MacStories Review of Fantastical 2 for Mac


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Fantastical 2 for Mac Review: Reinvented – MacStories

Today, I feel comfortable saying that Fantastical 2 is the best calendar app for Mac I’ve ever used. It’s really simple as that, and I wouldn’t be honest if I didn’t recognize the effort that went into this new version of the app. No other calendar client – not Apple’s Calendar, not Sunrise, and certainly not the original Fantastical – gets close to the masterful blend of simplicity and power of Fantastical 2.

Fantastic detailed review as always from Federico – It sounds like the perfect calendar replacement app on OS X. If you are serious about your schedule, then you can download it from the Mac App Store for £29.99/$39.99 for a discounted limited time here.

Microsoft reportedly scoops up beloved calendar app Sunrise


Microsoft reportedly scoops up beloved calendar app Sunrise | Cult of Mac

What’s better than buying one of the most beloved calendar apps for mobile? Buying two of them.
After snatching up Acompli in December, Microsoft has reportedly acquired Sunrise, another popular calendar app on iOS and Android.

Microsoft paid close to $100 million for Sunrise, according to TechCrunch. That seems like quite a high number for such a small startup with a free app, but Acompli cost Microsoft $200 million.

Sunrise offers a unique take on the calendar experience by tying in all kinds of helpful services, like Facebook Events, Google Maps, weather forecasts, LinkedIn profiles, and more. Google Calendar, iCloud, and Exchange accounts are supported.

Sunrise is a great calendar app for iOS that Federico Viticci over at MacStories likes as well. I personally prefer Fantastical for it’s simplicity and design but Sunrise is right behind Fantastical in design and functionality. Considering how Microsoft merged their mail app Outlook with Acompli recently, it will be interesting to see Microsoft and Sunrise merge. I like this new Microsoft – beginning to have taste.