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Calendar Design Software for Macintosh

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Craft a creative calendar with one of these software programs for the Mac. Use templates and design wizards to design and print all kinds of calendars for personal, school, or business use.

Avanquest/Nova Development: Print Explosion

Print Explosion Deluxe 3 - Nova Development
Print Explosion Deluxe 3 - Nova Development

Calendars are one of the many types of projects you can create with this software from Nova Development. Other projects include greeting cards, scrapbooks, and stationery. Includes thousands of graphics and hundreds of fonts in addition to all the templates. Version 3 is optimized for both PowerPC and Intel-based Macs.

Print Explosion Deluxe 3.0 for Mac

Broderbund: The Print Shop

The Print Shop for Mac 2 - MacKiev
The Print Shop for Mac 2 - MacKiev

The newest version of The Print Shop for the Mac has better layout tools, more graphics and photos (19,500+), more special effects and includes thousands more projects (9500+) such as multi-page booklets. It integrates with your Mac apps such as iPhoto, iDVD, and iCal. Create calendars as well as greeting cards, newsletters, posters, and labels.

The Print Shop Mac

 

Apple iWork Pages

Apple iWork Pages '09 Image courtesy of Apple, Inc.
Apple iWork Pages '09 Image courtesy of Apple, Inc.

Normally I wouldn't recommend doing desktop publishing in a word processor if you can avoid it. But Pages, the word processing component of Apple iWork, combines both word processing documents and page layout in one program -- with different templates and windows depending on the type of document. iWork also includes Numbers for spreadsheets and Keynote for presentations. You could combine the spreadsheet (Numbers) component with the page layout portion (Pages) to create calendars. It can also handle Microsoft Word files. iWork '09 was the 2010 About.com Reader's Choice Award Winner for Mac Office Suites and Pages '09 was first runner-up for Mac word processing.

 Pages '09 for Mac

DigiLabs: My Photo Calendars

My Photo Calendars Screenshot from DigiLabs
My Photo Calendars Screenshot from DigiLabs

Download this DigiLabs software (purchase a software key to activate) and create all kinds of calendars. You can then print them yourself or upload to the DigiLabs site for professional printing. The software also creates postcards, greeting cards, and other photo projects. The non-commercial version allows only local printing. The commercial version outputs PDF/JPG files. Get a free (non-printing) trial version to see how you like it.

My Photo Calendars 4.5 for Mac (and Windows)

ArcSoft: Print Creations - Cards & Calendars Bundle

Print Creations - Cards & Calendars box shot from ArcSoft, Inc.
Print Creations - Cards & Calendars box shot from ArcSoft, Inc.

Design a photo calendar or several kinds of greeting cards. Add photos, personalized text, and mark special days on the calendar. There's a trial version too. 

Print Creations - Cards & Calendars Bundle for Mac (and Windows)

ArcSoft: Print Creations - Calendar

Print Creations - Calendar screen snip
Print Creations - Calendar screen snip

From ArcSoft, Print Creations software contains multiple templates including a calendar design element with several layouts, photo editing tools, and print wizard. The software is a free download and then you purchase an activation code for each type of template you want to use. There are several monthly and yearly calendar formats. Other templates in the desktop software include greeting cards, scrapbook, and brochures.

Print Creations version 3.0 for Mac  (and Windows)

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