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Eventail Widget adds GoodTask Integration, New URL buttons – MacStories



I covered the latest Eventail in April 2018, when developer Jozef Legeny supported the iPhone X and new color schemes for its compact calendar widget for iPhone and iPad. With version 3.1 released today, Eventail (which also received late reminder and interactive mode support over the past year) has added popular third-party app integrations and a convenient shortcut to re-opening links found in events and reminders.

As I claimed last year, what sets the Eventail widget apart is the ability to fully customize it so that each day column can show a set of calendar events and reminders defined by you in the app's preferences. You can adjust the number of columns to display at once, which calendars and lists to retrieve items from, and even adjust colors and fonts as you wish. In the Pro version of Eventail, available as a purchase in the app, you can enable the interactive mode, which lets you drill down into individual days that appear in the widget to reveal actions for each event or reminder, such as opening directions for a location in an event or completed a reminder.

In version 3.1

, among the actions supported in interactive mode, you also find buttons to display a reminder in GoodTask, Fantastical 2 or Memento. As a great GoodTask user himself, this is a wonderful change: with a couple of cranes I can jump from the Eventail widget to a specific reminder loaded in GoodTask, which opens with the screen I selected by default one for a single reminder view (the Quick Screen actions). I'm not aware of any other calendar / reminder widget that lets you mix and match apps like Eventail; I just want that, in the case of calendar clients, Eventail has also supported Calendar 366 and Week Calendar in addition to Apple Calendar and Fantastical 2.

The second remarkable improvement in Eventail 3.1 is another nice one: if an event or reminder contains a URL, there will be an icon in the widget to immediately open it again. For local URL schemes (such as evernote: // ), you see an App Store button; For standard web links, you see a Safari-like glyph.

I often include both URL forms and web links in the note field of my reminders (GoodTask makes it easy to reopen them thanks to the quick actions), so I'm glad Eventail will save me a few seconds to recover links from wherever preferably on iOS.

If I, like me, the comfort of Apple's ecosystem and the release of HomePod last year, pushed you to embrace the iCloud calendar and reminders but still want to use more versatile third-party apps for them, you should take Eventail for a spin. The app provides a unique blend of customization and native integration with the system calendar and reminder apps, and is now better integrated with third-party clients as well. Eventail 3.1 is available on the App Store here.


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