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Developer Flexibits today rolled out an update to Fantastical for Mac, its reminder and calendar replacement available on both iOS and OS X.

Fantastical 2.1, the first major update to the Mac edition, features full support for Macs running OS X El Capitan ahead of its release next week, including support for El Capitan’s split-screen multitasking.

A host of other changes and improvements have found their way into this release of Fantastical, such as swiping to delete events on El Capitan systems.

People on Yosemite and earlier versions can now scroll to a specific day or week in the Week and Month views with a trackpad and organize Reminders by list, but that’s just tip of the iceberg.
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You should also appreciate the ability to navigate in Day, Week and Month views with the arrow keys and shortcuts for cutting, copying, and pasting events and Reminders.

Flexibits said users on El Capitan betas who had issues with previous builds of Fantastical should now be in the clear.

Fantastical 2.1 for OS X changelog

The following changes are mentioned in Fantastical 2.1 release notes:

  • Full support for OS X El Capitan
  • Ability to scroll to a specific day or week in the Week and Month views when using a trackpad
  • Reminders now appear in the Day, Week, and Month views
  • Reminders can now be organized by list
  • Cut, copy, and paste events and reminders
  • Added Dock app icon badge preference
  • Additional options for Menu bar icon preference
  • Text size setting now adjusts the text size in the Day, Week, and Month views
  • Added Extra Small and Huge text size options
  • Arrow keys can now navigate in the Day, Week, and Month views
  • Invitee autocomplete now includes other users on CalDAV servers that support user lookup
  • Improved drag-and-drop when dragging events or reminders to the Finder
  • Use a pinch-and-zoom gesture to change the number of hours in the Day and Week views
  • All-day section in Day and Week views now shows more events
  • Added Message with Sound alerts for birthdays
  • Drag-and-drop URLs or text on event or reminder details to change the URL or note
  • Added preference to disable going to today after adding new items
  • Performance improvements when loading events with huge numbers of invitees
  • Fixed an issue where the incorrect date would sometimes be shown when opening Fantastical
  • Fixed an issue where times could appear shifted in the Day and Week views
  • Fixed an issue where alerts couldn’t be removed on Google Calendar
  • Fixed an issue where a single instance of a recurring invitation wouldn’t appear in the pending invitations section
  • Fixed an issue where some invitations imported from .ics files didn’t allow responding to them
  • Various fixes and improvements

I briefly checked out the new version of Fantastical and it’s indeed full of improvements. If I were you, I’d check out new font and Menu bar icon options within the app’s Preferences section.

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Availability

Fantastical 2 for Mac is available for a limited-time sale price of $39.99 in the Mac App Store, or directly from the Flexibits Store. A 21-day free trial is available through Flexibits only.

For those wondering, the standard price will be $49.99 after a few weeks. Fantastical requires OS X Yosemite 10.10 or OS X El Capitan 10.11 or later.

  • The Fluffy Alpaca

    Fun fact: May 17th is the Independence Day of Norway

  • iByron

    “… including support for El Capitan’s split-screen multitasking.”

    Nice to know that I can finally multi-task on my desktop computer. I love DOS, but this was getting tiresome.

    • Jaco

      It means that Fantastical is able to show a other UI arrangement when used in Split screen, because you choose it to have 1/3, 1/2 or full screen view.
      It is the same as in Win8 or higher, but the app should be updated to automatically adjust it´s Ui to the size you arrange it.

  • Jaco

    I really love this calendar on my iPhone and iPad, but 40$ for the Mac version… this is too much for me. 20$ would be ok.