OmniFocus for the Web Adds Quick Open

by David Lonning on December 17, 2020

We are happy to announce that the new Quick Open feature is now available to all users of OmniFocus for the Web. This marks the final feature release for OmniFocus for the Web of 2020, a year that also brought custom perspective support, keyboard shortcuts, enhanced view options (including the Today tag in Forecast view), improved preference syncing between platforms, subscription-free trials, and a rebuilt API that paves the way for even more features to come.



Quick Open adds powerful keyword-based navigation between items and perspectives in OmniFocus. It is already enabling new workflows for users that help accomplish more with OmniFocus for the Web—but don’t take our word for it:

This is great! I have a perspective based on a tag in the project name, but not the individual tasks. Now, I can use the keyboard to open the project and review the tasks in the project. This is really good for sprint reviews. -Robert Floyd, Omni Group Slack member

Use Quick Open in OmniFocus for the Web by pressing the letter O any time you aren’t editing the contents of a cell.

Quick Open is an automatic feature upgrade for OmniFocus for the Web, a browser-based companion to OmniFocus for the Mac and OmniFocus for iOS. Visit web.omnifocus.com to begin a trial of OmniFocus for the Web for free.

OmniFocus 3.11 for Mac Adds Widgets to Big Sur

by David Lonning on December 2, 2020

Following the recent release of OmniFocus 3.10 for Mac as a Universal app for M1 and macOS Big Sur, we’re happy to announce that OmniFocus 3.11 for Mac is now available.


This update brings Forecast and Perspective widgets—quickly becoming a popular feature in OmniFocus for iOS—to the Mac for the first time.

In macOS Big Sur, widgets appear in the updated Notification Center on the right side of the screen. Click Edit Widgets beneath any existing ones to add the new OmniFocus widgets. As with OmniFocus for iOS, these include:

  • A Forecast widget with a calendar view for today and the days ahead

  • A Perspective Items widget with a list of upcoming items in a perspective of your choice

Both of these are available in small, medium, and large widget sizes, and can have their font size customized to suit your needs.

Widgets on macOS Big Sur are just the latest in a line of OmniFocus features—from Quick Entry to Omni Automation—developed specifically to empower your work on Mac. We can’t wait to hear how this update is helping you accomplish more every day.

OmniFocus 3.11 for Mac is available as a free upgrade for all OmniFocus subscribers and all owners of OmniFocus 3 for Mac. Try it for free by downloading OmniFocus 3 for Mac from the Omni website or the Mac App Store.

OmniFocus 3.11 for iOS Adds New Widgets

by David Lonning on November 9, 2020

Since iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 were announced, we’ve been hard at work developing updates to go along with their exciting new features.

Last month we introduced OmniFocus 3.10 for iOS with support for the new iOS 14 date picker, making it easier than ever to set and update dates in the inspector.

Today we are happy to announce that OmniFocus 3.11 for iOS is here, bringing eagerly anticipated new iOS 14 widget designs to OmniFocus for the first time.

OmniFocus 3.11 for iOS adds a curated set of widgets that you can add to the Today View or your Home Screen to access your most used perspectives and most timely action items from wherever you are on your device. This includes:

  • A Forecast widget with a calendar view for today and the days ahead

  • A Perspective Items widget with a list of upcoming items in a perspective of your choice

Both of these are available in small, medium, and large widget sizes, and can have their font size customized to suit your needs. The update also includes a New Inbox Item widget—a large, friendly button for immediately opening OmniFocus to add a new item to your Inbox.

We’re hard at work finishing up our next update for OmniFocus for Mac compatible with Big Sur—and shortly after that, Big Sur widgets come to the Mac as well. Stay tuned for these updates in the coming weeks!

OmniFocus 3.11 for iOS is available as a free upgrade for all OmniFocus subscribers and all owners of OmniFocus 3 for iOS. To see how OmniFocus can help you accomplish more every day, start your free trial by downloading OmniFocus 3 for iOS from the iOS App Store.

OmniPlan 4.1 for Mac Adds Localizations

by David Lonning on October 12, 2020

OmniPlan 4.1 for Mac is now available, with localizations in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish. This adds support for each language throughout the app in addition to the original English localization. To switch between localizations, update your Language & Region preferences in macOS General Settings.

OmniPlan 4.1 Localized Gantt View

OmniPlan 4.2 Localized Resource View

Beyond support for the languages listed above, the update includes additions to the English-language documentation (choose OmniPlan Help from the Help menu) and a minor change to the inspectors to help indicate when no color is chosen for a particular attribute.

OmniPlan 4.1 also paves the way for macOS Big Sur, with work in progress refining the app for the look and feel of the upcoming operating system. Look for the full OmniPlan Big Sur update coming in OmniPlan 4.2.

OmniFocus 2 for iPhone Manual Available on the iBookstore

by David Lonning on February 26, 2014

OmniFocus saw a new member join its documentation family today, with the addition of the OmniFocus 2 for iPhone User Manual to the list of of our EPUB reference books available on the Apple iBookstore. The manual is updated for version 2.1, and is available immediately as a free (and DRM-free) download.

Our OmniGraffle 6 EPUB documentation celebrated a little milestone as well, with a host of quality-of-life improvements and clarifications bringing the OmniGraffle 6 for Mac User Manual up to date for version 6.0.4.

The OmniFocus 2 for iPhone manual joins the OmniGraffle 6 and OmniOutliner 4 EPUB manuals already available on the iBookstore in the 51 territories to which we’re currently able to publish. If the books aren’t available in your country, please email us at support@omnigroup.com and we’ll provide you with a copy of the book you need.

Keep an eye out for more books coming your way!