BusyCal Review

Publisher: BusyMac–Price: $49.99–Can you believe some people still use paper calendars? I thought it was one of the few solutions, but I can honestly say that BusyCal proved me wrong…big time. BusyCal is a calendar app for Mac, to keep all of your events in sync. After testing out the app for a while, I’d say the one word I’d choose to describe the app would be “sync.” The application does an amazing job syncing with Google Calendar, iCal, as well as your iDevices with ease. What’s great about this is that you can share your Calendar with PC’s in two different ways: you can publish the calendar on your wi-fi network, or just sync the calendar with Google Calendar, which in my opinion is the most reliable method. The user interface of BusyCal is superior to others: it has excellent integration with both to-do’s, one’s calendar(s), and all the gizmos you can add (weather, moon phases, etc). The color coding makes it easy on the user to figure out which calendar is which, and you can uncheck visibility for certain calendars as you please. You can also view all of your events in day, month, and list views. The app is relatively stable, which is important for this type of applications. One suggestion I have for the developer is to add the ability to integrate more official calendars directly into BusyCal (eg: religious holidays). The biggest problem with BusyCal for anyone who’s going to purchase it is, you guessed it, price. Cranking out fifty bucks for an application when you can get Apple’s newest OS for just $30 just doesn’t seem logical. Even though this app is commendable overall, it should be priced around thirty or thirty-five bucks. Overall, BusyCal is definitely an application of choice. It provides superior syncing, has an easy-to-use interface, but could use some tweaks, and a major price change. This is why it gets an 8 out of 10.

 

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2 comments

  1. John

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  2. S Calis

    Howdy! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I truly enjoy reading through your posts. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the same topics? Thanks!

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