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OmniFocus 4 for Mac

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OmniFocus 4.2 for Mac

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] — See Automation API Reference Release Notes for additional Omni Automation updates.
  • Localizations — Localization updates.
  • App Icon — In direct downloads of the app, the icon chosen in Appearance Settings will continue to be used in the dock when the app isn’t running.
  • Delete — “Delete” option in Delete confirmation prompt is now default button, allowing for confirmation via keyboard.
  • Inspector — Improved alignment of flag button in Inspector.
  • Inspector Notes — Fixed a bug which could cause notes edited in the Inspector to be written to the wrong row when changing selection.
  • Keyboard — Keyboard focus is now consistently places in the outline when switching perspectives.
  • Outline — Fixed a bug that could cause edits to estimated duration, repeat interval, or review interval to display for incorrect item in outline.
  • Perspective List — The button to add a perspective is no longer offered when using Standard rather than Pro.
  • Perspective Rules [Pro] — Perspective rules correctly describe themselves using restrictive clause phrasing (“that”).
  • Review — Non-functional project disclosure triangles are no longer displayed in Review.
  • Search — Back/forward navigation no longer restores previous search terms in an unexpected manner.
  • Settings — Hooked up the “Learn more…” button in Settings > Layout.
  • Sidebar — Sidebar width is now perserved across app relaunches.
  • Sidebar — Sidebar now resizes as expected when an empty folder is selected.
  • Sync — Improved logic for updating linked encryption passphrase when account password is changed.
  • Trial Mode — Toolbar customizations are now preserved when running in Pro trial mode.
  • Trial Mode — Previously open custom perspective is now preserved across launches when running in Pro trial mode.
  • Stability — Addressed crash on launch that could be encountered after creating a new item.