Now Hiring: Front-End Web Developer

by Brent Simmons on October 14, 2019

From our jobs page:

The Omni Group is seeking a front-end web developer to build and expand the web edition of OmniFocus, our award-winning task management application. OmniFocus for the Web brings the productivity power of our native macOS and iOS apps to cross-platform customers.

You’d work with us in Seattle, enjoy good food, benefits, and your own office — and you’d work with a great bunch of people on a cool new app.

OmniFocus for the Web is built in React and Redux. To learn more, listen to (or read the transcript of) our podcast episode How We Built OmniFocus for the Web. Also read OmniFocus for the Web: Under the Hood.

PS Here’s a lovely view of Lake Union and Capitol Hill from our office. You’d get to enjoy this too — it’s a beautiful place to work. :)

View of Lake Union and Capitol Hill, on a sunny day, photographed at the offices of The Omni Group.

OmniPlan with iOS 13 Features Now Available

by Brent Simmons on October 9, 2019

OmniPlan 3.12 for iOS is now available on the App Store.

This release adopts a bunch of big, new, productivity-boosting features in iOS 13 — and we think you’re going to be as excited as we are at what OmniPlan plus iOS 13 does for your workflow!

The big new features in OmniPlan 3.12 are:

  • Native Dark Mode: when you switch the system to Dark Mode, OmniPlan will appear in Dark Mode. (Specifying the Dark or Light theme on a per-project basis is no longer supported.)
  • Multiple windows: on iPad you can open more than one project window at a time.
  • Context Menus: — you can quickly perform common actions via 3D Touch or a touch-and-hold gesture.
  • Standard document browser: by switching to Apple’s standard document browser, OmniPlan gives you more flexibility with where you store your documents and how they sync.

We’ve also improved Omni Automation support in this release. Read the change notes for more details.

Note to OmniPresence users: you can continue to use OmniPresence to sync your documents, but you may want to read this support article about OmniPresence workflow changes.

PS Here’s a beautiful screenshot of OmniPlan running in Dark Mode with two projects open:

Screenshot showing OmniPlan running in Dark Mode with two projects open.

OmniDiskSweeper for Catalina Available!

by Brent Simmons on October 9, 2019

OmniDiskSweeper 1.12 is our free app for finding disk space on your Mac — and we just updated it for Catalina (macOS 10.15)!

It shows you everything on your hard drive, ranked by size, so you can see which files and folders are taking up a lot of space — which helps you figure out what you can delete, or move somewhere else, so you can free up disk space.

The updates for Catalina include a Dark Mode About Panel, fixed handling of Catalina volumes, and removal of an unneeded notification.

But do note that Catalina will ask for permissions for OmniDiskSweeper to access various things — it might ask, for instance, if it can access your contacts. This is because it’s looking at the sizes of all your files, which includes the files that contain your contacts.

But it’s not actually reading your contacts, files in your Documents folder, and so on — it’s just looking at file sizes.

Read the release notes for the full scoop!

And go reclaim some space on your hard drive. :)

PS Here’s OmniDiskSweeper in Dark Mode:

Screenshot of OmniDiskSweeper in Dark Mode.

MacOS 10.15 Catalina and Omni Apps

by Brent Simmons on October 7, 2019

Happy macOS 10.15 day! We use and love our Macs here at Omni, as you’d imagine, and it’s always exciting when a newer, better macOS ships.

Our work this summer was mainly with adopting new features in iOS 13: Catalina took less of our time. For one thing, macOS already has features — such as multiple windows, Dark Mode, and context menus — that iOS is just getting now.

Our apps — OmniFocus, OmniGraffle, OmniOutliner, and OmniPlan — are all Catalina-compatible right now. There are a couple remaining glitches you may see: we’ll have fixes for those soon. But they’re non-critical and shouldn’t impact your workflow. See our Omni apps on macOS 10.15 Catalina support document for more details.

And, as always, please contact our Support Humans if you have questions or need help.

PS Bonus app! We’re updating OmniDiskSweeper for Catalina, with a new release possibly as soon as today. (Here’s the current test version.)