GCal for Google Calendar 4+

The Best for Google Calendar

Chandalis Meas

    • 4.7 • 4.3K Ratings
    • $3.99



GCal for Google Calendar is the Best Mac app for Google Calendar.
Keep track of life's important events all in one place that gives you fast and instant access to Google Calendar without ever needing to open your web browser.

• Instant access to Google Calendar via your Mac's menu bar or Dock.
• Fast and responsive design.
• Get alert directly into Notification Center.
• Very easy to add events or appointments and share.
• Global Hot Key to open app or create events.
• If you want you can keep the window floating.
• Resizable window with responsive design.
• Visually amazing design and interface.
• Built with the latest available technology for an amazing experience.

• Quickly join call/video meeting from the menu bar or the Dock.
• GCal for Google Calendar will find your meetings and display them. Join your meeting in easy 1 click.
• GCal for Google Calendar is retrieving all the major video conferencing services (Google Meet, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Webex...)
• Join a meeting with your Web Browser or the native app (Zoom, Teams)
• If you have multiple Web Browsers you can assign a specific Web Browser or Native app for a conferencing service.

• Beautiful Dock icon displaying date. (Includes 7 themes)
• Beautiful Widgets. (Includes 7 themes)
• Beautiful Dark Mode.
• Ventura Shortcuts.

NB: An Internet Connection is needed to use GCal for Google Calendar. Offline mode not supported.

GCal for Google Calendar is not affiliated with, associated to, nor endorsed by Google in any way. Google, and the Google Logo are trademarks of Google Inc.

We've worked hard to make GCal for Google Calendar as simple and efficient as possible for you to use. We would love to hear your thoughts via email and make any improvements to future versions of this app. We intend to have an active development cycle powered by your feedback, love and support!

What’s New

Version 2.7

[New] Shortcuts for macOS Ventura.
[New] 6 new beautiful widgets (Date, Time, Timezone, Upcoming events...)
[New] Run Ventura Shortcuts from your calendar events (see the help page to know more)
[New] Advanced Notification feature. Snooze, Join Meeting... [Thanks Michael]
[New] You can now toggle the toolbar (Hide/Show) from the application menu.
[New Extra] Visually merges same events into one. [Thanks Jonathan]
[New Extra] Declutter your calendar with the "Hide Past Events" feature.
[New Extra] Advanced Trackpad Swipe feature. [Thanks Unhae K]

[New] Import ICS from menu application or Drag and Drop on Dock icon.
[New] From macOS Ventura, you can now create Weather Forecast Calendars from the application menu.

[Improvement] The GCal Help Menu send now to the new FAQ page with answered questions such as how to merge my other accounts into 1, how to link with other services and more...
[Improvement] Better management for Add-ons.
[Improvement] Calendar colors now displayed in the menubar window.
[Improvement] Clicking in the menubar events (which are not video meetings) will now open the Calendar to the event.
[Improvement] New application menu item to easily import/export ics.

[Bug Fixed] There was some Dark Theme glitches which have been fixed.
[Other] Other small improvements, and small bugs fixed.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4.3K Ratings

4.3K Ratings

Suren Dias ,

EXCELLENT Google Calendar Application

I have been using this application for years and have no idea why it has so many negative reviews. Earlier it was not perfect and did have some glitches, but the new update is amazing and is exactly what any heavy-duty Google calednar user would want.

It works exactly like Google calendar online and also has nice native macOS keyboard shortcut features. I have had no issues with links and creating new events. Making new events is easy; it is just like the web version of Google calendar.

RAM is usage heavy compared to other native applications (roughly as much as a Chrome plugin), but still reasonable.

Dark mode is good but there's too much 'glow' at times and the text for scheduled events do not have enough of a contrast with background colors. Would be nicer if the dark theme took a more modern and 'flat' approach, but is still a fine theme.

I would use this over other GCal calendar applications such as Woven, and this is superior to Apple's built-in caledar if you're a Google Calendar user.

Overall, excellent application and amazing update!

dodiesdad ,

Lifelong* dream realized. (*a few years, maybe?)

I had long dreamed of the day I could have my GCal in my menu bar. This app has ushered in a blissful age of "tiny GCal icon with my schedule an easy breezy click away" like Eliyahu returning to welcome Moshiach.

It was a bit tricky to initially get my calendar connected (mainly because I'm unfamiliar with the native Apple calendar app because, well, I like GCal better), but Chandalis was very helpful and patient. Now it's set up perfectly.

If you're like me and have often pined for the stunning simplicity of that little icon in your menu bar…buy this. (Or don't! No peer pressure.)

Russ_Taylor ,

Has Potential

I don't know why there isn't a dark mode, or theme built into the normal Google Calendar, but the main reason I bought this app was for the dark mode. And in a lot of ways this app is good. It shows me my calendar, has all the normal features I like and is great... as long as you don't change the view from wherever it's set. For example, I set it to the Week view, and if I try to change to the day or the month it just locks up. Eventually it usually updates but I typically end up having to close it and reopne it. If it worked smoothly I would give it five stars, but it just feels janky, and as I'm trying to use it for work and look ahead and behind for appointments, I just can't handle the level of jank this app has. Back to the web client and Dark Reader I guess.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.