OmniFocus for iPad 2.0.3

February 26, 2015

Requires iOS 8

OmniFocus 2.0.3 makes improvements to syncing and notifications, as well as fixing several crashes.

  • Background Sync When Activated From a Suspended State — OmniFocus once again responds to background fetch requests after being suspended (for example due to low memory).
  • Sync When Returning to Foreground — When appropriate, OmniFocus once again syncs when returning to the foreground.
  • Sync in Nearby Perspective — Sync changes can now be incorporated while the Nearby perspective is open.
  • Background Sync — Changed our use of the iOS Data Protection API to avoid blocking background sync.
  • Location-based Notifications — Notifications for unavailable or completed items no longer appear anyway.
  • Reminders Calendar — When Calendar Alarms are turned on in settings, the OmniFocus Reminders calendar is once again updated with every sync.
  • Hang on Launch — Fixed a hang with the spinning progress wheel appearing on launch.
  • Crash — Fixed a crash when dragging action groups between parents.
  • Crash — Fixed a crash more common on older devices related to tapping controls while something else is already in progress.
  • Hang — Fixed a hang related to publishing OmniFocus’ due items calendar.
  • Crash — Fixed a crash on launch.

OmniFocus for Mac 2.1

February 19, 2015

Requires OS X 10.10

OmniFocus 2.1 is the first of several planned OmniFocus releases in 2015. It features a new look and new features for OS X Yosemite, as well as a few bug fixes. The file format and syncing remain compatible with all previous versions of OmniFocus, on Mac and iOS. OmniFocus 2.1 requires Mac OS X 10.10 or higher.

As our CEO Ken mentioned in his recent blog post, we’re still planning on adding features to OmniFocus that will make it sync more responsively, to be easier to scan visually, and to be more efficient to use. This release is an important first step on that path!

Change Log

OmniFocus 2.1 — February 12, 2015

  • Vibrant Interface — We adjusted the OmniFocus interface to better match OS X Yosemite. That included making new toolbar icons, adjusting the appearance of some other elements, and incorporating vibrancy where appropriate.
  • OS X Requirement — OmniFocus 2.1 requires OS X 10.10
  • Application and Document Icons — The app and document icons now fit in better on OS X Yosemite.
  • Extensions — OmniFocus for Mac now has Today and Share extensions, just like on iOS. To enable the Today extension, click Edit at the bottom of Notification Center.
  • Sharing — In addition to accepting content from other apps, the text of actions can be shared from OmniFocus using the share button in the toolbar.
  • Tear-off View Options Popover — When the View Options popover is open, it can be dragged away from the window and exist on its own.
  • Find and Replace — Find and Replace now works in actions as well as their notes.
  • Help — In addition to being up to date with info on the new features, OmniFocus Help has a new look that should be easier to use. Scrolling is also smoother on retina screens.
  • OmniOutliner Import — When importing from OmniOutliner columns can once again be mapped to OmniFocus fields.
  • Localized Date Parsing — If OmniFocus can’t parse a date using localized relative date names, it will try using English relative date names.
  • Moving Windows — It’s no longer possible to move the window using the split view dividers.
  • Narrower Windows — OmniFocus’ minimum window width has been reduced.
  • Inspector Menus — MISSING VALUE no longer appears in action and project status menus or the “Review Every” menu.
  • Bad State after Time Zone change — OmniFocus behaves better after changing time zones, clearing a due date, and then using a +1 day/week/month button
  • Spurious Due Soon Notifications — OmniFocus now always respects its own Notification Preferences.
  • Sync Credentials — When syncing with Omni Sync Server, you’re no longer prompted again for your username after entering it in Preferences—just your password.
  • New Item in Forecast (Focused) — You can create a new action while Focused and in the Forecast perspective without causing an alert to appear.
  • New Item in “No Context" — You can now create new items in Flagged and in Contexts when “No Context” is selected.
  • Perspective Icons — Some custom icons previously resulted in an error about PNG gamma value.
  • Grouping Actions in Quick Entry — The app no longer hangs when grouping actions in the Quick Entry window.
  • Flagged Items — Status circles are now drawn with orange only if flagged and not complete.
  • Crash — Fixed a commonly-reported crash on launch.
  • Crash — Fixed a crash when quitting.
  • Crash — Fixed a crash when closing the Archive window with a hidden toolbar.
  • Crash — Fixed a crash undoing “Replace All” when text in notes had been replaced.
  • Crash — OmniFocus now beeps instead of crashing when you try to delete “No Context” from the sidebar.
  • Many Smaller Fixes and Improvements — Including several other crashes.

OmniFocus for iPhone 2.4.3

January 12, 2015

Requires iOS 8

OmniFocus 2.4.3 makes improvements to background sync and related features:

  • Background Sync When Activated From a Suspended State — OmniFocus once again responds to background fetch requests after being suspended (for example due to low memory).
  • Sync When Returning to Foreground — When appropriate, OmniFocus once again syncs when returning to the foreground.
  • Sync in Nearby Perspective — Sync changes can now be incorporated while the Nearby perspective is open.

OmniFocus for iPhone 2.4.2

December 22, 2014

Requires iOS 8

OmniFocus 2.4.2 fixes several problems, including crashes, present in version 2.4 and 2.4.1. Thanks for your patience while we worked on the following fixes:

  • Location-based Notifications — Fixed several problems with context names not appearing, and with notifications for unavailable or completed items appearing anyway.
  • Reminders Calendar — When Calendar Alarms are turned on in settings, the OmniFocus Reminders calendar is once again updated with every sync.
  • Forecast — Actions from on-hold Projects are displayed in Forecast, matching the behavior of OmniFocus for Mac
  • Group Headers — Fixed a problem where group headers could become detached from their groups in Nearby.
  • URL Scheme — Fixed a crash when opening the app via omnifocus:///task and omnifocus:///context urls
  • Project Perspectives — Project-mode perspectives are still coming; but aren’t quite ready. This update fixes a few problems, including crashes, related to work in progress.
  • Release Notes — The in-app release notes have a new style which is easier to read on smaller screens.
  • Nearby — Leaving Nearby in list view, returning, and switching to map view no longer results in empty map with no pins.

OmniFocus for iPhone 2.4.1

December 10, 2014

Requires iOS 8

OmniFocus 2.4.1 fixes several problems, including crashes, present in version 2.4. Thanks for your patience while we worked on the following fixes:

  • Settings — You can once again change notification settings.
  • Home Screen — Fixed several cosmetic problems, including empty rows, misaligned animations, and text that was too light.
  • Launch Time — Improved launch time.
  • Row Layout — Project and Project Folder titles were truncating at one line, but sizing for their entire length.
  • Forecast — Fixed a problem with empty rows or rows containing only “Inbox”, content getting garbled when crossing over midnight, and Calendar appointments being hidden by default.
  • Hangs and Freezes — related to the up/down arrows in the Editor and/or setting Due/Defer times
  • Crashes — Several other sources of crashing
  • URL Scheme — The app no longer opens to a blank screen when launched via omnifocus:/// url
  • Sync — OmniFocus once again begins a sync automatically when leaving the app.