Fantastical 2 for iPhone and Apple Watch Gains Support for Siri Shortcuts, New Watch Faces

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    Popular calendar app Fantastical 2 for the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, was today updated to version 2.10, introducing full support for the recent iOS 12 and watchOS 5 updates.

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    Starting today, Fantastical 2 offers Siri Shortcuts that are designed to let you add new calendar events, view upcoming events and reminders, and more. Some examples of Fantastical Shortcut options:

    [*]Set a phrase such as "Hey Fantastical" to automatically open Fantastical to quickly begin creating a new event or reminder using Fantastical's parser
    [*]Show upcoming events or reminders as part of a custom shortcut using the Shortcuts app
    [*]Jump to a specific reminders list by creating a button on the home screen with the Shortcuts app

    All of the available Fantastical Shortcuts can be viewed in the Settings app under Siri & Search > Fantastical after updating to the latest version.

    With support for interactive notifications, Fantastical 2 will allow you to snooze alerts for events and reminders right from your iOS notifications list.

    On the Apple Watch, Fantastical 2 will work with the Siri watch face, letting you get Fantastical 2 Siri suggestions for upcoming events and reminders on your wrist.

    It also supports the new Infograph watch faces with Fantastical 2 complications. There are two complication styles available for the Infograph face and one available for the Infograph Modular face. Complications can be customized in the Fantastical app by going to Settings > Apple Watch.

    Fantastical 2.10 now requires users to be running iOS 11 or later on iOS devices and watchOS 4 or later on the Apple Watch.

    Fantastical 2 for iPhone and Apple Watch can be downloaded from the App Store for $2.99. [Direct Link]

    Fantastical 2 for iPad can be downloaded from the App Store for $4.99. [Direct Link]

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  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    This is exciting. I just updated. Looking forward to using Fantastical even more effectively.
     
  3. jonnysods macrumors 603

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    Man I'm a huge fan of fantastical. I wish I had the AW4 so I could take advantage of the new complications.
     
  4. n-evo macrumors 65816

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    The default Calendar apps on iOS and macOS are free and support natural input in more than those 5-6 languages Fantastical has been stuck on for a while now. That’s pretty cool too.
     
  5. anthonymoody macrumors 68020

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    Don’t sweat it. I use Fantastical on all my devices, but not on the AW4. I tried the updated complications and IMO they’re not as well implemented as Apple’s regular Cal complications. They don’t look as good or convey info in any appreciably better way IMO. Disappointing.
     
  6. cwanja macrumors 6502a

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    This. I just updated my iPhone to the latest and the complications are really not that nice. Why are they an ugly yellow color? Not sure what their design choice is. I still love their iOS and macOS applications, but the watchOS has been lagging.
     
  7. jonnysods macrumors 603

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    Bummer. There has to be a way to implement the reminders and calendar feature on the face. I have a AW3 and like you I just use the default calendar on the modular face.
     
  8. Kulfon macrumors 6502

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    I have installed the app today. I have imported all reminders from the native app. How so I use it properly? How to make sure reminders are working?
     
  9. whyamihere macrumors 6502

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    Been waiting for Fantastical to update this. It's only been a couple of weeks with the series 4, but I'm very happy to finally have a single complication showing reminder AND calendar events, rather than having to choose one over the other or waste 2 complication slots to do so.

    That said, Fantastical's implementation is inferior to the Apple complications because it only lists the time something will happen but doesn't say what that something will be. I hope they change that.
     

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