Release Notes:

OmniFocus 4 for iOS

Release Notes: What's new, updated, or fixed

OmniFocus 4.2 for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch

OmniFocus 4.2 introduces new custom perspective rules that let you filter based on dates, repeats, and more. These new perspective rules require OmniFocus 4.2 or later; custom perspectives which use these rules will not be displayed in prior versions of OmniFocus. Custom perspectives require OmniFocus Pro.

  • Custom Perspectives [Pro] — New “Has date in range” rule type enables filtering a perspective by assigned date range.
  • Custom Perspectives [Pro] — New “Is repeating” rule enables filtering repeating tasks.
  • Custom Perspectives [Pro] — New “Is project, group, or neither” rule type enables filtering for projects or groups.
  • Custom Perspectives [Pro] — New “Is in single actions list” rule type enables filtering for items in single action lists.
  • Omni Automation [Pro] — Omni Automation now supports “Install Links” for simplified Omni Automation plug-in installation.
  • Omni Automation [Pro] — It’s now possible to write a plug-in which changes the filter rules which define the contents of a perspective. See Perspective.Custom.archivedFilterRules.
  • Omni Automation [Pro] — Updated appearance and organization of Omni Automation navigation bar and menus.
  • Omni Automation [Pro] — See Automation API Reference Release Notes for additional Omni Automation updates.
  • Forecast — Forecast View Options tag picker now updates immediately when Forecast tag selection is changed.
  • In App Purchases — “Done” button is now displayed after restoring a previous purchase.
  • Quick Open — Add Perspective button is no longer disabled when in Edit mode in Quick Open.
  • Review — Non-functional project disclosure triangles are no longer displayed in Review.
  • Performance — Improved performance when adding or removing an item in a long outline.
  • Performance — Improved performance when editing an item’s assigned project or tags.
  • Perspective Rules [Pro] — Perspective rules correctly describe themselves using restrictive clause phrasing (“that”).
  • Settings — Fixed a bug that could cause Settings to fail to open after an Omni Automation plug-in is run via Quick Open.
  • Settings — Corrected formatting of “Learn more…” link Settings > Layout.
  • Spotlight — Fixed broken support for searching for “Today” in Spotlight.
  • Sync — Improved logic for updating linked encryption passphrase when account password is changed.
  • VoiceOver — Improved VoiceOver support for Select mode.
  • VoiceOver — VoiceOver now indicates when an item is completed.
  • VoiceOver — Quick Open button is now labeled for VoiceOver.
  • VoiceOver — Flagged state is now announced by VoiceOver.
  • VoiceOver — Fixed a bug that blocked subsequent item edits via VoiceOver.
  • VoiceOver — Drop target is now announced by VoiceOver when dragging an item.
  • VoiceOver — Button selections in Inspector are now announced by VoiceOver.
  • Stability — Addressed crash on launch that could be encountered after creating a new item.
  • Stability — Addressed crash on launch related to iCloud on iOS 17.4.