Alex O'Neal
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A-One reviewed on 01 Aug 2011
Just returning to BusyCal after too much frustration with iCal Lion. Aside from iCal Lion's idiotic graphics, it frustrates with simple things like that Lion iCal can't display more than 3-4 all day events in week view without getting into really un-user friendly scrolling.

For now at least BusyCal does seem to be the ideal solution. Shame that printing options are still so limited, and the app could do with a bit of a facelift/update, but BusyCal strikes me as a much more workable solution than the new iCal for real work situations.
[Version 1.5.4]


A-One reviewed on 16 May 2011
I would really like to like this application. The feature set is almost perfect, and although it is a while since the last version I tried as a demo, this one certainly seems faster and altogether more like a serious contender.

But then after a while the cracks start to appear. Frequent crashes don't exactly inspire much faith. Smart lists don't update properly - or is it that tags set don't keep their tag settings? Hard to tell, but it sure as hell doesn't work properly. The application promises excellent ways to organise your contacts - but if you can't rely on tagged contacts actually showing up in smart groups for that tag, what is the point? .... And as far as I can see this version is simply not compatible with the current version of Skype. So if not, why release it with supposed Skype dialling compatibility? It just looks like another great sounding function that actually does not work.

With a responsive developer these would seem like small bugs that could be ironed out fairly swiftly. Thought I would email the developer to find out, but there is no easy way to contact them. Only way is a convoluted process of registration on the website. Feels like they want to put up a barrier to stop customers bothering them. Then I look at all the other comments on MacUpdate and realise the impression I get is nothing new - people have been pointing out these frustrations with the app and developer for quite some time.

Such a shame for an application that is so very nearly really, really good. And so damn weird that the developer doesn't appear to be listening. Make yourself accessible ... and iron out bugs ... and communicate to customers and potential customers ... and you could have something excellent here!
[Version 9.1.3]


A-One reviewed on 08 Jan 2010
This is ALMOST brilliant. Very tidy system with two major exceptions:

1. Formatting the output to print reports is a mess ... column widths behave unpredictably and it is almost impossible to get things displaying correctly.

2. The program eats RAM. Left inactive in the background, the Mac will begin to seize up after about an hour ... the culprit is Paperless (last seen trying to use nearly 1.5GB of RAM).

Neither of these stop me from using Paperless. Its basic functionality is great - and relatively unique. Just hope Mariner get on with fixing the bugs.
[Version 1.1.1]

a-one commented on 03 Sep 2009
Great utility this - but it seems that Leopard kills it. And no word on the developers site on that front. Hopefully it will be updated soon ... ?

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a-one replied on 03 Sep 2009
... sorry, meant to say that SNOW Leopard kills it. Works fine with Leopard ... but seems to stop working completely under Snow Leopard.

a-one reviewed on 04 Sep 2008
Perfect. Simple, efficient and truly useful. Feels like it should be part of OSX anyway.

Developer also really on the case. Emailed them about a small compatibility issue with Textexpander - and two days later a new release fixes the issue. Now can't fault the software.

Thoroughly recommended.
[Version 2.8.1]

a-one commented on 18 Apr 2006
Import MailTags? ... Genius. I love you! Combination of Mail Act-On, MailTags and Mail Steward .... finally got those mailboxes under control. Great stuff.
[Version 7.3]


a-one reviewed on 02 Feb 2006
With the old user interface, our company rejected Daylite as too complicated and too fiddly to use. After testing for a week, the new interface has totally renewed our interest.

However, it looks as if the new version will still be lacking an essential element ... iCal sync. Why is it not there? Other programs manage it, and it limits the interoperability of Daylite to only other Daylite users and prevents calendar sync with anything other than Palm devices.

Very impressive new interface. Very disappointing that iCal sync does not appear to be coming.
[Version 3.0b2]

a-one commented on 17 Jan 2006
Without full and proper sync with iCal as well as address book, this is disappointing. There is a Beta for a whole new version on their website - but it looks as if this too will lack iCal sync. Shame, as otherwise looks extremely promising.
[Version 1.9]

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