BusySync
BusySync
2.3.1

4.6

BusySync free download for Mac

BusySync2.3.1

24 July 2012

Keep iCal calendars in sync on a network.

Overview

BusySync allows multiple users to share and edit iCal calendars on a local area network and sync iCal with Google Calendar. BusySync is a Mac OS X System Preference Pane that runs in the background and adds calendar sharing capabilities to iCal. Leveraging Apple Sync Services and Bonjour, calendar events created in iCal are instantly synchronized with other iCal users on the network and with Google Calendar.

  • Google Calendar Synchronization -- Sync iCal with Google Calendar for online read-write access to your calendars from any computer, anywhere.
  • Bonjour networking -- BusySync automatically synchronizes calendars with others on your local area network. No dedicated servers or complicated network settings to configure. It just works.
  • Multi-user editing -- BusySync allows multiple users to share and edit calendars with full read-write access. Changes made by one user are instantly synchronized with all others on the network.
  • Security -- Calendars can be password protected to provide users with read-write or read-only access. SSL encryption keeps your data private when syncing on the LAN or with Google.
  • Offline access -- Changes made to a calendar while disconnected from your home or office network are automatically synchronized when you reconnect to the network.

What's new in BusySync

Version 2.3.1:
  • Supports OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Gatekeeper
  • Fixes bug that would cause conflicts to occur when syncing with Google

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How would you rate BusySync app?

27 Reviews of BusySync

Wintersmith
21 April 2009
Version: 2.1.9

Most helpful

The product itself works well. It fills a puzzling feature gap in iCal, and gets the job done. However. The price is nuts. More politely put, it's both deceptive and out of touch. First, it's not actually $25-it's $50, and that's if you're content to sync calendars on a measly TWO machines. I think 3 or 4 machines combined at home and work is pretty average for users most likely to be interested in this utility, but that takes the price up to $75-$100. And no, there's no discount until the 5-licenses mark. 10% off if you spend $125 to $225 for a shareware utility. Gee, thanks dad! When you consider that $90 will get you Adobe Photoshop Elements and $80 will buy a new 4GB iPod Shuffle, it's difficult to understand why BusyMac would insist on a price like this.
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5
Xanteen
16 February 2013
Version: 2.3.1
Still a great way to connect iCal to Google and iOS devices. Been using it for a few years and had my first issue yesterday. Emailed the logs to the dev and got a reply in minutes that helped me solve my problem.
(1)
5
Nick-Collingridge
28 July 2010
Version: 2.3
Great product. Works extremely well. One of those rare products where these comments are pretty much all that's needed. The only other thing to say is that I wish this product also did the same job for the Address Book.
(0)
5
Robertcoogan
28 July 2010
Version: 2.3
Definitely a must-have for those who need a quality scheduling app. Had a few very minor bugs on release, the devs have been awesome about addressing them. Well worth the price.
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monty-3
25 September 2009
Version: 2.2.3
Anybody know what happened to busymac? I tried all day to log on to their site but "server not found" is all I get. Did they go out of business?
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Eval
24 September 2009
Version: 2.2.3
Site seems to be down yesterday and today. Weird. This is the simplest and most reliable way to sync calendars among users on a network. It is expensive relative to the competition though.
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Wintersmith
21 April 2009
Version: 2.1.9
The product itself works well. It fills a puzzling feature gap in iCal, and gets the job done. However. The price is nuts. More politely put, it's both deceptive and out of touch. First, it's not actually $25-it's $50, and that's if you're content to sync calendars on a measly TWO machines. I think 3 or 4 machines combined at home and work is pretty average for users most likely to be interested in this utility, but that takes the price up to $75-$100. And no, there's no discount until the 5-licenses mark. 10% off if you spend $125 to $225 for a shareware utility. Gee, thanks dad! When you consider that $90 will get you Adobe Photoshop Elements and $80 will buy a new 4GB iPod Shuffle, it's difficult to understand why BusyMac would insist on a price like this.
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Andrewm
02 January 2009
Version: 2.1.9
$25 per computer??? For syncing utility, regardless how good, is simply unacceptable. I use 4 different macs at home and buying 4 licenses for $100 is not what I will do. $25 per home network would be a different story and fully justifiable. All those "OH's" and "AH's" here with 3 to 5 star ratings smell fishy to me too.
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ehd
04 December 2008
Version: 2.1.9
Do we still need this with Google's new FREE application called Calabration, downloaded from here: http://code.google.com/p/calaboration/downloads/list Can someone tell me why we need to pay for a third party utility? Thanks.
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5
ivanovitch
20 October 2008
Version: 2.1.8
Works like a charm, especially now that the repeating items bug is sorted out. It's worth every cent, even for a group of users. Whilst there are free alternatives available, this offers a more comprehensive suite of tools in a better interface, and the ability to retrieve backups is a deal-maker. The developers are responsive, and helpful - making the app even more useful and understandable (setup is a bit confusing because there are numerous options). All in all, great value, and a 'set-and-forget' app that does what it promises.
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3
Arctos
25 September 2008
Version: 2.1.7
I used the trial version, and it was nice & handy. Now, spending a bit of time w/google calendar & the iCal > Preferences > accounts > add account (+), I'm not sure where I see the value in this app at $25.00 US per computer. Yes, the google calendars mean that you have to have a new account for each sub-calendar in google, but, I've saved myself $50.00, I still have security (my google calendars are not public). Hence the shorter stars. Yes, we all need to make a living, but, there are other options out there for those willing to spend the time. I suppose I'd consider buying it if I didn't need a license for every computer - I need to pay bills too! Get it for free - http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=99358
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5
Guntis
20 August 2008
Version: 2.1.5
Doees what it promises. Excellent app. Little bit confusing setup in preferences, but not too much.
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5
Christophermscott
27 June 2008
Version: 2.1.3b2
This app is simply awesome. I have been using it for over two months and have had almost no problems with it. The one problem I did have was almost instantly resolved via customer support. I highly recommend this especially after using SpanningSync
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5
Jadder
06 June 2008
Version: 2.1.2
This program works seamlessly in the background, is easy to set up and has FANTASTIC developer support.
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5
Walruscp
06 June 2008
Version: 2.1.2
This is the perfect solution for those of us who need to keep our calendars synced. It works like a charm, and coupling it with Google's sync app for Outlook I can keep all of my calendars synced through Google Calendar. A must have!
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cyberbrent
31 May 2008
Version: 2.1.1
Service! Service! Service! I sent my third question in at 9:20am this morning and by 9:31am I had a reply from the developer John. You can't get better than this folks :-)
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5
Winco
14 May 2008
Version: 2.0
Magnificent! Just Works. Well done chaps! When it doesn't work, sent a 'help' email to the chaps at BusySync and overnight they will provide a solution/answer. Brilliant! Not their issue. My issue. On my Macs. Their logging software provides them with the reason you may have technical issues. They ask you to email them you BusySync logs and they come back with an answer on how to solve the issue. What else could one want. Spiffing solution. Works. Works. Works. Works. Buy. Buy. Buy. Buy.
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5
Kalvink
20 April 2008
Version: 2.0
BusySync is absolutely spectacular-- I've been running it for over a month to sync with Google Calendar and it *just works*. I was using Spanning Sync for six months prior to that but it has various issues (duplicated events, events refusing to sync) and is incredibly slow at syncing... BusySync is instant and hasn't had *a single issue*. It's got a little checkbox if you want to use https, so it's pretty secure too. Spanning Sync = awesome support, mediocre product BusySync = awesome PRODUCT
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5
Femigh
11 April 2008
Version: 2.0b8
Flawless, and fast, as in 'it just works' with Google calendar. SpanningSync looks good, and they are certainly trying hard enough. But it often stalls, or does just a partial sync (I typically have about 12 calendars active), or syncs only in one direction. They blame it on Google protocols, but BusySync sidesteps all that, and is very quick at automatically updating. No hiccups whatever. The odd thing about BusySync documentation is that it appears as if the .prefPane merely automates iCal's publish and subscribe protocols. But all one has to do is publish to Google calendar from iCal (via BusySync), and then a change at _either_ end will update on the other. So after a couple of days with BusySync I am about to break a personal rule not to buy software until the full trial period has been exercised. Well, maybe a few more days. And hoping that BusySync will in future extend to synchronizing Address Book with Google contacts . . . .
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5
dan-friml
21 March 2008
Version: 2.0b7
After one week of using I had NO problem with this application. It works great, does everything I need (and much more) and it's reliable. And the latest update brings some new features which make this even better. 20 dollars well spent.
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Macevangelist
16 March 2008
Version: 2.0b6
This software is apparently designed for Macs that are being restarted regularly. On servers and notebooks, that are put to sleep over night, BusySync stops working after a few days and will not update until it is restarted. Don't plan to be able to share a single calendar with your workmates. Only your Mac will sync events with all the others. If your on leave none of your colleagues will be able to sync that calendar among each other. If your Mac is not available one coworker will make appointments on days on which another coworker already scheduled one for you, just because there's no syncing among them. When using Mac OS X 10.4 you cannot specify to remove alarms of a shared calendar.
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anonymous-scallop-5231
03 March 2008
Version: 1.5
This app is a nightmare. Deleted all of my wife's calendars. She had to start from scratch. Beware and stay away from this app!
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TomEck
08 January 2008
Version: 1.5
Fantastic app! -- I bought it today (8 January 2008) from macZOT, and it works fine on my tiger system!
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5
cyberbrent
06 December 2007
Version: 1.07
WOW - 5 years on and waiting for Apple - I could not believe it when I stumbled upon this simple app that would sync our office iCal calendars. We've tried them all (Spanning Sync) had the highest hopes but deleted all our "custom repeats" - should have backed up better - and that cost for that mistake was over $10,000 in repeating customers striped of their reminders. So with hesitancy we tried BusySync - first with 1 calendar and when that went well we kept adding them (at 8 now with over 20,000 events spanning over 5 years) all syncing PERFECT. This app is from a longtime mac programmer and I can see they brought their excellent skills to the table to finally give us iCAL SYNCING!!!! Great app.
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Shaun-Rowe
28 November 2007
Version: 1.06
This program solved our office problems. The only problem lies not with busySync but with iCal itself. you would think it would be a built in thing to synch up a network of computers with iCal.
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anonymous-tapir-4695
23 November 2007
Version: 1.06
$40 to sync between 2 macs is steep. Might otherwise be useful for syncing two macs (laptop and desktop) without dot mac. At this price, too steep for my home network of two users with four computers.
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4
Winco
22 November 2007
Version: 1.06
Currently trialling this with 2 macs. Very easy to set up and use. Works very well as advertised. To sync iCal calendars on different macs you need Leopard server pack. No need to invest in this with this solution. If you have Tiger, it won't stop other peoples alarms coming up on your computer though. This feature is only available to Leopard iCal users. Would be very useful to have this feature in BusySync for those of us still on Tiger. Highly recommended product all the same. 30 day trial is ample time to use it too and their email response to questions is exemplary.
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Sanjinko
31 October 2007
Version: 1.0.3
Pricing starts from $19.95 per user, and minimum 2 users are required, hence $39 are required for syncing 2 Macs.
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$39.00

4.6

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 64
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later

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