Flexibits Support

Fantastical 2 for iPhone

Tips and Tricks

Quickly switch between the DayTicker and the calendar

Pull-to-toggle! Pull down on the DayTicker to switch to the calendar. Pull down on the calendar to switch back to the DayTicker. Only one simple gesture to remember!

Easily add a new item to a specific calendar or reminder list

Need to add a new event or reminder to a different calendar or reminder list? Type in a slash followed by the calendar or reminder list's name. For example, type in "Lunch with John /w" to add a new event to your Work calendar. You can also tap the space bar four times instead of using a slash. For example, "Lunch with John<space><space><space><space>w" will do the same thing.

Search for your events or reminders

Pull down lightly on the DayTicker or calendar and you'll see the search field. Simple as that!

Check your schedule when adding a new event or reminder

Need a quick peek around the time of your new event or reminder to see what other events you might have? Just pull left or right on the preview and you'll see other items near it. Overlapping events or reminders are also shown directly below your new event or reminder.

Go to today or a specific date

Find yourself looking for an event and far away from today and want to get back quickly? Tap on the month and year in the header to instantly jump back to today. You can also tap and hold in the header to quickly jump to a specific date.

Quickly delete an event or reminder

Swipe horizontally on an event or reminder in the list to easily delete it. Not to worry, you'll be given an opportunity to confirm.

Hints for entering new events

Fantastical's natural language input is very flexible, so just enter your event the same way you would tell someone, like an assistant! Here are some example sentences you might enter while using Fantastical:

  • Grocery shopping at Wegmans Thursday at 5pm
  • Lunch with Matthew at 123 Main St at 1:30 Monday
  • Family vacation from August 9-18
  • Staff meeting Tuesday 2pm alert 20 min
  • Soccer practice every Tuesday at 6
  • Sam's birthday every year on 5/16
  • Pizza party on the 2nd Friday of every month at 1pm

Want a reminder instead of an event? Just type in "task", "todo", or "reminder" before your sentence:

  • todo Pay rent
  • reminder Buy basil

Keyboard shortcuts

Fantastical has keyboard shortcuts if you have an Bluetooth keyboard paired with your iPhone.

  • Arrow keys: Navigate the DayTicker, calendar, and event list
  • Command-F: Search
  • Command-I: View details (edit when viewing an event, show details when creating a new item)
  • Command-K: Toggle between event and reminder when creating a new item
  • Command-N: New item
  • Command-R: Show Reminders
  • Command-S: Save item
  • Command-T: Go to today
  • Command-,: Settings
  • Command-Shift-F: Toggle full-screen week view
  • Command-Delete: Delete current item