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.
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.