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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!
WHAT'S NEW IN FANTASTICAL 2
• 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!
THE EASIEST WAY TO ADD EVENTS AND REMINDERS
• Open Fantastical 2 with a single click or keystroke
• Type in your event or reminder details and press return
• That's it!
STAY ON TOP OF YOUR DAY
• 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 THE WAY YOU DO
• 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 in Version 2.4.2
- Ready for macOS High Sierra
- Creating an invitation with attachments on Exchange now includes the attachment in the initial invitation email
- Improved compatibility with some Exchange 2016 servers
- Fixed not being able to complete reminders from the Today widget
- Fixed colors of delegated Exchange calendars sometimes getting reset
- Fixed an issue where Fantastical could ask for an app-specific password twice in some situations
- 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! :)
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.
* 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.
Pairs surprisingly well with Outlook
I use Outlook for work and have always disliked the way it handles calendar notifications. Fantastical lets me disable the built-in alerts in Outlook with no downside. I get macOS notifications for invites and upcoming meetings (which I can dimiss until one minute before the meeting stars by tapping-and-holding on the Dismiss option). Beyond great notification support, I use the keyboard shortcut to get a quick view of my day and easily create events for both work and personal events without having to switch over to Outlook.
I recommend this app to every colleague that curses Outlook while sharing their screen in a meeting.
Works really well but...
I love this app. It works way better than the apple calendar and is more user friendly. However, I also use this app on my other apple devices and noticed that it can be laggy on my series 3 Apple Watch. When i initally open the app on my watch it takes 5-10 seconds before i can move the screen and view my schedule. This is a real shame as i always have my watch on so it is my preferred choice for quickly viewing information. This is literally my only complaint though; I think the app is worth the money (even if you have to pay another 5$ for the iphone version).