Flexibits, a California-based development company founded by Michael Simmons and Kent Sutherland, has released Fantastical for the Mac. Fantastical is a calendar assistant that offers easy access to calendar information in iCal, Entourage or Outlook and features a natural language engine for quick event creation.
Fantastical supports CalDAV and works with Google Calendar and Yahoo! Calendar accounts. MobileMe users will find that events added or changed in calendars selected for synchronization through Fantastical will be reflected in the calendars on other devices, including iPhones and iPads.
Flexibits has created a demo video to show how Fantastical works:
Fantastical debuted today in the Mac App Store and is currently for sale at a special introductory price of $14.99 through June 1. A full-featured 14-day demo version is available for download directly from the Flexibits site here.
Though I’ve only been using Fantastical for a very short time so far, it’s already proved to be quicker and easier than opening iCal and adding a new event manually and the natural language recognition really does work. If all goes well in the near future, I’ll be purchasing the full version of Fantastical before the price increases after June 1.