A quick Calendar replacement
BusyCal 3 looks and feels a lot like Apple’s Calendar, but it offers a number of
improvements. There’s a redesigned menu bar utility with a mini month calendar and a scrolling event list, plus a detailed info panel in the lower-right corner of the app’s main window (which can also be displayed in a floating one).
Reminders are integrated into BusyCal as to-dos. These show up alongside regular events on the main calendar and as a list in the right-hand panel, though we couldn’t get iCloud reminders to show up until we added a new to-do in BusyCal. In a good move, you can assign specific times to each of your to-dos.
We love BusyCal’s smooth scrolling too, which enables trackpad users to quickly zip between days, weeks, or months with a single swipe.
The biggest new feature in BusyCal 3 has been borrowed from Calendar: travel time. It works the same way too: when you enter a location- based event, BusyCal will work out how long it takes to drive or walk there, and alerts you when it’s time to leave based on traffic conditions.
There’s finally a single iOS version for iPhone and iPad, with identical features to the Mac one. The month view feels cramped on iPhone in portrait view, but it does a fine job of replicating the Mac experience on mobile.
Prefer to display your events as a list? BusyCal will oblige.