5 of the Best Calendar Apps for Mac

Mac OS X does come with a fully-featured calendar app, but it is totally possible that you may not like it and are looking for a better alternative
January 22, 2015 Updated: January 22, 2015

Mac OS X does come with a fully-featured calendar app, but it is totally possible that you may not like it and are looking for a better alternative. If you’re one of those users who aren’t satisfied with the default Calendar app, here are some alternatives for you. These apps will help you keep your tasks and events organized, as that’s what they are for. Here you go:

1. Sunrise Calendar


If I had to name the best calendar app that works great on both Mac and the iPhone, then I’d say Sunrise Calendar. With a gorgeous look and a minimalistic interface, it makes all of your calendar tasks easier and more encouraging for you. When you first start the app, you will need to connect your calendar accounts for it to sync the events.

Once you have done that, you can then add new events and view/delete the existing ones. It works very well with the native Mac reminders to remind you of your events. The Settings panel allows you to change the calendar settings, so it works the way you want.

The app is available for free on the Mac App Store.

2. Calendar


Calendar is an app that sits in the status bar and lets you view your entire schedule right from there. A single click on the app icon will let you see your whole month’s events and tasks. Adding a new event or modifying an existing one is just a few clicks away.

The aim of this app is to let you have a look at your schedule at a glance, so you know what you are doing this month. It has a number of keyboardshortcuts to make it even easier for you to do tasks.

The app can be downloaded for free from the Mac App Store.

3. BusyCal 2


If you’re looking for a professional calendar app that does it all for you, BusyCal 2is something you should try out. This app integrates all of the features that you expect from a calendar app.

From the ability to add events using natural language to getting multiple calendars together, it can do everything for you. It is fully customizable and works the way you want it to. You can have it show only the things that you think are important and hide the unnecessary ones.

The app costs $49.99 and you can download it from the Mac App Store.

4. QuickCal


Although QuickCal is not a fully featured calendar app, it lets you do many things with your existing calendars. For example, it lets you easily add new events to your calendars right off the app panel. The purpose of this app is to make it easier for you to add new events while keeping everything easy for you.

It can be launched using a keyboard shortcut so you don’t have to look around for the app icon and then click it to launch the app. No hassle, right?

You can download the app for $2.99 from the Mac App Store.

5. Blotter


Blotter claims to be an unforgettable calendar and it does live up to its hype. What Blotter does for you is convert your whole calendar into a wallpaper, and lets you view it right on your desktop.

It looks so beautiful that you will fall in love with it once you install it. The app lets you specify what tools you’d like to see and what tools to be hidden. This lets you keep your desktop clutter-free.

You can download this beautiful app for $9.99 from the Mac App Store.


If you don’t like the default calendar app on your Mac or if you’re fed-up of using it, the above alternatives should help you with your schedules using the best most beautiful technologies. Happy calendaring!

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