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iCal’s Missing Months

Khoi Vinh:

It shows all seven days of the week, obviously, but what it’s missing is an overview of the whole month, which to me is a necessary complement. By contrast, here’s how iCal looked and worked in previous versions of the operating system.

Note that the single month view can be expanded to a two-month or even three-month view by pulling on that bar just above the “April 2011” header to reveal additional months. Very handy.

The weekly and monthly views are missing the “mini-month” displays, which I found quite useful. Now I do a lot of flipping back and forth. My least favorite parts of Lion are the new iCal and Address Book, and the page-turning animation and regressions in Preview. Most everything else has been working well.