MyCal user guide
Calendar Wallpaper maker for iPhone & iPod touch
MyCal is a simple little app from Chilli X that lets you create beautiful calendar wallpapers. Here’s a brief overview of how it works although, it’s so simple you shouldn’t need any help!
After the splash screen the first screen you’ll see is the background chooser. The currently selected picture is clearly visible, but if you want to change it, just click the big blue ‘Change‘ button…
This brings up page one of the image library (Abstract). Click on any of the thumbnails to choose a background you like or click ‘more‘ to go to the next page…
There’s currently 3 pages of images to choose from but we’ll be adding more in future updates. Use the Choose your own button to pick any image from your own photo albums.
Tip: you can save any image from the web to your photo albums by holding your finger on the image until the Save Image button appears.
Once you’ve chosen an image, move on to the Calendar screen (by clicking on the Calendar button at the bottom of the screen). MyCal will default to the current month but you can choose another from the drop down menu. Clicking on the screen cycles through the available calendar styles. When you’ve found the one that best suits your picture, move on the the transparency screen…
Adjust the transparency using the slider until you get the desired effect then click the Preview button…
Tip – you can move between the Calendar and Transparency screens and your settings will be preserved.
Note – sometimes selecting the slider can be quite tricky – this seems to be a known bug with iPhone software 2.2. If you have trouble, keep trying – once it starts to work it seems to be OK.
If everything looks OK then press the Save button, if not, press Cancel and go back and adjust any of the settings. Once you’ve pressed Save your wallpaper calendar will be saved to your Film Roll and you’ll see the Wallpaper Saved screen.
Update: Due to a bug in the way the iPhone handles saved images we’ve added an alternative way of saving your wallpaper. Whilst on the Preview screen just tap the screen to hide the interface and take a screengrab. You can do this by simultaneously pressing the home and power buttons on your phone. You’ll hear a camera sound and the screen will flash to let you know you’ve been successful. The resulting image will still be in your Film Roll but will look sharper when you set it as your wallpaper.
Follow the instructions on screen to set your calendar as your wallpaper or Click here to start again to make another one.
We wish there was a way that we could automatically set your wallpaper for you but it’s not currently possible - hopefully a future version of the iPhone software will allow it.