Fantastical for Mac

Fantastical for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3.18
  • Total Downloads:
    4,324
  • Date Added:
    October 17, 2014
  • File Size:
    11.89MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    127
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9

Editors' Review

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Fantastical for Mac is a compact tool to help you manage your Calendar and Reminders, all from one convenient interface with just a few clicks. Once you've linked all of your accounts to this app, you can instantly access appointments, make new entries, and prioritize tasks right from the app's drop-down main screen.

Pros

Easy access: The app sits in the top Menu Bar, and when you click on it, the interface appears like a drop-down menu, with a calendar on top and lists of Reminders and upcoming appointments below. Clicking on a day on the calendar shows you any events scheduled for that day, and you can quickly add items directly by double-clicking on the date. You can also configure a hotkey to bring up the interface, if that's more convenient for you.

Consolidation: When you set up this app, it will locate and ask you to log in to all of your calendars to consolidate the information they contain. That means that when you pull up this app, you can see all of your upcoming tasks, meetings, and more in one place, so it's easier to keep track of everything.

Cons

Setup time: Since you do have to give permission for the app to access all of your calendars and reminder accounts, the setup for this program can be a little time-consuming. You also need to make sure you check the box to save the log-ins for each account as you go so that you don't have to log in to each again the next time you open the program.

Bottom Line

Fantastical is a good tool to help you stay on top of everything you have to do in a day. It's convenient to access, and you can quickly add or edit items straight from the app. You can try it for free for 14 days, and it costs $14.99 to buy.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Fantastical for Mac 1.3.17.

 
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  • 5 stars

    "Great little app"

    May 06, 2014   |   By gbdoc

    Version: Fantastical 1.3.15

    Pros

    Easy (= immediate) accessibility to calendar, easy view of events, easy entry of events. Very good, responsive customer support.

    Cons

    None for me. Does what it advertizes.

    Summary

    Can't think why anyone wouldn't find it helpful, can't understand the bad critiques.

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent calendar app"

    May 01, 2014

    Version: Fantastical 1.3.14

    Pros

    Convenient, easy to use calendar app

    Cons

    None that I am aware of

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  • 1 stars

    "Taskbar on a mac?"

    April 30, 2014   |   By joanvassar

    Version: Fantastical 1.3.14

    Pros

    None that I can see

    Cons

    First line of description: Fantastical is a powerful app that sits in your taskbar

    Seriously? I have a menu bar but no taskbar. I'm pretty sure that's a windows term/feature. I'm always suspect of applications that don't pay attention to these details.

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  • 4 stars

    "Excellent, no nonsense, does what it says it will do."

    February 17, 2012   |   By applecross

    Version: Fantastical 1.2.1

    Pros

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    Cons

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    Summary

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  • 5 stars

    "Handy little calendar app"

    January 01, 2012   |   By dudemanla

    Version: Fantastical 1.1

    Pros

    awesome app. See screencastonline tutorial videos.
    http://www.screencastsonline.com/tutorials_files/SCO0320-fantastical.php

    Cons

    there are none

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  • 5 stars

    "Wonderful Calendar App"

    December 19, 2011   |   By straittalker77

    Version: Fantastical 1.1

    Pros

    Great menu bar utility. Ease of set-up and use. Quick, easy, and clean. Seamless integration with iCal and iCloud.

    Cons

    A bit on the pricey side for a calendar app, but worth it.

    Summary

    Fantastical is a wonderful calendar app that works hand in hand with iCal and iCloud. It works great and makes interacting with iCal that much easier. It syncs very fast and makes adding, updating, and changing events a breeze. This app has quickly become one of my daily go-to apps. Also, the animations are fun and give the app a magical feel.

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  • 5 stars

    "The front end iCal should have had all along"

    July 10, 2011   |   By hampton--2008

    Version: Fantastical 1.0.2

    Pros

    Makes entering events a snap. Very good at intuiting what I type. Has saved me a lot of time.

    Cons

    It's not perfect, so but what is?

    Summary

    If you are frustrated with how inelegant entering dates into iCal is, then you should really try this app out. I never open iCal to enter events any more.

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  • 1 stars

    "Great idea, but it drops half my words"

    June 11, 2011   |   By louisecrestmoor

    Version: Fantastical 1.0.1

    Pros

    great idea, wish it worked better

    Cons

    drops words that have been entered

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 1.3.18
    • Better handling of app-specific passwords for iCloud accounts using two-step verification
    • Fixed prompt for Google account password appearing for some users
    • Various fixes and improvements
    General
    Publisher Flexibits
    Publisher web site http://www.flexibits.com
    Release Date October 17, 2014
    Date Added October 17, 2014
    Version 1.3.18
    Category
    Category Productivity Software
    Subcategory Calendar & Time Management Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.9, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.6
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 11.89MB
    File Name Fantastical_1.3.18.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 4,324
    Downloads Last Week 127
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations Not available
    Price $14.99

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