OmniFocus 4 for Mac TestFlight Notes

TestFlight builds of OmniFocus 4 require macOS 13 Ventura.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — September 15, 2023

  • Clean Up — Items completed in custom perspectives no longer clean up too quickly.
  • Gestures — Quick Entry and Inspector swipe gestures no longer conflict.
  • Settings — Fixed buggy behavior customizing accent color.
  • Sidebar — New sidebar items are now created inside selected item.
  • Widgets — Fixed a bug that could cause duplicate Forecast items to display.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — September 15, 2023

  • updated - VoiceOver — Favorite perspectives can now be navigated to via VoiceOver Rotor.
  • fixed - Forecast — OmniFocus now correctly prompts for permission to access Calendars on macOS Sonoma.
  • fixed - Inspector — Addressed bugginess customizing Inspector sections.
  • fixed - Inspector — Tag location can now be assigned from a contact address.
  • fixed - Quick Entry — Changes to Quick Entry layout are now displayed immediately, canceling new item creation no longer discards layout changes.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — September 8, 2023

  • danger - Supported Macs — Corrected configuration error in previous TestFlight build (OmniFocus for Mac will not require Apple Silicon).

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — September 8, 2023

  • danger - Repeats — Updated repeat logic as follows:
    • When an item repeats every period on a custom schedule after completion, the next repetition will be based on the specified schedule rather than being constrained to a minimum of the period length. For example, an item which repeats every weekday after completion will be scheduled for the next available weekday. You can complete an item early to advance to the next repetition, but unlike items which repeat from assigned dates it will never schedule itself further ahead than a single repetition.
    • Items which repeat every period without a custom schedule will continue to schedule their next repetition based on the completion date and the repeat interval. For example, an item which repeats every 3 days after completion will always schedule the next iteration for 3 days after completion (even if that’s when it was previously scheduled).
    • Items which skip intervals while repeating from completion on a custom schedule will continue to schedule their next repetition based on skipping forward, then finding the next available day from the schedule. For example, an item which repeats four weeks from completion on weekdays will schedule the next iteration for the first available weekday that’s at least four weeks from its completion date.
  • danger - App Development — We’ve updated to newer development tools which may have caused unexpected changes. Please let us know if you notice any UI regressions or new bugginess while testing this build!
  • fixed - Focus — Focus Bar is now displayed when Focus is enabled via the context menu.
  • fixed - Inspector — In progress Note edits are no longer discarded on item completion.
  • fixed - Keyboard Navigation — Fixed recent regressions in outline keyboard navigation.
  • fixed - Notes — Text pasted in Notes field now always displays in a legible font color.
  • fixed - Perspectives Bar — “Edit Perspective” and “Open in new window” options in Perspective Bar context menu now function.
  • fixed - Sidebar — Project type actions now update in sidebar immediately.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — September 1, 2023

  • danger - Repeats — In recent OmniFocus 4 TestFlight builds we made a change to the repeat logic, intended to address a long-standing bug which resulted in incorrect scheduling for items which are set to “Repeat from this item’s completion”. If this change has impacted your workflow, please try changing the affected repeating items in your OmniFocus database from “Repeat from this item’s completion” to “Repeat from this item’s assigned dates.” If you have feedback about this change, please email omnifocus4-testflight@omnigroup.com. Thanks!
  • updated - Inspector — Fixed default height of Inspector title field to reduce jumpiness when moving selection through a list of items (title field should grow to display full title when title field is active, bug this is currently buggy).
  • updated - Inspector — Project Type and Review are now included in default Inspector layout.
  • fixed - Context Menu — “Show in Tags” now works for Projects.
  • fixed - Forecast — Items with Scheduled Notifications no longer display in Forecast if they are not included in the current Focus.
  • fixed - Outline — Placeholder text is now consistently displayed in empty Project field.
  • fixed - VoiceOver — Outline perspective titles are now read correctly by VoiceOver.
  • fixed - VoiceOver — Corrected VoiceOver labels for Estimated Duration buttons.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — August 24, 2023

  • danger - VoiceOver — Began progress improving VoiceOver support. Initial work focuses on status circles and outline icons.
  • updated - Perspectives Bar — Perspectives Bar tabs are now spring-loaded (tabs are not yet drop targets).
  • fixed - Dates — Completed date can now be changed after a task is marked complete.
  • fixed - Dates — Assigned dates are now always displayed when editing a date value (change in previous TestFlight build displayed inherited dates over-aggressively).
  • fixed - Focus — Inbox is now hidden in Projects perspective when Focus is active.
  • fixed - Notes — Clear Style now preserves hyperlinks.
  • fixed - Notes — Addressed a hang that could occur when adding a link to an outline Notes field.
  • fixed - Outline — Fixed a hang that could occur after removing final tag assigned to an item in the outline.
  • fixed - Outline — Left arrow key now moves cursor from + icon to assigned tags.
  • fixed - Repeats — When completing items set to repeat after completion ahead of schedule, next repetitions are now scheduled according to items completion date, not the assigned date.
  • fixed - Repeats — Items which repeat after completion on specific days now honor the set repeat interval.
  • fixed - Repeats — Next deferred date is now displayed correctly in Repeats inspector for items which repeat after a set number of weeks.
  • fixed - Search — Search field now clears when switching perspectives.
  • fixed - Sidebar — Long titles are once again truncated properly in the sidebar.
  • fixed - Standard — Additional fixes to ensure proper feature set is available in Standard mode.
  • fixed - Sync — Prompt for sync credentials is now displayed when perspectives bar is hidden.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur after opening layout Layout Settings.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — August 17, 2023

  • updated - Dates — Inherited date is now displayed instead of assigned date when inherited date takes precedence.
  • updated - Outline — Updated appearance of row highlight when a row is dragged over top of another row.
  • updated - Printing — Updated printed content style.
  • updated - Sync — Implemented full support for distinct encryption passphrases.
  • fixed - Forecast — Items created while “Future” is selected in the sidebar are now assigned a more reasonable due date.
  • fixed - Forecast — Fixed a bug that could items with Scheduled Notifications to fail to display in Forecast when there are no other item types to display.
  • fixed - Forecast — Empty space is no longer displayed below Calendar Events when all Fluid display fields have been disabled.
  • fixed - Inspector — Long project titles no longer cause Inspector to display in overly wide/clipped state.
  • fixed - Inspector — Inspector now displays reasonably when all fields are hidden.
  • fixed - Inspector — Folder status can now be successfully changed in the Inspector.
  • fixed - Nearby — Disabled non-functional menu commands in Nearby map view.
  • fixed - Outline — Placeholder text is now consistently displayed in empty Project field.
  • fixed - Outline — Addressed bug that could cause Fluid layout rows to display overly spaced apart.
  • fixed - Perspectives Bar — Perspectives Bar Copy as Link command now includes the plain text version of the copied URL on the pasteboard.
  • fixed - Review — Indent and outdent are now support in Review perspective.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a recently introduced crash related to Notes field content.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — August 10, 2023

We’re delighted to share that we’ve reached Design Freeze! Over the past 18 months we’ve worked through 1,529 issues, changing 10,135 files to replace 218,807 lines of old code with 200,791 lines of new or updated code. The Mac and iOS apps now have much more feature and design parity, and we’ve completely rebuilt the Apple Watch app.

We’re still testing all the work we’ve done, and we may end up finding issues where something doesn’t quite match up with our intended design and decide it needs to be fixed. But we’re no longer working to implement our planned design itself, and this means we can shift our focus to the next milestone: Usability & Accessibility.

  • danger - Fluid Outline — In Fluid mode, the Mac outline now matches the behavior of the iPad app, wrapping fields to additional lines rather than truncating or eliding them.
  • updated - Keyboard Navigation — Tab key now navigates out of the note field (option-tab inserts a tab character).
  • updated - Sync Devices — The Device list in Sync Settings now shows the number of changes that have not yet been synced to each device, so it’s easier to understand how far behind each device is and how that might be affecting overall sync performance.
  • fixed - Inspector — Go to Project button now navigates to project in correct window.
  • fixed - Outline — Fixed a bug where items being added or moved wouldn’t always be assigned the right color until you left and returned to the perspective. (We’re still working on some known issues when a project has action groups and the project switches between sequential and parallel.)
  • fixed - Perspectives Bar — Custom perspective icons once again display in the Perspectives Bar.
  • fixed - Perspectives — Both “old” and “new” formats of perspective URLs are now supported.
  • fixed - Repeats — Days of Week customization for monthly repeats now functions correctly when non-default First Day of the Week is set.
  • fixed - Settings — Adjusted padding below Device list in Sync Settings pane.
  • fixed - Sync — Handle certificate trust issues properly during Mac first run setup.
  • fixed - Toolbar — Custom perspective icons will once again appear and update in the toolbar.
  • fixed - Toolbar — Perspective icons are once again scaled to fit within their toolbar items.
  • fixed - Toolbar — Fixed a bug where a Perspective which ends up in the toolbar’s overflow menu wouldn’t work properly (beeping rather than opening the chosen perspective).

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — August 4, 2023

We’re still one Mac bug away from Design Freeze! As noted earlier, the last bit of planned work is updating the Mac’s Fluid outline to match the iPad app’s Fluid outline, so fields wrap to additional lines when they’re too long to fit in a single line rather than truncating or eliding those fields. We’ve nearly wrapped up that work, but it’s not quite ready yet—and in the meantime, we have some other updates ready to test!

  • updated - Repeats — When items which are configured to repeat from Completion are completed early, they will no longer attempt to “work ahead” by repeating based on the previously assigned date. (Working ahead on early completion will only happen when using the Assigned Dates setting.)
  • fixed - Notes — Fixed Simplify Style in Dark Mode, so simplifying styles on a note (which can happen automatically on capture or copy/paste) will no longer result in black text on a black background. (“It’s the wild colour scheme that freaks me,” said Zaphod whose love affair with this ship had lasted almost three minutes into the flight, “Every time you try to operate one of these weird black controls that are labelled in black on a black background, a little black light lights up black to let you know you’ve done it. What is this? Some kind of galactic hyperhearse?”)
  • fixed - Inspector — Fixed the state of the Show All Inspector Fields toggle.
  • fixed - Inspector — Stop installing conflicting layout constraints on the inspector’s filter bar.
  • fixed - Outline — Group padding on the final row should only apply to expanded groups which are followed by an item with thick separators.
  • fixed - Outline — When the Inbox appears as a top-level group in a perspective, it now always appears at the top rather than the bottom.
  • fixed - Outline — Fix unnecessary truncation in various fields.
  • fixed - Sync Setup — Display any issues validating the entered Omni Account, and automatically convert entered names to match the lowercase name stored on the server.
  • fixed - Sync Setup — Save sync settings more often, so we capture changes such as turning off sync and entering a new password in response to a prompt.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — August 1, 2023

We’re one Mac bug away from Design Freeze! The last bit of planned work is updating the Mac’s Fluid outline to match the iPad app’s Fluid outline, so fields wrap to additional lines when they’re too long to fit in a single line rather than truncating or eliding those fields.

Not that there isn’t more we’d love to improve—there’s always more we’d love to improve—but at some point we have to say “Pencils down!” and turn in the work we’ve already done. (And we’ve already done a lot of lovely work for this release that we look forward to getting into everyone’s hands!)

Next up: Usability!

  • updated - First Run — Changed the default perspective to be the Inbox rather than Projects.
  • updated - Outline — When an outline displays the Inbox, it consistently appears at the start of the list (rather than sometimes being placed at the end of the list).
  • updated - Outline — Adjusted the font size and weight of outline groups such as Inbox and Untagged so that fonts for groups are more consistent.
  • updated - Outline — Top-level groups now have additional padding on their final row.
  • fixed - Archiving — Fixed a regression with Archive Old Items (introduced when adding support for archive files to be saved in alternate locations).
  • fixed - Keyboard Shortcuts — Custom keyboard shortcuts can now be assigned to the Changed and Completed perspectives (just like every other perspective).
  • fixed - Outline — Perspectives organized by Individual Actions and grouping by project will correctly show the title “Inbox” for the group of items that don’t have a project.
  • fixed - Outline — Nested folders in the outline display their path the same way as nested tags do (and the same way that the app does on other platforms).
  • fixed - Outline — Date fields are no longer truncated unnecessarily.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — July 27, 2023

  • updated - Outline — Adjusted alignment of status circle.
  • updated - Outline — Reduced padding between rows in Columns outline layout (row spacing is now consistent with Columns layout in OmniFocus 3 for Mac).
  • updated - Outline — Placeholders are now displayed in empty columns when a row is selected in Columns layout.
  • updated - Settings — Reimplemented Sync Push Settings, adjustments and refinements throughout Sync Settings pane.
  • fixed - Outline — Removed unnecessary spacing after assigned tags in Fluid layout.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — July 24, 2023

  • fixed - Sync — OmniFocus now correctly prompts for account name and password instead of attempting to sync when full account credentials have not been saved.
  • fixed - Sync — Improved keychain logic to reduce likelihood of incorrect password entry overwriting saved iCloud keychain information.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — July 21, 2023

  • new - App Icon — Original OmniFocus 1 for iPhone app icon is now available as an alternative Mac app icon.
  • new - Archive — Archive files can now be saved in an alternate location.
  • updated - Custom Perspectives — Project and group availability now follows hierarchical availability definition when “Preserve hierarchy” is enabled.
  • updated - Forecast — Project and group availability now always follows hierarchical availability definition when “Preserve hierarchy” is enabled (previously, only due Forecast groups behaved this way).
  • updated - Outline — Adjusted default column widths in Columns layout.
  • updated - Text — Additional text strings throughout app have been tweaked for clarity and correct capitalization.
  • fixed - App Icon — Dark app icon variant is now correct v4 app icon (replacing the v3 Enterprise icon).
  • fixed - Forecast — Forecast sidebar calendar now updates correctly when OmniFocus is left running overnight.
  • fixed - Inspector — Notes field now scrolls as expected in Inspector.
  • fixed - Inspector — Tags field background appearance now updates correctly when switching between Light and Dark mode.
  • fixed - Outline — Improved contrast of unset flag icon.
  • fixed - Outline — Icons now display at a consistent size in Columns layout.
  • fixed - Outline — Repeat and Notification fields no longer display clipped placeholder text in Fluid layout.
  • fixed - Sync — OmniFocus no longer attempts to access older keychain entries.
  • fixed - Tags — Adjusted spacing after assigned tags in Fluid layout, corrected appearance of + tag lozenge.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — July 13, 2023

  • danger - Sync Settings — Sync settings re-implementation is currently in-progress. Some functionality may not be present in this TestFlight build.
  • updated - Outline — Due and Defer Until outline calendar pickers are now also avaiilable in Columns layout.
  • updated - Review — Removed unnecessary empty margin in Review sidebar.
  • updated - Text — Text strings throughout app have been tweaked for clarity and correct capitalization.
  • updated - Widgets — Updated appearance of Perspective Items widget.
  • fixed - Expectation Bars — Expectation bars now better match window appearance.
  • fixed - Forecast — Calendar names are now vertically aligned with project titles in Columns layout.
  • fixed - Nearby — Navigating to Nearby via URL is now supported.
  • fixed - Outline — Adjusted tag icon spacing in Fluid outline layout.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — July 6, 2023

  • danger - Sync Setup — Substantially revised sync setup flow cross-platform and addressed several known bugs. Sync credentials are now saved to iCloud keychain when possible, allowing for streamlined account setup on synced devices. Please let us know if you run into trouble setting sync up in this TestFlight build!
  • new - Sharing — Quick Entry interface is now presented when sharing items to OmniFocus, allowing for immediate capture of additional details, like dates and flagged status.
  • updated - Focus — Updated appearance of Focus bar to more closely match iOS appearance.
  • updated - Perspectives List — Updated keyboard shortcut field placeholders.
  • updated - Sidebar — Corrected due soon/overdue colors in sidebar.
  • updated - Standard — Additional progress towards making appropriate feature set available when running in Standard mode.
  • updated - Terminology — Perspectives are now accessed via the “Perspectives Bar” and “Perspectives List” (formerly the “Perspective Bar” and “Perspectives window”).
  • updated - Text — Adjusted sidebar and outline text color.
  • fixed - Context Menus — Restored Sort sub-menu.
  • fixed - Settings — “In Forecast: Include items from On Hold projects” setting now resets correctly.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — June 29, 2023

  • updated - Custom Perspectives — New perspectives are now displayed immediatley following perspective creation.
  • updated - Outline — Project count is now included in outline header.
  • updated - Search — Updated Search experience to better match Search experience on iPhone and iPad.
  • updated - Scheduled Notifications — Reduced number of clicks required to add a scheduled notificiation.
  • updated - Standard — Progress towards making appropriate feature set available when running in Standard mode.
  • updated - Toolbar — Toolbar icons are now more consistently sized.
  • updated - Quick Entry — Updated Quick Entry View Options.
  • fixed - Context Menus — “Open in…” context menu items now function as expected.
  • fixed - Settings — Addressed truncated/incorrect text in Organization Settings pane.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — June 22, 2023

  • updated - Backups — Backups now save locally by default.
  • updated - Context Menus — Adjusted Organize sub-menu options.
  • updated - Forecast — Additional refinements to Forecast sidebar calendar and outline “piano” tiles.
  • updated - Outline — Tag icon is now displayed in empty tags metadata field.
  • updated - Outline — Due and Defer Until outline calendar picker now matches Inspector calendar picker.
  • fixed - Forecast — Fixed a bug that could block resolving or flagging action group children in hierarchical Forecast.
  • fixed - Outline — Restored functional tab key navigation in the outline.
  • fixed - Perspectives Bar — Active unfavorited perspectives are now displayed last in Perspectives Bar.
  • fixed - Updating — Fixed bug that cause persistent “Saving to OmniFocus cache” message to display after installing an update via TestFlight.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — June 15, 2023

  • danger - OS Compatibility — TestFlight builds of OmniFocus 4 now require macOS 13 Ventura.
  • danger - Outline — Clicking on the Due or Defer Until icon in an outline row now opens a calendar picker. Additional refinements to this UI are planned.
  • danger - Outline — Tab key outline field navigation in this TestFlight build is buggier than in previous builds.
  • updated - Custom Perspectives — New custom perspectives now default to Flexible organization.
  • updated - Layout Options — Additional visual and text refinements.
  • updated - Outline — Due Soon/Overdue date field highlight is no longer displayed while date is being edited.
  • updated - Outline — Tag field now only displays + lozenge when necessary.
  • updated - Perspectives Bar — Subsequent clicks on currently selected perspective now trigger behavior which is consistent with current iPad behavior.
  • updated - Perspectives Window — “Copy as Link” is now available in perspective context menu.
  • updated - Resolving Items — OmniFocus now only prompts for confirmation when completing, dropping, or deleting a group that contains children hidden from the current view.
  • fixed - Inspector — Text casing is now more consistent.
  • fixed - Outline — Unset tag placeholder text how matches other placeholders in outline.
  • fixed - Perspectives Bar — Default and custom perspective icons now display at consistent size in Perspectives bar.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — June 2, 2023

  • updated - Archive — Renamed Archive menu item title “Archive Old Items.”
  • fixed - Outline — Addressed project field bugginess.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — June 1, 2023

  • danger - Outline — Project field display is currently buggy in outline.
  • updated - Outline — Updated some collation header names for consistency.
  • updated - Outline — Adjusted spacing below date grouping rows.
  • updated - Perspectives Bar — Updated Perspectives Bar context menu.
  • updated - View Options — Updated appearance of custom perspective rules in View Options popover.
  • fixed - Outline — Repeat and Notifications icon now display in correct color.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur when attempting to navigate empty navigation history.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — May 26, 2023

  • new - Apple Watch — Sync configuration is now pulled from paired iPhone when possible.
  • updated - Apple Watch — In-progress sync status is now visually displayed within the Apple Watch app.
  • fixed - Apple Watch — Addressed a bug that could cause “unrelated database” sync errors following initial sync configuration.
  • fixed - Resolving Items — OmniFocus now prompts for confirmation when completing, dropping, or deleting a group containing children.
  • fixed - Settings — Fixed a bug which could cause toggles in settings to display in incorrect toggle state.
  • fixed - Sidebar — Updated sidebar + button appearance and behavior for consistency.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — May 25, 2023

  • danger - Outline — New “Show note automatically” Editing field layout option (similar to existing feature in OmniFocus 4 for iOS TestFlight builds). Note field is now displayed automatically by default when an item is selected in Fluid outline layouts.
  • updated - Forecast — Moved “In Forecast, Include: On Hold projects” from View Options into the Organization Settings.
  • updated - Layout Options — Refined appearance of layout options.
  • updated - Notifications — Updated Notifications Inspector for permission denied state.
  • updated - Outline — Projects icon is now displayed in project metadata field.
  • updated - Perspectives Bar — Selected perspective title text is no longer tinted to match perspective accent color.
  • updated - Perspectives Window — All perspective titles are now displayed in consistent font weight.
  • updated - Perspectives Window — Options in “more” menu can now also be accessed via control-click anywhere on perspective row.
  • fixed - Custom Perspectives — Custom perspective icon picker is now scrollable.
  • fixed - Outline — Adjusted alignment of note and flag icon in Fluid outline.
  • fixed - Outline — Fixed a bug that could sometimes cause status circles to draw at incorrect size in outline.
  • fixed - Perspectives Bar — Perspective icons no longer sometimes display doubled/overlapped when scrolling.
  • fixed - Sidebar — Restored missing folder icons in projects list.
  • fixed - View Options — Removed “Hide assigned project when redundant” from per-perspective View Options (this is an app-wide setting).

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — May 17, 2023

  • updated - Forecast — Updated calendar sidebar to better match iOS appearance (this work is currently in progress).
  • updated - Layout Options — Updated appearances of layout field options in View Options and Settings.
  • updated - Outline — Adjusted tag text color.
  • updated - Perspectives Bar — Selected perspective title text is no longer tinted to match perspective accent color.
  • updated - Settings — Updated Notifications Settings pane behavior when permissions have been denied.
  • updated - Sidebar — Icons are now tinted to match perspective accent color in Project and Tag Lists.
  • fixed - Forecast — Restored correct colors to day of week header in Forecast calendar sidebar.
  • fixed - Perspectives Window — Star icon now displays correctly for un-favorited perspectives on macOS 13.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — May 11, 2023

  • danger - Outline — Visual space is no longer reserved in fluid outline for unset metadata, reducing amount of white space displayed in fluid outline overall.
  • new - App Icon — App icon customization is now supported - select from two updated OmniFocus 4 app icons in the Appearance Settings, or continue to use the sketchy test build icon!
  • updated - Inspector — Tag Location is now a customizable Inspector field.
  • updated - Outline — Unset repeat and notifications placeholder icons are no longer displayed in columns layout for unselected rows.
  • updated - Review — Updated Review header popovers.
  • updated - Settings — Continued re-organization and visual clean up progress.
  • fixed - Outline — Fixed a bug that could cause project field to be incorrectly displayed when redundant.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — May 3, 2023

  • updated - Custom Perspectives — Updated default custom perspective colors.
  • updated - Perpsective Bar — Fine-tuned perspective badge shadow.
  • updated - Settings — Continued re-organization and visual clean up progress.
  • updated - Widgets — Updated Perspective Items widget layout.
  • fixed - Inspector — Adjusted alignment of Added/Changed Inspector fields.
  • fixed - Widgets — Widgets now respect preference for due/due soon/completed text styling.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — April 26, 2023

  • updated - Forecast — Removed “In Forecast, Include: On Hold projects” from View Options (this option will be added to the Organization Settings soon).
  • updated - Perspectives Window — Updated options available in overflow menu, appearance of shortcut fields.
  • updated - Settings — Continued re-organization and visual clean up progress.
  • fixed - Forecast — Adjusted alignment of event icon and status circles in column layout.
  • fixed - Settings — Restored ability to set Quick Entry and Clippings shortcuts.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — April 19, 2023

  • danger - Perspectives Window — Continued progress updating Perspectives Window.
  • danger - Settings — Settings re-organization and visual clean up is currently in progress.
  • updated - Inspector — Updated default Inspector fields.
  • updated - Inspector — Inspector customization options have moved into “more” menu in Inspector bottom toolbar.
  • updated - Item Status — Further clarified inherited item status description text.
  • updated - Outline — Finalized perspective title display.
  • updated - Perspectives — Default perspective order has been updated.
  • updated - Tags Perspective — Tags perspective now defaults to displaying remaining items.
  • fixed - Context Menu — Omni Automation context menu item is no longer displayed when no plug-ins are installed.
  • fixed - Context Menu — “Convert to Action” is no longer offered for mixed action and project selection.
  • fixed - Omni Automation — Assigned plug-in keyboard shortcuts now persist across app launches.
  • fixed - Perspectives Shortcuts — Fixed bugs related to assigning and using perspective keyboard shortcuts.
  • fixed - Sidebar — Restored correct selection appearance in Project and Tag Lists.
  • fixed - Sidebar — Correct Inbox icon is now used in Project List.
  • fixed - View Options — Restored correct title for “Tags Order” sort order option.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — April 13, 2023

  • danger - View Options — Simplified flow for switching between default and customized outline layouts. This change may result in a one-time reset of previously customized perspective View Options.
  • danger - Perspectives Window — Updated support for assigning keyboard shortcuts is currently in-progress and may not work as expected in this TestFlight build.
  • updated - Context Menus — Restored “Mark Reviewed” option in project row context menus.
  • updated - Context Menus — Organize sub-menu now includes Convert to Action/Project options.
  • updated - Custom Perspectives — Custom Perspective icon set now includes updated chess, dice, and numerical icons.
  • updated - Documentation — Temporarily hid in-accurate OmniFocus 3 Help content.
  • updated - Nearby — Updated Nearby perspective header.
  • updated - Perspectives Bar — Adjusted appearance of perspective badges.
  • updated - View Options — Updated default outline View Options.
  • fixed - Context Menus — “Complete with last action” is no longer offered in Type sub-menu for Single Action lists.
  • fixed - Inspector — Inspector bottom toolbar appearance now matches sidebar bottom toolbar.
  • fixed - Outline — Fixed a bug that could title field to display incorrectly when editing in the outline.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — April 6, 2023

  • danger - Colors — Continued progress cleaning up color use across app, including improving consistency and contrast for outline metadata icons and text.
  • danger - Outline — Overhauled how text is scaled at supported font sizes, improving overall text alignment and spacing.
  • updated - Outline — Updated appearance of empty tag field placeholder.
  • updated - Outline — Adopted updated note icons.
  • updated - Outline — Improved item indentation/disclosure triangle alignment.
  • updated - Quick Entry — Initiating Quick Entry window dragging is no longer restricted to bottom chrome.
  • updated - Widgets — Custom perspective widgets now display manually re-ordered items in correct order (support for displaying hierarchy when enabled has not yet been implemented).
  • updated - Widgets — Updated controls for customizing widgets.
  • fixed - Item Status — Additional fixes to ensure item status is updated correctly when moving items into dropped folders.
  • fixed - Settings — Correct system Settings pane is now opened clicking “Set Shortcut…” in OmniFocus Settings.
  • fixed - Sidebar — Sidebar icons now scale with text size.
  • fixed - Omni Automation — Fixed a bug that could block updating installed plug-ins.
  • fixed - Outline — Addressed clipping of project row fields in column layout.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — March 30, 2023

  • danger - Perspectives Window — Redesigned Perspectives Window implementation is currently in-progress.
  • new - Outline — Sidebar filter selection status is now reflected in outline header.
  • updated - Nearby — Nearby map mode setting is now categorized as a a Layout View Option.
  • updated - Outline — Placeholder metadata strings in outline are now consistently capitalized.
  • updated - Outline — Removed counts and status from folder, project, and tag rows for parity with OmniFocus 4 for iOS.
  • updated - Outline — Adjusted formatting and layout of calendar event rows in Forecast.
  • updated - Outline — Additional adjustments to row padding.
  • updated - Repeats — Updated Repeat popover interaction and layout to better match experience on iPad.
  • fixed - Inspector — Improved date selection contrast in Inspector calendar popovers.
  • fixed - Inspector — Improved consistency of “multiple values” display in sub-inspectors.
  • fixed - Item Status — Addressed bugs that could sometimes cause actions in dropped folders to fail to correctly inherit dropped status.
  • fixed - Forecast — Restored calendar event icon color in Forecast.
  • fixed - Settings — Renamed appearance themes.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — March 24, 2023

  • updated - Inspector — Inspector now includes bottom toolbar with button for toggling hidden display fields.
  • updated - Outline — Reduced font weight for action titles in outline.
  • updated - Outline — Updated project and Forecast date collation row formatting and layout in outline.
  • fixed - Colors — Corrected appearance of vertical dividers in light mode.
  • fixed - Context Menus — Indent and Outdent optons in Organize context menu now function as intended.
  • fixed - Context Menus — Organize menu is now included in sidebar gear menu.
  • fixed - Forecast — Improved vertical alignment of event dates and due dates.
  • fixed - Inspector — Inherited item status is now fully reflected in the Inspector.
  • fixed - Item Status — Resolved item status is now displayed consistently for explicitly and implicitly resolved items in the sidebar and outline.
  • fixed - Item Type — Item type options are now displayed in consistent order in all menus.
  • fixed - Nearby — Implemented Current Location button in Nearby.
  • fixed - Outline — Projects list disclosure button is now displayed in outline row project field.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — March 16, 2023

  • danger - Colors — Cleaned up code around color use in OmniFocus 4. A one-time reset of default color palette may occur after installing this TestFlight build (previous default can be re-enabled in Styles Settings).
  • new - Settings — “Color text for first available actions” and “Strike resolved items” options are now available in Style Settings.
  • updated - Context Menu — Context menu now includes indent/outdent Organization menu items.
  • updated - Forecast — Forecast View Options now include Hide All/Show All calendar options.
  • updated - Outline — Folder, project, and tag title text in outline now conveys item state.
  • updated - Outline — Reduced use of horizontal dividers in outline.
  • updated - Outline — Updated folder, collation group, tag, and action row formatting and layout in outline.
  • updated - Outline — Disclosure triangles are now consistent size and weight.
  • updated - Scheduled Notifications — Scheduled Notification default time can now be customized in Date Settings, initial default time is 2pm.
  • updated - Scheduled Notifications — Scheduled Notification date picker no longer requires clicking “Done” to save new notification.
  • updated - Tags — Updated appearance of tag lozenges.
  • updated - View Options — Updated experience customizing row layout Editing Fields.
  • fixed - Context Menu — Fixed bugs related to changing item status via context menu.
  • fixed - Date Picker — Removed unnecessary “Time” label from date picker.
  • fixed - Inbox — Show Sidebar/Hide Sidebar commands and toolbar button are now disabled for the Inbox.
  • fixed - Inspector — Fixed recent regression setting item status via the Inspector.
  • fixed - Outline — Unavailable single actions are no longer displayed purple when “Color text for first available action” setting is enabled.
  • fixed - Outline — Implicitly resolved items now display in correct text color.
  • fixed - Outline — Due Soon/Overdue highlight is now drawn consistently around date fields.
  • fixed - Settings — “Perspective bar shows titles” style setting now resets properly.
  • fixed - Sidebar — Strikethrough text is now used consistently for resolved projects and folder titles in sidebar.
  • fixed - Sidebar — Corrected alignment of project type icons in project list.
  • fixed - Toolbar — Adjusted size of Mark Reviewed icon.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — March 9, 2023

  • danger - Outline — In-progress work on outline row formatting and layout refinements (this TestFlight build does not reflect intended final state).
  • updated - Context Menu — Context menu for repeating actions now includes top-level Skip and Drop Completely options.
  • updated - Inspector — More specific distance values are now used in Location Inspector.
  • updated - Perspectives Bar — Clicking current perspective tab in the Perspective bar now clears the current selection in the sidebar and outline.
  • updated - Quick Entry — Updated appearance of Quick Entry window.
  • fixed - Context Menu — Fixed a bug that could cause sidebar selection context menu to display in wrong location.
  • fixed - Dates — Restored time field in inspector date popovers.
  • fixed - Dates — Resolving repeating items via inspector date picker using a date in the past no longer results in generation of multiple repetitions.
  • fixed - Dates — Edits in dropped field date and time picker now update item’s dropped date correctly.
  • fixed - Dates — Fixed a bug that could cause date for previously selected item to display in date picker or the date picker to fail to update when switching between selected tasks.
  • fixed - Outline — Fixed recent regression that caused project title text to disappear on mouseover in columns layout.
  • fixed - Quick Entry — Repeat popover now functions in Quick Entry.
  • fixed - Quick Entry — Removed non-applicable sidebar option from Quick Entry View Options.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — March 3, 2023

  • updated - Context Menu — Updated assorted context menus for consistency with iOS app.
  • updated - Custom Perspectives — Restored “Open in a new view” option for custom perspectives.
  • updated - Focus — Revised appearance of Focus expectations bar.
  • updated - Nearby — Refined Nearby perspective navigation experience, including moving Map/List toggle to View Options.
  • updated - Outline — Project field is no longer hidden for action group children in the outline.
  • updated - Sidebar — Item status is now displayed consistently for all item types in the sidebar.
  • updated - View Options — Explicitly enabling project field in customized row layouts now overrides app-wide “Hide projects when redundant” preference.
  • fixed - Inspector — Fixed a bug that could cause input to be discarded in Inspector when assigning identical date value to multiple items in a row.
  • fixed - Inspector — Adjusted size of tag pin location popover in the Inspector.
  • fixed - Inspector — Cleaned up issues in Repeat Inspector.
  • fixed - Outline — Fixed a bug that could cause a blank Project column to be displayed when “Hide Projects Field when redundant” is enabled.
  • fixed - Outline — Actions in Single Action list are now colored when “Color Text For First Available Actions” is enabled.
  • fixed - Settings — “Settings” terminology is now used consistently on macOS Ventura.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur when resetting the database or reverting from backup.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — February 17, 2023

  • updated - Outline — Restored project row counts, etc. in outline.
  • updated - Forecast — Improved event name alignment in Forecast.
  • fixed - Nearby — Adjust map margins in Nearby.
  • fixed - Outline — Fixed many scenarios in which item text could display in incorrect color following availability change.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — February 10, 2023

  • updated - Context Menus — Completed context menu work. If you have feedback about the updated context menu, or feel a context menu item is missing, please let us know!
  • updated - Focus — Updated appearance of Focus status bar.
  • updated - OutlineShow Full Project Path option is now available when Projects field is enabled in outline layout.
  • updated - Outline — Note icon is no longer optional to display in fluid outline layout.
  • fixed - Icons — Consistent status icons are now used for all item types.
  • fixed - Repeats — Fixed a bug that could cause resolution of repeating items via the Inspector to generate multiple repetitions with unexpected dates.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — February 2, 2023

  • danger - Sidebar — Updated sidebar display behavior:
    • On all device types, sidebar display now defaults to remembering most recent expansion state when navigating between perspectives.
    • On iPhone, sidebar can be enabled as default display mode on a per-perspective basis.
    • On Mac and iPad, sidebar can be hidden by default on a per-perspective basis.
  • danger - Context Menu — Context menu re-organization remains in-progress.
  • updated - Context Menu — “Skip” is now available as a top-level context menu item for repeating items.
  • updated - Toolbar — Updated default toolbar icon set.
  • updated - Toolbar — Back/Forward navigation buttons are now grouped in toolbar.
  • fixed - Forecast — Fixed unnecessary truncation of date and time calendar event labels in Forecast.
  • fixed - Inspector — Fixed a bug that could cause Inspector layout to fallout of sync in some specific scenarios.
  • fixed - Layout Options — Non-functional “Show Notes in Outline” layout option has been removed.
  • fixed - View Options — Fixed layout of perspective upgrade explanation in View Options.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — January 27, 2023

  • new - Quick Open — Quick Open results now include Omni Automation plug-ins.
  • updated - Context Menu — Progress towards updating context menu for parity with OmniFocus 4 for iOS.
  • updated - Forecast — Updated appearance for Forecast “piano” tiles in outline header.
  • fixed - Forecast — Fixed bugs related to Forecast “piano” keys, including issues related to window re-sizing and assigning dates.
  • fixed - Forecast — Calendar list is now scrollable in Forecast View Options.
  • fixed - Forecast — It is now possible to remove an assigned Forecast tag.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — January 18, 2023

  • updated - Accent Color — Selection accent color now matches iOS app blue accent color.
  • updated - Inspector — Additional Inspector appearance and layout refinements.
  • updated - Inspector — Completed implementation of per-device type Inspector configuration sync.
  • updated - Metadata — Placeholder strings are now capitalized.
  • fixed - Nearby — Fixed a hang that could occur when changing tag location.
  • fixed - Perspectives Bar — “Copy Link” in Perspective Bar contextual menu now works.
  • fixed - Sidebar — Improved appearance of sidebar selection highlight.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur when attempting to drag content into an OmniFocus window.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur when attempting to drag an item in Forecast with “Keep Sorted” enabled.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — January 11, 2023

  • danger - View Option Reset — Changes in this build will cause outline metadata customization to reset to default settings—our apologies for the one-time inconvenience!
  • new - Flagged — Flagged perspective now supports additional grouping options, including the ability to display items ungrouped.
  • updated - Inspector — Updated visual translucency of Inspector background.
  • updated - Inspector — Additional Inspector appearance refinements.
  • updated - Sidebar — Updated visual translucency of sidebar background.
  • fixed - Sidebar — Sidebar selection is no longer discarded when navigating away from and returning to a perspective.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — January 5, 2023

  • updated - Inspectors — In-progress updates to Inspector appearance, including refinements to the appearance of the Location, Tag, Repeat
  • fixed - Inspector — Fixed bug that cause temporary display of incorrect note text color in dark mode Inspector.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — December 16, 2022

Happy Holidays! This will be the final OmniFocus 4 TestFlight build of 2022, as the OmniFocus development team will be working reduced hours through the new year. Please feel free to continue testing and reporting feedback during this period (if you encounter significant regressions or instability, previous builds are available for installation via the TestFlight application). Thank you for participating in the OmniFocus 4 TestFlight - we’re looking forward to releasing OmniFocus 4.0 in 2023! —The OmniFocus Team

  • updated - Inspector — Updated calendar button placement in date fields.
  • updated - Inspector — Appearance refinements in Title, Tags, and Parent Type Inspectors.
  • updated - Review — Missing options have been restored to Review View Options popover, settings now sync.
  • updated - View Options — Progress towards keeping View Options up-to-date when changes are made in another window or on a synced device.
  • updated - View Options — “Show Inbox” in projects View Option now syncs between devices.
  • updated - View Options — Finalized titles for Row Layout View Options.
  • fixed - Custom Perspectives — Deleting a parent rule now deletes rule’s children.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — December 8, 2022

  • danger - View Options — Updated underlying logic for saving and syncing View Option changes. This change addresses a number of bugs, including mismatches between outline display and current View Options selection. Please let us know if you encounter any unexpected behavior related to changing View Options, mismatch between selected View Options and displayed items in the outline, or restored/synced View Option state!
  • new - Toolbar — Toolbar buttons now support text labels (text labels are optional and enabled in toolbar by default).
  • new - View Options — Items assigned to on hold projects can now be optionally hidden in Forecast.
  • updated - Custom Perspectives — Various improvements to custom perspective editing experience in View Options, including support for automatically growing popover size to accomodate displaying longer sets of perspective rules.
  • updated - Icons — Updated Clean Up icon to match current icon on iOS.
  • updated - Status Circles — Completed status circles now use “OmniFocus” checkmark icon.
  • updated - View Options — Updated titles of some View Options for clarity.
  • fixed - Inspector — “Anywhere” is now consistently used for this type of location assignment.
  • fixed - Nearby — Nearby tab can now be switched to via Omni Automation.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — December 1, 2022

  • updated - Custom Perspectives — Custom Perspective edits in the new View Options perspective editor are now saved automatically.
  • updated - Custom Perspectives — Grouped custom perspectives no longer support enabling Preserve Hierarchy (this setting could cause items to be displayed multiple times).
  • updated - Inspector — Updated appearance of Inspector notes field.
  • updated - Perspectives Bar — “Copy Link” is now available in Perspectives Bar tab contextual menu.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — November 23, 2022

  • updated - View Options — Continued clean up of View Options layout.
  • fixed - Forecast — Toggling Preserve Hierarchy now immediately updates displayed outline content correctly.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — November 16, 2022

  • danger - View Options — Updates to View Options appearance and organization are in progress.
  • updated - Outline — Updated display of unset metadata icons in the outline.
  • fixed - Inspector — Fixed a bug that could cause title edits in the Inspector to be discarded.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — November 14, 2022

  • updated - Outline — Icons are now displayed in date and estimated duration columns.
  • fixed - Keyboard — Tab key field navigation now works as expected in Quick Entry and fluid outline layouts on macOS 13 Ventura.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — November 11, 2022

  • fixed - Conflict Errors — Navigating between fields via the tab key no longer triggers unnecessary edit conflict alerts (note: we are still working on addressing broken tab key navigation in Quick Entry and fluid outline layouts).
  • fixed - Custom Perspectives — Empty “Any of the following” or “None of the following” rule groups no longer result in no matches.
  • fixed - Custom Perspectives — Fixed a bug that could cause unexpected filtering in some upgraded v2 custom perspectives.
  • fixed - Inspector — Values are no longer discarded when entering and exiting a field with different values in a multiple selection.
  • fixed - Notes — Default note font size now scales with font size preferences.
  • fixed - View Options — Fixed a bug that could causes changes to row layout to be discarded for non-favorited perspectives.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 Mac TestFlight — November 3, 2022

  • danger - View Options — Further progress towards full custom perspective editing support in View Options.
  • fixed - Toolbar — Updated flag icon.