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This yellow exclamation mark means that you upgraded your Reminders database to the new format Apple is using for iOS 13. This makes Reminders disappear entirely on Mac because it takes them off the iCloud CalDAV server and moves them to the new Reminders format.
You must upgrade to iOS 13 and macOS Catalina to view upgraded Reminders. Also update to Fantastical for Mac 2.5.11 to view upgraded reminders.
Once you update to macOS Catalina and Fantastical 2.5.11 you can enable reminders by doing the following:
Are you having trouble with Fantastical 2 crashing on startup, accounts missing, or just want to quickly remove your accounts and start over again? Here's how to do that:
It is important that you restart your Mac after deleting the folder, otherwise Fantastical will not be able to save your settings!
Apple requires app-specific passwords when using two-factor authentication with iCloud. Please see our documentation for more information on creating an app-specific password. You will not be able to connect to iCloud using Fantastical if you don't have two-factor authentication or two-step verification enabled.
Also, make sure are using your Apple ID's primary email address. You can check which email address is your primary address at appleid.apple.com.
You may see an authorization error when trying to add a G Suite account to Fantastical. This is due to a change Google made to how third-party apps connect to your G Suite account (on November 4, 2019).
You need to choose to trust Fantastical 2 as a whitelisted app in your G Suite admin panel. To do this, open your G Suite admin panel and select Security > API Permissions > Calendars. Select Fantastical 2 for Mac and click the three-dot icon on the right and choose Trust. You can also refer to Google's help pages for more info.
If your G Suite admin needs Fantastical's OAuth client ID to add it as a trusted app, the client ID is
Fantastical uses the G Suite Admin API to read calendar rooms and resources to provide location autocomplete suggestions, and to search for other users in your organization to provide invitee autocomplete suggestions. Fantastical only has read-only access to this information, it is unable to make any changes to the organization settings. Calendar room and user information is only available through the G Suite Admin API, so without this access Fantastical is unable to show suggestions for locations or invitees.
If you are unable to get Fantastical added as a whitelisted app, you can limit Fantastical's access to your G Suite account by doing the following:
defaults write com.flexibits.fantastical2.mac ReduceGoogleScopes -bool YES
If you use a service such as iCloud, Exchange, Google, or Yahoo, you probably need to add that account directly to Fantastical. Open the Preferences and click the Accounts tab to ensure your accounts have been added. If you have On My Mac calendars that you want to use with Fantastical, Fantastical needs access your Calendars and Reminders. Go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy and ensure Fantastical as allowed to access your Calendars and Reminders. Fantastical will not work if you disallow access to either of these. You also must allow access to Contacts in order for event invitations to work.
If you're having trouble getting your calendars to sync between devices, take a look at our troubleshooting steps for syncing.
You don't have an account that supports reminders added to Fantastical. This usually happens when there's no iCloud account set up. Open Fantastical's preferences, click the Accounts tab, and add your iCloud account.
Click View > Show/Hide Sidebar to toggle the sidebar's visibility. Keep the sidebar enabled to quickly refer to a mini-calendar for the selected month and a list of your upcoming events and reminders. Hide the sidebar to give your main calendar view more space.
You can specify a calendar by using a slash (/) at the beginning or end of a sentence. Even easier, you only need the first character of a calendar. For example, /w or /h would create your event in the Work or Home calendars, respectively. You can be more specific if you have multiple calendars with similar names, such as /pe for Personal and /pr for Private.
You need to disable the Apple Calendar and Reminder notifications and enable Fantastical's notifications. Please perform the following steps:
Open Fantastical's Preferences > Alerts. Make sure the notification options you want are enabled.
Open System Preferences > Notifications. Disable all Calendar and Reminders notification options, including setting the 'alert style' to 'none'.
Whilst in System Preferences > Notifications, make sure that all Fantastical notification options are enabled.
New events will be set to all-day if you don't specify a time in your sentence. If you want a timed event, simply add the time to your sentence, such as "Meeting on Friday 3pm-5pm," and Fantastical will disable all-day mode and set the event times.
All notifications and alerts for a calendar or reminder list can be disabled by doing the following:
This is probably because you have Fantastical listed as a Login Item in the Users & Groups section of System Preferences. Please remove Fantastical from your Login Items and use Fantastical's preferences (Preferences > General > Open automatically at login) to have Fantastical launch at login.
Fantastical does not collect or transmit any personal data. See our privacy page for more information.
A single license purchased from the Flexibits Store can be used for personal use by a family of up to six people on multiple Macs. If you want to use Fantastical with people who aren't in the same family, such as a business context, then you'll need to purchase additional licenses for each user. We have volume discounts available for bulk license purchases.
Yes, we offer a 20% educational or military discount! Request a discount from us at the Flexibits Store and include proof of your educational institution, student status, or military service (such as a copy of your ID). You can contact us if you have any questions or have trouble receiving the discount.
Fantastical 2.2.5 is the last version available for macOS Yosemite. You can download it here.
Fantastical 1 is no longer for sale, but you can download it here.
Please note that support for Fantastical 1 ended in 2015. You may encounter issues when using Fantastical 1 on newer versions of macOS.
Please see our acknowledgements page.