Fantastical already enjoyed great popularity amongst iPhone and iPad users in its first version; its second version has since been extensively revamped to provide support for the Apple 3D Touch displays via a brand-new peek and pop motion. This new gesture UI control feature allows the new iPhone 6s and the 6s Plus users to tap down on-screen elements to expand the content, the capability presents one of the most scintillating features made possible by Apple’s 3D Touch displays. The feature was already available in OS X but in a noticeably less prominent manner as can be seen in the Force Touch trackpad, that made its effects felt during dictionary definition checks as well as hyperlink previewing. On newer iOS versions, this new peek and pop feature became far more prominent.
Fantastical 2.5.2 is currently the latest application to feature the peek and pop gesture, now its users are able to utilise the new peek and pop feature to see previews of both reminders and events. Naturally, these functions and features will only be available to iPhone 6s and 6s Plus handset owners, since these are the only two devices sporting Apple’s 3D Touch functionality at the moment.
IPhone owners that are not yet position of these two latest handsets have no need to despair as the above-mentioned features not only new additions to Fantastical 2.5.2, the app features numerous other changes that includes customisations aimed at Apple Watch. These new changes provide a clear indication when a search, with no matches, a Today widget that takes the system setting for text size into consideration, a Google Map location bug fix, completed task reminders will now disappear quicker from Apple Watches, and a fix enabling changes to the repeat rule.
Fantastical 2 is currently available for download from the iStore for $4.99 fully optimised for iPod touch, Apple Watches, and iPhones, with an iPad version made available separately. The most exciting new addition remains the peek and pop preview capability, which will have some older handset owners rushing for the latest version of iPhone hardware after they tried the new software features.