Fantastical 2 and iOS 8 Status Report

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.

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 action 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!

Fantastical 2 for iPad is here!

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!

Fantastical 2 for iPad is almost here

In case you missed it on Twitter or Facebook, we’ve launched our teaser for Fantastical 2 for iPad!

While we’re not revealing the exact release date, it won’t be too much longer now… ;)

Fantastical 2 for iPhone has launched!

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.

Fantastical and iOS 7

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!

Announcing Chatology for Mac

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.

Fantastical for iPhone 1.1

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!

Fantastical for iPhone is here

That’s right, Fantastical now fits in your pocket! Since we released Fantastical for Mac, the most common question we’ve received is “where is the iPhone version?” A year and a half later, it’s finally here.

But why did it take us so long? Because we couldn’t just port the Mac version to the iPhone. One of the cornerstones of Flexibits is making apps that are appropriate. Simply porting a Mac app to iPhone is not appropriate, and quite frankly, we never had any ideas that would set Fantastical for iPhone apart from the iOS Calendar app.

Over the past year we’ve been working on our new contacts app for the Mac — and that’s as much of a tease as you’re getting, so don’t ask for more! ;) — but during the summer we got the idea for the DayTicker. With the idea of the DayTicker in hand, we were so happy with how our initial prototype came out we had to put the contacts app on hold. “What’s the DayTicker?” you ask. It’s the fastest way to view and interact with your schedule.

Rather than describe what Fantastical for iPhone is, we’ve made a video for you that we’re pretty jazzed about. Watch the video and then, hopefully, go download Fantastical for iPhone on the App Store. Best of all, Fantastical for iPhone has a limited-time special introductory price of $1.99 (US). We hope you will agree that it’s the fast and friendly calendar app.

Finally, we’d like to extend our thanks to Wolfgang Bartelme, who created the beautiful artwork for Fantastical for iPhone; David Lanham of The Iconfactory, who created the fantastically fantastic icon for Fantastical; Mark Settle, who created the wonderful video; and Israel Alonso, who created the wonderful website design you’re currently looking at.

And since we’re being all mushy and sharing the love: our sincere thanks to you, our customers. You help us make money so we can keep making great apps. We love you!

Fantastical for iPhone is almost here!

That’s right… for those of you who told us you wanted an iPhone version, the wait is almost over! We’ve been working hard the past few months on Fantastical for iPhone and we can’t wait to show it to you.

The exact release date isn’t set yet, but it won’t be much longer. We’ve set up a page where you can sign up for our mailing list so you’ll know the instant that it comes out. We hope you’ll sign up if you’re not already on our list. As always, your information is never shared or used for anything other than Flexibits goodness.

We’ll have more to share with you as soon as Fantastical for iPhone is ready to go!

Retina Mountain Lions

Fantastical 1.3.2 has been released and it includes two pretty cool things: support for the MacBook Pro with Retina display and support for the just released Mountain Lion. Having twice as many pixels allowed us to polish the user interface even more, and we think it looks great for those of you who have a Retina display. As always, thanks to our friend Rogie King for making the pixels look beautiful.

Fantastical 1.3.2 is a free update and is available now! A full list of changes is available for your viewing pleasure.