'Fantastical' Adds iCal and iOS Reminders to Version 1.3

Fantastical, an OS X natural language calendar assistant, has been updated to version 1.3 today. The new version includes support for iCal and iOS reminders.


MacStories describes the new feature:
Fantastical can create, edit, and delete reminders with natural language recognition. In testing the app, I told Fantastical to “remind me to take out the trash”, and the app intelligently parsed the command as just “take out the trash”, interpreting the initial portion of the sentence as a reminder input.
The utility can then sync reminders across iCloud and iOS devices. Fantastical is available as a free trial download from the developer's site, or directly from the Mac App Store for $19.99. [Direct Link]

Flexibits is also the company that we've hired to develop a MacRumors iOS app which is currently in the works.



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92 months ago

This is the best part of the story! I'm sure I missed the announcement, but I'm ecstatic to see a MR app is in the works.


Actually I'm starting to HATE this. Not because it's MacRumors, but a lot of sites are doing this, and why should I want 30-40 site-specific apps on my iPad to view information which is perfectly readable via the web? Some sites even have a banner advertising their app with either a fixed timeout (which means staring at it for 30 seconds) or with a tiny close-button in the top-right corner. Try it, in a moving train.. It's an annoying trend.

I'd rather have a css for the device I'm using.
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92 months ago

... a MacRumors iOS app which is currently in the works.


This is the best part of the story! I'm sure I missed the announcement, but I'm ecstatic to see a MR app is in the works.
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92 months ago

Actually I'm starting to HATE this. Not because it's MacRumors, but a lot of sites are doing this, and why should I want 30-40 site-specific apps on my iPad to view information which is perfectly readable via the web? Some sites even have a banner advertising their app with either a fixed timeout (which means staring at it for 30 seconds) or with a tiny close-button in the top-right corner. Try it, in a moving train.. It's an annoying trend.

I'd rather have a css for the device I'm using.


Agreed. Hate.
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92 months ago

Hate? Jeez. If you don't want the app, don't get the app.


Good tip. But I will still hate it. I will probably put a picture of the icon on my wall, then smash it with a sledgehammer. Then log in to the web site.
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92 months ago
One of the first app purchases I made when I got my MBP.

You can get a 20% discount by contacting them and sending them your institution's name and your relation (student, teacher etc) http://flexibits.com/contact
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92 months ago

"Flexibits is also the company that we've hired to develop a MacRumors iOS app which is currently in the works."

Arn, this should be a separate story. I think most people don't know about this.


I'd love a MacRumors App, but is Apple going to approve an App that will consistently blow their trade secrets?
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92 months ago

That sounds like a deal too sweet to happen again. Who was offering it?


http://www.productivemacs.com/ was offering it, along with BusyCal and a bunch of other great apps for $39 or $49 [LaunchBar, Default Folder X, Circus Ponies Notebook and 3 others - one of the best bundles I've seen].
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92 months ago

I'd love a MacRumors App, but is Apple going to approve an App that will consistently blow their trade secrets?


They can rename it to "MacTalk" :)
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92 months ago
It doesn't look like it jives well with Exchange, dang. This would be pretty handy.
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92 months ago

For $20 you'll probably never open iCal again. You'll also use it every day. So $20 divided by everyday equals a pretty good deal. I love it and don't regret purchasing it.


I think $20 is still a lot of money for what amounts to essentially a menu bar applet. But the app is very useful and very well designed. I use it every day.

It is also worth noting that the developer is working on iOS version of Fantastical.
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