Omni Looks Ahead at 2022

Greetings, Omni Newsletter fans! We’re here with a brand new issue for the first quarter of 2022, with a roundup of what we’ve been up to recently as well as a look ahead at the year to come.

Omni Automation Comes to Shortcuts on iPad and iPhone

One of the things we were excited about at the end of last year was the addition of Shortcuts to the Mac along with macOS Monterey. Omni’s history of support for automation and scripting tools is one of the things we’re most proud of, and we were there on day one with updates to the Pro editions of our Mac apps that brought Shortcuts integration with Omni’s own Omni Automation scripting system.

After adding Omni Automation support for Shortcuts to our apps on Mac, the next logical step was to bring it right back to iPad and iPhone — and we’re happy to say that as of early February, all of our Pro apps on iPad and iPhone now also include Shortcuts actions capable of running Omni Automation scripts and Plug-Ins. Just update to the latest version of your Omni app, and you’ll find its actions listed in the Shortcuts app on your device.

We can’t wait to see what you’ll create using the power of Shortcuts and Omni Automation working together. To learn more about how these technologies can help you get stuff done, see the Omni Automation Shortcuts documentation page.

The Omni 2022 Roadmap

As is tradition, in late January we published the Omni Roadmap for 2022, the annual state-of-the-union blog post from Omni CEO Ken Case where he reflects on the past year and looks forward to what’s in store for the year ahead. If you’re interested in the direction of Omni’s software development efforts this is a highly recommended read.

One of the big highlights of 2021 that continues into the present year is the development of OmniFocus 4 for iPad and iPhone, the public TestFlight for which is ongoing. In addition to recapping those development efforts, our roadmap for 2022 includes a pretty big announcement: OmniFocus 4 for Mac will be joining its counterparts for iPad and iPhone in a simultaneous release this year.

We are tremendously excited to share this plan for OmniFocus 4, which will make for a smooth upgrade path across all platforms (including OmniFocus for the Web), and provide an even more consistent experience no matter where you use OmniFocus.

We’ll have more information about the public test for OmniFocus 4 for Mac available soon. For now, you’ll find updated features and polish being added to the iPad and iPhone TestFlight regularly — and we’re still accepting feedback if you haven’t signed up yet. We’d love for you to check it out.

Highlights From The Omni Show

It’s a new year, and if you’re looking for new ways to get productive, we have a fresh set of episodes from the Omni Show podcast that we’d love to recommend:

Catch up with the latest episodes of the Omni Show on the podcast website, where you can listen directly or sign up for the feed in your podcast app of choice.

What’s Next

That’s it for this issue of the newsletter! As always, you can keep up with the latest Omni news on our blog, and take a look in the Help menu (on Mac) or App menu (on iPad or iPhone) for our latest app release notes. We hope you’ll stay tuned for our next correspondence, and until then, stay warm, stay safe, and have a great new year.

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