1. Working (with Fantastical) from home June 16, 2020

    As we all know, a lot of change has happened in the past few months. For example, your normal morning work commute might have been a 30-minute ride down the highway, but it now probably resembles a 30-second trip down the hallway. 😀 Since we launched the new Fantastical in January (can you believe it’s been 5 months?), we wanted to recap some of the changes that we’ve shipped over the past few months, as well as some that we’re releasing today, which will help you get your work done from home, or wherever you may do work these days.

    The past few months

    On January 29th we launched the all-new version of Fantastical. Many of you have written to us on Twitter or contacted us from our support area to let us know what you think about your favorite time-management app, Fantastical.

    We’ve had an amazing amount of feedback, as well as suggestions (lots of them!) from you – and we listened. In just a few months since we launched the new Fantastical, we have shipped over a dozen updates, some of which have included your most-requested features.

    Some of the highlights of those updates are as follows:

    iPad Keyboard Shortcuts

    With iPadOS becoming a true powerhouse platform of productivity, we wanted Fantastical to help you manage your day even more efficiently. In version 3.0.9, we considered two very important words that save so much time: keyboard shortcuts.

    Creating parity with the Mac was paramount for Fantastical’s latest iteration, and keyboard shortcuts are essential in enabling you to do your work faster.

    This quick reference table shows that, like the Mac, the iPad is now able to quickly present a view of your Day, Week, Month and Year with simple key commands:

    Command-1Command-2Command-3Command-4
    DayWeekMonthYear

    Additionally, you can conveniently switch between your Calendar Sets using the Control key, along with 1, 2, 3, etc. There are lots more keyboard shortcuts on the iPad, so be sure to press and hold your command key and poke around a bit!

    iPad Cursor Support

    When Apple announced trackpad support for iPadOS, we immediately saw the potential for this to be supported in Fantastical. In version 3.0.9 we added cursor support so that you could use that shiny new Magic Keyboard (or any supported trackpad or mouse) to move quickly around your slab of glass and get things done with Fantastical.

    iPad cursor support

    New Apple Watch Complication Style

    The new Fantastical for Apple Watch has come a long way from its predecessor – so much so, that Fantastical can display everything from a 10-day weather report to the next 3 months of your events and tasks right from within a (maximally-sized) 44 millimeter face. We wanted to push that functionality even more, so we’ve added a complication that gives you a bit more detail about your upcoming meeting. The “Timed Events & Tasks (Details)” complication was added in version 3.0.11 as an alternative to “Timed Events & Tasks”, and can be viewed on the Infograph Modular, as well as Modular Compact faces.

    Apple Watch showing Fantastical's new Details complication.

    Today’s version 3.1 update

    As we started this blog post with, everyone is finding new ways to stay productive while working from home. With that in mind, we changed course on our roadmap to bring you some additions (that we think you’ll find very convenient and time-saving) to help you make work done from home easy to do.

    We’ll Join You: Automatic Conference Call Link Detection

    Fantastical now supports Automatic Conference Call Link Detection for Zoom, Webex, Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting, RingCentral Meetings, Skype for Business, BlueJeans, and Lync. This means Fantastical will automatically show a “Join Meeting” button at the top of your event details when you have a meeting with one of these conference call providers.

    We also added a convenient button that you can tap or click to instantly join your next conference call or video chat. The Join button will show up with your next event when it contains a conference link, making it a one-tap (or one-click) way to join your meetings!

    Join button displayed on an event.
    Join button displayed on the list of events.

    Gone are the days of hunting for that meeting link. It’s Fantastical!

    Timed Calendar Sets

    Calendar sets have been a very cool way to automatically toggle multiple calendars on and off based on your device’s location. When you left the house for work, maybe you had set up your “Work” or “Daytime” calendar set to activate, so that you could focus on those things that mattered to you when you were going to work. When you arrived left work, your calendar set may have been switched to “Home” automatically.

    Well, with most of us working from home these days, we wanted to allow that same type of calendar set transition – but for this update, we based it on time.

    You can now select the calendar set that you want to have activated at a certain time, so that you see the right set of calendars in the right context. The time selection is right next to location in your settings from within the calendar set.

    Time based activation for your calendar set.

    Fantastical Proposal Email Changes

    Many of you have written to us that you love Fantastical’s proposal feature when inviting others to meetings, but want to be more selective about the email address that shows up for your invitees. If your Flexibits account was set up with your personal email (such as lizardbrain82@somedomain.com), you may feel unprofessional since the proposal will have that address in the email that gets sent to your invitees. Well, the good news is that we’ve changed all of that, and now you can add a separate email address that will be displayed when your proposal emails are sent. You can do this now by signing into your Flexibits account at hub.flexibits.com from within the Account section.

    Choose which email meeting proposals will use.

    Our spiffy new video

    We wanted to give you a glimpse of all of the new features before you go and check them out for yourself, so here’s a video that we made……..

    If you are already using Fantastical Premium, this update is included in your subscription, of course. If you aren’t a subscriber yet, you can sign up for a free 14-day trial or check out all of the Premium features first.

    And that’s all for now! We hope you’re enjoying Fantastical as much as we enjoy helping you reduce friction and make the most from your time working from home. We have lots coming in the future, and we’ll be back before you know it for another check in.

    Stay productive!

  2. Say hello to the new Fantastical for Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch January 29, 2020

    This is the big one. The really big one. 10 years in the making. 4 new apps being simultaneously released. A server component that schedules your events with efficiency. And our Fantastical Premium subscription. Our we-know-it-will-be controversial subscription.

    We don’t want you to think that we did anything without a great amount of thought or care. We want you to fully understand everything we’ve been working on. So, let’s start with Fantastical itself. The goal of Fantastical is to make your life better. More organized. More productive. More smiley. We’ve already proven some of this, with our glowing reviews and the we-appreciate-it-so-much awards, like our Apple Design Award.

    But we’ve always had more to do. Features and designs not yet implemented. Problems that remained unsolved. So for the past few years, we’ve been hard at work adding all of these things we’ve wanted to add: A beautiful new user interface. Feature parity on every platform. Beautiful full screen modes on iPhone and iPad (and the Mac has never looked better). Synced calendar sets (🎉). Weather. Interesting Calendars. Proposals with automatic scheduling. Even better tasks support. And so much more.

    But let’s talk about the thing that’s likely on everyone’s mind, the Fantastical Premium subscription. We want to help you understand why. The old days of selling separate apps is over. It’s confusing and it’s frustrating. The old days also had a new app upgrade every couple of years (although for those of you counting, it has been over six years since we’ve had a paid upgrade for iPhone, over five years for iPad, and over four years for Mac). The upgrade-every-2-to-3-or-so years model also meant each app was developed individually. That ultimately hurts development and innovation.

    Unifying Fantastical into a single platform — one product across macOS, iOS, iPadOS, and watchOS — simplifies and improves the experience. It also means that everyone who values our work and efforts can now pay a single, simple price on an ongoing basis. This also means we no longer need to worry about the “every few years” upgrade old school nonsense. It also means we can now implement new features as soon as possible.

    And we mean that. This is not about charging you a monthly fee just to get you to start paying monthly. We already have a big roadmap laid out where we can develop consistently and ship great new features and content on a consistent basis. We are looking forward to our new, predictable business where we get rewarded for our work as we do it.

    Another other benefit of a subscription is a free version of Fantastical. That’s right, we now have a free version of Fantastical. It’s basic, but if your needs are simply to look over your schedule, add the occasional event using the famous and magical Fantastical parser, then you will be quite happy.

    And what about our existing customers who bought our apps in the past years to get us to this point? Some have called us crazy, but we call it doing the right thing. All of the features from your prior purchase of Fantastical 2 will continue to work with the new Fantastical. That’s right: your new apps will automagically detect your existing purchase and provide a special unlock of the features you already paid for. This means you will continue to get bug fixes and support for some time to come, too.

    There’s a lot of new stuff, so we’ll let you get to it. Although it’s fun and a bit ridiculous, you might enjoy our promo video to get you in the mood:

    There’s also a bunch of tutorial videos that will walk you through everything that’s available in Fantastical. Be sure to take a look at those to get a preview of what’s available.

    We’ll have more blog posts over the next few weeks to explain the new features of Fantastical and walk through how to make the most of them. In the meantime, we are incredibly excited for everyone to be able to see what’s in the new Fantastical, and for what we have in store for the future!

  3. iOS 13 and iPadOS 13: Cardhop and Fantastical 2 September 19, 2019

    Cardhop for iOS, Fantastical 2 for iPhone, and Fantastical 2 for iPad updates are now available for iOS 13 and iPadOS 13!

    These updates add dark mode, improvements to Siri Shortcuts, and multi window support on iPadOS. Best of all, they are free updates for existing Cardhop for iOS and Fantastical 2 users.

    SUPER IMPORTANT NOTE FOR FANTASTICAL 2 USERS: When updating to iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 you will be asked if you want to upgrade Reminders. Upgrading your reminders will cause them to stop working on any device not running iOS 13, iPadOS 13, or macOS Catalina! So, yes, this means your reminders will not work on iOS 12, macOS Mojave, or any older system version. macOS Catalina does not come out until next month, so please wait to upgrade your reminders if you use them on your Mac.

    We hope you enjoy these updates!

  4. Cardhop for iOS 1.1 June 18, 2019

    Cardhop for iOS has been out for a few months now and we’re happy that the response has been so positive. Today we’re excited to announce that we’ve been hard at work on the first major update to Cardhop for iOS: version 1.1.

    There’s a number of significant new features in this release, including some of your most requested features. If you’ve been enthusiastically using Cardhop for iOS and sent us feedback, you’ll surely want to read this post!

    Let’s go over the main features in Cardhop 1.1. We also have a short video demonstrating the new features in Cardhop 1.1, so be sure to take a look at that too!

    Multiple business cards

    One of our most requested features was to support more than one business card. Many of you let us know that cards containing different information could be useful in different contexts — and we agreed. So, now you can have business cards dedicated to personal contacts, professional contacts, or as many other contexts as you can think of!

    Simply add additional cards by going to Settings > Business Cards > Add Business Card. To view your business cards, just hold your iPhone in landscape orientation, or if you’re using an iPad, tap the business card icon next to your card. You can then swipe through your different cards.

    Contact template

    While most people use Cardhop’s natural language parser to create new contacts, some users prefer to enter everything manually. To make life easier for those users, we’ve added a contact template feature that lets you specify exactly which fields you want to appear by default when creating a new contact manually. This is very helpful if you rely on a few unique fields when creating contacts and need to manually add them each time. Go to Settings > Contact Template to set up the template to your liking.

    Smart groups

    Ever wanted to view all contacts that have notes saved to them? Or perhaps you’d find it convenient to access all of your contacts that don’t have a birthday added to their cards? In these situations (and many more!) smart groups will help you out.

    Tap the groups button in the upper-left of the main contacts view and select “Add Smart Group” to see a list of pre-configured smart group templates you can use to quickly filter contacts that meet the smart group’s rules.

    Gravatar

    Cardhop will automatically look for Gravatar profile images when adding or editing email addresses for contacts. You can also look for Gravatar images for existing contacts by tapping on the image of a contact. This makes it even easier for you to have a contact list full of photos. If you’d rather not use Gravatar you can disable this option in Settings > Load Images From Gravatar.

    That’s an overview of the main new features in Cardhop for iOS 1.1, but there’s even more if you take a look at the full list of changes. In addition, Cardhop for Mac 1.3 is available, so be sure to download the update on your Mac as well.

    We hope this update is a helpful update for everyone, and as always, we look forward to hearing any further feedback you may have!

  5. Using Cardhop for iOS and Cardhop for Mac together June 5, 2019

    If you use Cardhop on your iOS devices and a Mac, then this blog post is for you! Make sure you’re logged in to iCloud on all your devices and you’ll be ready for all of the tips and tricks discussed in this post.

    Let’s dive in and see how to use Cardhop for iOS and macOS together!

    Handoff

    Handoff lets you quickly pass info between iOS and macOS including contacts in Cardhop. If you’re browsing contact details on your iPhone and then sit down at your Mac, click the Handoff icon at the left of the Dock and Cardhop for Mac will pick up right where you left off on your iPhone.

    When you’ve finished at your Mac, continue using Cardhop on your iOS device by opening the app switcher and tapping the ‘Cardhop’ bar at the bottom of the screen. You can use Handoff to continue pretty much anything between your devices, even text that you’ve started typing into Cardhop’s parser!

    Syncing Favorites and Recents

    Cardhop automatically syncs your favorite and recent contacts between devices. Mark a contact as a favorite on your Mac and it will appear on iOS as well!

    Likewise, you can view the recent contacts you interacted with across all devices.


    Copy Contact URL

    You may already know that Cardhop allows you to quickly and easily copy a unique URL for a specific contact, which can then be used to jump directly to that contact, either on its own or as part of a larger shortcut.

    However, did you also know that these contact URLs are compatible across devices and platforms? This means that you can paste a contact URL from Cardhop for iOS into the Notes app and then click the URL from the Notes app on your Mac to open Cardhop for Mac to that specific contact. Can you think of any other instances where this might streamline your workflow?

    What’s more, you can take advantage of iCloud’s Universal Clipboard feature to quickly copy the contact URL from your Mac and then paste it into an app or text field on your iPhone, or vice versa!

    If you missed our previous posts about some of the other advanced features in Cardhop for iOS, be sure to check those out!

    While this is the last post in this series, this isn’t the end for Cardhop for iOS! Keep an eye on our blog in the coming weeks, as we may have an exciting Cardhop-related announcement to share… 😉

  6. Getting the most from Cardhop for iOS and Siri Shortcuts May 21, 2019

    Cardhop and Siri Shortcuts can work together to save you considerable time when managing your contacts. Let’s go over the basics of using Siri Shortcuts with Cardhop as well as a few examples of more complex shortcuts.

    The Basics of Siri Shortcuts

    Cardhop has a number of built in Siri Shortcuts that you can access from the Siri Shortcuts section of Cardhop’s settings. Tap any shortcut you think will be useful and you’ll be prompted to speak a phrase to activate the shortcut.

    For example, if you want to quickly see which contact have birthdays soon, select the “Show upcoming birthdays” shortcut and Siri will instantly tell you when you ask. Likewise, use the “Show my business card” shortcut to instantly access your business card using your voice.

    Siri Shortcuts are really quick to access – they work even if your phone is locked or if you’re in a different app!

    Quick Action Shortcuts

    You can also use Siri to directly perform an action on any piece of contact data. This is really useful if you find yourself performing a certain action repeatedly.

    For example, if you frequently visit a specific contact’s homepage you can add this action to Siri. Open the contact card and tap and hold on your contact’s URL. You’ll see an “Add to Siri” option appear, which will let you record a specific phrase to trigger the Open URL action. Consider the contact data you interact with most often and use Siri to save you time.

    Example: Create links to Cardhop from Notes

    If you want to do even more with Siri Shortcuts and Cardhop, then it’s possible to combine Cardhop with the Shortcuts app to make some complex scripts.

    We’ll go through an example of how you can use Cardhop, Shortcuts, and Notes to make complex notes with Cardhop. This can be useful when you want to take complex notes after a phone call with a contact.

    Follow along by downloading the shortcut that we’re going to walk through. You can also use this shortcut as a starting point to make your own custom shortcuts.

    This Siri Shortcut starts with the Cardhop shortcut to copy the currently visible contact as a URL. This will allow you to quickly jump back to that contact in Cardhop later on. Cardhop URLs look something like this:

    x-cardhop://show?id=contact:4315B792-189C-489D-A9FA-72EF6B6664C9&contact=Mira%20Abad

    Notice how the contact’s name is part of the URL. We can get the name out of the URL by using the “Get Component of URL” and “Get Dictionary from Input” shortcuts that are built in to the Shortcuts app. This will let us put the contact’s name directly into the note.

    Once we have the contact’s name, we combine it with the URL and create a new note using the “Create Note” shortcut. Finally, the “Show Note” shortcut opens the new note in Notes, ready to edit.

    It does take a few steps, but Shortcuts lets you perform some pretty powerful actions on iOS.

    Once you have the shortcut on your iPhone or iPad, open a contact in Cardhop and trigger the shortcut. It will create a new note with a link to the contact in Cardhop. Now you can write notes, add checklists, or add photos and quickly jump back to the contact in Cardhop!


    Another Example: Dictate to Cardhop from Siri

    Shortcuts also makes it possible to dictate to Siri and automatically open Cardhop with the dictated text inserted into the parser and ready to go.

    Again, you can download this shortcut to follow along.

    This shortcut uses the “Dictate Text” shortcut to start dictation. This is followed by the “Copy to Clipboard” shortcut, which will take the dictated text and copy it to the clipboard before passing it to the “URL Encode” shortcut. Next, the “URL” shortcut can be used to open Cardhop’s parser with the encoded text from the previous step. Finally, the “Open URLs” action will run the command and complete the shortcut.

    Trigger this shortcut to be activated by Siri and all you have to do is start speaking and Siri will do the rest.


    We hope this post inspires you to start using Cardhop with Siri Shortcuts, as well as Siri Shortcuts and Shortcuts in general. We hope it also inspires you to come up with some pretty cool workflows.

    We’ll be releasing another tips and tricks post in the coming weeks, so keep an eye on our blog for more advice on how to get the most out of Cardhop for iOS.

  7. Cardhop for iOS tips and tricks to help you save time April 11, 2019

    Cardhop for iOS has only been out for a couple of weeks and we’ve been thrilled to hear the ways that everyone is using Cardhop. We wanted to share a few tips and tricks for using Cardhop for iOS as efficiently as possible, which hopefully will save you even more time.

    3D Touch

    If you have an iPhone that supports 3D Touch, you can 3D Touch on Cardhop’s home screen icon to immediately open Cardhop with a specific action. Cardhop’s 3D Touch options let you instantly jump to Birthdays, Favorites, your business card, or activate Cardhop’s natural language parser. 3D Touch lets you get to some of the most popular main views or features of Cardhop for iOS with a simple press!

    Today widget

    Cardhop’s widget is especially convenient if you want to jump to one of your favorite contacts from the lock screen or when using another app. This saves you returning to the home screen to open Cardhop and search for the contact you need. Cardhop’s widget displays four of your favorite contacts by default, and when you tap Show More, you’ll see even more favorites. To change the order of your contacts in the widget, open Cardhop’s Favorites tab and tap Edit. Simply drag your favorite contacts to rearrange their order in the list and the order of contacts in the Today widget will automatically match.

    Automatically activate parser

    After using Cardhop for a few days you’ll wonder how you ever managed to live without Cardhop’s natural language parsing! To be able to input text as quickly as possible, go to Cardhop’s settings and enable the Automatically Activate Parser option. Now, as soon as you tap the Cardhop app icon, the keyboard will appear, ready to take your input!

    Keyboard actions

    Typing actions into Cardhop allows you to interact with contacts very quickly, but there’s time to be saved here, too! As soon as you open the search bar you’ll see a variety of small buttons above the keyboard. Tap one of these buttons to insert the corresponding action text into the parser instead of having to type it out. These buttons can be fully customized by tapping the “…” icon. Add your most used actions and they’ll only be a single tap away.

    Siri “Type to Cardhop” shortcut


    Last but not least, you can use Siri to instantly open Cardhop and activate the parser without any tapping at all. To set this up, open Cardhop’s settings and select Siri Shortcuts. Tap the Type to Cardhop shortcut and record a phrase to trigger the Siri shortcut. The next time you summon Siri and speak your prerecorded phrase, you’ll be taken directly to Cardhop with the keyboard open and awaiting your input — no tapping necessary!

    We hope that some of these tips will help you use Cardhop even faster. Have a tip with Cardhop that we missed? Get in touch with us on Twitter or through our website and let us know!

    We’ll be publishing another tips and tricks post soon, so be sure to check back for more helpful advice on using Cardhop for iOS. See you then!

  8. Cardhop for iOS has arrived! March 27, 2019

    Cardhop for iOS icon

    About a year and a half ago we released Cardhop for Mac, which was our vision for a better way of using and interacting with your contacts. Instead of thinking of your contacts as random pieces of data, we want Cardhop to help you to see your contacts as what they really are: important people in your life.

    Not surprisingly, one of the most common requests we receive is to have Cardhop available on iOS. We heard you loud and clear, and today we’re happy to announce Cardhop for iOS!

    If you’re already enjoying Cardhop for Mac, then we think you’re going to love Cardhop on your iPhone and iPad. But if you’re not yet part of the Cardhop family, now is the perfect opportunity to change that! Cardhop for iOS is a Universal app so it looks and works great on both iPhone and iPad.

    Head over to our Cardhop for iOS webpage and watch our introductory video, learn more about Cardhop, and find out how to get it on the App Store.

    If you want a deeper dive into Cardhop for iOS, take a look at our tutorial videos to see Cardhop in action.

    Cardhop for Mac is also receiving a free update today. Cardhop 1.2 for Mac adds support for syncing with Cardhop for iOS, favorite contacts, and directory lookup support for Google Contacts, G Suite, and Exchange.

    We’ll be doing more blog posts with additional tips and tricks on how to get the most out of Cardhop for iOS. Check back next week for the first post in that series!

    We hope you enjoy using Cardhop on your iPhone and iPad. We’ve certainly had a lot of fun developing Cardhop, and we look forward to hearing what you think!

  9. Fantastical 2.10 for iPhone, Apple Watch, and iPad October 3, 2018

    Fantastical 2 is now ready for iOS 12, watchOS 5, and the new Apple Watch Series 4! Fantastical 2.10 for iPhone and Apple Watch and Fantastical 2.10 for iPad take advantage of new iOS 12 and watchOS 5 features, including Siri Shortcuts, interactive notifications, and Siri and Infograph watch faces.

    Siri Shortcuts

    Siri Shortcuts allow you to bring Fantastical directly into custom Siri phrases and other shortcuts. Here are some examples of what you can do with Fantastical’s shortcuts:

    • Set a phrase such as “Hey Fantastical” to automatically open Fantastical to quickly begin creating a new event or reminder using Fantastical’s parser
    • Show upcoming events or reminders as part of a custom shortcut using the Shortcuts app
    • Jump to a specific reminders list by creating a button on the home screen with the Shortcuts app
    • And more: You can see all of Fantastical’s available shortcuts in the Settings app under Fantastical

    You can access Fantastical’s shortcuts from the Settings app under Fantastical > Siri & Search > Shortcuts, or from Apple’s Shortcuts app.

    If you want to learn more about how the Shortcuts app works and how you can integrate Fantastical with other shortcuts, we suggest taking a look at Apple’s guide to the Shortcuts app.

    Interactive notifications

    You can now snooze events and reminders directly from the notifications, rather than having to open Fantastical. This makes it even more convenient to snooze items for later, and you can even choose how long you want to snooze for.

    Siri watch face

    Fantastical will now send upcoming events and reminders to the Siri watch face. Siri watch face learns what kind of information you want to see over time, so the more you use Fantastical on your watch the more often you’ll see upcoming events and reminders.

    Infograph watch face

    Fantastical 2.10 also brings support for the new Infograph watch faces for the Apple Watch Series 4. You can choose from three different complication styles: Two for the Infograph face and one for the Infograph Modular face. Don’t forget that you can customize what is shown in the complications. Open Fantastical, tap the settings icon, then tap Apple Watch and you can choose what kind of information is shown.

    Fantastical 2.10 is available now, so open the App Store and make sure you’re up to date, then enjoy!

    Finally, please note that Fantastical 2.10 now requires iOS 11 or later and watchOS 4 or later. But since you’re reading this you’ve already updated to iOS 12 and watchOS 5, right? 🙂

  10. Fantastical 2.5 for Mac arrives today! July 18, 2018

    Summer is here, the sun is shining, and it’s time for the next major update of Fantastical! Fantastical 2.5 for Mac adds a number of features that’ll make organizing your summer plans much easier, and it brings a host of other other enhancements that we know you’ll find useful too.

    Here’s a short video showing what’s new in Fantastical 2.5 for Mac:

    Meetup.com support

    Fantastical now includes full support for Meetup. Add your Meetup account to Preferences > Accounts and view and respond to your Meetup events directly in Fantastical.

    Propose new time

    Another helpful addition for scheduling invitations is the propose new time feature. If you’re sent an invitation and feel that another time would be more suitable, simply click the option to propose a new time and a response will be sent to the organizer. The organizer can then accept or reject the suggested changes.

    Exchange users will be familiar with this functionality, which is available in Office 365 and Exchange 2013 or later. Fantastical integrates seamlessly into Exchange and will send time proposals directly through Exchange.

    However, we’re really excited to bring this feature to all users by supporting new time proposals with CalDAV-based services such as iCloud, Google Calendar, and more! When you propose a new time using a CalDAV service, Fantastical will create a special email with an .ics file of the new time proposal attached.

    If the other person also has a copy of Fantastical, they’ll be able to open the .ics file in Fantastical and accept or reject the new time proposal directly! Many calendar and email apps don’t support reading new time proposals automatically. If the person you’re sending the proposal doesn’t use Fantastical, the email will show the necessary details about the proposed change. This allows them to view it and update their calendar if necessary.

    Multi-day events

    Open Preferences > Appearance to find a new option to display timed events that span more than one day in the all-day section of the Day and Week views.

    Additionally, timed events that span more than one day now show start and end times in Month view too.

    Mini Window in split view

    Drag the Mini Window away from the menu bar to detach it. You can then click and hold the green full screen button on another app to invoke macOS’s split view, and Fantastical’s mini window will be available to use alongside it.

    Request responses option (Exchange)

    It’s now possible to create invitations on your Exchange calendar and choose whether your invitees need to send a response status or not — useful if you need to add an FYI to your calendar but don’t necessarily want everyone to reply to it.

    Show calendar week number in Dock or menu bar

    There’s a new option to show the current calendar week number on Fantastical’s Dock icon or menu bar icon. To enable this, click Preferences > Appearance > Menu bar icon shows/App icon badge shows > Current Calendar Week.

    Editing events

    Press the option key when editing the start time of an event to keep the end time the same. You can also select an event in Day or Week view and then press control-option-up/down arrow to adjust the start time of the event. Using control-shift-up/down arrow will adjust the end time instead.

    We know that many of you have sent us email and tweets specifically requesting many of these features, so we hope you’re as thrilled as we are to see them in Fantastical! We hope you continue to enjoy using Fantastical!