BusyCal
BusyCal
3.8.2

3.7

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BusyCal

3.8.2
20 January 2020

Powerful calendar app with multiple syncing options.

Overview

BusyCal is the powerful, flexible, reliable calendar app for macOS. It's packed with time-saving features and compatible with all leading cloud services including iCloud, Google, Exchange and more.

BusyCal displays your calendar in Day, Week, Month, Year and List views. What makes BusyCal unique is its ability to customize these views to more precisely meet your needs. You can choose the number of weeks shown in the Month view and the number of days shown in Week view and even customize the calendar's appearance by choosing a font face and size, calendar colors, time format and more.

Features
  • View and edit event details in a non-modal info panel.
  • Create repeating To Dos that display in the calendar and carry-forward until completed.
  • Scrolling Month and Week Views.
  • Customizable list view lets you filter and sort events by date, calendar, and more.
  • View live weather forecasts, sunrise/sunset times, and moon phases right in your calendar.
  • Customizable event fonts, sizes, styles and colors.
  • Add graphics to your calendar.
  • Add virtual sticky notes to your calendar.
  • Sync with the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch via MobileMe, Google Calendar, or iTunes.
  • Sync with MobileMe Calendar and other computers/devices that sync with MobileMe.
  • Sync with Google Calendar and other computers/devices that sync with Google Calendar.
  • Sync with other BusyCal users on a local area network or over the internet.
  • Share calendars with others, with password-protection and SSL encryption.
  • iCal compatible

What's new in BusyCal

Version 3.8.2:
New:
  • Reminders sync is here! You can sync directly with Reminders.app by adding a new "Apple Reminders" account from BusyCal > Preferences > Accounts > [+]
  • Menu shortcut to quickly include / exclude events from all calendars from a specific account (right-click on account name in left panel)
Improved:
  • Search to support partial text matches
  • Support for Open-Xchange CalDAV server
  • Performance of background sync
  • Sync performance of WebDAV subscriptions
  • Performance of displaying calendar events in BusyContacts for selected contacts
  • Overall responsiveness of the app with multiple accounts and dozens of calendars in each
  • Handling of malformed attributes in Notes
  • Handling of malformed iCalendar data containing third-party meta-data
  • "Confirm changes on shared calendars", when checked under Preferences, now also applies to calendars you own but have shared with others
  • Identical, duplicate alerts are now ignored when syncing from a CalDAV source
Fixed:
  • A bug where the exchange public calendar browser would appear shrunk
  • GTB timezone mapping for Exchange sync to use Europe/Bucharest instead of Europe/Istanbul
  • A bug where the alarm popup would not display the default alarm time correctly after switching the app's timezone
  • Birthdays and anniversaries appearing twice at times
  • Weather to update displayed temperatures when switching between celcius and fahrenheit
  • An issue with List view printing where at times certain date ranges wouldn't show up in print
  • An glitch where the info panel would shrink in size at times
  • Ongoing stability and performance improvements

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199 BusyCal Reviews

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aleksjunttila
22 October 2019

Most helpful

The calendar is not completed, it is impossible to use it, because it is gray and blind to the eyes, so I give a true rating of three stars. I will explain: When I look at the week section, I can never understand at what point in time the event is. In the event at the beginning of the line, the time is simply not indicated. And also, in the left edge of the window in the time column, the numbers are so small and gray that with my eyesight (I have a slight cataract) I can not see anything at all. In the application settings, too, you cannot change the font, for example, make it larger and completely black. In the application settings, some important fonts cannot be changed! But original fonts small and gray. Very Badly! So this application is not useful because the font in the program is very gray and very small. I do not recommend you this program. The program costs 50 € and for the money it should be convenient, but it is not. Thank you for reading to the end. PS: I will also notice that all applications for Apple have the same problems with eyes, so people Refuse Apple.
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Version 3.7.2
LeMerlot
29 January 2020
I love BusyCal since years and really couldn't work without it any more. Together with BusyContacts it's a true killer combo in my daily work with the Mac – and especially working with many external teams. Worth every penny…
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Version 3.8.2
Frankhh
26 January 2020
Since the return of reminders last week my preferred calendar app across iOS devices and Mac. Clear and structured days / weeks / months views. Sometimes the natural voice feature delivers funny results but that is no better or worse than Siri's retarded artificial brain. I particularly like the option to consolidate my personal and business calendars in one app. If you developers are working on design progress: I often work with card based user interfaces where you can organize your tasks and meetings kanban style (or like sticky notes) - that would be a cool alternative for a day-view. Keep going!
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Version 3.8.2
aleksjunttila
22 October 2019
The calendar is not completed, it is impossible to use it, because it is gray and blind to the eyes, so I give a true rating of three stars. I will explain: When I look at the week section, I can never understand at what point in time the event is. In the event at the beginning of the line, the time is simply not indicated. And also, in the left edge of the window in the time column, the numbers are so small and gray that with my eyesight (I have a slight cataract) I can not see anything at all. In the application settings, too, you cannot change the font, for example, make it larger and completely black. In the application settings, some important fonts cannot be changed! But original fonts small and gray. Very Badly! So this application is not useful because the font in the program is very gray and very small. I do not recommend you this program. The program costs 50 € and for the money it should be convenient, but it is not. Thank you for reading to the end. PS: I will also notice that all applications for Apple have the same problems with eyes, so people Refuse Apple.
Like (2)
Version 3.7.2
Tedg
07 August 2019
Have been using this for a very long time, and its incarnation before with Now Software. Users will have different preferences but for me this is solid and merges my Apple (personal) and Microsoft (work) calendars effectively. A good company.
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Version 3.6.7
Rumplestiltskin
04 June 2019
Absolutely stellar. When Apple's Calendar didn't send alarm notifications to my Google Calendar (making me miss appointments!), I switched to Busy Cal and that rectified things. That was a few years ago. I've been completely happy with this app and the few times I've had a tech support issue, I get an answer promptly.
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Version 3.6.3
Bjornr
28 May 2019
very smart app
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Version 3.6.2
ahmedhatata-ah
20 March 2019
The most convenient , powerful and reliable calendar application ever , the ability to create events and see your dates in day, weeks and month and most convenient way is the list view . The app integrates with to do lists and you can you use it from dock or menu bar . Adding icons and travel time is very nice touch from the developers seriously to the app and the most important part that you will not lose any notifications even if the app is not running . Great application that deserves a 5 star review
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Version 3.6.1
AlainC6412
22 January 2019
The ability to show 8 days large, easier to carry from one week to the other, same day
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Version 3.5.7
AlainC6412
10 December 2018
I save time because we can show 8 days large then carry an item to next week fast with the mouse
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Version 3.5.2
Noah R
31 October 2018
BusyCal has been my default calendar for years. It is very powerful, easy to use, and makes my busy life manageable. Sharing is simple and foolproof. The new dark mode implementation is awesome.
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Version 3.5.2