OmniFocus 4 TestFlight Release Notes

TestFlight builds of OmniFocus 4 require iOS or iPadOS 15.

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

  • danger - Tags — Updated tag experience. Assigned tags are no longer individually tappable in the outline, and are always displayed at smaller size. Tag picker now displays assigned tags above unassigned tags, providing quick access to new options for removing or navigating to a tag. Additional refinements to this change are planned—please let us know if you encounter bugs interacting with your tags, or if you have feedback about this change!
  • 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 empty Inspector notes field.
  • fixed - Custom Perspectives — Current icon selection is now more clearly indicated in custom perspective icon picker.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur when navigating to Forecast.

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

  • updated - View Options — Continued clean up of View Options layout.
  • updated - View Options — Removed accent color use in View Options for custom perspectives.
  • fixed - Dates — Fixed a bug that could cause a blank date picker when editing dates in Forecast or date grouped custom perspectives.
  • fixed - Inspector — Fixed additional case of a bug that could cause title edits in the Inspector to be discarded.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur when deleting a child task in Forecast.

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

  • fixed - Inspector — Values are no longer discarded when entering and exiting a field with different values in a multiple selection.
  • fixed - Inspector — Fixed a bug that could cause title edits in the Inspector to be discarded.
  • fixed - Outline — Additional refinements to notes display in outline.
  • fixed - Review — Projects to review now display sorted in correct order.
  • fixed - View Options — Fixed a bug that could case changes to View Options to be discarded after navigating to another perspective.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur saving changes to a tag or projects rule in new View Options perspective editor.

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

  • fixed - View Options — Fixed a bug that could cause changes to View Options to be discarded for built-in perspectives.

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

  • danger - Custom Perspectives — We’ve made substantial changes to how custom perspective settings are modified, saved, and synced between devices. In addition to addressing bugs and improving overall reliability, we’ve also changed the following features:
    • Custom perspective settings are now only editable via the new custom perspective editor in the View Options popover.
    • Older v2 perspectives are no longer inspectable/editable, support for restoring sidebar selection has been dropped, and it is no longer possible to “downgrade” a custom perspective.
  • new - Custom Perspectives — Custom perspectives now offer the option to “Preserve Hierarchy”.
  • fixed - Notes — Adjusted padding around notes in outline.
  • fixed - Notes — Various improvements to style support in rich text notes.

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

  • danger - View Options — Further progress towards full custom perspective editing support in View Options.
  • updated - Forecast — Updated appearance of calendar events in Forecast.
  • updated - Notes — Default note text color and font have been updated.
  • updated - Notes — Updated appearance of truncated note preview display when “Show Notes in Outline” is enabled.
  • updated - Outline — Replaced the “floating Done button” with a collapse button placed within the bounds of the row selection.
  • updated - Outline — Folder and Tag titles can no longer be edited in the outline.
  • fixed - Outline — Adjusted padding of due soon/overdue date highlight.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — October 31, 2022

  • new - Forecast Hierarchy — Add a “Preserve Hierarchy” switch to Forecast’s View Options, so it’s easy to opt out to get a completely flat, reorderable list.
  • new - Notes — Rich text notes now support Paste with Original Style and Clear Style options.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — October 25, 2022

  • danger - View Options — Custom perspective rules can now be edited directly from the perspective’s View Options.
  • new - Forecast — Project and action group hierarchy is now preserved in “unified” Forecast list (i.e. when “Organize Into Groups” is disabled in the Forecast View Options).
  • new - Custom Perspectives — When projects and action group parents are included in an ungrouped custom perspective, item hierarchy is now displayed (this change only affects custom perspectives in which projects and action groups parents were previously displayed after their children).
  • updated - Forecast — Items with Before Due notifications are now included when items with Scheduled Notifications are displayed in Forecast.
  • updated - Notes — Content pasted into notes now defaults to simplified styling (only hyperlinks and bold/italic/underline text styles are perserved).
  • fixed - Forecast — Further improvements to calendar event sort and sync logic in Forecast.
  • fixed - Outline — Context menu can no longer be accessed via long press when actively editing an outline row’s title or notes field (this action triggered a crash in previous TestFlight builds).
  • fixed - Perspectives Bar — Custom perspective icon and titles changes are now immediately displayed in the Perspectives Bar.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur when adding a task to ungrouped Forecast with no outline selection.

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

  • danger - View Options — Due to in-progress development work, changing synced View options for a perspective on one device in recent TestFlight builds may result in View options reseting for that perspective on other devices.
  • updated - Colors — Updated due soon and overdue colors.
  • updated - Forecast — Forecast perspective badge now counts due soon items as well as overdue items.
  • updated - Forecast — Only due items are now counted in Forecast tiles (reverting count behavior to match OmniFocus 3).
  • fixed - Forecast — Improved reliability of add action button in Forecast.
  • fixed - Notes — Note previews now immediately update rich text content to contrast with the background color.
  • fixed - Notes — Inspector notes field is now functional when empty.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed bug that triggered “A previous edit has made the add location invalid” error.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — October 12, 2022

  • new - Omni Automation — Rich text notes are now scriptable via Omni Automation.
  • updated - Outline — Updated appearance of due soon and overdue dates in the outline.
  • updated - Select Mode — Checkboxes and drag handles are no longer displayed when entering select mode, and the long-press context mode has been disabled while in select mode (we plan for all options previously included in the context menu to be included in the bottom toolbar “More” menu).
  • fixed - Forecast — Improved how calendar events are handled when Forecast items are manually sorted.
  • fixed - Notes — Default note text size is now larger.
  • fixed - Notes — Fixed broken Inspector notes field.
  • fixed - Notes — Newly added attachments are now immediately displayed in the outline notes field.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — September 30, 2022

  • new - OmniFocus 4 for Mac — TestFlight builds of OmniFocus 4 for Mac are now available! To begin testing OmniFocus 4 for Mac, install TestFlight on your Mac and sign in with your Apple ID.
  • new - Notes — Rich text notes with inline attachments, tappable links, and dynamic color support for improved legibility when switching between light and dark mode are now supported on all platforms. This feature required a fairly comprehensive change to OmniFocus’s text rendering logic, so please be sure to report any specific issues you encounter!
  • updated - Notes — Note display logic has been updated. When Show Notes in Outline is enabled for fluid outline layouts, notes always display truncated for unselected rows and expanded when a row is selected.
  • updated - Icons — Additional icons have been updated.
  • fixed - Nearby — Accessing directions to a tag location no longer fails.
  • fixed - Notes — Addressed a number of bugs related to notes, included typed URLs not being registered as links and content display issues.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur when long pressing in an outline field.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — September 15, 2022

  • danger - Open Inspector on Single Tap — We have removed the Open Inspector on Single Tap setting from this TestFlight build. This setting was implemented prior to the implementation of our finalized inline editing experience, and we would like for folks who had enabled this setting to give the finalized editing experience in the outline a try. If you had previously enabled Open Inspector on Single Tap, please take a couple days to see how inline editing feels in your workflow (remember, you can customize what fields are displayed via a perspective’s View options, or app-wide in Settings). If you find you still miss this setting after a few days without it, please let us know! Thank you in advance for your feedback.
  • new - Accent Color — A default set of system colors that adapt automatically to light and dark mode is now provided when customizing app accent color, and accent color can now be reset to default.
  • updated - Keyboard — Updated tab key interaction with tags field.
  • updated - Icons — Icons have been updated throughout the app, including updated Inbox and Due icons.
  • updated - Perspective Bar — Perspective Bar alignment and selection indicator placement and width has been tweaked.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — September 9, 2022

  • updated - Custom Perspectives — Default set of colors is now provided when customizing custom perspective color.
  • updated - Lock Screen Widgets — Updated appearance of large Forecast lock screen widget.
  • updated - Outline — Adjusted perspective title font size in outline header.
  • updated - Outline — Buttons in perspective header once again use perspective tint color.
  • updated - Outline — Dividing lines are no longer displayed between open groups and group contents in the outline.
  • fixed - Context Menus — Focus is now available in context menu for task rows as well as projects and folders.
  • fixed - Context Menus — Delete is now available in context menu for project rows.
  • fixed - Date Pickers — Date pickers are now consistently sized and always include “Done” button.
  • fixed - Flag — Flagged color is no longer applied to resolved items.
  • fixed - Inspector — Inspector background is now consistent in light mode when no item is selected.
  • fixed - Quick Open — Active perspective is no longer shown outside collapsed group in perspectives list.
  • fixed - Scheduled Notifications — Fixed broken Scheduled Notifications date popover.

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

  • fixed - OS Compatibility — Addressed various layout issues that could occur when customizing views on iOS and iPadOS 16.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — August 25, 2022

  • updated - Dark Mode — Vertical dividing lines are now more visually distinct in Dark Mode.
  • updated - Filter Pane — Filter Pane option in the outline header is now titled with the perspective-appropriate content it contains (i.e. “Projects List”, “Tags List”, etc.) instead of “Filter”.
  • updated - Filter Pane — “Edit Title” is now “Rename” in the Filter Pane context menu.
  • updated - Floating Buttons — Updated appearance of floating buttons.
  • updated - Nearby — Updated outline header appearance in Nearby perspective.
  • updated - Outline — Increased indentation of metadata when editing an item on iPad.
  • updated - Status Circles — Status Circles for Flagged and Due Soon/Over Due tasks are now drawn only the corresponding due color.
  • updated - Swipe — Delete is once again accessible via row swipe gesture.
  • updated - View Options — “Sidebar visibility is independent” option has been replaced with new “Keep Sidebar Hidden” option.
  • updated - Swipe — Removed text labels from swipe elements on outline rows.
  • updated - Widgets — Replaced bullets with Status Circles in widgets.
  • fixed - Outline — Fixed a bug that could sometimes cause multi-line item titles to not layout correctly when selected.
  • fixed - Omni Automation — SF symbols for Omni Automation actions are now tinted correctly in Quick Open.
  • fixed - Omni Automation — Default icon for Omni Automation actions is now tinted correctly in Dark Mode.
  • fixed - Project Picker — Adjusted alignment of wrapped titles in the project picker.
  • fixed - Quick Entry — Fixed overlapping Save and Done buttons in Quick Entry.
  • fixed - Select Mode — Swipe actions are now supported while in Select mode.
  • fixed - Status Circles — Status Circles now display at a consistent size and alignment with title text, regardless of flag state, etc.
  • fixed - View Options — Mirror Outline Fields setting once again functions as expected.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur when performing an encryption scan of the sync database.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — August 18, 2022

  • new - Sync — OmniFocus now periodically scans the sync database for unreadable files. If files with missing encryption keys are detected, OmniFocus replaces those files with files from the local database, repairing the sync database.
  • fixed - Lock Screen Widgets — Custom Perspectives with custom image icons now display the default Custom Perspective icon instead of a generic file attachment icon.

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

  • fixed - Lock Screen Widgets — Custom Perspectives with custom image icons now display the default Custom Perspective icon instead of a generic file attachment icon.

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

  • new - Lock Screen Widgets — Added support for iPhone lock screen widgets on iOS 16. For the top widget slot next to the date, you can show a Forecast summary or the most relevant task from a perspective. For the larger widget slots below the time, you can add widgets showing more details from Forecast or a custom perspective, or a lock-screen one-tap shortcut to Quick Entry.
  • fixed - Crash on iOS 15 — Fixed a crash on launch on iOS 15 caused by trying to reference new widget types that are only defined in iOS 16.
  • fixed - Filter Pane — Fixed a bug where the Filter Pane would sometimes refuse to reopen after making a selection.
  • fixed - Inspector Pickers — Fixed a bug where Project, Tag, and Date pickers would display incorrectly when accessed from the popover Inspector.
  • fixed - Notes and View Options — View Options always offers the option to show the Notes icon, whether or not the notes themselves are displayed inline. Fixed some a related issue where the notes wouldn’t always draw as expected based on the current configuration.
  • fixed - Search — Fixed a bug in the Search field on iOS 16 beta 5 where the app would freeze as soon as you started typing on the on-screen keyboard.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — August 9, 2022

  • new - Floating Done Button — Rather than placing an “x” button in the top right corner of the selected item (which some people found confusing, and which also blocked access to the expand/collapse control on items with children), the row keeps all its usual controls and there’s a new “Done” button which floats just above the row.
  • new - Swipe to Select — Now that we’ve standardized on using long-tap to access row actions, we’re starting to experiment with using row swipes to quickly select rows. Feedback about this concept is welcome—but please bear in mind that the current implementation is not yet where we want it to be (the transition feels jarring, and it puts you in a mode where you can’t continue swiping to select other rows).
  • updated - iPad Panes — Updated the widths of the sidebar panes on iPad.
  • updated - Perspective Bar — Consistently use the term “Perspective Bar” in the interface (replacing “Perspective Navigation Bar” or “Perspective Navbar”).
  • updated - Perspective Bar — Updated metrics of perspectives in the bar as well as the positioning and size of the bar itself.
  • updated - Assigned Tags — Updated the appearance of assigned tags in the outline.
  • updated - Outline Fields — Outline fields use consistent colors rather than having some fields (such as the project assignment) stand out more than others.
  • updated - Forecast Counts — Forecast now provides a full count of every item on today’s list, rather than just counting the items with due dates.
  • updated - Xcode 14 beta — In preparation for iOS 16, we’re now building OmniFocus using the Xcode 14 beta. (Coming soon: lock screen widgets!)
  • updated - Perspective Bar — Long perspective titles are center-aligned.
  • updated - Tabbing to/from Notes — You can now use the Tab key to tab in/out of notes (with Tab or with Shift-Tab). To insert a tab character into the current note, use Option-Tab.
  • fixed - Performance — Improved responsiveness when checking whether the app is authorized to look up the device’s current location.
  • fixed - Tag Picker — Fixed a bug where the outline’s tag picker would immediately close/reopen when applying its first tag, and its Done button would stop responding.
  • fixed - iOS 16 Compatibility — Fixed iOS 16 layout issues when editing a row with a wrapping title.
  • fixed - Perspective Title — Custom perspective titles once again draw using their custom color.
  • fixed - Mark Reviewed — The “Mark Reviewed” button updates appropriately when all projects have been reviewed.
  • fixed - iPad Inspector Popovers — Fixed bugs where popovers in the iPad Inspector (such as Project, Tag, and Date pickers) wouldn’t display properly.

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

  • updated - Licensing — Updated the TestFlight app’s licensing logic to be compatible with yesterday’s updates to Omni Accounts. (We updated our online store yesterday so that there’s no longer a distinction between team and personal licenses. Purchase however many licenses you need—traditional up-front licenses or subscriptions—then use them yourself or share them with team members.)

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — July 28, 2022

  • new - Widgets — Extra Large widget size is now supported on iPad.
  • updated - Animation — Groups now animate when expanded or collapsed in the outline and filter pane.
  • updated - Keyboard — Tab key now dismisses popovers in addition to moving focus to the next field.
  • updated - Outline — Increased indentation of action group children in the outline.
  • updated - Outline — Metadata fields and values are now indented and aligned vertically when an item is selected in the outline.
  • fixed - Filter Pane — Fixed a bug that could prevent the Add button from displaying the first time the filter pane is opened.
  • fixed - Outline — Outline expansion state is once again remembered after switching views.
  • fixed - View Options — Fixed a bug that could cause unexpected custom perspective rule changes when Row Layout View Options were changed.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — July 22, 2022

  • danger - View Options — Perspective View Options, such as availability and sort order, now sync between all devices.
  • danger - View Options — Global and per-perspective Row Layout settings now sync between devices of same size class.
  • new - Perspectives Bar — Perspectives bar attention indicators have been replaced with badge counts.
  • updated - Perspectives Bar — Appearance updates in Perspectives Bar, including new indicator for current selection.
  • updated - Perspectives Bar — Perspective bar scroll bar is no longer displayed.
  • updated - Forecast — Only date-based items are now counted in Forecast tiles.
  • updated - Toolbar — Removed toolbar transparency.
  • updated - Toolbar — Toolbar more menu now includes Show Projects List/Tags List/Forecast Calendar menu item on iPhone.
  • fixed - Filter Pane — Add Project/Add Folder/Add Tag button is now consistently present in the filter pane on all device sizes.
  • fixed - Filter Pane — Selection highlight and upper dividing line no longer overlap in the filter pane.
  • fixed - Inspector — Fixed gap at top of light mode Inspector.
  • fixed - Omni Automation — Action titles are now displayed correctly in the contextual menu for Omni Automation plug-ins that include multiple actions.

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

  • updated - Context Menus — Omni Automation sub-menu is now available in the context menu for unselected rows.
  • updated - Filter Pane — Progress towards addresing selection highlight and dividing line overlap.
  • updated - Filter Pane — Dividing lines are now present in Tags list.
  • fixed - Data Corruption — Fixed a bug that could cause newly created item titles to revert to “Untitled” if auto-complete was used in title creation.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur when opening a custom perspective.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — July 6, 2022

  • updated - Dividing Lines — Horizontal dividing lines no longer draw edge-to-edge in the outline and filter pane.
  • updated - Selection — Updated appearance of current selection highlight in the outline and filter pane (note, we’re aware that additional clean up is needed where the selection highlight overlaps with dividing lines).
  • updated - Perspective Bar — Perspective navigation bar is now hidden when on-screen keyboard is displayed on compact devices.
  • fixed - Keyboard — Improved animation when transitioning to display on-screen keyboard.
  • fixed - Sync — Improved idle sync speed.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — June 28, 2022

  • new - Outline — Outline now supports immediate text entry when tabbing to Project and Tag field via hardware keyboard.
  • new - Context Menus — Outline context menu now includes an Omni Automation submenu (note, Omni Automation actions are only available when context menu is opened for the selected row).
  • updated - Context Menus — Completed planned context menu re-organization.
  • updated - Toolbar — Multi-select button has moved to right edge of Filter pane toolbar.
  • updated - Toolbar — On iPad, Settings is now leftmost toolbar button, Show/Hide Filter pane icon has been updated and button is now aligned with left edge of Filter pane.
  • updated - Omni Automation — Omni Automation menu appearance has been updated.
  • fixed - Quick Open — Removed double animation when opening Quick Open with keyboard focus in text field.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — June 17, 2022

  • updated - Settings — Refinements to Inspector Layout Settings.
  • updated - Settings — “Open Calendar Events In…” setting has been relocated to Settings (from the Forecast View Options).
  • updated - Toolbars — Updated buttons in filter pane bottom toolbar.
  • fixed - Context Menu — Restored “Go to Project” item in outline row context menu.
  • fixed - More Menu — Add/Remove Tag options are now available in More menu in Select Mode.
  • fixed - Icons — Consistent active status icon is now used for tag and folder status control in the Inspector.
  • fixed - Outline — Fixed a bug that could cause Status Circle tap targets to be misaligned, making it difficult to complete items.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash that coule occur setting a folder to active via the context menu.

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

  • danger - Context Menus — Contextual menus have been re-organized and new menu options have been added. This work is ongoing.
  • new - Multi-Select Mode — New options are now available in the multi-select mode bottom toolbar.
  • new - Review — “Mark Reviewed” button is now located in the lower floating toolbar.
  • new - Quick Open — Quick Open now remembers and defaults to your previous interaction (keyboard focus will only be placed in the text field if you typed into this field the last time Quick Open was launched, and vice versa).
  • updated - App Defaults Perspective titles are now displayed in the Perspectives bar by default.
  • updated - App Defaults — Updated default outline fields.
  • updated - Forecast — Removed redundant selection “Clear” button from Forecast filter pane.
  • updated - iPad — Improved logic for how Filter Pane and Inspector display on iPad.
  • updated - Outline — Tag status is no longer displayed in the outline.
  • updated - Review — Last reviewed date and current review session count is once again displayed in the Review perspective header.
  • updated - View Options — “Show Inbox in Projects” setting is now accessed via View Options.
  • updated - View Options — Tweaks to layout section of View options.
  • fixed - Forecast — Fixed a bug that could cause Forecast content to draw off screen on iPad.
  • fixed - Inspector — Inspector no longer retains previous scroll position when a new item is selected.
  • fixed - Perspective Bar — Perspective bar is no longer cut off at larger font sizes.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — May 27, 2022

  • danger - Inspectors — Incomplete progress towards revised Inspector appearance.
  • updated - Quick Entry — Quick Entry toolbar buttons are now displayed in default accent color.
  • fixed - Floating Toolbar Buttons — Fixed a bug that could cause floating toolbar buttons to be displayed in incorrect location on screen, or not to be displayed at all.
  • fixed - Forecast — Adjusted horizontal alignment of events in Forecast.
  • fixed - Outline — Improved selection padding in date fields.
  • fixed - Quick Open — Fixed a bug that prevented bottom toolbar from displaying in Quick Open after on-screen keyboard is dismissed.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — May 19, 2022

  • danger - Search — Search experience has been substantially updated. Search field is now displayed above the perspective header and Remaining/Everything search results are no longer listed in a separate Search Results perspective.
  • updated - Outline Perspective header now scrolls behind toolbar (with outline content).
  • fixed - Keyboard — Tab key focus no longer skips fields that are not visible in the fluid layout, but are enabled when editing.
  • fixed - Swipe — Touching a different row now cancels any row swipes that are currently in progress.

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

  • danger - Floating Toolbar Buttons — Add floating toolbar button now launches Quick Entry in perspectives that don’t support adding new items in place.
  • new - Row Swipe — Outline row contextual menu items can now be accessed via a new “More” row swipe option.
  • new - Show Full Project Path — When Project field is enabled in the default or perspective layout options, there is now an additional “Show Full Project Path” option available.
  • updated - Appearance — Updated and standardized styles use in Settings and View Options.
  • updated - Filter Pane — Filter pane More menu now includes and Omni Automation and New Project/Folder/Tag actions.
  • updated - Inspector — Location and Notifications Inspectors have been updated.
  • updated - Nearby — Updated icons in Nearby location popover.
  • updated - Outline — Counts are now displayed in the perspective header when view is filtered.
  • updated - Outline — Parent type is now an available outline field.
  • updated - Perspective Bar — Non-favorited active perspective is now temporarily displayed in perspectives bar on iPhone (this matches the existing behavior on iPad).
  • updated - Projects — Project status can now be set to On Hold via the contextual menu.
  • updated - Row Swipe — Scrolling now cancels any swipe actions currently in progress, and swipe actions are no longer allowed in Select mode.
  • fixed - Outline — Outline note field background color now matches row background color when note is being edited.
  • fixed - Outline — Tag ellipses button is no longer taller than other tags in unselected rows.
  • fixed - Outline — Note disclosure icon is now centered in outline row.
  • fixed - Outline — Placeholder text style is now consistent.
  • fixed - Outline — Project title text in the outline is now dimmed when status is On Hold.
  • fixed - Quick Open — Corrected animation when expanding Favorites.
  • fixed - Toolbar — Fixed a bug that could cause an empty bottom toolbar to sometimes appear in Settings and View Options.
  • fixed - Toolbar — Fixed a bug that could cause blank Tips item to appear in toolbar More menu.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — May 6, 2022

  • updated - Appearance — Updated and standardized styles use in Settings and View Options.
  • updated - Filter Pane — Filter pane More menu now includes and Omni Automation and New Project/Folder/Tag actions.
  • updated - Inspector — Location and Notifications Inspectors have been updated.
  • updated - Outline — Scrolling now cancels any swipe actions currently in progress, and swipe actions are no longer allowed in Select mode.
  • updated - Outline — Parent type is now an available outline field.
  • updated - Perspective Bar — Non-favorited active perspective is now temporarily displayed in perspectives bar on iPhone (this matches the existing behavior on iPad).
  • fixed - Outline — Tag ellipses button is no longer taller than other tags in unselected rows.
  • fixed - Toolbar — Fixed a bug that could cause an empty bottom toolbar to sometimes appear in Settings and View Options.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — May 5, 2022

  • danger - Quick Open — Substantially updated experience when opening Quick Open.
  • updated - Floating Toolbar — “Show Filter Pane” is now available in Quick Open button’s contextual menu.
  • updated - Inspector — Finished swapping in “Scheduled” for what we previously referred to as “Custom” notifications.
  • updated - Perspective Bar — Tapping the current perspective’s icon in the perspective bar now toggles the visibility of the filter pane on non-compact devices, or opens the filter pane on compact devices.
  • updated - Quick Open — Appearance of rows in Quick Open results has been updated.
  • fixed - Floating Toolbar — Quick Open icon is now centered visually in floating toolbar button.
  • fixed - Floating Toolbar — Fixed a bug that caused duplicate bottom toolbars to be displayed on iPad.
  • fixed - Outline — Notes disclosure icon is now centered in outline row.
  • fixed - Status — Outline’s Status inspector popover does now updates immediately to show changes to selection.

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

  • danger - Filter Pane — Filter pane selection and edit behavior has been updated on compact devices. Selecting a single item in the filter pane once again immediately dismisses the pane. However, the filter pane is not automatically dismissed when a new project, folder, or tag is added - instead, focus is immediately placed within the new item’s title in the filter pane. To edit an existing item’s title, select the new “Edit Title” option from the row’s contextual menu in the filter pane.
  • updated - Dark Mode — Restored previous dark mode selection highlight color.
  • updated - Floating Toolbar Buttons — Updated Quick Entry drop target and new item drag preview interaction and appearance.
  • updated - Icons — Updated “note and attachment” icon.
  • updated - Inspector — “Parent Type” has been re-titled “Project Type” or “Group Type” (depending on the selection).
  • updated - Inspector — Row spacing in the Inspector is now more consistent.
  • updated - Perspective Bar — Updated perspective title text color.
  • updated - Perspective Editor — Updated custom perspective editor appearance.
  • updated - View Options — View options can now be reordered without entering “Edit” mode.
  • fixed - Filter Pane — Project text style in filter pane now accurately reflects project availability.
  • fixed - Perspective Bar — Fixed a bug that could cause a blank perspectives bar to display.
  • fixed - Perspective Bar — Preview when initiating contextual menu on perspective icon in the perspective bar is no longer transparent.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — April 28, 2022

  • updated - Inspector — Progress towards improved row spacing consistency in the Inspector.
  • fixed - Quick Open — Quick Open once again displays results as text is entered in the search field.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — April 27, 2022

  • danger - Quick Open — Focus is now immediately placed in Quick Open search field. Please let us know how this change feels in your workflow!
  • new - Forecast — Forecast tiles now count all date-based items for a day (deferred, due, and items with scheduled notifications).
  • new - Forecast — Calendar events in the past are now hidden in grouped Forecast list.
  • new - Forecast — Forecast events can now be set to open in Fantastical by default.
  • updated - Dark Mode — Updated dark mode selection highlight color.
  • updated - Dates — Date control button size has been adjusted.
  • updated - Drag & Drop — In Select mode, drag actions now begin much more quickly when initiated from drag handle.
  • updated - Estimated Duration — Improved experience for entering estimated duration values.
  • updated - Filter Pane — Removed unnecessary padding between rows in filter pane.
  • updated - Forecast — Updated Forecast header height on iPad.
  • updated - Inspector — Long titles and notes now wrap instead of truncating in the Inspector.
  • updated - Inspector — Parent type selection is now labeled in the Inspector.
  • updated - Outline — Editing field alignment has been adjusted.
  • updated - Perspectives Bar — Updated appearance of image custom perspective icons.
  • updated - Perspectives Bar — Long perspective titles now truncate.
  • updated - Scheduled Notifications — “Custom Notifications” are now referred to as “Scheduled Notifications” throughout app.
  • updated - Search — Refinements to the transitory Search perspective.
  • updated - Toolbars — Removed toolbar shadow that appeared in some sheets on compact devices.
  • updated - View Options — Updated appearance of Forecast tag selection interface.
  • fixed - Filter Pane — Project text style in filter pane now always reflects project availability.
  • fixed - Notes — Edits made to a note in the inspector are now immediately reflected in the outline note preview.
  • fixed - Outline — Inspect now works when selected from an unselected row’s context menu.
  • fixed - Outline — Visible tags on a row no longer cause alignment and spacing of other elements to shift.
  • fixed - Outline — Note previews are now only displayed in outline when enabled in View options.
  • fixed - Outline — Addressed a visual glitch after initiating pull-to-refresh sync gesture.
  • fixed - Perspectives Bar — Fixed a bug that could cause perspectives bar to be scrolled unexpectedly and perspective icon tap targets to become misaligned.
  • fixed - Review — Corrected selection highlight and row spacing in Review filter pane.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — April 21, 2022

  • updated - Outline — Action group titles are now bold in the outline.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur opening Forecast perspective.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — April 20, 2022

  • new - Quick Entry — Double tap on floating toolbar add button now triggers Quicky Entry.
  • new - Perspectives Bar — Perspective titles can now be optionally displayed in the perspectives bar via new Layout setting.
  • updated - Perspectives Bar — Perspective attention indicators are now displayed above perspective tiles on iPhone.
  • updated - Perspectives Bar — Perspective tiles now have a minimum width, and bar is only scrollable when necessary.
  • updated - Attachments — Attachment thumbnail display has been improved.
  • updated - Drag & Drop — Tweaked drag and drop behavior - it should now be easier to rearrange row order at the same level without inadvertently nesting rows.
  • updated - Filter Pane — Filter pane selection highlight now matches outline row highlight appearance.
  • updated - Forecast — Filter/Clear Filter button has been added to Forecast “piano” header.
  • updated - Floating Toolbar Buttons — Reduced delay before add button drag action can be initiated.
  • updated - Forecast — Forecast event icon is now consistently sized and aligned with status circles in the outline.
  • updated - Inspector — “Parent Type” Inspector section now uses a segmented control.
  • updated - Tags — Added + button to tags field in selected outline row.
  • updated - Tags — All assigned tags are now displayed when a row is selected.
  • updated - Toolbar — Omni Automation toolbar item is now always accessed via More menu.
  • updated - Quick Entry — Return key now creates another item in Quick Entry instead of dismissing the on-screen keyboard.
  • updated - Quick Open — “Favorites” perspective list is now collapsible.
  • fixed - Clean Up — Changing an item’s project assignment no longer immediately triggers a clean up.
  • fixed - Clean Up — Completed items no longer temporarily disappear on clean up when View Options are set to All.
  • fixed - Nearby — Outline/Map toggle is no longer transparent.
  • fixed - New Windows — New windows no longer open with a blank outline view, incorrect toolbar layout on iPad.
  • fixed - Outline — Fixed a bug that could cause notification field visibility to reset.
  • fixed - Outline — Leading icon for the Status editing field in the outline now reflects the current status.
  • fixed - Toolbar — More menu toolbar button is now disabled when there are no options available.
  • fixed - Quick Entry — Addressed glitchy scroll animation in Quick Entry.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — April 13, 2022

  • new - Floating Toolbar Buttons — Floating toolbar buttons are now available on iPad, replacing bottom toolbar.
  • danger - Floating Toolbar Buttons — Add button drag preview and Quick Entry drop target appearance and interactions have been updated.
  • updated - Focus — Focus header has been updated to meet minumum tap target size requirements.
  • updated - Multi-Select Mode — Floating toolbar buttons and iPhone perspective bar are now hidden when in multi-select mode.
  • updated - Outline — Switched back to an x icon for clearing outline selection.
  • updated - Search — “Back” is now presented as an option in the search scope toggle bar after searching Remaining or Everything, providing a more obvious way to return to previous view.
  • fixed - Search — Search bar is no longer immediately hidden when no matches are found.
  • fixed - Floating Toolbar Buttons — Improved reliability of add button drag interaction, addressing scenarios in which button could previously not be dragged.
  • fixed - Outline — Fixed a temporary row alignment issue that could occur when tags are displayed in the outline.
  • fixed - Review — Review indicator is now aligned appropriately in Review filter pane.

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

  • danger - Performance — Continued performance improvement progress.
  • updated - Filter Pane — Divider lines are now displayed between rows in the filter pane (this is purely a cosmetic change - row spacing has not been changed).
  • updated - Filter Pane — On iPads, the filter pane can now be opened/closed via long press on the Quick Open icon.
  • updated - Outline — Adjusted perspective header alignment.
  • fixed - Forecast — Calendar events are now interleaved in ungrouped Forecast correctly when Flagged and/or Tagged items are displayed.
  • fixed - Outline — Fixed a recently introduced temporary alignment issue.
  • fixed - Pickers — Misleading “Cancel” button is no longer displayed in Projects and Tags pickers.
  • fixed - Quick Open — Adjusted perpsective badge appearance in Quick Open.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur when changing search perspective scope.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — April 7, 2022

  • danger - Performance — In progress work to improve scrolling performance, particularly in columns mode. These performance enhancements could impact swipe actions and inline editing in the outline - please let us know if you notice bugs!
  • new - Nearby — In Nearby map mode, tapping the i icon in a location-based tag’s pin popover now navigates to the outline, filtered to display items assigned to that tag. (Note, this icon will likely be swapped out in a future build).
  • updated - Columns — Note icon is no longer displayed in rows when Show Notes in Outline is enabled.
  • updated - Forecast — Calendar icon is no longer included in collation group rows in Forecast outline.
  • updated - Inspector — Added/Changed dates have been split into a separate Inspector section.
  • updated - Multi-Select Mode — Row metadata is no longer hidden in multi-select mode.
  • updated - Outline — Project status icons have been updated.
  • fixed - Filter Pane — Improved display of long perspective titles in the filter pane.
  • fixed - Outline — Tapping on metadata fields on a non-selected row now selects that row.
  • fixed - Toolbar — Filter pane button is no longer displayed in Inbox toolbar.
  • fixed - Quick Open — New Perspective button is no longer displayed when view results in Quick Open.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — March 31, 2022

  • updated - Context Menus — Context menu re-organization (this work is currently in progress).
  • updated - Floating Toolbar Buttons — Initial refinements to Add Here/Quick Entry interaction. Additional changes are planned but not yet implemented.
  • updated - Forecast — Removed redundant “Today” tile in Forecast filter pane.
  • updated - Forecast — Future tile no longer uses green selection color.
  • updated - Inspector — Tag spacing in the Inspector has been updated.
  • updated - Inspector — Completed and dropped dates have split into separate Inspector sections. This work is currently in progress - Added and Changed dates will be moved in a separate section as well in a future build.
  • updated - Inspector — Inspector toolbar buttons have been updated.
  • updated - Mutli-Select ModeClear Selection is now an option in the toolbar when there is a selection in multi-select mode.
  • fixed - Outline — Tag field is now properly left-aligned in selected rows on compact devices.
  • fixed - Repeats — Addressed layout issues in the repeats popover.
  • fixed - Toolbar — Fixed a bug that could cause the toolbar background to flash

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — March 24, 2022

  • new - Add Action — Behavior of iPhone “Add” floating toolbar button has been updated. This button now always functions as “Add Here” when tapped. Quick Entry can be triggered by a drag action on this button.
  • new - Add Action — “Add Here” button is now available in all perspectives. When used in a perspective that does not support adding new items, the new action is displayed at the bottom of the outline until the view is Cleaned Up.
  • updated - Keyboard — Numerical keyboard is now presented by default when appropriate.
  • updated - Focus — Focus menu item is now only offered in toolbar more menu when applicable, menu item has been re-named Focus/Unfocus.
  • updated - Forecast — Calendar events are now displayed first in grouped Forecast.
  • updated - Forecast — Tapping on the selected tile in the Forecast now clears selection.
  • fixed - Forecast — Fixed a bug that could cause calendar events in ungrouped Forecast to be ordered inconsistently.
  • fixed - Forecast — Sidebar multi-week forecast grid row no longer overlaps at larger text sizes.
  • fixed - Review — Review header now shows more than one line of text on iPhone.
  • fixed - Sidebar — Filter Pane sidebar button is no longer too small on iPad when Perspective List is displayed.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — March 22, 2022

  • new - Context Menu — Projects can now be marked complete from the context menu.
  • new - Context Menu — Inspector can now be opened from the context menu.
  • updated - Floating Toolbar Buttons — Updated appearance of floating toolbar buttons in light mode.
  • updated - Inspector — Updated appearance of location notification inspector.
  • updated - Review — Updated appearance of Review header, improved consistency between review outline popover and Inspector.
  • updated - Selected Row — The appearance of a selected row in the outline or filter pane has been substantially revised.
  • fixed - Context Menu — Row preview no longer has a transparent background when context menu is open.
  • fixed - Inspector — Fixed a bug that could cause icon to not display for the selected option in a segmented control.
  • fixed - Forecast — Calendar events no longer appear selectable in Select mode.
  • fixed - Outline — Outline editing popovers now point at the correct field.
  • fixed - Outline — Fixed a bug that could cause item titles to be reverted to “Untitled Item” if return key wasn’t used to end editing for an item title.
  • fixed - Quick Entry — Fixed a bug that could cause Quick Entry to discard task titles when creating multiple items.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — March 17, 2022

  • updated - Filter Pane — Filter pane layout and multi-select mode have been updated.
  • updated - Inspector — Additional Inspector appearance and layout improvements. “Edit Inspector Layout” option is now included at the bottom of the Inspector.
  • updated - Localizations — Localizations have been updated.
  • updated - Outline — Folder and Project icons are no longer displayed in the outline and row indentation has been adjusted.
  • updated- Outline — Restored visual feedback when completing a task in the outline.
  • updated - Widget — Forecast widget now supports recently introduced Forecast content and sort options.
  • fixed - Forecast — Fixed a bug that could cause custom sort order in Forecast to reset when opening a database for the first time on a new device, when recovering from a crash, and in other similar situations.
  • fixed - Forecast — Items are now grouped properly when only Due items and items with Custom Notifications are displayed.
  • fixed - Outline — Fixed a recently introduced bug that caused changes to Layout settings and expansion state to be lost.
  • fixed - Outline — Improved scrolling at the bottom of the outline.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur when toggling select mode in Filter pane with a single item selected.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash related to flag state.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — March 10, 2022

  • new - iPhone — On iPhone, the bottom toolbar has been replaced by floating Quick Open and Add Item buttons. When there is no selection in the outline, or a perspective is displayed that does support adding actions, the add button becomes a Quick Entry button. Appearance of these buttons is not yet final.
  • new - Context MenuAdd Child action is now available in context menu item for action group parents.
  • updated - Filter Pane — Filter pane is no longer immediately dismissed when tapping to select an item. This improves the workflow for creating new items in the filter pane.
  • updated - Filter Pane — Status icons and badge counts are no longer displayed in Select Mode.
  • updated - Filter Pane — Fonts used in filter pane have been adjusted.
  • updated - Inspector — Continued progress on improved Inspector organization and appearance.
  • updated - Status Circles — Refined status circle size and alignment.
  • updated - Widgets — “New Inbox Item” widget is now titled “Quick Entry” and displays updated icon.
  • fixed - Columns — Rows are now indented properly in column layout when narrow content is displayed.
  • fixed - Context Menu — “Edit Perspective Settings” item in the More menu now uses new custom perspective icon.
  • fixed - Keyboard — Fixed a bug that could cause bottom toolbar and perspective navigation bar to be left mis-positioned after exiting app with on-screen keyboard showing.
  • fixed - Open Inspector on Single Tap — Inline title field is no longer editable when “Open Inspector on Single Tap” is enabled, flag and deselect icons are no longer displayed for selected project rows.
  • fixed - Outline — Row title no longer disappears when showing contextual menu on a selected item.
  • fixed - Outline — Dropped folders in outline are now displayed with “unavailable” text styling.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur after changing a perspective icon for a second time.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash related to manually re-ordering items in a custom perspective.
  • fixed - Quick Entry — Task titles now longer have an unexpected slide in animation when being saved in Quick Entry.

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

  • updated - Status Circles — Status circles in the outline are now much larger. We are still in the process of refining this change, and intend to improve spacing, alignment, etc. in future builds. Please let us know how this change feels to you!
  • updated - Inspector — Inspector organization and appearance improvements are currently in progress.
  • updated - Forecast — In grouped Forecast, calendar events are now displayed in a separate group.
  • updated - Forecast — Adjusted header alignment in Forecast.
  • updated - Tags — Separate popover for removing assigned tags is no longer displayed.
  • fixed - Columns — Fixed a bug that could cause a duplicate tag column to be displayed in column layout.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — February 25, 2022

  • updated - Drag & Drop — Preview appearance for “lifted” rows has been updated.
  • updated - Focus — Focus bar now displays two lines of text on compact devices.
  • updated - Forecast — Calendar events are no longer re-orderable via drag & drop.
  • updated - Icons — Project field in outline now uses correct Projects icon, Quick Open and Due icons have been updated.
  • updated - Outline — Presence of custom notifications is now indicated via an icon when not editing an outline row.
  • updated - Perspectives — Perspective titles are now limited to two lines of text in the outline header.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a pesky hang/crash that could occur when scrolling a list that is just slightly longer than the current display size.
  • fixed - Quick Open — “Other Perspectives” section now remembers expansion state.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — February 24, 2022

  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur when switching perspectives.

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

  • updated - Appearance — Due soon and overdue text colors have been updated for improved contrast in light mode.
  • updated - Context Menu — Action to Add/Remove Forecast Tag in context menu is now more clearly labeled.
  • updated - Forecast — The default sort order for ungrouped items in Forecast has been updated. Items are now sorted by earliest relevant date, followed by items tagged with the Forecast tag, then by flagged items. A date is considered “relevant” if it causes the item to appear on the selected date, and could be a defer, due, or notification date.
  • updated - Icons — Updated Quick Entry icon.
  • updated - Open Inspector on Single Tap — Inline editing fields are no longer available when the “Open Inspector on Single Tap” setting is enabled.
  • updated - View Options — New “Keep Sorted” View option allows for disabling custom sorting in Forecast and ungrouped custom perspectives.
  • updated - View Options — Changes to View options are now immediately saved and respected by new windows automatically.
  • fixed - Notes — Fixed a bug where “Show Notes in Outline” wouldn’t show notes based on other hidden settings.

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

  • fixed - Date Picker — Improved Review interval date picker layout on iPhone.
  • fixed - Icons — Updated Inbox and Project icons throughout app to all use newest icon.
  • fixed - Quick Entry — Fixed a bug that could cause a new item’s title to be overwritten when a second item is added via Quick Entry.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — February 10, 2022

  • new - Keyboard — New command-option-i keyboard shortcut for Hide/Show Inspector.
  • updated - Quick Entry — Quick Entry + button is now in the top toolbar (previously it was located in the bottom toolbar, and often hidden by on-screen keyboard).
  • fixed - Date Pickers — Date pickers now layout correctly on compact devices.
  • fixed - Forecast — Dragging an item to the Forecast calendar or day “piano” now assigns dates as expected.
  • fixed - Open in New Window — “Open in new window” now opens a new window with the appropriate selection.
  • fixed - Outline — Dragging the Quick Entry button to the task outline now creates a new item in the dropped location.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur when changing perspectives if the Inspector is open.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — February 4, 2022

  • new - Custom Perspectives — Items in ungrouped custom perspectives can now be arbitrarily re-ordered via drag & drop.
  • fixed - Inspector — Fixed a bug that could cause the Inspector to lose selection and display blank when open for the second time.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur when attempting to add an item in a custom perspective.

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

  • new - Keyboard — New ⌘! Convert to Project keyboard shortcut.
  • fixed - Widgets — Fixed a bug that prevented custom perspective widgets from loading if the perspective used a custom icon.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — February 2, 2022

  • danger - iPhone — OmniFocus 4 no longer supports landscape orientation on iPhones. If this change negatively impacts your workflow, please let us know by sending us a quick email or feedback via TestFlight!
  • new - Accent Color — The app-wide accent color can now be customized via Appearance Setting.
  • new - Forecast — Forecast items can now be arbitrarily re-ordered via drag & drop. Note, this functionality been re-implemented in a manner that is different from our original implementation in previous TestFlight builds, and is be supported in both grouped and ungrouped Forecast lists. Sort order can be reset via the contextual menu. Default sort order for ungrouped Forecast items has not yet been finalized.
  • new - Forecast — Items with custom notifications can now be displayed in Forecast. Items will be list once per day that a custom notification is scheduled.
  • new - Keyboard — New bare keyboard shortcuts have been introduced: n initiates editing Notifications, and c initiates completion date editing.
  • new - Keyboard — Bare keyboard shortcuts, such as d, p, and t, now initiate editing regardless of whether the corresponding field is currently visible in the outline.
  • new - Omni Automation — It is now possible to specify whether or not a plug-in is listed in the Share sheet.
  • new - View Options — A new View option now allows the Tags perspective to be sorted by flagged and due date; the Flagged perspective can now be sorted by due date. (Longtime OmniFocus users might remember that this sort option was previously offered in OmniFocus 2.)
  • updated - Custom Notifications — Custom notification editing experience has been updated.
  • fixed - Forecast — Forecast tag can now be cleared after one has been selected.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — January 26, 2022

  • danger - Keyboard — Tab key can now be used to reliably navigate through outline fields when using OmniFocus with an external keyboard, and it is no longer necessary to use the space bar to initiate editing in fields that accept text input. While additional refinements to this functionality are planned, the functionality and fixes included in this TestFlight build should substantially improve the experience of using OmniFocus 4 on iPad with an external keyboard.
  • new - Attachments — Any type of file can now be added to OmniFocus as an attachment via the Share extension.
  • new - Quick Open — Quick Open results can now be opened in a new window via command-return keyboard shortcut or the contextual menu.
  • updated - Forecast — Only Available flagged items are now displayed in Forecast.
  • fixed - Dates ‐ Entering “today” in the due popover now appropriately assigns default due time instead of midnight.
  • fixed - Keyboard — Pressing Return after doing a search in Tag or Project picker now actually applies selected result.
  • fixed - Sidebar — “Sidebar visibility is independent” view option is now only available on iPad (note, we will be re-naming this setting in a future build!).

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — January 21, 2022

  • danger - Keyboard — Hardware keyboard navigation improvements are currently in progress.
  • new - Forecast — Flagged items can now be optionally displayed in Forecast.
  • new - First Day of Week — “First Day of Week” can now be set via a new Organization Setting.
  • new - Sidebar — On iPad, perspective sidebar expansion state is now remembered on a per-perspective basis.
  • updated - Outline — Distinct icons are now displayed if an item includes a note, attachment, or note and attachment. (Icons are not yet finalized.)
  • fixed - Keyboard — Pressing Return after doing a search in Tag or Project picker now applies selected result.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — January 12, 2022

  • new - Inspector — Inspector sections can now be re-ordered and hidden via the new `Inspector Layout’ Settings. To reveal hidden sections, tap the new filter button in the Inspector toolbar.
  • new - Outline — Item notifications can now be displayed and edited from the outline.
  • new - Outline — Tag status can now be displayed in a tag’s outline row.
  • updated - Flagged — Flagged perspective filter pane now only displays tags that contain flagged items.
  • fixed - Notes — Fixed a bug that prevented some types of content from being pasted in the notes field.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — January 6, 2022

  • danger - Drag & Drop — Refined drag & drop interactions (finalized appearance of drag item preview has not yet been implemented).
  • new - Omni Automation — Inspector and sidebar visibility can now be changed via Omni Automation
  • updated - Custom Perspectives — Added “Edit Perspective Settings” option to custom perspective “More” toolbar menu and long-press contextual menu. Updated design of existing “Edit Perspective” button in View Options.
  • updated - Omni Automation — Plug-in icons are now displayed in the Automation menu.
  • fixed - Omni Automation — Sidebar outline items now return correct value for object property and returning ApplyResult.Stop now halts loop as expected.
  • fixed - Search — Improved search speed for large databases.

{class:key} OmniFocus 4.0 TestFlight — January 4, 2022

Happy New Year, everyone! Today is only the second workday of 2022 and we’re still switching gears from our vacations, but we already have a crash fix, some layout changes, new scripting capabilities, and a handful of other fixes that we thought you might appreciate.

  • updated - Inspector Layout — Reorganized the groupings of fields in the Inspector.
  • updated - View Options Layout — Updated the layout of the layout settings in View Options and in global Settings.
  • updated - Quick Option Actions — Added basic scripting support for Quick Open plug-in actions (so plug-in actions can do things like change their icon based on the current selection).
  • fixed - Apple Watch — Fixed an issue with adding new items to OmniFocus using Siri on watchOS 8. (This issue was causing Siri to reply with “Uh oh, there’s a problem. Please try again.”) This fix is also in the 3.12.2 TestFlight.
  • fixed - Classic Today Widget — Fixed the perspective ordering in the classic Today widget.
  • fixed - Filter Pane Selection — Fixed a bug where we weren’t properly restoring the selection of some special rows in the Filter Pane (such as the Inbox and Untagged rows).
  • fixed - Row Swipe — Fixed a bug where a gesture which started out being interpreted as a row swipe but ultimately turned into a scroll gesture would sometimes leave the row in a partially-swiped state (with a colored bar along the margin where a swipe action was going to appear).
  • fixed - Row Swipe to Delete — Swiping to delete an item which has hidden children will now prompt with a confirmation dialog to verify that this is what you really