Fantastical Update Brings Tons Of Cool New Features

Fantastical Update Brings Tons Of Cool New Features

Flexibits’ fantastic calendar app Fantastical has reached v1.1. In numerical terms, this is just the addition of 0.1 to the original 1.0. But in terms of app goodness, it’s much more hugerer.

The full release notes can be found on the Flexibits site (or chopped and stuck below).

The highlights are a neat new clipboard detector which will check your pasteboard when you open the app and – if it has something event-like on it – offer to add it for you right there. This not only removes a few steps, it means you don’t have to deal with iOS’ terrible pasting interface.

Time zone support can be handy or confusing, and being able to scroll the event list to control the highlighted day on the calendar above is neat and intuitive. But all of the other new features are both useful and unobtrusive, somehow managing to avoid cluttering Fantastical’s simple interface.

As ever, the update is free for existing users, and $4 for noobs.

  • Multiple alerts when creating events
  • Time zone support
  • Duplicate or move events (tap and hold an event in the event list)
  • Go to a specific date (tap and hold the red title bar)
  • Event list is now scrollable when using the calendar
  • Today’s timed events dim after the event has ended
  • Copied text containing event info can automatically be made into an event
  • Added setting to highlight weekends
  • Added setting to show empty days on the DayTicker
  • Added setting to display the number of today’s remaining events or date on the app icon badge
  • State restoration (iOS 6 only)

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