By Flexibits Inc.
Fantastical is the multiple award-winning calendar app with powerful features including intuitive natural language text parsing, beautiful full calendar day, week, month, quarter and year views, tasks, time zone support, and much, 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 • Full screen day, week, month, quarter, and year views • Full task support including Todoist and Google Tasks • 3 day weather forecast (powered by AccuWeather) • 14 day free trial for Flexibits Premium UPGRADE TO FLEXIBITS PREMIUM FOR EVEN MORE (requires subscription) • Includes Fantastical on all platforms: Mac, iPhone, Apple Watch, and iPad • Openings: Schedule events based on your availability • Proposals: Create meeting polls • Add Zoom, Google Meet, Webex, and Microsoft Teams calls • 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) • 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 • 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 • 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 • Lots and lots of iOS and iPadOS widgets • 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!
I don’t know how many times I don’t recommend this app, but it was a lot but I don’t like spending money on apps especially if apple has a free version fantastical is a good calendar and so much cheaper compared to things3 which is just trying to drain you out of all your money
You have to be kidding. Canceling this for sure.
I’m the type of person if I don’t write it down I won’t remember it. I have been looking for a calendar app that is easy to use and can keep my personal life and work life separate. I have tried just about every app out there and Fantastical is my choice. I have even opted in to pay the subscription fee. It has every feature I have been looking for. It keep getting better with every update. It just fits in so well with my productivity system. I can’t say enough good things about this app keep up the amazing work.
TL;DR — 2x to 3x cost of ANY other comparable or competitor application’s subscription I use when I get the native service applications for free $40/year always stung. 2023 price increase may be Flexibits swan song in my ecosphere. Thanks for bringing “family plan” prices to single user subscriptions. Seriously considering letting all Flexibits go (no subscription; not worth it) as every app has gone full SaaS instead of by the Major release and get X number of incremental until you by it again. Not sure if it’s astronomical server costs or software development of “2 apps for the price of 1” with Fantastical & Cardhop under one subscription umbrella. Whatever it is, you’re about to seriously blow it with long time power users who love this versus native service applications e.g. Goggle, Microsoft etc that every year close the feature gap with something they give away for free the us power user customers are already paying for the professional version.
I normally view my calendar in full screen month view. Clicking the Month Year header in the top left of the screen brings you to the beginning of the month and not the current day. The current day 3/21 isn’t even in view when you hit the header so it’s useless. The desktop and iPad versions of the app have a Today button. It’s pretty indispensable.
The quick add is a killer feature. Other than that fantastical is incredibly buggy. Zoom and calendar integrations constantly have to re-added. On top of that, and much worse, there is no indication whatsoever when your calendar integration has broken. I’ve missed multiple calls because of this because fantastical will show an outdated schedule with no indication that this is so. Please fix this!
No Way I’m going to be renting a calendar app. I want to pay upfront and own the app. Then be able to get the newest version IF i want to. Cannot use free version. As is constantly reminding me that I should upgrade to premium. Old users are now reminded every minute to sign up for subscription.
I’ve been a loyal Fantastical user since the very beginning. Starting with version 1 I stuck with you through all your bugs and growing pains and I purchased each update, then subscribed when the annual subscriptions began. First $19.95, then $39.95 and now $59.95. But wait, $59.95 each year for a calendar??? I’m sorry, Fantastical you’re pricing is nothing short of ludicrous and I’m leaving your dystopian world of pricing crazy for a nimbler, less bloated and more reasonably priced alternative.
I literately pasted an event that was: Event Title Date and time (a few weeks for now), 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM PT Address Fantastical creates an ALL DAY event for TODAY. Does NOT USE THE ACTUAL EVENT DATE OR TIME - but has hyperlinks to do so via iOS Calendar! It also leave the location blank. Then I try to manually enter the date and time and it start at 2031!!!! The dates and time inputs were nonsensical. This is supposed to be a mature application that uses their soooo touted NLP. EPIC FAIL. I’ve been a user for YEARS AND THIS APP is worse than it was a few years ago. So much for the “subscriptions make apps better.”
Shady company. Removes paid for app, makes people buy new subscription instead. Complain? You gotta go through support and they restore your features. Also, find their pricing. They hide it in a link at the bottom of their web site, and even then refuse to show the full cost because they KNOW it’s overpriced and don’t want sticker shock to stop your download. You don’t go to those lengths unless you know what you’re up to, and it’s shady. If they do all that, I expect they break every privacy promise they make, harvest and sell your data, etc etc. I’m staying far far away, and I suggest you do too.