BusyCal 3 is the most powerful, flexible, reliable calendar app for macOS. It's packed with innovative, time-saving features including customizable views, calendar sets, integrated to dos, travel time, smart filters, natural language input, weather, moons, graphics, tags, do not disturb mode and much more.


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 and more.


In BusyCal, To Dos are integrated into your calendar, display on the date or time they are due, and carry forward until completed. You can also display a To Do 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 to dos 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 10-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, Google, Exchange, Office 365, CalDAV, Fastmail, Zoom Integration, LAN sharing as well as WebDAV subscriptions, enabling you to sync calendars with other Macs and iOS devices running BusyCal or the built-in Calendar app. This includes the ability to share calendars, schedule meetings, and view the availability of others.

What’s New

Version 3.11.1

NEW: Zoom one-click meetings. You can now add a Zoom account under Preferences > Accounts and add meetings to events with a single click.
NEW: Google Tasks are now supported. You can now manage your Google Tasks directly from BusyCal. Requires account account re-authorization (i.e. by removing it and adding it again).
NEW: For Google / GSuite users, BusyCal now automatically performs a contact directory search when adding attendees to a meeting.
NEW: To do list now always displays a due date in the list, where available
NEW: Keyboard shortcuts to batch add (or subtract) 30 mins to an event's start (or end) times
NEW: BusyCal Alarm window can now be dismissed without dismissing alarms. Clicking on the menu item, or an upcoming alarm, will show it again.
NEW: Drop down tags menu placed next to the tags field. You no longer have to remember tag names.
NEW: Regeneration style for recurring To-Dos can now be set individually from Custom Repeat options
NEW: Extra presets added to Do-Not-Disturb drop-down
NEW: "Last 10 Years" added to List View's date range pull-down menu
Improved detection of Zoom links in notes
Fixed support for meeting invites sent from an Open XChange account
Improved Birthday / Anniversary sync
Ongoing stability improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
919 Ratings

919 Ratings

heartofaviking ,

Love BusyCal

It is far superior to Apple Candle! Love the color coding options, the coordinating todo options, the flexibility of the users choice to show this or that list and not show another. Very well planned, maintained, and a long time standard for me on my macbook pro! I've tried others..... none compare.

Only addition I'd like to see is a user "NOTES" page along side of (or 1 click away ) where a user can write long details of the day, events, add pictures or files attached to the date but on a separate full page per day. It would function somewhat like where they allow you to put "notes" at the end of each event, journal, banner, todo, or timed todo, but would provide you a dedicated space for each day (although you wouldn't have to write on each day just a daily template available you could click to bring up) where you put other things happening that won't fit on the little squares of monthly calendar boxes. BTW I know you can type on the daily page, but it' s not geared to journaling or recording events and the details or adding pictures, files or memories for the day.

Overall, I'd give them 10 stars for the functionality, reliability, fast email customer service requests, color coding, syncing !!! PERFECT SYNCING!! and the daily view which I find very a timeline. Keep up the good work guys!

bsdjunkie ,

Favorite calendar app for Mac

I really like BusyCal! Especially the drop-down interface for the menu bar. It’s very handy to see a concise graphical representation of the month and the upcoming events and meetings.

My favorite part is the graphical design of the app. It looks really nice. I was for a time torn between BusyCal and Fantasitcal, however I am glad I decided to stay with BusyCal. I do use Fantastical on my iOS devices, however. I do like those apps. They just seem to quickly grow old since I feel like I am looking at the same thing every day whereas with BusiCal - it seems to be changing and changeable. Like life.

I also broke down and bought BusyContacts. Although I do like that app, I would never be happy until I had both apps paired together. Maybe you will like it as much as I do?

Otterstick ,

This is the calendar for the visually inclined

Oh, goodness, so much happiness to find a calendar that makes for a very visual experience. Want to see scroilling weeks instead of one month at a time? No problem! Want a handy pop up to tell you what month you're in while scrolling? Also, no problem! So many thoughtful little gems make this a great experience.

It also is made for those who have to juggle calendars from several sources, including google. This app understands that if a calendar is *shared* with you, you will probably want to *see* it as part of your list. This is the only app I could find that accomplished that without jumping through hoops or trudging through pages of settings.



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