OmniFocus 4 TestFlight Release Notes

TestFlight builds of OmniFocus 4 require iOS or iPadOS 15.

Thank you for the patience while we designed and built yet another round of iteration on row editing behavior in the outline! When a row is being edited, we now display all of its visible fields in their final locations (based on what’s enabled and how it’s ordered in your current view options) rather than using separate controls to represent those fields. (For access to other fields, the editing row has a button to quickly access the Inspector.)

But that’s not all! We’ve also implemented a comprehensive set of keyboard shortcuts, made the app more accessible to VoiceOver, updated the Forecast calendar to show overdue items and restored the mini-calendar on small screens, built a new Quick Entry interface with support for capturing a full outline of tasks (and plenty of keyboard shortcuts), rebuilt the Nearby perspective (including a map view), introduced some new perspective icons (and updated dozens more), cleaned up the toolbars somewhat, and, well, plenty more! For the full details, read on.

Upcoming Changes & Known Issues

We hope to address the following known issues in the near future (note, this is not intended to be a comprehensive list):

  • danger - Performance — We’re still working to improve the performance of the main outline—it’s currently noticeably slow on an iPad when switching perspectives, rotating the screen, or refreshing the outline after syncing. Columns mode on the iPad is also particularly slow at the moment.
  • danger - Apple Watch — Home Screen Continuity slot has not yet been updated to support the new OmniFocus 4 outline, and may not accurately reflect the current iPhone view.
  • new - Keyboard — We’ve made a lot of progress on keyboard shortcuts recently, but we’re not quite there yet: we want you to be able to enter an outline of tasks from the keyboard as easily as you might enter a list of items in a note (without your hands ever leaving the keyboard).

Recent Changes

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — September 23, 2021

  • updated - Additional Editing Fields — In the app’s Layout settings, you can now specify additional fields that you’d like to see when editing a row in Fluid Outlines. (For example, you might always want an item’s note or due date to be visible when editing items even if you don’t usually want to see those fields in a perspective’s outline.)
  • updated - Note Visibility — Notes are now persistently visible whenever they’re enabled in View Options, rather than being shown and hidden on a row-by-row basis. (By default, notes are included as Additional Editing Fields—see above—so even when notes are hidden you can access them by tapping on an item.)
  • updated - Nearby — The Nearby perspective will now show multiple locations for tags which use search terms that return multiple results.
  • updated - Quick Open — You can now navigate the Quick Open dialog using the keyboard: use Command-O to open the dialog, Up and Down arrows to navigate the list, type some letters to filter the list, and press Return to open the selected item.
  • updated - Pull Down — You can now pull down on the main outline to reveal the Search field. If you pull beyond that field, you’ll see that it invokes the Clean Up action. And if you pull even further, you’ll trigger a Sync. This gesture-based functionality eliminates the need for what used to be three separate toolbar / menu commands.
  • updated - Empty Perspectives — Added support for displaying custom content in empty perspectives, such as
  • updated - Perspective Icons — We’ve integrated a second round of updates to the available perspective icons, with updates to some of the existing icons and 25 completely new icons. (Reminder: Since OmniFocus 3 doesn’t know anything about v4’s new icons, choosing one of those will end up displaying the default perspective icon in v3.)
  • updated - Keyboard Shortcuts — Improved the validation logic for keyboard shortcuts so shortcuts are less likely to show up in the shortcut list at times when they’re not actually available.
  • updated - Dragging — Improve validation of drop locations when dragging tags.
  • fixed - New Items in Tag Lists — Creating a new task in a tag-grouped and tag-ordered perspective will add the item at the proposed location rather than always adding it to the end of the list.
  • fixed - Crash — Fixed a crash encountered when using Undo after deleting a task in the Review perspective.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — September 20, 2021

  • updated - Status Circle Repeat Indicator — Only draw the repeat indicator when nothing else is drawing in that space.
  • updated - Editing Row Field Values — Field values in editing rows will now use the same text color as the item’s title (so they no longer overpower the title for unavailable items).
  • updated - Nearby Map — The Nearby perspective now has the option to display nearby tasks on a map.
  • updated - Nearby Directions — Added support for tapping for directions.
  • updated - Perspective Subtitle — Cleaned up the design of the perspective subtitle.
  • updated - Sheet Editors — Added navigation titles to compact sheet editors.
  • updated - Toolbars — Cleaned up the toolbars somewhat. We’ll be able to take this further once we’ve reimplemented the pull gesture to access the search field and to refresh the display (eliminating the need for Search, Clean Up, and Sync).

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — September 17, 2021

  • updated - Toolbar Icons — Integrated an updated Quick Open icon.
  • updated - Tags — Made tag text easier to read by increasing the contrast of the text against its background.
  • updated - Selection — Tapping the note of an unselected row will now select the row without editing the note (much like tapping anywhere else on the row).
  • updated - Keyboard Shortcuts — Added keyboard shortcuts for navigating Back and Forward in history.
  • updated - Status Circle Repeat Indicator — Repeating items once again show an ellipsis in their status circle.
  • updated - Accessibility: Attachments — Hide the attachment button when a row is not selected, disable it when it’s not the only selected row, and only include attachment previews in hit testing when a single row is selected.
  • updated - Forecast Keyboard Shortcuts — Added keyboard shortcuts for quickly navigating Forecast by jumping to today, or moving to the previous or next day.
  • updated - Accessibility — Separate our accessibility actions from accessibility labels so that we don’t have a default “Activate” action which is inconsistent, confusing, and sometimes redundant.
  • updated - Inspector Background — Updated the background color of the Inspector.
  • updated - Quick Entry Keyboard Shortcuts — Quick Entry now supports the “e” and Command-Return to begin editing the title of the selected item. Tab and Shift-Tab work to change focus. It also supports keyboard shortcuts for toggling notes, toggling dropped status, editing notes, toggling completion, and expanding and collapsing groups. Quick Entry also supports Cut, Copy, and Paste of items, as well as Delete Forward and Delete Backwards, Add Inside/Outside, Move Down/Right/Up/Left, Indent/Outdent, and Group. Multiple items can be entered at once using Control-Return or Shift-Return (depending on whether you want to add an entry after or before the selected item).
  • updated - Accessibility — Made the default accessibility row action be to toggle completion.
  • fixed - Layout Regression — Fixed a layout regresion where editing fields wouldn’t lay out properly in some cases.
  • updated - Icons — We’ve integrated a first round of updates to our perspective icons, including new icons for all our built-in perspectives, new icons for a dozen of our old perspective icons, and a number of completely new perspective icons. (Note: Since OmniFocus 3 doesn’t know anything about the completely new icons, choosing one of those will end up displaying the default perspective icon in v3.)
  • updated - Keyboard Shortcuts: Extend Selection — Using Shift-Up or Shift-Down to extend the selection now works without having to enter multi-selection mode first.
  • new - Nearby — Implemented the Nearby perspective.
  • updated - Accessibility: Editing Row — Added an action to rows to show the inspector, and updated the accessibility status of the new collapse/expand/edit interface for notes. The “Add Note” placeholder action no longer looks like note text itself.
  • updated - Accessibility — Adjust the accessibility swipe order to go through navigation bars (leading to trailing), content pane (header and then content), perspective pane, nav sidebar (if visible), inspector (if visible), and finally toolbars (leading to trailing).
  • updated - Keyboard Shortcuts: Select All — Added support for selecting all rows using the Command-A keyboard shortcut.
  • updated - Keyboard Shortcuts: Mark Reviewed — Added a keyboard shortcut for marking an item reviewed.
  • updated - Accessibility — Accessibility no longer reports the dividing dot (or “bullet”) in the sidebar.
  • updated - Tags — Ensure the tags icon comes before the tag list.
  • updated - Outline Layout — Fixed a bug where the single-line preview for a long note was causing issues with outline layout. Fixed a bug where the outline layout would sometimes jump around, such as when switching tabs while showing perspective titles on an iPad. Fixed some issues with the layout of selected rows in columns mode.
  • updated - Keyboard Shortcuts: SyncCommand-S will perform a sync.
  • updated - Editing — Added more top padding to the editing row, and a dividing line above the note. Start out displaying only the first few lines of the note.
  • updated - Forecast: iPhone — Added a piano-style calendar to Forecast’s content on iPhone (and narrow iPad windows).
  • updated - Keyboard Shortcuts: Search Scope — Reimplemented support for changing the current search scope from the keyboard.
  • updated - Forecast: Calendar — Fixed some layout issues with the sidebar calendar.
  • updated - Accessibility: Forecast Navigation — Added accessibility support for the Past/Today/Future buttons.
  • updated - Forecast: Polish — Updated our Forecast calendar and piano to look more like the Forecast widget.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — September 9, 2021

  • danger - Outline — Here is yet another round of iteration on row editing behavior in the outline! When a row is being edited, we display all of its visible fields in their final locations (based on what’s enabled and how it’s ordered in your current view options) rather than using separate controls to represent those fields. (For access to other fields, the editing row has a button to quickly access the Inspector.)
  • danger - Keyboard Shortcuts — We’ve been busy redesigning and rebuilding our keyboard shortcuts! Our goal is to support all of the shortcuts we support on Mac (including our usual outlining shortcuts like Indent, Outdent, Group, Add Inside, Add Outside, Collapse, and Expand), as well as adding some new “bare” keys to offer direct access to various fields (such as d for Due or t for Tags). This is all still a work in progress, so not everything is there or working properly yet—but if you hold down Command in this build you’ll see that the shortcuts have now been organized into various menu groupings (File, Edit, Organize, View, Perspectives, and Help) much as they are on Mac.
  • danger - Forecast — This is still very much a work in progress, but the calendar in the Forecast filter/sidebar now displays counts of overdue items, much like it does in the Mac app! While functional, this is still very much a work of progress: we’ve framed out the basic structure, but we still need to paint!
  • new - Quick Entry — Quick Entry now uses the same design as the outline (much like it does on Mac—notice a theme?).
  • updated - Status Circle Flag — Status circle flag indicator is now displayed on the circle’s leading edge instead of the trailing edge (on most devices, this means that the indicator has moved from the top right to the top left corner of the status circle).
  • updated - Toolbar — Quick Open and Focus toolbar icons have been updated.
  • fixed - VoiceOver — The VoiceOver two-finger scrub (“z”) dismiss action is now supported.
  • fixed - Accessibility — Further improved layout when the Button Shapes accessibility display option is enabled.
  • fixed - Row Swipe Gesture — Improved row swipe animation.
  • fixed - Settings — Reset All Settings once again resets metadata order and state for all values.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — August 31, 2021

  • danger - Outline — Further iteration on row selection behavior in the outline. When a row is selected, all displayed item attributes are now tappable. Please let us know if you have feedback about this change!
  • updated - Outline — Displayed assigned attributes and inline inspector buttons for a selected row now match the enabled options selected in the View Options for the current view or the app-wide default options. Tap the “more” button when a row is selected to reveal additional options.
  • updated - Outline — Flag icon is no longer displayed in assigned metadata when a task is flagged (flagged state is communicated via the status circle).
  • updated - Keyboard Support — Continued progress towards improved hardware keyboard support, additional reorganization of menu commands.
  • fixed - Column Layout — Fixed a number of layout issues when using column layout on iPad.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — August 27, 2021

  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur when assigning a project.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — August 26, 2021

  • fixed - Contextual Menu — New Action contextual menu item now works in the outline and the New Tag, Project, and Folder contextual menu items now work in the navigation list.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — August 25, 2021

  • danger - Keyboard Support — Continued progress towards improved hardware keyboard support, including initial support for menus on iOS 15 (this area of work is in active development, and may be buggy).
  • updated - VoiceOver — The default action for a row is now expand/collapse, and rows now report their expansion state via VoiceOver. (Previously, row selection was the default action, and is now accessed via a custom action.)
  • updated - VoiceOver — Item attachments can now be accessed alongside other item attributes.
  • fixed - VoiceOver — Restored missing action names in custom router options.
  • fixed - Accessibility — Cleaned up outline appearance when the Button Shapes accessibility display option is enabled.
  • fixed - Row Editing — Disabled triggering Drag & Drop or the contextual menu on a row when editing the row’s title or note.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — August 24, 2021

  • fixed - Drag & Drop — Dropping an item on the Forecast calendar, tiles, or list of dates in the navigation list now assigns that date as the item’s due date.
  • fixed - Scrolling — Additional scrolling fixes (if you see still see issues scrolling near the top of the outline on an iPhone, please let us know!).

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — August 23, 2021

  • fixed - Drag & Drop — Dropping an item on a Tag now assigns the tag in addition to the previously assigned tags instead of replacing them.
  • fixed - Drag & Drop — Fixed several instances in which drag & drop from a different application should work, but didn’t previously.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — August 20, 2021

  • updated - Performance — Continued work to improve performance throughout app. Please let us know if you encounter instances of changes not immediately displaying in outline, as this type of regression could be related to this performance work.
  • fixed - Keyboard Support — Fixed a bug that could cause some key commands, including flag/unflag and expand/collapse note, to be fired twice when triggered.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — August 19, 2021

  • danger - Keyboard Support — Initial progress towards re-implementing hardware keyboard navigation and shortcut support. This work is currently in active development, and may change between TestFlight builds.
  • danger - Forecast — Date list now displays empty date rows (this is a temporary state - count functionality provided by the date list is intended to move into the Forecast calendar).
  • updated - View Options — Improved View options layout.
  • updated - Performance — Continued work to improve performance through app.
  • fixed - Scrolling — Fixed a bug that could cause scrolling to glitch/jitter near the top of the outline.
  • fixed - VoiceOver — Badge count is now only announced after the perspective title in the perspectives list.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — August 18, 2021

  • updated - Tags — Reduced spacing between assigned tags.
  • fixed - Tint Color — Custom perspective titles once again display in correct custom tint color.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — August 17, 2021 4pm

  • updated - Tint Color — Adjusted Inbox tint color.
  • fixed - Perspectives — Fixed a bug that caused custom perspectives to display “Perspective” as the perspective title instead of the correct perspective name.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — August 17, 2021

  • danger - Tint Color — Updated tint colors, and use of tint color, throughout OmniFocus 4. Please let us know if you have feedback on these changes!
  • fixed - VoiceOver — Functionality offered by perspective outline header and sub-header is now identified correctly.
  • fixed - VoiceOver — Information about current Focus state is now provided.
  • fixed - VoiceOver — Attachment popover is compatible with VoiceOver.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a recently introduced crash that was fairly easy to trigger.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — August 16, 2021

This TestFlight build includes substantial improvements to OmniFocus 4’s VoiceOver support. If you use VoiceOver with OmniFocus, we would very much appreciate your feedback on how these changes work for you in your workflow! Additional VoiceOver bug fixes are planned, and specific bug reports as well as more general feedback about our implementation of VoiceOver support in OmniFocus 4 is incredibly helpful. Thank you!

  • updated - VoiceOver — Re-implemented VoiceOver support for rows in the outline. Currently, this is implemented as follows:
    • An outline row declares itself an accessibility element that combines the content of all its children.
    • An outline row gets its description from the status circle, title field, and any other fields that are displayed. This means a selected row’s description includes all fields that have a value set, while a non-selected row’s description only includes the populated fields which are set to be visible via the View Options for the current view.
    • A row’s default action toggles its selection. A two finger double tap (or “magic tap”) toggles the row’s completion, if that row has a visible status circle. Further actions are determined by what visible, interact-able UI elements are present. If there is an editable title field, an Edit Title action is provided. If the Due Date button is visible, an Edit Due Date action is provided. Other buttons provide similar actions, but must be visible in order to supply them, which means that the bulk of the potentially available custom actions are only able to be performed on selected rows.
  • fixed - VoiceOver — Perspective titles in the outline are now identified properly.
  • fixed - VoiceOver — Speech pitch for the status circle in the outline has been re-implemented.
  • fixed - VoiceOver — Perspective titles and badge counts are now announced as a single element.
  • fixed - VoiceOver — Date picker buttons now use more descriptive labels.
  • fixed - VoiceOver — Quick Open results are now described more accurately.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — August 13, 2021

  • fixed - Drag & Drop — Outline now auto-scrolls when dragging an item.
  • fixed - Outline — Notes field now scrolls into view when the on-screen keyboard is summoned.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — August 12, 2021

  • danger - Stability — Addressed a crash that could occur when attempting to open the Inspector on the most recent iOS 15 beta. However, this change may cause this TestFlight build to crash on launch on older iOS 15 beta versions—if you are encountering a crash on launch, please update to the newest OS beta version (you can also temporarily work around this crash by installing an older TestFlight build).
  • danger - Drag & Drop — OmniFocus now displays how many items are being dragged (current UX for this is not intended to be final).
  • updated - Sample Database — Out of date OmniFocus 3 sample database content is no longer included when setting up OmniFocus 4.
  • updated - Inspector — Completed implementing support for viewing and editing notes and attachments in the Inspector.
  • fixed - Drag & Drop — New tasks can now be created by dragging and dropping content into OmniFocus from other apps.
  • fixed - Drag & Drop — Improved drag and drop behavior in Forecast.
  • fixed - Row Swipe Gesture — Fixed several bugs related to the row swipe gesture.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a bug that could trigger a crash when pasting into the title or notes field.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur when assigning a new tag or project.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — August 10, 2021

  • updated - Row Swipe Gesture — Completed initial implementation of row swipe gesture.
  • fixed - Drag & Drop — Fixed a bug that blocked dragging a project or tag to the topmost position in the navigation list.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — August 9, 2021

  • updated - Perspective Icons — Built-in perspectives now use iconography previous introduced in OmniFocus 3 for Mac. Please let us know what you think about this change!
  • danger - Row Swipe Gesture — Additional progress on support for swipe support.
  • fixed - Drag & Drop — Drag and drop now is now supported between different outline sections, perspectives, and OmniFocus windows.
  • fixed - Drag & Drop — Drag and drop is now supported between the navigation list and outline.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur on device rotation.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — August 6, 2021

  • danger - Row Swipe Gesture — Initial implementation of swipe support for flagging, deleting, or tagging an item with the Forecast tag. Currently, this gesture only works for selected rows, and does not work reliably if swipe is initiated in the inline inspector button row. Additional display and swipe interaction bugs may also occur.
  • fixed - Drag & Drop — Drag and drop is now supported in the navigation list.
  • fixed - Drag & Drop — Moving an item via drag and drop in the outline no longer duplicates the item on iOS 15.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — August 5, 2021

  • new - Sync — Added a “Sync” button to the toolbar (on smaller devices, this action is accessed via the “More” toolbar button).
  • updated - Column Layout — Column layout is no longer offered on iPhone.
  • updated - Column Layout — Column layout now supports horizontal scrolling.
  • updated - Outline — Tapping at the bottom of the outline now clears selection.
  • fixed - Tags — Assigned tags are once again sorted to the top of the tag picker.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — August 4, 2021

  • fixed - iOS 15 — Fixed a bug that caused perspective headers to draw taller than intended on compact devices running iOS 15. The fix for this issue may have reintroduced a previous bug in which tap targets are misaligned with the displayed icons in the outline. Please let us know if you encounter this behavior!

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — August 3, 2021

  • updated - Inspector — Additional progress towards viewing & editing notes and attachments in the Inspector (this work remains in progress).

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — July 30, 2021 p.m.

  • danger - Sync — Pull-to-sync gesture has been temporarily disabled.
  • danger - Column Layout — Column layout has been re-enabled on iPad, but it may be buggy.
  • fixed - Status Circles — Flagged status circle state once again displays as expected.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — July 30, 2021 a.m

  • updated - Inspector — Additional progress towards viewing & editing notes in the Inspector (this work is still in progress).
  • updated - Status Circles — Slightly refined the flagged status circle state appearance.
  • fixed - Outline — Addressed a recently introduced bug that could trigger unexpected scrolling and keyboard behavior when adding an item at the end of a list.
  • fixed - Performance — Improved scrolling performance in some instances.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — July 29, 2021

  • updated - Status Circles — Initial re-implementation of flagged status circle state.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — July 28, 2021

  • updated - Inspector — Progress towards support for viewing and editing notes and attachments in the Inspector (this work is not intended to be complete at this point in time).
  • updated - Outline — Inline inspector buttons now always draw on a second row, even in wide iPad views.
  • updated - Outline — Row selection can now be cleared by tapping in the right margin.
  • fixed - Inbox — Inbox perspective list badge count now updates as expected when items are completed.
  • fixed - Share — “Share” contextual menu item now works.
  • fixed - Stability — Crash fixes.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — July 27, 2021

This TestFlight build of OmniFocus 4 requires iOS or iPadOS 15.

  • updated - iOS 15 Support — Improved iOS and iPadOS 15 support, addressed some instances of unexpected app appearance on these OSes (this work is currently in progress).
  • updated - Back/Forward Navigation — Changing focus and sidebar navigation now influence Back/Forward view navigation.
  • fixed - Dates — Improved date picker behavior when there are multiple selections.
  • fixed - Navigation List — Perspective title no longer loses tint color when Select button is tapped in navigation list.
  • fixed - Outline — Fixed layout issues that could occur when multiple rows are selected in outline and all row fields are disabled.
  • fixed - Settings — Restored ability to deleted multiple attachments via Settings.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — July 26, 2021

Important TestFlight Note:

This is the final TestFlight build of OmniFocus 4 compatible with iOS and iPadOS 14. All future builds of OmniFocus 4 will require iOS or iPadOS 15. This build, and all previous OmniFocus 4 TestFlight builds, will remain available for installation for 90 days from the date it was uploaded to TestFlight.

If you are interested in installing a beta version of iOS or iPadOS 15 on your device, you can learn more about the Apple Beta Software Program on Apple’s website. Before installing beta software on a device you rely on, please make sure you are aware of the possible risks associated with installing pre-release software and ensure that all important data is backed up.

Please feel free to continue reporting feedback while running TestFlight builds of OmniFocus 4 on iOS and iPadOS 14 devices. However, it is important to note that it will not be feasible for our development team to address feedback from these OSes directly, and the feedback you report may already be addressed in a build of OmniFocus 4 that is not available for installation on your device. If you’d like to stay up to date with recent OmniFocus 4 TestFlight build changes, the online release notes are updated daily.

Known Issues:

The following known issues will be addressed in forthcoming OmniFocus TestFlight builds (note, this is not intended to be a comprehensive list). Fixes for these issues will not be available on iOS and iPadOS 14 devices:

  • danger - Apple Watch — Home Screen Continuity slot has not yet been updated to support the new OmniFocus 4 outline, and may not accurately reflect the current iPhone view.
  • danger - Column Layout — Support for column layout has not yet been re-implemented in this TestFlight build, so outline content is always displayed in the “fluid” layout, regardless of what is selected in the View options.
  • danger - Drag & Drop — Drag & drop support has not yet been fully implemented.
  • danger - Inspectors — Note display has not yet been implemented in the Inspector.
  • danger - Keyboard — Further keyboard navigation and shortcut functionality is planned.
  • danger - Navigation — Swipe gestures have not yet been fully implemented in OmniFocus 4.
  • danger - Nearby — The Nearby perspective is temporarily unavailable in current TestFlight builds.
  • danger - Quick Entry — The redesigned OmniFocus 4 Quick Entry experience has not yet been implemented.
  • danger - Stability — We are aware of a crash that can frequently occur when running OmniFocus 4 on iPadOS 14. This crash appears to have been addressed on iPadOS 15.

Thank you for your understanding as we make this necessary change!

Ainsley, OmniFocus Product Manager

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — July 26, 2021

  • updated - Outline — Inline inspector button row is no longer displayed where multiple rows are selected in the outline.
  • fixed - Outline — Fixed a bug that could cause the inline inspector button row to fail to appear when selected a wide row with a long item title.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur when selecting a perspective in the Perspectives list.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — July 23, 2021

  • updated - Outline — Only as many inspector buttons as can fit on a single row are now displayed when a row is selected, additional buttons are collapsed behind the … “more” button. To customize which inspector buttons are displayed by default, re-order the fields in the app-wide Layout Settings, or set per-perspective custom fields in the View Options.
  • updated - Selection Mode — Current selection is now preserved when exiting multi-select mode in the navigation list and outline.
  • fixed - Outline — Metadata icon is now set for rows with that include an attachment but no note.
  • fixed - Outline — Addressed a bug that could cause extreme outline alignment issues after device rotation.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — July 22, 2021

  • updated - Outline — Adjusted row heights.
  • updated - Outline — All fields that have been set for an item are now displayed when a row is selected.
  • updated - Outline — Consistent weight and opacity is now used for all inline inspector buttons, regardless of whether a value is already set.
  • updated - Navigation List — Initial progress towards unifying the selection experience across all device sizes.
  • fixed - Outline — The project inline inspector button is now displayed on all appropriate non-project rows.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — July 21, 2021

  • updated - Tags — Assigned tags now always display above tag list in tags popover, bug fixes related to this work.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — July 20, 2021

  • danger - Selected Outline Row — Selecting a row in the outline now reveals a dedicated row of metadata icons with larger tap targets. Displayed metadata that has already been assigned to an item is no longer tappable. These changes are intended to reduce the likelihood of accidentally tapping on an unintended outline element, and provide easier access to functionality that was previously only offered by the Inspector. Constructive feedback, whether it is positive or negative, on these changes is very welcome! Known issues with this work currently in progress:
    • Column Layout — Support for column layout has not yet been re-implemented in this TestFlight build, so outline content is always displayed in the “fluid” layout, regardless of what is selected in the View options. We are currently evaluating how to best incorporate larger tap targets into the column view. (If you frequently use column layout, and have feedback on which direction we should go here, please let us know!)
    • Tags — Go To/Remove Tag functionality is not currently accessible from the outline.
    • Estimated Duration — The estimated duration sheet on compact devices is not yet final.
  • updated - Navigation List — Navigation list now displays a title on compact devices (additional refinements to this title display are planned).
  • updated - Select Mode — Inline editing of outline rows is now disabled in Select mode.
  • updated - Tags — Progress towards displaying assigned tags above tag list in tags popover.
  • updated - Toolbar — Updated the position of the back/forward buttons and inspector button in the toolbar on larger devices.
  • fixed - Outline — Fixed additional cases of active editing field not scrolling to remain visible when on-screen keyboard is summoned.
  • fixed - Outline — Unavailable item text style is now displayed when an item is selected.
  • fixed - Outline — Improved status circle alignment in Tags perspective.
  • fixed - Outline — Outline expansion state should now be remembered when switching between perspectives.
  • fixed - Perspective Sidebar — Perspective sidebar selection now updates correctly when navigating between perspectives via back and forward buttons.
  • fixed - Review — Navigation sidebar and review bar counts now update when a project is marked reviewed.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — July 7, 2021

  • fixed - Outline — Addressed tag row alignment issues.
  • fixed - Outline — Project rows appearing in “individual action”-type perspectives no longer maintain Project perspective styling.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — July 6, 2021

  • updated - Outline — Updated logic for disclosure triangle placement: Disclosure triangles on iPhones are always on the outline’s trailing edge, disclosure triangles on iPads are always on the outline’s leading edge. Previously, this placement was determined by compact/non-compact display size, which could lead to an inconsistent experience on a single device.
  • fixed - Navigation List — Fixed an alignment issue that could occur in the navigation list.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — July 2, 2021

  • updated - Inspector Popovers — Project picker now dimisses immediately after a project is assigned to an item.
  • updated - Inspector Popovers — Characters entered in Project or Tag popover search field are now cleared after a selection is made.
  • fixed - Outline — Outline now scrolls to keep actively edited fields visible.
  • fixed - Estimated Duration — Fixed a bug that cause changes to estimated duration to affect previously selected rows.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — July 1, 2021

  • updated - Dates — Additional refinements to editable completed and dropped date fields.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — June 29, 2021

  • new - Dates — Completed date can now be enabled as an editable metadata field for outline rows via the View options.
  • new - Dates — Completed and dropped dates for items can now be viewed and edited in the Inspector.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — June 28, 2021

  • new - Back and Forward — When switching perspectives, you now have the option to go back to the perspective you came from using the new “Back” button in the toolbar. If you change your mind, you can go “Forward” again. (Suggestions for keyboard shortcuts welcome! Browsers typically use Command-[ and Command-] for Go Back and Go Forward, but apps like OmniFocus which support keyboard-based outlining often use those shortcuts for Outdent and Indent. In OmniFocus for the Web, we solved this by dropping the Command key from the outlining shortcuts so they just use [ and ] when a row is selected. This means they don’t work when editing a title, but perhaps that’s a reasonable compromise?)
  • updated - Perspective Badges — Perspectives no longer show a badge for zero items.
  • fixed - Forecast Events — When an event title wraps to multiple lines, its icon and time stay aligned with the first line of the event.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — June 25, 2021

  • new - Project Status — You can now enable the “Status” column to show and edit a project’s status in the outline.
  • new - Perspective Badges — The perspective list once again displays counts for the Inbox, Flagged, Forecast, and Review perspectives.
  • updated - Outline Layout — Moved disclosure triangles to the trailing edge of the outline in compact, fluid layouts.
  • updated - Navigation Filter — The navigation filter dialog on iPhone now has a “cancel” button to dismiss the dialog.
  • updated - Performance — Improved the performance of switching perspectives.
  • updated - Stability — Improved the reliability of ending the background task performing a backup.
  • fixed - Tag Location — Fixed a bug where assigning “here” as a tag location could also assign it to other tags. Also fixed a bug where some businesses weren’t selectable in the tag location picker.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — June 24, 2021

  • updated - Icons — Improved consistency of icons throughout app (icons in Settings, View Options, and outline rows should now match).
  • fixed - Date Picker — Date picker now visually updates to reflect change when an assigned date is cleared.
  • fixed - Navigation List — Edits to project and folder titles in the navigation list are now reliably saved.
  • fixed - Outline — Addressed an item title layout issue that could occur when a note is displayed in the outline.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — June 23, 2021

  • fixed - Japanese Input — Japanese character input in the outline should work now—if you run OmniFocus in Japanese, please let us know if you’re still having trouble after installing this build!
  • fixed - Date Picker — Text editable date field now immediately updates afte date is updated via buttons in picker.
  • fixed - Project Picker — Project picker now fully supports dynamic text size.
  • fixed - Review — Reviewed projects are now cleared from iPad navigation list after Clean Up.
  • fixed - Undo — Status circle state now immediately reflects changes to complete/dropped state after undo.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur when notes are displayed in a horizontally scrollable view.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — June 22, 2021

  • updated - Outline — Updated appearance of perspective sub-header when there is no selection in the navigation list, introduced new “Filter” button.
  • updated - Forecast — Due count badges in Forecast are no longer the same shape as the current date selection indicator.
  • updated - Forecast — Updated text style for group rows in Forecast.
  • fixed - Outline — Fixed a bug that could cause item title text to not wrap/display correctly when editing inline.
  • fixed - Outline — Fixed a bug that could cause cursor position to reset when new input causes a line to wrap, resulting in inverted input.
  • fixed - Outline — Addressed column layout issues on smaller display sizes.
  • fixed - Outline — Fixed a bug that could cause the perspective sub-header tap target to not respond after switching perspectives.
  • fixed - Settings — Release Notes and Help can once again be opened from Settings on compact devices.
  • fixed - Tags — Improved layout of tag location popover on compact devices.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur when tapping away from Tag location selector.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — June 21, 2021

  • updated - Forecast — Forecast outline sub-header now indicates current selection and supports clearing selection.
  • fixed - Inspector — Floating Inspector can be be dismissed via “Done” button.
  • fixed - Repeats — It is now possible to clear repeats from the outline popover.
  • fixed - Undo — Improved undo logic.
  • fixed - Perspectives List — Perspectives can once again be re-ordered in the perspectives list (note, this functionality is not currently available on iOS 15).
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur when deleting an item via the Inspector toolbar button.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — June 18, 2021

  • updated - Contextual Menu — “Go to Project” option has been restored in the contextual menu.
  • updated - Perspectives List — Updated appearance of perspectives list (removed background color and separators).
  • updated - Toolbar — Buttons to access the perspectives list and navigation list have been added to the bottom left toolbar on compact devices.
  • fixed - Inspector — Progress towards fixing cases in which changes to the review or repeat intervals via the Inspector are not saved.
  • fixed - Outline — Fixed a bug that could cause the perspective sub-header tap target to not be aligned properly, making it difficult to tap.
  • fixed - Perspective Tint — Dismissing the perspectives list no longer resets the perspective tint color.
  • fixed - Stability — Crash fixes.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — June 17, 2021

  • updated - Outline — Updated appearance and tap target size for perspective header and sub-header in the outline.
  • updated - Outline — When there is a selection in the navigation list, selection can now be changed by tapping on the sub-header (or cleared by tapping the “x”). Updated sub-header text when there is a selection in the navigation list.
  • updated - Iconography — Updated sidebar icon.
  • fixed - Inspector — Fixed bugs related to the delete, convert, move buttons in the Inspector.
  • fixed - Inspector — Fixed a bug that could cause item title edits in the Inspector to not save unless Return was explicitly tapped.
  • fixed - Outline — Changes to project assignment via undo are now immediately reflected in the outline.
  • fixed - Settings — “Done” button now works to dismiss Settings on compact devices.
  • fixed - Sidebars — Improved pane behavior when there is not enough screen space to accomodate all panes on non-compact devices.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — June 16, 2021

  • updated - Forecast — Improved date display logic in Forecast navigation date list.
  • fixed - Forecast — Forecast navigation calendar date display now matches the device’s region’s first day of the week.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash on launch that could occur on iPadOS 15 when the “Guided Access” Accessibility setting is enabled.
  • fixed - Stability — Temporarily disabled perspective list re-ordering in order to avoid a crash on iOS/iPadOS 15.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — June 15, 2021

  • danger - App Navigation — This TestFlight build includes significant changes intended to improve navigation on “compact” devices, like iPhones. Please let us know how these updated interactions feel to you! (Note the interactions, UI, and animations related to the changes below are not intended to be final).
    • The perspective sub-header row in the outline now communicates current navigation list selection. When there is a selection in the navigation list, selection can now be cleared directly from the sub-header row. When there is no selection in the navigation list, tapping the sub-header opens the navigation list.
    • Tapping the perspective header row now opens the perspectives list instead of the navigation list.
    • Perspectives list now opens from the bottom on compact devices, “Back” button has been replaced.
  • updated - Animations — Removed unnecessary animations.
  • updated - Outline — Full hierarchy is now displayed in folder titles when “Show Folders in Outline” is enabled.
  • updated - VoiceOver — Add Tag, More Tags, Due, and Defer buttons in the outline are now titled appropriately for VoiceOver.
  • fixed - Outline — Assigned project for an item is now displayed immediately after a project is assigned via the project outline popover.
  • fixed - Settings — OmniFocus now remembers when “Columns” is set as the default under Layout Options in Settings > Layout.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — June 9, 2021

  • updated - Inspector — Buttons for delete, convert, move are now available in the Inspector (note, this work is still in progress).
  • fixed - Outline — Custom View settings are now preserved after clean up.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur when tapping on Tag headers when column layout is enabled.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — June 7, 2021

  • new - Search — Search is now available on all devices via a Search toolbar icon.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — June 4, 2021

  • new - Perspectives List — Perspectives list now includes a “Back” button for returning to previous view.
  • updated - Toolbar — “New Action” plus button in toolbar now creates new actions (instead of new projects) when adding content to the outline.
  • updated - Forecast — Date selection in Forecast navigation list no longer is no longer red.
  • updated - Perspectives List — Updated selected perspective highlight color.
  • fixed - Estimated Duration — Fixed a bug that could cause accidental estimated duration changes when editing in the outline.
  • fixed - Flags — Contextual Flag/Unflag option now reliably updates to reflect flagged status change.
  • fixed - Inspector — Drop/Skip button in Inspector now works.
  • fixed - Outline — Fixed a bug that could cause scrolled content to be visible in header row.
  • fixed - Outline — Tapping in the gutter of the outline now ends editing.
  • fixed - Outline — Dates are now left aligned in due column.
  • fixed - Sync — Fixed a bug that could cause repeated sync password prompts.
  • fixed - Stability — Various crash fixes.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — June 3, 2021

  • new - Dates — Date fields now accept natural language text input.
  • updated - Outline— Perspective headers in the outline now include a chevron icon (this change is intended to help improve navigation list discoverability).
  • fixed - Inspector — Changes to an item’s title or estimated duration in the Inspector are now saved automatically (previous builds discarded these changes if “Done” wasn’t explicitly tapped).
  • fixed - Inspector — “Done” button now dismisses Inspector when no items are selected.
  • fixed - Tags — Fixed a bug that caused tag smart match to only work for first tag assignment.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — June 1, 2021

  • updated - Outline — Scrolling in column layout is now limited to a single direct (vertical or horizontal) at a time.
  • updated - Outline — Tweaked size of selection and status circle tap targets, making it easier to select an item without inadvertently marking it complete.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — May 28, 2021 PM

  • updated - Outline — Significantly increased the size of the tap targets of the outline’s check circle and disclosure triangle controls so they’re easier to tap.
  • fixed - View Options — Implemented more robust logic for archiving and restoring customized view options so that problems encountered restoring a specific view option won’t break restoration of other view options.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a number of crashes encountered when items were deleted while portions of the interface were still referencing them.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash encountered when using the Collapse keyboard shortcut while a calendar event is selected in Forecast.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash encountered when using App Exposé while the main outline is refreshing (probably due to a sync).

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — May 28, 2021 AM

  • fixed - Haptic Feedback — Checking off items in the outline once again provides haptic feedback.
  • fixed - Project Selection — Fixed a bug where tapping on a wrapped project title was failing to select that project.
  • fixed - View Options — Fixed a bug with archiving and restoring customized view options which caused them to sometimes revert to their default state when switching views or restarting the app.
  • fixed - Performance — Improved performance when beginning and ending editing of an inline title by eliminating some unnecessary rebuilds of the outline.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — May 27, 2021

  • new - Welcome Note — A welcome note from Ken is now displayed on first installation of a TestFlight build.
  • new - Tags — Number of displayed tags can now be customized in the view options (by default, all assigned tags are displayed).
  • updated - Outline — Reduced left padding for rows in which the parent row does not display a status circle.
  • updated - Forecast — Updated appearance of due count badge in Forecast.
  • fixed - Dates — Completed task dates are no longer highlighted in perspective’s tint color.
  • fixed - Inspector — Improved behavior when editing an item’s title in the Inspector.
  • fixed - Outline — “Add Tag” icon is now only displayed when a row is selected.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — May 26, 2021

  • updated - Navigation List — Improved experience for creating a new project or folder in the navigation list.
  • fixed - Keyboard — The ⌥+Space keyboard shortcut now toggles drop status on selected row(s).
  • fixed - Outline — Improved tag icon alignment in the outline.
  • fixed - Outline — Addressed a note alignment issue that could occur when outline width changes (after device rotation, for example).
  • fixed - Outline — Improved header appearance in landscape on compact devices.
  • fixed - Perspectives List — Fixed a bug that could cause a missing divider line in the perspectives list.
  • fixed - Stability — Addressed a bug that could cause OmniFocus to crash and unexpectedly present Inbox.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — May 25, 2021

  • new - Pull-to-refresh Sync — Initial implementation of “pull-to-refresh” sync support. Please let us know if you have feedback about this interaction is currently implemented!
  • updated - Outline — Tag length is now truncated in column layout.
  • updated - Outline — Flag and note status can now be toggled without changing row selection in column layout.
  • updated - Toolbar — “Add Acton” + button is now always visible in the toolbar.
  • updated - Toolbar — Quick Open toolbar icon is no longer displayed twice on non-compact devices when the navigation sidebar is visible.
  • fixed - Focus — Editing is now ended as expected when Focus is applied via keyboard shortcut.
  • fixed - Keyboard — Cut/Copy/Paste keyboard shortcuts now work in outline.
  • fixed - Performance — Improved performance when switching perspectives, multi-select mode now ends as expected when switching perspective.
  • fixed - Perspectives List — Tapping anywhere on the “Perspectives” row now expands or collapse section.
  • fixed - Perspectives List — The previously-selected perspective is no longer selected in perspectives list on compact devices.
  • fixed - Settings — Removed settings that were no longer relevant/useful.
  • fixed - Sync — Improved behavior when sync occurs while editing an item in the Inspector.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — May 21, 2021

  • updated - Dates — Due Soon and Overdue dates are now styled with a text highlight.
  • updated - Layout — Improved alignment of text across panes on non-compact devices.
  • updated - Outline — Increased size of icons in outline.
  • fixed - Outline — Expand All/Collapse All now function as expected.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur opening a task from a URL via a script.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — May 20, 2021

  • updated - Forecast — Calendar events are now tinted to match calendar color.
  • updated - Forecast — Forecast navigation pane selection behavior has been updated for consistency with other views.
  • updated - Navigation List — Navigation list now show due soon and overdue counts.
  • updated - Outline — Perspective header now displays and functions consistently across all device sizes.
  • fixed - Forecast — Addressed layout issues in the Forecast date list.
  • fixed - Forecast — Forecast date selection is now remembered when switching perspectives.
  • fixed - Keyboard — Pressing ⌥⌘’ while editing a note now ends editing and collapses note.
  • fixed - Inspector — Fixed bugs related to “Go to project” functionality.
  • fixed - Outline — Project field is now displayed in Inbox when enabled, is no longer displayed on project rows.
  • fixed - Outline — Fixed a bug that could cause the cursor position to reset when new input causes a line to wrap, inverting input.
  • fixed - Performance — Addressed additional scenarios in which elements in the outline could stop responding.
  • fixed - Perspectives List — Perspective can now be re-ordered which Perspectives list is in edit mode on compact devices.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — May 19, 2021

  • new - Projects & Tags — New projects and tags can now be created from the project and tag popovers in the outline and inspector.
  • updated - Outline — On compact devices, perspective outline header is now tinted and displays count of currently displayed outline items.
  • updated - Navigation List — Navigation list now displays counts for visible items.
  • fixed - Outline — Flag icon in outline is now filled for items that are explicitly flagged.
  • fixed - View Popover — Tapping to dismiss view popover now only dismisses the view popover.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur when deleting a top level project or folder.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — May 18, 2021

  • updated - Icons — Replaced circular outline attribute icons with new, non-enclosed icons. This change was made in response to feedback we received about the previous icon set being hard to scan quickly; please let us know if you have feedback about this icon direction!
  • fixed - Performance — Addressed a bug that could cause elements in the outline to stop responding after interacting with the date picker. Responsiveness of status circles, disclosure triangles, and outline fields should be greatly improved.
  • fixed - Focus — Addressed layout issues in navigation sidebar when Focus is enabled.
  • fixed - Keyboard — Pressing tab key when a row is selected now immediately initiates title editing.
  • fixed- Navigation List — Improved alignment of Untagged group in Tags navigation list.
  • fixed - Outline — Fixed a bug that could cause status circles and task titles to display incorrectly after collapsing a group in the outline.
  • fixed - Outline — Adjust outline field alignment.
  • fixed - Undo — Status circles now correctly re-draw current state after undo.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — May 17, 2021

  • updated - Toolbar — Updated toolbar appearance.
  • fixed - Outline — Fixed a bug that could prevent the project field from displaying in the outline.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — May 14, 2021

  • fixed - Outline — Status circles are now displayed for project rows appearing in “individual action”-type perspectives.
  • fixed - Outline — Projects and action groups with available children are now styled as available in the outline.
  • fixed - Tags — Go To/Remove Tag interface now also includes a “Cancel” button, improved reliability of tag popover display.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — May 13, 2021

  • updated - Outline — All assigned tags are now displayed in the outline. Additonal refinements to this functionality are currently in progress.
  • fixed - Outline — Improved reliabilty of estimated duration field.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — May 12, 2021

  • updated - Icons — Updated several icons.
  • updated - Inspector — Inspector now offers “Go to Project” functionality.
  • updated - Inspector — Inspector now uses the same Project selection UI as the outline field. Additional functionality & refinements will be introduced to this shared UI in forthcoming builds.
  • updated - Navigaton List — Smaller font size is now used for metadata in navigation list.
  • updated - Outline — Estimated duration is now an available outline field.
  • updated - Perspectives — Perspectives are no longer listed in both the “Favoritres” and “Other Perspectives” list.
  • updated - Quick Open — Icons are now displayed in Quick Open results.
  • fixed - Inspector — Pressing return in Inspector title field now commits title edits.
  • fixed - View Options — Removed no longer applicable options from Forecast View Options, cleaned up layout.
  • fixed - VoiceOver — Improved VoiceOver support in Perspective list.
  • fixed - Stabilty — Fixed a crash related to viewing a calendar event in the Forecast outline.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — May 11, 2021

  • fixed - Inspector — Addressed layout issues in the Inspector.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur when deleting a task from the Inbox via the contextual menu.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — May 10, 2021

  • updated - Icons — Additional sidebar toolbar button icon refinements.
  • updated - Inspector — Progress towards addressing Inspector layout issues.
  • updated - View Options — Customization of visible fields & outline layout are now decoupled in View Options. Copy, icons, and layout of View Options now more closely match final designs.
  • fixed - Outline — Perspective sub-headers once again accurately display the currently visible item out.
  • fixed - Outline — Item text style now accurately reflects item availability.
  • fixed - Outline — Folder icons and status circles now default to correct color in outline.
  • fixed - Review — Addressed alignment issues in the Review sidebar.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur when attempting to clear Focus.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — May 7, 2021

  • updated - iPhone Navigation — The “sidebar” toolbar button has been removed—tapping the perspective header row now reveals the navigation list on compact devices (we plan to improve the visual discoverablity of this functionality in a future TestFlight build).
  • updated - Icons — Updated perspective list icon, removed redundant review buttons from bottom toolbar.
  • updated - Notice Bars — Updated display location of Focus & Review status bars (note, this seems to have temporarily broken the buttons in these bars).
  • updated - Outline — Further adjustments to spacing and tap targets in outline, adjustments to color.
  • updated - Outline — Removed project completion circles from outline.
  • fixed - Inspector — Progress towards adjust inspector layout issues (this fix is not yet complete).
  • fixed - Outline — Horizontal scrolling is now correctly disabled when switching away from column lay out.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur when dismissing the project or tag picker.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur expanding a note after switching to column view.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — May 6, 2021

  • updated - Inspectors — Progress towards final inspector appearance.
  • updated - Icons — Updated Edit Perspective icon.
  • updated - Outline — Adjusted spacing in outline.
  • updated - Perspective Headers — Improved perspective title row appearance.
  • fixed - Inbox — Tappping + in the Inbox now scrolls the newly added item into view.
  • fixed - Outline — Row editing once again ends when selection is changed.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — May 4, 2021

  • updated - Inspectors — Progress towards final inspector appearance.
  • updated - Outline — Title text now wraps by default in non-columnar layouts, rather than truncating.
  • fixed - Inspectors — Inspector now has a “Done” button on compact devices.
  • fixed - Performance — Improved performance switching perspectives.
  • fixed - Perspective Sidebar — Fixed a bug that could cause incorrect selection color or layout in sidebar.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — April 30, 2021

  • new - Outline — A subheader, intended to communicate context about the currently visible outline contents, is now displayed below the perspective title.
  • new - Perspective Sidebar — A new, collapsible “All Perspectives” group is now available in the Perspective Sidebar, “Select” button in sidebar has been retitled “Edit.”
  • updated - Icons — Perspective sidebar now uses new project icon, project type icons have been updated.
  • updated - Inspectors — Progress towards final inspector appearance.
  • updated - Outline — Perspective titles now remain visible when scrolling a long list.
  • fixed - Outline — Clear button in the outline date popover now works.
  • fixed - Outline — Status circles remain tinted when a row is selected.
  • fixed - Outline — Improved popover experience on compact devices (i.e. iPhones).
  • fixed - Sync — Improved sync reliability and introduced a hidden preference for further troubleshooting.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — April 29, 2021

  • updated - Icons — Updated Quick Open and Settings icon.
  • updated - Outline — Refined used of color in metadata outline icons in both light and dark mode.
  • updated - Outline — Inherited dates are now visually distinct from explicitly set dates in the outline.
  • fixed - Outline — Fixed a bug that could cause some metadata to overlap in columnar layout.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — April 28, 2021

  • fixed - Custom Perspectives — Sidebar content is now filtered correctly in custom perspectives.
  • fixed - Inspector — Project type controls are now displayed in the Inspector.
  • fixed - Outline &md