Popular cross-platform calendar app Fantastical today is launching a new Fantastical Premium for Families subscription plan that lets up to five family members unlock all of Fantastical's features for one monthly or annual fee.

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The new family plan is available through the Flexibits website, where existing subscribers can log in and invite up to four additional family members. The family subscription is priced at $7.99 per month or $64.99 per year, compared to the single-user price of $4.99 per month or $39.99 per year.

Flexibits offers Fantastical apps for Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, and launched a major upgrade with version 3.0 earlier this year that largely unified the experience across the apps.


Fantastical has long offered a powerful natural language parsing engine to help automatically create calendar events based on free-form typing, and new features in version 3.0 include calendar sets to help manage your various calendars, AccuWeather forecasts right on your calendar, integrated meeting proposal functionality to help easily find agreeable meeting times among multiple participants, and more.

Top Rated Comments

tom.humphrey Avatar
13 months ago
Used to use Fantastical all the time. Now use Apple calendar.....
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GIZBUG Avatar
13 months ago
I guess the 2.7 App Store rating wasn’t enough for them to learn their lesson, that their subscription plan just doesn’t work, and it isnt what their loyal user base wants
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
1144557 Avatar
13 months ago
$65/year to use a calendar. BWAHAHA.

I get supporting your devs but that is asinine. I bought it before at the few dollars and it was worth it but this is astronomical. After 3 years that calendar app has cost you basically $200!!!!
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LeeW Avatar
13 months ago
The world of Subscriptions! You can't just buy things anymore..
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Spaceboy88 Avatar
13 months ago
How the mighty have fallen, and I love to see it.

I'm all for developers making money, and I subscribe to many services and apps, but to charge $5 a month to use a calendar app is just ridiculous. I can justify at most $9.99 a year if a user wants to unlock some things that are behind a premium API (e.g. extended weather forecasts), but putting basic functionality like a Day View behind a paywall is a joke. And these clueless devs will keep spewing the same tired old talking point that "you still get to keep what you had in V2" but that doesn't justify charging to view your calendar in a day view.

I have abandoned Fantastical after giving their premium service a trial and am doing just fine with Calendars 5 by Readdle. Calendar 366 is also a great option. I don't mind paying a one-time fee for these solid apps and I hope they continue to grow and crush Fantastical. The one thing that Fantastical had going for is was their NLP, but Calendars 5 is just as good, so the value proposition on Fantastical for me is completely gone.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tigres Avatar
13 months ago
Paying for a calendar app with so many free options already in place is really hard for me to understand.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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