Candles is the answer to managing anniversaries and birthdays in iCal. Using a simple interface, Candles takes your birthdays and other dates from Address Book and allows you to add reminder events in iCal. Candles allows the creation of any number of alarms for each and every anniversary.

You'll never forget an Anniversary again!

Candles extracts all the birthdays and other dates from your Address Book for you to set reminders against. This provides the only way to view all your anniversaries in one place. With the ability to sort these anniversaries by name, calendar date or original date (i.e. with the year the event actually fell in), Candles provides the ability to visualise all your anniversaries.

Candles allows you to set as many Alarms as you need. Up to two Default Alarms can be set, which are then created for each of your Anniversaries. In addition, any number of additional alarms can be created for a specific Anniversary.

All Alarms have the same options and capabilities as in iCal, so you've got full control over when the alarm occurs, and what it does.

Once you're happy that you've set all the reminders that you need, you can tell Candles to update iCal with your details. Candles will then created detailed events for each Anniversary, and set the Alarms that you've told it to.

What’s New

Version 1.2

This is a compatibility release to bring Candles up to date with MacOS Mojave, and resolve some issues.

•Candles is now 64 bit, so it no longer generates a warning that the application is not optimised for modern Mac OS versions (High Sierra and above).
•Candles is now fully iCloud compatible and will use an iCloud-based calendar as its first preference where iCloud is in use.
•Security enhancements.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

tiramisu53 ,

Works for me!

My stock has really risen over the last year because I never forget anyone's birthday or anniversary.

Customer support is very quick.

My only wish is that it would analyze relationships and only put up one anniversary reminder for a couple.

Thanks, Cocoa Sublime, for this great little app.

quilty mama ,

LOVE this app !!

I love that this app shows both birthdays AND anniversaries for all the family & friends you want to keep up with. If you enter the full birthdate into your Contacts entry, the age appears in your calendar, right with the date each year. Friends are always asking me how old another friend is, & with Candles I have the answer. I did have an issue with duplicate entries appearing in my Calendar, but the Candles developer helped me get that fixed. I really appreciate his prompt attention!

Aethonan ,


I'm terrible about keeping track of birthdays, so this nifty app keeps me in line. As someone who didn't really use my mac's address book, before, the only learning curve was making sure to include "birthday" as one of the default entries in the address book's settings. Once that's set, Candles takes care of the rest!

Thanks for the creation!

App Privacy

The developer, Cocoa Sublime, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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