One of my favorite apps, BusyCal, just got a major update this week. BusyMac released BusyCal 3 for Mac along with an all new BusyCal iOS app. The Mac App gets a nice redesign along with some enhanced features and the iOS App is all new.
I’ve been using the App through the beta period and perhaps my favorite feature is the ability to easily view shared calendars. I’ve always been able to easily view shared Google or Exchange calendars in the BusyCal Mac App, but this is something that iOS Apps have struggled to do. Working in an office with several people and having to coordinate meeting times and shared conference room space the ability to view shared calendars on iOS is crucial.
From the BusyMac blog, here’s a look at what’s new in BusyCal 3:
Modern UI — BusyCal 3 has been completely redesigned with a modern UI that is visually stunning and a pleasure to use.
Smooth Infinite Scrolling — Glide effortlessly from day to day and week to week with a swipe of your trackpad.
Travel Time — Schedule travel time with integrated support for Apple Maps and Location Services, and receive alerts when it's time to leave as traffic conditions change.
MenuBar App — The beautifully redesigned menu bar app now includes a mini-month calendar that provides a visual density map of your availability.
Timed To Dos — We've added support for Timed To Dos that occur at a specific time of day and appear inline with calendar events.
Info Panel — The Info Panel has a cleaner, streamlined appearance with improved controls for selecting dates and times, adding locations, maps, attendees and more.
BusyCal for iOS — And for the first time ever, BusyCal is now available for iOS with the same features as BusyCal for Mac, including customizable views, integrated to dos, travel time, live weather feeds, and more.
BusyCal costs $49.99 for Mac but existing customers can upgrade for $29.99. BusyCal for iOS is currently available for an introductory price of $4.99