Readdle, best known for its PDF and document productivity apps for iOS, also makes a comprehensive Calendar app that combines tasks, to-dos, and reminders — and today that app is now available for Mac (via 9to5Mac† Officially titled Calendars by Readdle, it joins the Ukraine-based company’s collection of Mac apps such as PDF Expert and Spark Email.
Fans of the Calendars by Readdle app will be thrilled to know that the Mac app syncs with the iPhone/iPad versions and there’s no additional cost to using multiple devices on top of the $19.99 per year Pro plan. You can use the main calendar section of the app for free, although you’ll miss the integration features with apps like Google Tasks and Apple’s Reminders, as well as the weekly planner feature, meeting room bookings, weather, and more. It is also very useful when creating and launching Zoom and other video meetings.
Similar apps include Fantastical, which also has Mac, iPad, and iPhone apps, but costs twice as much as Readdle at about $40 a year. Both apps include natural language parsing that lets you type things like “breakfast at noon tomorrow with Pavan at Hidden Grounds,” which turns into a calendar entry. Fantastical works on older Macs running macOS 10.13.2 High Sierra, while Calendars by Readdle requires macOS 11.0 Big Sur or newer. Fantastical also released a more corporate scheduling feature this year that allows you to get an opening with someone else even if they aren’t using the app.
You can try Calendars by Readdle for free in the Mac App Store. The company also offers a free seven-day trial of the Pro version, so you can do everything the app offers, including adding multiple accounts, so you can keep your iCloud, Google, and Exchange calendars and tasks in one place. can keep your place.