I want to warn potential customers that BusyCal is a scam! I purchased BusyCal2 about two years ago and now it will no longer work because instead of updating they made version 2 obsolete (will no longer sync with Google) forcing customers to buy version 3.
They offer a reduced price but it is not an option or a free update as it should be. I wrote to customer relations to request a refund or solution and was told by someone called Kirk ”there was never a guarantee that BusyCal 2 would work in perpetuity." They even offered as a solution that I use Apple Calendar!
BusyMac is a fly-by-night scam business. There are plenty of other apps available. I used Outlook for years and that old version 17 years old still works. BusyMac is burning their own customers to scam new people. They claim it’s Google’s fault because of a change in the sync but who is going to fall for this when their version 3 does work.
Basically BusyMac has turned off sync on the old version to force previous customers to buy again. Just glad I never fell for their BusyContacts! For those who say BusyMac needs to do this to keep developing software you are just repeating what the company tells you.
A good business develops with long term satisfied customers who can keep enjoying a product they bought and expect it to keep working as it did when purchased while on the strength of that, gaining new customers with improved versions of the product. When old customers wish to update - not because they are forced to but because they choose to - a reduced price is the way to show respect. If a product is good more and more people will buy making the company successful.
BusyMac’s BusyCal is a scam because it is not a good product. It is really doing nothing more than the free Calendar Apple provides. In fact, now that I have gone back to the Apple Calendar, I actually think it works better than BusyCal. It is more responsive, faster, better looking and has options that BusyCal does not have. Plus it integrates with Mac better obviously.