Fantastical
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Fantastical is the Mac calendar you'll actually enjoy using.

Creating an event with Fantastical is quick, easy, and fun:
  • Open Fantastical with a single click or keystroke
  • Type in your event details and press return
...and you're back to what you were doing with a shiny new event in your calendar!

Fantastical's natural language engine is expressive and intelligent so you can write in your own style. Fantastical also automatically recognizes the location of your event and can even invite people from your Address Book to
What's New
Version 1.3.13:
  • Fixed an issue where the due time would reset incorrectly when completing a recurring reminder
  • Reminders are now shown as overdue only when the due time passes, not at the beginning of the day
  • Various fixes and improvements
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.6 or later





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Fantastical User Discussion (Write a Review)
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burypromote

+7

sysnetarea reviewed on 16 Apr 2014
I'm using this app on my iPad and iPhone as well. It's a very good upgrade for the calendar. Apple shoud work harder on the "office" part (mail, calendar, tasks, notes, pages, numbers, keynote etc.).
[Version 1.3.13]


burypromote

+111

Lord-Lightning reviewed on 05 Apr 2014
The iOS version of this app proved far too complex for my needs. I asked Apple for a refund under ACL 2010 for the iPad version but Apple would not authorise a refund - even under ACL 2010. This was not fit for my purposes or needs and it was purchased less than 24 hours previously because the advertising hyperbole made it seem ideal, however on coming to grips with it however, the advertising proved to be misleading for me and my needs. Apples's Report a problem function denied refund, BE WARNED! All is not as it seems with this company.
[Version 1.3.13]

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burypromote

+111
Lord-Lightning replied on 05 Apr 2014
FYI - From 1 January 2011, the Trade Practices Act 1974 (TPA), a key feature of the Australian commercial law landscape, was replaced by the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA)
Here is the relevant bit re 'fit for purpose'

• goods will be of an acceptable quality (the goods must be fit for the purpose commonly acquired, acceptable in appearance and finish, free from defects, safe and durable) (section 54);
• goods will be fit for any purpose which is disclosed to the supplier or for which the supplier represents they are reasonably fit (section 55);
• goods supplied by description will correspond with their description (section 56);
• goods will correspond with any sample or demonstration model (section 57);
• the manufacturer will take reasonable action to ensure the reasonable availability of repair facilities and spare parts for a reasonable period after supply of goods (section 58) – this is a new guarantee; and
• goods will comply with any express warranties given in relation to them (section 59) – this is also a new guarantee.

There are a number of guarantees that apply in relation to services, one of which is new:
• services will be rendered with due care and skill (section 60);
• services, and any product resulting from the services, will be fit for a disclosed purpose and that any product resulting from the services, will be of such a nature, quality, state or condition, as to reasonably achieve any desired result which a consumer makes known to the supplier (section 61); and
• services will be provided within a reasonable time (section 62) – this is a new provision

A person cannot exclude any of the guarantees or the remedies provided for breach of them.
Part 5-4 of the ACL sets out the remedies available to consumers for a breach of the consumer guarantees. The ACL categorises failure to comply with consumer guarantees into those failures that are major, and those that are not.
For example, a major failure with goods occurs when:
• a reasonable consumer would not have bought the goods if they had known about the problem;
• the goods are significantly different from the description, sample or demonstration model shown to the consumer;
• the goods are substantially unfit for their normal purpose and cannot easily be made fit, within a reasonable time;
• the goods are substantially unfit for a purpose that the consumer told the supplier about, and cannot easily be made fit within a reasonable time; or
• the goods are unsafe (section 260 of the ACL).
Where there is a major failure to comply with a consumer guarantee, a consumer can elect to reject the goods and obtain a refund or replacement or keep the goods and obtain compensation for the reduction in the value of the goods.

And the MAS troll, Albert, says to have a great day after he refuses to refund the purchase price.
burypromote

+111
Lord-Lightning replied on 05 Apr 2014
This is from Flexibits Customer Support -

Keep in mind that Apple has a no refund policy, so it's possible they will not refund you. Still, you purchased the app them, so you'll need to work with them.

Michael

So, Flexibits are completely aware of Apple’s No-Refund Policy and excercise zero interest in what Apple does with their products - Be Warned!

Last post on the matter. I do hope this experience of Flexibits actual Customer Service and Apple’s Cruel and thuggish MAS helps folks to be aware that if they buy from either then they are cut off automatically from any recourse to fair trading principles - even in the face of international consumer law.
burypromote
+1

+268

Gryphonent reviewed on 04 Apr 2014
Still no convenient way to enter events in a different timezone. What’s the problem?
[Version 1.3.13]


burypromote
+1

+5

Benichols reviewed on 29 Jan 2014
First review I've ever done. I've been a long user of Fantastical on my Mac as well as iPhone. Some recent calendar events I've made on Fantastical were never synced with iCloud (which I share with my family) causing us to miss a very important appointment. So far, Fantastical's response was that it's iCloud's fault. Be very careful trusting this software with important appointments as for me it has not been reliable.
[Version 1.3.12]


burypromote
+3

+30
Max_G commented on 05 Dec 2013
In Mavericks, Apple's Reminders has the option 'Remind me on a day'. After the task is due, the due date appears too (in the edit window).

Fantastical has the option to set the due date, but no reminder.

Apple's Reminders also has the option 'Remind me at a location'. Fantastical hasn't.

Apple's Calendar also has more options than Fantastical, like travel time and adding invitees.

This makes Fantastical rather handicapped in adding and editing events and tasks. Currenty, it is more an app for a quick overview than an alternative for Apple's Calendar and Reminders.
[Version 1.3.11]

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burypromote
+2

+30
Max_G replied on 05 Dec 2013
Ah, when adding a NEW calendar event in Fantastical, indeed there are somewhat more options than I initially suggested. Even so, in Apple's Calendar and Reminders there are more options and features than in Fantastical.
burypromote

+135
Gryffin replied on 06 Jan 2014
I don't think it's really intended as a full-featured, full-time replacement for Calendar (or BusyCal, my favorite), but as a fast, user-friendly front-end to get events and task into your calendars with minimal effort. I can then tweak my entries to add travel times, alarms etc. in the full app. It's also a great tool to get a quick look at my calendar and task list without having to switch to the full app. To me, it's the best of both worlds.
burypromote

+30
Max_G replied on 06 Jan 2014
BusyCal is what I bought indeed ;-) Too expensive btw, but very adequate.
burypromote
+1

+30
Andrewm8 commented on 25 Nov 2013
the fantastic till now app - upon update to 1.3.11 the app is crashing on start up
[Version 1.3.11]


burypromote

+13

Rickdees reviewed on 18 Oct 2013
I'm having a few issues with large memory consumption. I had to write in, not to talk about that but to mention that the support I'm getting is outstanding - or should I say FANTASTIC! Kent has been working with me for quite a while trying to iron this out - so far it appears to be an issue on my side, not with the software.
[Version 1.3.9]


burypromote
+2

+10

davert reviewed on 04 Oct 2013
Fine software. My only real complaint is that you have to manually quite on upgrade, which requires clicking on the tiny little gear and entering a submenu.
[Version 1.3.9]

1 Reply

burypromote

-3
Kihoalu replied on 24 Jan 2014
Quit on upgrade ?
No you don’t - go to preferences & the update icon there.
burypromote

+21

Pugwash reviewed on 13 Aug 2013
This is a really good app however in their eagerness to make it easy to use the developers, in my opinion, have totally overdone it with the auto stuff. For example, it's now August and if I enter 'do blah, blah for Nov show' and I have already selected the date for next week, it automatically resets the date for the 1st of November. So I have to back and reset dates etc. Another example, If I enter the word 'to', anything entered thereafter automatically goes into the the location field. This type of thing gets very frustrating after a while because when entering an event or whatever you find yourself having to go back and edit the entry to get it the way wanted it in the first place or try to anticipate what Fantastical will do and word an entry in such a way that works around all this auto stuff.
As I said before I really do like Fantastical but all of this can severely detract from it's ease of use.
[Version 1.3.9]

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burypromote

+21
Pugwash replied on 27 Sep 2013
Ok here's another one: Trying to something for tomorrow the 29th Sept 2013. Enter the first word 'Set' in the entry field and it jumps to the 1st of September 2014!
burypromote

+69
Reowen replied on 25 Nov 2013
You can put text in double quotes to prevent it from being parsed. I find it a quick and easy way to avoid over-eager parsing.
burypromote

+21
Pugwash replied on 25 Nov 2013
Thanks Reowen! That's great little tip!
burypromote
+1

+8

Rasputinsrevengereloadet reviewed on 17 May 2013
Fantastical is one of those apps I love to be on Mac.
It's just fantastic how easy you enter your appointments.
And that is, really about it, imho what Fantastical stands for.
[Version 1.3.7]


burypromote

+657
Cowicide had trouble on 19 Jun 2012
I've found that Fantastical doesn't play nice with LaunchBar's clipboard history. If I try to bring up something from the LB clipboard while I'm trying to label an even within Fantastical, the Fantastical window disappears after I depress "command-" to pull up the LB clipboard.
[Version 1.3.1]


burypromote

+28
Hkim had trouble on 08 Jun 2012
I periodically find that fantastical becomes unresponsive when editing reminders and can not be accessed from the menu. After restarting, the problem disappears. This is in 10.6.8, MacPro
[Version 1.3.1]


burypromote
+1

+58
Bdikkat had trouble on 24 Jun 2011
There are some serious drawbacks to this app. I found that it doesn't keep track of changes in iCal - even when iCal is launched and its entries updated and quit again.

I update iCal, wait for quite a bit, then quit iCal, then look in Fantastical, and I see old entries that have been deleted.

Curiously, I found that Fantastical will accurately reflect what's in iCal *whilst iCal is open* but then it will revert to the earlier (outdated) pattern of events once iCal is quit again.

I therefore simply can't rely on it to show what's really in iCal.

It's a shame, because the eye-candy is nice.
[Version 1.0.1]

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burypromote

+58
Bdikkat replied on 09 Aug 2011
On further testing I can confirm that the app is adding previously deleted repeating events into past dates, except when iCal is open, when the events re-configure themselves correctly. Once iCal is closed again however, the deleted past events return.
burypromote
-1

+58
Bdikkat replied on 18 Oct 2011
More problems with version 1.1 - now repeating events are shifted one day out! I just cannot rely on this software to show me what's actually in iCal.
burypromote

+6
Flexibits Inc. (developer) replied on 18 Oct 2011
Please contact us via our support page with more details:
http://flexibits.com/support

Obviously having repeating events shifted is not a good thing and we want to fix it. Thanks.
burypromote
-1

+58
Bdikkat replied on 06 Jan 2012
Pleased to say these problems seem to have disappeared - now very happy with the app!
burypromote

+15
Corpjester had trouble on 19 May 2011
Can't download, nothing happens. download target is http://cdn.flexibits.com/Fantastical_1.0.zip
[Version 1.0]

1 Reply

burypromote

+1199
Misha replied on 19 May 2011
http://cdn.flexibits.com/Fantastical_1.0.zip works fine over here.

PitKlein rated on 11 Dec 2013

[Version 1.3.11]



Uburoibob rated on 15 Nov 2013

[Version 1.3.10]



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ErvinsS rated on 30 Oct 2013

[Version 1.3.10]



Jobers rated on 27 Oct 2013

[Version 1.3.10]



+42

Runty rated on 15 Oct 2013

[Version 1.3.9]



Kasclark rated on 09 Sep 2013

[Version 1.3.9]



Mik207 rated on 21 Apr 2013

[Version 1.3.7]



slamet-kristanto rated on 03 Apr 2013

[Version 1.3.7]



Code4delta rated on 26 Mar 2013

[Version 1.3.7]



+124

iMacintosh rated on 22 Mar 2013

[Version 1.3.7]


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Fantastical is the Mac calendar you'll actually enjoy using.

Creating an event with Fantastical is quick, easy, and fun:
  • Open Fantastical with a single click or keystroke
  • Type in your event details and press return
...and you're back to what you were doing with a shiny new event in your calendar!

Fantastical's natural language engine is expressive and intelligent so you can write in your own style. Fantastical also automatically recognizes the location of your event and can even invite people from your Address Book to the event.

Your events have never looked better.
Plan your day in style with the most attractive calendar you've ever seen. Color-coding and beautiful design help you quickly make sense of your schedule. You can even change the number of events you want displayed, allowing you to focus on what's important. Need more info about an event? Just click on it and the event's important details will be displayed instantly.

Edit and delete with ease.
Presenting the easiest and quickest way to change your events: select the event you want to change and take control of your event with a single click or keystroke. For example, add event notes to existing events. Enter the information that's important for you to remember and it will stay attached to your event.

BYOC (Bring Your Own Calendar).
Fantastical works with your favorite Mac calendar application: iCal, BusyCal, Entourage, or Outlook. You can even use your iCloud, MobileMe, Google Calendar or Yahoo! Calendar accounts: simply add them to iCal and you're all set.


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