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.
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!