iCal screensaver

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by NYCAVS, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. NYCAVS macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2007
    Does anyone know if iCal can work in a screensaver mode? I am planning to connect a mac (?macmini) to a 20" LCD TV/monitor in the kitchen. I would like to have the "family calendar" loaded on for routine viewing but obviously do not want burn in. Any solutions?

  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Well, I'll sidestep the "LCDs don't really burn in" discussion... ;)

    I don't know of an iCal screensaver, but one trick, that might take some legwork, is to use something like the ical2rss php script to convert the next ten events in the ical to rss, post it as a feed on the intranet, and then use an RSS screensaver. If you could package it all up, you could even release your own iCal screensaver in the end! ;)
  3. NYCAVS thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2007
    Thanks for the advice... but probably over my head unless I really spent a lot of time on it. Forgive my ignorance, is iCal location-based or on the web. If the former, then my wife will likely continue to use google calendar which can be checked everywhere. It would be great for someone to develop a screensaver mode where anything on the screen is reduced perhaps to 80% then that 80% is gradually shifted around the screen. Regardless, perhaps I should just test the LCDs don't burn in theory! FWIW I have a Sharp 20DV20U.

  4. PCTechGuru macrumors newbie

    Jan 12, 2009
    PocketMac has an iCal ScreenSaver!!

    Hi there!

    Check out PocketMac's iCal Screen Saver here:

    I have it install and I love it, it's works great.. Pick your calendars, duration that the appointments are in view, choose the color scheme.. :)


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