OmniFocus for Mac 2.11

September 25, 2017

Requires macOS 10.12

OmniFocus 2.11 addresses compatibility issues with macOS High Sierra. This release requires macOS Sierra.

  • Documentation — Updated OmniFocus Help.
  • Newsletter — Added a link to sign up for the Omni Newsletter to the OmniFocus Help menu.
  • About — Fixed a problem where the OmniFocus icon did not display in About OmniFocus on High Sierra.
  • Crash — Fixed a crash displaying notes with certain types of attachments on High Sierra.
  • Crash — Fixed a crash opening the print dialog on High Sierra.
  • Quick Entry — Fixed a bug where some placeholder fields in Quick Entry were rendered in the wrong color on High Sierra.
  • Main Window — The corner radius of the bottom right hand corner of the window now matches the other three corners.
  • Outline — Fixed a bug where icons for items in the sidebar and main outline were sometimes incorrect on High Sierra.
  • Quick Entry — Restored the rounded corners to the Quick Entry window on High Sierra.
  • Quick Entry — Fixed a bug which prevented pasting plain text (including TaskPaper text) into the Quick Entry outline.
  • Quick Open — Restored the rounded corners to the Quick Open window on High Sierra.
  • Repeat Inspector — Fixed a problem where the repeat inspector’s layout was incorrect on High Sierra.
  • Sidebar — Fixed rendering of sidebar text on High Sierra.

OmniFocus for Mac 2.10

June 12, 2017

Requires OS X 10.11

OmniFocus 2.10 — June 12, 2017

OmniFocus 2.10 for Mac adds the ability to show Inbox in the Projects perspective and adopts the URL scheme of OmniFocus for iOS so you can use the same URLs for navigation and automation on all of your devices.

  • Inbox in Projects — Added a preference to the Organization preferences pane that shows the Inbox in the Projects sidebar and its contents in the outline.
  • URL Scheme — OmniFocus for Mac now supports the same /add and /paste URLs as the iOS version, and navigation links like /inbox, /projects, and /forecast. You can read more about URLs at Inside OmniFocus.
  • Clipping — Made a change to the built-in clipping handler for Google Chrome that should fix it for customers who have multiple applications named “Google Chrome”. One case we know about is via Parallels Desktop.
  • Crash — Fixed a crash when closing a secondary OmniFocus document while actively editing an item in the outline.
  • Encryption Passphrase — Fixed a problem where OmniFocus could use a keychain item created by Finder to set your encryption passphrase to an empty string.
  • Logging — Fixed a problem where if you entered the wrong sync password or encryption passphrase, that incorrect value was included in the error that OmniFocus wrote to the console.
  • Outdent — Made the behavior consistent when outdenting an inbox item or a top-level task in a project: the newly-created project is now always selected in the sidebar.
  • Outline — When the option to show folders in the outline is enabled, we now group projects at the top level under “No Folder” instead of “Top Level”.

OmniFocus for Mac 2.9.1

May 1, 2017

Requires OS X 10.11

OmniFocus 2.9.1 fixes bugs:

  • Archive — Fixed a problem where archiving immediately after migrating to v2.9’s new database format would fail.
  • Attachment List — The “Added” column for parent rows (the attachments themselves) now correctly displays the date an attachment was added.
  • Sync — Fixed a problem where OmniFocus didn’t recognize that an error returned by NGINX (that OmniFocus’ data/ directory hadn’t been created yet) was recoverable. OmniFocus should once again be able to sync to NGINX WebDAV servers without a workaround.
  • Crash — Fixed a crash that was new in v2.9.
  • Crash — Fixed a crash with attachment preview generation that was the eventual result of a transient bug during our 2.9 test period.
  • Sync Preferences — OmniFocus now warns you about possible data loss when disabling sync.
  • Sync Errors — Updated the error message that appears when OmniFocus is unable to overwrite one of its own files on the server. This is a problem currently affecting customers syncing using Jianguoyun (坚果云).
  • Localizations — Updated localizations.

OmniFocus for Mac 2.9

April 11, 2017

Requires OS X 10.11

OmniFocus 2.9 introduces a new attachment storage and sync system. To migrate to the new system you’ll need to be running OmniFocus 2.19 or later on all of your iOS devices and OmniFocus 2.9 or later on all of your Macs. Once all of your syncing devices are running a version that supports the new system, you’ll be prompted to migrate your database.

  • Attachments — Starting with v2.19 (iOS) and 2.9 (Mac), OmniFocus stores attachments separately from the items that contain them, resulting in improved performance and storage efficiency. Once all of your syncing devices are running a version that supports the new attachments, you’ll be prompted to migrate your database.
  • Attachment List — The Attachment List window now groups multiple items that reference the same file and provides buttons to easily go to an item.
  • Completed Perspective — This perspective no longer shows a group of “Not yet completed” items.
  • Repeats — Prevented a crash when importing an item with a repeat rule that OmniFocus doesn’t understand.
  • Software Update — Fixed a problem where you might receive “CFErrorDomainLaunchd error 4” when trying to update OmniFocus from within the app.
  • Sync Preferences — Fixed a problem where the Unregister button for sync clients was active with no selection in the client list (and unregistered the first client in the list).
  • Sync — OmniFocus now handles the DAV 207 multi-status responses returned by NGINX in its default configuration with the nginx-extras APT package.
  • Device List — Added the OmniFocus version of the listed device as a tooltip both in the Device List in Preferences and during the database migration flow.
  • Documentation — Updated the in-app Help.
  • Encryption — We now offer to immediately re-upload and re-encrypt your database when you change your encryption passphrase.
  • Future Database Formats — Improved the error message you’ll see when OmniFocus tries to open a database from a later version.
  • Localizations — Updated Localizations.

OmniFocus for Mac 2.8.3

March 1, 2017

Requires OS X 10.11

OmniFocus 2.8.3 fixes bugs and adds awareness of a change to the way we handle attachments (coming in v2.9).

  • Crash — Fixed a crash pasting TaskPaper text that had @autodone or @parallel tags with no values (ignoring them instead).
  • Future File Formats — Updated OmniFocus’ “capabilities” system to provide more helpful errors when an un-parseable database is encountered.
  • Localizations — Updated localizations.