BusyCal vs Google Calendar


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BusyCal
BusyCal is an alternative to the built-in Calendar app on OS X that provides powerful time-saving features in a friendly, easy-to-use package. BusyCal's unique features include customizable calendar views, scrolling Month and Week views, an integrated Info Panel for quickly viewing and editing events, integrated To Dos that display in the calendar and carry-forward until completed, custom font sizes and styles, graphics, live weather feeds and moon phases, and a menu bar app for quick access to the current day's events and weather.
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Google Calendar
Google Calendar is a free time-management web application offered by Google. The Ajax-driven interface enables users to view, add, and drag-and-drop events from one date to another without reloading the page. It supports view modes such as weekly, monthly, and agenda. Google Calendar allows multiple calendars to be created and shown in the same view. Each can be shared, either read-only or with full edit control, and either with specified people or with everyone (public calendars).
Comparing BusyCal vs Google Calendar is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Google Calendar has more user-friendly interface than BusyCal because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Google Calendar is more popular than BusyCal

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Google redesigned Calendar for web (in 2017)
- Google Calendar improves integration with Microsoft Exchange (in 2017)
- Alexa now works with G Suite calendar (in 2017)
- Google Calendar added reminders on the web (in 2016)
- Google acquired mobile calendar app Timeful (in 2015)
- Google Calendar is available on iPhone (in 2015)
- New Google Calendar for Android allows to enter events automagically (in 2014)
- Google restores offline access to GMail, Calendar and Docs in Google Chrome (in 2011)
- Google Calendar now has its own Labs. (in 2009)
- Google added Tasks to Google Calendar (in 2009)

Looks like Google Calendar was recently more active than BusyCal (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which BusyCal and Google Calendar meet head to head:

2014 - New Google Calendar for Android allows to enter events automagically to defeate BusyCal



Google is rolling out a new Google Calendar app that works on Android Lollipop 5.0 and all Android 4.1 or newer devices. The new app includes three key updates that allow it to fill in the blanks and make suggestions for you, shortly after you start to type in your event. The new Schedule View will let you see a map of your event destination. It will also include photos, cityscapes and illustrations of the surrounding area. Another new feature - Assists - that basically guesses details to add to an event, based on your previous phone interactions. For example, if you run with a friend in the park every week, the new version of Google Calendar will suggest the place, time and person you always go with if you start to type “r-u-n.”