Designed exclusively for macOS, Fantastical 2 includes powerful features such as an incredibly intuitive parsing engine, a full calendar window (with day, week, month, and year views), a quick access mini window, iCloud reminders support, time zone support, and much, much more.

"Fantastical 2 is the calendar app your Mac has been waiting for." - The Verge
"Terrific new version of one of my very favorite apps." - John Gruber (Daring Fireball)
"It's my favorite calendar app for OS X." - MacStories
"The calendar app you've been waiting for." - iMore
"Fantastical 2 is a crazy-powerful calendar app for your Mac." - Wired

Fantastical 2's natural language event and reminder creation, beautiful calendar views, and ultra-smart event list make it the best calendar and reminders app you'll ever use. Just type in that you have "Lunch with John on Friday at 1pm" and Fantastical 2 will schedule it! Or type in "remind me to Buy Milk on Tuesday" and Fantastical 2 will create a reminder with a due date!


• Beautiful, all-new design exclusively for macOS
• Full calendar window with Day, Week, Month, and Year views
• macOS Today Widget, Action Extension, and Share Extension
• Handoff support between Fantastical 2 for Mac, Fantastical 2 for iPhone, and Fantastical 2 for iPad
• Calendar sets - quickly toggle multiple calendars on or off with a simple click or automatically when you leave or arrive, based on location
• Maps are now displayed for your locations
• Improved iCloud reminders with a separate reminders list and support for geofenced location-based reminders
• Multiple parser improvements including improved repeating event and reminder support, the ability to add alerts (like "Meeting 3pm alert 1 hour"), time zones, and many other improvements
• Time zone support including floating time zone support
• Dark and light themes
• And much, much more!


• Open Fantastical 2 with a single click or keystroke
• Type in your event or reminder details and press return
• That's it!


• The infinite scrolling event list and calendar let you easily locate and plan all of your events and reminders
• Today's past events fade to gray so you can focus on your upcoming events
• Add event notes, URLs, or locations to new or existing events
• Use search to instantly locate your events


• Works with your favorite calendar services with native CalDAV support including iCloud, Google, Yahoo, and more
• Automatically add alarms to your new events
• Fantastical 2 is fully localized in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and for the first time ever, Japanese
• Start typing your event or reminder in any of these languages and Fantastical will automagically understand!

Fantastical 2 — the frustration of calendaring has been solved.

What's New

Version 2.4.6

- Added notifications when an invitee responds to an invitation on Exchange
- Events with lots of details can now be scrolled in the Day view
- Improved appearance of Spotlight results when using the menu bar and Dock dark theme
- Travel time menu will now show home and work addresses all the time
- Fixed a visual issue in Month view on macOS El Capitan
- Fixed an issue where daily repeating events that span midnight wouldn't appear correctly in Week view
- Fixed an issue where the Dock badge wouldn't update immediately when a shared calendar notification was added or removed
- Fixed an issue with Daylight Saving Time in Brazil
- Fixed an issue where the Week or Month views would sometimes appear blank at launch
- Various fixes and improvements

By the way, App Store reviews are very helpful to us. If you think Fantastical is worthy, would you mind taking a moment to write a nice review? We'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks for using Fantastical! :)

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5

99 Ratings

99 Ratings

Finally Upgraded From V1 & I’m Very Happy


I bought Fantastical V1 right when it was first released and have loved it right up till this morning. I held off upgrading when V2 came out because I was perfectly happy with the last version of V1, and didn’t feel like spending the money. It was an expensive upgrade back then as now. However, the latest version has improved on things to the point where I felt it was only right and proper that I upgrade, though I’m still not happy about the pricing, and, despite that, I’m happy that I did so: from the new color schemes to the wealth of additional data that’s now available (time to leave, which I want to see if it works with public transportation here in NYC), I’m happy. Had there been a reduced price for those upgrading (on top of a generally lower price overall), even so long after V2 first came out, this would’ve been a 5-star review. Instead, a star loss because of the price.

If you’re still using V1, I think it’s time to come around and support the developer, despite the lack of an upgrade price.

If you’ve never used it before, you’ll be very happy with it. The ease of the drop-down calendar from the top-line menu is simply terrific and I’ve used that all the time.

The Calendar app I wish was native to MacOS


Right up front I have to say I will always prefer native MacOS software over having to download anything extra. With extra comes a lot of potential problems (performance, stability, security… etc). I used the “Calendar” application and it was…. Ok-ish. The interface/usability isn't great but I can live with it. However the problem became issues with support of Exchange calendar for work (the company I was working for was doing silly things with Exchange in general).

Initial thought was to go to Outlook, which I already had installed along with Microsoft office suite, but there was one glaring problem with that… Support for non-Exchange calendars! I wanted to see both my work calendar as well as personal (Google) so I that would know if there were conflicts anywhere.

So the hunt began, and ended with Fantastical. Now that I have used its for about a year I can’t imagine going back.

It is…
* super light weight
* great support for any Exchange implementation I have encountered to date
* awesome easy “quick add events" input box to create new events *fast*
* thus far, crazy stable, no issues with High Sierra upgrade at all

The thing I find myself using the most, and didn't expect to, is the quick add events feature. For me I don't want to talk to my computer (makes to much noise), but this is what I imagine Siri would be if you were able to type into an input field for it.

I would highly recommend this to anyone.

Great Improvements


This app has made major improvements and highly recommend it. Time to Leave is now available which is awesome. Since it’s not available on iOS yet, it’s not too practical, but imagine that will be available quite soon.

Currently it does not support push for iCloud, and iCloud is required for syncing your reminders. This maybe a limitation of Apple however, not sure. Attachments are now possible which is awesome, however not available for Google Calendars meaning the power users who want attachments the most won’t be able to use them, but imagine this maybe a Google limitation.

Even though this is not a dedicated Reminder app, it’s accurate human parsing and menu bar app, and Alfred integration make it my desired choice for Calendar and Reminder entries which I think go hand and hand. Apps like Things and Todoist blow Fantastical away in regards to features for reminders, but that is primarily because it’s limited by the features of Apple Reminders which hasn’t seen new features in years. Most notably no sub tasks, tags, etc. Looks like it maybe another year at least until Apple gives Reminders some love or longer so Fantastical can add those features.

So all in all, the app is very good, and the things holding it back are limitations from third parties in my opinion.

Developer Response

Thank you for your feedback! Regarding push on iCloud, you'll receive push updates if you have the same iCloud account added to Internet Accounts in System Preferences with Calendars and Reminders enabled. Fantastical will then be able to hook into the system's push updates and you'll see updates within a few seconds (you're correct that direct push from iCloud is not available to third-party apps at this time).


Flexibits Inc.
13.9 MB
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright © 2011-2018 Flexibits Inc.


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