OmniGraffle 5.0.1 beta 3 is now available

by Joel on June 6, 2008

Before all the engineers here pop off to San Francisco next week for WWDC, we've managed to get another beta release of OmniGraffle 5.0.1 out the door, in much the same manner as a well-known archaeologist grabbing his hat at the very last minute before impending doom.

Well, at least that's the way I like to think of it.

As for this release, there's not much to say other than “work continues” (which is a phrase commonly uttered during weekly status update meetings). We've fixed up a couple more crashes, shored up AppleScript support for the new features in 5.0, and fixed a few other bugs.

As usual, the disk images are available for download at our OmniGraffle beta page, and as always we've documented the changes at the historical release notes page.

Cheers, and we'll see you at WWDC if you're headed down there as well.

Graffletopia got a pretty hefty upgrade

by Joel on June 4, 2008

Patrick (who is the nice gentleman who created Graffletopia) has let me know that he's made a very thorough overhaul to the site.

For those of you who may not be aware of Graffletopia, it's this completely awesome site that has all sorts of stencils for OmniGraffle available for download. So, you should really check it out if you haven't, as stated above it's awesome.

Alongside a total redesign, the new version of Graffletopia (dare I call it 2.0?) sports the ability to save Favorites, ratings for stencils, see the most downloaded stencils, tags to augment the existing keywording feature, and an overall better browsing experience.

For you stencil authors out there, two very handy new features are in place, there's a Dashboard for managing those stencils you've created and listed at the site, and Graffletopia now offers hosting space, so you can have your stencils live there if you don't have webspace of your own.

Please head on over to Graffletopia and have a look-see for yourself.


OmniFocus meetup in S.F. on 6/10/08

by Linda Sharps on June 3, 2008

For those of you planning on attending WWDC next week, clear your dance card for Tuesday evening, because Omni is throwing a HOT PARTY. Well, a MILDLY WARM party, anyway. Although, I guess it's not technically a party … more of, well, a get-together for OmniFocus users and those interested in learning more about OmniFocus.

Yeah, that's it: we're hosting a product-specific meetup – that's at least a few degrees above tepid! I hear Paris Hilton will be there.

Join us for a 90-minute OmniFocus discussion presented by everyone's favorite productivity expert and innappropriate-balloon-animal artist, Merlin Mann, and our own resident Smarty McPantserton, Ken Case. They'll be talking about new features in OmniFocus 1.1 (like Mac-to-Mac syncing), discussing other coming-soon items, answering questions (those which we can address without having to kill you, of course), and possibly performing a quick Russian squat kick dance for those who request it.

(No promises on that last one.)

Mark it on your calendars:

What: OmniFocus meetup

When: Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Where: W Hotel (map), San Francisco • 3rd Floor, Workroom 2

Please RSVP. Max capacity for the room is 150, so make sure you arrive on time to snag a good seat.

OmniGraffle 5.0.1 beta 2 is now available

by Joel on May 22, 2008

Another round of bug fixes, including a couple of ornery problems we had exporting to the Visio XML format.

(Really, if you had run into the one bug you may very well have questioned your sanity. I sure did upon seeing it.)

We're set for completion of all the localization issues for the next beta release, please bear with us as that's taking a bit more time than we'd prefer.

Release notes and the beta download page can be found by clicking on the aforementioned links.


OmniFocus 1.0.2 Available

by Michaela on May 14, 2008

Howdy, howdy, howdy! The title of this post does not lie. OmniFocus 1.0.2 is now available. It includes some pretty neat things like localizations and bug fixes. To find out specifically what was fixed, please take a trip over to the release notes. To download the new version, please visit the OmniFocus page.

And as always, work continues! Thanks to those brave souls out there for all your feedback on the sneaky peek.