maybe it an option for users to set in their preferences... link to stable or link to latest unstable. ::shrug::

I have replaced this over MenuCalendarClock, which I was using before. Although, as it stands right now, MagiCal has one drawback to MenuCalendarClock, which is that it uses 0.5% CPU, whereas MenuCalendarClock used 0%.

Not too much of a biggie, but many small programs using 0.5% can add to CPU strain in the long run.

I trust that this will be addressed in the future, though. Great menubar clock, it is!

I like it a lot! It doesn't waste pixels-real estate on the menu bar, looks nice, and does that one single thing that I need: showing the day of the month! :) Nothing more, nothing less. As simple as that, no frills, and a neat look.
No need to keep iCal in the dock! No need to call the dashboard!

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