The dev’s site refers to the new version as ‘coming soon’ with an all-new UI… but not a single screenshot… Meh.
I bought it a while back for iPhone, was personally disappointed with its Day view compared to Readdle Calendars, and I deleted it. I understand the Mac app is quite nice, however there I’m comfortable living in the week (or 2-week) view inside Google Calendar.
It is out. It’s in the Mac App Store. $49.99 plus $39.99/year for all features. Very expensive for a front-end to iCloud and Google calendars.
Looks like they’ve taken the day, week, month and year views and put them behind the subscription paywall. Also to have multiple calendar sets a subscription is now needed. So they’ve taken the key features from v2 and made them a subscription.
No upgrade for me. I don’t want to reward bad anti-consumer behavior like that.
I’m not opposed to subscription pricing, but the extra features don’t impress me too much. I personally would like to see what their Todoist integration is supposed to look like, though Todoist already offers (even in the free version) 2-way sync to Google Calendar for any tasks with date/time.
Although I use Fantastical on my iphone, I still use Fantastical v1 on my computer (which I love). I don’t have a huge need for a powerful calendar at this point so when I want a big view of my calendar, I just use the stock app.
This is why I have auto-updates disabled on my macOS and iOS devices. I now have to be careful to pick and choose which of the updated apps get installed rather than blindly updating everything.
I detest vendors that bill the new version as “new and improved” and before you know it the upgrade has taken place and you’re left with 10% of the functionality unless you pay for a premium subscription and no way to roll back to the previous, perfectly working version.
Yes, the “upgrade” is really a “downgrade” because the features you had in v2 are now hostage to the subscription fee.
If you previously purchased Fantastical, I don’t think you lose any features by upgrading. Here’s a quote from the post on the Sweet Setup:
If you are a current Fantastical 2 user but not a fan of the switch to subscription-based pricing, Fantastical 3 actually installs over Fantastical 2 and gives you access to every feature you previously had. That means that you can still do things like access the different views using the new UI and can add invitees to calendar events. But if you want access to new features like templates and meeting proposals, you’ll need to upgrade to Fantastical Premium.
Yes, I have read that, too. I have purchased Fantastical 2. I did the update to v3 and I lost the option to change the list view to the day view, week view or whatever. It may be a bug or whatever else, but as of right now, I definitely am not able to use what I had been able to use in v2. @KVZ is right.
I use Calendar 366 II, and I like it a lot, but I only use as my replacement menubar clock with a quick dropdown view of my upcoming schedule. I never found it pleasant to add or edit calendar items with it.
Since I use Google Calendars I either use it in Brave (or other Chromium browers) with UI tweaks courtesy of the G-Calize extension, or I use a custom webapp to access Google Calendar.