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Fantastical for iPhone updated with WhatsApp support, new alert sounds and more


Fantastical by Flexibits is one of the top calendar alternatives for iOS and OS X. Building on an already successful 2.0 release, the company today updated its iOS app to 2.0.5 and added support for third-party apps like WhatsApp, a handful of new notification sounds and more.

The change log for Fantastical version 2.0.5 is extensive and includes both new features like 1Password integration, improvements to key features such as search and various bug fixes. The full list of changes is as follows:

  • New Fantastical notification sounds for events and reminders
  • Added support for opening links in 1Password and Mercury web browsers
  • Added an option to send text messages in WhatsApp
  • Added support for creating events with floating time zones
  • Added an option for the app icon badge to show the current calendar week
  • Added swipe to delete for unwanted locations from the reminder geofence location list
  • Added support to tap on URLs and phone numbers in the title of events
  • Reminders with both a geofence and due date no longer trigger a notification until the day of the reminder is due
  • Visual update to week view to make events and event invitations easier to read
  • Improvements to conference call code detection
  • Improvements to accessibility
  • Improvements to search speed
  • Fixed a problem where duplicate notifications would sometimes appear
  • Various fixes and improvements

Fantastical costs $3.99 and is available for iPhones running iOS 7.0 or later. The productivity app features natural language input, allowing users to type “meeting tomorrow at 9am” and the app will automatically create an event called “meeting” for tomorrow morning at 9AM. It can be used as a standalone calendar for your iOS device or used to sync events between the Mac and iOS version of the app.

Do you use Fantastical? What do you think of this update? Let us know in the comments.


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This entry was posted on March 16, 2014 by in Fantastical and tagged , , .
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