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Fantastical reinvents itself on Mac, exits the menu bar and becomes a complete app

I'm a user of Fantastical on the Mac since it was originally launched in 2011. When the developer Flexibits released its version 2 for iPad, I wondered if it was not long before the OS X app received a complete overhaul.

It took just under a year, but here he is. And it came with everything.

Fantastical app icon - Calendar & Tasks

Until now, Fantastical for Mac only ran on the operating system's menu bar. It was already quite complete, but it was not enough to replace the Calendar (Calendar) native to everything. Version 2 maintains a “mini-Fantastical” in the menu bar, but it now also has a complete interface designed especially for OS X Yosemite.

As Jim Dalrymple, from The Loop, Flexibits showed with this release that developers can, yes, create better apps than Apple's. Fantastical 2 looks beautiful, integrates easily with all your calendars and reminders (iCloud, Google, Yahoo, etc.), has Handoff support for your iOS versions, brings support for time zones, dark and light themes , and much more.

On the main screen you can browse your calendar by day, week, month or year, as well as quick search for keywords. In the side column, we have a list view that is very practical, as it mixes both your daily commitments and your reminders. And you can even create “sets” (sets) separated from calendars, filtering the items you are going to view between personal and professional, for example. You choose.

The alerts in Fantastical are all customizable, it has built-in notifications from OS X Central (with widget) and you can also add locations to your appointments with direct links to Google Maps or Apple Maps.

Look how cool he was:

The two "porns" of Fantastical 2 for Mac are that it still does not have support for the Portuguese ("only" English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese) and its price, which is a very controversial point even more if we go to venture to convert the value to the real, with the dollar the way it is. It's not cheap, but at the same time, we can't ignore the beautiful work done by Flexibits.

Anyone in doubt can download one trial 14 days directly through the developer's website.