1. Fantastical 1 for Mac’s swan song December 30, 2015

    Even though we stopped selling Fantastical 1 for Mac when we launched Fantastical 2 for Mac back in March, support has continued for existing users. We have been tracking the top issues and today we’re happy to announce Fantastical 1.3.19 for Mac.

    This will be the final update for Fantastical 1 and support for Fantastical 1 for Mac has now ended. After more than four years of free updates and support, it’s time to focus our efforts, energy, and resources on Fantastical 2.

    Fantastical 1 will continue to work and will not expire. But we strongly recommend that you upgrade to Fantastical 2 for Mac. It has many new features and a brand new design that we think you’re going to love. And, as you’ve come to expect from us, we have a lot more planned for the future.

    If you want to update to Fantastical 1.3.19 for Mac and bought directly from us, open Preferences > Update and click “Check for Update…”.

    If you bought via the Mac App Store, quit Fantastical, move it to the Trash, then empty the Trash. Next, click this link to open the Purchases tab: macappstore://showPurchasesPage?scan=true. Click the Install button next to Fantastical in the Purchases tab and it will install Fantastical 1.3.19.

    Something else important: Fantastical 2 for Mac is currently 20% off as a way to give Fantastical 1 users a discount. Because the Mac App Store does not allow upgrades, this was our way of offering a discount to Fantastical 1 users. We’ve extended the launch sale a few times, but all good things must come to an end. The Fantastical 2 for Mac launch sale will end on January 10 and the price will increase to US$49.99.

    As always, thank you for your support of Flexibits. We hope you continue to enjoy our apps as much as we enjoy making them!

  2. Fantastical 2.5 for iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch are here! October 7, 2015

    Remember that blog post we wrote 2 weeks ago? Well, you can ignore it because all of the updates are now available! 🙂

    Fantastical 2.5 for iPad and Fantastical 2.5 for iPhone (and Apple Watch) are both here and include many new features plus full support for iOS 9 and watchOS 2.

    And don’t forget about our other update, Fantastical 2.1 for Mac, which adds new features and provides full support for OS X El Capitan.

    We hope you enjoy the updates!

  3. Fantastical 2 for OS X El Capitan, iOS 9, and watchOS 2 Updates September 23, 2015

    Let’s get right to it. We just shipped our first major update for Fantastical 2 for Mac, version 2.1. This significant update provides full support for OS X El Capitan and also adds your most requested features and fixes. We’re really proud of this update and hope you will enjoy it.

    Moving onto iOS 9 and watchOS 2. We’ve been hearing from a lot of you and we can tell you’re excited about what’s coming for iOS 9 and watchOS 2. We are too! We’re still working on the updates, but we want to give some sort of status update so you won’t go too mad while waiting!

    Fantastical 2.5 for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch are receiving their final changes and bug fixes. We’re almost there and we hope to have everything sent to Apple within the next week. Of course we’re talking about software, so this could slip based on what we’re able to accomplish in the next few days. But rest assured that they’re coming very soon.

    We’re most excited about our 2.5 update for iPad update which brings support for iOS 9’s iPad multitasking, including Slide Over and Split View. It was a lot of work to implement, but we’re excited about the future of iPad productivity and 2.5 will make it even easier for you to be productive.

    …and last but not least, for those of you who have been asking: Yes! Fantastical 2.5 for iPhone will include Complications for Apple Watch!

    So, that’s it for now. Thanks so much for supporting Flexibits: your support enables us to make what we love, so we hope you love what we make. 🙂

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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! 🙂

  7. 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!

  8. 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.


  9. 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.