1. Fantastical 2 for Mac is here! March 25, 2015

    Five years ago, we started working on Fantastical for Mac. It was an ambitious goal: to make calendaring fast and enjoyable. At that time, the calendar app for OS X was iCal and we found it really difficult to add new events and find existing ones. Fantastical for Mac was our solution to that problem. It provided a fast and easy way to add your events with a friendly and very accurate natural language parsing engine. Simply typing a sentence and getting an event added to your calendar made calendaring a breeze, as well as a lot more fun.

    Over the past five years we’ve continued on our mission to improve calendaring. We added Reminders support into Fantastical, letting you seamlessly manage your events and reminders together. We also released Fantastical for iPhone back in 2012. In 2013, iOS 7 came along, we redesigned our iPhone app, and Fantastical 2 for iPhone was born. With its perfect 5-star review on the US App Store (as of the writing of this blog post anyway!), it’s clear that our users are enjoying our vision of improving calendaring.

    In 2014, we released Fantastical 2 for iPad. Designed specifically for iPad, it introduced the Fantastical Dashboard, which made it easier than ever to keep track of a busy schedule on an iPad.

    We’ve taken the lessons we’ve learned over the past few years and made what we think is the best version of Fantastical yet. Today, we’re introducing the next generation of Fantastical as we replace the app that started it all. Introducing Fantastical 2 for Mac. While we could write so much about it, we think it’s better if you go to the Fantastical 2 for Mac webpage, watch the video, and read about all of the new features.

    We hope you’ll enjoy our next generation of Fantastical and more importantly, we hope it makes you even more productive than the original Fantastical did.

    We also want to give prior users (hopefully that’s you!) a discount to say “thanks”, so we’re launching with a limited-time sale that will provide you with a 20% discount.

    Finally, a huge thanks to everyone for your support throughout the years. We’re just two guys who make our living making apps, and your purchase allows us to continue making apps like Fantastical 2 for Mac. In other words, we couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you! :)

    – Michael and Kent

  2. Fantastical 2 for Mac is coming! March 18, 2015

    We’ve been waiting a long time to announce this: Fantastical 2 for Mac will be available next week on March 25th!

    If you’re thinking about purchasing Fantastical 1 and you use OS X Yosemite, please wait until next week. Fantastical 2 will be a completely separate app from Fantastical 1, so please don’t buy Fantastical 1.

    In the meantime, we hope you enjoy our teaser and we hope you’re as excited for next week as we are.

  3. Fantastical 2.2 for iPhone and iPad is available October 22, 2014

    Fantastical 2.2 for iPhone and Fantastical 2.2 for iPad are now out! Both apps feature a Today widget, Fantastical app extension, and interactive notifications. Best of all, both apps are a free update for existing users and can be updated via the App Store.

    If you haven’t yet purchased either app, they’re both on sale for a limited-time. We hope you enjoy the new features and as always, thanks very much for your support! :)

  4. Fantastical 2 and iOS 8 Status Report September 18, 2014

    iOS 8 is here, but extensions for Fantastical 2 aren’t. What’s up with that? The short answer is it’s not ready yet, but it will be soon! We wanted to share a bit more about our iOS 8 plans so that everyone isn’t in the dark.

    First, Fantastical 2.1.2 is now available and includes full compatibility for iOS 8.

    UPDATE: Fantastical 2.1.3 is now available!  Next, we just submitted Fantastical 2.1.3 to bring native display support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, so everyone getting a new phone will be able to take advantage of the larger screens. This update will support both iOS 7 and iOS 8.

    Looking a bit further into the future, another free update featuring a Notification Center widget and app extension will be coming in the next few weeks. This second update will be available only for iOS 8, so be sure to upgrade to iOS 8 in order to take advantage of all the new features that iOS 8 has to offer!

    As always, thanks for using Fantastical!

  5. Fantastical 2 for iPad is here! April 2, 2014

    That’s right, Fantastical 2 for iPad, our most requested and anticipated app, is now available! And this isn’t a quick port or conversion: Fantastical 2 for iPad was designed specifically for your iPad.

    We’ve put all of the power, functionality, and intuitiveness of Fantastical 2 for iPhone and designed a brand-new user interface to make it feel right at home on your iPad.

    The Fantastical Dashboard shows your events and reminders like never before. Plus, you can customize the view quickly and easily: a simple downward swipe on the DayTicker transforms it into the beautiful week view. Another downward swipe on the week view and you’ll see the full-screen week view. (simply reverse the swipes to get back to the prior views)

    Rather than reading this to get the details of what we’ve built into our new app, check out our spiffy, new video. Then download it on the App Store and get your iPad organized like never before.

    Enjoy!

  6. Fantastical 2 for iPhone has launched! October 30, 2013

    We’re happy to announce that Fantastical 2 is ready for your tapping and swiping pleasure. We said it would be ready in October, and we’ve kept our word — with an entire day to spare! :) Rather than list all of the great new features, check out the great video on the spiffy, all-new Fantastical 2 webpage.

    We have lots more in store for Fantastical on the iOS front. When we’re ready to talk more about it, you can be sure we’ll let you know.

    For now, stick around, and take a look at Fantastical 2. We hope you’ll discover the new features that makes it worth the wait. Download Fantastical 2 for iPhone on the App Store now.

    Our thanks to everyone we’ve worked with that helped us create Fantastical 2: Wolfgang Bartelme for his design prowess; David Lanham of The Iconfactory for our beautiful icon; Fabian Kreiser and Cedric Pansky for their additional help with the programming; and Mark Settle, who again, made a great video for us. Additional thanks to everyone else that appears in the app’s credits: your input was invaluable.

    Finally and most importantly, our special thanks to everyone who uses Fantastical. Your support and feedback helps us to keep making the apps we love to make.

  7. Fantastical and iOS 7 September 18, 2013

    We know you’ve been wondering what’s going on with Fantastical and iOS 7, so we wanted to share our plans and let you know what’s going on.

    On the compatibility front, Fantastical 1.1.5 is now available with fixes for iOS 7. We’ve discovered a couple of other issues, so we’ll be submitting another update that we hope will be available soon.

    But what you’re really wondering about is an update to Fantastical that truly reflects what iOS 7 is about, right? First, we need to go back to earlier this year. After the dust settled from Fantastical 1.0 and the major 1.1 update afterwards, we got right to work on Fantastical for iPad. That’s right, iPad. Keep reading. :)

    Of course, iOS 7 came along and forced us to adjust our plans. After a few minutes with iOS 7 we knew we had to go back to the iPhone and take Fantastical to the next level. With many new features and a brand-new design, we’re incredibly excited to announce that Fantastical 2 for iPhone is almost done and will be available in October!

    Fantastical 2 for iPhone will have many of your most-requested features including reminders, an even better parsing engine, event and reminder notifications, landscape mode, TextExpander support, and much more. Fantastical 2 for iPhone will be a brand new app available as a separate purchase, and only for iOS 7. We’d also like to make it clear that this is not a simple update, as we’ve spent a lot of time to ensure that we’re bringing more than just a modernized interface to Fantastical 2.

    As for the iPad — while we normally don’t announce products in advance — we’d like to reassure everyone that the iPad version is still coming. It will also be a separate app, available for iOS 7 only. We hope you’ll find it worth the wait.

    Finally, we wanted to send our heartfelt thanks for your support and feedback over the past couple of years. It means a lot to us and we hope you see the care, love, and thought we put into Fantastical 2. Stay tuned!

  8. Announcing Chatology for Mac June 18, 2013

    One of our goals at Flexibits is solving problems to help reduce or eliminate frustration. Over the past year we’ve repeatedly encountered a problem on our Macs: trying to find content from past chats in Messages. When searching, Messages might open random tabs, return inaccurate results, or worst of all, freeze. It’s really bad. If you’ve ever tried searching in Messages you probably know what we’re talking about.

    This problem bothered us enough that we decided to fix the problem, so we’re proud to present Chatology for Mac. Chatology is not only the fastest way to find your chats, but it also makes it a pleasure to find images and links you’ve sent or received.

    Chatology has a 14 day free trial. Download it now, give it a whirl, and hopefully you’ll be able to find the information in your chats that you were looking for.

    One thing to point out: Chatology is only available directly from the Flexibits Store. Apple’s sandboxing policies do not currently allow apps like Chatology on the App Store.

  9. Fantastical for iPhone 1.1 March 7, 2013

    We were totally blown away by the launch of Fantastical for iPhone. On launch day we actually hit #1 on the Top Paid list, beating Angry Birds Star Wars!

    Whenever there’s a version 1.0, many things are missing and you certainly let us know about that ;). Thanks to your support and your suggestions, we proudly present Fantastical 1.1.

    This update includes the majority of your most-requested features and we really hope you enjoy it. Thanks so much for helping us get to #1 — even if it was only for a day — we couldn’t have done it without you!