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Waze adds 3D Touch shortcuts on iPhone 6s, Fantastical brings Peek & Pop to events and reminders

Waze 3D Touch

Last month the popular Waze navigation app on iPhone got a major update with a new design and improvements to reporting traffic issues and sharing arrival times with others. Now Waze is out with its next new version which brings 3D Touch shortcuts to the Home screen icon for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus users. Firmly press on the updated icon to quickly look up an address, share your location with other users, or get directions to your work or home address from your current location. Waze also says the update includes the usual bug fixes and improvements.

Fantastical already features 3D Touch shortcuts from its Home screen icon, and today the calendar and reminders app is adding more 3D Touch features for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus users…

Fantastical Peek Pop

Fantastical now supports Peek and Pop on the latest iPhones, so you can firmly press an event or reminders entry to see the details screen in an instant, and push further to open it completely or swipe up for a set of actions like edit, duplicate, move, share, and delete. For all iPhone users, Fantastical’s Today widget in Notification Center, which presents a full month calendar plus upcoming events and reminders, now respects system font size settings for making text appear larger or smaller.

Fantastical Apple Watch

Fantastical also works with Apple Watch and has a native watchOS 2 app, glance, and watch face complication. These all let you see a streamlined view of your calendar as well as iCloud Reminders which aren’t otherwise available on Apple Watch. The latest version of Fantastical lets you change how its Apple Watch complication works. Using the settings within the iPhone app, users can choose whether the complication opens the next item on your calendar or a list view. Users can also now customize the small complication to display total number of appointments, how many items are remaining, or the date. Similarly, the large complication can now display either the next appointment or the date.

Waze for iPhone is available for free on the App Store. Fantastical for iPhone and Apple Watch is $4.99 on the App Store and a free update for existing Fantastical 2 for iPhone customers.

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  1. standardpull - 7 years ago

    It would be awesome in Waze if you could press harder on its icon so that it would revert to an earlier version.

    You know, a version that didn’t have all the annoying ads and pop ups and garbage that have slopped it up over the past couple of years. It was once my favorite, but I deleted it a few weeks ago after realizing that is had become more annoying than useful.


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