OmniPlan 3.11 for Mac: Mojave Dark Mode

by Brent Simmons on January 28, 2019

OmniPlan 3.11 for Mac supports Mojave Dark Mode! OmniPlan’s interface automatically matches your setting in System Preferences.

For Dark Mode fans, here’s a lovely screenshot:

Screenshot of OmniPlan running Dark Mode.

Note, though, that switching to Dark Mode does not change any styles in your projects. You can customize your project’s background and text colors using the Styles View.

OmniPlan now includes Dark-Mode-themed versions of its built-in templates, so you can pick templates that match your preferred interface style. And the in-app Help has been updated with details about Dark Mode.

OmniPlan 3.11 includes some other interface changes: the Network view background now matches the Project Background Color specified in Styles View, the appearance of the Show Scheduling Influences popover has changed, and the height of filter rules editor is now taller (on Mojave).

This release also includes several bug fixes, too: a fix for a crash when creating a child task, for instance, and a fix for text layout in the outline view. And plenty more.

Read the release notes for the full scoop!

(Reminder: in case you ever wonder how we do our release notes — there’s a blog post about it.)

The Omni Show: Rose Orchard, Book Author and Podcaster

by Brent Simmons on January 23, 2019

In the latest episode we interview Rose Orchard, co-host of the Automators podcast and co-author of the new book Build Your OmniFocus Workflow.

This is our first interview show with someone who doesn’t work for Omni! Rose is a big part of the community — she’s so good at talking and writing about OmniFocus, and she’s so good at helping people, that we figured you might want to hear more from her.

She was in town — all the way from Vienna, Austria — for a podcasting conference, and we invited her on the show the moment we heard she was visiting us.

And, on Saturday night, a couple days after recording the show, we hosted the Automators meetup, and a few more podcasters came to visit. The photo below was taken by Sheila Simmons on Jean MacDonald’s phone. Pictured in the photo, from left to right, are Rose Orchard, David Sparks, James Dempsey, Jean MacDonald, and Brent Simmons.

Photo with Rose Orchard, David Sparks, James Dempsey, Jean MacDonald, and Brent Simmons

(Yes! That’s a Star Wars poster in the background. We’re in the Omni cafeteria.)

OmniFocus 3.2 for Mac: Notifications and Bug Fixes

by Brent Simmons on January 15, 2019

OmniFocus 3.2 for Mac brings notifications to the Mac!

In Preferences, in the new Notifications pane, you can set notifications to appear on any combination of due, deferred, and latest start date. You can choose sounds for your notifications, too.

You can also create one or more custom notifications for any given action: see the Notifications section of the Inspector, where you can set a notification to run at a certain amount of time before it’s due — or even at a specific date and time.

(Note: notifications require macOS Mojave.)

Here’s a screenshot of the Inspector while setting a custom Before Due… notification for 30 minutes before:

Screenshot showing how to set a custom notification in the Inspector.

And here‘s a screenshot of a notification as it appears in Notification Center:

Screenshot showing an OmniFocus notification in Notification Center.

Also in Preferences: the configuration of the Today widget has moved to a new Extensions pane, and the Badges pane has been reorganized.

Other changes include crash fixes, improved VoiceOver support, better recovery when server data is encrypted with an unknown key, and a bunch more — read the release notes for all the details!