BusyCal 2

Developer: BusyCal LLC

Current Version: 2.6.9

Last Updated: 1 year ago

Download Size: 10.4 MB - Download


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


Release Notes:

• Decreased swiping sensitivity on Magic Mouse
• Fixed crash when storing backups to iCloud Drive


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.6.3
Review by AngelsInParis2015

Worth every penny! - When I downloaded the trial for BusyCal I didn’t want to love it. I didn’t want to spend yet more money on an organizing app that I’d fall out of love with in a few months. As an organization and list junkie with a busy one woman show business I needed something better than iCal. This is THE calendar app to have! Having all my To Do’s organized and color coded both in my day planner view and being able to see the whole week’s worth of tasks in the sidebar has truly helped me stay ahead of my own game. I also love the use of graphics for quick assessment of what’s coming up for the week when I use the month view. One thing I would really like to see as an option is the abiltiy to grey out the past days of the month when in month view. Otherwise there’s nothing I’d change. Afrer just about two months of using this and having the To Do app on my phone to synch to my Mac I really can’t imagine living without this app.

Found helpful by 8 out of 8 people
Version 2.5.4
Review by mark_2718

Expect to be charged for required update - While I think this is a great piece of software, I was very unhappy with the fact when I upgraded to Mavericks, the old version of BusCal would not work and I was forced to purchase an upgrade at full price. I think the fact the company requires individuals to purchase upgrades at full price is unfair. BusyCal is a nice application that works very well. It is, however, overpriced. If you consider the price of the application, together with the fact you may be required to purchase future updates at the same (or higher) price in the future to continue using the product, it is just not worth the cost. Although the app works well, due to the company's upgrade pricing policies, I regret my decision to use BusyCal and I wish I had purchased another calendar application.

Found helpful by 3 out of 6 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.6.9
Review by REinsight

BusyCal2 + BusyCntacts + Apple Sync = Great CRM - After trying the native Apple apps, Outlook for Mac and Salesforce, I have finally found a CRM platform that meets my needs. I maintain several Exchange and iCloud calendars. I need to organize thousands of contacts, build calling plans and record our interactions. This history must be readily available and logically structured. The combination of these two apps is fully meeting my needs. The synchronization with the native Apple apps has thus far been error free. Highly recommend this platform.

Found helpful by 8 out of 10 people
Version 2.6.9
Review by the_original_cowtipper

Fantastic customer support - A few days before Christmas my BusyCal started acting up: I had unlinked and relinked my iCloud calendars and BusyCal started crashing on start-up (every darn time). I rant through the basic fixes I could think of but with no avail. Flummoxed, I decided to ask for help from the folks at BusyCal, not really expecting much—certainly not a live response within 39 minutes. Over the course of the several emails the customer support rep (or reps) worked with me to find the problem and come up with a fix by midafternoon and I was one my way again. I remain very, very impressed. Also, as someone who has been using BusyCal since May 2011—and who uses it to aggregate my iCloud, Outlook/Exchange, and Google calendars—I really simply can say enough about it’s functionality. It’s a rich application and incredibly stable (and clearly has phenomenol customer support). I really can’t imagine using anything else. Tim

Found helpful by 8 out of 9 people
Version 2.6.9
Review by Drvickery22

Everything Apple Calendar Left Out - I originally got BusyCal because Apple Calendar was having trouble syncing with all my different calendar servers. Since then Apple has fixed the Calendar bugs, but I stuck with BusyCal. It has a cleaner UI, and adds all the little features and configuration options that Calendar is missing. Plus, there is real support if you have a problem. In El Capitan some of the animations were disabled, which I hope gets re-added in the future. Worth it!

Found helpful by 7 out of 10 people
Version 2.6.9
Review by BitMangler

The Mercedes of Personal Calendaring SW - I don’t write many reviews, but this App is the Mercedes of Calendaring Apps. Haiving owned this App for several years now, I’ve never had “any” significant problems with the App, but what I do remember was that even my minor questions or problems were resolved by support immediately. However, my memory a little foggy on that, because it’s now been years of “flawless” operation, and satisfaction with this App. I TRUST IT to get me places on time, with the information that I need.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
Version 2.6.9
Review by ks designer

Saved me from losing my mind! - I started using BusyCal when Apple split their To Do list from their calendar and created Reminders. As a freelance designer, I use my calendar and To Do list in conjunction all day long so I FREAKED OUT when they were split, it was so cumbersome. After a couple “dropped balls” I started looking for a replacement calendar, Microsoft was not an option. I found BusyCal and LOVE it! I can easily create a Google calendar for my PC peeps, then simply import and run it from BusyCal and have EVERYTHING I need in one calendar…. oh, and did I say that it syncs seemlessly with my iPhone and iPad? So many tools and features and I have never had a glitch. It is a manditory piece of software for me, Love, Love, Love this app.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people