Fantastical 2 for Mac Gains Attachment Support, Travel Time and More

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Flexibits today debuted Fantastical 2.4 for Mac, which the company says is the biggest Fantastical update since Fantastical 2 for Mac was introduced. Today's update, which is free for all existing users, introduces everything from attachments to travel time to undo and redo tools.

Attachments, one of the most notable new features in Fantastical 2 for Mac, can be viewed, edited, and created on iCloud and Exchange Calendars (and other CalDav servers that support managed attachments), and for Google Calendars, attachments are able to be viewed. Attachments can be added to events using simple drag and drop gestures.


When creating an event in Fantastical 2 for Mac, it's now possible to add travel time estimates, based either on specific locations or a chosen time. With a travel time set, Fantastical will let you know when to leave for an event to get there on time.

Today's update also adds a feature that will automatically combine identical events that are duplicated across multiple shared calendars, so you won't need to worry about getting multiple notifications for the same event, and the month view has been updated with additional information, including a new "more" option to see all of a day's events at a glance.

The monthly view can also be customized with a set number of weeks that are displayed, from two to eight, and there are new undo/redo tools so if an event is deleted, changed or moved erroneously, it's easy to revert changes. A simple Command+Z keyboard preset works to undo changes, while Shift+Command+Z enables a redo option.

Other new features in Fantastical 2 for Mac include improvements to Google Calendar with options to respond to invitations with responses, Microsoft Exchange improvements with invitation notification options and invitation forwarding, better support for contact anniversaries, immediate Facebook push updates when events are changed, and support for Facebook events in secret groups.

Fantastical 2 for Mac can be downloaded from the App Store for $49.99. [Direct Link]

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43 months ago
I have Fantastical 1, and I think it's a great program. However, Fantastical 2 is simply too expensive for what it does (iCal and Reminder work well), and I refuse to buy it. $15-20? Sure. $50? Forget it!
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43 months ago

Seriously, $50?! So 50% of MS without mail, OneNote, word, PowerPoint, excel, 1tb or Skype credit. I get it's a onetime payment (until they upgrade to v3.0) but why not $15... does this do that much more then other simple calendar menu bars??? PLEASE HELP ME UNDERSTAND!

Because developers need to eat too.

That said, it's not too uncommon to see this go on sale. But if you use the app every day, which I do, it's not too outrageous of an expense.
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43 months ago
Seriously, $50?! So 50% of MS without mail, OneNote, word, PowerPoint, excel, 1tb or Skype credit. I get it's a onetime payment (until they upgrade to v3.0) but why not $15... does this do that much more then other simple calendar menu bars??? PLEASE HELP ME UNDERSTAND!
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43 months ago

Because developers need to eat too.

That said, it's not too uncommon to see this go on sale. But if you use the app every day, which I do, it's not too outrageous of an expense.

They don’t need to eat too badly or they’d price it where more than 5 people would buy it. lol.
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43 months ago
Yeah, like 1 password.

Like we don't have enough monthly bill payments. We don't need these little dinky apps with their greedy little hands in our pockets in hopes that we'll forget and just keep paying them like a gym membership.

Subscription software: "SUCK IT!"



Perched for the Fantastical subscription service... :rolleyes:

"We have created the ultimate suite of calendar and reminder apps for your Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and now, Safari.

A monthly subscription of $5.99* will give you access to your data across all devices. Seamless and instant.

Head to subscribe.flexibits.com to join the calendar revolution today.

Existing users get 50c off for the first three months.


*plus the initial app purchase prices"

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43 months ago
I keep trying out the demo and thinking: "this is just a tweaked version of Apple Calendar". I do like the retro feature of combining the reminders with the calendar, but $50? Get real. They've reinvented the wheel by copying Apple calendars, changing it a bit, and charging for it. If someone did this with someone else's literary work, they would be sued. It should be worth $5, maybe $10 for the extra features it has over the free Apple Calendars. But that's the Apple eco-system - pay outrageous prices for mediocre benefits.
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