QuickCal
QuickCal
3.1.5

4.4

QuickCal free download for Mac

QuickCal3.1.5

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 Reviews of QuickCal

Alexsa
20 June 2011
Version: 2.5.2

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    Can not test it, so I will not buy it.
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0.5
normb
30 March 2016
Version: 3.1.5
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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Andrewm8
24 July 2015
Version: 3.1.5
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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sbchavel
24 December 2013
Version: 3.1.5
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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5
sbchavel
04 December 2013
Version: 3.1.5
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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Jgj
04 December 2013
Version: 3.1.5
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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5
PRjohnson
12 November 2013
Version: 3.1.5
Simple. Fast. Amazing.
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3.5
MnogoMnogo
10 March 2013
Version: 3.1.2
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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Cowicide
25 January 2013
Version: 3.1.2
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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Ash435
04 June 2012
Version: 3.1.2
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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Dana-Sutton
16 May 2012
Version: 3.1.2
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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5
baxsur
14 March 2012
Version: 3.1.2
This really is a time saver...very clever and elegant!
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sbchavel
02 February 2012
Version: 3.1.1
Anyone know how to enter a "Note"?
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5
PRjohnson
23 December 2011
Version: 3.0.2
QuickCal is right near (and possibly at) the top of my must-have apps that I absolutely could not live with out. I've been a long-time user of the Dashboard widget, and now the menu bar and iPhone apps have extended QuickCal's fast, simple, and powerful design philosophy. Removes the stress of managing appointments with a one-step input solution that just works. I rarely have to open iCal, as QuickCal automatically sets intelligent alerts that I've grown to trust, and can quickly refer to the menu bar for a list of upcoming appointments if needed.
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Peternew
18 December 2011
Version: 3.0.2
MacOS 10.7.2 - downloaded the demo - when attempting to open I get a text file showing credits but no program - nothing in the dock - no window - exactly nothing. Closing the text file window doesn't do anything other than close the text file window. The app site requires registration to add to a public forum in the hope that there is an answer to my problem - I declined to register. The rating's below are only set because without them I cannot post this.
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Orytek
10 October 2011
Version: 3.0.2
Thanks for providing a demo. QuickCal has more features than Fantastical. It does todos also and has a slick no ui mode if desired. Plenty of settings to configure it exactly as you wish.
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Peterpan23
26 September 2011
Version: 3.0
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.
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Alexsa
20 June 2011
Version: 2.5.2
    Can not test it, so I will not buy it.
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4.5
Frankns
29 May 2011
Version: 2.5.1
An excellent application ... a workhorse on my desktop. My only wish is that it were integrated with ActiveSync so that I could send out invitations from within QC. (BTW- is there anything sloooower than the App Store? Whew.)
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5
Sasasushi
29 May 2011
Version: 2.5.1
I love the integration with Alfred! This is the easiest, most intuitive way imaginable to add events to iCal.
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Whitebuck
22 May 2011
Version: 2.5
Great App, Acquisition Option Objectionable! Excellent App and value, but, being forced to purchase and download through the App Store, Objectionable! For acquisition option you get 3 stars!
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Galileo14
31 March 2011
Version: 2.3
This app makes it so easy to add new events to iCal... I only wish there was a way to integrate this directly with CalendarBar, which has a much better UI for viewing events.
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5
Ptujec
12 March 2011
Version: 2.2
Hhm I wanted to give 5 in the first place but it didn't work. This is definitely 5 Stars
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5
sbchavel
11 March 2011
Version: 1.7.0
Ditto: amazingly easy, works seamlessly, immensely useful.
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?XJL)x3QUsa3YN@T
21 August 2010
Version: 1.5
Fantastically easy to use, configurable and accurate.
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5
Drumshanbo
21 August 2009
Version: 1.4
This is one of my must have apps. It is truly a time saver and, astoundingly, free. Big thanks to the developer for creating such a useful app and being so generous as to offer it to us at no cost. Check it out, and if you like it, make a donation.
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Krioni
20 April 2009
Version: 1.3
@JIMW: Note that this can also create iCal events (not just Todos), by typing in free-form information like "at 3:00 pm tomorrow" (or whatever), rather than clicking on 10 little boxes to change the day, hours and minutes. That makes it much faster.
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Jimw
29 March 2009
Version: 1.3
While I have not used this, or downloaded it, I fail to see how this can be a timesaver. In order to open a widget, you have to first open the Dashboard and wait for it to load. Then you can click on the Widget. Since Both iCal and Mail give access to To Do's I can't see how it is easier. Besides I much prefer the enhanced menu clock software where a single click on the menu bar gives an immediate view of events and ToDo's on my desktop and allows me to work while changing them or viewing them. This is not to imply that this is a bad product or not well designed. It is just that I feel any Widget for ToDo;s is more trouble than they are worth.
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Pinkskittles
09 February 2009
Version: 1.2.1
after dealing with google calendar's way of inputting things quickly, nothing really compares. this is pretty good but it doesn't seem to understand "at, in, etc." to register location. still haven't figured out how to get the location to work. i'll probably use it because it's easy unless the location thing gets too tedious. i really hope the developer does something about how the app handles location. i'd like to see something more similar to google calendar in that respect.
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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
30 July 2008
Version: 1.0
Sorry to criticize, especially since this is a free utility. It could be something imminently useful, except that its complete lack of military time support makes it unusable for me, an American living in Germany. The same is probably true for Europeans and the great majority of people in the world who live outside the USA and whose Macs are set to military time format. It simply doesn't work unless you sacrifice military time.
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5
surloff
25 June 2008
Version: 0.90
Quite brilliant! Suggest viewing demo movie on developer's site.
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Jim-Boutcher
25 June 2008
Version: 0.70
I know the look and feel sucks - care to whip up a mockup with all the needed design elements?
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Nick-v
24 June 2008
Version: 0.70
Needs a new coat of paint because it looks like a clown at the prom (that is Mac OS 10.5). It would be ideal for it to match the calendar style of the 10.5 calendar widget as the iCal Events widget does (see http://www.benkazez.com/icalevents.php )
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Mr-Midnight
22 May 2008
Version: 0.60
This has the potential to be an indispensable program! I've been looking for a software which utilises Mac OS X's data detectors to get events into iCal apart from Mail. I don't use Mail, and even then, Mail only parses incoming emails - not drafts, no other texts. Using the iCal input panel itself is tedious - if you have an invitation in a text format, you essentially have to input every number by hand. It would be so much easier to just copy and paste invitations, events etc. from your favourite email program or browser into a text box and let the computer parse what is a date, time, venue etc. and put it in iCal. This widget still has a long way to go, but it already seems to work quite well. A few humble suggestions: - GUI is pretty ugly, and needs to be changable - I mean, pink?? - Error messages need to be a dedicated window, not simply written all over the application :-P - The input box needs to be bigger, so you can see several lines. - Locations are not recognized. - How about a separate application as a menubar icon or a HUD style window? I'm not a big fan of Dashboard. Anyway, I'll be using this!
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