The most important tool you use every day, possibly first thing in the morning and the last thing at night, is your calendar. Some people neglect it, some people overdo it (I may be in the latter) but the calendar was a system that I wanted to upgrade this year.

For years I used the standard calendar app that comes with your Mac and iPhone, I then stepped up to a paid calendar like Fantastical, which worked out just fine for a bit.

As life got busier and I needed something a little more I found BusyCal. Actually, I found BusyCal while looking for a very powerful contacts manager for myself called BusyContacts. I loved the BusyContacts software so much that I purchased BusyMac, which is both BusyCal and BusyContacts.

Not a plug, I do use the software, they are new members of my systems to help manage my calendar and contacts. Again, you get what you pay for. Of course, there is a free trial. Purchase the software together and you get a 20% discount.

Here are some screenshots:

Some of the features I love are:

  • the ability to add commuting times to events so that time is blocked out
  • Weather report directly on the date, 10 days in advance.
  • Post it notes just like on a real calendar
  • Journal entries

A powerful Calendar App should be part of every person’s system. This one works for me just fine.

Bonus: The Featured Image is here if you would like to use it as your wallpaper. When you need a calendar handy at all times this works great!

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