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Powerful calendar app with multiple syncing options.

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 2022.2.2

Updated on May 11 2022

  • So. Many. New. Widgets. Explore the many widgets now supported under Notification Center (macOS 11 Big Sur and above only).
  • Additional options under the Do Not Disturb drop-down
  • When duplicating (Option+dragging) events, selection is now retained for newly pasted events
  • Hidden, but visible, events now show with a dotted outline and a dimmed background color
  • New keyboard shortcut (CMD+Option+') to Insert Date and Time at the top of the notes
  • Improvements to Todoist integration
  • Improved support for handling WebDAV subscriptions that contain multiple calendars
  • Improvements to handling of duplicate meeting invites across various shared calendars
  • Improvements to time-of-day detection when entering dates
  • Improved handling of Posteo accounts
  • Improved handling of safari URL, pasted from Mail, into the attendees field
  • Added workaround for an issue where 'paste' would fail to work when authenticating an Office 365 account
  • Improved calendar info sheet layout to fit smaller screens
  • Pasting into the attendees field (using the context menu) now properly parses mailto: links
  • Fixed bug where hidden events related meta-data would not sync properly for CalDAV accounts
  • Fixed issue where an account may remain offline after the mac wakes up
  • Fixed bug where creating events on a CalDAV account would at times mark the event as 'Free' (i.e. not busy) by default
  • Fixed an issue where a future dated task would not open from search due to a narrow set of applied filters
  • Fixed a localization issue under Edit Menu > End Dates
  • Fixed an issue where sometimes, a read-only calendar on Google would not show the correct indicator
  • Fixed bug where a completed task would not immediately show in week view at times
  • Fixed issue where duplicating a task as an event would fail to pick the default event calendar
  • Ongoing stability improvements
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Information

License

Shareware

Size

58.5 MB

Downloads

110557

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
  • iCloud, Google, Exchange, or CalDAV account
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What customer like

Performance
Stability
Security

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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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
1.0
Apr 8 2021
1.0
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
Rnetter
Rnetter
Jan 6 2021
3.12.2
1.0
Jan 6 2021
1.0
Version: 3.12.2
Use to like BusyContact and BusyCal but didn't realize that they want $30 for EACH of their program every 18 Month which I am not prepared to pay. Looking for alternatives now. Also, I assume they'll go out of business soon which is another reason to start looking for something new but they were good while it lasted :(
Jp7
Jp7
Jan 6 2021
3.12.2
1.0
Jan 6 2021
1.0
Version: 3.12.2
This suddenly re-defined license expiration is but greed. I'm done. I bought the Mac and iOS versions of BusyCal as well as the BusyContacts. Back to basic Apple and good riddance.
TomasA
TomasA
Jan 5 2021
3.12.2
1.0
Jan 5 2021
1.0
Version: 3.12.2
The company now wants users to pay 29;99 USD for an upgrade from 13.2.1 to 13.2.2. Which is a bug fix. Sad to say, but since Beehive Innovations bought BusyCal and BusyContacts ythey have fallen behind their competition. And charge almost 30 USD for a bugfix. My guess is that this app will be dead within a year, so I don't dare to pay even if I thought it was a fair price, Bye bye BusyCal and BusyContacts.
Mikenesmith
Mikenesmith
Jan 5 2021
3.12.2
2.0
Jan 5 2021
2.0
Version: 3.12.2
App works fine but deceptive and hidden "subsubscription" practice for updates is unacceptable. Charges 50% of price for minor version updates without any information on this practice when purchasing. Fantastical is a better and less expensive if you're looking for a subscription-based service. Heck, even Outlook is working acceptably now, if you already have to run MS products.
Zarquon
Zarquon
Oct 28 2020
3.10.4
4.0
Oct 28 2020
4.0
Version: 3.10.4
A worthy successor to Now Up-to-Date. I’ve used this software in one form or another for many years, almost every day. It’s not perfect—it has some rough edges—but it does what it needs to do.
thomascantor
thomascantor
Oct 15 2020
3.10.4
5.0
Oct 15 2020
5.0
Version: 3.10.4
A solid app, with a very responsive developer. It can sync with MacOS and iOS calendars and reminders, and I've gotten a lot of use out of it for seven+ years.
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