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Fantastical 2 for Mac

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

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Michael Simmons@macguitar · Flexibits, Algoriddim, and much more!
We have a webpage (http://flexibits.com/fantastical) that lists all of our features, but if you want a feature list, Fantastical 2 is an all-new app with many new features including: - Only for OS X Yosemite - Beautiful, all-new design exclusively for OS X Yosemite - Full calendar window with Day, Week, Month, and Year views - Mini window to quickly add, edit, and find events and reminders with a simple click or keypress - OS X Yosemite Today Widget, Action Extension, and Share Extension - Handoff support between Fantastical 2 for Mac, Fantastical 2 for iPhone, and Fantastical 2 for iPad - Full iCloud reminders support, including support for geofenced location-based reminders - Location maps powered by Map Kit - Location based reminders and location based calendar sets powered by Core Location - Calendar sets - instantly toggle multiple calendars on or off with a simple click/keypress or automatically (based on location) - Full Time zone support including floating time zone support - Multiple parser improvements including improved repeating event and reminder support, the ability to add alerts (like "Meeting 3PM alert 1 hour"), full time zone support, and many other improvements - Compete English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and (*for the first time ever for Fantastical*) Japanese parser comprehension, user interface, and App Store localizations We have a 14-day free trial so why not try Fantastical 2 risk free?http://flexibits.com/fantastical/ Hope that helps! :)
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Michael Simmons
Maker
@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@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
Maker
@macguitar · Flexibits, Algoriddim, and much more!
@robjama Thanks so much, Robleh. Coming from you, it means a lot! :)
Anthony Thomas@ac132 · General Manager, Sticker Mule
@macguitar Congrats on the release! Looks awesome :-)
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@joshdance · Engineer, Product Manager, athlete
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@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@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@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
Maker
@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@jtriest · Ludlow Ventures
@macguitar Sunrise is super lucky Microsoft acquired them before this came out :)
Michael Simmons
Maker
@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@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
Maker
@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: http://flexibits.com/fantastical... 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.