Flexibits announces Fantastical 2.5 for Mac
Flexibits's popular Mac calendar app, Fantastical, is out with a new update (opens in new tab)! Version 2.5 includes the following updates:
- Meetup.com support
- New time proposals
- Multi-day events
- Mini Window in macOS split view
- Request responses
- Miscellaneous improvements
You can purchase a copy of Fantastical in the Mac App Store for $49.99. If you'd like to give it a trial run first, you can download a trial version over on the Flexibits site.
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If you use Meetup (opens in new tab) for creating and scheduling — you guessed it — meet-ups, you'll be happy to hear Fantastical 2.5 supports Meetup accounts.
You can add your Meetup account by clicking Fantastical in the menu bar, choosing Preferences…, selecting the Accounts tab, clicking the Add account button (looks like a plus sign), selecting Meetup, and logging in with your account details.
New time proposals
Arguably the coolest new feature, Fantastical 2.5 adds support for new time proposals.
If you're running an Office 365 or Exchange calendar, Fantastical will integrate seamlessly with your calendar. If you're using a CalDAV calendar (iCloud, Google Calendar, etc.), Flexibits has worked out a way to bring this feature to those services, too!
Fantastical already supports all day events that span multiple days in your calendar. Now, however, it also supports multi-day timed events. That means if you've got an event that starts at 10 a.m. on a Tuesday and ends at 4 p.m. on a Thursday, you'll be able to see those details in your Fantastical calendar.
To access this feature, click Fantastical in the menu bar, choose Preferences…, select the Appearance tab, and check the box next to Show multi-day events in all-day section.
Mini Window in macOS split view
If you use macOS's split view, you're really gonna dig this one! Fantastical 2.5 lets you drag its Mini Window into a split view.
If you're using an Exchange calendar, you can add an option to request responses from your contacts.
If you're one of those Mac users who likes to get a lot out of their Dock or menu bar, you'll be happy to hear Fantastical will now let you show the current calendar week number in the Dock icon or menu bar.
To access this feature, click Fantastical in the menu bar, choose Preferences…, select the Appearance tab, and click the dropdown menu next to either Menu bar icon shows: or App icon badge shows: and change it to Current Calendar Week.
Fantastical 2.5 also adds a few keyboard shortcuts for editing calendar events:
- If you hold down the Option (or Alt) ⌥ key while editing the start time of an event, it will leave the end time the same.
- If you select an event in the Day or Week view and press Control (or Ctrl) ⌃ + Option (or Alt) ⌥ + Up arrow or Down arrow, you can adjust the start time of an event.
- Selecting an event in the Day or Week view and pressing Control (or Ctrl) ⌃ + Shift ⇧ + Up arrow or Down arrow lets you adjust the end time of the event.
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Mikah Sargent is Senior Editor at Mobile Nations. When he's not bothering his chihuahuas, Mikah spends entirely too much time and money on HomeKit products. You can follow him on Twitter at @mikahsargent if you're so inclined.