Fantastical for iPhone/iPad Gains Snooze and Birthday Notifications, Goes on Sale

Wednesday July 23, 2014 11:30 AM PDT by Juli Clover
fantastical.pngFantastical 2 for the iPhone and the iPad were today updated to version 2.1, adding several new features to both mobile apps including a new Snooze feature, event invitation notifications, birthday notifications, and more.

The biggest new feature, Snooze, allows users push back notification times for calendar events or reminders using either preset times or custom set durations, a useful function when a notification pops up and needs to be paused until a later time.

Along with Snooze, the 2.1 update adds notifications for upcoming birthdays and event invitations, plus it's possible to search for and add contacts and locations when creating new events. There are also new keyboard shortcuts enabled when using an external keyboard and several little tweaks have been added, such as improved calendar colors for the week view and an improved appearance for events that span multiple days. A complete list of changes can be found below:
- Snooze! Open a Fantastical event or reminder notification to see snooze options
- Search and add contacts or locations when creating a new event (tap the arrow in the location field)
- New event invitation notifications and app icon badge option
- Upcoming birthday notifications
- Setting to hide the event details location map
- Event preview when duplicating and moving items
- Keyboard shortcuts when using an external keyboard (open Settings > Help > Tips and Tricks for more info)
- Improved calendar colors in the week view
- Improved appearance for timed events that span multiple days in the week view
- Various fixes and improvements
To celebrate its 2.1 update, the Fantastical apps have been significantly discounted, dropping prices by up to 50 percent.

Fantastical 2 for iPad is available for $9.99, down from 14.99. [Direct Link]

Fantastical 2 for iPhone is available for $4.99, down from $9.99. [Direct Link]

Fantastical for Mac is available for $9.99, down from $19.99. [Direct Link]

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Posted: 14 weeks ago
I have Fantastical 2 on iPhone. I assumed it was a universal app, as these all should be these days. Nope, it wasn't. My fault. Then I saw they had a Mac app so I wanted the trio, but saw they wanted $15 for the Mac as well as the iPad version. Calendar apps aren't worth $35. Sorry.

I'm on Sunrise. All universal. All free. Does what I need in a pretty manner.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 14 weeks ago
Hopeless Apps, uninstalled a while back after wasting money on both iPhone and Mac versions.

Weekcal, on the other hand is fantastic and has also been on sale - but no mention here as always. Why the Fantastical bias?
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 14 weeks ago

Fantastical 2 for Mac (http://appshopper.com/mac/productivity/fantastical) is available for $9.99, down from $19.99. [Direct Link (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id435003921?mt=12)]


There is no Fantastical 2 for Mac; the Mac product is still at 1.x. Thought maybe I'd missed hearing about the new version somehow, and just went to check the Mac App Store and the Flexibits site.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 14 weeks ago
Why not just use the Apple calendar?
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 14 weeks ago

Why not just use the Apple calendar?


Because it's rubbish?

Try Weekcal, enter month view and actually see your schedule rather than just coloured blobs.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 14 weeks ago
Where is the year view ? How do I access it ?

Like this



or this

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Posted: 14 weeks ago
I probably bought every damn calendar within the app store. Fantastical 2 is pretty darn good but I am way too addicted to Calendar 5 from Readdle to switch to anything else really.

IMO there is no better way to show upcoming events with their vertical week view!
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