Ken Case Joins 58keys to Talk About OmniOutliner

by Omni on December 22, 2020

Ken Case (our CEO) was invited onto the 58Keys podcast to discuss how he uses OmniOutliner for writing with William Gallagher, a bona fide writer’s writer, and Deputy Chair of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain.

About recording the podcast, Mr. Gallagher said, “I think Ken is so interesting in the interview. He is a joyous treat.” He further explained that OmniOutliner is “the outlining app for writers whether they like outlining or not. OmniOutliner is an ideas manager, a way to massage the mess in our writing minds out into a message, whether that’s a novel, script or an event. Ken explains what the app brings for writers, reveals why the Omni Group created it, and gives just a little hint about where it’s going next.”

And here’s what Mr. Gallagher wrote about the podcast in advance of it:

Speaking of software, Ken Case from the Omni Group agreed to talk about his firm’s major writing app, OmniOutliner. Today is the first day in months I haven’t opened OmniOutliner, but only because it’s early. I know for certain that later today I will be planning out two complicated articles in it, for instance.

Actually, that might be the moment in next week’s more than two hours of interviews that tickled me the most. Ken confessed that he’d prepared for the interview by making some notes in OmniOutliner –– and I had to confess right back that so had I. We both had this app on our screens throughout. Love that software.

You can watch the entire episode right here:

And you can try OmniOutliner for 14-days or learn more about OmniOutliner here.

The Omni Show: How Oogie McGuire Uses OmniFocus

by andrewjmason on December 21, 2020



Today on The Omni Show, we talk with shepherdess Oogie McGuire. She guides a flock of Black Welsh Mountain sheep at her farm in Colorado. When she’s not farming, she can be found digitally archiving community photos, curating her Animal Tracker database, or thoughtfully planning and processing her business’s next steps.


In this episode, Oogie perfectly blends the organic and technological worlds as she shares the nuances of her OmniFocus system and how they assist her farming practice. Her stylized approach to fully embracing particular features and mindfully eschewing others is intriguing and unique.

To learn more about how Oogie uses OmniFocus to stay productive—tune in to The Omni Show.

Achieve more of your goals when you download OmniFocus for Mac and iOS—and if you have any questions or feedback, email support@omnigroup.com. Our amazing Support Humans are standing by, ready to help.

OmniFocus for the Web Adds Quick Open

by David Lonning on December 17, 2020

We are happy to announce that the new Quick Open feature is now available to all users of OmniFocus for the Web. This marks the final feature release for OmniFocus for the Web of 2020, a year that also brought custom perspective support, keyboard shortcuts, enhanced view options (including the Today tag in Forecast view), improved preference syncing between platforms, subscription-free trials, and a rebuilt API that paves the way for even more features to come.



Quick Open adds powerful keyword-based navigation between items and perspectives in OmniFocus. It is already enabling new workflows for users that help accomplish more with OmniFocus for the Web—but don’t take our word for it:

This is great! I have a perspective based on a tag in the project name, but not the individual tasks. Now, I can use the keyboard to open the project and review the tasks in the project. This is really good for sprint reviews. -Robert Floyd, Omni Group Slack member

Use Quick Open in OmniFocus for the Web by pressing the letter O any time you aren’t editing the contents of a cell.

Quick Open is an automatic feature upgrade for OmniFocus for the Web, a browser-based companion to OmniFocus for the Mac and OmniFocus for iOS. Visit web.omnifocus.com to begin a trial of OmniFocus for the Web for free.

The Omni Show: How Sal Soghoian Uses Omni Automation

by andrewjmason on December 7, 2020



Today on The Omni Show, we talk with Sal Soghoian. Sal joined Apple Inc. in January 1997 to serve as the Product Manager Automation Technologies Worldwide. For two decades, those technologies included AppleScript, Automator, Services, the Terminal, and Apple Configurator, among others. His journey then led him to join forces with the Omni Group to work on the ambitious Omni Automation framework implemented throughout the entire product suite.

In this episode, Sal shares equal parts inspiration and education: He gives details of his journey that led him from Apple to the Omni Group. He reasons through the power and potential of automation. He also shares about why the cross-platform automation that the Omni Group has recently implemented is SUCH a big deal.

To learn more about how Sal uses the Omni Group’s software to unlock the power of automation—tune in to The Omni Show.

Find tools as powerful as you when you download Omni Software for Mac and iOS—and if you have any questions or feedback, email support@omnigroup.com. Our amazing Support Humans are standing by, ready to help.

OmniFocus 3.11 for Mac Adds Widgets to Big Sur

by David Lonning on December 2, 2020

Following the recent release of OmniFocus 3.10 for Mac as a Universal app for M1 and macOS Big Sur, we’re happy to announce that OmniFocus 3.11 for Mac is now available.


This update brings Forecast and Perspective widgets—quickly becoming a popular feature in OmniFocus for iOS—to the Mac for the first time.

In macOS Big Sur, widgets appear in the updated Notification Center on the right side of the screen. Click Edit Widgets beneath any existing ones to add the new OmniFocus widgets. As with OmniFocus for iOS, these include:

  • A Forecast widget with a calendar view for today and the days ahead

  • A Perspective Items widget with a list of upcoming items in a perspective of your choice

Both of these are available in small, medium, and large widget sizes, and can have their font size customized to suit your needs.

Widgets on macOS Big Sur are just the latest in a line of OmniFocus features—from Quick Entry to Omni Automation—developed specifically to empower your work on Mac. We can’t wait to hear how this update is helping you accomplish more every day.

OmniFocus 3.11 for Mac is available as a free upgrade for all OmniFocus subscribers and all owners of OmniFocus 3 for Mac. Try it for free by downloading OmniFocus 3 for Mac from the Omni website or the Mac App Store.