OmniPlan 3.10 for Mac and iOS Public Test

by Brent Simmons on September 20, 2018

You can help test! Just download the Mac version, sign up to get the iOS version via TestFlight, or both.

OmniPlan 3.10 for Mac adds a new Sync and Sharing workflow that replaces the old interface for managing accounts and for setting up publish and subscription actions. This makes this feature easier to find, set up, and use.

It also adds compatibility with macOS Mojave (though not with Dark Mode support yet; that’s coming soon).

There are a whole bunch more changes in addition to the above: definitely read the release notes for more detail, including a note about file format changes and syncing.

OmniPlan 3.10 for iOS is ready for iOS 12. It adds support for Siri Shortcuts — as you create new documents and open existing documents, Siri will notice and will make suggestions, which can appear in Spotlight, on the lock screen, and in Siri Settings.

The iOS app also includes the new file format changes, which is important to know if you’re syncing projects.

Read the in-app release notes for the full scoop!

OmniOutliner Updated for iOS 12 with Siri Shortcuts Support

by Brent Simmons on September 18, 2018

OmniOutliner 3.3 for iOS adds support for Siri Shortcuts and fixes some bugs with printing and PDF and HTML export.

Siri will keep track of your actions and suggest opening existing documents and creating new documents from custom templates, and those suggestions may appear in Spotlight, on the lock screen, and in Siri Settings.

(Note: creating new documents via Siri Shortcuts requires the Pro version for now, since it requires custom templates. In a version coming soon it won’t require custom templates, and then this will work with Essentials too.)

Several bugs were fixed with printing and PDF and HTML export, including layout and color bugs. See the release notes for the full scoop.

(Note: OmniFocus and OmniGraffle were updated for iOS 12 yesterday. OmniPlan will be updated soon.)

OmniFocus 3 for Mac Public Test

by Brent Simmons on September 17, 2018

Would you like to help us test OmniFocus 3 for Mac? Here’s how:

Download a public test build of OmniFocus 3 for Mac and then let us know how it goes — choose Contact Omni from the Help menu to send us your bug reports and feedback.

You can also sign up for our Slack workspace and join the #omnifocus3_test channel and talk about OmniFocus with other users.

Important note: some parts of the app are still works-in-progress — for instance, the first-run walkthrough is still being worked on.

What’s Inside

OmniFocus 3 for Mac includes tags, enhanced custom perspectives, interleaved Forecast, and other new features that already appear in OmniFocus 3 for iOS. Listen to, or read, The Omni Show: OmniFocus 3 for Mac: New Features for more details.

It also includes a modern, updated design that still manages to remain familiar to everyone who’s used OmniFocus 2 for Mac.

We plan to ship Monday, September 24.

Once it Ships

When it’s finished, the app will be available from our website and from the Mac App Store as a free download with a 14-day trial. The Standard edition will cost $39.99; Pro will cost $79.99.

Everyone who bought a previous version of OmniFocus for Mac will get a 50% discount (as long as it’s through the same place: Mac App Store or our website), and everyone who bought OmniFocus for Mac since our announcement last October will get a free upgrade.

OmniFocus, OmniGraffle Updates for iOS 12

by Brent Simmons on September 17, 2018

We’re excited for the release of iOS 12 today — especially for Siri Shortcuts!

We’ve been working hard on our apps to get them ready, and today we have updates to OmniFocus and OmniGraffle. OmniPlan and OmniOutliner updates are coming soon.

Here’s the scoop on each:

OmniFocus

OmniFocus 3.1 for iOS is up on the App Store with support for Siri Shortcuts and for the Apple Watch Siri Face.

Siri will start suggesting activities — in Spotlight, on the lock screen, and in Siri Settings — based on things you do: viewing parts of your database, creating new items, and completing repeating tasks.

Some Siri Shortcuts can also appear in the Apple Watch Siri Face: marking a repeating action complete, viewing a project with a due date, and viewing a tag with a location.

Other changes include Handoff support and an enhancement to custom perspectives. See the release notes for details.

OmniGraffle

OmniGraffle 3.7 for iOS adds support for Siri Shortcuts and fixes a number of bugs.

Siri will suggest opening existing documents and creating new documents based on your observed patterns. As with OmniFocus, these suggestions can appear in Spotlight, on the lock screen, and in Siri Settings.

OmniOutliner Import has been enhanced: contents are now laid out on a canvas using Infinite Canvas Mode.

And several bugs — related to nudging, orthogonal lines, masking, and more — were fixed. See the release notes for the complete list.

OmniFocus 3 for Mac to Ship September 24

by Brent Simmons on September 13, 2018

OmniFocus 3 for Mac will appear in the Mac App Store and on our website Monday, September 24. (That’s the plan, but the usual caveat applies that it has to go through the App Store review process.)

It’s still in testing at the moment, but it’s very close to being ready, and we couldn’t be more excited to get it finished and make it available to everybody.

Also going on: OmniFocus for the Web is in testing with an early small group, and we’re working on updates for OmniFocus 3 for iOS.

Discounts and Upgrades

OmniFocus 3 for Mac will be available from the Mac App Store and from our website. It will be a free download with a 14-day trial. The Standard edition will cost $39.99, and Pro will cost $79.99.

Everyone who bought a previous version of OmniFocus for Mac (via the same place: Mac App Store or our website) will get a 50% discount, and everyone who bought OmniFocus for Mac since our announcement last October will get a free upgrade.