Mac Tools Calendar Review – Fantastical
A calendar for mac tools is essential for keeping the track of family and friends’ activities, work obligations, and deadlines. Without one it’s easy for you to double-book yourself or skip important appointments. There are a lot of well-designed apps that help to stay on top of your schedule. The best ones rely on Apple’s style and design guidelines, include native macOS notifications such as Today widgets, Today widgets and menu bar icons, and support multi-account sync, color-coding, as well as simple guidelines to keep you on your track.
Fantastical is an intuitive menu bar calendar that comes with a lot of features. It’s not as Apple-like than the other choices on this list, however it does all the things people expect from a calendar application. Its left-hand panel, for instance doesn’t display the calendars you have that are mostly ineffective, like most apps. Instead, it offers space for an agenda view and for reminders. The UI also pays particular attention to the smallest of details: If an event shows up in two calendars, Fantastical displays it with pin-striped patterns that let you know which one it’s in.
The free version of Fantastical offers plenty of features for most users however the $6.99/month Flexibits Premium subscription adds the Calendly-style scheduling feature (which I rely on to manage 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 which lets you pull tasks from these services into your calendar.