Mac Tools Calendar Review – Fantastical

A calendar created by mac tools helps you keep in mind important dates, such as weddings, birthdays and other work commitments. Without one, it’s easy to double-book yourself or miss important appointments. There are numerous apps that can help you stay on top of your schedule. The best apps adhere to Apple’s design guidelines, and come with macOS notifications Today Widgets and Today Widgets as well as icons for the menu bar and multi-account sync. They also support color-coding and simple guidelines.

Fantastical is a highly efficient menu bar calendar that offers an intuitive interface as well as a wealth of features. It’s less Apple-y than other options, but it still offers everything people would want from a calendar. The left panel, for example, does not display a list of your calendars which is usually useless as is the case with most apps. Instead, it has space for an agenda view and for reminders. The UI pays attention to the smallest of details. For instance when an event is listed in two calendars simultaneously, Fantastical will display it with a pinstripe pattern to indicate which calendar it is in.

The free version of Fantastical offers enough features for the majority of users, but the $6.99/month Flexibits Premium subscription adds the Calendly-style scheduling feature (which I use to manage my interviews across time zones) as well as a myriad of customization options and unlimited Calendar Sets that can be switched between depending on your current Focus mode or other factors. It also integrates with Trello and Todoist so you can add tasks from these apps into your calendar.

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