Hitting the iOS scene towards the latter end of last year, (later also going on to become available for Mac), Flexibits’ Fantastical – an app which still personally serves as my iOS calendar replacement of choice, today, has received a small (but notable) update this week.
I think ’Fantastical‘ may just become my primary calendar app on iPhone from here on out. It’s so tasty.
— Arron Hirst (@ArronHirst) November 29, 2012
Most notably, the new version of the calendar app now adds the ability to specify different calendars for each of your individual events. You can do this by adding the calendar’s name onto the end of your event title. In practice, the feature works as follows: “calendar [calendar name]“ (e.g. “Lunch tomorrow at 1pm calendar home“).
Alongside the above, the update also adds a number of other improvements to the software, improvements which include improved handling when changing a new event’s end date, improved date handling when switching between all-day and timed events, and when using Exchange, Fantastical will now automatically change your “Unavailable” status to “Out of office.” When creating a new event, you’ll also now be able to tap “Show Details” before entering a sentence.
Containing various other bug fixes and improvements which are not specifically described, Fantastical is a stunningly simple calendar alternative for your iPhone, which now also syncs with your Mac. This latest update to Fantastical is (of course) FREE for those already taking advantage of the app.