BusyCal: Calendar & Tasks 4+

To Do. Planner. Schedule

Busy Apps FZE

    • $12.99


BusyCal is a powerful, flexible calendar app for managing busy schedules, events and tasks.

BusyCal's unique features include natural language input, customizable calendar views, an integrated to do list, meeting scheduling, travel time, maps integration, tags, alarms, search, weather, moons, birthdays, anniversaries, graphics and more.

BusyCal provides reliable support for iCloud, Google Calendar, Google Tasks, Exchange / Microsoft Outlook, Office 365, Todoist and other CalDAV servers, enabling you to sync and share calendars with other Mac and iOS devices running BusyCal or the built-in Calendar app.

BusyCal for iOS is a full-featured mobile companion to BusyCal for macOS, the leading calendar solution for macOS that thousands of users have trusted and depended on for years.


• Display your calendar by Month, Week, Day or List.
• Pinch and zoom to control the number of weeks shown per month, and days shown per week.
• Customize the calendar appearance including calendar colors, weather, moons, birthdays, anniversaries, event times, week numbers and more.


• Manage different, named collections of calendars
• Quickly switch between different Calendar Sets
• Assign different default calendars to different sets
• Create new sets based on existing collections


• Enhanced privacy with the option to lock all your calendar sets or just the ones you choose


So. Many. Widgets
• Upcoming
• Event List & Calendar
• Calendar & Heatmap
• Today's Date
• Next two days
• This week
• Next two weeks


• Create events manually or automatically using natural language.
• Choose from a wide range of attributes to display when viewing or editing events including travel time, time zones, attendees, contacts, tags, maps, last edit time, and more.
• Add tags to events to track projects and important events.


• Tasks are displayed directly in the calendar and carry-forward until completed.
• Tasks can be undated, or scheduled to occur on a specific date or time.
• Tasks can be scheduled to repeat daily, weekly, monthly, etc.
• Tasks can be sorted and filtered by date, priority, calendar or title.


• Journal entries you create are displayed directly in the calendar as all-day events
• Journal can be scheduled to repeat daily, weekly, monthly, etc.


• Supports Location Services for adding locations to events.
• Supports both Apple Maps and Google Maps for driving directions.
• Travel time allows you to block out time to travel to an appointment.
• Alarms can warn you in advance of travel time when it's time to leave.


• Display Birthdays and Anniversaries, including birthday age and anniversary number.
• Display a live 10-day weather forecast.
• Display phases of the moon.
• Display graphics created in BusyCal for macOS.


• Sync and share calendars with iCloud, Google Calendar, Exchange, Outlook, Office 365, Fruux, Yahoo, Kerio, Zimbra, Oracle, OwnCloud, Confluence, macOS Server, SabreDAV and other CalDAV servers.
• Sync with other Mac and iOS devices running BusyCal or the built-in Calendar app.


• Dark Mode
• Receive Inbox notifications of meetings and changes to events on shared calendars.
• Search your calendar for past and future events and tasks.
• Set default settings for events, tasks and alarms.

What’s New

Version 4.7.9

* Fixed bug where past events would not show in the week widget when "Show from current date" is turned off
* Ongoing stability and performance related improvements


* [NEW] Alarms can now be configured as "vibrate only" individually, i.e. no sound will be played
* [NEW] New watchOS rectangle complication for showing the ongoing / upcoming event
* [NEW] Meeting invitations now appear as notifications in the Notification Center and can be configured under Settings > Alarms
* Improved handling of missing shared-calendars when syncing with Google
* Fixed an issue where changes within the app would not immediately refresh widgets
* Fixed an issue where widgets would not appear for some users on iOS 16 and below
* Fixed all-day events not showing in Agenda widget

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
448 Ratings

448 Ratings

Mustbetuesday ,

Natural language, no subscription, great support

I wanted an easy way to add events to my Google calendar using natural language (rather than using a dozen taps to say the date and time etc) and BusyCal does that brilliantly. I love that it's only a one time payment rather than a subscription, too.

When I first downloaded it, I couldn't connect to my Google calendar, and I wrote to BusyCal support. The developer was extremely responsive, and helped me over a few days to figure out the issue. (It was that I had only entered my Google username and not my full email address!) Highly recommended!

Buddy9765 ,

Awful! Everything is Locked. Nothing works.

This App should be called Calendar Brick. Nothing works.

I can’t enter any calendar entries. The calendar screens in this app might as well be screenshots.

It says I have no event calendar, for example, but I see no path to set one up. If there is some magic configuration required, I don’t see what it is. Help not helpful. No email for support.

All I want is a simple solo calendar app for iOS. No syncing. No connection to other services (other than Apple Calendar). No integration with location or contacts. Maybe there is a bug that it needs these permissions or sync to other calendars to work at all? (If so why?)

This app is completely useless for me.

Developer Response ,

Please use Settings > Accounts to add your iCloud account so that you’re able to add events.

Solieus ,


When Apple reminders updates their app, they removed the CalDAV communication with it. And busycal works on calDAV. So your reminders will NOT show up at all.

I downloaded the app, realized this, tried to get a refund but Apple refused. Contacted busycal and they have not responded. Thumbs down.

Developer Response ,

Please try v3.5.3. BusyCal now supports syncing directly with Reminders. Waiting for an updated review :)

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.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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