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.
Thanks for all of the great feedback during the open test period of OmniFocus for the Web! The public test of the web app will start to require a paid subscription late next week (after we've updated our online store to offer a $5/month web-only add-on subscription). Whether or not you end up subscribing, thank you very much to all 20,000+ of you who signed up for the public test!
It's been a decade since we last updated many of our app prices, and I just wanted to let you know that we're planning to raise those prices in about two weeks (on Monday, March 11). We're reviewing prices on an app by app basis, but our rough guide will be the pace of inflation over that decade. So if anyone is looking to buy our apps at their current prices, I recommend doing so before March 11!
We’re working on making it easier for businesses, schools, and other organizations to license and deploy our iOS apps. If you work for a business or school that might be interested in purchasing the iOS edition of any of our apps (OmniGraffle, OmniPlan, OmniFocus, or OmniOutliner), please get in touch! Our solution to this problem isn't finalized yet, and we'd love to work with you to make sure that we solve this in a way that will work for you.
As always, our roadmap for the year isn't the same as the actual journey we end up taking! It indicates the direction we're headed in, but the future is never certain—and if we actually want to get where we're trying to go, our plans need to adapt as circumstances change. Now that our iOS 11 work has shipped, where does that leave us with respect to our roadmap for the rest of the year?