Fantastical 2 gets All Overdue Reminders icon badge and improved geofencing

By , Nov 26, 2013

Fantastical 2.0.2 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)

Flexibits released the major new Fantastical 2 version a month ago and already the team has followed up with new features such as additional icon badge options and notifications sounds, available to existing users at no cost by way of a free software update. But why stop there? Exactly!

Available now in the App Store as a free update, the new Fantastical version 2.0.2 expands on its feature set by adding a new option for the icon badge while improving the accuracy and reliability of geofence handling, tweaking the invitees section so it appears larger on smaller devices and more. Jump past the fold for additional tidbits…

Matching the behavior of Apple’s stock Reminders app, you can now tell the app to display All Overdue Reminders as a badge on its Home screen icon.

And if you frequently create location-based reminders that pop up when you arrive within a certain perimeter, you should notice improved location matching and search results for event details.

Here’s the full changelog:

• improved location matching and search results for event details and when setting geofences for reminders
• added yet another App Icon Badge option: All Overdue Reminders (the same behavior as Apple’s Reminders app)
• fixed AM/PM incorrectly appearing in some places when using 24-hour time
• fixed invitees section appearing too small on 4″ screens
• various fixes and improvements

Fantastical 2 is still available for three bucks a pop in a limited time launch sale.

The iPhone and iPod touch download comes in at 16.4MB.

Fantastical 2 lacks the native iPad interface, which is my biggest complaint about otherwise the finest calendar and reminders app for iOS and OS X – it’s featured on iDownloadBlog’s list of favorite iPhone apps!

Fantastical 2.0.2 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 003)Fantastical 2.0.2 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 002)

Two days ago, the team pushed an update to Fantastical for Mac with the tremendously useful Reminders due times (a way overdue feature, pun intended!), bug fixes and performance improvements.

Here’s what’s new in Fantastical for Mac version 1.3.11.

• Reminders now have due times!
• fixed a problem where errors would appear when using iCloud
• fixed an issue where events sometimes wouldn’t update from Outlook
• fixed a problem where Fantastical would appear partially offscreen when using multiple displays on OS X Mavericks 10.9
• fixed a potential hang when creating events with invitees on OS X Mavericks 10.9
• various fixes and improvements

Fantastical for Mac will set you back $19.99.

Fantastical 1.3.11 for Mac (screenshot 001)

Both updates are free to those who already own Fantastical.

Are you a Fantastical user?

If not, which replacement calendar/reminders app would you recommend to fellow readers?

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  • chumawumba

    Do we seriously need a new post every time Fantastical gets an update?

    • http://www.idownloadblog.com Sebastien

      The great thing with the internet is that if you don’t like what you see, you don’t have to read it.

      • Johann Medina

        Bang! that’s gotta hurt…

  • Tarun Verma

    Sunrise Calendar is so good, and it’s free. IMO, it’s better than Fantastical (which I think is a bit overhyped).