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

xero9 Avatar
73 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)
Apple Knowledge Navigator Avatar
73 months ago
There's one feature they forgot to include; reduce the price!
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KALLT Avatar
73 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)
\-V-/ Avatar
73 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)
navaira Avatar
73 months ago
Fantastical is great, I'd totally pay 9.99 for it.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wanderfowl Avatar
73 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)

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