Date: Friday, March 27th, 2015, 12:31
Category: iOS, News, Software
A useful calendar application just got better.
This week, Flexibits released Fantastical 2 for the Mac.
The new version, which sports a redesigned user interface, also includes a full calendar window with day, week, month, and year views, an intuitive parsing engine, iCloud reminders support, light theme, time zone support, birthday reminders, Action and Share Extensions as well as Handoff support to connect your Mac with your iOS devices.
iCloud Reminders are even better and users can now see their events and dated reminders together in the main list. Reminders can be quickly created by starting sentences with “reminder”, “todo”, “task”, or “remind me to.” Users can also add dates, times, and location-based geofences (when I arrive/when I leave) to their reminders.
Fantastical 2 for Mac’s natural language parsing engine has been updated to be even more friendly and flexible. The parsing engine now understands expressive repeating events such as third Thursday of every month, every weekend, last weekday of the month, and more. Plus, users can now add alerts by ending their natural language input with phrases such as “remind me tomorrow at 3PM”, “alert 1 hour before”, or “alarm 3PM.”
Fantastical 2 for Mac is fully localized in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and for the first time ever, Japanese. Users can enter their events and reminders in their preferred language and Fantastical 2 will automagically detect the entered language, regardless of the system’s language setting. OS X Dictation also makes it easy to quickly create events or reminders by speaking a sentence.
Fantastical 2 for Mac is available now for a limited-time launch sale price of US$39.99 from Apple’s Mac App Store or directly from the Flexibits Store. The standard price will be US$49.99. The program requires OS X Yosemite 10.10 or later to install and run.
If you’ve tried Fantastical 2 and have any feedback to offer, let us know in the comments.