BusyCal: Calendar & Reminders 4+

To Do List. Planner. Schedule

Busy Apps FZE

    • 4.4 • 117 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



BusyCal is the most powerful, flexible, reliable calendar app for macOS. It's packed with innovative, time-saving features including customizable views, calendar sets, integrated tasks, travel time, smart filters, natural language input, weather, moons, graphics, tags, do not disturb mode and much more.

The app comes with a free 14 day trial and requires an active subscription to function. Please see the In-App Purchases section for pricing information. One subscription covers the entire family.


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, work week and a lot more.


In BusyCal, Tasks are integrated into your calendar, display on the date or time they are due, and carry forward until completed. You can also display a Task List in the sidebar. NOTE: Reminders in iOS 13 / macOS 10.15 is not compatible with BusyCal.


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.


BusyCal enables you to create events and tasks 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.


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.


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.


BusyCal displays a live 5-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.


BusyCal supports iCloud, Reminders, Todoist, Google, Exchange, Office 365, CalDAV, Fastmail, Custom CalDAV Servers, Zoom, Google Meets, GoToMeeting, LAN sharing as well as WebDAV subscriptions.

What’s New

Version 2023.4.4

· [NEW] Quick Entry enhancements with Natural Language Input now supported for Spanish, Italian, and Dutch
· [NEW] Sort tasks by modification or creation dates
· [NEW] Context menu option added to the calendar source list for applying an alphabetical sort to calendars
· [NEW] "Show only these calendars" context menu option added to calendar groups
· [NEW] "My Status" can now be changed for Google meetings you're an organizer of
· Improved sync with custom CalDAV servers that incorrectly advertise some supported features
· Improvements to natural language input
· Fixed bug where travel time reporting would not stop at times or would remind for an event that hasn't yet started
· Ongoing stability improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
117 Ratings

117 Ratings

duke3514 ,

looong time use but to expensive as subscription

I'm a long time user of Busy Cal and Busy Contact however it has become way to expensive for what it provides. I have stoped usin g BusyContact alltogether and Busy Call is to epensive considering apple calendar does mots Busy Call does.

Developer Response ,

This is a major new paid update. Subscription is the only way to offer paid upgrades on the App Store. Please contact us so we can help restore your purchase.

Djbearont ,

works fine but expensive

The app works fine. but I don’t see why it was so expensive for the few improvements that it gave to the system. Not worth the money.

OzPsy ,


When I copy and paste an existing calendar event to create a new event it doesn't syncronise the new event.

It's also not reliable when sending event invitations to other people via the add attendees option. Some people receive the invites, but not all people get them. A bit hit and miss.

Developer Response ,

This doesn’t sound right. Please can you get in touch with support so we can help?

App Privacy

The developer, Busy Apps FZE, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

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