Happy New Year! A tradition in January, we take a moment to reflect on the past year and share a roadmap of the intended journey ahead for 2023. We have a very full schedule ahead of us in 2023 as we redesign and rebuild our two most popular apps, OmniFocus and OmniGraffle, leveraging the latest advancements in Apple technologies.
With our latest shipping updates, all of our apps are ready for both macOS Ventura and iPadOS 16. Along with updating our apps for compatibility, we've brought iPadOS 16's customizable toolbars to all our document-based apps (OmniGraffle, OmniOutliner, and OmniPlan).
We've updated our online store so that there's no longer a distinction between team and personal licenses. You can purchase however many licenses you need—traditional up-front licenses or subscriptions—then use them yourself or share them with team members. We've reduced the number of choices each of you have to make when purchasing our software, while still providing flexibility for how you use purchased licenses.
One of the predictable sources of news affecting our plans is Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, so each year we leave space in our schedule to jump into that firehose of information—and when we emerge, we update our plans and share what we've learned about changes that might affect our roadmap.
For anyone who uses any of our apps on an iPhone or an iPad, we're starting out the year with updates across the board. With these updates, Omni Automation in Shortcuts is available across all of our apps and on all platforms.
Redesigning and rebuilding our apps based on the latest Apple technologies remains our current focus. This ongoing effort has now borne fruit with last year's OmniPlan 4 release, continues with the current OmniFocus 4 TestFlight, and—approaching over the horizon—is expected to lead to an incredible update to OmniGraffle.
iOS and iPadOS 15 bring great new features that your Omni apps are ready to support on day zero, like widgets on the iPad home screen, the Focus feature for contextual control of which alerts deserve your attention, and the ability to capture Live Text straight into each app.
Experience has taught us that our plans will need to adjust mid-year, when Apple shares how their platforms are evolving. We look forward to leveraging the latest platform improvements as we continue to redesign and rebuild our apps!
Our world is constantly changing, and each year we have to be prepared to adjust our plans. If we want our products to stay relevant for another twenty years, adopting the latest technologies is the right move.
I hope this year's roadmap gives you a sense of where we're headed next! When we think about what to focus on next, we think about how to build products that help you, our customers, be your most productive selves.
We think it's time to retire our custom document browser in favor of using Apple's built-in document browser—and with our iOS 13 updates this fall we'll be doing just that, making it easier than ever for you to choose where you want to keep our apps' documents.