Fantastical Overtakes Angry Birds for Top Paid App in App Store

Posted in Apple News, Apps, iOS on 30/11/2012 by Chris Hauk


There’s a new sheriff on the App Store, and its name is Fantastical. The iOS calendar replacement app, that we told you about this morning, has passed Angry Birds as the top paid iPhone app.

The Next Web:

This is remarkable for a couple of reasons. First among those is it shows that there is still a true passion among iPhone users for really great productivity apps. Of late, the productivity category has been eclipsed by games and social media apps in popularity. But when you’re breaking down and rebuilding something as essential as a calendar, people are willing to pay.

The app is currently available for $1.99, which is 50% the regular price. It’s nice to see that an app that costs a bit more can still top the charts.

The app comes from an independent set of developers, Michael Simmons and Kent Sutherland of Flexibits worked together with graphic designer Wolfgang Bartelme on Fantastical for iPhone, pulling it off in around 6 months. Nice to see a small team beat out the big guys for a top spot.

Fantastical is available in the App Store for $1.99 (for a limited time). (DIRECT LINK)


Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described "magnificent bastard," Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone's favorite "bad movie" website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple Apple TVs to his collection.

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