Fantastical 2 for iPad: It's Finally Here

Fantastical is one of our favorite calendar apps for the Mac and iPhone because of its great interface and natural language entry system, and now -- finally -- it's available for the iPad, too. Flexibits introduced Fantastical 2 for the iPad on Wednesday with a special third-off price for a limited time.

Fantastical 2 for the iPad. Yes, please.Fantastical 2 for the iPad. Yes, please.

Fantastical 2 for the iPad offers the same familiar calendar and task views as the iPhone, but optimized for the iPad's bigger screen. It also includes the new Fantastical Dashboard that lets you switch between the DayTicker, week view, and full-screen week view with a single gesture.

The iPad version includes TextExpander support, can open links in 1Password, includes light and dark interface themes, event and reminder lists, floating time zone support, background app refresh, and more.

Fantastical started life on the Mac as a great alternative to Apple's Calendar app. It gave users a quick and easy way to view their schedule and to-do list from the menu bar, and offered natural language entry, such as "lunch with Bryan tomorrow," to create a lunch meeting for tomorrow at noon. It's one of our favorite Calendar alternatives on the Mac and iPhone, and has been sorely missed -- until now -- on the iPad.

Fantastical 2 for the iPad is priced at US$14.99, but is temporarily available for $9.99. It requires iOS 7 and is available at Apple's iTunes-based App Store.