BusyMac announces BusySync: Multi-User Calendar Sharing for iCal

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[prMac.com] Seattle, Washington - October 22, 2007 - BusyMac is proud to announce BusySync 1.0, their multi-user calendar sharing utility for iCal. Designed for families and small workgroups, BusySync allows multiple users to easily and cost-effectively share calendars on a local area network without the need for a dedicated server. Shared calendars can be viewed and edited by multiple users and changes are instantly published and synchronized with all users on the network.

BusySync is a Mac OS X System Preference Pane that runs in the background and adds calendar sharing capabilities to iCal. Leveraging Apple Sync Services and Bonjour, calendar events created by one user are instantly published and synchronized with other iCal users on the network. Users can share and edit calendars, make changes on each others calendars, and everything is automatically synchronized between each user, on each Mac.

Feature Highlights in Version 1.0:

Bonjour Networking: Calendars are automatically published on a local area network without the need for a dedicated server.

Multi-User Editing: BusySync allows multiple users to share and edit calendars. Changes made by one user are instantly synchronized with all others on the network.

Security: Calendars can be password protected to provide different groups of users with different access privileges, including read/write, read-only, or no access.

Offline Access: Changes made to a shared calendar while disconnected from a home or office network are automatically synchronized when connected.

Supported Languages:
* English, French, German, Japanese

System Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
* Universal Binary: Works great on both Intel and PowerPC

Pricing and Availability:
BusySync 1.0 is available directly from BusyMac.com. Pricing for new customers starts at $19.95 USD per user, with multi-unit discounts available.

How does BusySync differ from the group scheduling features in Leopard iCal?
BusySync is targeted at families and small workgroups that wish to share calendars without the need for a dedicated server. Leopard iCal supports CalDAV, a client/server scheduling specification targeted at large workgroups. It requires a dedicated server and software included in Mac OS X Server. If you don't have a dedicated server running Mac OS X Server, the new group scheduling features in Leopard iCal are not available to you.

Based in Seattle, Washington, BusyMac is a privately-held company founded in 2007 by Dave Riggle and John Chaffee. Dave and John have a long history of developing great software together, dating back to the early 90's when they released Now Up-to-Date, a revolutionary network calendar for Mac OS 7. Copyright 2007 BusyMac. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iCal and the iCal logo are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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