Date & Time formats may be set in System Preferences under Language & Region. You can open this panel quickly by clicking "Date & Time Formats..." in Fantastical's General preference pane.
The Mini Window keyboard shortcut option sets the system-wide shortcut used to instantly open the Mini Window from any app. Watch a video to see it in action.
To set a keyboard shortcut, click the "Record Shortcut" button, then press the desired keyboard shortcut. When you release the keys, the shortcut will be saved automatically and displayed in the button's title.
This shortcut will be available in any app, so use a key combination that won't conflict with default shortcuts.
Many aspects of Fantastical's appearance can be adjusted to match your personal preferences.
Hide Fantastical 2 in menu bar
If you check this setting, no icon for Fantastical will be shown in the menu bar.
Hide Fantastical 2 in Dock
If you check this setting, no icon for Fantastical will appear in the Dock.
If you have previously dragged Fantastical to the Dock, or have set “Keep in Dock” on the icon, Hide Fantastical 2 in Dock will not remove the existing icon. To hide it, right click on the icon in the Dock and click Options > Keep in Dock to disable it.
Note that if both of the above settings are checked, you will need to use the shortcut defined in the General preference pane to activate Fantastical.
The Accounts pane in Fantastical’s Preferences allows you to add a variety of calendar types, including iCloud, Google, Exchange, Yahoo, fruux or any CalDAV account.
To add a new account:
Depending on the account type, different information will be required. To see instructions for specific account types, use the links below:
Existing accounts can be enabled or disabled without deleting them by selecting them in the left pane and checking the Enable this account setting in the right pane.
Enable and disable delegated calendars on Google and other CalDAV accounts by selecting an account in the left pane, then clicking the "Manage Delegates…" button.
Enable Use local calendars if you want to view local calendars. Local calendars are configured with the Apple Calendar app. To manage the visibility of these calendars and reminder lists, select the Calendars tab in Fantastical’s Preferences. If you have iCloud, Google, Exchange or other CalDAV accounts set up in Calendar then you need to add those accounts to Fantastical directly.
Add a new Calendar Set using the "+" icon at the bottom of the left pane. Select a set in the list and its available calendars will be displayed in the right pane. Checking or unchecking calendars on the right toggles their visibility when the set is selected in any view.
You can use Calendar Sets to quickly switch between groups of calendars with ease. For example, creating Calendar Sets titled “Work” and “Home” will allow you to hide all work events when you’re not at your workplace.
Click the “+” icon at the bottom of the right pane to add a new calendar, reminder list or calendar subscription. You can also access these options from the File menu.
Right-click on a calendar and select Get Info to change a calendar's name or color. You can also disable all alerts and invitation notifications for a calendar by checking the Ignore Alerts setting.
Your current view can change automatically based on your location. Simply check the Automatically activate at location setting at the bottom of a Calendar Set's configuration options and define a location.
The set can be activated by either arriving or leaving a location, based on the selected radio button below the location.
Use alerts to make sure you never miss an event.
Fantastical 2 can be set to automatically add alerts to new Timed, All-Day, and Birthday/Anniversary events. Notification types and alert times can be specified for each type.
Add multiple alerts by choosing another alert type at the bottom of each section. Set an alert to "None" to disable it.
Alerts can always be adjusted manually for each event when necessary.