Fantastical is one of my favorite Mac apps. The handy calendar app sits in my menubar and manages my schedule like a personal secretary. The beauty of Fantastical is that, unlike iCal on the Mac, you can quickly add complex events to your calendar using natural, everyday language. “Lunch with John at 12 on Thursday” translates to an event titled “Lunch with John” that’s automatically scheduled for Thursday at noon.
Flexibits, maker of Fantastical, announced a nice update to the app today. Version 1.3 adds Reminders integration, allowing you to add and edit reminders on your Mac and have them synced via iCloud to your iOS devices.
“Our biggest feature request from our users was support for iCal and iOS reminders,” said Michael Simmons, Co-Founder of Flexibits. “With Fantastical 1.3, users can now enter events and reminders in natural language.”
Like adding events, reminders can be created using natural language. Fantastical will interpret date and time information as you enter the reminder in your Mac’s menubar. Reminders can be color coded, moved around, and checked off right in Fantastical. When using iCloud, each change will be instantly pushed to all of your other devices. To access your CalDAV accounts (Google Calendar, iCloud, etc.), you must be logged in with iCal before using Fantastical. Location-based reminders only work from an iOS device, so you can’t add those on the Mac.
Fantastical has full language support for English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. The app costs $20 in the Mac App Store and today’s update is free for existing users.