Fantastical for iPhone Adds 3D Touch Support, Fantastical for iPad Gains Split-Screen Multitasking

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Flexibits today updated its popular Fantastical 2 apps for the iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch with support for a range of iOS 9 and iPhone 6s features. Fantastical 2 for iPad now includes split-screen multitasking support, letting it be used simultaneously with other apps with iOS 9's Slide Over and Split-View multitasking modes.

    With Slide Over, users can pause one task to access their calendars to quickly schedule events or reminders, and with Split-View, Fantastical 2 can be used alongside another app. Slide Over works on the iPad Air and later and the iPad mini 2 and later, while Split-View is available on the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 4.


    The iPad version of Fantastical 2 also includes new iOS 9 keyboard shortcuts when using an external Bluetooth keyboard that are accessible when holding down the command key.

    Fantastical 2 for the iPhone now includes support for 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. A firm press on the Fantastical app icon on these devices will bring up a list of Quick Actions that lets users see upcoming events, add a new event, view reminders, and search through their calendars.


    On the Apple Watch, the Fantastical 2 app is now native on devices running watchOS 2, improving loading speeds and app opening times. There are also now Fantastical complications that include a "go to date" option, which can be used on any watchOS 2 watch face that supports complications.


    In addition to these major changes, there are several improvements and bug fixes that are common to both the iPhone and iPad apps. A full list of these minor enhancements are below:
    Fantastical 2 for iPhone and Apple Watch is available from the App Store for $4.99. [Direct Link]

    Fantastical 2 for iPad is available from the App Store for $9.99. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Fantastical for iPhone Adds 3D Touch Support, Fantastical for iPad Gains Split-Screen Multitasking
  2. RosOne macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2009
    Still missing location based calendars/settings
  3. nilk macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2007
    I updated Fantastical 2 for iPhone, but had to reboot before the home screen actions worked. iOS bug?
  4. Jigga macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2009
    I didn't have to reboot, I just had to open the app once.
  5. Shawn Parr macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2008
    My iPhone app is acting as expected, but on my Watch it doesn't show any of my upcoming events. When I went into the glance it briefly showed me events, then updated to the new version and now shows "No Events Today"
  6. luke321blue macrumors newbie

    Aug 23, 2009
    I have exactly the same issue. Also my apple calendar doesn't show events on the watch either.
  7. AtheistP3ace macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2014
    I don't use this app but great to see 3D touch support and apple watch support getting around!
  8. ericg301 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    what does the small complication ring mean? # of tasks?
  9. Shawn Parr macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2008
    A full reboot of the watch fixed it in my case.
  10. nutmac macrumors 601

    Mar 30, 2004
    Yup and if there aren't any more tasks for the day, it shows this cute little guy.

    Frankly, I would love an option to show next event starting time, just like Calendar complication.
  11. testcard macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    Northumbria, UK
    I'm completely new to Fantastical (today), and have it as the central complication on the Modular face. Start and end times are shown for my calendar events.
  12. ericg301 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    Actually according to Twitter, that icon indicates number of events AND tasks remaining

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