Fantastical for iPhone and iPad Go iOS 8-Only With Widgets, Extensions, and More

Fantastical, one of the most popular third-party calendar apps for iOS, has seen both iPhone and iPad versions updated today with a number of new iOS 8-specific features including a Notification Center "Today" widget that offers a quick glance at upcoming appointments and to-dos.

Also included are a custom app extension that allows users to create events and reminders from any app that properly support share sheets and interactive notifications for tasks such as snoozing event reminders or completing tasks. With the arrival of the new features, Fantastical is now an iOS 8-only app.

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Fantastical 2.2 for iPad's "Today" widget

Fantastical has been a popular option for users due to its clean design and natural language engine that allows users to create appointments and to-dos by simply entering phrases or sentences that are automatically converted into event format. Originally a Mac app, Fantastical launched for iPhone in late 2012 and expanded to iPad earlier this year.

Alongside the new update to Fantastical, both the iPhone and iPad versions are on sale with $2 discounts for a limited time. The iPhone version [Direct Link] is currently priced at $2.99 while the iPad version [Direct Link] is $7.99.



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57 months ago
I can't believe I want to buy a calendar app.
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57 months ago

Does this work with Google calendar?


Yep. I add events to my Google Calendar online and they show up in my Fantastical calendar on my phone. Works great. Also incorporates Google Tasks if you use that.

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Google Calendar sync isn't working for me as of iOS 8 and now iOS 8.1. Anyone else have this issue with their Google Calendar not syncing with Fantastiscal 2?


There may also be a problem with the app specific password if you have two-step authentication enabled. You may want to try generating a new password.
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57 months ago
On my side, I'm waiting patiently for Sunrise to release a widget.
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57 months ago

Google Calendar sync isn't working for me as of iOS 8 and now iOS 8.1. Anyone else have this issue with their Google Calendar not syncing with Fantastiscal 2?


Pretty sure I had that issue at first and had to go through setting everything up all over again. May want to try that if you haven't already.
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57 months ago

On my side, I'm waiting patiently for Sunrise to release a widget.


This this this. I tweeted them but never heard back. They are a little slow to do updates but I find Sunrise to be the best calendar app. I've tried other calendar widgets and they all kind of suck :(

I do have Fantastical on my MBP though and I love it.

UPDATE: If your iPhone is a registered dev phone, you can use the Sunrise Beta which has a widget (https://twitter.com/sunrise/status/510108347711123456)
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