1. Get started
  2. Configuration

1. Get started

There are several options to configure and use ClockToday. In all cases ClockToday offers a clear overview of the calendar of the current day.

  • - You can set up ClockToday in combination with your local iCal calendar, where ClockToday reads out the active calendar day and displays it clearly on that particular mac.
  • - Another possibility is, for example, that you set up an iCal calendar on your own device and share this iCal calendar with the other mac user. In this case you can remotely manage the agenda of that particular person. A typical example of a caregiver, with respect to the patient with Alzheimer's symptoms.

You need to give ClockToday permission to access iCalĀ® calendar.

If you refused (pushed: "Don't Allow" button) you get the message above.

You can still give access, adding ClockToday to the "Calendars" exception list in the "Security & Privacy" panel of the "System Preferences". This is common practice in macOS security policy.

2. Configuration

2.1 Setup via preferences panel

You can set a few very specific settings to increase the ease of use:

  • - A warm welcome
  • - Best understood time format: 12 or 24 hour display
  • - Hide events that are over
  • - Lock ClockToday as foreground application so it won't get lost in any chaos of other open application screens
  • - Fix ClockToday's position on the screen
  • - Play sound when calendar item is added
  • - Select if only a specific calendar or all calendars are shown

2.2 Setup an iCal calendar and share with other mac user

How to setup an iCal calendar?

  1. Open iCalĀ®
  2. Go to 'file' and select 'New Calendar' >
  3. Ctrl + click the newly created calendar and select "Share Calendar..."
  4. Enter email of other mac user(*)
  5. Then you are done

(*)NOTE: Invitees to a private calendar must have an Apple ID and use iCloud.

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2.3 After setup and launch of ClockToday

You can have 2 situations:

ClockToday is connected to iCal, but there are no events found on that particular day.

ClockToday has found events and clearly lists them in chronological order.

As you saw in the preferences pane above, you can hide past events if you want to keep focus on what's next.