QuickCal
QuickCal
3.1.5

4.4

QuickCal free download for Mac

QuickCal

3.1.5
25 May 2013

Create iCal events and to-dos with natural language.

Overview

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!

What's new in QuickCal

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

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33 QuickCal Reviews

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Alexsa
20 June 2011

Most helpful

    Can not test it, so I will not buy it.
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Version 2.5.2
normb
30 March 2016
Does not work on my MacBook running 10.11.3 Licenced OK but simply quits when try to use. NO response to several emails sent to the developer(s) tho' they took my money it appears Abandonware I think it must be. Pity
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Version 3.1.5
1 answer(s)
normb
normb
15 April 2016
No reply to emails. I have now lodged a PayPal dispute (on principle).
Don't expect to get anything back.
So don't waste your time or your $3 usd

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Andrewm8
24 July 2015
2 months since the release of version 3.1.5 and App Store still has only version 3.1.2 dated Mar 07, 2012 (!!!) - why no update in MAS?
Is this another abandonware????
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Version 3.1.5
sbchavel
24 December 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?
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Version 3.1.5
sbchavel
04 December 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.
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Version 3.1.5
Jgj
04 December 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.
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Version 3.1.5
1 answer(s)
Jgj
Jgj
05 December 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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PRjohnson
12 November 2013
Simple. Fast. Amazing.
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Version 3.1.5
MnogoMnogo
10 March 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!
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Version 3.1.2
Cowicide
25 January 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.
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Version 3.1.2
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Nicksloan
Nicksloan
11 March 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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Ash435
04 June 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?
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Version 3.1.2
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sjk
sjk
01 September 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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Dana-Sutton
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.
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Version 3.1.2