Omni at WWDC

by Brent Simmons on May 31, 2019

Some Omni folks — including Ken Case, CEO — will be in San Jose next week. We’ll be around at various events. If you see us, say hi!

One especially cool event we’re sponsoring is Live Near WWDC, a concert by James Dempsey and the Breakpoints benefiting App Camp for Girls. This is always a fun time — and it’s for a great cause. We’re very happy to help support App Camp’s mission.

We’re not just sponsoring — we’re actually in the show! Ken will be singing the “object alloc” chant during the Liki Song, and Brent Simmons will play keyboards on a few songs.

We hear tickets are going fast, so go get ’em before it’s too late!

And we’ll see you there. :)

OmniPlan with Omni Automation: Test Builds Available

by Brent Simmons on May 29, 2019

We’re working on adding JavaScript automation to OmniPlan, and the first test builds are up! Go here to get started — you can download OmniPlan for Mac, or you can sign up to get OmniPlan for iOS via TestFlight. (Or both!) Note that OmniPlan 3.13 for Mac test builds with automation support are available today, and OmniPlan 3.11 for iOS test builds will be available soon.

Automation brings you the power to make the app do things we never even thought of. You can do your things, the things that will help you get your work done.

In the case of OmniPlan, this means being able to plan your projects more effectively.

See the Omni Automation site for some documentation about automating OmniPlan. The documentation is in progress — there’s more to come, including tutorials. But with the video and the API reference, you should have what you need to get started.

If you join our Slack group, head to the #automation channel to talk with other folks who are using Omni Automation. And please let us know how it‘s going with these test builds!

OmniFocus for the Web Now Available

by Brent Simmons on May 28, 2019

OmniFocus for the Web is now available!

This browser-based companion app to OmniFocus for Mac and iOS includes the core features: you can add new tasks, check things off, view your projects, tasks, and tags, and more.

It’s especially great for people who need to use a Windows or Linux machine — or a Mac where they can’t install software — for part of the day. This first release is designed primarily for use on desktops and laptops, rather than touch devices, though we may make it better on touch devices in the future.

As a companion app, it requires that you’ve installed OmniFocus 3 for iOS or OmniFocus 3 for Mac.

Watch This!

Here’s a video introducing OmniFocus the Web:

You may notice that it looks much like OmniFocus 3 for the Mac. That’s by design — it makes it familiar to people already using OmniFocus.


OmniFocus for the Web is available via a subscription from our online store. There are two options:

Web Add-on subscription: $4.99/month or $49.99/year

This is best for people who plan to purchase (or have already purchased) the native OmniFocus apps separately, minimizing ongoing subscription costs.

OmniFocus subscription: $9.99/month or $99.99/year

This subscription is for the Web edition and for OmniFocus Pro for Mac and iOS — all three apps in one subscription. This is a great option for people who haven’t already purchased OmniFocus for Mac or iOS and would prefer to pay for everything with one simple subscription.


As always, our Support Humans are ready to help!

If you have questions about subscriptions, read OmniFocus for the Web Subscriptions.

If you have questions about security and encryption, read OmniFocus for the Web: Encryption on Inside OmniFocus.

Technical details for the curious

We’ll be publishing more technical details about OmniFocus for the Web — but, for now, listen to (or read the transcript of) The Omni Show episode: How We Built OmniFocus for the Web. Spoiler: the servers are Macs, and they’re running the same code that runs on the Mac and iOS editions of OmniFocus. :)