BusySync 2.0 released; adds ability to sync Apple iCal with Google Calendar

BusyMac has released BusySync 2.0 which allows you to sync iCal with Google Calendar, in addition to syncing iCal calendars with others on your LAN.

This is a free upgrade for all existing customers. In addition to the new Google Calendar syncing features, many bugs have been fixed and all users are strongly encouraged to upgrade.

What’s new in 2.0:
• Ability to sync iCal with Google Calendar, including the ability to map iCal Message alarms to Google pop-up, SMS or Email alarms.
• Option to filter out Alarms and To-Dos from subscribed calendars on your LAN
• LAN/WAN synching improvements, VPN compatibility, IPv6 and Back to My Mac compatibility
• Improved performance
• Fewer Conflict Resolver disputes
• Auto-repair of damaged iCal databases
• Improved error logging
• BusySync 2.0 is backwards compatible with other BusySync 1.5 users on your network
• Existing users can install the upgrade by opening the BusySync prefpane and clicking the Check Now button. New users can download it here:

Buy now and save 20%: For a limited time, BusySync 2.0 is available at an introductory price of $19.95 per computer. This offer is good until April 30, 2008. After that, BusySync 2.0 will cost $25.

More info here.

[Attribution: MacNN. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dennis” for the heads up.]


  1. I’ve been using this for the past month, and it’s been amazing. Works seamlessly in the background and has only had one minor error in the entire time I’ve used it. (And perhaps that’s been fixed with the versions that came out later fixing bugs.)

    Anyway, I have a Blackberry 8830… So BusySync keeps iCal synced with Google Calendar. I also have Google Sync installed on my Blackberry, which keeps Google Calendar synced with my Blackberry Calendar. And all of these are two-way syncs. So essentially, I can add or edit an event on my phone, on Google Calendar, or on iCal, and it will show up in all the other places WIRELESSLY. No syncing; it does it all automatically in the background. (There’s a few minutes lag time as some syncing programs don’t automatically ping; they check every few minutes or hour. But this hasn’t been a problem yet…)

    This is a feature Apple should really consider for the iPhone. It’s really simple, and they can even do it through .Mac! Have the iPhone sync wirelessly and automatically with .Mac, and have .Mac sync with iCal. Result? Seamless, wireless integration that means your contacts are always up to date on both your phone and your computer. And it will sell .Mac like hotcakes for iPhone users. Just a thought. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

  2. I already have a two-way sync for free. It’s called Plaxo Pulse. If you just want to sync your calendar, I recommend it. You have to fiddle with a few settings, and edit your “professional” profile so Plaxo doesn’t make your email address visible to all Plaxo users, but after that, it works amazingly well in the background.

    I’ve been using it with my iPhone for several months. I love it.

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