T-Shirts, Mugs, and More: Profits Go To App Camp for Girls

by Brent Simmons on November 8, 2018

Reminder! We’ve got a bunch of very cool T-shirts, mugs, stickers, and more for sale — and the money we make from these will go to App Camp for Girls.

The crowd favorite is the OmniFocus T-shirt with a three-eyed purple cat carrying his friend who’s a snake covered in roses.

T-shirt with a three-eyed purple cat carrying his friend who’s a snake covered in roses

And we’ve also got three cool cats…

T-shirt with three cool cats who use OmniFocus

…and more classic designs.

T-shirt with a purple OmniFocus checkmark and with the OmniFocus 3 word mark

Enjoy! And know that profits go to a great cause. :)

OmniGraffle 3.8 Supports New iPads and New Apple Pencil

by Brent Simmons on November 7, 2018

OmniGraffle 3.8 for iOS supports the new iPad Pro and the new Apple Pencil.

With the new iPad Pro, your OmniGraffle canvas extends edge-to-edge, beautifully.

With the new Apple Pencil, you can make your graphics precise with even less effort — it’s a great companion to OmniGraffle for iOS. And you can customize the double-tap gesture: set it to switch to the previous tool or toggle the Navigation Sidebar, Inspector, or full-screen mode.

Read the release notes for more details.


The Omni Show: How We Built OmniFocus for the Web

by Brent Simmons on October 31, 2018

In the latest episode of The Omni Show we have a big panel — including Ken Case — and we talk about how OmniFocus for the Web came to be, both its history and how we’re actually building it.

The service is made up of several components: a front end written in React, coordinators in Python, a (previously-built) push notification service in Go — and OmniFocus itself, which is written in Objective-C and Swift.

How did we manage all this? How does it all work together? What’s next? Listen to the podcast to find out! (Or read it, because we always provide a transcript.)

The Omni Show: Rey Worthington, OmniGraffle Engineer

by Brent Simmons on October 17, 2018

In the latest episode of The Omni Show we talk with Rey Worthington, OmniGraffle Engineer, who recently worked on (among other things) Mojave Dark Mode support in OmniGraffle and OmniPlan.

We veer into discussing NSPredicateEditor — the topic we know you want to hear about :) — and then we talk about growing up in central California, Rey making her way to Seattle and The Omni Group, rock climbing, and cats.

OmniFocus 3.1 for Mac: Light Sidebar, Localizations, and More

by Brent Simmons on October 11, 2018

OmniFocus 3.1 for Mac adds localizations and new features, and it fixes a number of bugs.

If you’re the kind of person who likes to wait a little while after release before checking out a major new version, now’s the time to go take a look.


It’s been localized in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish.

The app’s appearance now automatically matches Mojave’s Dark Mode setting — and there’s a new preference so you can make it always light or always dark, if you don’t want it to follow the system setting.

There’s a new light sidebar. To turn off the dark sidebar and go light, see the Style preferences pane and uncheck “Use dark sidebar.”

The Forecast perspective how hides calendar events in the past (and it hides declined events too). The Clean Up command removes events that should be removed due to the passage of time.

Bug fixes include crash fixes, refinements to the Dark Mode theme, improvements to VoiceOver support, fixes for layout and perspective issues, and more.

Read the release notes for the full scoop.

And, again, if you haven’t downloaded OmniFocus 3 for Mac yet, today’s a good day to get going!

PS We also recently released OmniFocus 3.1.3 for iOS, which includes support for complications on the Infograph and Infograph Modular faces. We’re big fans of the new Apple Watch!