BusyCal 3 is the most powerful, flexible, reliable calendar app for macOS. It's packed with innovative, time-saving features including customizable views, integrated to dos, travel time, maps, natural language input, weather, moons, graphics, tags 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 per month, or days shown per week, and you can even customize the calendar's appearance by choosing a font face and size, calendar colors, time format and more.
INTEGRATED TO DOS
In BusyCal, To Dos are integrated into your calendar, display on the date or time they are due, and carry forward until completed. You can also display a To Do List in the sidebar. To Dos in BusyCal are compatible and sync with the Reminders app on Mac and iOS.
BusyCal's info panel enables you to quickly view and edit event details with speed and precision. The info panel can be displayed in the sidebar, as a popup or a floating window. And it's completely customizable, you can choose from a wide range of attributes to display including time zones, tags, maps, private notes, last edit time and more.
NATURAL LANGUAGE INPUT
BusyCal enables you to create events and to dos using natural language. A preview of the event details are displayed while you type as it recognizes titles, dates and times, locations and more. You can even use it to add contacts or attendees to an event, set alarms, add URLs, and to indicate the calendar to create the event on.
BusyCal allows you to block out time for walking, driving or taking mass transit to an event or location. You can set a fixed amount of travel time or determine it automatically using the integrated support for Location Services and Apple Maps. You can even receive alerts when it's time to leave as traffic conditions change.
MENU BAR APP
The BusyCal menu bar app is always running, even when the main BusyCal app is not running, so you always have access to your schedule. It displays a mini-month, a scrolling list of your events and to dos, and the weather forecast. You can click on an event to view its details, and create new events and to dos using natural language.
BusyCal's Smart Filters are a powerful tool for managing your calendar. Smart Filters can be accessed with a keyboard shortcut or a button on the toolbar to display calendar sets (showing/hiding multiple calendars), perform saved searches (events that contain 'Joe'), apply view settings (an 8-week month view) and much more.
BusyCal displays alarms in a movable, resizable floating window that offers the ability to snooze an alarm for any number of minutes from now or before the start of an event, or snooze multiple alarms at once. And BusyCal Alarms trigger even when the main BusyCal app isn't running, so you'll never miss an important appointment.
WEATHER & MOONS
BusyCal displays a live 10-day weather forecast, phases of the moon, and sunrise and sunset times.
BusyCal lets you add graphics to your calendar to highlight holidays and special events. You can choose from the built-in Emoji and IconFinder images, or drag images from your desktop or web.
BusyCal integrates with its sister app, BusyContacts, forming a flexible easy-to-use CRM solution. By adding contacts to events in BusyCal, you have instant access to a contact's email address and phone number, as well as a record in BusyContacts of your interactions with them.
SYNC AND SHARE CALENDARS
BusyCal supports iCloud, Google, Exchange and CalDAV servers, enabling you to sync calendars with other Macs and iOS devices running BusyCal or the built-in Calendar app. This includes the ability to share calendars, schedule meetings, and view the availability of others.
* Weather Underground has retired its service. BusyCal weather updates are now powered by Dark Sky, which provides more accurate weather forecasts. It's also now easier to perform a city / town / zip-code lookup in preferences.
* Improved handling of CalDAV meeting invitations where these wouldn't otherwise show in the Inbox
* Completed todos with due times now show at their original due times instead of in the all-day section. This behavior can be changed from Preferences > ToDos.
* The "Carry forward uncompleted todos" setting no longer includes completed todos
* Updates to events with pending invites are now automatically synced to the server
* Meeting invitations sent to group calendar on Exchange, no longer appear in the Inbox when you're not invited
* WebEx meeting links inserted by google are no longer stripped out
* Extra details related to an embedded Hangouts call, hidden by default, can now be seen by clicking on a (i) button next to the Join Hangout Call link.
* Improvements to accounts preferences
* Several CalDAV servers (including iCloud) reject accepting Todos containing custom alarms with 'Open file' attachments / URLs. This option has now been disabled.
* Improved display of event tiles using custom condensed fonts
* Fixed a bug where the To-do list would not at times refresh if 'Show Completed Todos' was set to 'In Calendar Range'
* Fixed a bug where alerts would not fire for some unselected calendars
* Fix for Outlook and Airmail opening multiple windows when using the "Email attendees" option
* Performance improvements
* Ongoing stability improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Favorite calendar app for Mac
I really like BusyCal! Especially the drop-down interface for the menu bar. It’s very handy to see a concise graphical representation of the month and the upcoming events and meetings.
My favorite part is the graphical design of the app. It looks really nice. I was for a time torn between BusyCal and Fantasitcal, however I am glad I decided to stay with BusyCal. I do use Fantastical on my iOS devices, however. I do like those apps. They just seem to quickly grow old since I feel like I am looking at the same thing every day whereas with BusiCal - it seems to be changing and changeable. Like life.
I also broke down and bought BusyContacts. Although I do like that app, I would never be happy until I had both apps paired together. Maybe you will like it as much as I do?
It just works.
I like BusyCal because I don't feel like the application gets in the way of the job I need it to do.
There are three things it does well that are particularly important to me.
BusyCal loads very quickly and doesn't use a ton of resources. Some calendar apps I've tried took far too long to load. This meant I couldn't add or change something unless the program was already running. Having to wait took me out of the moment and broke my flow. BusyCal doesn't have this problem.
My calendar is always available. BusyCal puts an icon in the menu bar. Other programs have done this, but the program had to be running in the background for the menu bar icon to be available. The BusyCal menubar icon is ALWAYS there whether or not the program is running, so I can see my schedule whenever I want and can enter things on the fly.
Finally, I really like BusyCal's monthly view. It lets me see up to 12 weeks at a time and can scroll indefinitely.
Using BusyCal, I feel like I'm interacting with my schedule, not my calendar program.
Good calendar, still has a little work to do
I have been using busycal as a replacement for outlook. I like the fact that busycal places my to do list where I can see it alongside my calendar. Busycal works well with my exchange calendar as well as family google calendar.
What needs work: Inviting multiple people to an event does not work well. Once the invite event has been placed, it is difficult to modify it.
Also, as an aesthetic preference, it would be nice if multiple day events were highlighted according to their tag color. That way I can easily see the extent of the event.
I like the calendar much better than other App store options.
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