How to Display Calendar Events as a List on Mac

How to View Calendar Events as List on Mac

One little but very useful feature that’s been missing in the Calendar app for macOS is the ability to display a list of all the upcoming events. It helps in keeping track of what’s to come. But there is a trick to overcome this inconvenience and display all the calendar events as a list on Mac.

This effective hack works on older versions of macOS as well. Hence, even if your Mac is not updated, you can follow the below steps to show the list of all the calendar events. Enough talk; let’s find out how it’s done!

How to Show Calendar Events as a List on Mac

Step #1. First off, launch “Calendar” app on your Mac.

Step #2. Click on Calendars.

Click on Calendars in Calendar App on Mac

Then, you can select the Calendar(s) you wish to show a list from the left side menu.

Select Calendar in Mac Calendar App

Step #3. Now, you need to click on the search box in the upper right corner of the screen then enter the following search parameter: Type in the single period. and then hit the Return key to show a list of all Calendar events.

Search Events in Calendar with Full Stop on Mac

That’s it!

The app will show all Calendar events as a list view, appearing alongside the Calendar window.

Alternately, you will also be able to search for two concurrent quotations like “” to display your events in a streamlined way.

Search Events in Calendar by Two Concurrent Quotations on Mac

Both are pretty simple and work effectively. So, give them a try to easily keep a close watch on all of your planned events.

Over to you

Until Apple notices this missing feature and adds it to the stock calendar app, use this cool hack to get your work done. Do you know any such tricks? Feel free to share them with us in the comments below.

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1 comment

  1. Thanks for posting that. I used iDeskCal on my Intel MacBook Pro but it won’t work on the new Mac Mini M2 even using Rosetta.

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