Fantastical vs Google Calendar


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Fantastical
The Mac calendar you'll actually enjoy using. Fantastical's natural language engine is expressive and intelligent so you can write in your own style. Even better, Fantastical automatically recognizes the location of your event and can even invite people from Contacts (Mavericks and Mountain Lion) or Address Book (Lion and Snow Leopard) to your event.
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Google Calendar
Google Calendar is a free time-management web application offered by Google. The Ajax-driven interface enables users to view, add, and drag-and-drop events from one date to another without reloading the page. It supports view modes such as weekly, monthly, and agenda. Google Calendar allows multiple calendars to be created and shown in the same view. Each can be shared, either read-only or with full edit control, and either with specified people or with everyone (public calendars).
Comparing Fantastical vs Google Calendar is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Fantastical has more user-friendly interface than Google Calendar because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Google Calendar is more popular than Fantastical

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Google redesigned Calendar for web (in 2017)
- Google Calendar improves integration with Microsoft Exchange (in 2017)
- Alexa now works with G Suite calendar (in 2017)
- Google Calendar added reminders on the web (in 2016)
- Google acquired mobile calendar app Timeful (in 2015)
- Google Calendar is available on iPhone (in 2015)
- New Google Calendar for Android allows to enter events automagically (in 2014)
- Google restores offline access to GMail, Calendar and Docs in Google Chrome (in 2011)
- Google Calendar now has its own Labs. (in 2009)
- Google added Tasks to Google Calendar (in 2009)

Looks like Google Calendar was recently more active than Fantastical (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Fantastical and Google Calendar meet head to head:

2016 - Google Calendar added reminders on the web to win over Fantastical


Last December Google added a to-do function called Reminders to the Google Calendar iOS and Android apps. Recently it became available in the web version. Reminders basically amp up Google Calendar’s to-do list, so you can not only create tasks in your Gmail inbox, Google Keep, or calendar, but see a reminder that shows up on top of your Google Calendar, haunting you until you finally pay that bill or call that person or do whatever it is that you keep putting off.