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BusyCal for Mac

Powerful calendar app with multiple syncing options.

$49.99
In English
3.5
Based on 264 user rates

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

  • 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
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BusyCal for Mac

$49.99
In English
Version 2024.1.2
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What needs improvements

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BusyCal qualities

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

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3.5

(231 Reviews of BusyCal)

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Nazaire
Nazaire
Jul 2 2024
2024.1.2
2.0
Jul 2 2024
2.0
Version: 2024.1.2
Works fine. I bought it mainly because it looks better that Apple's calendar. Now the upgrade costs are too high and frequent for me. A regular + pro licences could have done it for me, not shelling out ~$30 quite often.
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
firewall00110-1
firewall00110-1
Jan 25 2024
2024.1.1
1.0
Jan 25 2024
1.0
Version: 2024.1.1
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
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
Version: null
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
Version: null
Gilbrh03
Gilbrh03
Jun 11 2018
2.0
Jun 11 2018
2.0
Version: null
twmoreland
twmoreland
Apr 20 2018
5.0
Apr 20 2018
5.0
Version: null
Biox
Biox
Apr 14 2018
2.5
Apr 14 2018
2.5
Version: null
Winco
Winco
Jan 22 2018
4.5
Jan 22 2018
4.5
Version: null
parsyan-adelaida
parsyan-adelaida
Jul 3 2017
5.0
Jul 3 2017
5.0
Version: null
barywsf
barywsf
Jun 23 2017
2.0
Jun 23 2017
2.0
Version: null
eraddio
eraddio
Apr 25 2017
5.0
Apr 25 2017
5.0
Version: null
D0112358
D0112358
Apr 6 2017
4.0
Apr 6 2017
4.0
Version: null
bobembry
bobembry
Apr 5 2017
5.0
Apr 5 2017
5.0
Version: null