Fantastical 2 for Mac

The calendar app you won't be able to live without

#2 Product of the DayMarch 25, 2015
Mario Colque
Davide Morra
Jessee Ashurkoff
 +6 reviews
  • Davide Morra
    Davide MorraA computer science lover

    Easy to use and very useful (especially if you have a mac but you have an android device)


    Nothing special

    I was searching an app that allow me to use my Google Calendar account from my mac.

    I found this on the mac app store and I tried it: I don't think I'll leave it

    Davide Morra has used this product for one year.
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Michael Simmons
Michael SimmonsMaker@macguitar · Flexibits, Algoriddim, and much more!
Back in 2011, we created our first app, Fantastical for Mac. Our goal was to "fix" iCal, which was pretty frustrating and inefficient. In the past 4 years, we've had many innovations and breakthroughs to improve calendaring. With Fantastical 2, we wanted to fix Fantastical itself, and we think you're going to love it. Enjoy. :)
Robleh Jama
Robleh Jama@robjama · Product @Shopify prev.@Tiny Hearts acq'd
@macguitar Congrats Michael! The new design looks great. You can tell there was a lot of attention paid to every last detail.
Michael Simmons
Michael SimmonsMaker@macguitar · Flexibits, Algoriddim, and much more!
@robjama Thanks so much, Robleh. Coming from you, it means a lot! :)
Anthony Thomas
Anthony ThomasPro@ac132 · General Manager, Sticker Mule
@macguitar Congrats on the release! Looks awesome :-)
John Lauck
John Lauck@johnlauck · Co-founder, Roadtrippers
I'd love to get on board, but $40 to upgrade, considering Sunrise is free, the price is definitely steep. Neither are prefect, but I still have to load Sunrise or gCal to access Hangout links, and specifically gCal if I ever want to book a conference room. I'd be sold if it removed the need to open gCal. Any hint either of these are in the works ?
Joshua Dance
Joshua Dance@joshdance · Engineer, Product, athlete, indie hacker
Love the new design, app trailer was awesome and I love Fantastical. But for how I use Fantastical right now, I don't get any more value out of a full replacement for iCal. All I use Fantastical for is to enter events really quick into my calendar with natural language, and set a few alerts on them. I don't spend much (any?) time in a calendar itself. When I have something, it will remind me. Are there any new features or improvements to the natural langague and quick add parts?
Willie Morris
Willie Morris@morewillie · Formerly Amazon, Boeing, and Faithbox
@joshdance I'm curious about this as well - I have the same use case and couldn't justify upgrading just for design changes.
Jonathan Howard
Jonathan HowardHiring@staringispolite · Growth engineer & founder
@joshdance @morewillie My eyes glazed over on the full feature list he wrote below (no offense @macguitar!) A few use cases I don't think he listed, that I'm guessing at from the video: * Voice event creation * Create an event from highlighted browser text (clipboard text? couldn't tell) * TODO list integration * Choose a subset of calendars you see based on which computer you're using (actual GPS location? couldn't tell)
Jonathon Triest
Jonathon Triest@jtriest · Ludlow Ventures
Really nicely designed @macguitar! Excited to see this version on desktop. How did you arrive at $40? I know a lot of time and effort goes into development, and you make spectacular products (I live on fantastical on mobile.) Just curious about the thought process of $40 vs 10 20 30 etc.
Michael Simmons
Michael SimmonsMaker@macguitar · Flexibits, Algoriddim, and much more!
@jtriest Thanks so much! :) Well, it's a full productivity app that you'll use every day and we've added innovative features like calendar sets and our own CalDAV engine. We feel that for an app you'll use every day, it will provide an incredible return on your investment.
Jonathon Triest
Jonathon Triest@jtriest · Ludlow Ventures
@macguitar Sunrise is super lucky Microsoft acquired them before this came out :)
Michael Simmons
Michael SimmonsMaker@macguitar · Flexibits, Algoriddim, and much more!
@jtriest Wow! Thank you. I'm blushing :)
PaulSolt@paulsolt · iPhone App Expert
@macguitar @jtriest I think this is a great new price! The full price $49 sounds like a great spot to position the product. It's worth it from the time and frustration that it saves me every single day.
Ugur Kaner
Ugur Kaner@ugurkaner · Product designer w/ superpowers
Fantastic! I've been a Fantastical user for many years now. It's really hard to switch to anything else. Minimalism of Fantastical just beats all. Having said that, new pricing seems to be quite steep (twice the first version?). How you guys plan to justify, when there are (now) more and more similar (natural language etc.) and free/cheaper alternatives? I'm sure many will ask. And do you have any plan for those, who would be upgrading from earlier versions?
Michael Simmons
Michael SimmonsMaker@macguitar · Flexibits, Algoriddim, and much more!
@ugurkaner Thanks for your feedback. Just so you know, we launched Fantastical 1 back in 2011, and we've provided almost 4 years of free updates. Here's a look at our version history so can see exactly what we've done: Thats said, Fantastical 2 is an all-new app with many new features (check my post above for a list!) Being a full reinvention of Fantastical and taking it to the next level, we decided to price it appropriately. We understand that you may not find the value in its benefits, as not every app is for every person. We hope you'll reconsider the work we've done and the new features we've added and the benefits Fantastical 2 provides.