Adding Week Numbers to Apple’s iCal

It is often helpful to know what week, out of the possible 52 weeks in a calendar year, a particular week is. Here’s how to tell Apple’s.app Calendar to show week numbers.
 

  1. Open Calendar.app(or iCal on earlier versions of macOS) on your Mac.
  2. Choose Preferences from the Calendar menu.
  3. Click Advanced in the Toolbar.
  4. Click the box to the left of Show week numbers.
  5. Close the window.
Advanced tab of the Preferences for Calendar.app on macOS

Now look at your Calendar. You’ll see gray week numbers along the left margin of your Calendar.

macOS Calendar with week numbers.

To display week numbers in Google’s Calendar see this post.

Adding Week Numbers to Google Calendar

It is often helpful to know what week, out of the possible 52 weeks in a calendar year, a particular week is. Here’s how to tell Google Calendar to show week numbers.

  1. Log on to your Google Calendar
  2. In the sidebar to the left, click the pop-up menu for Other calendars.
  3. Select Browse Interesting Calendars from the pop-up menu.
  4. On the top of the Interesting Calendars page, click More.
  5. Click Subscribe to the right of Week Numbers.
  6. Click the Back to Calendar link to see your calendar, now with small blue week numbers in the top right corner of every Monday, next to the time setting at the top of the calendar.
The arrow points to the week number. This is week 16.

To add week numbers in macOS / OS X’s iCal, see this post.

How to Extend The Due Date of your Kindle Library Book

Via Librarian by Day Bobbi Newman (who tweets as @librarianbyday):

It is pretty easy to “extend” the due date of the library ebook you check out to your kindle, just turn your wireless connection off until you’re done with it. This will allow you to keep reading the book until you’re done. The title won’t expire until you reactivate your wireless connection.

Ms Newman notes that the “buy this book” note from Amazon that arrives three days before the book is due is a useful reminder to shut off your connection until you’ve read the book.

This is more practical for readers using the Kindle reader, or using the Kindle app on an iPad or iPhone to read a library book, of course, but still awfully useful.

Guest Blogging at Peachpit

It’s my turn to be a guest blogger at Peachpit. I’m doing “5 Tips in 5 Days,” about the iPad.

Five iPad 2 Tips in Five Days: Tip 1 – Consolidate Your Apps into Folders

Five iPad 2 Tips in Five Days: Tip 2 – Stream Your Music and Other Audio with AirPlay

Five iPad 2 Tips in Five Days: Tip 3 – Set up an iPad without a Credit Card

Five iPad 2 Tips in Five Days: Tip 4 – Get ePub Books on Your iPad without Using iTunes

Five iPad 2 Tips in Five Days: Tip 5 – iPad Keyboard Tips Your Mother Never Taught You