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.
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.
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.
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.