Chronos has released Spotlife 2, a productivity utility for Mac OS X that puts your calendar directly on your desktop. According to Robert McCullough, vice president of Sales at Chronos, the update introduces “a class-leading first for a desktop calendar: the weather forecast is incorporated right into the desktop calendar so you can see the forecast at a glance.”
Spotlife 2 shows the weather forecast in the Day, Week, and Month views. A Menu bar icon shows the current date. Spotlife 2 sports blurred, translucent background styles for the Desktop Calendar. It automatically uses calendar accounts set up in OS X.
Spotlife 2 supports On My Mac, iCloud, Exchange, Yahoo, Google, CalDAV, and more. You can switch between Agenda, Day, Week, and Month views directly from the menu bar. You can view tasks as banners that stretch to the due date or just on the due date.
A fully functional 30 day trial version can be downloaded from Chronos’ website (www.chronosnet.com). Spotlife costs US$14.99 for a single user license. A family pack is also available for $24.99.
Registered Spotlife 1.x customers can upgrade to version 2 for $9.99. Customers who purchased Spotlife after Nov. 20, 2014, can upgrade to Spotlife 2 for free. The app requires Mac OS X Yosemite or later.