Blotter

Developer: WireLoad, LLC

Current Version: 2.2.3

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 8.7 MB - Download

Description:

Present your iCal calendar events and reminders right on your desktop with this stunning calendar viewer. Blotter renders your whole week as a part of your wallpaper. It is beautifully discreet yet only a glance away. Blotter also makes it a snap to add a new event or reminder to your calendar. Use the always present menu bar icon, or configure global keyboard shortcuts which work from within any application on your Mac.

Did you ever mark something in your calendar only to forget to check the calendar? No more. With your week right before you, you always know if you can make a meeting on Tuesday or if you’ll be able to go home early on Friday.

• Keep your existing calendar. Blotter will tie directly into your Mac OS X iCal calendar instead of recreating it.
• Quickly add a new event or a new reminder.
• Keep things snappy. Blotter uses very little memory and processing power.
• Optionally view the next 7 days instead of a regular week.
• Quickly customize what to display, what to hide and how much space to give each section.

Also works with Google Calendar. See our support site for more information.

Note that Blotter does not support calendar editing beyond adding events and reminders.

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Release Notes:

This update:
• Minor bug fixes.

Blotter 2.2 has improved performance, retina display support and various bug fixes.

• Retina display support.
• Even better performance and lower CPU usage.
• Improved support for calendar delegation.
• Improved integration with the system calendar.
• Minor bug fixes.

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 2.2.3
Review by urbanm0nk

Wow — I love this - Unlike some other reviewers, I love that this fades and hangs out on my desktop. I wish I knew abou this app earlier because it has really changed my level of productivity. It is very elegantly designed and is always there when you want a clearer picture of your calendar and to do’s. I like everything about it and am glad I purchased this one. I seem to be purchasing every calendar/to do app out there hoping to run across the ‘perfect one.’

Found helpful by 8 out of 9 people
1/5
Version 2.1
Review by tealiummike

Excited then very very disappointed - This app looked great, the shortcut keys to navigate, the resizing, everything looked great except one thing…This app simply doesn't work well with Google Calendars and delegates. Who has one calendar these days? When I filed the issue their tech support had me jump through a slew of hoops, but nothing addressed it. They keep mentioning it's an Apple bug, but it hasn't worked on Lion or Mountain Lion. I also use Fantastical which works perfectly, and when questioned about that they said Blotter doesn't use the same API as Fantastical…Well maybe they should… When asked about a refund they indicated this wasn't their problem…I guess it's just mine…I wouldn't by this if you use Google Calendar or any calendar that is hosted in the cloud. Lastly, when their tech support gets stumped, they go completely silent.

Found helpful by 24 out of 36 people

More Reviews for Current Version

5/5
Version 2.2.3
Review by urbanm0nk

Wow — I love this - Unlike some other reviewers, I love that this fades and hangs out on my desktop. I wish I knew abou this app earlier because it has really changed my level of productivity. It is very elegantly designed and is always there when you want a clearer picture of your calendar and to do’s. I like everything about it and am glad I purchased this one. I seem to be purchasing every calendar/to do app out there hoping to run across the ‘perfect one.’

Found helpful by 8 out of 9 people
3/5
Version 2.2.3
Review by Dan Y

Really limited but does what it says - I thought it would have features (necessary options) it doesn’t. It should have the options to only have the application on a locked screen. To have the calendar fade completely after a set period. To make it smaller and on and on,, and it would be really nice if it had a simple interface with the application, nada, you need to open either the Calendar or Reminders app to do anything. You can add a task but why can’t you mark it’s completed? If you look through the reviews, the lack of features for it’s cost is a major complaint. It just doesn’t have enough options to justify the money it cost. Should be less than $5.00 Still, it does what it says it does.

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people
5/5
Version 2.2.3
Review by Bakari C

What I was looking for - I was a little hesitant, based on the negative reviews, to purchase this application. But so far it is pretty much what I was looking for. I have it parked on my second monitor, where it stays faded and in the background of other apps. I have the hotkey for the calendar mapped to a Dragon Dictate voice command, so I can simply call it up when I need to view it above other opened windows. I also have it linked to a Keyboard Maestro macro so that when my computer is awakened, this calendar comes to forefront after 10 seconds. I like how it syncs with iCloud calendar, and allows for adding events from the menubar. Though I do say to-do manager, it’s very useful to get a overview of scheduled events without having to open the regular calendar app on my to-do manager. I’m glad it’s still working. I’m sure the developers could much more with it, but for now it seems to be working okay.

Found helpful by 7 out of 8 people
3/5
Version 2.2.3
Review by summittheworld

What I need but not worth 10 bucks - This app is what I was looking for in terms of displaying my calendar on my desktop; However, it is certainly not worth $10. It would be nice if there were more options to customize (something as I was expecting for the price).

Found helpful by 6 out of 7 people
4/5
Version 2.2.3
Review by eyv

CPU hog - The latest update fixes the previous CPU hog bugs, giving Blotter its former ubiquitous-presence-which-stays-out-of-my-way glory. Clean, useful, does what it says. Allows selection of which calendars to display. Visually pleasing. Missing some bells and whistles, e.g. the ability to have a clock along with the date, but no big deal. Constant clock updates would probably make the CPU footprint larger...

Found helpful by 6 out of 7 people
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