Fantastical - Calendar & Tasks

Fantastical - Calendar & Tasks

By Flexibits Inc.

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2013-10-30
  • Current Version: 3.0.6
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 96.00 MB
  • Developer: Flexibits Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 9,993 Ratings

Description

Fantastical is the award-winning calendar and tasks app with features like natural language parsing, beautiful Day, Week, Month, and Year views, and much more! TRY FANTASTICAL FOR FREE • Beautiful, clean, and easy to use calendar app allowing you to manage basic events • The DayTicker and calendar makes your schedule look the nicest it ever has • 3 day weather forecast (powered by AccuWeather) • 14 day free trial for Fantastical Premium UPGRADE TO FANTASTICAL PREMIUM (requires subscription) • Includes Fantastical on all platforms: Mac, iPhone, Apple Watch, and iPad • Extended 10 day weather forecast with RealFeel and MinuteCast up-to-the-minute weather data (powered by AccuWeather) • Browse and instantly subscribe to interesting calendars, including sports, TV shows, holidays, and much more (powered by SchedJoules) • Full task support including Todoist and Google Tasks • Calendar sets - quickly toggle multiple calendars on or off with a simple click or automatically when you leave or arrive, based on location • Event and task templates • Sync calendar sets and templates across devices • Full screen day, week, month, and year views • Apple Watch app with Up Next and Weather (and works over LTE) • Parser autocomplete recommendations for invitees, locations, and calendars/task lists • Propose multiple times to easily ask people when they can meet • Combine duplicate events across multiple calendars • Invitees and availability lookups • Respond to event invitations • Default alerts • Time zone override • Favorite time zones • Push updates for Google and Exchange • Manage Google Hangouts, Google Meet, and Zoom events • Set event travel time and receive time to leave notifications • Custom event colors • Custom home screen icons • Custom alert sounds • Hide events without deleting them • Add attachments to events on iCloud, Google, and Exchange • Priority email support ADDING NEW EVENTS OR TASKS IS FAST AND FUN • The easiest and fastest way to add new events or tasks • Type in your details or use dictation and watch your words magically turn into an actual event or task! • Powerful parser features, including: - Create tasks by starting your sentence with “task” ”reminder", "todo", or "remind me to" - Powerful and expressive repeating events such as third Thursday of every month, every weekend, last weekday of the month, and more - Create alerts with phrases like "remind me tomorrow at 3PM", "alert 1 hour before", or "alarm 3PM" THE BEST TASKS APP TOO • See your events and dated tasks together in the main list • Add tasks directly from the Tasks list or new event screen - just flip the switch to toggle between events and tasks • Set dates, times, and geofences (when I arrive/when I leave) • Support for iCloud Reminders, Todoist, and Google Tasks WORKS THE WAY YOU DO • Connects to your favorite calendar services including iCloud, Google, Exchange, Office 365, Todoist, Yahoo, and more • Automatically add alarms to your new events • Fantastical is fully localized in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish • Start typing your event or task in any of these languages and Fantastical will automagically understand! EVEN MORE FANTASTICAL • Background app updating enables events, tasks, and alerts to be pushed to Fantastical even if you don't launch the app often • Birthdays - see your contact’s details or send a quick birthday greeting • Handoff support between Fantastical for Mac, iPhone, and iPad • Time zone support including floating time zone support • Dark and light themes • Stickers • Accessibility support • And much, much more!

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Reviews

  • Update caused issues

    3
    By Alpine2006
    Loved earlier versions. But now, If you type data for an appointment or reminder, if app thinks you might be referring to a location (whether correct or not, and it is always wrong) a window pops up w suggested locations that obscures what you are still trying to type. You can’t see what you are doing. Have to keep typing randomly to make it go away. Continues even after disabling the feature. Driving me crazy.
  • Mediocrecal - Update

    1
    By The emusifyer
    Update: Just discovered not all of my reminder or calendar notifications are coming over with this new version. That is a real problem!! Downloaded a new Calendar App others here have suggested and fortunately that app is working great and with my Apple Watch! Unless this app is fixed to how it used to work, anyone needing a quality and reliable calendar app needs to look elsewhere. Although Fantastical claims it didn’t take away functionality from F2 users, it actually took away the top 3 features that I at least appreciated. F3 no longer offers the ability to increase font size if needed that made it easier to read. F3 no longer offers a smooth integration of the calendar and reminders (to add a reminder, you now have to change a drop down filter to Tasks, add your reminder, and then change the drop down filter back to Calendar). It used to be integrated all in the same spot. Also, the app for Apple Watch no longer works properly. They now require an account which wants your personal information that was never needed before. I wish Fantastical would have kept F2 for those of us who need a better calendar app and created the F3 separately for those who don’t really care much about a Calendar app. Now F3 that was proclaimed an upgrade is really a significant downgrade and there’s no going back. Maybe developers should try new versions through real customer beta testers before just dumping a new version on all it’s customers and still expecting a bunch of fanfare.
  • Was Fantastical... Now just bad...

    1
    By bechelani
    With the latest update that includes subscription the developers really messed up this app. Used to be a really good calendar alternative. Now it is useless unless you pay that subscription fee. Not worth it anymore. Way to go!
  • Adios

    1
    By Whyamihere
    It’s a sad day. But time to move on. Not going to pay monthly for “features” that are a complete gimmick for a calendar app just so they can pretend to justify a subscription. It’s a calendar app. Version 2 did it’s job perfectly well and I paid for that functionality. Now v.3 wants to remove some of that functionality/convenience and harass me with notifications to go premium. That is a downgrade, not an upgrade. May your hubris be your downfall. Next!
  • Fantastical 3 is NOT Fantastical 2 (RIP).

    2
    By Gonzo-the-Great
    TL;DR: The developers displaced Fantastical 2 with Fantastical 3. In doing so, they surprised users of Fantastical 2 with a significantly downgraded app contrary to claims in description. Recommendation: re-install older F-2 from backups and turn off automatic app updates to avoid accidentally downloading this version. Otherwise, pay the subscription or switch preferred calendar app. ************* Longer: For now, I’m giving it 2 stars because of its legacy of excellence and its potential. If they grandfathered previous users or released this as a new app, appropriately labeled, I would probably give it six stars. We’re it not for its previous superiority, I would give it one star as the app went from great to LESS than useless. Fantastical 2 (F-2) WAS a premium calendar app that I wish Apple had made in the first place. I purchased it several years ago. F-2 was a five-star app. With the previous version (F-2), I could write in a vague description of an upcoming event and it magically parsed my input and “poof!” there was my event, nice and neat in my calendar. It easily communicated with my default google calendar and all was well. Setting a time and location for events was a piece of cake. Gradually, I noticed that other calendar apps were catching up to it. Notably, Google Calendar. Although I originated my calendars in Google, it had been a PITA to maintain them from within Google. Fantastical provided that much needed interface. For that, I thank the developers. But this is not F-2. If F-2 still existed, I would use it quite happily. The developers claim that Fantastical 3 brings adds slicker interface, numerous features not previously available (for a subscription fee). They are correct. What they don’t say is that numerous features you previously relied on (parsing of written input to create an event correctly) are no longer available and simple features (badge = date) are unstable. I’m dirt poor. I usually know about a year in advance when a developer is going to take their app to the next level. I prepare for that. Even when that happens, I still have access to the previous version. Not so here. Right now, I can’t afford the subscription and I can’t rely on the app to work up to its previous level without the subscription. I guess this app goes into a folder and I will use Google Calendar as my day-to-day calendar.
  • Cluttered & Messy

    2
    By sarbs
    I’m not a big fan of version 3 compared to version 2. The app adds a lot of features, most of which are hidden behind a very highly priced paywall (for a calendar app), as well as menus and settings that don’t make much sense. Some of the features, like Weather forecasts and traffic for events don’t make much sense and are duplicate features. Most users already have at least one weather app for iOS in addition to the iPhone’s native one. The additional settings require constant toggling and tweaking just to determine what they actually do. Online support/faq/tips are still for version 2, so there’s not much help there. While there are a few new paid features some users will find beneficial, for my limited purposes, version 3 is a step backwards. I do not like having to create an account with the company (even though it’s free) just to use the Watch version. The account should only be required for users wanting to pay for the premium features. I’m not sure if my calendars are now synced to flexibits servers and then synced to my Watch, or if the syncing occurs directly to the Watch from my iPhone, because you cannot sync to Watch without being logged into your flexibits account. They finally fixed the bug that prevented Apple Watch syncing with 3.0.2, but instead of calendar events and reminders being pushed to Watch instantly, the syncing occurs on a very random basis. (Earlier versions of 3 had user-selectable intervals, with the shortest being 15 min, so I’ll assume it’s supposed to sync at best every 15 min.) On the plus side, when there were Apple Watch sync issues when 3.0 was released & 3.0.1 didn’t resolve it, the flexibits twitter account responded to my concerns within a few minutes, while email support took a couple of days and actually used fewer words/characters than the tweets! One of the company co-founders even responded almost immediately to a tweet about the sync issued, and assured me the company was working to fix the bug.
  • New update annoying

    3
    By Jjjjjjhhhhhhjjhjhjh
    Very convenient calendar app, I've been using for several years now. In the recent update, events take a couple of seconds to load after tapping on a certain date which wasn't the case before. They've also added a premium version and the entire app is full of links and buttons that just don't work and pop up an 'upgrade' request. The whole experience feels like a billboard for the pair version. Went from being a great calendar app to a nice but annoying one.
  • Horrible

    1
    By boxermansr
    Horrible decision to go to subscription and forcing an update on what were loyal customers. Also mining user data by requiring an account to use Apple Watch. Uninstalled and moving on.
  • Super slow

    2
    By mbsoccer03
    The new 3.0.x version has many issues that I've reported but the worst is the speed. Adding/editing events is extremely slow, with the UI locking up for almost a minute every time. Very disappointed with this release.
  • Unusable on Apple Watch

    2
    By Bozzunter
    I’ve rarely seen an app so broken after a mayor upgrade. On the Apple Watch it’s still completely unusable, for a fixed bug there are two new. Unbelievable.

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