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Fantastical 2.2 for Mac

Flexibits (comments):

The headlining new feature in version 2.2 is native Exchange support. Previously, Fantastical’s Exchange implementation was dependent upon Apple’s built-in calendar support. While this allowed Exchange accounts to work with Fantastical, there were a number of features it couldn’t support. With our own Exchange implementation, these limitations are no more.

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Believe it or not, our next feature is actually one of our most requested: printing. Fantastical now offers the ability to print your calendars and reminder lists in a variety of different views and with multiple, detailed configuration options. We know a lot of you have been asking for this for quite a while now, but we wanted to make sure we got this right.

This is great news, considering that the current version of Apple’s Calendar app is incapable of printing a year’s worth of events. It just gobbled gigabytes of RAM, at a decreasing rate, until an hour later when I finally force quit it. Printing the same time period with Fantastical took seconds and about 30 MB of RAM. Unfortunately, Fantastical does not print the notes, URLs, or locations, so it’s not suitable for the PDF event archive that I was trying to create.

Update (2016-07-12): David Pogue:

For each feature, BusyCal 3 is almost always more flexible and more powerful than Fantastical, but everything is relative. Both programs blow the basic Apple calendar app off the map in these departments.

2 Comments

[…] missing any other calendar events, ones that were not fresh in my mind. I archive my old calendars to PDF, so I know I have a safe copy of everything from prior years. But I certainly don’t want to […]

Michael,

BusyCal (http://www.busymac.com/busycal/) also prints PDF extracts of your calendar. You can print the "List view" and add whichever columns you like (Title, Location, Notes etc).

(I've just printed to PDF 12 months of entries in seconds ...)

HTH - Jon.
(London, UK)

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