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:


  • 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.


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

OmniFocus 3 for iOS Available for Pre-order

by Brent Simmons on May 24, 2018

OmniFocus 3 for iOS isn’t quite on the App Store yet, but you can pre-order it now.

You’ll get an alert once it’s available, and the app will automatically download to the device where you placed the order. (It will also download on any other iOS devices where you have enabled automatic downloads.)

The app itself is free to download. Standard and Pro versions are available via in-app purchases, once the app ships.

This means that pre-ordering it is free. No risk. Go do it now!

About discounts and upgrades: if you bought OmniFocus 2 for iOS, there will be a 50% discount for OmniFocus 3. And if you bought OmniFocus 2 for iOS after we announced OmniFocus 3 last October, then an upgrade to the same edition (Standard or Pro) will be free.

Also note: OmniFocus 2 for iOS has been removed from sale from the App Store, since OmniFocus 3 is shipping so soon.

The Omni Show: Custom Perspectives

by Brent Simmons on May 23, 2018

In the latest episode of The Omni Show, Ken Case, CEO, and Dave Messent, OmniFocus Product Manager, join the show to talk about custom perspectives in OmniFocus Pro 3 for iOS.

Custom perspectives now work with the new tags feature — and the editor has been made more powerful and easier to use.

Reminder: we’ve set a ship date of May 30 for OmniFocus for iOS. (It could change, depending on App Store review, but that’s the plan.)

Also remember that you can continue to sync using OmniFocus 2 for Mac.