BusyMac today announced BusySync 2.0, a free upgrade to its calendar sharing utility for iCal. In addition to its existing ability to sync iCal calendars over a LAN or the internet, BusySync 2.0 now enables users to synchronize iCal with Google Calendar, providing web based access to calendars from anywhere.
BusySync is a Mac OS X System Preference Pane that adds peer-to-peer calendar sharing and synchronization capabilities to iCal. Designed for families and small workgroups, BusySync allows users to easily and cost-effectively share iCal calendars on a local area network and over the internet without the need for a dedicated server. Shared calendars can be viewed and edited by multiple users and changes are instantly synchronized between users. And now, with BusySync 2.0, users can perform bidirectional synchronization between iCal and Google Calendar.
Key Features of Google Calendar synchronization in BusySync 2.0:
• View and edit calendars online – Calendar events can be created/edited in both iCal and Google Calendar and automatically synchronized between the two.
• Sync calendars between home and work – Users can sync their home and office computers with Google Calendar (as an alternative to syncing calendars with .Mac).
• Share calendars remotely – Users in remote locations can share calendars with each other by syncing with Google Calendar, even while traveling.
• BusySync 2.0 supports English, French, German, and Japanese.
BusySync 2.0 will be released in February 2008 for US$24.95 per computer. BusyMac will demonstrate BusySync 2.0 at Macworld Expo (booth #S1338), January 15-18, 2008. A public beta will soon be available. BusySync 1.5 is currently available for US$19.95 per computer. Registered users of BusySync 1.5 will receive a free upgrade to BusySync 2.0 when it is released.
System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
More info and screenshots here.