Fantastical 2

Developer: Flexibits Inc.

Current Version: 2.4.4

Last Updated: 9 days ago

Download Size: 13.1 MB - Download


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.


Release Notes:

- Fixed an issue where Google calendar would incorrectly try to reauthorize

- Support for Cardhop, our new app that makes your contacts fun to use. If you have Cardhop installed, viewing a person's contact info from an invitation, birthday, or anniversary in Fantastical will now show the contact in Cardhop.
- Added an option to skip empty days for Day and List views when printing multiple days
- Fixed a potential crash when using AppleScript to add items
- 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! :)


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.1
Review by Borborigmus

Ambrosia for us mortals. - It takes a lot for me to bother to review an app (I can’t even remember the last one I reviewed), so this is either going to be a really harsh critique or a rave. I’m very happy to say it’s the latter. As others note, the price is a bit steep (but come on: there’s a 21 day demo, get over it!). But if you want a well designed, low profile but very powerful calendar and reminder system, it’s totally worth it: of all the helpful software I have on my Mac, this has by far had the most impact on my productivity. I won’t list all the benefits, since other reviewers have given details, but everything about the thing feels great, development is active, and the seamless Mac -> iOS experience is awesome. Comparing the way I managed my work before and now is like night and day. If Fantastical 2 vanished from my desktop, I’d feel hopelessly adrift in a chaotic sea of unchecked task boxes and missed meetings. Instead, I am like Poseidon, master of the workweek waters. Try it — you too can be a god.

Found helpful by 61 out of 76 people
Version 2.1.4
Review by Quark Gluon Plasma

I’ve lost patience with this app - My calendar app needs to be very solid, and Fantastical 2 just isn’t good enough. It has a lots of good features that I like a lot, but it is not trustworthy. Adding is easy, but whenever I change my schedule, I spend more time checking that the change was made correctly than actually making the change. Sometimes drag and drop works, sometimes it crashes the app. The app crashes about once every other day when events are changed. There are other calendar apps that don’t offer the same feature set and are not quite as up-to-date with Apple technologies, but they very rarely crash and I always know what the app is doing. This is a very expensive calendar app and it’s main selling point is speedy additions. That’s worthless if the rest of the app doesn’t work right.

Found helpful by 79 out of 81 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.4.4
Review by Positronic_Matrix

Exchange Server Ready - I have been waiting years for Fantastical to support our Exchange Server. Now that it does, I have switched almost entirely from Calendar to Fantastical 2. Pros • Exchange Server support, including attendee availability (killer feature for business users) • Calendar Sets to move between home, work, and business rhythms (incredibly useful for those with complex calendars) • Integration of task lists onto the calendar list and onto the actual calendar (finally a one-stop shop for meetings and tasks) Cons • Printing is currently landscape only, with no portrait support • Next available time does not respect work day limits (e.g., it hits nights and weekends), providing less functionality than Calendar Wishlist • An option to see tasks with no due time appear as all-day events at the top of the calendar (this would be incredible)

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 2.4.4
Review by S*M*P

Slow Sync - Slow to sync an event. Move an event & you have to make sure it is done syncing or it will change back to what is was before the change. It is not my service as apple calendar doesn’t have the same issue. Sometimes you can’t grab events to move them without multiple tries. Still no travel times on ios so I had to delete those apps & use apple calendar as I don’t see the point if it’s missing important information.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 2.4.4
Review by sviddle

Was great…the bug they blame on iCloud makes this unsuable - For weeks now there has been a bug that makes me not be able to postpone events…always get an error message. I contacted support and they blame iCloud…it doesn’t matter who’s fault it is…this program does not work for me any more…and it is not a cheap program to have to now abandon due to this bug that first appeared YEARS ago (I’ve found posts dating to 2014 about this).

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 2.4.4
Review by unlisted22

Awesome calendar but it doesn’t barely work - I’m tech savy. It’s not me. This app gets worse every version, it crashes regularly, and freezes my computer entirely for minutes on end. I’m giving up now, but not before I leave a bad review. Developers: This has gone on version after version; I can’t believe youre unaware or unable to resolve it. Is it just about the dollars?

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 2.4.4
Review by Drew T. VA

Nice app, but shared calendar support is lacking (or poorly documented0 - I really like this app, but accessing shared calendars (like team calendars) in Exchange is either non-functional or poorly documented. This is a must-have feature. I contacted support, who suggested (as the documentation states) that you should be able to add a shared calendar in the “Delegates” menu. It doesn’t seem to work, which could be because I have not been explicitly setup as a delegate on a shared team calendar. Bottom line: the UI, documentation, and support are not clear on how to setup a shared calendar; so this functionality needs some work (or more thorough documentation).

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people