Fantastical 2 for Mac Updated With Support for Sending and Receiving Time Proposals, Meetup Integration

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Popular Mac calendar app Fantastical 2 was today updated to version 2.5, introducing a number of important changes that Fantastical users have been asking for.

    The updated app includes support for sending and receiving time proposals on Exchange, iCloud, Google, and other CalDAV accounts, which means users that are sent an invite and need to offer up an alternate time can click the new option to suggest an updated time for an event, with a response sent directly to the event creator.

    Support for sending Exchange responses that do not require responses from invitees has also been added. integration is now included, so users are able to add a Meetup account to Fantastical to keep track of and respond to upcoming meetup events.

    There's a new option for showing timed events that span for more than one day in the all-day section of the Day or Week views in Fantastical for Mac, and in month view, start and end times for these events will be displayed.

    Fantastical users can now put the mini window in Split View full screen mode right alongside other apps, there's a new option to show the current calendar week in the Dock or menu bar icon, multiple calendars can be enabled or disabled at once, and there's a URL handler for changing calendar sets.

    Pressing the option key while editing the start time of an event will keep the end time the same, and there are new keyboard shortcuts for quickly adjusting event start times and end times. Control + option + up/down arrows will adjust the start time of an event, while control + shift + up/down arrow will adjust the end time of an event.

    Other new features include improved labeling for Exchange events where a response is not required, better labeling of custom anniversary dates from Contacts, and improved performance when loading subscriptions with hundreds or thousands of events.

    Today's update is free for existing users. Fantastical for Mac can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $49.99. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Fantastical 2 for Mac Updated With Support for Sending and Receiving Time Proposals, Meetup Integration
  2. Agneev macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2017
    1 Infinite ∞
  3. rcooked macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2015
    Anyone know if any of these features will be coming to Apples’s native calendar app?
  4. ck2875 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 25, 2009
    Easily worth $50, imo. I bought it over two years ago and I use it daily. I'll happily pay another $50 when they release v.3. At least it's not another subscription app trying to fleece customers on a yearly basis.
  5. NomadicTy macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2007
    Do we still have to have the mac application running all the time to see reminders on the mac? I wished they would allow that with just the applet running.
  6. ck2875 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 25, 2009
    Just updated and it looks like it still has to be open from what I can tell.
  7. NomadicTy macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2007
    Thanks. I'm not sure what's behind that sort of logic. I love the application, except for that one glaring design flaw that keeps me using my native Calendar application just so I don't miss reminders.
  8. Cougarcat, Jul 18, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2018

    Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    I wish they’d update the menu bar-only app, which I still use even though its design is a remnant of the Mavericks era. I have no use for a full-fledged app.
  9. jonnysods macrumors 603


    Sep 20, 2006
    There & Back Again
    Absolutely love this app. I'm a hardcore reminders user so it's nice to have calendar and tasks in the same app.
  10. nutmac macrumors 601

    Mar 30, 2004
    Fantastical 2 is a great app, but if you want the entire collection of iPhone, iPad, and macOS apps, it's pretty spendy at $65 total.

    To me, it is one of those rare apps that probably should've been offered as subscription pricing as well. I would hate to purchase Fantastical 2 for macOS now at full $50 only to see Fantastical 3 that requires a new purchase next year.
  11. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    Add me to the list of happy customers. So much better than the stock app.
  12. shyam09 macrumors 68020


    Oct 31, 2010
    Started using Fantastical on iOS, and when I bought my MBP, I bought it there too.

    Fantastic app.

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