Mac only: Google Calendar and iCal are fantastic, full-featured calendaring apps, but sometimes you just want something that gets the job done without bashing you over the head with bells and whistles you never use. DayChaser does just that.
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Know this right upfront: DayChaser doesn't sync with mobile devices or other computers, or let you share your schedule with other people. In fact, it doesn't do may things that most of today's popular calendaring apps do. Don't let that put you off, though. DayChaser is a simple, clean-looking calendar app for the Mac that's meant for one person to use on a single computer and perfect for anyone who's put off wading through a dozen functions to find the one you really need.
That said, DayChaser isn't exactly coming at you from the stone age. It has multiple views, can handle tasks, appointments, memos and full-day events, and even has a built in to-do list. The app can export as well as import data, a handy option to have if you already have a working calendar in place elsewhere.
The calendar's interface couldn't be easier. It's dead simple to add tasks and appointments in just a couple clicks, and reorganise your day by dragging and dropping scheduled blocks of time wherever it suits your fancy. A toggle button at the top of the calendar keeps your to-do list at your fingertips, yet hides it away when you don't want to view it anymore.
Many of us love calendaring apps that let us tweak our schedules within an inch of our lives, but not everyone is like that. The next time someone asks you to recommend a plain computer-based calendar "without all kinds of fussy stuff", point them to DayCatcher.
Are you constantly fiddling with your calendar and want it to do more, more more! or are you a bare-bones type of user? Let us know in the comments.