Introducing OmniPlan 4 for iPad and iPhone

by Ainsley Bourque Olson on April 13, 2021

OmniPlan 4 for iPad and iPhone, available today, introduces a brand new Outline View on iPad and iPhone, optimized for quickly creating and organizing projects, with fully customizable column display and enhanced keyboard navigation support. In addition to this powerful new view, this release brings new scheduling features like recurring tasks and manual task scheduling, originally introduced in OmniPlan 4 for Mac, to iPad and iPhone, as well as a wide range of improvements throughout the app, making OmniPlan easier than ever to use for day-to-day project management tasks, no matter how complex your project is.

And now, for the first time ever, OmniPlan is available as a universal purchase: get full access to OmniPlan 4 on your Mac, iPad, and iPhone with a single purchase or subscription, so your project schedules are always available when you need them.

Setting up task recurrence rules in OmniPlan 4 for iPad

Highlights

  • Universal App Licensing Get full access to OmniPlan 4 on your Mac, iPad, and iPhone with a single purchase or subscription.
  • Outline View:
    • Project Outline: Quickly create and organize projects in a dedicated Outline View.
    • Customizable Columns: Fully customize column display in Outline View. Select a pre-configured column set, or hide and show individual columns as needed.
    • In-line Editing: Update a task’s Title, Effort, Duration, Resources, Prerequisite, Dependents, and Effort Complete without ever leaving the project outline.
    • Keyboard Navigation: Navigate & organize your project outline via keyboard shortcuts when connected to an external keyboard.
    • Scribble Support: Start writing on an existing task in Outline View to insert text, or cross out text to delete it. Write below the existing project outline to quickly create a new task.
  • Scheduling:
    • Recurring Tasks: Tasks can now be scheduled to occur at daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly intervals.
    • Manual Task Scheduling: Tasks now support manual scheduling. Tasks set as scheduled manually will use the start and end dates you provide; OmniPlan will not attempt to automatically reschedule them. (Manual task scheduling replaces the “locked” task date functionality offered by previous OmniPlan versions.)
  • Inspector:
    • Inspector Appearance: Appearance, layout, and organization of all inspectors have been updated to increase discoverability and improve access to functionality.
    • Dates: Dates are now input via the iOS 14 system date picker interface, which supports selecting dates and times in a calendar popover.
    • Project & Resource Notes: Project and Resource Notes can now be viewed and edited in the inspector.
  • Keyboards: OmniPlan no longer relies on custom on-screen keyboards to input dates or numeric values like effort and duration. Instead, OmniPlan presents either a date picker or the native iOS keyboard. This change is intended to simplify the experience for entering numerical values and improve compatibility with hardware keyboards.

Creating a new project outline in OmniPlan 4 for iPhone

OmniPlan Pro subscriptions are available for $19.99 a month or $199.99 for an entire year. If you prefer to purchase OmniPlan as a one-time traditional license, OmniPlan Standard is available for $199, $399 for Pro. Customers who own a previous version of OmniPlan are eligible for a 50% discount on upgrades to traditional licenses of OmniPlan 4. If you previously purchased OmniPlan 4 for Mac, simply install OmniPlan 4 on your iPad or iPhone and sign in with your Omni Account to unlock your purchase.

We are proud of the success of OmniPlan 4 for Mac since its launch nine months ago, and our team is incredibly proud to have now brought this release to iPad and iPhone. To get started with your free two week trial of OmniPlan 4, download OmniPlan 4 on your Mac, iPad or iPhone. If you have any questions or feedback, email support@omnigroup.com—our amazing Support Humans are standing by, ready to help!

The Omni Show: How Gabrielle Collard Uses OmniFocus

by andrewjmason on April 5, 2021





On today’s Omni Show, we welcome founder of TheCoachSpace.com, Gabrielle Collard. Gabrielle is an expat who’s moved from the UK to Madrid and utilizes OmniFocus to handle her daily tasks.

In this episode, Gabrielle and Andrew talk about how OmniFocus assists Gabrielle in managing all the details of her busy life.  Whether she’s renovating an apartment, learning Spanish, working with coaches, writing, or just wrangling her priorities - OmniFocus helps ground and solidify her perspective.

To learn more about how Gabrielle uses OmniFocus to stay productive—tune in to the Omni Show.

Achieve more of your goals when you download OmniFocus for Mac. And if you have any questions or feedback, email support@omnigroup.com. Our amazing Support Humans are standing by, ready to help.

Enjoy the show!

The Omni Show: How Jake Bernstein Uses Omni Software

by andrewjmason on March 15, 2021





On today’s Omni Show, we welcome cybersecurity lawyer, Jake Bernstein. Jake is the former regulator for the Washington state attorney general, and currently practices with Focal Law. His work includes advice & counsel on everything from data breach and GDPR to the California Consumer Privacy Act.

In this episode, we chat through Jake’s journey to discovering Apple and The Omni Group. We also talk about his use of OmniOutliner and OmniFocus to keep his practice and caseload running smoothly. Jake then shares some tips that have helped him along the way.

To learn more about how Jake uses Omni Products to stay productive—tune in to The Omni Show.

Achieve more of your goals when you download OmniFocus and OmniOutliner for Mac. And if you have any questions or feedback, email support@omnigroup.com. Our amazing Support Humans are standing by, ready to help.

Enjoy!

The Omni Show: Roadmap 2021 Special Episode with Ken Case

by andrewjmason on February 15, 2021



In the latest episode of The Omni Show, Andrew talks with Omni Group CEO Ken Case about our just-published Omni Roadmap 2021.

From migrating our entire suite to run natively on Apple’s new M1-powered Macs to integrating a streamlined way to handle licensing and subscriptions - Omni Group accomplished a lot last year. We recap all the progress in 2020, and Andrew tries his hardest to get Ken to spill the beans on upcoming application features.

Enjoy!

New in TestFlight: OmniPlan 4 for iPad and iPhone with Outline View

by Ainsley Bourque Olson on January 29, 2021

OmniPlan 4 for iPad and iPhone TestFlight builds gained two exciting new features earlier this week: a brand new Outline View, and an improved experience for entering dates and numeric values in OmniPlan projects.

New Outline View

As previewed in the Omni Roadmap 2021 blog post earlier this month, the OmniPlan team has been hard at work implementing a brand new Outline View for viewing and editing projects in OmniPlan 4 for iPad and iPhone:

OmniPlan 4.0 for iOS TestFlight Outline View

OmniPlan 4’s new Outline View supports (or will soon support, in some cases, as development of this feature is currently ongoing) complete in-line editing and project creation, fully customizable column configuration, and efficient keyboard navigation. A dedicated project outline view has been the most frequently requested new iOS app feature since we first released OmniPlan 1.0 for iPad on the App Store, and we’re incredibly excited to make this view option available to customers in OmniPlan 4.0.

Date & Numerical Value Input Improvements

This week’s OmniPlan 4 TestFlight build also includes an updated workflow for inputting dates and numeric values in OmniPlan projects:

OmniPlan 4.0 for iOS TestFlight Date Picker View

OmniPlan no longer relies on custom on-screen keyboards to input dates or numeric values, like effort and duration. Instead, OmniPlan 4 presents either the native iOS 14 system date picker interface, which supports selecting dates and times in a calendar popover, or the native iOS keyboard. This change simplifies the experience for entering numerical values and improves compatibility with hardware keyboards.

How to try OmniPlan 4 on iPad or iPhone

If you already own OmniPlan 4, sign up and download an OmniPlan 4 for iPad and iPhone test build via TestFlight, then sign in to the app with your Omni Account when prompted. OmniPlan 4 for iPad and iPhone is included in your OmniPlan 4 purchase or subscription, and the appropriate OmniPlan feature set will unlock automatically.

If you have not yet purchased OmniPlan 4, we still invite you to give OmniPlan 4 a try on your iPad or iPhone! Simply sign up and download an OmniPlan 4 test build via TestFlight, then sign in to OmniPlan with your Omni Account to begin your free two week trial. Don’t forget to try OmniPlan 4 for Mac, released last year, as well!

A note about backwards compatibility: OmniPlan 4 contains changes to OmniPlan’s scheduling logic and file format. While some versions of OmniPlan 3 are able to open files created in OmniPlan 4, those versions of OmniPlan will not use the same scheduling logic when computing project schedules and you may notice scheduling inconsistencies. We do not recommend syncing OmniPlan 4 projects with OmniPlan 3 for Mac or iOS.

As we continue to work towards finalizing OmniPlan 4 for iPad and iPhone, customer feedback and bug reports are tremendously helpful to our development team. Feedback about OmniPlan 4 can be submitted via TestFlight, sent to our Support team by selecting Contact Omni in the OmniPlan for iOS gear menu, or emailed directly our Support team at omniplan@omnigroup.com. We look forward to releasing OmniPlan 4 on the iOS and iPadOS App Store soon!