OS X Mavericks and Omni Apps

by Dave on October 22, 2013

Just like you, we’re really excited about today’s release of OS X Mavericks. In case you’re wondering, here’s the compatibility status of each of our shipping apps:

  • OmniPlan 2.3.1 has some rendering and exporting issues in Mavericks, but we’ve submitted version 2.3.2 to the App Store and it will be available later today from omnigroup.com.

  • We’re not aware of any issues with OmniOutliner 3.10.6 or 3.10.5, and the OmniOutliner 4 test builds are running great. Update: It looks like OmniOutliner 3’s Quick Look preview generator isn’t working in 10.9. We’re sorry for any inconvenience.

  • OmniGraffle 6 is good to go, and if you haven’t upgraded yet, 5.4.4 is too.

  • OmniFocus for Mac 1.10.5 is all set (be sure to check for updates if you’re running 1.10.4 or earlier).

A note on the OmniFocus 2 Private Test: We’re loving what Mavericks is doing for our development process, but new builds aren’t ready for testers yet. Since the currently available test builds have significant issues when running on Mavericks, we recommend that testers revert to OmniFocus 1.10.5 and wait for an announcement.

That’s it! If you run into any issues with any of our apps after updating OS X, please don’t hesitate to email our Support Humans or give us a call at 1 800-315-6664 (10am-5pm Pacific Time).

Deliver Actions to your OmniFocus Inbox with Mail Drop

by Dave on October 16, 2013

Mail Drop is a feature of the Omni Sync Server that many of you have been using for quite a while. After a year of private and public testing we’re ready to drop the “beta” badge and recommend Mail Drop to all of our customers who use Omni Sync Server with OmniFocus.

If you’re not familiar with Mail Drop, the concept is simple: send emails directly into your OmniFocus Inbox. For example, if your Twitter client doesn’t support “Send to OmniFocus” natively, but does let you email tweets, send that latest Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen photo to a special @sync.omnigroup.com email address. The next time you open your OmniFocus Inbox, you’ll see it waiting for the artistic Photoshop you planned on your bus ride home.

Here are some other ways you might use Mail Drop:

  • Bridging the gap between your Windows PC at work and your OmniFocus system.
  • Processing actionable emails on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Setting up a special email address to allow a partner to delegate actions directly.
  • Using if this then that to automate all kinds of internet-y things.

So what are you waiting for? Log in to your Omni Sync Server account and create your first Mail Drop address. If you have questions that aren’t answered by our Mail Drop Support Article, drop our support humans a line.

OmniKeyMaster: Upgrade Pricing for Mac App Store Customers

by Dave on August 27, 2013

Update: Unfortunately, we’ve had to remove OmniKeyMaster from our website and can no longer offer upgrade pricing to App Store customers.

When we first announced our plans for 2013, we mentioned that we would be offering upgrade pricing on new versions of our Mac Apps to those who purchased the previous version from the App Store. Today we’re happy to announce that OmniKeyMaster, the app that makes discounted upgrades for App Store customers possible, is ready for you to download and use.

OmniKeyMaster is a simple app that finds App Store copies of Omni apps installed on your Mac, then generates equivalent licenses from our store - for free. This gives Mac App Store customers access to discounted pricing when upgrading from the Standard edition to Professional, or when upgrading from one major version to the next. Another benefit: since they don’t have to wait in an approval queue, our direct releases sometimes get earlier access to new features and bug fixes. OmniKeyMaster lets App Store customers access those builds, as well.

Note: While OmniKeyMaster lets you take advantage of upgrade pricing in the Omni store, it does not entitle to you to an App Store version of the upgraded app. Due to Apple’s App Store rules, the only way to get a Mac App Store copy of an application is to pay full price.

We’re excited to be able to offer these discounts on our upcoming OS X releases, and invite all of our Mac App Store customers to check out OmniKeyMaster. Even though we don’t have any new versions of our flagship apps to announce this week, you can give yourself a head start by generating upgradable licenses now. There are instructions for using the app on the download page, and we’ve included a short video below. The entire process shouldn’t take more than a few minutes, and our Support Humans are standing by to answer any questions.

OmniGraphSketcher 1.1.1 now available

by Dave on May 20, 2010

After a beta period that was a little longer than expected thanks to that pesky tablet, we're ready to go final with OmniGraphSketcher 1.1.1. If you participated in the beta, you already know that we've added Japanese and French localizations to OmniGraphSketcher. We've also improved support for international number formats (both for importing and display) and made lots of other tweaks and fixes.

OmniGraphSketcher 1.1.1 is available on our downloads page or via software update. Release notes are available in the usual spot (as well as the Help menu). As always, please don't hesitate to use the Send Feedback item in the Help menu, or email us with any questions or feedback.

OmniGraphSketcher for Mac 1.1.1 beta 4 now available

by Dave on May 4, 2010

Thanks to everyone who has participated in the OmniGraphSketcher beta so far! We're approaching the final release of OmniGraphSketcher 1.1.1, so beta 4 has only a few changes. This release fixes some problems with international number formats and addresses some intermittent crashes. You can grab it from the downloads page, or via software update if you're already running an OGS beta. Keep those emails coming!