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BusyCal 2

By BusyCal LLC

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BusyCal is an award winning calendar app that provides powerful time-saving productivity tools in a friendly, personalized, easy-to-use package.

BusyCal's unique and powerful features include customizable calendar views, scrolling Month and Week views, an integrated Info Panel for quickly viewing and editing events, integrated To Dos that display in the calendar and carry-forward until completed, custom font sizes and styles, graphics, live weather feeds and moon phases, and a menu bar app for quick access to the current day's events and weather.

BusyCal supports iCloud, Exchange, Google Calendar, and other CalDAV servers, enabling you to sync and share your calendars through the cloud with other Macs running BusyCal or the built-in Calendar app on OS X, as well as iPhones and iPads running the built-in Calendar app on iOS.

Calendar Views

• Display your calendar by Month, Week, Day, Year or List
• Customize the number of weeks shown per month, or days shown per week
• List view displays custom date ranges and columns, including automatic totaling of hours for time billing

Manage To Dos

• To Dos can be displayed directly in your calendar and carry-forward until completed
• Control the date range and sorting of To Dos in the To Do List
• Create repeating To Dos
• To Dos in BusyCal are compatible and sync with the Reminders app on OS X and iOS


• Alarms may displayed in the BusyCal Alarm Window or the Notification Center
• Snooze alarms for any duration, including x minutes before start
• Set default alarm intervals for new Events, To Dos, All-Day Events, and Birthdays & Anniversaries

BusyCal Menu

• Display a list of today's events and weather forecast in the menu bar
• View event details, mark a To Do as completed, or create new events using natural language
• Display the menu with a shortcut key

Weather, Graphics, Holidays and Birthdays

• Display a live 10-day weather forecast and moon phases
• Drag-n-drop images into your calendar with the new Graphics palette
• Display stylized Holidays, Birthdays, and Anniversaries
• Customize event fonts, sizes, styles and colors

Info Panel

• Info panel allows you to view and edit event details directly
• Customize the fields shown, such as Location, Time Zone, Tags, and Last edit time
• Adjust dates and times with arrow keys or the new date picker


• Arrange calendars into Groups and instantly show/hide them with a single click
• Create Smart Filters to display a set of calendars, a custom view, or events that match a certain criteria
• Use tags to track important events, projects or clients

Sync and Share calendars

• Sync and share calendars with iCloud, Exchange, Google Calendar, and other CalDAV servers
• Inbox displays notifications of meetings and changes made to events on shared calendars
• Availability Viewer displays free/busy time when scheduling meetings
• Share calendars on your LAN with other BusyCal users


• Sync BusyCal with the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch through iCloud, Exchange or Google Calendar
• Events in BusyCal sync with the iOS Calendar app
• To Dos in BusyCal sync with the iOS Reminders app


• Create automatic backups
• Set default calendar, start time and duration for new events
• New Find window lets you search your entire calendar independent of the current view
• Option to display a warning when modifying an event on a shared calendar

What's New in Version 2.5.4

• Changed menu bar shortcut key to CTRL-CMD-B to avoid Emoji shortcut key conflict
• Fixed menu bar calendar colors bug
• Fixed Exchange Time Zone bugs
• Fixed Exchange Mailbox Temporarily Unavailable error
• Added option to clear recents from time zone menu
• Sort time zone dialog by GMT offset
• Daylight Saving Time tweaks
• Display darker background color when showing Banners as Events in Appearance Prefs
• Require 3 characters before performing attendee auto-complete
• Support copy/paste of tokens in attendee field
• Allow pasting events without selecting a date
• Display localized Birthday ages in a shortened format
• Update Birthdays feed when AddressBook Write Ahead Log changes
• Fixed Find bug that wouldn't select found To Dos
• Fixed To Do List display bug
• Fixed nil outbox cycling on certain CalDAV servers
• Display prompt to allow access to Contacts when access disabled
• Display login dialog if iCloud login fails (e.g. if password has changed)
• Don't allow non-images to be added to Graphics Panel
• Show free/busy event marked as tentative with dotted lines
• Show unsubscribed calendars when adding a shared Exchange calendar


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Customer Reviews

Great but with concerns

Have had BusyCal long time, love it, great app. Trouble is, it seems to take an informed and concerted effort for iCloud to not gather info I do not want floating around in any freakin’ cloud! One can turn it off in Preferences, but then iCloud DELETES all your BusyCal entries On Your Mac and the BusyCal ‘backups’ won’t work without iCloud unless you go through time consuming set ups and Apple defeats necessary to ’save’ On Your Mac and iCloud have no access. It seems to me, Apple tries to “marry” everything to Apple/App Store, meaning they get a cut and the consumer has info floating in cyberspace whether they want it to be there, or not. I truly believe BusyCal is a fantastic calendar but wish they were a stand alone 3rd party vendor and would get away from Apple/App Store. There is WAY too much personal, private, confidential (if there is such a thing anymore) floating out there and it’s never eraseable. I’m not paranoid, just very concerned for personal rights, freedoms, and ‘choice’. App Store is 180 off this way of thinking.

Angry and very disappointed

To the president of BusyCal

I have used your product for many years and have enjoyed using it. I AM ANGRY that I have no choice but to RE-PURCHASE your software. You have completely LOST my confidence in your product and your brand. TODAY, I have no choice because of the time to relearn a new software application and lose of productivity. BUT KNOW THIS… I will never buy another product from your company. NO loyal customer should have to RE-PURCHASE an application and pay FULL PRICE for a software update - NEVER. If I had the time I would research and purchase a new application. I would not trust the company EVER.

I hope you bank account is HUGE…. because your brand value, brand trust and brand loyalty is ZERO.

Just like the old iCal

This program reminds me of the old good iCal which had many of these features. I particulary like the “filters” which allow you to change to preset calendars. This is the best calendar I could find!

BusyCal 2
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  • $49.99
  • Category: Business
  • Updated: Dec 03, 2013
  • Version: 2.5.4
  • Size: 9.8 MB
  • Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Seller: BusyCal, LLC

Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor

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