Fantastical 2 for Mac Updated With New Features, Support for OS X El Capitan

Fantastical 2 for Mac received a significant update today, adding support for OS X El Capitan and several interface tweaks to improve the Fantastical for Mac experience. Today’s 2.1 update adds a huge list of new features that were requested by Fantastical 2 users since the app first launched in March.

For users running OS X El Capitan, it’s now possible to swipe an event in a list to delete it. All users will be able to scroll to a specific day or week in the Week and Month views with a trackpad, and arrow keys now navigate in Day, Week, and Month views.

When working with Reminders, it’s now possible to organize them by list. They’ll also show up in Day, Week, and Month views, and there are shortcuts for cutting, copying, and pasting events and Reminders.

There are several new preferences options for the Menu bar icon and there are new font options. Flexibits has also fixed several bugs and improved overall performance when loading events with a lot of invitees. A full list of changes added in today’s update can be seen below:

– Full support for OS X El Capitan
– Ability to scroll to a specific day or week in the Week and Month views when using a trackpad
– Reminders now appear in the Day, Week, and Month views
– Reminders can now be organized by list
– Cut, copy, and paste events and reminders
– Added Dock app icon badge preference
– Additional options for Menu bar icon preference
– Text size setting now adjusts the text size in the Day, Week, and Month views
– Added Extra Small and Huge text size options
– Arrow keys can now navigate in the Day, Week, and Month views
– Invitee autocomplete now includes other users on CalDAV servers that support user lookup
– Improved drag-and-drop when dragging events or reminders to the Finder
– Use a pinch-and-zoom gesture to change the number of hours in the Day and Week views
– All-day section in Day and Week views now shows more events
– Added Message with Sound alerts for birthdays
– Swipe an event in the list to delete (OS X El Capitan only)
– Drag-and-drop URLs or text on event or reminder details to change the URL or note
– Added preference to disable going to today after adding new items
– Performance improvements when loading events with huge numbers of invitees
– Fixed an issue where the incorrect date would sometimes be shown when opening Fantastical
– Fixed an issue where times could appear shifted in the Day and Week views
– Fixed an issue where alerts couldn’t be removed on Google Calendar
– Fixed an issue where a single instance of a recurring invitation wouldn’t appear in the pending invitations section
– Fixed an issue where some invitations imported from .ics files didn’t allow responding to them
– Various fixes and improvements

Fantastical 2 can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $39.99. [Direct Link]



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Disney Launches ‘Disney GIF’ Keyboard on iOS for Easy GIF Sharing [iOS Blog]

Disney today announced the launch of its own GIF app, called Disney GIF, that will act as a keyboard extension and allow users to share a huge back catalogue of Disney- and Pixar-themed GIFs in Message, email, and various social networks (via TechCrunch). With today’s launch, the app includes over 200 GIFs, with the company promising more to be added as time goes by.

GIFs ready at launch include moments from films like Frozen, The Lion King, and the newly-released Pixar feature Inside Out. The app will also feature content from studios owned under the Disney corporate umbrella, with GIFs from movies like Star Wars and even ABC shows like Scandal and Once Upon a Time.

Perhaps taking a cue from the emotion-based Inside Out, the app lets users browse by emotional status, film, or see what’s currently trending with users around the world. Although the app is free to download, anyone interested in more premium content from the popular film Frozen can put down $0.99 for one of two themed packs from the animated musical.

The move is an interesting one, especially considering the rejection of app developer Matt Cheetham’s app GIF Finder earlier in the year, due to the fact that it „includes content or features that resemble various well-known, third-party marks, including Disney characters.“ Although the app’s rejection was „largely due“ to other entertainment properties, Disney’s desire to be included in the meme- and GIF-generating world, and still own complete control over the output, makes the debut of Disney GIF more understandable.

Disney GIF can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]





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Reimagining Finder’s ‘Get Info’ dialog for OS X Yosemite

With Yosemite, OS X is getting its biggest visual overhaul yet, courtesy of Apple design head Jony Ive. But not everything is changing. Case in point: OS X’s File Inspector function. Shown when you right click on a file in…Read more ›



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10 Mac Apps in Summer ‘Name Your Own Price’ Bundle and MacBook Air in Giveaway [Mac Blog]

StackSocial has just launched a new „Summer Blockbuster Mac Bundle“ that offers up to 10 apps with 10% of all profits going to one of three charities. Buyers can „name their own price“ for the bundle and every purchase includes the following three apps:

DiscLabel ($40)
SyncMate Expert 5 ($40)
Tangerine! ($25)

If a buyer pays more than the current average price displayed on StackSocial’s sales page for the bundle, the buyer will receive all 10 apps offered which includes the three apps listed above plus the following seven apps:

Path Finder 6 ($40)
Fantastical ($20)
Flux 4 ($125)
Gemini ($10)
Logoist ($20)
Tunes Cleaner ($40)
MacX iPhone DVD Ripper ($40)

The total retail value of the bundle is $400. As with its last „Name Your Own Price“ bundle in April, StackSocial is encouraging higher purchase prices by giving away an 11-inch MacBook Air in a random drawing with entries earned by taking a position on the price leaderboard while the bundle is available for purchase.

The bundle will be on sale until July 6.

MacRumors is an affiliate partner of StackSocial.




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Chrome Apps Gaining OS X Finder Integration to Open Mac Files by Default [Mac Blog]

Google has launched a new feature for its experimental Chrome Canary browser for Mac, enabling a beta function that allows users to open local Mac files using Chrome apps in Finder. Using the feature, Chrome apps can be associated with OS X files, bringing Google one step closer to replacing desktop functionality with its browser.

For example, the Chrome Text app can be used to open any Mac text file, as seen in the screenshot below. The Text app shows up as an option right alongside native options like TextEdit.

It is now possible to get OS integration of file associations for Chrome Apps in Chrome Canary for Mac.

All you need is to enable the experimental chrome://flags/#enable-apps-file-associations flag and restart your browser.

Enabling this flag in Canary Chrome will let users choose installed Chrome apps as an option when opening an associated file, with the apps behaving as native Mac apps. As noted by Gigaom, the process functions through app manifests, which allow developers to specify which apps are compatible with different file types via file handlers.

While the feature is currently limited to Chrome Canary for testing purposes, many Canary functions eventually make it to Google’s stable Chrome browser. There is no word, however, on when the new feature might make it out of testing as there are still several bugs to work out.




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