Developer: WireLoad, LLC
Current Version: 2.2.5
Last Updated: 1 year ago
Download Size: 6.3 MB - Download
Present your events and reminders right on your desktop with this stunning calendar viewer. Blotter seamlessly integrates with the Calendar and Reminders Mac apps and 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 macOS 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 (rolling week) instead of a calendar 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.
App Store What's New" = "Blotter is back! In this update:
• Updated to work with the latest macOS.
• Resolves an issue where an event would render without content.
• Resolves an issue with the Positioning preferences pane.
• Fixes Date & Time Formats... in the General preferences.
• Minor UI improvements.
Most Helpful Reviews
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.
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.
More Reviews for Current Version
One of my must-have-installed apps - This is one of my must-have-apps installed on any of my Mac’s. I have been using it for years and it does exactly what I need it to do. It doesn’t replace the calendar app but having all my daily appointments visible on my desktop is just so helpful for me. A quick four-finger gesture on the trackpad and voila, I have my day right in front of me without having to open any calendar app. An unobtrusive way to always have my daily appointments right on my desktop nicely blended in on the left-hand side without taking up too much Desktop space and if I make any changes to my calendar on my Mac or iPhone it immediately gets reflected in Blotter. This always gives me a great overview of my day right in front of me. Allowing to configure which calendar to visualize is super helpful, especially when using Blotter on my work laptop. Was super easy to setup and I never had any issues with it and I have been using Blotter for years.
starting to lose steam (revised after a few months) - Used to work great but I noticed it stopped showing my tasks like it used to, which is the primary reason I purchased this app. Currently in the market for a replacement as there in no way to add Task accounts. Disapointed They still havn't fixed problems, super bummed deleting app today bye.
The To Do List wont work - The To Do List is no longer working at the recent MAC OS. Still waiting for update by developer. And it seems he is no longer working on this App anymore.
No communication from the developer, Reminders broken - I used to love this app but the developer has no addressed the glaring issue of reminders no longer appearing in To Do. Look at their FAQ and there are many with this same issue.
A great idea that isn't supported - The developer is very slow to update and adapt the app. Right now the app doesn't support dark mode nor does it support Reminders. Additionally, the tools provided by the developer to work with MacOS's permissions can bork all the Calendar and Reminders permissions instead of just Blotters permissions. I wish there was a competing product or this was Open Source so I could go in and fix these issues myself.