Marching slowly but surely towards beta

by Linda Sharps on April 2, 2007

We were having a discussion this morning about OmniFocus and the work that remains to be done before we can post a beta. The opinion was put forth that a personal productivity app that is even so much as 90% completed might as well not work at all, since it would inevitably disrupt your workflow and ultimately reduce your productivity rather than improve it.

I can see how this might be so, but I'm interested in what you guys think. Would you rather start using an early, incomplete beta version of OmniFocus with—potentially—some missing features, or would you prefer to wait until the app is feature-complete and (mostly) guaranteed not to suck?

(DISCLAIMER: no such guarantee actually implied.)

At the moment, the question is sort of moot because the app is definitely not ready for beta, or sneaky peek, or even for posting screenshots. We've got a few big features to wrestle into place, and a lot of bug-crushing and UI-polishing, and only a small team of engineers to get it all done.

As we look ahead to the steps towards final release, though, it would be nice to get your opinion on the process. We know a lot of you have been waiting and WAITING to start using Focus, and I promise we are working really hard to get it in your hands.

 

Another manufactured holiday

by Linda Sharps on March 29, 2007

Here's the question I've been asking myself this week: am I too old to understand the appeal of Twitter, or not cool enough?

I'm not sure I like the answer either way.

Anyway, since I don't have any exciting product news at the moment, I thought I'd ask you folks to share some entertaining website distractions. Because it's, um, Omni Mouth Link Day! Oh, you didn't know about Omni Mouth Link Day? It's like Thursday, only with more links.

I'll go first:

• The ColorJack Sphere; handy for all kinds of design projects

Giant microbes! Aw, who's a little Borrelia burgdorferi?

Fantastic video of someone's entire wedding party doing the Thriller dance

Kent Rogowski's Bears: gosh, it looks like the perfect baby shower gift (“Hm, he doesn't normally cry like that . . .”)

Okay, blog readers—your turn. Spill your latest web finds, in the name of Omni Mouth Link Day!

 

OmniPlan 1.1 RC3

by Molly Reed on March 27, 2007

We have posted an updated release candidate for OmniPlan 1.1.  This release adds French localization, addresses a crash on leveling in certain projects and adds a “note” property to resources and tasks. We really appreciate your continued feedback, which is making it possible for us to inch toward the final OmniPlan 1.1 release.

Please keep in mind that this release is still under development. Your feedback will help us improve the software, and we apologize if it crashes, corrupts your files, tracks dirts into the house, or otherwise misbehaves. A more stable release is also available.

As always, please let us know if you have any questions or comments. You can contact us directly via our support page or by using the Send Feedback command in OmniPlan’s Help menu.

Download now!

 

OmniPlan 1.1 RC2

by Molly Reed on March 22, 2007

Today we posted a second OmniPlan 1.1 release candidate, which brings us closer to posting the OmniPlan 1.1 final release.

Please keep in mind that this release is still under development. Your feedback will help us improve the software, and we apologize if it crashes, corrupts your files, leaves the toilet seat up, or otherwise misbehaves. A more stable release is also available.

As always, please let us know if you have any questions or comments. You can contact us directly via our support page or by using the Send Feedback command in OmniPlan’s Help menu.

Download and enjoy.

 

OmniPlan 1.1 RC1

by Molly Reed on March 19, 2007

Today we posted an OmniPlan 1.1 release candidate, with a few stability improvements. If all goes well, we will post an OmniPlan 1.1 final release soon.

Please keep in mind that this release is still under development. Your feedback will help us improve the software, and we apologize if it crashes, corrupts your files, drinks milk straight from the carton, or otherwise misbehaves. A more stable release is also available.

As always, please let us know if you have any questions or comments. You can contact us directly via our support page or by using the Send Feedback command in OmniPlan’s Help menu.

Download and enjoy.