The process of organizing your calendar should be easy and quick. The best Mac tools have a an elegant, functional design and can easily sync between your Mac and iPhone and iPad. They let you separate your work and home calendars, and only show the events that are important to you. You can also personalize your agenda view and add features like natural language processing and drag-and-drop time allocation for meetings.

Apple’s Calendar is one of the most popular mac tools, is completely free and is included in every Mac. Its simplicity makes it a great choice for anyone who just needs the basics, but it also integrates with iMessage, Mail, and Siri so your appointments appear in these apps. It provides a variety of perspectives, including weekly and monthly with an agenda view as well as a year-at-a-glance. Apple Maps shows addresses and you can get a travel time alert prior to an appointment. It doesn’t include a to-do list however, you can opt in to pull your tasks from Reminders or Todoist and display them alongside your scheduled appointments.

BusyCal is another alternative. It has a similar design to Apple’s Calendar however, it has some key differences. It offers five main views (daily, week, month year, list, and) It also has natural language processing, with real-time feedback that is animated, and lets you drag times for meetings. It also displays your to-dos and integrates with apps like Trello and Todoist to systematize tasks (creating new events as Todoist cards or Zapier actions). It can’t sync with multiple accounts as easily as the other alternatives on this list but it does work with iCloud and Exchange.