QuickCal
QuickCal 3.1.5
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Create iCal events and to-dos with natural language.   Demo ($2.99)
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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
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
Intel, OS X 10.6.6 or later





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QuickCal User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
(13)
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+27
Sbchavel commented on 24 Dec 2013
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?
[Version 3.1.5]


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+27

Sbchavel reviewed on 04 Dec 2013
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.
[Version 3.1.5]


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+10
Jgj commented on 03 Dec 2013
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.
[Version 3.1.5]

1 Reply

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+10
Jgj replied on 05 Dec 2013
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.
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+28

PRjohnson reviewed on 12 Nov 2013
Simple. Fast. Amazing.
[Version 3.1.5]


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+1

+7

massachute reviewed on 10 Mar 2013
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!
[Version 3.1.2]


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+657
Cowicide commented on 25 Jan 2013
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.
[Version 3.1.2]

1 Reply

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+4

+67
Nicksloan replied on 11 Mar 2013
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.
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+17
Ash435 commented on 04 Jun 2012
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?
[Version 3.1.2]

1 Reply

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+679
sjk replied on 31 Aug 2012
> … 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."
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+1

+316
Dana Sutton commented on 16 May 2012
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.
[Version 3.1.2]


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+1

+14

Foto555 reviewed on 14 Mar 2012
This really is a time saver...very clever and elegant!
[Version 3.1.2]


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+1

+49
accountclosed commented on 05 Mar 2012
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.
[Version 3.1.1]


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+31
Peterpan23 had trouble on 26 Sep 2011
I can't figure out how to define the Location offered in the new-event window. Tried with Space, Comma, Semicolon and Tab after time - no success.
[Version 3.0]



+8

Widber rated on 12 Aug 2013

[Version 3.1.5]



+3

Cpoetter rated on 10 Nov 2012

[Version 3.1.2]



+191

Mikebenda rated on 10 Jul 2012

[Version 3.1.2]



+66

Nick-Lo rated on 20 Mar 2012

[Version 3.1.2]



youngmartin rated on 09 Mar 2012

[Version 3.1.2]



+8

Ptujec rated on 31 Jan 2012

[Version 3.1.1]



+191

Mikebenda rated on 24 Jan 2012

[Version 3.1]



Pmdf rated on 21 Dec 2011

[Version 3.0.2]



+8

Ptujec rated on 05 Oct 2011

[Version 3.0]



+8

Ptujec rated on 24 Sep 2011

[Version 2.5.2]


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Date:25 May 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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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!

In addition to this, QuickCal supports "Smart Reminders", which will create alarms at configurable time intervals, specific to how far in the future the event is. A meeting tomorrow? Reminder 15 min in advance. A meeting in 6 months? Remind a few _days_ in advance.

The QuickCal menu icon also will show you all events on your calendars for the current day! Quickly see what's going on at a glance.

New exciting features being actively developed!


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