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Syncing With BusyCal


As a calendar app I use Busycal (Mac) as I like the way it allows ToDos and Events to be dealt with on the same day/week/month view unlike iCal. This makes balancing workload really easy, however I've gone over to Todoist for to dos and having set up the link to BusyCal my ToDos just dump into the due date as all day events. Timed events go into calendar which is fab but Todos lose all colour/project detail. Any chance of a workaround for the ToDos?

Why would I want that? - It makes balancing workload a lot easier when it's laid out in a week/month view - just drag and drop.

If you're not thinking of working with anybody else what about developing a simple calendar app that plays well with ToDoist? :-)

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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on May 01, 2014 - 22:38 UTC

Hi John,

Our iCal integration is fairly simple and there isn't much customization or information, it is simple. We hope to improve calender options in the future but at the moment there isn't anything that can be done.


Larry Dawson  premium
Replied on Jul 17, 2014 - 11:50 UTC

So Brendon, unlike John I cannot even get it to sync my todo's etc into the calendar. I am happy to go back to the standard iMac calendar if it gets the todoist program working... please help me get this linked somehow as I do not use google calendar etc .
have iphone/ipad/imac
Larry Dawson

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jul 17, 2014 - 13:01 UTC

Hello Larry,

Unfortunately, we're not fully familiar with every calendar software, but please tell me - at what point are you experiencing the issue? Can yo not find the option to subscribe to a calendar in BusyCal or can you find it, bur when you paste the iCal URL it shows you an error message or crashes or what happens exactly?

As a general tip - please try to paste the feed replacing https:// with webcal://

Best regards,

MrJpstocks .
Replied on Oct 21, 2014 - 06:27 UTC

Trying to get this to work with busycal as well --- should the sync or subscription url link provide all my projects and tasks or just the ones i've put a due date on?

David Trey  staff
Replied on Oct 21, 2014 - 11:52 UTC


The iCal feed only includes tasks that have a due date. They don't need to have a due time, but a date is necessary to place them on any given day in the calendar.


MrJpstocks .
Replied on Oct 22, 2014 - 03:05 UTC

let me try this again - how do i sync a project with busy cal?

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Oct 22, 2014 - 03:35 UTC


We have not used Busycal ourselves, but there should be a place in the menu to add a new subscription, this is where you'd past our iCal feed.



Sam Cochran  premium
Replied on Apr 20, 2015 - 23:14 UTC

I'm also a BusyCal user. It puts iCal to shame – much like Todoist makes all other task-managing apps antiquated.

That being said, better integration between the two would be an *awesome* feature.

I've been using the iCal work around, which is better than nothing, but not great as I don't use my iCloud calendar for anything else.

ronaflorio  premium
Replied on May 12, 2015 - 22:20 UTC

I am trying to sync with BusyCal as well. I just want my item with due dates to show up on the date due in BusyCal, like they do right now with Sunrise calendar app - which seemed to appear to show up without my doing a thing?? (BusyCal sync with Apple Calendar and Google Calendar, but ToDoist items don't appear on either of those; I am sure it is a simple setting I am missing??)

Brendom, on your comment above you alluded to the area where I would paste your iCal feed: what is your iCal feed? (sorry this is all rather new to me)

Thanks so much for you help.


Galina Skovorodnikova  staff
Replied on May 12, 2015 - 22:29 UTC

Hi Rona,

Unfortunately, we don't have experience with BusyCal. If it is able to accept iCal feeds, it should be possible to integrate Todoist with it.

You can find our iCal URL in Todoist Settings > General > copy the URL at the bottom.

It should be a place in BysyCal where you can subscribe other calendars. You should paste our URL there.