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Powerful calendar app with multiple syncing options.

3.5
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$49.99
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BusyCal 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 the 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 version 2024.1.2

Updated on Feb 27 2024

  • Directly sync with Apple Calendar in read-only mode. Ideal for users with restricted third-party access to work accounts. New account option under Settings > Accounts > New Account > Apple Calendar
  • Dates in the Menu app have been redesigned for clearer visibility, making it easier to read the dates
  • Task list improvements. Task priorities can now be changed directly from the task list by clicking on the new priority drop-down button. Dates / times now display below the title so that more of your titles can show in a single line.
  • When sorting Task list by date, hovering your mouse over the date sections will display the number of days remaining until that date
  • Task list now shows indicators for embedded contacts, tags, locations, URLs and attachments. These can be optionally turned off from under Settings > Tasks
  • Task list can now display both a location name and a preview of notes, directly beneath the task title, for easier access and reference
  • New accessibility option to disable auto-enabling of calendars after a drag and drop
  • New option under Todoist Account Settings to hide tasks assigned to others
  • Now, when you drag and move multiple events, they'll shift based on their original dates. To move them all to the same date instead, hold down the shift key
  • Quickly respond to multiple meeting invites using the option+click context menu
  • All duplicated events are now automatically selected in the calendar
  • Improved handling of non-standard characters in parsed ics files
  • Fixed bug where the "Darken text" appearance setting stopped working
  • Fixed bug where the availability viewer would turn blank after switching to a date that wasn't visible on the main calendar
  • Fixed a sync issue with Todoist where bogus carriage return \r characters in notes copied from Microsoft To Do would trip the server
  • Ongoing stability improvements
View older BusyCal updates

Information

License

Shareware

Size

62.7 MB

Downloads

111608

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.15 or later
  • iCloud, Google, Exchange, or CalDAV account
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What needs improvements

Price
Value
Bug fixing

BusyCal qualities

Value
3.2
Ease of use
3.8
Features
3.8
Reliability
4.0
Customer support
2.8

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prLab
prLab
Feb 25 2023
2023.1.5
0.0
Feb 25 2023
0.0
Version: 2023.1.5
Great app but it constantly quits. I'm just going to use Calendar 366 (less features) but more reliable.
Nazaire
Nazaire
Feb 4 2023
2023.1.2
2.0
Feb 4 2023
2.0
Version: 2023.1.2
Still using version 3.12 and very happy with it. However with new subscription thing I will not upgrade. When 3.12 stops working I wll switch unless pricing is fixed. For non-business personnal use it is great but way too costly (a restricted version could be interesting, too).
prLab
prLab
Jan 26 2023
2023.1.1
0.0
Jan 26 2023
0.0
Version: 2023.1.1
Has some great features but constantly crashes.
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Sep 23 2022
2022.3.3
0.0
Sep 23 2022
0.0
Version: 2022.3.3
The current version at the Mac App Store is 2022.3.31
Mikenesmith
Mikenesmith
Sep 6 2022
2022.3.1
1.0
Sep 6 2022
1.0
Version: 2022.3.1
And so your "subscription that's supposedly not a 'subscription'" expires, and, guess what, just a few weeks later the app you "purchased" no longer works at all with Outlook calendar. Right. Save you money and avoid this app, which for its limited feature set makes Adobe subscriptions look like a bargain.
Mikenesmith
Mikenesmith
Jul 20 2022
2022.3.1
1.0
Jul 20 2022
1.0
Version: 2022.3.1
Supposedly you "own" the app and get free updates for 18 months, and then have the privilege of paying again for another 18 months, and so on. They claim that's not a subscription, but that's exactly what it is. And if you don't pay to renew, the app keeps phoning home to remind you, multiple times each day (not just on launch), that you haven't renewed. Yes, it has nice features, but it's way, way overpriced when all these multiple subscription fees are required to use it in peace. Save your money and use something else. (And this is from someone who purchased both BusyCal and BusyContacts, but won't purchase anything from this developer again.
Frodo-life
Frodo-life
May 3 2022
2022.1.4
2.0
May 3 2022
2.0
Version: 2022.1.4
unfortunately given up on it after many years using BusyCal, new subscription model does not suit me and $80 for a Calendar app is a little steep.
Mirsky
Mirsky
Mar 15 2022
2022.1.3
0.0
Mar 15 2022
0.0
Version: 2022.1.3
I love this app. It's much better than Apple's stock Calendar app. It even integrates better with Apple's Reminders than Apple's own Calendar app. The Smart filters are an especially useful feature. Plus this app uses a better payment model than Fantastical. After purchasing BusyCal, you get 18 months of support and updates and after that you still can use the app, even if you don't extend your license for another 18 months.
LeMerlot
LeMerlot
Jul 15 2021
2021.3.0
5.0
Jul 15 2021
5.0
Version: 2021.3.0
By far the best, most sophisticated and comprehensive and now with version 2021.3.0: beautifully designed calendar manager on the Mac. Worth every penny. At least for me. Period.
Pepper131
Pepper131
Jul 8 2021
2021.3.0
0.0
Jul 8 2021
0.0
Version: 2021.3.0
I used a cal by Calendar Man for years, but they stopped with OS 11. I had things that repeated on it for decades. I cal is ok but not fun to use.
gabriellacilmi333
gabriellacilmi333
Jun 11 2021
3.12.6.1
4.0
Jun 11 2021
4.0
Version: 3.12.6.1
Firstly! The price is expensive. There would be something to pay for. There are a lot of bugs, but they are never fixed. Only minor bugs are fixed. There are many problems with usability too. It seems that the developer deliberately creates errors and does not fix them, in order for us to use the program it would be inconvenient and we would have to wait for new updates in the hope that these bugs will be finally fixed. As if the developer is playing a tricky game with his users. Secondary! Using the program is inconvenient due to the presence of mocking bugs and shortcomings. So, by the way, most applications on the Apple platform. Some settings are impossible to change, and the default developer settings are terrible. As luck would have it! Thirdly! The default settings are not ideal. It takes a lot of time to work on the calendar settings. For the record, this is a drawback of all applications for Apple. In Windows 7, for example, just click next, next, next in the dialog box, and You be sure that everything will work perfectly. Because Windows applications are fine-tuned, and Apple applications are raw and of poor quality, like an eaten spoiled apple. Fourthly! The Support does not work at all. I have repeatedly written to the support about my ideas for optimizing the calendar, but not a single piece of advice was taken into account. The developer doesn't care about the consumer.
chrisjimmy196
chrisjimmy196
May 17 2021
3.12.6.1
4.0
May 17 2021
4.0
Version: 3.12.6.1
I have a lot of tasks every day. Perfect, that I have this reminder. Loooooove!
marrygarry001
marrygarry001
May 12 2021
3.12.6.1
5.0
May 12 2021
5.0
Version: 3.12.6.1
Like it)
Nazaire
Nazaire
Apr 8 2021
3.12.5
2.0
Apr 8 2021
2.0
Version: 3.12.5
I have limited use for extra functionalities but I like the looks better than the built-in Calendar.app. However the subscription model that forces payment for bug fixes is not acceptable, thus the low rating.
SiteCR2
SiteCR2
Apr 6 2021
3.12.5
2.0
Apr 6 2021
2.0
Version: 3.12.5
many long years later of being a busycal and busycontact person, the subscription model it is too much for what little I need in updates or capability. Heck unfortunately for what little I need now in my job, Outlook or gmail works just as fine. CYA
_brandon_
_brandon_
Mar 1 2021
3.12.3
0.0
Mar 1 2021
0.0
Version: 3.12.3
In MOST ways BusyCal is awesome, the best calendar I could find (at the time I compared them all). But it has one INFURIATING flaw: it constantly harasses you to update it, and there's no way to turn it off. It's working fine, and I don't need to upgrade it now. I'd rather wait a year or so until there's some really compelling improvement. Even though I've set the update check period to a month (there's no way to turn it off) it nags me far more often. This is REALLY HORRIBLE UX, and an unforgivable strategy to persuade users to upgrade.
Halfhitch
Halfhitch
Feb 2 2021
3.12.3
4.0
Feb 2 2021
4.0
Version: 3.12.3
I really like the app. Just be careful with the purchase, after about 2 years they started nagging me I no longer will receive updates unless I pay again but a reduced price. I can keep using my exisiting version. This nagging lasted about 2 weeks.
Funjoy
Funjoy
Feb 2 2021
3.12.3
5.0
Feb 2 2021
5.0
Version: 3.12.3
BusyCal is one of those apps I considered for a couple of years before finally trying. There aren't a lot of Mac calendar-only apps out there. I ended up really, really liking it, and it's my main Mac calendar. Extremely powerful, syncs up my Apple Calendar and Google Calendars. Regularly updated too. If Apple Calendar is too basic for you and you don't want to pay $60/yr for Fantastical this app is what you want. It's about 90% as functional and pretty as Fantastical, but much, much cheaper with one-time purchase.
o1o
o1o
Feb 1 2021
3.12.2
1.0
Feb 1 2021
1.0
Version: 3.12.2
forcing the update, locking the data and then FAILING TO RESPOND TO MULTIPLE requests for support is irresponsible and basically extortion. ALL without any clear communicaiton. I was willing to pay the update but since you caused considerable damage, on principle I will not renew and try to make it as public as I can how disrepectful you are of your customers.
taebde
taebde
Jan 6 2021
3.12.2
1.0
Jan 6 2021
1.0
Version: 3.12.2
I really enjoyed the time with Busycal for years... Changing the license model without any upfront notice... I mean all of us bought a license years a go and now we have a 18 month subscription plan? WHAT A MESS
carb
carb
Apr 16 2024
2024.1.2
1.0
Apr 16 2024
1.0
Version: 2024.1.2
ThomasMiller
ThomasMiller
Mar 19 2024
2024.1.2
1.0
Mar 19 2024
1.0
Version: 2024.1.2
firewall00110-1
firewall00110-1
Jan 25 2024
2024.1.1
1.0
Jan 25 2024
1.0
Version: 2024.1.1
lfwx
lfwx
Oct 5 2023
2023.3.3
1.0
Oct 5 2023
1.0
Version: 2023.3.3
fallenflower
fallenflower
Sep 20 2023
2023.3.2
1.0
Sep 20 2023
1.0
Version: 2023.3.2
Maxter
Maxter
May 13 2023
2023.1.5
4.0
May 13 2023
4.0
Version: 2023.1.5
Nazaire
Nazaire
Feb 4 2023
2023.1.2
2.0
Feb 4 2023
2.0
Version: 2023.1.2
F.Burfel
F.Burfel
Jul 25 2022
2022.3.1
2.0
Jul 25 2022
2.0
Version: 2022.3.1
Mikenesmith
Mikenesmith
Jul 20 2022
2022.3.1
1.0
Jul 20 2022
1.0
Version: 2022.3.1
firewall00110
firewall00110
Dec 15 2021
2021.4.3
1.0
Dec 15 2021
1.0
Version: 2021.4.3
gabriellacilmi333
gabriellacilmi333
Jun 11 2021
3.12.6.1
4.0
Jun 11 2021
4.0
Version: 3.12.6.1
chrisjimmy196
chrisjimmy196
May 17 2021
3.12.6.1
4.0
May 17 2021
4.0
Version: 3.12.6.1
marrygarry001
marrygarry001
May 12 2021
3.12.6.1
5.0
May 12 2021
5.0
Version: 3.12.6.1
Halfhitch
Halfhitch
Feb 2 2021
4.0
Feb 2 2021
4.0
Version: null
Funjoy
Funjoy
Feb 2 2021
5.0
Feb 2 2021
5.0
Version: null
o1o
o1o
Feb 1 2021
1.0
Feb 1 2021
1.0
Version: null
taebde
taebde
Jan 6 2021
1.0
Jan 6 2021
1.0
Version: null
Rnetter
Rnetter
Jan 6 2021
1.0
Jan 6 2021
1.0
Version: null
Jp7
Jp7
Jan 6 2021
1.0
Jan 6 2021
1.0
Version: null
TomasA
TomasA
Jan 5 2021
1.0
Jan 5 2021
1.0
Version: null
Zarquon
Zarquon
Oct 28 2020
4.0
Oct 28 2020
4.0
Version: null
thomascantor
thomascantor
Oct 15 2020
5.0
Oct 15 2020
5.0
Version: null
stephenjzeoli
stephenjzeoli
Sep 23 2020
4.0
Sep 23 2020
4.0
Version: null
bdikkat
bdikkat
Aug 27 2020
5.0
Aug 27 2020
5.0
Version: null
daniellapetta
daniellapetta
May 11 2020
2.0
May 11 2020
2.0
Version: null
claus-in-iceland
claus-in-iceland
Feb 12 2020
5.0
Feb 12 2020
5.0
Version: null
LeMerlot
LeMerlot
Jan 29 2020
5.0
Jan 29 2020
5.0
Version: null
Frankhh
Frankhh
Jan 26 2020
5.0
Jan 26 2020
5.0
Version: null
aleksjunttila
aleksjunttila
Oct 22 2019
3.0
Oct 22 2019
3.0
Version: null
Tedg
Tedg
Aug 7 2019
5.0
Aug 7 2019
5.0
Version: null
Rumplestiltskin
Rumplestiltskin
Jun 4 2019
5.0
Jun 4 2019
5.0
Version: null
Bjornr
Bjornr
May 28 2019
5.0
May 28 2019
5.0
Version: null
ahmedhatata-ah
ahmedhatata-ah
Mar 20 2019
5.0
Mar 20 2019
5.0
Version: null
AlainC6412
AlainC6412
Jan 22 2019
5.0
Jan 22 2019
5.0
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Noah R
Noah R
Oct 31 2018
5.0
Oct 31 2018
5.0
Version: null
Goeland1406
Goeland1406
Jun 14 2018
4.0
Jun 14 2018
4.0
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Gilbrh03
Gilbrh03
Jun 11 2018
2.0
Jun 11 2018
2.0
Version: null
twmoreland
twmoreland
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5.0
Apr 20 2018
5.0
Version: null
Biox
Biox
Apr 14 2018
2.5
Apr 14 2018
2.5
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Winco
Winco
Jan 22 2018
4.5
Jan 22 2018
4.5
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