A screenshot showing the Mac calendar replacement, Fantastical from developer Flexibits

Developer Flexibits Wednesday released Fantastical 2.5 for Mac with new features like time proposals and Meetup.com support, plus improvements like a better Exchange invitation experience, enhanced timed events and other perks.

Here’s a quick overview of the changes.

What you’ll like about Fantastical 2.5

You can now send and receive new time proposals on Exchange, iCloud, Google and other CalDAV accounts. With the new time proposals feature, you can propose a new time with a single click and a response will be sent to the organizer, who can then accept or reject the suggested changes.

If you have a Meetup.com account, add it in Fantastical to be able to quickly find local meetups by viewing and responding to your Meetup events directly in Fantastical. Exchange invitations no longer require responses from invitees. Multi-day events now show up in the all-day section while start dates can be changed quickly using new keyboard shortcuts.

As a reminder, Fantastical integrates with Apple’s stock Calendar and Reminders apps and supports other popular services. The app features an intuitive natural language parsing engine, lets you switch between light and dark theme and more.

Fantastical 2.5 for macOS changelog

Here’s everything new, improved and fixed in Fantastical 2.5 for Mac:

  • Support for Meetup.com: add your Meetup account to Fantastical to view and attend your meetups
  • Added support for sending and receiving new time proposals on Exchange, iCloud, Google and other CalDAV accounts
  • Added support for sending Exchange invitations that don’t require responses from invitees
  • Added option to show timed events that span more than one day in the all-day section of the Day or Week views
  • Timed events that span more than one day will show their start and end times in the Month view (space permitting)
  • The mini window can now be placed in Split View full screen with other apps
  • Added option to show current calendar week in Dock icon or menu bar icon
  • Added URL handler to change calendar sets (x-fantastical://show/set?name=My Calendar Set)
  • Added ability to enable or disable multiple calendars at once when editing calendar sets by selecting multiple rows
  • Pressing the option key while editing the start time of an event will keep the end time the same
  • Selecting an event in Day or Week view and pressing control-option-up/down arrow adjusts the start time of the event and pressing control-shift-up/down arrow adjusts the end time
  • Using a mouse with a scroll wheel to scroll the Month view will now feel more natural
  • Improved labeling of Exchange invitations where the organizer didn’t request a response
  • Improved labeling of custom anniversary dates from Contacts
  • Improved performance loading subscriptions with hundreds or thousands of events
  • Fixed an issue where dragging from OmniFocus wouldn’t be shown at the correct time in Day or Week view
  • Various fixes and improvements

This Apple Design Award-winning app is a free update for existing users.

Pricing and availability

Fantastical for Mac is a $49.99 download from App Store.

Fantastical requires macOS El Capitan 10.11 or later. Current users can get the update for free via the Update tab in Mac App Store on their computer or via the in-app updater if purchased directly from the Flexibits Store.

Fantastical for iPhone and iPad costs $4.99 on App Store.