Flexibits on Wednesday announced the release of an updated version of Fantastical, their already great Mac calendaring program. Fantastical 2 for Mac has been given an all new design, and includes numerous OS X Yosemite features, including a Today Widget, Handoff support, and more.
The app has been redesigned from the ground up to give it an OS X Yosemite look and feel. The biggest change users will notice is that Fantastical 2 now full-blown Calendar app replacement, with a full calendar view, no longer restricted to a pop-up window on the OS X menu bar.
“When Fantastical came out 4 years ago, our goal was to reinvent the calendar app to ease the frustrations of using calendars,” said Michael Simmons, CEO & President of Flexibits. “With Fantastical 2, we challenged ourselves to reinvent Fantastical itself.”
Fantastical 2 has added OS X/iOS Handoff support, allowing continuity between Fantastical 2 for Mac, Fantastical 2 for iPhone, and Fantastical 2 for iPad.
Improved iCloud Reminders allow users to see their events and dated reminders together in the main list. Reminders can be created on the fly by starting a sentence with “reminder”, “todo”, “task”, or “remind me to.” Users can also add location-based reminders, for the always handy “when I arrive/when I leave” prompt.
Fantastical 2 for Mac’s language parsing engine, already one of the best features in the app, has been improved to understand repeating events such as third Thursday of every month, every weekend, last weekday of the month, and more. Alerts can be added by ending an entry with a phrase such as “remind me tomorrow at 1PM.”
Fantastical 2’s Calendar Sets offer grouping of home and work calendars, even allowing the addition of geofencing so your calendar set automatically displays the proper calendar, depending on your location.
The app has added Japanese language support, and is also fully localized with support for English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
Fantastical requires OS X Yosemite 10.10 or later.
Fantastical 2 for Mac is available now for a limited-time launch sale price of $39.99 (US) from Apple’s Mac App Store or directly from the Flexibits Store. The standard price will be $49.99 (US).
For further details about Flexibits’ new Fantastical 2 calendaring app for OS X, visit the Flexibits website.