Fantastical, the excellent calendar app for the Mac, has finally been ported to the iPhone. The app has been totally redesigned for the smaller screen, rolling out a new feature called the 'DayTicker'

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The Verge and The Next Web both have extensive reviews of the new app. TNW's Matt Panzarino had this to say:

I’m not what you’d call a productivity guru. I don’t use any interesting methods or cool combinations of software to do what I do. My philosophy is more along the lines of ‘start doing and stop when you’re dead’.

That’s one of the reasons that I love Fantastical for the Mac so much. It’s a small icon that sits in my menu bar and allows me to quickly dash off appointments and reminders in plain english. It’s blazing fast and it helps me avoid all of the nit picky fields and tick boxes that infest calendar apps, including Apple’s poor built-in option. No fussing, no scripts, no precariously balanced suite of productivity apps that eat up half my day just maintaining.

Today, Fantastical comes to the iPhone bearing that same spirit of no-nonsense calendar management, but with an additional intuitive layer of greatness.

The app features the same natural language parsing engine as it does on the Mac, with the addition of a feature called the DayTicker. The DayTicker is at the heart of the reason Fantastical for iPhone has replaced Calendar for me. It’s a ribbon-shaped display of your current day and the surrounding days that makes it incredibly fast to see what you’ve got coming up at a glance.


Fantastical for Mac is available as a free trial download from the developer's site, or directly from the Mac App Store for the temporary sale price of $9.99. [Direct Link]

Fantastical for iPhone is available through the App Store for $1.99. [Direct Link]

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

Top Rated Comments

JaySoul Avatar
119 months ago
I'd like it more if it accomplished my Things To Do without needing to involve me at all.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dahauss Avatar
119 months ago
Well I purchased it today..I just dont see what is so special about it over the built in iPhone 5.1.1 Calendar App. it does evderything the built in app I already have does and nothing more. it doesnt show me the current date on the icon like the built in app does. I also cant turn the phone in landscape to scroll through the week view like I can on the built in app. Also it doesnt tie into SIRI ... Also other apps open the regular calendar anyway so this is useless as a replacement app...

Can someone tell me what makes this a better app then the built in one? I see lots of people raving about it but I just dont see the need.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MsQueen Avatar
119 months ago
The Mac version is outrageously overpriced.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
shorn Avatar
119 months ago
The Mac app i superb, and from my initial play with it on iOS, it's just as good.
Native calendar app is now redundant!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GIZBUG Avatar
119 months ago
Looks interesting. Already paid for and use Pocket Informant though....
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pared Avatar
119 months ago
Why can't I copy/paste an event? Seems like its extremely difficult to do since no one has done it yet. Frustrating. It also can't avoid adding the default 30 mins before reminder that Google calendar does. The default calendar app does not do this.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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