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BusyCal is an award-winning desktop calendar that combines personal productivity features for individuals with powerful calendar sharing capabilities for families and workgroups.

BusyCal's unique features include a non-modal Info Panel for easier data entry; To Dos that display in the calendar and auto-forward until completed; repeating To Dos; customizable calendar views including a List view and scrolling Month and Week views; adjustable font styles and sizes, live weather feeds, moon phases, graphics, sticky notes and more.

BusyCal allows families and workgroups to share calendars with MobileMe, Google more...

What's New

Version 2.5.4:
  • Changed menu bar shortcut key to CTRL-CMD-B to avoid Emoji shortcut key conflict
  • Fixed menu bar calendar colors bug
  • Fixed Exchange Time Zone bugs
  • Fixed Exchange Mailbox Temporarily Unavailable error
  • Added option to clear recents from time zone menu
  • Sort time zone dialog by GMT offset
  • Daylight Saving Time tweaks
  • Display more...

Requirements

  • OS X 10.8 or later
  • iCloud, Google, Exchange, or CalDAV account

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At the risk of sounding like a BusyMac shill, I have to say I LOVE BusyCal! I've been using version 2 daily (actually, several times a day) since it was released, so about six months of heavy duty usage as of this writing. Using it has been more...

5 people found this review helpful
Version 2.0.5
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Been using BusyCal 1.6 for a while now, and have recently been deciding whether to upgrade to the App Store version 2.

BusyCal 1.6 has been great, offering a feature set that was sufficiently advanced above iCal to be worthwhile. more...

28 people found this review helpful
Version 2.0.2
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Dave Burbank Member IconReview+9
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I continue to use BusyCal 1.6.4 on 3 Macs running OSX 10.8.5.

The only reason I haven't yet upgraded is that BusyMac's rationale for making their software a Mac App Store exclusive is somewhat disingenuous.

They say: "BusyCal 2.5 is not a free upgrade from BusyCal 1.6. It is a new app, available exclusively on the Mac App Store. Unfortunately, the Mac App Store does not allow upgrade pricing for owners of earlier versions."

They make it sound like they are limited by Apple's constraints when that just isn't the case. Several other companies continue to offer upgrade paths on their own sites in addition to the Mac App Store. For that reason, I feel like I've been misled. Clearly, this is only my personal opinion and it is not based on the merits of the software itself.

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Version 2.5.4
Anon-Bud Member IconReview+599
Anon-Bud
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At the risk of creating even more enemies: I've taken out this latest version of Busycal for yet another spin and for the life of me, I can find nothing new in this version that is worth me shelling out $50. I've been using BusyCal 1.64 for a long time, and even though I am using Mavericks, it works perfectly well if I turn off Sync services in prefs. There might be one or two advantages to upgrading from the earlier version, but $50 worth? I don't think so.

The folks at BusyMac have got quite a deal going here. Moving to the Mac App Store exclusively, upgrading their signature app with only a few very minor advances from the previous version and charging everyone $50 for it. No upgrade pricing for long time BusySync/BusyCal users like me. Kind of disgusting.

Count me out of this one. At least they've got a demo so you can see that it is almost a mirror image of the previous version!

[Interesting, too, that everywhere on their website the BusyMac folk warn us Mavericks users not to use the older version and that we should go ahead and buy the newer one with all its fine new features! I smell a scam.]

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Version 2.5.4
Max_G Member IconReview+71
Max_G
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A breeze of fresh air after Apple's crap apps iCal and Reminders.

Came to Maverick from Snow Leopard and expected some evolution of handling events and todos by Apple. Well, change indeed, but no improvements.

Developer, please consider an alternative for the M.A.S. It doesn't supply a confirmation mail of your purchase and no invoice. And there are many more well-known disadvantages. I dislike it.

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Version 2.5.4
Mhoutman Member IconReview+189
Mhoutman
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I am a longtime BusyCal user. Before that I used Now Up-to-Date/Now Contact and later on BusySync.

On Mavericks and earlier OS X systems I use BusyCal together with Calendar. I see BusyCal as complementary to Calendar and I love its list view.

Support is fast, polite and helpful. Great software has a price and I bought BusyCal 2 short after introduction when there was a special upgrade prize.

To the developers: please update BusyToDo on iOS to make it iOS GUI compatible !

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Version 2.5.4
Dana Sutton Member IconReview+669
Dana Sutton
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I agree with all the criticisms about the high cost of the upgrade to v. 2. And I don't particuarly like the developer, the time I wrote to complain about this I got back a response that nearly bit my head off. Nevertheless, I think it should be pointed out that this high price is the result of a policy set by the Apple Store, not by the developer. The Store doesn't permit any distinction between first-time purchases and purchasing upgrades. In this way (and at least one other, its inability to permit pre-purchase demo tryouts) the Store is anti-consumer, and I try to avoid using it whenever possible. In this case, this is why I intend to stick to v. 1 as long as I can do so.

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Version 2.5.4
Bigboysdad
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Not sure you'll get that much longer to do so, I set out with the same intention but have had to go back to Apple Calendar after upgrading to Mavericks.

Dana Sutton
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That's finny, it works quite fine for me on Maverick

Bigboysdad
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That's good news and obviously you'll be using it for as long as you possibly can but I believe that support for version 1 has ceased, so it's only a matter of time before it won't work.

Benjamin D. Shore Member IconReview+2
Benjamin D. Shore
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I own, use and like BusyCal 2.5.3. However, I found out if I upgrade to Maverick, my current version will not work. I also find that the cost to upgrade is the same as having never paid for the program previously.
That translates to very, no make that extremely poor customer support.

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Version 2.5.3
Neartheredrocks
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I don't which version 2.5.3 you are using. My version 2.5.3 works very well with OS X 10.9 (Mavericks).

Frankp Member IconReview+17
Frankp
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I have to agree with the comments that it's overpriced. Reasonably good features, but not worth $50.

I tried to upgrade from the earlier version, but the App Store won't let me buy it because it says I already have it, but when I open the app it tells me I've exceeded the trial period (which I wanted, I've always paid for upgrades) and to buy it in the App Store.

Their support staff has been completely unhelpful, only telling me to talk to Apple.

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Version 2.5.3
Lacwbo Member IconReview+97
Lacwbo
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BusyCal has all the features that I need, including the snooze function which Apple, in their complete disregard for their customers, decided to do away with in their latest versions of iCal and Calendar.

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Version 2.5.3
Bigboysdad
+1

What other features warrant spending $50?

MikeMax999 Member IconComment+3
MikeMax999
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As of today, MacUpdate lists the price of BusyCal as $29.99, but that is not correct (for BusyCal). It's $49.99!

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Version 2.5.2
MadEye29
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Did they just jack up the price or what. I thought it was $30 and now it's $50. I paid $80 for the family pack of BusyCal 1 and this seems like a steep price to upgrade.

MikeMax999 Member IconReview+3
MikeMax999
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At first I was disappointed about the high price for the update of what is essentially just a calendar program. BUT for me it's more than worth it with the degree of customer service they provide. I wish Apple and others would learn from them. If Apple only had 1 % of the BusyCal developer's responsiveness in fixing things and adding small appropriate features by request...

I had a couple of minor things that I missed after the update. Each of my e-mails was replied to overnight with either an explanation where to enable the "missing" feature OR if it was really missing, they immediately added it to the app and sent me a beta version with the added feature right away! :-)

Having an iOS version would be great but there already are so many calendar options for iOS, so that's not a big issue for me.

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Version 2.5.2
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Date 03 Dec 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
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