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Fantastical for Mac gets full Exchange support and more

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Fantastical 2 for Mac is receiving a major update with version 2.2, introducing full Exchange calendar support. With full Exchange compatibility, Fantastical now supports responding to Exchange invitations, Global Address List lookup, meeting room scheduling, and much more.

There are a number of other additions in Fantastical 2.2 as well. There's a new invitee availability view for services like Google or Exchange, which lets you see the availability of all of your invitees and quickly schedule your event or meeting for when all of you are free. You can now also print your calendars if you need to.

Fantastical 2.2 contains several smaller improvements and additions as well. You can now get notifications for shared iCloud calendars, along with response notifications when someone accepts or declines and invite. You can move and delete multiple items at once, and you can drag-and-drop an event or reminder preview to reschedule that item as you're creating it.

Fantastical is available directly from developer Flexibits (opens in new tab), along with the Mac App Store, for $49.99.

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

  • App Store still shows version 2.1.5, even when you click on the new version link on Flexbits website... looking forward to check the upgrade as brings key benefits for my use. Will the phone version bring the updates too?
  • Too expensive. Sent from the iMore App
  • If you knew how much time, design and effort it takes to make these apps you'll appreciate the price
  • Works great so far, including Exchange free/busy information, delegates, GAL access, even for multiple accounts. And, hooray, Exchange items can now be set to "private" :-) Possibility to show a second timezone in week and day views is really helpful, too. They even fixed the menu bar calendar window (opening it no longer throws you back to Space 1) – that one was driving me nuts. Minor remaining gripe: no mean to exclude calendars (and/or full-day events, and/or events with availability "free") from the busy indication (background coloring) in "Year" view. Really would help to have that one indicate true "busy" events only.
  • I am a huge Fantastical fan. Been using it for years on my iPhone. Just got my new MacBook Pro today and was SO disappointed to see this app costs $49! I mean, I'm sure they have put a lot into it, but $50 for a calendar and tasks app, as great as it is, is really steep.
  • It's worth it