ical as wallpaper

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by goodtimes5, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. goodtimes5 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 4, 2004
    Bay Area
    Is there any way to set the iCal screen as my desktop wallpaper?
  2. dotnina macrumors 6502a

    Aug 19, 2004
    I can think of at least one way. Use Grab to get a screenshot of the calendar. Take the resulting image file, convert file type (if necessary) and set as background.

    Of course, it would be annoying doing this every day if you frequently add things to your calendar. :/
  3. aswitcher macrumors 603


    Oct 8, 2003
    Canberra OZ
    This is a very cool idea.

    Another to my mind is iTunes, whats playing, as wall paper...

    And RSS reader streams as wall paper...
  4. dotnina macrumors 6502a

    Aug 19, 2004
    You can do this with Stattoo. It embeds info like the time, date, current song in iTunes, etc. into your desktop. You can also use it to embed the 3 upcoming events in one, some, or all of your calendars.

    I use Stattoo myself. I like the idea of embedding info into the desktop ... I wish there were more solutions for doing that.
  5. AmigoMac macrumors 68020


    Aug 5, 2003
    Not really into the desktop but a good solution/help will be dashboard, a place for your gadgets, that's the main idea but we still have to wait a little to have it with us.

    Will be awesome to see what developers bring to the dashboard arena.
  6. goodtimes5 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Apr 4, 2004
    Bay Area
    I love Stattoo's functionality, but sometimes only three events per box doesn't cut it.
  7. dotnina macrumors 6502a

    Aug 19, 2004
    Ok, I just found this piece of software, and I totally remembered this thread.

    It's iCalViewer:


    Apparently it allows you to view your calendar on your desktop. I say "apparently" because it's a demo -- you have to pay to get the real functionality. It seems kinda nice, but the demo makes me think the interface is less than intuitive?

    Anyway, there you go. :)


    Edit -- Nevermind, it DOES let you stick it on the desktop and see the "real" functionality. Just select the option to put it on the desktop -- the icon's in your taskbar. Some events run off the edge of my screen, though -- annoying. Still, it stays true to the iCal "look" -- definetely cool.
  8. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    thank you dotnina!! time to give this a try....
  9. Vidder macrumors regular


    Jan 10, 2008
    New Jersey
    How has this not been incorporated yet!?
  10. davidg4781 macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    Alice, TX
  11. jamesr19 macrumors 6502

    Nov 7, 2009
    Haha, very true but at least he's done some searching first!

    I'd recommend GeekTool (Mac AppStore) for this. It requires some scripts (GeekLets) but there should be ones for daily calendars. You probably won't be able to find anything that will create a nice visual version but it'll give you your schedule for the day :)


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