My thanks to BusyMac for sponsoring this week’s DF RSS feed. Their new product BusySync is a terrific utility that lets a small office or family create shared calendars in iCal.

.Mac shared calendars only allow read-only access. CalDAV shared calendars require Leopard and require you to set up and manage a central CalDAV server (e.g. with Mac OS X Server). With BusySync, you get read-write shared calendars and you don’t need a server — it’s just a simple System Prefs panel you install on each Mac. The installation and setup instructions are wonderfully simple, and the “it just works” factor is very high.

BusySync pricing starts at just $20 per computer, and if you buy before 31 December you can use the coupon code “DARINGFIREBALL” to save 20 percent.

Saturday, 22 December 2007