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Editors' Review

by   / December 16, 2013

BusyCal for Mac makes it easy for you to organize multiple calendars and provides you with essential features you'll need in the office, like task management and to-do lists. This premium product includes all the features you'd expect from an app of its kind: multiple calendar views, reminders, notifications for events, and even the ability to create events using voice commands. It's a well-built app with a lot to offer.

Once you install BusyCal for Mac, you are presented with an assistant that lets you tweak the basic functionality of the app. You may optionally install a helper application that will monitor your appointments even when BusyCal is not running. Event creation is rather unusual and yet intuitive; you just write down what you want to do and when -- like "meeting tomorrow at six" -- and the app's smart text parsing engine will detect the time and date, and enter the rest of the text as the event title. Another nice feature is the ability to create daily automatic backups of your calendars. In terms of connectivity, the app supports all popular services and protocols, including iCloud, Google, Yahoo, and Outlook calendars. You can also sync and share calendars with other network users who have this app installed.

If you rely on calendars to schedule and keep track of appointments, you will certainly like BusyCal for Mac's power and convenience. It's a good alternative to iCal. While it does come with a price tag, the app's clean design and impressive array of features make it a worthwhile investment.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of BusyCal for Mac 2.5.4.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.6.9

  • NEW: Day view now displays an attached graphic on all days of a multi-day event
  • NEW: New Appearance option to display attached graphics on all days of a multi-day event / banner
  • NEW: Advanced setting added to preferences to turn off automatic conversion between GMT to Local timezone during sync
  • Fixes an issue where deleting an occurence of a recurring meeting, imported directly from mail, would result in deleting the whole series
  • Duplicating a detached instance of a recurring event into a normal event is now possible without duplicating the whole series of repeating events
  • Duplicating recurring events will now prompt if you'd like to duplicate the selected event or future repeating events
  • Added support for CalDAV servers that omit sending calendar descriptions at times
  • Improved detection of changes from subscribed calendars that don't update modification times
  • Fixed "last modified by" name parsing to work with recent iCloud changes
  • Fixed initial discovery issues for OVH Exchange servers
  • Fixed an issue where certain preferences would not stick when switching between Smart Filters
  • Fixed a bug where turning off time display would show times for events on non-local timezones
  • Event-search related optimizations for contacts with company names
  • Ongoing stability improvements


Publisher BusyMac
Publisher web site
Release Date August 08, 2019
Date Added August 08, 2019
Version 3.6.9


Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Calendar & Time Management Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac
Additional Requirements
  • macOS Mojave
  • macOS High Sierra
  • macOS Sierra
  • OS X El Capitan
  • OS X Yosemite
  • OS X Mavericks

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File Size 22.24MB
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Total Downloads 15,316
Downloads Last Week 1


License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $49.99
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