My favorite calendar app for iOS—Fantastical 2—has been updated with a few new features that you should know about. First up is support for the latest version of TextExpander. As we told you about in an earlier post, TextExpander was forced to change its approach to sharing snippets. As a result, any app that features TextExpander support must be updated to retain snippet functionality.
The second feature to be found in Fantastical 2’s latest update is support for Waze. If you have the GPS and navigation app installed on your iPhone, you can now upon location links using Waze instead of Apple Maps or Google Maps. These, and other changes make the cut in Flexibits’ latest update to Fantastical. Check past the break for the full change log.
New TextExpander Snippets link and Open Locations in Waze support
Along with the aforementioned updates come the obligatory bug fixes, including a fix for editing recurring Google Calendar events. Here’s a list of everything included with Fantastical 2.0.3
- TextExpander support now requires TextExpander 2.3 or later
- Added option to open maps in Waze
- Fixed problems when editing recurring events with Google Calendar
- Fixed an issue where future events wouldn’t load if lots of reminders exist
- Various bug fixes and improvements
Fantastical 2.0.3 can be downloaded right now from the App Store. The total size of the update is 16.4MB, and it’s a free update for existing users. New users can get in the game for $3.99, a fair price for what is widely regarded as the best calendar app available on iOS.
If you’re unfamiliar with fantastical, then I recommend that you read Sebastien’s review of Fantastical 2. It explains some of the benefits of the app in great detail. Let me know what you think about this update in the comments below.