BusyCal Giveaway

by · 202 comments on May 19, 2013

The great folks at BusyCal, the company behind our favorite calendar app, have been kind enough to let us giveaway 3 license codes.

If you’ve been reading Asian Efficiency for a while, you already know how much we like BusyCal. It’s simply the best calendar app on the Mac. Here’s a quick summary of the top 10 features why BusyCal is awesome. It addresses a lot of the shortcomings of iCal.

Now you have a chance to win a license key for BusyCal!

All you need to do is to leave a comment behind on this post and tell us why you want this app. That’s it!

Do this before this Thursday (May 23rd) 3pm PDT (6pm EDT) and we’ll randomly select three winners!

-Aaron and Thanh

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Patrick Grealish May 19, 2013 at 11:12PM

Please count me in for the BusyCal give-away. Thanks

Adam Radtke May 19, 2013 at 11:21PM

I’ve been looking for an advanced cloud syncing calendar app that is compatible with OS X and iOS. I love the customizable options, and I know it will blend well with my OmniFocus setup. Count me in. Thank you! :)

Chinese Album Guy May 19, 2013 at 11:21PM

I want this app to help me drive my busy calendar into a more manageable state :) The current iCal is not enough for me :)

Pierre Lescarbesu May 19, 2013 at 11:22PM

I want to use another app than ical

Andrew Saffer May 19, 2013 at 11:22PM

I really like how it has a permanent sidebar pane to edit your appointments quickly. The Apple Calendar app has you double-click, and the Delete button is where the Continue button usually is. Drives me up the wall…

Jamie Allen May 19, 2013 at 11:23PM

Kia Ora from New Zealand. Please please rescue this iCal user and delight our family with the brilliance of busycal which we’ve admired so long from afar. Pretty pretty please, you efficiency gurus x

Morgan May 19, 2013 at 11:23PM

I need a better calendar app!

zad May 19, 2013 at 11:23PM

I’m asian(from malaysia),
I want to be efficient(like asianefficiency),
I need more productive apps,
Apple calendar,its no good for me,
Thus, BusyCal will be the apps to add the efficiency!

Bernie May 19, 2013 at 11:24PM

I would love to have a copy of Busy-Cal … It’s something I’ve considered purchasing in the past, and the “list view” feature alone seems to be worth the ticket price. This seems like a nice “one up” of the native Mac Calendar app.

Mark Smith May 19, 2013 at 11:24PM

If you guys say it is great, than I take that as strong recommendation!

Laura May 19, 2013 at 11:24PM

I’d love to have BusyCal because I’m a full time grad student, a mom, a teaching assistant AND a marketing manager. Having a great scheduling system is key to excelling at all those roles.

Amy May 19, 2013 at 11:27PM

I live in the calendar-two kids, business to run and volunteer work. ICal is working every last nerve. I need to feel a little calendar love.

Parker Bennett May 19, 2013 at 11:27PM

I’ve always been a fan of BusyCal (from its lineage to NowUp-to-Date), and would love a second license to upgrade my wife from version 1. It’s far superior to Calendar (even after you modify it to lose the torn paper), and I really appreciate the 2-week view.

Serena May 19, 2013 at 11:30PM

Ah, in dire need of this app… quite possibly an important one I’ve not obtained yet in my AE collection – got my evernote, got my omnifocus, got my audiobooks, got the atimelogger v.2! (so sleek and UX is great) – and would love to complete the collection with busycal. PS. thank you guys really, you’ve turned my life around and currently eating my 2nd frog of the day, ate the ugliest one already and feeling so good :-)

Drew Beckley May 19, 2013 at 11:30PM

While iCal does the basic job, it hasn’t been improved very much and I’ve wanted to try BusyCal for some times because it seems to allow a level of customization and flexibility that just aren’t there in iCal.

Leona May 19, 2013 at 11:30PM

I rely on my calendar, and BusyCal has the features I need.

Brian May 19, 2013 at 11:31PM

So I use Fantastical – but I could be persuaded with a free licence to Busy Cal :)

Lei May 19, 2013 at 11:31PM

Am busy. At work and socially. Need to synch my sched as no one can actually have two calendars- work and social. There’s only 24 hours in one day and cannot divide it to two and run parallel :)

Vidyut May 19, 2013 at 11:33PM

I want this app as it will help integrate both my productivity app ie calrnder and reminders

productivepal May 19, 2013 at 11:33PM

Because I’d like to manage my time better.

productivepal May 19, 2013 at 11:34PM

Also I saw the BusyCal app review on Screencasts Online and loved what I saw. :-)

John S Brooks May 19, 2013 at 11:36PM

BusyCal would be a great enhancement for my iCal. I’m well aware of the advantages and appreciate the chance to win a license.

Linh May 19, 2013 at 11:36PM

I’d like to use BusyCal for the 10 things you say is great about it.

Sagar May 19, 2013 at 11:36PM

I wanna have that app cause I really need ist :)

Austin May 19, 2013 at 11:38PM

I would love to try the list view in conjunction with the weather forecast to help make travel planning easier

Dingo May 19, 2013 at 11:39PM

Been trying Outlook for Mac Calendar (no neat sync with icloud, leaves offline calendar files on my machine, which I would not want), Fantastical (good app, but the small footprint on screen does not help me get into perspective with my enormous appointments, meetings. I’m a business analyst, so I have quite a few customers with lot’s of projects at the same time). iCal is … ok (I guess), but as some folk above said it, it tested my nerves sometime when I’m trying to re-organizing my meeting schedules.

Busy-Cal, pretty please. :)

Ruben Parra May 19, 2013 at 11:40PM

because you guys recommended and must be a great tool for productivity.

Katey May 19, 2013 at 11:42PM

Ok, to be honest part of me wants it simply because you guys love it and I want to be all Asian Efficient just like you (even though I’m Norwegian and Italian)!. But that would be lame if it were my only reason…. I have actually wanted this app for a long time. I love the customization abilities of BusyCal and feel that it would be a perfect fit for my productivity goals. I’m self-employed and need to keep track of my personal appointments as well as appointments for my business and clients.

Jeff May 19, 2013 at 11:45PM

Thought about trying it but never pulled the trigger. This would be great!

Vu May 19, 2013 at 11:45PM

Looking for a new calendar app to replace iCal, and this looks great!

Jennifer May 19, 2013 at 11:47PM

Save me from my horrible calendar that makes me continue to be a luddite!!! Your email advice worked wonders – hoping the same with the calendar!!!

Justin Taylor May 19, 2013 at 11:48PM

Because BusyCal is easier to use than the standard calendar app.

Rog May 19, 2013 at 11:52PM

I’ve heard that it’s a great app – really productive. I’ve bought fantastical, and wanted to use busycal too.

Andrew May 19, 2013 at 11:55PM

I always need a better calendar app!

DanO May 19, 2013 at 11:56PM

BusyCal looks like it would really offer an improvement in the way I use my calendar.

Mike May 19, 2013 at 11:57PM

I have read positive reviews of BusyCal. I would like the App.

Desi May 19, 2013 at 11:59PM

I downloaded and used a BusyCal trail that recently expired and I absolutely loved it! It made things so much more clear. I was able to give iCal a rest and I didn’t miss it one bit. I just had a baby and I can’t swing buying it right now but I’m saving!
I love BusyCal! It will be my next AppStore purchase.

Fabian Knopf May 20, 2013 at 12:00AM

I need BusyCal to increase my productivity, since I had to log on with a VPN to leave this comment.

Best regards from Shenzhen,

Ian May 20, 2013 at 12:00AM

I’d like a copy to keep my life in order.

Wynxz May 20, 2013 at 12:03AM

Having tested for a period of time, its advanced features exceed other applications’ limitation.
Plus recommended by AE guys, wouldn’t it be nice to have such a powerhouse app that will help organize my super busy calendar to make myself and others around me better? I guess. :)

Thank you for this wonderful giveaway.
Hope anybody who gets the app will utilize its capabilities to the fullest.

PS. I love setting certain perspectives/filters function!

Chad May 20, 2013 at 12:03AM

I’m using the default right now. Clearly there’s some room for improvement here and BusyCal would be a huge help!

steve May 20, 2013 at 12:04AM

busycal looks intriguing.

Brandon May 20, 2013 at 12:05AM

Been using fantastical solely due to icals shortcomings. Would love to try a bit more feature rich app though.

JB Bryant May 20, 2013 at 12:05AM

Because I’m soooo sick of iCal’s horrible Google Calendar sync…

Dennis May 20, 2013 at 12:11AM

BusyCal is a great replacement for the skeumorphic rubbish that is iCal, although iCal is functional, BusyCal is better!

Razvan Azamfirei May 20, 2013 at 12:12AM

I tested BusyCal for a while and was really happy with it. Also, I’m sick of iCal. Maybe, maybe, I’ll get a license…

Charles Byrd May 20, 2013 at 12:16AM

I’ve wanted BusyCal for some time and a very interested in it although I think I was holding out for Exchange support. I’d love it now! Keep up the great posts guys!

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edward May 20, 2013 at 12:22AM

I want this because it’s recommended by you guys, so it must be a great application.

micheledc May 20, 2013 at 12:26AM

I was very frustrated to see that BusyCal was asking full price for their latest update. I’ve used it for years and am fairly happy with the old version. I can’t afford the new version right now, but I’d sure like to try it.

William May 20, 2013 at 12:39AM

Love to get this app to give me a better tool to manage my time!

mvopat May 20, 2013 at 12:47AM

I wouldn’t mind seeing if this stacks up to Fantastical and iCal

flowchartwisdomAndre May 20, 2013 at 1:06AM

Please count me in. I love Busycal!.

Andy May 20, 2013 at 1:08AM

I would love to get this app.

Ary May 20, 2013 at 1:16AM

I am using Fantastical but Busycal looks like a possible replacement for both Fantastical and the built-in calendar application…

Mike Pratt May 20, 2013 at 1:17AM

You guys got me hooked on Omnifocus. I’m guessing Busycal will be just as helpful!

Nathan Henrie May 20, 2013 at 1:20AM

iCal has been giving me issues since Mountain Lion, I’d love an excuse to try something new!

Jim Zhan May 20, 2013 at 1:25AM

Thanks for bringing out this chance to get this beauty, my favorite two tools (the other one is OmniFocus from you guys :-)

Henning May 20, 2013 at 1:44AM

I am a student with a 7 months old daughter and 2 part-time-jobs, and I need a functional and efficient calendar app that makes it possible for me to jugle all parts of my life, so that I can spend time with my daughter.

Jason May 20, 2013 at 1:53AM

I’d like to win a copy so I can see what all the fuss is about. And who doesn’t like feedstuff anyway?

Pedro García Vigil May 20, 2013 at 1:54AM

I’m looking for the best tools to improve my personal productivity, and BusyCal is one of the must-have, no doubt about it.

Andy Chen May 20, 2013 at 1:59AM

Because I use Outlook cal.

Stefan May 20, 2013 at 2:08AM

Hi, I considered BusyCal before but the purchasing price is too much for me. Would be nice to use this application, though. Thanks in advance. Stefan

squantrill May 20, 2013 at 2:09AM

My wife is so fed up remembering stuff for me, that she is forcing me to enter to win this great app ;)

Niall O'Neill May 20, 2013 at 2:09AM

I would always take seriously any recommendation from this site. Having looked at the specs I would also like to look at the number of days in a week option.

Steffen May 20, 2013 at 2:14AM

I’m still using the standard OSX calendar and I miss these awesome features like To Dos and customizable views. So count me in :)

meewosh May 20, 2013 at 2:20AM

I would like to get BusyCal because my trial is coming to an end and without any doubt – it’s the best calendar app for OS X I’ve ever used.

Phat May 20, 2013 at 2:42AM

I use a hybrid of GTD + Agile Results to manage my tasks. A combination of Things, iCal, and Evernote for tools to tackle everything. I’ve read some great reviews about BusyCal and hope the powerful features on this app can take my productivity to the next level!

Alex May 20, 2013 at 2:59AM

Why? Because I should stop trying to get around with using only iCal.

Robert May 20, 2013 at 3:12AM

I would love to get the app. In Ical I miss the info panel in te sidebare to view and edit event details directly.

Dieter May 20, 2013 at 3:16AM

Please count me in for the BusyCal give-away. Thanks

Kamil May 20, 2013 at 3:18AM

I want this app because I want it! Now!

Ikari May 20, 2013 at 3:20AM

iCal does’nt integrate in my workflow… I want to give BusyCal a try!

JamieVilasini May 20, 2013 at 3:33AM

I think BusyCal is what i’m missing in my set up.. it will definitely go well with my Omnifocus/Omniplan/Calendar set up. iCal isn’t doing it for me. I manage a team of 9 graphic artists and i do most of my work from the road in far off places, and i’ve been waiting to try busyCal, but since i already forked out so much cash for omni programs (well worth it!) i didn’t want to splurge on this since iCal is free.. hook me up! thanks guys..

Yuri May 20, 2013 at 3:34AM

I really can’t stand looking another second at that leather-textured skeumorphic catastrophe…

Siva May 20, 2013 at 3:43AM

iCal on Steroids eh ?…. I would like to try please (Busycal that is!)

RitzMan May 20, 2013 at 3:46AM

OMG, BusyCal would change my life forever!

Helma May 20, 2013 at 4:01AM

I’d love to see if BusyCal can provide the overview and search for appointments I so desperately need.

Kwanza Bowe-Island Mommy May 20, 2013 at 4:08AM

Hi, Aaron and Thahn,

I want busycal because Now, a higher purpose has called me back into leadership just last week. The Harvard Graduate School of Design selected 25 key business and community leaders to participate in an Executive Education course and spearhead a 3 year project called the Sustainable Exumas program, and I was honored to be one of those selected. It’s a 3-tiered social economic program focused around food/food security, health and the economy, and is funded by The Aga Khan (Foundation through Harvard) in partnership with the Bahamas National Trust and the government. We trying to improve our little island community and this is a great purpose opportunity ahead of us here in The Bahamas.

I need busycal to assist in managing this project + I just got my first Apple laptop and always needing to improve my productivity since the majority of the island is on island time:-)


aaronpeeters May 20, 2013 at 4:11AM

I’ve just started following you guys through the material you offer about Omnifocus. But I will look into busycal now too!

George May 20, 2013 at 4:13AM

I guess I reached iCal ceiling. Need more features. BusyCal might just be what I want!

Stephan May 20, 2013 at 4:20AM

Often I select and deselect calendars; Smart filters/views would be very handy (among the many other features)

Jon May 20, 2013 at 4:21AM

I’ve been working really hard over the last few weekends to develop a streamlined system for task and project management. I purchased and am utilizing your premium posts. However, I don’t have a premium calendar solution. I’d really love to have one if it can accomplish what you say!

Maya May 20, 2013 at 4:25AM

I would love to win this, because I feel like the right calendar app is the missing link in my productivity setup. I am looking forward to the better calendar integration on Omnifocus 2 but even then I just want a schedule I can check on multiple devices, that doesnt fill up with rubbish from Facebook, and integrate with everything… could Busycal be the answer?

David May 20, 2013 at 4:44AM

To test it. I try most of your recomendations.

Tze-Wen May 20, 2013 at 4:58AM

The many different ways to customize Busycal’s appearance (font/color/display) look like a big improvement compared to iCal (which I’m still using). The price has me hesitating before buying though.

Harlee May 20, 2013 at 5:10AM

I haven’t gotten BusyCal because I couldn’t decide between Fantastical and BusyCal, but I know for sure that iCal is not carrying the load well enough. I would love a chance to add BusyCal to the arsenal of apps I’ve already bought on your recommendation :)

Gafol May 20, 2013 at 5:16AM

There is no better way to integrate your other GTD schemes and apps with your calendar .. Busy cal integration is just seamless.. Moreover it carries your undone tasks to the next day .. Saving valuable review time for the next day …a great add to your workflow

Alexander Semyonov May 20, 2013 at 5:16AM

I would like to make the most productive desktop environment on my Mac, so I am very interested in giving BusyCal a chance to take place of default calendar application.

psychiatrietogo May 20, 2013 at 5:23AM

I like busy cal, but I use an microsoft exchange calender, with which Busy Cal does not sync in the moment. So I could only use it for my work-and private calender, not for one additional calendar with lessons… But I would like to get the license…

Des May 20, 2013 at 5:28AM

I need a solid calendar app. Been using Fantastical but Busycal will help me out more.

Jacob May 20, 2013 at 5:28AM

Because I’m sooo busy and apparently BusyCal is too; that’s why we would be such a great BusyCouple living in a house made of pure productivity.

Brian R May 20, 2013 at 5:29AM

Thanks for the giveaway

Mike Veenstra May 20, 2013 at 5:33AM

It started with upgrading to my iPhone 5. I am not quite sure how a stumbled upon Asian Efficiency, but now I use a Pomodoro timer, become a Premium Post subscriber so that I could better utilize Omnifocus (on Mac, iPhone and iPad). Having been an Exchange user the last several years, I have started looking at calendars and got excited about Busycal, so I look forward to winning one of the licenses so I can ease up on my efficiency addiction budget:)

Richard May 20, 2013 at 5:43AM

Thanks for the invite. Would love to be able to energize my calendar with BusyCal. Have heard great things about the app!

Svend Andreas Horgen May 20, 2013 at 5:50AM

When you recommend something, I know that it will save me a considerable amount of time. I have learned so much from your site, and your recommendations have really boosted my productivity. I have heard about BusyCal before, but first when you wrote about it and linked to the top-ten-reasons for busycal, I checked it out. Many features are far superior to iCal and would integrate well with my overall workflow. I will start my BusyCal-life right now using the 30 day trial, and thereafter hopefully continue with an asianefficiency-signed key (which would be an honor to use :-)

Reid May 20, 2013 at 6:15AM

Wahoo!!! I love give aways, what a fun idea :) hope there is some buzz generated for both AE & BusyCal with this give away :) great services the two of you I tell ya.

Used BusyCal for a month and loved it, but kept ignoring the countdown notices until I couldn’t use it any more :) silly me. Even if I am not randomly selected, I will get a license one day :)

Reid May 20, 2013 at 6:16AM

Wahoo!!! I love give aways, what a fun idea :) hope there is some buzz generated for both AE & BusyCal with this give away :)

Used BusyCal for a month and loved it, but kept ignoring the countdown notices until I couldn’t use it any more :) silly me. Even if I am not randomly selected, I will get a license one day :)

Sandra May 20, 2013 at 6:17AM

Have just sold house and need
Busy cal to help me get everything done in the appropriate time frame.

Dominic Zarlengo May 20, 2013 at 6:20AM

Woo! Busy cal!

Terry Schwartz May 20, 2013 at 6:40AM

Just read over the features list. I LOVE the idea of being able to scroll for extra events, and see more weeks at the end of the month. Thanks for the chance to win a license.

Peter May 20, 2013 at 6:48AM

I’ve always been on the fence, but so far decided that BusyCal its just about not worth for my personal needs – but I’d love to have it though!

Antti May 20, 2013 at 6:54AM

I’d like to test this calendar app that you are so highly recommending. iCal has its shortcomings.

Jonathan May 20, 2013 at 7:00AM

Anything you two recommend, I’m willing to try! I love the calendar in MailPlane (which I got because you recommended it!), but if BusyCal is better, I’d be happy to use it.

Marta Nunes May 20, 2013 at 7:09AM

Count me in for the the BusyCal giveaway ! I’m looking for a more efficient calendar.

Faith May 20, 2013 at 7:11AM

I am working on a productivity tool that needs to work well with other calendar apps or replace them :)

Hanna May 20, 2013 at 7:18AM

I’m a grad student who relies on public transit in a not particularly transit competent city – so knowing the weather right on my calendar would help me plan my week!

Kathy Nieder MD May 20, 2013 at 7:30AM

Every app and many books you two have recommended have made an efficient difference in my life. I keep looking at BusyCal and thinking…maybe… so I’d love to use it!

Staffaction May 20, 2013 at 7:30AM

Great app!

April bell May 20, 2013 at 7:32AM

I run a business where I travel and have a 2 year old. Need I say more:)

James May 20, 2013 at 7:33AM

We wants it.

Henry Yennie May 20, 2013 at 7:33AM

Would LOVE a free license key!

Don Williams May 20, 2013 at 7:49AM

Love the abilty to choosectime frame to view

Chris May 20, 2013 at 7:50AM

I have literally almost bought this app so many times for the last two years but just never did it. I looked into it again after seeing your recent post on how it integrates with OmniFocus. Price tag just always felt to steep for me. Please show me why this is a “must have” app rather than a “wish list” app!

Maria Rita May 20, 2013 at 8:06AM

I have been looking for an alternative to iCal that could be easily integrated with my stuff (omnificus!) but didn’t want to commit to anything paid yet. This is my chance.

Pedro Fonseca ( May 20, 2013 at 8:18AM

I would love to use BusyCal to take advantage of it´s powerful sync calendar options.

Dave May 20, 2013 at 8:28AM

Intriguing! I’m always keeping an eye out for things like this! Thanks for the offer.

Walter Long May 20, 2013 at 8:32AM

Here is my time management Haiku. I hope this will explain why I should win one of the three licenses:
Wild and busy fun.
Google Cal is still useless.
Busy Cal save me.

Dr. Antonio Martínez Borrero May 20, 2013 at 8:34AM

Greetings from Ecuador in South America. I read you frequently and expect to have BusyCal

mritateacherRita May 20, 2013 at 8:42AM

This is Rita from Brazil, trying to be efficient in a country where this is not cool. I’ve been looking for alternatives to iCal that can work with Omnifocus but didn’t want to commit to anything expensive yet. I’d love to try BusyCal with a free license. I’ll promise to make it work for me!

Debbie May 20, 2013 at 8:44AM

10 kids, five different schools, and five different sports!

Michael Cabelin May 20, 2013 at 8:49AM

I really, really dislike iCal, especially since it’s a mess integrating with my Google Calendar. I use an Android phone (gasp!), and, so unifying all of this would be awesome!

Leo R. Brancazio May 20, 2013 at 8:53AM

I would like to win a copy

Tim May 20, 2013 at 9:02AM

I would love high-end calendar performance without the faux-leather skin!

Jonathan Carlier May 20, 2013 at 9:03AM

Everything you guys recommend works for me, I would love to try Busy Cal!

Peter Graves May 20, 2013 at 9:08AM

iCal is like Pong in an Angry Birds universe. The calendar needs to catch up with all us Asian Efficient types.

Rebecca May 20, 2013 at 9:19AM

You made me curious. I’m anxious to find out how my planning can be made more lean.

rsalermo ( May 20, 2013 at 9:22AM

Hi, From a newbie to AE and BusyCalc I’m really excited about the new processes I’m implementing into my daily workflow using the great tips I’m learning here.


Erick May 20, 2013 at 9:22AM

Been implementing a brand new workflow after getting all the great material found in the AE Premium Collection. This would fit in great and I love the options I see in BusyCal. Sign me up!

Alan Dearborn May 20, 2013 at 9:23AM

I would love to switch to BusyCal from iCal after hearing so many good experiences from users on many podcasts.

Kenneth Coakley May 20, 2013 at 9:45AM

Now that you’ve got me hooked on OmniFocus, I’m ready to start using the calendar app recommended by Asian Efficiency.

aadenyihongchen May 20, 2013 at 9:48AM

Thanks for the opportunity to get the helpful tool. I would like to apply it in my daily plan.

adam May 20, 2013 at 10:00AM

the menu bar – so i don’t have to even launch the app, and the alarm panel – so i can stay up to speed on notifications – do it for me… and the general flexibility of customisation is really useful. plus having the option to display the weather display is very nifty!

Fred Zelders May 20, 2013 at 10:04AM

I heard and read SO MUCH about the awesomeness of this app that I am very anxious to run it on my MacBook Air too.

Great initiative by you guys. :)

gaoruijie ( May 20, 2013 at 10:08AM

Like: the UI design, so cool and easy to use
Dislike: No iphone app available, and a little expensive.

I am using Fantastical.

Adam May 20, 2013 at 10:10AM

BusyCal is an app that’s been on my wishlist for a long time now. I’ve just never broken down and made the purchase. I use Fantastical primarily to add meetings and appointments to my calendar—something it does very well. I don’t, however, have a good application that allows me to work in and on my calendar for the purpose of planning, etc. The native calendar app just doesn’t do it for me, but I think BusyCal might.

Dominic Zarlengo May 20, 2013 at 10:19AM

I really want this license because I have been trying this product for the last 30 days, and it really ups my efficiency with all the extra features it has over iCal.

socalbonnie May 20, 2013 at 10:29AM

I like the extra flexibility BusyCal gives you, especially with my Google calendars: I can sync very easily. You can also see your To Dos right on the days you want to do them. I never use iCal anymore, but haven’t been able to upgrade to the latest BusyCal version, so hooray for a giveaway!

Chris Boehner May 20, 2013 at 10:40AM

It is the best calendar app! I have it already but would be happy to gift it to a fellow productivity enthusiast!

Lydia May 20, 2013 at 10:45AM

Loving all the features the app has available! Awesome giveaway!

Andre May 20, 2013 at 10:52AM

Have had my eye on this app for awhile now but haven’t taken the plunge yet. Anything to make life more efficient! :-)

Mark Emery May 20, 2013 at 10:57AM

Since June 24th, 2002, I have been off work on disability. I awoke that morning with a neurological type disability. The worst part of this is I have very little ability to remember things. For 11 years I have been trying to find ways to remember to go to doctor appointments, take my prescriptions, etc. So far, the best solution I have found is through the use of Apple Mail and iCal. I am always looking for better applications to use than Apple Mail and iCal. I remember, years ago, trying and liking BusyCal, but I couldn’t afford to purchase it. I would love to win one of the 3 licenses. Whether I do or not win, do you have any email applications you like better than Apple Mail?

Karl Palmer May 20, 2013 at 11:04AM

I’d love to update to BusyCal 2. It’s a great alternative to the standard Calendar and Reminders apps, syncs to OmniFocus and is one of AE’s, Don McAllister’s and Merlin Mann’s favourite apps.

James Green May 20, 2013 at 11:09AM

Because I need more calendar awesomeness in my life!

Ed May 20, 2013 at 11:15AM

I really need a better solution to my calendar. It sure looks like this is it!! I didn’t win the big Powerball jackpot but this would be a nice consolation prize!!

Rahul Kapadia May 20, 2013 at 12:42PM

This app will really help me be more efficient at scheduling events, I really need it

Johan May 20, 2013 at 12:53PM

I need a new experiment.

Dick Robinson May 20, 2013 at 12:58PM

We would LOVE to use BusyCal, and win a license. We are a husband and wife team who do non-profit work in the Amazon jungles of Peru, upriver from the city of Pucallpa. We have a work team in Pucallpa, and we host teams doing construction and installing water filters in indigenous villages along the river. We both use iPhones, and scheduling is so important to coordinate different activities between here in the US and in Peru. Thank you.

Mike May 20, 2013 at 1:15PM

Busy-Cal, please.

Michael Lee May 20, 2013 at 1:24PM

I can always use an awesome organization app

Evan Lovely May 20, 2013 at 1:24PM

Great! I’m interested in BusyCal because I’d like to manage my booked freelance web design hours better and I hope this can help. Fantastical is already a great menu bar app, but I think this may be a better full use app. Cheers!

Austin Finch May 20, 2013 at 1:27PM

Count me in I am needing a replacement that works well with multiple calendars and omnifocus.

Monica Lopez May 20, 2013 at 1:30PM

I was introduced to busycal by your website and I love how functional it is and how many ways you can customize it to reflect your priorities

Deb May 20, 2013 at 1:50PM

Is it worth using BusyCal if I am on Exchange? I don’t believe there is native support, but I have read there are some work arounds.

Chris May 20, 2013 at 1:57PM

Because I did not win the $580M powerball. I really need a win. And because BusyCal + Fantastical = world calendar domination.

Scot Herrick May 20, 2013 at 2:07PM

I’ve been looking for a calendar app that is scalable and visually appealing. iCal is my least favorite Apple App.

James T May 20, 2013 at 2:16PM

I would love a BusyCal license key as bare bones iCal is not cutting it for me.

Florian May 20, 2013 at 2:20PM

Always need to be more productive! And this would be a good reason to upgrade my MBA to OSX 10.8 :-)

philippe99 May 20, 2013 at 2:22PM

It could be a great remplacement fo old-fashionned iCal

jfong May 20, 2013 at 2:26PM

I’m just a heavy iCal user and something new, different and with more appealing GUI will be great!

Stephen May 20, 2013 at 3:46PM

I need a better calendar app and some new software to re-motivate me!

Gorm Eriksen May 20, 2013 at 3:49PM

More filtering, more views – more productive. I would grow my business with BusyCal. And OmniFocus + BusyCal can sync .. Awesome.

Rusty May 20, 2013 at 3:52PM

How else would I keep 300 high schoolers on schedule?

Bloerch May 20, 2013 at 4:01PM

Searching a long time for a calendar tool on my Mac and couldn’t find the right one until today…

Steve Hoefer May 20, 2013 at 4:04PM

A great app…looking forward to Exchange integration!

Len W. May 20, 2013 at 4:37PM

I need more functionality than iCal and Calendar offer me.

Cam May 20, 2013 at 4:53PM

A poor college student like me could only afford FantastiCal, but I know that BusyCal is a great combo with it, and I’d love to be able to say so personally.

Hasan Diwan May 20, 2013 at 6:58PM

I use Google Calendar and, if I don’t win, will probably write a menu bar extension for what I want to do with it. However, you can save me a few hours of aggravation by awarding me with one of the three licenses.

Austin Bellantoni ( May 20, 2013 at 8:14PM

I’ve been a iCal user for sometime now and am in dire need of a switch. Ever since I’ve started following the Asian Efficiency blog, I’ve taken my calendar usage to a whole new level. I think BusyCal would finally offer the functionality that I find is missing from iCal. Please enter me into the BusyCal draw! Thanks Aaron & Thanh :)

Michael May 20, 2013 at 8:57PM

I’ve been a reader of your blog intermittently for the last 6 months or so. I bought OF premium posts about 3 mos. ago and skimmed through it. I’ve been realizing my workflow, in general, can really use some help but I kept putting off getting up to speed. Well, I read OF premium posts Part 1 this weekend and put mostly everything into action immediately. I’m jammin’ today! so, I know i’d like to migrate to BusyCal….:)

Robert Bergman May 20, 2013 at 10:00PM

There’s little question that BusyCal is a first caliber application and a ‘go-to’ for calendaring stuff. It’d cover all of my needs if they added an IOS version rather than simply syncing with IOS’s Reminders and Calendars. Still, I can adjust. I’d rather not, thought

Sergelen May 21, 2013 at 12:04AM

It is always a good thing to try out more efficient ways to get things done. BusyCal maybe the one that I was looking for calendaring apps.

Prashant Bavi May 21, 2013 at 12:58AM

AE is a great source to learn new ways for self productivity, time management and it also helps you get back on the track for stuff that you have tried adopting but failed miserably. Examples are omnifocus, mind mapping, rapid reading, agile technique. Their recommendations to buy Mac bundles are also great. Have been looking at BusyCal and Fantastical for some time.

Burcak Sayinsoy May 21, 2013 at 2:58AM

Always want to try something new and BusyCal is the one on top of my list. Thanks for the opportunity.

Zac Zheng May 21, 2013 at 5:19AM

I want BusyCal because it’s so much better than Apple’s iCal! Especially liking these features: ability to show any 7-day stretch in weekly view by pressing apple key + alt left/right, banner texts, how all-day events are displayed at the top and the alert boxes!

thoreinar May 21, 2013 at 5:52AM

Would love to use busy cal.

Gloria Niño May 21, 2013 at 10:33AM

I want Busical for it looks much better than Microsoft outlook that I am using with lots of problems for being the only Mac user at my office. I would like to know if aI recieve an Outlook invitation if it is posible that when I accept the invitation it will be registered in Busycall.

Gail May 21, 2013 at 10:49AM

I would love to have my to-do’s on a calendar view with automatic rescheduling to the next day. Thanks!

Michael Roth May 21, 2013 at 11:29AM

As someone who works full time and has a part-time job teaching (like any teaching job is part time…) I look forward to using BusyCal to keep my various calendars (work, school, and home) in sync and actually useful. Like the idea of being able to pull up my calendar on my various devices (MacBook, iPhone and iPad) and see just what the heck I should be doing and where I should be doing it.
Also the ability to apply filters(“now where was the Boy Scout meeting going to be?”)and cut through the noise is additional wonderfulness.
And, as an added bonus, I am hoping that BusyCal is the killer app that will finally convince by beloved spouse (bless her heart) to move from a Windows machine to a Mac.

Clark Whiting May 21, 2013 at 1:21PM

you should give the licence to me just because ;~) – I’ve implemented every other program into my work flow like you’ve suggested. after reading about the differences and what this program has to offer it would be a great addition!

michael May 21, 2013 at 2:39PM

i trust your recommendation for a great calender. ;-)

2mycloud May 21, 2013 at 3:13PM

Fantastic product!

wlp May 21, 2013 at 3:45PM

More wonderful advice from Asian Efficiency! Busy-Cal looks awesome! I love that you can customize the view, and the fonts. I like the way to the ‘ to do’s show up and roll over (because of the color coding too!). I love that the menu bar icon is also color coded!

Thanks Aaron and Thanh for more great advice! :)

Pamela May 21, 2013 at 4:24PM

Love the look of the weather integration. While I may not like taking time to learn a new app, I trust your recommendations. Thanks for the giveaway!

Ruslan May 21, 2013 at 4:33PM

I would love to use BusyCal. Thank you.

hcc May 21, 2013 at 4:52PM

BusyCal would be great for managing schoolwork!

Peter May 21, 2013 at 6:11PM

This would be great for work!

Ryo May 21, 2013 at 8:26PM

Please count me in!

Jackie May 21, 2013 at 9:46PM

The ical application doesn’t seem to do what I need and since you two recommend BusyCal, I trust the recommendation!

Dmitry May 21, 2013 at 11:21PM

Want this awesome app for a while;) As it shows the weather forecast:))

Florian Taltavull May 22, 2013 at 11:11AM

I just recently saw this “Example of Time Management Case Studies and Analysis”, in this case with somebody called Florian. I read it and was really impressed, as I found some similarities (starting with the name) and saw that you set him up with some apps (including BusyCal). I’ve seen in lots of times before, but never tried it. Maybe I should now!

Jan May 22, 2013 at 2:41PM

I´d love to give BusyCal a try. I use Fantastical with my Iphone but couldn´t decide which app to use on my Mac. I´m an outdoors guy so what I like most is the Weather forecast.

Terri May 22, 2013 at 2:42PM

Considering I’m currently staggering along with Google Cal, Lotus iNotes at work, and a paper calendar…I could use all the help I can get! :-)

Alan May 22, 2013 at 3:33PM

Looks like a great App to drive productivity. Just what I need!!!

richardfordmusic May 22, 2013 at 3:40PM

My constant frustration at iCal and refusal to even open Outlook demonstrates a need for something else. BusyCal sounds like the solution. If it works I will personally tell hundreds of Mac users, and they will each tell hundreds of Mac users until it forces Apple to buy BusyCal for $1Billion in cash and stock…

bx May 22, 2013 at 4:10PM

I’d love Busycal because the native calendar application on the mac pales in comparison. It drives efficiency, which is always good.

Moadenildo May 22, 2013 at 4:45PM

I want a copy of BusyCal so i can be more Asian Efficient! :)

Johnny May 23, 2013 at 2:37AM

I would loveee to have BusyCal so I could set up custom searches and save them as new views.

I downloaded the demo and created one named “Meetings”. It searches all events in the next few months then shows me everything containing a meeting-esque keyword such as: g+, skype, phone, call, dinner, meet, etc. The custom view shows them in a chronological list view which is very useful. Then when coupled with the shortcut combos, I can just hop to the view and back to my week in a snap. I am LOVING this demo!

DMB May 23, 2013 at 2:48AM

When I’m busy, I’d like to concentrate on the creative work, not on the task management. BusyCal helps me to do just that. I’d love to win a copy. Thanks!

Marc S May 23, 2013 at 2:58AM

Loving Busycal for sharing calendar with family. The way iCal should be…

Tamara May 23, 2013 at 1:45PM

I’ve been looking for a calendar with tasks. Tried a few different ones, but none worked for me. Would love to try this one . . .

David Hill May 23, 2013 at 3:01PM

I need a calendar for my iTouch

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