InstaCal - Menu Bar Calendar

By Higher Bar, LLC

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InstaCal is the missing menu bar calendar macOS deserves.

InstaCal is an affordable, yet powerful calendar app that puts all your events right at your fingertips, always available in your Mac's menu bar. InstaCal is quick and convenient, and can be opened at any time with a configurable keyboard shortcut. From there you can view your calendar events, make changes, invite friends or even add new events. You can also see your Reminders list, and add new reminders as well as view and edit existing ones.

You can use any of the calendars added to your Mac (those available in the Calendar app) as well as adding unlimited accounts from:
- Google Calendar (view, respond to invitations, create new events and edit existing events)
- Office 365 (view and respond to invitations)
- Outlook (view and respond to invitations)

InstaCal also includes:
- Customizable calendar colors and overall appearance
- Useful menu bar options (to replace the system date)
- Touch Bar support

If you have any questions or suggestions, please reach out to [email protected] We are always working to improve our apps and add useful features requested by our customers!


What's new in Version 1.6

- Added ability to set a default reminder time on new events
- Fix for unexpected authentication prompts
- Reworked settings for ease of use
- Bug fixes and performance improvements



OS X Screenshot
OS X Screenshot
OS X Screenshot

Customer Reviews

Fits the GUI. Always Available, Plays well with others

I love this app. Very clean design - totally works as a menu bar drop down… really looks great, unlike some menubar app drop downs that are —ummm— not as elegant in appearance.

Esthetically pleasing. Multiple Calendars. Solid solution. Self explanitory use. Browse, Check, Add, Modify or Delete events in your main calendar app. Set Multiple notifications. Custom colors for special events. Pretty much everything I actually do with my calander…. easily, effortlessly, without having to launch a full calendar app (gmail, iCal whatever,) Clean, Minimal, Smart design.

Over the years I’ve grown really weary of having to launch a calendar app, or switch to a to a browser and find/load the right window & tab, just to check a date. Even keeping the iCal icon in the doc annoyed me. It was just clumsy process, If you have the date showing in your menubar, you’re already using all the screen space youll need to access instantly access and work in InstaCal —and by extension your full set of calander(s) of choice. The app is such a obvious value add in terms of ease of use, workflow and time saving... and such smoothly intigtated addition, it feels likelike an organic extension of Mac OS functionality that should have *always* been in present in the OS X /GUI. It just “belongs" there

I haven’t had any issues with the product. But the developers seem very reponsive to issues their customers have brought up here. That’s all good. No complaints, and a vew sugested minor improvements.. and it’s pretty complete.

One change I’d like to see is to have the “InstaCal Menubar Daten trigger” expanded to be able to incude both date & the time, as the tradtional date & time offered… right now that isn’t an option. Not a big deal. The clock still works, But it’s would make the intigration much nicer IMO.

Very, very handy niche product - and IMO the developers have pretty much nailed it. Totally worth my money.


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This app is designed for OS X
  • Mac App Store Price: $4.99
  • Category: Productivity (Mac)
  • Updated: Nov 16, 2017
  • Version: 1.6
  • Size: 5.2 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Higher Bar, LLC
Rated 4+

Requirements: OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor

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