Dato gives you a local clock, date, and multiple world clocks in the menu bar. When you click Dato in the menu bar, you get a menu with a calendar, calendar events, and world clocks. All of this is highly customizable. Dato also comes with some macOS 11 widgets.

Dato supports all the locales and languages that macOS supports for the menu bar text, dates, times, and the calendar, but the menus and preferences are English-only.

Note to Chinese users:

On macOS 11, it’s no longer possible to hide the system menu bar clock. So Dato can only replace the date or you can make the system clock just be an analog clock icon.

■ Features

- Your upcoming events at a glance.
- Customize how many events to show and for how many days.
- Supports HTML formatted notes.
- Quickly reveal the event in your default calendar app.
- Calendar:
- Week numbers.
- Event indicators.
- Highlight certain days.
- World clocks:
- Shown either in the Dato menu or the menu bar.
- Optionally with custom names.
- Search 15k cities offline.
- Supports all calendar services that the built-in Calendar app supports (iCloud, Google, Outlook, etc).
- Custom format for the date & time in the menu bar.
- Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams integration. (Shows icon on events and button to quickly join)
- Show seconds in the menu bar clock or in the menu. (Optional)
- Multiple menu bar icons to choose from:
- Date in calendar.
- Date with border (like Itsycal).
- Static clock.
- Global keyboard shortcut to open/close the app.
- Lots of in-app keyboard shortcuts for power users.
- Open calendar events from Google Calendar directly in Google Calendar on the web.
- Large text mode.
- Fully customizable.

■ macOS 11 only features

- Create events (even with a global keyboard shortcut)
- Widgets:
- Date & time
- Calendar

■ macOS 10.15 only features

- Comes with a Today widget in the Notification Center for time zones.
- Custom color for the date & time menu bar item. (macOS 11 broke this)

■ Tips

- Click the month & year label in the calendar (for example, “April 2020”) to change the selected day to “today”.
- Double-click a day in the calendar to open that day in the default calendar app.
(Supports: Calendar, Fantastical 2, BusyCal, Outlook)
- Press the arrow keys to change days in the calendar.
- Press the Space key to select today in the calendar.
- Swipe with two fingers on the calendar to change months, or press the left/right arrow keys while holding the Option key.
- Press the left/right arrow keys while holding the Shift and Option keys to change years in the calendar.
- Hold the Option key while clicking the calendar arrows to jump a year instead of a month.
- In the event details, press Command+C to copy the selected text.


〉 How can I toggle AM/PM for the time?

Dato adheres to what you have set in “System Preferences › Language and Region”.

〉 Can you add support for Google Calendar?

It's already supported. Just add your Google calendars to and then enable the calendars in the Dato preferences.

〉 How can I change the first day of the week?

Dato adheres to what you have set in “System Preferences › Language and Region”.

〉 Can you localize the app into my language?

All the date and time output and the calendar adhere to your locale preferences. I have no plans to localize the app itself.

〉 I added a calendar to the Calendar app but it doesn't show up in Dato

You need to enable the calendar in “Dato › Preferences › Events”.

〉 Dato doesn't show up in the menu bar

When the menu bar grows too large, macOS hides overflowing items, so Dato might have been hidden. Try to close some of your other menu bar apps. There’s, unfortunately, no way for apps to detect this and warn the user.

More FAQ answers on the website.

What’s New

Version 2.1.1

- Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

grigoryevv ,


Лучшее приложение для календаря, чтобы не приходилось лесть в приложение и там смотреть. Есть аналоги, но гораздо менее красивые и удобные. Тут всё просто и функционально. Не жаль заплатить, хотя так должно быть в ОС "из коробки", но так зато ребята подзаработали. Спасибо!

dontliem1 ,

Still excellent

An advice for those who suffered from macOS 11 disabling ability to replace system clock:

Keep only time in system clock in the corner, and customize Dato to show only day or date. Or make system time analogue, and use Dato as before. You can drag menu items by Cmd Click.

And of course write feedback through assistant to Apple about missing feature.

shau-kite ,

Nice and useful but slightly buggy

Full-featured widget with nice design and a lot of settings. But when you open menu or change days it is noticeably blinking. This is very annoying.

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