Flexibits has updated Fantastica — a calendar application for Mac that lets you create, view, and search your events — to version 1.2. The upgrade sports full localizations for French, German, Italian, and Spanish along with improved repeating event parsing for all languages.
Using a natural language engine, Fantastical is “expressive,” allowing users enter event text in their own style. For example, enter a sentence such as “Lunch with John at 123 Main Street on Tuesday” and Fantastical will translate the sentence into an event and add it to their calendar.
Users can use the event list and calendar to locate and plan all of their events. Color-coding helps make quick sense of a user’s schedule. Even the number of events displayed can be changed so the user can focus on a specific range of events, says Michael Simmons, co-founder of Flexibits.
Full CalDAV support is included, allowing users of services such as MobileMe, Google Calendar, and Yahoo! Calendar to use their calendars with Fantastical once they have been added to iCal.
Fantastical for Mac is available for US$14.99 directly from the Flexibits Store (http://flexibits.com/fantastical) or at the Mac App Store. Fantastical requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later. Version 1.2 is a free update for registered users.