BusyCal
BusyCal
3.6.6

3.6

BusyCal

BusyCal

3.6.618 June 2019

Powerful calendar app with multiple syncing options.

BusyCal
$49.99
18 June 2019

3.6

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BusyCal

BusyCal

3.6.618 June 2019

Powerful calendar app with multiple syncing options.

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 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 BusyCal

Version 3.6.6:
  • Subscribed and manually imported events in GMT now automatically convert to local time
  • Improved background sync for large calendars
  • Fixes a crash caused by recent changes made by the weather provider
  • Ongoing stability improvements

Requirements for BusyCal

  • OS X 10.11.0 or later

344 Reviews

Rate this app:

03 February 2013

Most helpful

Been using BusyCal 1.6 for a while now, and have recently been deciding whether to upgrade to the App Store version 2. BusyCal 1.6 has been great, offering a feature set that was sufficiently advanced above iCal to be worthwhile. However, the $50 price tag was too hard to swallow on it's own. As part of a bundle with Parallels for $50 total the price was right and it's been an exceptional value. I use the calendar for basic work/personal calendar functionality with Google Calendars. With the shift to the App Store, and the "introductory" $30 "upgrade fee" I've had to seriously re-examine whether version 2 of this software is actually worth the price. My conclusion? No. While pretty, it offers few useful features above Calendar.app in 10.8. My short list of advantages? The info pane shows the full location for meetings. Calendar.app cuts them off. Point to BusyCal. BusyCal has ToDo list functionality; Apple has moved the relatively worthless to-do list in iCal to Reminders and managed to make it even more worthless. 1/2 point to BusyCal, because it doesn't actually sync with reminders nor does it create a todo list that anything else can read. At least it's exportable. Calendar.app in 10.8 has excellent Google Calendar support (much better than iCal ever was), but not quite as good as BusyCal. Calendar.app has some issues keeping track of moved meetings where a restart of the app is required to re-sync. Point to BusyCal. BusyCal has status icons on meetings identifying meetings with attendees and recurring meetings. Calendar does not. Point to BusyCal. BusyCal has weather, and sunrise/sunset display. That's nice from a productivity standpoint. 1/2 point to BusyCal since I can live without this. BusyCal has an integrated info pane. Much nicer from a functionality standpoint. Point to BusyCal. If those features are good for you, and you do not currently own BusyCal, then $30 *might* be a good value. However, there is no real advantage I can see for BusyCal 2 over BusyCal 1.6 other than continued support and future bug fixes. BusyCal 2 drops features in favor of some improved eye-candy. All told, it's *maybe* worth $10 to upgrade from 1.6. $30? No way. $50? You're out of your mind. If there were a cheap upgrade path from 1.6 that reflects the actual improvement in the software I'd not give this a 2nd thought. As it stands, I'm simply looking for an alternative. Calendar.app is literally two small features away from replacing this product entirely. Asking me to re-purchase the app at an exorbitant price for what is essentially an AppStore-ified re-hash of what I already own (under the guise of "Mountain Lion support") is simply out of the question.
Like (29)
Version 2.0.2
04 June 2019
Absolutely stellar. When Apple's Calendar didn't send alarm notifications to my Google Calendar (making me miss appointments!), I switched to Busy Cal and that rectified things. That was a few years ago. I've been completely happy with this app and the few times I've had a tech support issue, I get an answer promptly.
Like
Version 3.6.3
28 May 2019
very smart app
Like
Version 3.6.2
20 March 2019
The most convenient , powerful and reliable calendar application ever , the ability to create events and see your dates in day, weeks and month and most convenient way is the list view . The app integrates with to do lists and you can you use it from dock or menu bar . Adding icons and travel time is very nice touch from the developers seriously to the app and the most important part that you will not lose any notifications even if the app is not running . Great application that deserves a 5 star review
Like (1)
Version 3.6.1
22 January 2019
The ability to show 8 days large, easier to carry from one week to the other, same day
Like (1)
Version 3.5.7
10 December 2018
I save time because we can show 8 days large then carry an item to next week fast with the mouse
Like
Version 3.5.2
31 October 2018
BusyCal has been my default calendar for years. It is very powerful, easy to use, and makes my busy life manageable. Sharing is simple and foolproof. The new dark mode implementation is awesome.
Like (2)
Version 3.5.2
26 September 2018
No Dark Mode to work with Mojave ?
Like
Version 3.4.3
31 July 2018
The current version is 3.3.13
Like
Version 3.3.12
14 June 2018
Like
Version 3.3.8
11 June 2018
The software isn't worth the money compared with Apple's original software. the only interest is the integration of "Rappel" (Reminder?) in the calendar window.
Like (1)
Version 3.3.8
$49.99

3.6

Category:

Business

Personal Info Managers

Developer Website:
DownloadPurchase nowMacUpdateInstall with MacUpdate

Downloaded & Installed 105,259 times

$49.99

3.6

Category:

Business

Personal Info Managers

Developer Website:
DownloadPurchase nowMacUpdateInstall with MacUpdate

Downloaded & Installed 105,259 times

Don't like new MacUpdate? Back to old design.

344 Reviews

Rate this app:

03 February 2013

Most helpful

Been using BusyCal 1.6 for a while now, and have recently been deciding whether to upgrade to the App Store version 2. BusyCal 1.6 has been great, offering a feature set that was sufficiently advanced above iCal to be worthwhile. However, the $50 price tag was too hard to swallow on it's own. As part of a bundle with Parallels for $50 total the price was right and it's been an exceptional value. I use the calendar for basic work/personal calendar functionality with Google Calendars. With the shift to the App Store, and the "introductory" $30 "upgrade fee" I've had to seriously re-examine whether version 2 of this software is actually worth the price. My conclusion? No. While pretty, it offers few useful features above Calendar.app in 10.8. My short list of advantages? The info pane shows the full location for meetings. Calendar.app cuts them off. Point to BusyCal. BusyCal has ToDo list functionality; Apple has moved the relatively worthless to-do list in iCal to Reminders and managed to make it even more worthless. 1/2 point to BusyCal, because it doesn't actually sync with reminders nor does it create a todo list that anything else can read. At least it's exportable. Calendar.app in 10.8 has excellent Google Calendar support (much better than iCal ever was), but not quite as good as BusyCal. Calendar.app has some issues keeping track of moved meetings where a restart of the app is required to re-sync. Point to BusyCal. BusyCal has status icons on meetings identifying meetings with attendees and recurring meetings. Calendar does not. Point to BusyCal. BusyCal has weather, and sunrise/sunset display. That's nice from a productivity standpoint. 1/2 point to BusyCal since I can live without this. BusyCal has an integrated info pane. Much nicer from a functionality standpoint. Point to BusyCal. If those features are good for you, and you do not currently own BusyCal, then $30 *might* be a good value. However, there is no real advantage I can see for BusyCal 2 over BusyCal 1.6 other than continued support and future bug fixes. BusyCal 2 drops features in favor of some improved eye-candy. All told, it's *maybe* worth $10 to upgrade from 1.6. $30? No way. $50? You're out of your mind. If there were a cheap upgrade path from 1.6 that reflects the actual improvement in the software I'd not give this a 2nd thought. As it stands, I'm simply looking for an alternative. Calendar.app is literally two small features away from replacing this product entirely. Asking me to re-purchase the app at an exorbitant price for what is essentially an AppStore-ified re-hash of what I already own (under the guise of "Mountain Lion support") is simply out of the question.
Like (29)
Version 2.0.2
04 June 2019
Absolutely stellar. When Apple's Calendar didn't send alarm notifications to my Google Calendar (making me miss appointments!), I switched to Busy Cal and that rectified things. That was a few years ago. I've been completely happy with this app and the few times I've had a tech support issue, I get an answer promptly.
Like
Version 3.6.3
28 May 2019
very smart app
Like
Version 3.6.2
20 March 2019
The most convenient , powerful and reliable calendar application ever , the ability to create events and see your dates in day, weeks and month and most convenient way is the list view . The app integrates with to do lists and you can you use it from dock or menu bar . Adding icons and travel time is very nice touch from the developers seriously to the app and the most important part that you will not lose any notifications even if the app is not running . Great application that deserves a 5 star review
Like (1)
Version 3.6.1
22 January 2019
The ability to show 8 days large, easier to carry from one week to the other, same day
Like (1)
Version 3.5.7
10 December 2018
I save time because we can show 8 days large then carry an item to next week fast with the mouse
Like
Version 3.5.2
31 October 2018
BusyCal has been my default calendar for years. It is very powerful, easy to use, and makes my busy life manageable. Sharing is simple and foolproof. The new dark mode implementation is awesome.
Like (2)
Version 3.5.2
26 September 2018
No Dark Mode to work with Mojave ?
Like
Version 3.4.3
31 July 2018
The current version is 3.3.13
Like
Version 3.3.12
14 June 2018
Like
Version 3.3.8
11 June 2018
The software isn't worth the money compared with Apple's original software. the only interest is the integration of "Rappel" (Reminder?) in the calendar window.
Like (1)
Version 3.3.8