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Smart Calendar App Fantastical 2 Gets Even Smarter With First Ever Update

Just less than three weeks after its successful launch, Fantastical 2 has received its first update, which brings a number of improvements and fixes. First off, notifications in the highly anticipated iOS 7 revision of the popular smart calendar app now have sounds. And speaking of notifications, there are three new app icon badge options: Today's Remaining Events, Today's Due Reminders, and All Incomplete Reminders. Of course, you can still set the app icon badge to indicate the number of Today's Remaining Items or the Current Date. Another improvement brought about by the update is the implementation of a call button in an event location field that contains a phone number, which makes for quicker placing of calls. Yet another is the ability to double-tap a date picker to switch between one-minute and five-minute intervals. In addition, the update delivers some parser improvements, performance improvements for iPhone 4, and an updated time zone database. It also adds support for reminder and due parameters in Fantastical 2's URL scheme, e.g., fantastical2://parse?sentence=Buy%20milk&reminder=1&due=yyyy-MM-dd%20HH:mm If you can't see the video embedded above, please click here. The first Fantastical 2 update also includes the following fixes:
  • Fixed a display issue with certain Asian languages
  • Fixed Dynamic Type not respecting large type settings from Accessibility
  • Fixed an issue where calendar colors could appear too dark or too light
  • Fixed an issue when editing events with a custom time zone
  • Fixed addresses in notes not opening in Google Maps when they should
The new version of Fantastical 2 is available now in the App Store as a free update or as a new $2.99 download. The app is optimized for iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 7.0 or later. Fantastical 2 was hailed as our App of the Week here on AppAdvice shortly after its release. Our citation concludes, "If you are looking for one of the best calendar options available on the iPhone, then look no further than Fantastical 2." For more information on Fantastical 2, check out our original review. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]
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