About Fantastical

Fantastical is a calendar and tasks application designed for iPhones, iPads and Macs, which help businesses plan events, coordinate invitees, view contact availability, schedule frequent events and more. Key features include home screen widgets, notifications, multiple time zone scheduling, customizable templates and Apple Watch support.

Teams using Fantastical can group different task lists and calendars together via calendar sets, which can be activated based on a specific time or location. The platform enables managers to add tasks alongside calendar events and receive notifications about overdue tasks. Additionally, templates can be customized to create new events or text instantly, allowing employees to schedule frequently occurring tasks...


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8 Reviews of Fantastical

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Overall

5 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

5.0

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February 2021

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Mark from TYL

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Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Internet

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2021

Hands down, best calendar for Mac

Its a pleasure to use, and I can't imagine managing my day without it. The fact that it integrates with Todoist is great, so all my outstanding todo's are shown on my calendar for the day too.

Pros

The natural language event adding is wonderful. I can create an event by just typing 'have lunch with Joe next Wednesday at This Restaurant at 2pm', and Fantastical creates the event at the date + time, adds Joe as an invitee, and sets the location to the address of This Restaurant.

Cons

It's perhaps a bit pricey, but when you think about everything you get for the price, it is real value for money and I resubscribe every year.

Reasons for Switching to Fantastical

Sunrise shut down.

March 2021

Anonymous

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Company Size: 11-50 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2021

great alternative to Apple Calendar

displays more info in a smaller window than Apple Calendar, can be customized to suit any need

Pros

customizability, ease in creating events, different views to allow more info in a small window is very helpful

Cons

it's a little buggy at times, but recent releases have been better; sometimes has issues syncing with my Gmail calendar, but that may be on my end

February 2021

Martin from Law for all

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2021

Fantastic calendar that just works!

It's been great, it's like a one stop calendar, hard to point anything in particular when you have everything you need and more

Pros

The natural language parser is amazing. Another thing I love is the easy integration with Todoist, which I use to keep track of my, well todos. It's a great app. It also integrates with zoom and you can create zoom meeting in there which is very hand. Overall happy with this calendar

Cons

For me the product would be fine, it's just the subscription model I'm not a fan of. I'd have just preferred to pay once, not every month!

March 2021

Verity from Verity Mace Coaching

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Health, Wellness and Fitness

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2021

Tried others but came back - just too good!

The Paid version is awesome, great upgrades all the time and syncs with all the things you need to sync with.

Pros

I love the way that calendar looks, it's clean but colourful and I like my calendars to be fun to use. After a year or so of using the free version I explored other options as there was an issue with "asking for authorisation key" constantly that I could not get rid of. Ultimately after trying others I realised that nothing else was as easy or enjoyable to use (and the learning curve to learn something new was not worth it!) so I switched to the paid version to get access to the support and additional features. I use it so often that it was worth the investment for me. Whether due to product upgrades or using paid version the error message no longer appeared and Fantastical and I have been playing along happily ever since.

Cons

I'm not such a fan of the new way that you set the times, with this 24 hour format that highlights the first 2 digits and then the others in scroll type fashion. I preferred it as it was before which meant it was easier to change the time just with the keyboard (less errors that way)

September 2020

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Akshay from Omni

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2020

Smart NLP makes this calendar better than the rest

Overall pretty solid product. That being said, if google calendar had a mac app, I'd stick with just google cal. The mac app is what makes this product worth it.

Pros

- mac app and iOS app - ability to type in words and have Fantastical schedule for me (i.e. Lunch with X on Friday) - Zoom integration to send invites - can add many calendars

Cons

- Syncing of calendars is clunky and setting up all my calenders to work properly was a headache, used google for a bit before figuring it out

January 2021

Jane from University of Alabama

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2021

Great App for Your Calendar and Tasks!

Overall, I like the app. The updated user interface is clean and easy to navigate and it combines two of my most used productivity tools into a single application.

Pros

I typically use a Calendar app and in a separate reminder app so I really love that both of the apps are integrated into one app, especially since I rely heavily on both my calendar and reminders for work.

Cons

While I like that all of my tasks and reminders appear in the calendar I don't like that I cannot control which task I see because it's pulling from the reminder app on my phone. Any overdue tasks are all assigned to the same day on the calendar.

October 2020

Tatiana from Stanford University

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Hospital & Health Care

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2020

Great product, but a little pricy

Pros

Fantastical has strong NLP such that when I say "lunch on Friday at noon" it knows exactly what I mean and puts it directly on my calendar. It's really easy to use and integrates well with video conferencing tools like Google and Zoom.

Cons

I wish I could pay a one time fee instead of paying a subscription. Sometimes the calenda syncing is a bit off (but typically straightens out by the end of the day).

April 2021

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Sven from Sven Horvat

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Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2021

One of the best iOS calendar apps

Overall the tool is very good and easy to use, Fantastical is light on the eyes and with a lovely interface. Does everything it's meant to do and I'm sure it will only get better.

Pros

The best thing about this tool is it gives you everything in one place. Address book, notifications and alerts, calendar sync and even email management. These are only some of the features I like most.

Cons

Can't say a bad thing about Fantastical.