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You can also add entries in the drag-and-release model on the calendar layout, but even then Fantastical takes your mouse movements and fills in the parameters related to them and moves the text-entry focus to its fill-in field. Fantastical orients itself around its event list view, though the graphical calendar display has improved in version 2. Flexibits says it will be responsive to feedback and expand the vocabulary based on user requests, and even did so during the beta-testing phase.

If in the process of creating a reminder or event, you can click a switch to flip to the other kind of entry. As with most mature software, Fantastical rewards you by experimenting or becoming a more sophisticated user. While it appears at first glance that you have to choose a calendar from the popup entry rather than type it in, Flexibits hit the shortcut of using a slash followed by the unique part of a calendar name and the appropriate one appears in the calendar field for the entry in progress.

This generally works to its advantage. For instance, in the year view—often a somewhat wasted view in other calendar programs that provides too much information and too little functionality—Fantastical uses shading to indicate the intensity of a day from yellow least to red most.

Clicking an event in the list sidebar or in the Mini-Calendar list or double-clicking an event in the weekly or monthly view brings up an editable pop-over with the same options found when you initially create an event.

This also appears when selecting an event in the day view, although in a separate right-hand pane. In its drive to keep its approach clutter-free, options besides the basics are hidden while creating or when editing an event or reminder. Given that I often need to enter notes, I wish there were an opt-in preference that allowed the drop-down options to open by default. In version 2, navigating to a date on the graphical calendar layout and adding an event would end with a snap back to the current date.

If you needed to enter multiple events at that time or edit the details of what you just created, you had to navigate back. Fortunately, version 2. It also lets you cut, copy, and paste events, allowing another method for interacting that fits in naturally. For frequent travelers, Fantastical supports fixed and floating time zones for events: The current time zone is derived from the system, but can be overriden in the Advanced preferences. Flexibits uses Calendar Sets to manage which of your calendars appear.

Rather than constantly display a list of all calendar, active or otherwise, Fantastical offers a Calendars preference to build sets which can be selected among in a pop-up menu at the bottom of the list view. It goes further, too, by using geofencing to choose which set should appear when arriving or leaving at a set location.

Version 2. I definitely miss the ability to toggle one calendar on and off, but I also appreciate I use this so infrequently that I prefer having the screen space back for useful information I refer to all the time. By interleaving reminders into graphical calendar views, reminders fit much better in my workflow. Reminders can have no priority or three levels—low, medium, and high—and be sorted by priority and due date, due date, or title.

You can swap between viewing a list at the far left of events including interleaved reminders or just reminders, with Command-R or an icon click at lower left. As with most mature software, Fantastical rewards you by experimenting or becoming a more sophisticated user. While it appears at first glance that you have to choose a calendar from the popup entry rather than type it in, Flexibits hit the shortcut of using a slash followed by the unique part of a calendar name and the appropriate one appears in the calendar field for the entry in progress.

This generally works to its advantage. For instance, in the year view—often a somewhat wasted view in other calendar programs that provides too much information and too little functionality—Fantastical uses shading to indicate the intensity of a day from yellow least to red most. The year view uses shading to indicate how busy a day is. Clicking an event in the list sidebar or in the Mini-Calendar list or double-clicking an event in the weekly or monthly view brings up an editable pop-over with the same options found when you initially create an event.

This also appears when selecting an event in the day view, although in a separate right-hand pane. In its drive to keep its approach clutter-free, options besides the basics are hidden while creating or when editing an event or reminder. Given that I often need to enter notes, I wish there were an opt-in preference that allowed the drop-down options to open by default. In version 2. If you needed to enter multiple events at that time or edit the details of what you just created, you had to navigate back.

Fortunately, version 2. That update also let you cut, copy, and paste events, allowing another method for interacting that fits in naturally. For frequent travelers, Fantastical supports fixed and floating time zones for events: You can add a second time zone axis on the right, set to any zone in the world you want.

The current time zone is derived from the system, but can be overriden in the Advanced preferences. Even better in version 2. In Advanced preferences, you can opt to show a second time zone, which appears in day and week views, using any zone you like. Very clever.

Flexibits uses Calendar Sets to manage which of your calendars appear. Rather than constantly display a list of all calendar, active or otherwise, Fantastical offers a Calendars preference to build sets which can be selected among in a pop-up menu at the bottom of the list view. It goes further, too, by using geofencing to choose which set should appear when arriving or leaving at a set location. I definitely miss the ability to toggle one calendar on and off, but I also appreciate I use this so infrequently that I prefer having the screen space back for useful information I refer to all the time.

These improvements mean more people can take advantage of using the app as a hub for collecting people for an event without having to switch to other calendar software or web apps for some controls or options. The biggest addition in version 2. Previously, Exchange was handled slightly indirectly, giving the app limited ability to interact with the server. A new feature in 2. More generally, Fantastical offers better interaction with iCloud, Google Apps, regular Google accounts.

While adding people to a Google Calendar event, Fantastical can suggest names from your Google contacts. Google Hangout links work with Google Apps accounts, where before they worked only with regular Google accounts.

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The user interface is excellent, even on small phone screens. Most importantly, this app is dependable, reliable. It syncs flawlessly with itself on all my devices, very quickly. Integrates smoothly with Google calendars and with Apple Calendar. Handles shared ICS event files flawlessly. The iOS version works well. This is a first class app, made for people who use it – and depend on it – heavily. Developer Response , Thanks for the thoughtful review and feedback: It was an expensive upgrade back then as now.