OmniFocus for Mac 2.12

March 5, 2018

Requires macOS 10.12

OmniFocus 2.22 for iOS and 2.12 for Mac add limited compatibility with test builds of OmniFocus 3, available later in 2018. These versions of OmniFocus can calculate the next repeat for the more complicated repeat rules coming in v3, but those rules cannot be edited.

  • Database Format — Once all your devices are running OmniFocus 2.12 for Mac or OmniFocus 2.22 for iOS (or later), you’ll be prompted to migrate to a new database format. More information on migration can be found here.
  • OmniFocus 3 compatibility — OmniFocus 2.12 can calculate the next repeat for rules like “Every first Friday of the Month” that can be set in test builds of OmniFocus 3 (coming soon). However, these rules can’t be edited and you’ll be warned before making changes.
  • Repeating items — When completing a “Due again” or “Defer another” item ahead of time, OmniFocus is smarter about creating the next instance (we no longer create the instance with the same defer/due date as the one just completed).
  • AppleScript — The completed property of a task is now read-only. The date completed property is still marked read-write in the terminology, but is only mutable in order to backdate an already completed task. Added mark complete and mark incomplete verbs and next defer date and next due date read-only properties.
  • Documentation — Updated the in-app help.
  • Single Action Lists — “Complete when completing last item” is now disabled, as parallel projects are the appropriate way to model a group of actions that all make progress towards a specific goal. If a repeating Single Action List is encountered with this option set, it is converted to a Parallel project upon repeat.
  • AppleScript — Fixed a hang when setting the status of a project to done.
  • Calendar Publishing — Repeating actions are once again published to the OmniFocus reminders calendar without repeat rules. Items are now properly removed on every sync (not just those where items were being added).
  • Crash — Fixed a crash resizing the attachments window.
  • Crash — Fixed a crash when the OmniFocus cache file was deleted out from under the app. We now prompt for a database rebuild instead.
  • Dark Theme — Fixed a problem where placeholder text in Quick Open was not visible in the OmniFocus Dark theme. Fixed another problem where the cursor was not visible in the Inspector Notes field in the OmniFocus Dark theme.
  • Foreign Documents — Fixed a problem with opening local .ofocus documents that had been updated to the latest sync format.
  • Localizations — Updated localized text.
  • Migration — We now hide the Show Devices button during migration to avoid leaving the process half-done.
  • Notes — Fixed a problem where the Inspector Notes field sometimes showed no content.
  • Perspectives window — Fixed a problem where the Focus pop-up appeared behind the Perspectives window.
  • Preferences — Fixed a problem where the link to the list of anonymously submitted information was not appearing in Update Preferences.
  • Sync — Fixed a repeated prompt for ‘The server “Omni Sync” requires authentication’ even when the correct password had been provided.
  • Smaller Fixes and Improvements — Including crash fixes. Thanks for sending in those reports!

OmniFocus for Mac 2.11.2

November 6, 2017

Requires macOS 10.12

OmniFocus 2.11.2 is a minor update focused on bug fixes.

  • Perspective Tabs — When a dragged item can’t be dropped on a tab we no longer highlight it as if it can.
  • Nested Contexts — Fixed a problem where counts could become inaccurate when the contents of a nested contexts changed.
  • Quick Open — Improved the Quick Open animation.
  • Help — Fixed a broken link (for “Guided Tour") in the help sidebar.

OmniFocus for Mac 2.11.1

October 5, 2017

Requires macOS 10.12

OmniFocus 2.11.1 is a minor update focused on bug fixes.

  • Sidebar — On High Sierra the Perspective tabs in the OmniFocus sidebar are now spring-loaded: you can drag items to them, then pause, to reveal the corresponding Perspective.
  • Perspectives Window — Fixed a problem where the Perspective icon popover would appear behind the window.
  • Sync — Fixed a problem where items that had been processed out of the Inbox still appeared there on some devices.
  • First Run — Improved the appearance of transitions for macOS High Sierra.
  • Show All Tabs — Moved this View menu item and grouped it with Show(Hide) Tab Bar.

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”.