Fantastical - Calendar and Reminders
Developer: Flexibits Inc.
Current Version: 1.3.18
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Download Size: 10.9 MB - Download
** IMPORTANT: Fantastical 2 is an all-new app coming on 3/25 and will only support OS X Yosemite. If you have OS X Yosemite, please do not buy this app and instead check back on 3/25. **
Presenting the calendar app you'll actually enjoy using. Type in that you have "Lunch with John on Friday at 1pm" and Fantastical will schedule it! Or type in that you need to "Buy milk by Tuesday" and Fantastical will create a reminder with a due date!
Fantastical's natural language event/reminder creation, beautiful calendar, and gorgeous list make it the best calendar you'll ever use. Stay on top of your schedule with features like native CalDAV support, automatic alarms for new events, OS X and iOS reminder support, and instant search.
**** Best of Mac App Store and 2011 Macworld Editors' Choice Award winner ****
"[Fantastical is] now my primary calendaring app." - John Gruber (Daring Fireball)
"[Fantastical] makes it much easier and more convenient to quickly create new events." - Macworld
"Fantastical is the calendar assistant to install on every Mac that has to deal with calendars." - MacStories
The easiest way to create new events and reminders
• Open Fantastical 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 event/reminder list and calendar allow you to easily locate and plan all of your events and reminders
• Today's past events fade to gray letting you focus on your upcoming events
• Change the number of events you want displayed, providing focus and convenience
• Click any event to show important details
• Add event notes to new or existing events
• Use search to instantly locate your events
Edit and delete with ease
• Select the event or reminder you want to change and take control with a single click or keystroke
Works the way you do
• Works with your favorite applications: Calendar, iCal, BusyCal (cloud calendars only), Entourage, or Outlook
• Reminders are only compatible with Calendar, iCal, and BusyCal
• Stay in sync with built-in CalDAV support; supports iCloud, Google Calendar, Yahoo! Calendar, and more
• Automatically add alarms to your new events
Speaks your language
• Fantastical is fully localized in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish
• Start typing your event or reminder in any of those languages and Fantastical will automatically understand
Fantastical — your Mac's calendar will never be the same again.
- Better handling of app-specific passwords for iCloud accounts using two-step verification
- Fixed prompt for Google account password appearing for some users
- 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
Great Convenience, Design & IOS Syncing - I've been using Fantastical since it first came out. It was excellent then and oh-so-handy with its natural language voice dictation features but it has continued to steadily improve over the years. I have it installed on my iPhone and my iPad Air as well as my Mac. Fantastical does a fantastic job of keeping all my calendar events and reminders in sync across all my devices. It is so much more convenient and full-featured than Apple’s Calendar application that I use Fantastical as my primary calendar app and rarely ever open Calendar. However, all events and reminders created in Fantastical are accessible in Calendar. I love the fact that Fantastical resides as an icon in the system-wide menu bar at the top of my screen and is always available without switching out of whatever application I’m currently working in. Fantastical is one of those applications that I use all the time and that I rely on for staying organized and getting things done. It’s always there and always works as expected. It’s rock solid and reliabe. I give it 5 stars and recommend it without reservation.
Most expensive version has the least functionality - Took a chance on Fantastical for iPhone, ended up loving it. Decided to try Fantastical for iPad, loved it even more. Got Fantastical for Mac thinking it would be even better. Oops. It has less functionality than either iPhone or iPad. Fantastical for Mac doesn’t display reminders on the same day as calendar events which was one of my favorite iPhone/iPad features. Instead, it lumps all reminders at the top of the list. And you can’t scroll through the reminders, you can only display a fixed number there. More than 5 reminders for today? Too bad, unless you want to configure it to permanently show 10, 20, 50, or all reminders. As a result, showing completed reminders becomes a pretty much useless feature, unlike the very handy iPhone/iPad way that completed reminders are shown on the date they were completed. Also, there is no actual calendar view in Fantastical for Mac, even though the iPad has this, and the iPhone has it in landscape mode. The design is stuck in the skeuomorphic past, lacking the fresh look of the iPhone and iPad apps. Even though this is a Mac app, there is no ability to go full-screen. Instead, the entire app is just the narrow column that drops down when you click the icon in the menu bar. Yep, it’s basically the iOS 6 Fantastical 1 for iPhone, dropping down from the menu bar of your Mac. So, Fantastical 2 for iPhone and iPad: BUY THEM BOTH! They’re awesome. Fantastical for Mac? DO NOT BUY, especially given that it costs more than the iPhone and iPad apps put together but contains less than half the usefulness. Message to Flexibits: PLEASE give Fantastical for Mac the love you’ve given your iPhone and iPad apps, don’t let it rot like this. Your pricing says it should be a step up from the iPad app, just like the iPad app is a step up from the iPhone app.
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Amazing Calendar - This App is AMAZING. The data entry is the best I’ve seen yet. Beats Siri. It will pretty much figure anything I input. I use it on my iDevices too. Love it. My only desire is that it wouild have a FULL SCREEN mode. You work out of this reduced App window. Kind of like an iPhone size. Why not a full screen with a nice large calendar in one window and along the side have all the data we normally see in the smaller window. Fix this… and it’s the no brainer best Calendar app.
So much smoother. - I use Fantastical as my primary Calandar app for both iOS and OS X. I don’t know how i ever lived without it. Input is so much easier. Just type “Meet with Jan at 2 on Wednesday,” and you can watch it figure it out. I also love the quick pop-up from the menu bar. It makes my calandar seamless on my Mac. This app has seriously made my calendar just work and get out of my way. As a busy law student trying to juggle two buisnesses, I would, however, like to have a larger window sometimes. Not necessarily full-screen, but normal-app sized would be great. Also, occasionally, I get email invites, and Fantastical can’t seem to figure them out. It happens rarely enough that I just type the appointment into my calendar. For those who get a lot of these, it might be annoying. (You can always just use Calendar for that.)
Best In Breed by Far - I have used Fantastical for years and find it to be the best calendar app available on any platform. It’s where I check to see what’s scheduled when I’m on my Mac laptop. And if you’re using two-factor autnentication for Google, which affects logging on to their Calendar, don’t be confused about the request for an application-specific passworod for Fantastical. You get that from Google, and it’s easy to do. I kept ignoring the nag and thought something had gone wrong with Fantastica. The problem was me not understanding what I needed to do after setting up two-factor authenticaiton with my Google account. I didn’t connect the dots about that was why I needed a new password specifically for Fantastica to keep checking with Google Calendar.
disappointed longtime user - I love the iPhone app and have used it for years and I especially loved the new version that incorporated my reminders directly into the calendar app. However, the iOS app is not as useful. I purchased it hoping for the same functionality as the iPhone app but with a full screen option as available on Apple’s Calendar app. It was a waste of $20 for this app and I’m very disappointed it doesn’t offer a full screen or larger window view.
Great calendar app broken by password requirements - Fantastic calendar app as far as functionality. Design sense is good but failed to match OS X in Mavericks and is no better for Yosemite. Worse, the app requires you to authorize access to iCloud and Google accounts. This is odd because it is perfectly able to work through the OS X Calendar app and Reminders, which sync through OS X. Same approach works well on iOS. Fantastical’s account access seems completely un-needed. Before iCloud’s 2-factor authentication was introduced, I never allowed Fantastical to access iCloud account directly. After 2FA, it pops up alerts to update passwords for these services. Fantastical has become a major disappointment.