Dato 4+

Menu bar calendar & time zones

Sindre Sorhus

    • 4.9 • 175 Ratings
    • $9.99



Dato gives you a local clock, date, multiple world clocks, and upcoming events 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.

It's a one-time purchase with free upgrades forever. Dato will never be subscription-based. There is a free trial on the app's website.

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

Note: There is a bug in macOS 13 that causes Dato to not update times when the system time zone changes. This is fixed in macOS 14.

■ 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

- Week numbers
- Event indicators
- Highlighting specific days of the week

World clocks
- Shown in either the Dato menu or the menu bar
- Custom names
- Search 15k cities offline
- Time travel (see future/past time)
- Show UTC time in the menu bar

- Show reminders with a due date
- Quickly create reminders

Fullscreen notifications
- Don't miss important meetings

And a lot more!
- Show the upcoming event in the menu bar (like Fantastical, Meeter, and MeetingBar)
- Join the next video call meeting from a notification, with a customizable global keyboard shortcut, or from the event details
- Notification with a join button when a video call event starts.
- Create events (even with a global keyboard shortcut)
- Supports all calendar services that macOS supports (iCloud, Google, Outlook, etc)
- Custom format for the date & time in the menu bar
- Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams integration
- Many menu bar icons to choose from (for example, date in calendar like Itsycal)
- Widgets: Date & time, calendar, and world clocks
- Show seconds in the menu bar clock or in the menu
- 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
- Custom color for the date & time in the menu bar
- Floating clock on top of all window or the desktop background
- Shortcuts support
- Hourly chime
- Date & time calculator
- Fully customizable

Note to Chinese users: 本程式只支援英文,並且不打算支援農曆。

■ Supported video call services

- 8x8
- Amazon Chime
- Around
- BlueJeans
- Cal.com
- Chorus
- CoScreen
- Demio
- Demodesk
- Dialpad
- FaceTime
- Gather
- Gong
- Google Meet
- GoToMeeting
- GoToWebinar
- Huddle01
- Jam
- Jitsi Meet
- Lark
- Livestorm
- Luma
- Microsoft Teams
- oVice
- Pop
- Preply
- Reclaim
- Relayed
- RingCentral
- Skype
- Slack
- TeamViewer
- Teemyco
- Tuple
- UserZoom
- Venue
- Vimeo
- Vonage
- VooV
- Vowel
- Webex
- Whereby
- Workplace Chat
- Zhumu
- Zoho Cliq
- Zoom

■ Tips

- Click the month & year label in the calendar (for example, “April 2020”) to change the selected day to “today”
- Long-press 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


〉 The app does not show up in the menu bar

macOS hides menu bar apps when there is no space left in the menu bar. Try quitting some menu bar apps to free up space.

〉 Can you add support for Google Calendar?

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

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

You need to enable the calendar in the Dato settings.

More FAQ answers on the website.

Use the feedback button in the app for feedback and support.

What’s New

Version 5.1.3

- Bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
175 Ratings

175 Ratings

Aviris ,

Great app

After Fantastical went down the drain I needed something to replace it.

If you are looking for a menu bar calendar that allows you to

1) see at a glance what days you have something scheduled on what calendar (personal, work, shared work...)

2) Easily add events to your calendar(s) (global shortcut or single click)

3) See all your upcoming events for the day

4) Have your next appointment displayed in the menubar so you don't even have to click anything or have anything open on your desktop

5) Join next online meetings (within next 15 mins) with a global shortcut)

6) Easily calculate with a time slider what time it will be in your time and any other timezones for future meeting planning.

I'm sure there's more that I'm missing. Like the hourly chime. I enabled it out of curiosity, but it turned out to be useful to me.

Great no-subscription required app. Thanks!

edit Jun 24, 2022: Loving version 4 (which I didn't have to re-purchase the app for - thanks!)

attaboyBrad ,

With Dato, I've escaped the carousel of not-quite-right calendar apps...

Dato is exactly what I need in a calendar utility, 98% of the time I need a calendar app. It shows up instantly, keeps the information I need next close at hand, and lets me make quick adjustments seamlessly.

After finding Dato I finally stopped switching between the several promising but not-quite-right Mac calendar apps I was torn between.

Dato is so good I actively went looking to discover the developer's other apps and now also rely on Pure Paste, Command-X, and System Color Picker.

-engago- ,

Must Buy! Replaces multiple apps for me

There's SO mcuh more to this app than meets the eye. I would consider this app so essential that it would be one of the FIRST apps that I'd install on a fresh MacBook. This app that helped me uninstall a couple other apps as well and find better alternatives to others. The developer is responsive.

This app provides me with a - 1) Calendar View 2) Meetings List 3) Shortcut to join meetings 4) Hourly Chime 5) World Clocks 6) Countdown to next meeting 7) Extreme customization

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