Fantastical 2 for OS Gains Stickers, Rich Notifications, and Haptic Feedback

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Popular calendar apps Fantastical 2 for the iPhone and Fantastical 2 for the iPad are both being updated to version 2.8, adding support for many new features introduced in iOS 10.

Fantastical 2 now includes a set of stickers that can be used within the Messages app. The stickers feature an animated, smily calendar icon with useful sayings like "I'm on my way!" or "I'm running late!" so users can send quick messages to friends. There are also a set of emoji-based stickers for general usage.

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Rich notifications are now included, so users can see additional details about upcoming events and reminders directly from the lock screen, and on the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, haptic feedback is supported.

"We're really happy about iMessage stickers," said Michael Simmons, Co-Founder of Flexibits. "They are a fun and friendly way to let someone know you're running late or even propose a dinner date."

With all of the iOS 10 features, both versions of Fantastical 2 now require users to be running the iOS 10 operating system. Other new features include improved support for Dynamic Type, improved reliability of the Apple Watch app, and other small fixes and performance improvements.

Fantastical 2 for the iPhone is available from the App Store for $4.99. [Direct Link]

Fantastical 2 for the iPad is available from the App Store for $9.99. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

ArtOfWarfare Avatar
52 months ago
You know, stickers were exactly what Fantastical needed.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Weaselboy Avatar
52 months ago

I keep hearing good things about Fantastical but I'm unsure what it gives me over say Informant? Also I still baulk at paying twice for an app (I'm still fairly new to Apple from Android)

I'm not familiar with Informant, but I do use Fantastical and probably its best feature IMO is the way it can parse natural text into an event or task. For example, you can say "lunch next Wednesday with Bob" and it will create an event at noon next Wednesday. It also does a nice job of integrating reminders into the calendar so you don't need to jump over to a separate Reminders app.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GamerBoredom Avatar
52 months ago

I keep hearing good things about Fantastical but I'm unsure what it gives me over say Informant? Also I still baulk at paying twice for an app (I'm still fairly new to Apple from Android)

Never used or heard of Informant, maybe because I'm stuck under the Fantastical rock! I love it, it can be pricey but goes on sale randomly for iOS and macOS. Their support is great as well.

With all the work and different sites I have, this app saves me time, and the integration of reminders in a checklist form factor inside the app is amazing!!!

I swear by it and have been a fan for years.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sutherland Avatar
52 months ago

You know, stickers were exactly what Fantastical needed.

I'm surprised they didn't charge for this update.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
martint235 Avatar
52 months ago

I'm not familiar with Informant, but I do use Fantastical and probably its best feature IMO is the way it can parse natural text into an event or task. For example, you can say "lunch next Wednesday with Bob" and it will create an event at noon next Wednesday. It also does a nice job of integrating reminders into the calendar so you don't need to jump over to a separate Reminders app.

Ooh ok. I'll give the phone version a look then. Informant also handles reminders (and syncs back to the Reminders app) which I agree is useful
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LeeTom Avatar
52 months ago
Enough with stickers! Not everything needs stickers!!!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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