Fantastical 2 for Mac Updated With New Features, Support for OS X El Capitan

by

fantasticalFantastical 2 for Mac received a significant update today, adding support for OS X El Capitan and several interface tweaks to improve the Fantastical for Mac experience. Today's 2.1 update adds a huge list of new features that were requested by Fantastical 2 users since the app first launched in March.

For users running OS X El Capitan, it's now possible to swipe an event in a list to delete it. All users will be able to scroll to a specific day or week in the Week and Month views with a trackpad, and arrow keys now navigate in Day, Week, and Month views.

When working with Reminders, it's now possible to organize them by list. They'll also show up in Day, Week, and Month views, and there are shortcuts for cutting, copying, and pasting events and Reminders.

There are several new preferences options for the Menu bar icon and there are new font options. Flexibits has also fixed several bugs and improved overall performance when loading events with a lot of invitees. A full list of changes added in today's update can be seen below:

- Full support for OS X El Capitan
- Ability to scroll to a specific day or week in the Week and Month views when using a trackpad
- Reminders now appear in the Day, Week, and Month views
- Reminders can now be organized by list
- Cut, copy, and paste events and reminders
- Added Dock app icon badge preference
- Additional options for Menu bar icon preference
- Text size setting now adjusts the text size in the Day, Week, and Month views
- Added Extra Small and Huge text size options
- Arrow keys can now navigate in the Day, Week, and Month views
- Invitee autocomplete now includes other users on CalDAV servers that support user lookup
- Improved drag-and-drop when dragging events or reminders to the Finder
- Use a pinch-and-zoom gesture to change the number of hours in the Day and Week views
- All-day section in Day and Week views now shows more events
- Added Message with Sound alerts for birthdays
- Swipe an event in the list to delete (OS X El Capitan only)
- Drag-and-drop URLs or text on event or reminder details to change the URL or note
- Added preference to disable going to today after adding new items
- Performance improvements when loading events with huge numbers of invitees
- Fixed an issue where the incorrect date would sometimes be shown when opening Fantastical
- Fixed an issue where times could appear shifted in the Day and Week views
- Fixed an issue where alerts couldn't be removed on Google Calendar
- Fixed an issue where a single instance of a recurring invitation wouldn't appear in the pending invitations section
- Fixed an issue where some invitations imported from .ics files didn't allow responding to them
- Various fixes and improvements

Fantastical 2 can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $39.99. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

(View all)
Avatar
67 months ago

There's one feature they forgot to include; reduce the price!

I'm actually surprised they didn't just release Fantastical 3 and screw everyone even harder.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
67 months ago
There's one feature they forgot to include; reduce the price!
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
67 months ago

There's one feature they forgot to include; reduce the price!

Damn, €39.99 is already 20% off. And they have separate iPhone and iPad apps (€4.99 and €9.99 respectively). Delusional.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
67 months ago

Macrumors really loves this app don't they. It's a calendar for christ's sake.

Christ uses Fantastical.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
67 months ago
Fantastical is great, I'd totally pay 9.99 for it.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
67 months ago
I loved Fantastical 1, and still like their iOS Apps. But man, Fantastical 2 was a disappointment. They had a beautiful lightweight interface for Calendaring. Then, they decided to bloat it into a BusyCal competitor.

In the process, they created something that was simultaneously bulkier, less intuitive, and less pleasant than Fantastical 1, BusyCal, and Calendar, and more expensive than all (without upgrade pricing). I still respect them for their Natural Language Processing, but I've moved back to OS X calendar.

It's always a shame when a developer loses sight of what made their product good, and wrecks something great.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

Early iPhone 12 Tests Show Ceramic Shield is Stronger and More Scratch Resistant Than iPhone 11 Glass

Friday October 23, 2020 1:21 pm PDT by
Apple's new iPhone 12 models are protected by a Ceramic Shield cover glass that has nano-ceramic crystals infused right into the glass to improve durability. According to Apple, Ceramic Shield offers four times better drop protection than the glass used for the iPhone 11 models. YouTube channel MobileReviewsEh conducted some tests on the iPhone 12 using a force meter to compare its performance ...

iPhone 12 Pro Allows You to Measure Someone's Height Instantly Using LiDAR Scanner

Saturday October 24, 2020 11:12 am PDT by
iPhone 12 Pro models feature a new LiDAR Scanner for enhanced augmented reality experiences, but the sensor also enables another unique feature: the ability to measure a person's height instantly using the Measure app. You can even measure the seated height of a person in a chair, according to Apple. When the Measure app detects a person in the viewfinder, it automatically measures their...

Google Reportedly Pays Apple $8-12 Billion Per Year to be Default iOS Search Engine

Sunday October 25, 2020 2:59 pm PDT by
The United States Justice Department is targeting a lucrative deal between Apple and Google as part of one of the U.S. government's largest antitrust cases, reports The New York Times. On Tuesday, the Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google, claiming the Mountain View-based company used anticompetitive and exclusionary practices in the search and advertising markets to ...

Apple References Unreleased 2020 16-Inch MacBook Pro in Boot Camp Update

Monday October 26, 2020 8:42 am PDT by
Last week, Apple released an update for Boot Camp, its utility for running Windows on a Mac. While this update would typically be unremarkable, several of our readers noticed that the release notes reference an unreleased 2020 model of the 16-inch MacBook Pro. While this could easily be a mistake, the 16-inch MacBook Pro is nearly a year old, so it is certainly a worthy candidate for a...

Apple Warns MagSafe Charger Can Leave Circular Imprints on Leather Cases

Friday October 23, 2020 3:23 pm PDT by
If you keep your iPhone in a leather case while charging with Apple's new MagSafe Charger, the case might show circular imprints from contact with the accessory, according to a new Apple support document published today. Apple's leather cases for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are not available until November 6, but a MacRumors reader has already shared a photo of a circular imprint on...

iPhone 11 Pro Outlasts iPhone 12 and 12 Pro in Extensive Battery Life Test

Friday October 23, 2020 8:36 am PDT by
Arun Maini today shared a new side-by-side iPhone battery life video test on his YouTube channel Mrwhosetheboss, timing how long the new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models last on a single charge compared to older models, with equal brightness, settings, battery health, and usage. All of the devices are running iOS 14 without a SIM card inserted. In the test, the iPhone 11 Pro outlasted both ...

PSA: Non-iPhone 12 Models Charge Super Slowly With MagSafe Charger

Friday October 23, 2020 4:11 pm PDT by
Alongside the iPhone 12 models, Apple introduced a new $39 MagSafe Charger that's meant to work with the magnets in the iPhone 12 Pro models to charge them up at a maximum of 15W. The MagSafe Charger is technically able to be used with older iPhones, but it's not a good idea because the charging with non-iPhone 12 devices is so slow. We did two tests with the iPhone XS Max, draining the...

MagSafe Charger Teardown Reveals Simple Design With Magnets and Charging Coil Encircling a Small Circuit Board

Friday October 23, 2020 7:50 am PDT by
iFixit has today shared a teardown of Apple's new MagSafe charger for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. An X-ray of the MagSafe charger courtesy of Creative Electron reveals the internal charging coil surrounded by a circular arrangement of magnets within the puck. The only seam that iFixit was able to leverage to open the device was where the white rubber circle meets the metal rim,...

Apple VP Kaiann Drance Interview Addresses Battery Life, MagSafe, and Power Adapter Concerns

Friday October 23, 2020 3:37 am PDT by
Apple's Vice President of iPhone Marketing, Kaiann Drance, has provided a new interview to Rich DeMuro on the Rich on Tech Podcast, to discuss the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. Although much of the interview repeated points from Apple's "Hi, Speed" event, there were a number of interesting tidbits regarding the affect of 5G on battery life, MagSafe concerns, and the lack of a power adapter in...

iFixit Shares Full iPhone 12 and 12 Pro Teardown Revealing Interchangeable Displays and Batteries

Saturday October 24, 2020 1:48 pm PDT by
After live streaming a teardown of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro earlier this week, iFixit today provided a more in-depth teardown that goes through all of the components in the new devices, revealing several similarities between the two. Early testing conducted by iFixit shows that the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro displays are interchangeable and can be swapped without issue, though the max...