The Best Mac Tools Calendar Apps

Scheduling your time should be easy–and fast. The top mac tools calendar applications are functional and clean designs and can sync well between your Mac and iPhone or iPad. They offer separate calendars for work and home and make it easy to only view the events that are important to you. You can also personalize your agenda view and add features such as natural-language processing and drag-and-drop time allocation for meetings.

One of the most well-known names in mac tools Apple’s Calendar is free and already is included with every Mac. Its simplicity makes it a good option for those who wants to get the basics. However, it also integrates with iMessage, Mail, and Siri so that your appointments appear in these apps. It has a variety of views, including weekly and monthly, with an agenda view, as well as a year at a glance. Addresses are displayed in Apple Maps, and you can get a travel-time notification before any appointment. It doesn’t have a to-do list, but you can opt in to get your tasks retrieved from Reminders or Todoist and show them alongside your scheduled appointments.

BusyCal is another alternative. It looks similar to Apple’s Calendar however it has some distinct differences. It provides five views (daily week, month and year as well as a list) and features natural language processing and animated real-time feedback, and lets you drag times for meetings. It also displays to-do lists and integrates with applications like Trello and Todoist to help you organize tasks. It does not sync as easily with multiple accounts as some of the alternatives on this list. However, it does support iCloud Exchange.