A mac tools calendar is essential to keep on top of family and friends obligations at work, events, and deadlines. Without one, it’s easy to double-book yourself or skip important appointments. Fortunately, there are plenty of well-designed apps that help to stay on top of your schedule. The best ones depend on Apple’s design and style guidelines, include native macOS notifications, Today widgets, and icons for menu bars, and allow multi-account syncing, color-coding, as well as simple guidelines to help you continue to stay on track.

Fantastical is a highly efficient menu bar calendar that provides a simple interface with a variety of features. It’s a bit less Apple-y than the other choices on this list, but it can do all the things most people need from a calendar application. The left panel, for example, does not display the calendars you have which is a waste of space, like most apps. Instead, it offers space to show an agenda view and for reminders. The UI also pays close attention to tiny details: If an event appears in two calendars, Fantastical is the twitch desktop app good displays it with a pin-striped pattern to let you know which one it’s in.

The free version is adequate for most users. However, the Flexibits subscription at $6.99/month adds the Calendly style scheduling feature, a variety of customization features, and unlimited Calendar Sets, which you can switch between based on the current Focus mode is in use or not. It also integrates with Trello and Todoist that lets you yank tasks from those services into your calendar.