Fantastical gets a macOS Big Sur redesign including widgets and Apple silicon support

Fantastical Widgets Ios
Fantastical Widgets Ios (Image credit: Flexibits)

What you need to know

  • Calendar app Fantastical has had its big macOS Big Sur update.
  • It's gained a new design and macOS widgets.
  • It's all set for Apple silicon, too.

Flexibits is already an excellent calendar app for Mac and now it's better than ever after it received its big macOS Big Sur refresh. The app has a new look to better match the new macOS Big Sur aesthetic and gained support for Apple silicon along the way.

Part of that refresh is the addition of widgets, bringing the excellent iOS 14 widgets from Fantastical for iPhone and putting them onto your Mac' screen.

The full list of additions is pretty lengthy!

  • Updated design for macOS Big Sur
  • Compatibility with macOS Big Sur
  • Widgets for macOS Big Sur
  • Support for Apple silicon
  • Sunrise and sunset times are now shown in the weather forecast
  • Severe weather alerts are now shown in the list, widgets, and weather forecast
  • Added support for adding Microsoft Teams meetings to events on Office 365 (requires reauthenticating your Office 365 account)
  • Added option to automatically add Google Meet conferences to new invitations on Google accounts
  • Added support for detecting Skype, Doxy. SimplePractice, and BlueJeans Events URLs

The new Fantastical 3.3 is a free update for and can be downloaded from the Mac App Store now. You'll need a Fantastical Premium subscription to unlock some features, however.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.