OmniFocus 3 for iOS 3.8.2

June 17, 2020

Requires iOS 13, watchOS 4

OmniFocus 3.8.2

OmniFocus 3.8.2 is a minor update focused on bug fixes.

  • Omni Automation [PRO] — Keyboard shortcuts for plug-in actions can now be configured by pressing the appropriate modifier keys on devices running iOS 13.4 and newer.
  • Stability — Crash fixes.

OmniFocus 3 for iOS 3.8.1

June 8, 2020

Requires iOS 13, watchOS 4

OmniFocus 3.8.1

OmniFocus 3.8.1 is a minor update focused on bug fixes.

  • Documentation — Updated the reference manual.
  • Omni Automation API [PRO] — Detailed notes about automation enhancements and changes in this release can be found in the API Reference Release Notes.
  • Omni Automation [PRO] — Plug-Ins can now be imported via drag and drop.
  • AirDrop — Content is now shared as TaskPaper when AirDropped to a Mac.
  • Sharing — Only visible items are included when sharing or copying an action group.
  • Sharing — Perspective contents is now ordered correctly when shared with no selection.
  • Custom Perspective Icons — “Use Image from Clipboard” option now updates when clipboard content changes.
  • Omni Automation [PRO] — Fixed several issues related to Omni Automation.
  • Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur when dragging a row in Forecast view.
  • Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur when interacting with search results.
  • Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur when attempting to drag a project that includes completed action group children.

OmniFocus 3 for iOS 3.8

May 28, 2020

Requires iOS 13, watchOS 4

OmniFocus 3.8

OmniFocus 3.8 for iOS introduces full support for Omni Automation, allowing anyone to run automation plug-ins, or write their own in JavaScript. See examples and learn more at

  • Omni Automation [PRO] — OmniFocus now offers full support for cross-platform and cross-application automation via JavaScript Plug-Ins. Installed JavasScript Plug-Ins can be run via the Share action. Previous versions of OmniFocus included limited “hidden” support for Omni Automation. This release includes a wide-range of enhancements to the automation functionality previously supported by OmniFocus; detailed notes about automation enhancements and changes can be found in the API Reference Release Notes.
  • Share Action — A Share item has been added to the context menu and a Share button has been added to the toolbar.
  • Share Action — The Share action is now supported when multiple items are selected.
  • Automation Settings [PRO] — Settings have been added for Automation, including options for enabling Developer Mode and configuring a linked folder of plug-ins.
  • Custom Perspective Icons — Custom perspective icons are now selected via the Files browser, and the Custom Perspective icon picker now offers to “Use Image from Clipboard” when appropriate.
  • Share Action — Messages and AirDrop are now supported destinations in the Share sheet.
  • Apple Watch — Fixed a bug that could cause actions completed via an Apple Watch notification to have incorrect completion date.
  • New Items — Addressed a bug that could cause unexpected behavior when creating deeply nested actions via the New Item button.
  • Sync — Fixed a bug that could prevent OmniFocus from automatically compacting the database, which could lead to problems syncing.
  • Sync — Addressed an error that could occur on sync.

OmniFocus 3 for iOS 3.7.1

April 15, 2020

Requires iOS 13, watchOS 4

OmniFocus 3.7.1

OmniFocus 3.7.1 is a minor update focused on bug fixes.

  • Crashes — Fixed a crash that could occur when deleting a task in Forecast View.
  • Shortcuts — Due Soon items in Show When Run now display correct color status circle.
  • Shortcuts — Completed and Dropped items no longer display as due soon or overdue in Find Items shortcut action.
  • Siri — Asking Siri “What reminders do I have in OmniFocus?” now returns items displayed in Today widget.
  • Siri — Action group child items are once again displayed when using Siri to view a project list.
  • Subscriptions — Accurate error messages are now presented when OmniFocus does not detect a subscription associated with an Omni Account.
  • Today Widget — Today widget settings now reset correctly when app settings are reset.

OmniFocus 3 for iOS 3.7

April 8, 2020

Requires iOS 13, watchOS 4

OmniFocus 3.7

OmniFocus 3.7 adds new shortcut actions:

  • Shortcuts — The Show Database Object in OmniFocus shortcut action has been removed. Now that all of our other Shortcut actions can return an OmniFocus URL, you can use a generic URL action instead.
  • Shortcuts — The tag and project pickers in New Item and Find Items now accept the results of the new Find Projects and Find Tags actions (some of them previously accepted database objects, which was confusing).
  • ShortcutsGet Database Object from Input is now Get Database Object Result from Input. Instead of returning a database object, this action now returns a result that contains one of Item, Project, Folder, Tag, or Perspective, depending on the input. These objects can be used in the pickers found in other OmniFocus shortcut actions.
  • Shortcuts — Added Find Projects and Find Tags shortcut actions that can be used in conjunction with New Item, Find Items, and Show in OmniFocus.
  • Shortcuts — Added a new Today’s Forecast shortcut action that returns items based on your Forecast view options.
  • ShortcutsToday’s Forecast and Find Items now have an option to Show When Run.
  • Shortcuts — You can now access the Dropped Date (including inherited) attribute of returned items.
  • Shortcuts — You can now access the OmniFocus URL attribute of returned items.
  • ShortcutsFind Items now sorts results in projects order by default.The previous sorting options are also still available.
  • Backups — Unreferenced attachments (those slated for deletion) are no longer included in backups.
  • Floating Time Zone — This control is now active whenever custom notifications have been added to an item.
  • Today Widget — The Today widget now shows items that are blocked, just like the Forecast perspective does.
  • Crashes — Fixed a crash related to backups and sync, along with some others. (Thank you for sending in those crash reports!)
  • Export — Fixed a problem exporting to CSV.
  • Inspector — Fixed a problem where the inspector would be come unresponsive after assigning a project to an item.
  • Navigation — Fixed a problem where the Back button would stop working intermittently.
  • Navigation — Fixed a problem where you couldn’t swipe back from some perspectives.
  • Notes — Fixed a problem where you couldn’t share a URL from a note in a compact presentation (such as on an iPhone).
  • Outline — Fixed a problem displaying the correct outline when opening an action group child from the Today widget.
  • Performance — Made performance improvements for certain types of large databases.
  • Perspectives — Fixed a problem where a newly created item was immediately deselected in some custom perspectives.
  • Quick Actions — Fixed a problem where quick actions wouldn’t appear when long pressing the OmniFocus icon from the iOS home screen or dock.
  • Share Sheet — Fixed a problem where the extension would crash if you tried to send multiple photos to OmniFocus at once.
  • Shortcuts — Worked around a Shortcuts bug where Add Item would present a picker when given a list of tags from Find Tags. A side effect of this is that Add Item will no longer automatically take the output of the previous action as input; sorry for the inconvenience.
  • Sync — Fixed a problem where sync would silently fail while in Airplane Mode, instead of presenting an error.
  • URLs — Fixed several problems with navigation URLs.
  • URLs — Fixed problems where some URLs wouldn’t work properly during first run.
  • Smaller Fixes and Improvements — Thanks for sending in feedback!