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Mac Tools Calendar Review – Fantastical

A calendar made by Mac Tools helps you keep track of important dates, like weddings, birthdays and other work commitments. Without one it’s easy for you to double-book yourself or forget important appointments. There are many apps to can help you stay on top of your schedule. The best ones are based on Apple’s style and design guidelines, have native macOS notifications, Today widgets and icons for the menu bar. They also allow multi-account syncing, color-coding, and simple guidelines to help you continue track.

Fantastical is an extremely powerful menu bar calendar that has a user-friendly interface and a lot of features. It’s less Apple-like than the other options on this list, however it provides all of the features that most people require from a calendar app. Its left panel for example isn’t displaying a list of your calendars, which is mostly useless as are the majority of apps. Instead, it provides space for an agenda view as well as for reminders. The UI also pays particular attention to tiny details: If an event is listed in two calendars, Fantastical displays it with pin-striped patterns to let you know which one it’s in.

The free version of Fantastical provides enough features for the majority of people however, the $6.99/month Flexibits Premium subscription adds a Calendly-style scheduling feature (which I depend on to manage interviews across time zones) as well as a myriad of customization options and unlimited Calendar Sets that change depending on your current Focus mode or other variables. It also integrates with Trello and Todoist and lets you pull tasks from these services into your calendar.

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