5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 3, 2013 3:00 AM by Roger Wilmut1
RodProd Level 1 Level 1

any suggestions on why ical suddenly no longer synching with busycal?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.0.x)
  • Charles Butcher Level 1 Level 1

    For me, Busycal > iCal works but iCal > Busycal doesn't. Is that what you see?


    It used to work under Leopard. Then I upgraded to Lion (10.7.4) and it broke.

  • Bob Lyons Level 1 Level 1

    Something is very wrong with BusyCal. It won't sync to my phone anymore. I prefer to not use iCloud because it truncates all my event notes. I've depended on BusyCal for years to run my business and have ALL of my details with me all the time. I've turned iCloud on and off to see if I could get any information onto my phone that is newer than 3 weeks old. No luck. This issue is a little bit older than Mountian Lion. I believe there was a BusyCal update around the time this started. In the Mac App Store there is only one review of the current version. He says it won't sync with iCal. Anything I've tried to use iCloud with has been a disaster. If there was a better calendar somewhere, I would buy it. I don't want to go back to Outlook. Please don't make me go back to Outlook!

  • Bob Lyons Level 1 Level 1

    Sorry. My bad. BusyCal support got right back to me and fixed my problem. (They are awesome!) Somehow "Sync with Sync Services" got unchecked at the bottom of the Advanced tab of my preferences. So check that if you are having a problem.


    BusyCal still rocks!

  • Julatron Level 1 Level 1

    I know this was nearly a year ago - but are you on the latest version of Busycal?


    If so, is the 'sync with sync services' option still in Advanced Preferences?

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9

    BusyCal 2 does not support SyncServices. It's designed to sync using iCloud. They say:


    Sync Services is an underlying framework of OS X that BusyCal has relied on for years for syncing local calendars with other apps running on your Mac and devices connected physically to your Mac. Alas, Apple has deprecated Sync Services in Mountain Lion and it no longer works reliably. Therefore, we have removed support for Sync Services. That means:

    • You can no longer sync with an iPhone or iPad via iTunes. You can only sync with an iPhone or iPad via a cloud-based service like iCloud or Google.
    • You can no longer sync local calendars with OS X Calendar (formerly iCal). You can, however, continue to sync calendars hosted on a cloud-based service like iCloud or Google with OS X Calendar.
    • You can no longer sync with any third-party apps running on your Mac that use Sync Services, like Entourage or Outlook.
    • If you are syncing OS X Calendar or Outlook with Exchange, the Exchange calendars will no longer sync with BusyCal.


    When you upgrade to BusyCal 2, a copy of your local calendars will be imported into BusyCal 2. This is a one-time operation. After the import, the local calendars in BusyCal will not remain in sync with OS X Calendar or any other apps that sync with Sync Services.