The Omni Show: Rey Worthington, OmniGraffle Engineer

by Brent Simmons on October 17, 2018

In the latest episode of The Omni Show we talk with Rey Worthington, OmniGraffle Engineer, who recently worked on (among other things) Mojave Dark Mode support in OmniGraffle and OmniPlan.

We veer into discussing NSPredicateEditor — the topic we know you want to hear about :) — and then we talk about growing up in central California, Rey making her way to Seattle and The Omni Group, rock climbing, and cats.

OmniFocus 3.1 for Mac: Light Sidebar, Localizations, and More

by Brent Simmons on October 11, 2018

OmniFocus 3.1 for Mac adds localizations and new features, and it fixes a number of bugs.

If you’re the kind of person who likes to wait a little while after release before checking out a major new version, now’s the time to go take a look.

Highlights

It’s been localized in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish.

The app’s appearance now automatically matches Mojave’s Dark Mode setting — and there’s a new preference so you can make it always light or always dark, if you don’t want it to follow the system setting.

There’s a new light sidebar. To turn off the dark sidebar and go light, see the Style preferences pane and uncheck “Use dark sidebar.”

The Forecast perspective how hides calendar events in the past (and it hides declined events too). The Clean Up command removes events that should be removed due to the passage of time.

Bug fixes include crash fixes, refinements to the Dark Mode theme, improvements to VoiceOver support, fixes for layout and perspective issues, and more.

Read the release notes for the full scoop.

And, again, if you haven’t downloaded OmniFocus 3 for Mac yet, today’s a good day to get going!

PS We also recently released OmniFocus 3.1.3 for iOS, which includes support for complications on the Infograph and Infograph Modular faces. We’re big fans of the new Apple Watch!

Tech Support Status

by Brent Simmons on October 5, 2018

We’ve released a whole bunch of big updates lately — OmniFocus 3 for Mac, yes, and plenty more — and we’re continuing to work on OmniFocus for the Web. (We’ve just added a new round of testers.)

As a result, our sales and support teams are working through a larger-than-usual number of requests for help. CEO Ken Case writes that “helping lots of new customers is a good problem to have!”

But we should let you know what’s up, and so Brian Covey, Support Manager, writes on our forum that we’re continuing to pull out all the stops, and that we’re making progress toward getting back to normal — but, in the meantime, we most sincerely appreciate your understanding. Thank you!

It’s also worth knowing that there are other ways to get questions answered, too. The apps include extensive manuals. Our support site is searchable. You can jump on our forums or join our Slack group — sometimes your question will already have been asked and answered, and other times another user of the app might have an answer you’re looking for.

And, again, we appreciate your patience as we get back to our normal quick turnaround.

The Omni Show: Michelle Knee, Software Test Pilot

by Brent Simmons on October 3, 2018

In the latest episode of The Omni Show we interview Michelle Knee, Software Test Pilot, who tests (among many other things) this blog and The Omni Show itself.

We talk about the special challenges with testing websites — big and small devices, Safari caching, and plenty more. Then we talk about how Michelle came to Omni — all the way from Kentucky! — and then we talk about cats.

Because. Cats!