The Omni Show: Launch Day

by Brent Simmons on May 30, 2018

In the latest episode of The Omni Show, Ken Case, Dave Messent, and I party like it’s 1999 talk about the two years of design and engineering work that went into OmniFocus 3 for iOS, and about how all that planning and careful engineering paid off in the end with this release.

And we talk about what’s still to come: OmniFocus 3 for Mac, OmniFocus for the Web, and more new features and enhancements for OmniFocus for iOS.

We’re super-proud of what we’ve accomplished. And — work continues!

OmniFocus 3 for iOS Released

by Brent Simmons on May 30, 2018

We’re super-excited to announce that OmniFocus 3 for iOS is now shipping!

It’s free to download, and offers a two-week free trial. Go get it on the App Store!

Or learn more about it on the new product page, and then go get it on the App Store. :)

OmniFocus for iOS is now celebrating ten years on the App Store — it’s been there since day one, and we’ve been so proud to see it earn its status as the trusted to-do list app.

This major update is the result of two years of design and engineering work — much of it under the hood — to bring new features, better workflows and user experience, and even more reliability and safety.

At the same time, the app should still feel familiar to everyone who used OmniFocus 2. If you’re upgrading, you should feel right at home. This is very much by design.

We hope you’ll love OmniFocus 3 as much as we do!

What’s New

Watch the video:

Highlights:

  • Tags add a powerful additional organizing tool. Create tags for person, energy level, priority, location, and more.
  • Batch editing lets you set due dates, tags, and other data for multiple tasks all at once
  • Flexible inspectors allow you to show only the features you use, and reorder them so your favorites are where you want them
  • The Forecast view shows your tasks and calendar events in order, so you can better see what’s coming up in your day
  • Enhanced repeating tasks are easier than ever to set up — and they work with real-world examples such as the first weekday of the month

New in the Pro version:

  • The filtering rules in custom perspectives are simpler to use while being more powerful than ever, letting you combine rules with “all,” “any,” and “none.” You can also choose any image to use as your custom perspective’s icon, and a custom tint color to go with it.
  • Today’s Forecast can include items with a specific tag, and you can reorder those tasks however you choose, so you can plan your day better

There’s plenty more! Read the release notes for more details.

And check out Inside OmniFocus for new posts on some of the new features: tags, interleaved Forecast, and the Forecast Tag. We’ll keep updating the site as we get more content — to help you get the most out of OmniFocus.

Pricing, Discounts, and Upgrades

Standard and Pro editions are available via in-app purchase. Standard is $39.99, and Pro is $59.99. An upgrade from Standard to Pro is $19.99. (All prices quoted are for the US App Store.)

If you purchased OmniFocus for iOS in the past, then you get a 50% discount to the same edition (Standard or Pro) for OmniFocus 3 for iOS.

If you purchased OmniFocus 2 for iOS since our announcement last October, then you will get a free upgrade to the same edition.

Next Actions

We’re working on OmniFocus for Mac — hopefully in beta testing this summer — and on OmniFocus for the Web. At the same time, we’re continuing to work on enhancements, fixes, and new features for OmniFocus for iOS.

The OmniFocus train is a mighty good train. :)

On Syncing with the Mac Version

OmniFocus 3 for iOS syncs fine with the current Mac version. Make sure you’re using the latest version of OmniFocus 2 for Mac, and make sure you’ve migrated your database.

The Mac app doesn’t know about all the new features — for instance, the first tag is used as a context — but it continues to sync your data.

Support

As always, our Support Humans are standing by, ready to help with you any questions!

Help the OmniGraffle Team By Sending Us Your Diagrams

by Dan Walker on May 29, 2018

OmniGraffle 7.8 for Mac is shaping up to be a great update for those who make diagrams in OmniGraffle. Check out the release notes to see some of the changes coming soon!

Do you have any example diagrams you can share with us?

We understand that OmniGraffle is important to your workflow and you may not be comfortable running a non-release build of OmniGraffle. To help us test that the transition will go smoothly, do you have some example diagrams you can send us so we can compare between 7.8 and earlier versions? Complex diagrams are great but we want the simple diagrams to look good too.

You can easily send us documents using the Contact Omni… option from the Help menu. There is even an option to “Convert all text to gibberish to protect any confidential information” since we are primarily interested in the line routing and layout of the document — just remember to click the Include Document button!

You can also send documents directly to omnigraffle@omnigroup.com.

Thank you for your help!

Privacy Policy Update

by Molly Reed on May 24, 2018

If your inbox looks anything like mine, it’s probably currently full of emails about updates to privacy policies of the various services that you use.

Omni has also updated our privacy policy to be compliant with the new data privacy regulations outlined by the European Union, known as “GDPR”.

Your privacy is important to you and that makes it important to us. There’s a high level of trust involved in the relationship that we have with our customers and we want to keep earning it.

The changes here aren’t dramatic, because we’ve always tried to give customers as much control over their data as possible. This updated policy is specific about what kinds of information that we collect and have access to and how you can go about exercising your right to control the information that we keep. Although this update is in response to new regulations effecting our European customers, we will extend the same options to all of our customers regardless of their location.

If you want to track specific changes, you can check out our GitHub repository.

We hope that this policy update seems reasonable to you. If it doesn’t, please contact us about your concern at info@omnigroup.com.