Leo’s App Cap is the newly released Fantastical 2 for iPad from Flexibits; an alternative calendar app for iOS. It features a beautiful interface with fluid animations, and an intuitive parser that can accept natural language for data entry. Simply type or speak a sentence with the pertinent information, and Fantastical will put it in the right place on your calendar.
The iPhone version of Fantastical 2 was released back in October 2013. This new version has been designed specifically for iPad. By dragging the calendar up and down, you can fill the screen with a full week view, or choose to see the entire month with a list of upcoming events along the side. You also have a choice between a light or dark theme.
Fantastical 2 has other great features that go beyond the built-in calendar app. It gives you the option to open links in Safari, Google Chrome, or 1Password. You also can have addresses open up in Apple Maps, Google Maps, or Waze. Fantastical 2 integrates with iOS reminders, complete with location based alerts. It also has a search function for quickly finding events.
Fantastical 2 is a beautiful, and fully featured alternative to the native iOS calendar app, but it doesn’t come cheap. Fantastical 2 for iPad is $9.99 in the app store, and is a separate purchase from the iPhone version.
For more on Fantastical 2, check out iPad Today 194.