If you're looking for a different, well-designed calendar for your Mac but still need the data saved in your iCal, then this resourceful calendar could be the right one. PreMinder for Mac allows importing and syncing of all important data and events from iCal and comes in a well-designed, multiwindow interface.
The program is free to try for 40 times, each with a duration of 24 hours; if you like it you can purchase a license for $19.00. The installation of PreMinder for Mac is simple and quick. The program occupies very little space, and it's stable and doesn't crash, although at the start the scrolling was pretty slow. The program features a well-organized, user-friendly, multi-window, and in some ways, customizable interface. There are many features worth underlining. First of all, you can import and sync your iCal info. You can also easily create your own alarms, events, and reminders and add small images and visual and audio alerts. Additionally, you can also define repeating events and choose text in different fonts. At the top-left corner, you will find an effective search box that can help you locate what you need in no time.
The user-friendly interface and many useful features make PreMinder for Mac a good choice for those who are tired of iCal but still cannot afford to lose all the info and events saved in it.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of PreMinder for Mac 1.7.4
PreMinder is an easy to use calendar program. It features monthly, weekly, yearly and custom week views. You can store styled text and small images in your reminders, and set events to be a certain typeface or color. Other features include import and sync with iCal calendars (and by extension any devices such as phones those calendars are set to sync with), the ability to import birthdays from the Address Book, simple drag-and-drop multi-day spans (banner events), repeating events, multiple calendars and a fast search system. Alarms can be created for events which can be set to go off a certain amount of time before an event, or several times before an event, and they which can either alert you (Growl notification is supported), or send out emails or launch files or URLs.
What's new in this version:
Fixes a problem with printing the Calendar View introduced in version 1.8.5.