Happy Thanksgiving!

by Brent Simmons on November 21, 2018

In the United States, where we are, Thursday is the Thanksgiving holiday.

This year, like every year, we have a lot to be thankful for, including the recent successful releases of OmniFocus 3 for iOS and Mac — but it all boils down to being thankful for you, for the folks who use our apps.

We’re reminded of that great Walt Disney quote: “We don’t make movies to make money, we make money to make more movies.”

Because of you, we can do what we love — which is to make apps that help people get their work done, whatever it is, and hopefully have some fun while they do it.

The office will be closed during the holiday (Thursday through the weekend), since we’re not some crazy startup (we’re 26 years old now!) and we believe that respect for our users also means respect for the people who work here.

But we’ll all be thinking of you. Thank you!

New Tips on Inside OmniFocus

by Brent Simmons on November 21, 2018

We’ve written up a few new tips on using OmniFocus:

How to Exclude Tags in a Custom Perspective shows how, on Mac and iOS, to set up a custom perspective that excludes tags that you don’t want to see.

How to Search Your Entire Database (on the Mac) details how to change the search scope so you can search the current perspective, remaining items, or everything.

How To Assign a Project to an Inbox Item Using Drag and Drop (on the Mac) tells you about the preference that shows your Inbox in the Projects tab, and explains how to use spring-loaded drag and drop to move items from Inbox to individual projects.

It’s also worth remembering that our support site has a bunch of articles — for all our apps — and it’s searchable.

The Omni Show: Live from Swift by Northwest

by Brent Simmons on November 14, 2018

The latest episode of The Omni Show was recorded live at Swift by Northwest in Portland in October. Brent Simmons leads a panel of Kaya Thomas, Daniel Jalkut, and Jaime Newberry to talk about issues that the panelists care about.

It’s a little bit outside our normal content — but we like to try things, and we think you’ll enjoy it. :) (Note: the audio is a bit dodgy in spots, and we apologize for that — but our intrepid producer Mark Boszko did a fantastic job of mitigating this.)