Getting Started

Getting started with Fantastical is simple. First, you need to add your calendar accounts in Preferences.

Video: Connecting Your Calendars

Start by clicking on the Fantastical icon in your menu bar to reveal the Mini Window, then click the gear icon in the lower right to open the actions menu. Choose Preferences from the menu. You can also access the preferences by selecting Preferences from the Fantastical menu.

To add a new account, go to the Accounts pane in Preferences.

  1. Choose the "+" icon at the bottom of the sidebar on the left side of the window to open a panel with account type options:
  2. Select the type of account you'd like to add and click Continue
  3. Fill in the credentials for the account to allow Fantastical to access and sync your events and reminders

Adding an iCloud Account

If you have a standard iCloud account login, adding your account to Fantastical only requires your username and password. If you've set up two-factor authentication, there are a couple of extra steps.

iCloud with two-factor authentication

  1. Sign in at appleid.apple.com using your web browser. You'll be asked to verify your identity using your phone or one of your iOS devices
  2. When you receive the code, enter the digits into the dialog that opens in the browser window
  3. After login is completed, click on "Generate Password..." under the Security section
  4. Enter "Fantastical 2" as the name of the app
  5. A dialog will appear with a new password string that you can copy and paste into Fantastical

Adding a Google account

To add a Google account:

  1. Select the Google account type
  2. Fill in your Google username (email address) and password
  3. Click "Sign In"
  4. Click "Accept" to allow Fantastical to access your calendars and reminders

Adding an Exchange account

To add an Exchange account:

  1. Select the Exchange account type
  2. Fill in your Exchange email address and password
  3. Click "Add"
  4. If you need to enter a username or Exchange URL, you will be prompted after clicking "Add"

Video: Microsoft Exchange

Adding a CalDAV account

  1. Select the "Other CalDAV Account"
  2. Enter your username, password, and the CalDAV server address
  3. Click "Add"