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QuickCal lets you use plain text to create events and todos on any of your Mac OS iCal calendars! Tap a hotkey, type what you want, and done! Use simple, natural language, like:

"Pick up Joe @ LAX tomorrow 8p"
"Pay taxes before 4/15!"
"Lunch tomorrow at noon"
"Cycling class @6 for 1.5h"

As you type, QuickCal will show you what it is thinking, as well as pointing out any schedule conflicts with events you're about to create!

You'll be amazed how much quicker you can create events than using any other calendar app (native or otherwise). Nothing is faster than typing what you want!

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What's New

Version 3.1.5:
  • Fix: Opening reminders and events in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
  • New: Mac App Store purchase will automatically license the version distributed from our Web site
  • Update: New preference screen icons
  • Update: Retina support for many of our images

Requirements

OS X 10.6.6 or later

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Sbchavel Member IconComment+33
Sbchavel
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Follow up: Having finally figured out how to work with Mavericks Calendar and iCloud, I realized that QuickCal does not enter events into iCloud calendars, only On Your Mac. This means new events entered through QuickCal will not be pushed or synced through iCloud to your phone. Developer, is this fixable?

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Version 3.1.5
Sbchavel Member IconReview+33
Sbchavel
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I use this on Mavericks. It works as well as it did before: stable, convenient, easy to master. One new glitch with the most recent update: whereas before you signaled a time range by a dash between start and end time, now the dash is interpreted as part of the event description and is entirely unnecessary to signal a time range. Simply putting the two times one after the other creates the range. I have never been able to figure out how to add notes or url links.

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Version 3.1.5
Jgj Member IconComment+16
Jgj
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This doesn't work on Mavericks. Crashes every time when one tries to make a new event.

That's a shame, too, because this was a wonderful app.

I really hope Mavericks support arrives.

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Version 3.1.5
Jgj
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Ah, I now see: In order to work on Mavericks, you have to tell OSX that you want to grant QuickCal access to your Reminders. If you don't, you get the crashes I described.

I didn't think to do this, because I don't have any Reminders.

PRjohnson Member IconReview+35
PRjohnson
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Simple. Fast. Amazing.

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Version 3.1.5
massachute Member IconReview+11
massachute
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Works very well, excellent design, good natural-language engine, fonts more legible than Fantastical.

But despite advertised integration with BusyCal, clicking on events always opens in Apple's Calendar (no matter what program is set as the default calendar app in OS X). Hope this is fixed!

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Version 3.1.2
Cowicide Member IconComment+1131
Cowicide
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I use and like Fantastical, but I see a lot more recommendations for QuickCal. Does anyone use QuickCal and think it's better than Fantastical? I'd like to see a feature/performance comparison.

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Version 3.1.2
Nicksloan
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Both have advantages, but it depends how you use them. I think I prefer Fantastical's menu interface, but I prefer QuickCal's text entry event creation. I use QC as an adjunct to Caliander, because unlike C it understands duration, it has optionally a more minimal interface than Fantastical, and I like the way it handles the choice of calendar: you can choose a calendar up front in the text entry window, and that remains the default until you choose a different one, whereas with Fantastical it is the default (set in prefs) or an explicit choice every time. On the other hand, Fantastical seems a little less fussy about the syntax in some instances.

Ash435 Member IconComment+20
Ash435
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The related dashboard widget is awesome (currently use it all the time and have my todo lists on the dashboard too). Love the time sensitive alarms - best feature ever.

I would be prepared to move over to the menubar version if they built in the CalDAV tech that Fantastical has, so I don't need to keep iCal open for iCloud syncing to work. Also, repeating todos would be great so I don't have to keep BusyCal open too!!!!

On the trial I couldn't get QuickCal to put reminders in date due order, even though I set it in preferences. Bug?

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Version 3.1.2
sjk
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> … so I don't need to keep iCal open for iCloud syncing to work.

You don't with Mountain Lion:

QuickCal (Is QuickCal ready for Mountain Lion?)
http://blog.quickcalapp.com/post/27990487469/is-quickcal-ready-for-mountain-lion

"Actually it will work even better now since in Mountain Lion there is no need to run iCal/Calendar or any other app in order to sync with iCloud."

Dana Sutton Member IconComment+667
Dana Sutton
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The reason I chose Fantastical rather than this is that I prefer e-mail alarms and as near as I can tell Quick Cal doesn't support this feature.

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Version 3.1.2
Foto555 Member IconReview+30
Foto555
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This really is a time saver...very clever and elegant!

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Version 3.1.2
accountclosed Member IconComment+111
accountclosed
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Three emails requesting support for an issue with QC not displaying repeating to-do items in its menu bar drop-down menu. No response to any of them. THREE emails, all ignored. An abysmal showing by the developer. Suggest that prospective users keep this in mind and consider alternatives.

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Version 3.1.1
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Widber
Version 3.1.5
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Version 3.1.2
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Version 3.1.2
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Version 3.1.2
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Version 3.1.2
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Version 3.1.1
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Version 3.1
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Version 2.5.2
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Version 2.5.1
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Downloads 10,849
Version Downloads 665
License Demo
Date 25 May 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $2.99
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