Even if you love Apple’s built-in Calendar apps on iOS 10 and watchOS 3, Fantastical for iOS and watchOS is the best way to view a streamlined list view of both your upcoming appointments and scheduled reminders. I use both apps but Fantastical is my primary calendar (and you can sort of remove stock apps now).
Over the weekend, Fantastical for iOS was refreshed with a much-needed iOS 10 update that supports the new iOS 10 widget styles. Before iOS 10, widgets could be any size which made Fantastical’s month calendar widget very useful, but it didn’t fit iOS 10 without an update.
Fantastical’s new version includes a refreshed widget that can be compact and show the day’s upcoming events in a nicely designed view or expand to show both upcoming events and the full month view. I’ve come to rely on this month calendar view being a swipe away in any app so it’s great to see the update on iOS, and the compact widget is now accessible from the Home screen app on iPhones with 3D Touch.
The new version also includes tons of other enhancements including better watchOS 3 support, new 3D Touch features, and better keyboard shortcuts.
What’s New in Version 2.7
Fantastical for iPhone is ready for iOS 10 and watchOS 3!
– Updated Today widget that shows your schedule at a glance and can be expanded to show more details – Added option to show only some calendars and reminder lists in the Watch app – Added option to show all-day events in the Watch complication – New launcher style for Watch complication to quickly open Fantastical from a watch face – Faster Watch complication updates on watchOS 3 – Numeric keyboard row now appears more consistently with third-party keyboards – New 3D Touch gestures: 3D Touch on the red header to go to a different date, 3D Touch on a date picker to jump to today – Improved support for when receiving shared items from OmniFocus – Improved keyboard shortcuts when using a Bluetooth keyboard – Various fixes and improvements
What’s New in Version 2.7
Fantastical for iPad is ready for iOS 10!
– Updated Today widget that shows your schedule at a glance and can be expanded to show more details – Numeric keyboard row now appears more consistently with third-party keyboards – Improved support for when receiving shared items from OmniFocus – Improved keyboard shortcuts when using a Smart Keyboard or Bluetooth keyboard – Various fixes and improvements
Both currently on sale for a limited time, Fantastical for iPhone and Apple Watch is available for $2.99 (40% off) and Fantastical for iPad is available for $4.99 (50% off).