When comparing Pocket Informant vs Fantastical, the Slant community recommends Pocket Informant for most people. In the question“What are the best scheduling/calendar apps that syncs across desktop and iOS/Android?” Pocket Informant is ranked 3rd while Fantastical is ranked 4th.
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Pro Getting Things Done (GTD) integration
Pro Manages much more than events
Pocket informant manages notes, tasks, and calendar info.
Pro Displays weather
Temperature and other weather conditions are displayed each day.
Pro Integrates with Apple calendar & iCloud
Pro Projects & checklists
Pro Syncs across all devices
InformantSync ensures that your calendar / tasks / notes / etc. are all synced.
Pro Advanced filtering system
Events can be tagged, sorted by location, priority, or context.
You can use it as a basic organizer or a complex project tool.
Pro Time zones and trips
Handles time zones automatically considering declared trips.
Pro Great organizer
Almost everything is provided, from calendar to todo,'s as well as managing lists, all of which is organized via Pocket and syncs perfectly thru all devices.
Pro Easy and great looking Calendar to work with
Adding events and making them visible between other events is easy. Streamlining your multiple events is implemented very well in this app.
Pro Configurable views
Pro Seven Day side-by-side view puts the next 7 days in an easy to use format
It makes is extremely easy to view and provides great functionality for updates or creating new events.
Pro Calendar printing
Pocket Informant supports printing, meaning that a calendar can be printed after being loaded with information.
Pro Supports multiple calendar platforms
If you're locked into using an Exchange account, Google Calendar won't work without 3rd party syncing options. Fantastical works flawlessly with Exchange and with Google Accounts so you can have both. It also supports iCloud, Office365, Yahoo, and Facebook calendars.
Pro Fantastical can comprehend natural language
You can copy and paste a line from a meeting note and Fantastical can copy down and present the relevant information
Pro Beautiful and highly polished design
Con Bit complicated for everyone
It is a feature oriented app for the people who love its multiple functions, but those that don't may find it complicated to use.
Con Restricted free version
The free version has many restrictions. The full version costs $14.99.
Con Expensive for a single utility app
Fantastical on OS X costs $49.99 and an additional $4.99 if you want to use it on iOS.
Con Only supports iOS and OSX
Fantastical doesn't support web, Windows or Android.