BusySync
BusySync
2.3.1

4.6

BusySync free download for Mac

BusySync

2.3.1
24 July 2012

Keep iCal calendars in sync on a network.

Overview

BusySync allows multiple users to share and edit iCal calendars on a local area network and sync iCal with Google Calendar. BusySync is a Mac OS X System Preference Pane that runs in the background and adds calendar sharing capabilities to iCal. Leveraging Apple Sync Services and Bonjour, calendar events created in iCal are instantly synchronized with other iCal users on the network and with Google Calendar.

  • Google Calendar Synchronization -- Sync iCal with Google Calendar for online read-write access to your calendars from any computer, anywhere.
  • Bonjour networking -- BusySync automatically synchronizes calendars with others on your local area network. No dedicated servers or complicated network settings to configure. It just works.
  • Multi-user editing -- BusySync allows multiple users to share and edit calendars with full read-write access. Changes made by one user are instantly synchronized with all others on the network.
  • Security -- Calendars can be password protected to provide users with read-write or read-only access. SSL encryption keeps your data private when syncing on the LAN or with Google.
  • Offline access -- Changes made to a calendar while disconnected from your home or office network are automatically synchronized when you reconnect to the network.

What's new in BusySync

Version 2.3.1:
  • Supports OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Gatekeeper
  • Fixes bug that would cause conflicts to occur when syncing with Google

Requirements for BusySync

  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later

30 BusySync Reviews

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Wintersmith
21 April 2009

Most helpful

The product itself works well. It fills a puzzling feature gap in iCal, and gets the job done. However. The price is nuts. More politely put, it's both deceptive and out of touch. First, it's not actually $25-it's $50, and that's if you're content to sync calendars on a measly TWO machines. I think 3 or 4 machines combined at home and work is pretty average for users most likely to be interested in this utility, but that takes the price up to $75-$100. And no, there's no discount until the 5-licenses mark. 10% off if you spend $125 to $225 for a shareware utility. Gee, thanks dad! When you consider that $90 will get you Adobe Photoshop Elements and $80 will buy a new 4GB iPod Shuffle, it's difficult to understand why BusyMac would insist on a price like this.
Like (7)
Version 2.1.9
Xanteen
16 February 2013
Still a great way to connect iCal to Google and iOS devices. Been using it for a few years and had my first issue yesterday. Emailed the logs to the dev and got a reply in minutes that helped me solve my problem.
Like (1)
Version 2.3.1
Vanderwal
01 April 2011
Like
Version 2.3
Alertman32
18 March 2011
Like
Version 2.3
LCdrCaswell
19 January 2011
Like
Version 2.3
Nick-Collingridge
28 July 2010
Great product. Works extremely well. One of those rare products where these comments are pretty much all that's needed. The only other thing to say is that I wish this product also did the same job for the Address Book.
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Version 2.3
Robertcoogan
28 July 2010
Definitely a must-have for those who need a quality scheduling app. Had a few very minor bugs on release, the devs have been awesome about addressing them. Well worth the price.
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Version 2.3
monty-3
25 September 2009
Anybody know what happened to busymac? I tried all day to log on to their site but "server not found" is all I get. Did they go out of business?
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Version 2.2.3
Eval
24 September 2009
Site seems to be down yesterday and today. Weird. This is the simplest and most reliable way to sync calendars among users on a network. It is expensive relative to the competition though.
Like (1)
Version 2.2.3
2 answer(s)
Fishscale
Fishscale
25 September 2009
True more expensive but feature list is much longer than competitors. Depending on your needs you can go with a good free sync app or get busycal and have an all in one ical. Like the dev says it's ical on steroids. Personally I think it is worth the money, especially since it is a one and done cal app which suites my needs. It is fully functional shareware for 30 days though so you get a chance to see if it is worth the $30 they are asking. Remember this is still in beta! Can only get better, unless circumstances the dev can't control prevent further development but I don't think that is the case. I like the app, I like it in conjunction with ideskcal, calendar apps are a hard thing to choose and pay for, each app has it's ups and downs but this seems to have more up's than down's... Good post though man. Definitely points out the big issue of price. +1 from me.
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Version 2.2.3
Eval
Eval
26 September 2009
Site is back up. They had some provider trouble, I guess. The URL http://www.busysync.com/ works if your DNS hasn't updated to the new provider.
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Version 2.2.3
Wintersmith
21 April 2009
The product itself works well. It fills a puzzling feature gap in iCal, and gets the job done. However. The price is nuts. More politely put, it's both deceptive and out of touch. First, it's not actually $25-it's $50, and that's if you're content to sync calendars on a measly TWO machines. I think 3 or 4 machines combined at home and work is pretty average for users most likely to be interested in this utility, but that takes the price up to $75-$100. And no, there's no discount until the 5-licenses mark. 10% off if you spend $125 to $225 for a shareware utility. Gee, thanks dad! When you consider that $90 will get you Adobe Photoshop Elements and $80 will buy a new 4GB iPod Shuffle, it's difficult to understand why BusyMac would insist on a price like this.
Like (7)
Version 2.1.9
2 answer(s)
Djc0
Djc0
01 May 2009
I have an iMac, and Air and an iPhone. I have BusySync installed on the iMac and use MobileMe to keep all my iCal's in step. Hence i only need one BusySync license. True, i needed MobileMe to do this (at ~$99/year), but there are a number of cheap or free ways to sync iCal calendars to give the same effect. The beauty of BusySync is that it syncs between **Google Calendar and iCal**, something that's much harder to do without grief. And BusySync has done this seamlessly, for me at least. I'm very happy to have purchased it, and i highly recommend it.
Like (1)
Version 2.1.9
Lee123
Lee123
20 September 2009
weird, my ical and google calendar sync fine. There are instructions on google on how to set it up and its not hard.
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Version 2.2.3
Andrewm
02 January 2009
$25 per computer??? For syncing utility, regardless how good, is simply unacceptable. I use 4 different macs at home and buying 4 licenses for $100 is not what I will do. $25 per home network would be a different story and fully justifiable. All those "OH's" and "AH's" here with 3 to 5 star ratings smell fishy to me too.
Like (4)
Version 2.1.9
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