OmniFocus for Mac 2.0.2

July 28, 2014

OmniFocus 2.0.2 is a minor update that fixes a number of bugs and improves stability.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where the clipping service could silently fail if invoked when OmniFocus was not already running.
  • Fixed a problem where OmniFocus failed to prune stale client files in certain situations, preventing database compaction.
  • Fixed a hang which could occur in OmniFocus after the system experiences memory pressure/low memory conditions.
  • Fixed a crash which could occur in rare situations when attempting to enter a license after the trial had expired.
  • Fixed a bug where re-enabling autosave via AppleScript didn’t immediately save and process changes when appropriate.


  • During first run setup, if you choose a cloud location that didn’t already contain an OmniFocus database, OmniFocus now offers to import an existing OmniFocus 1 database or create a new empty database.

OmniFocus for iPhone 2.2

July 15, 2014

Requires iOS 7

OmniFocus for iPhone 2.2 includes TextExpander support and various other improvements and bug fixes.

TextExpander touch Support

  • OmniFocus now includes support for TextExpander touch, including an area in Settings to update snippets. TextExpander snippets are expanded in most text fields, in notes, and in search.
  • More info is available at Smile Software’s website.


  • “Next action” has been changed to “First available” to match the terminology used by OmniFocus 2 for Mac.
  • Updated the style of Project status icons to match OmniFocus 2 for Mac.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where changing an item’s due or defer date could cause it to disappear from Forecast until you returned to the Home screen.
  • Fixed a crash which occurred when using a Sync Settings URL before launching OmniFocus for the first time.
  • Fixed a bug where revealing secret bar during a sync made the progress indicator appear in the wrong place.

OmniFocus for Mac 2.0.1

June 17, 2014

OmniFocus 2.0.1 is a minor update that fixes a number of bugs in the initial release of OmniFocus 2.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where the Send to Inbox service did not work correctly in Standard when clipping from Mail, Safari, OmniWeb, Chrome, or Finder.
  • The note in the Inspector is now editable for sidebar selections.
  • Fixed a hang when replacing the server database if OmniFocus needed to prompt for your sync credentials.
  • Fixed a potential crash when using undo/redo and certain custom Perspectives.
  • Fixed a regression where the MailTags clipping handler was not called when clipping from Mail with MailTags installed.
  • Fixed a bug where selected items in the sidebar or content outline were not made available to items in the Services menu.
  • Fixed the visibility of the placeholder text when editing the Project and Context of an action or project.
  • Fixed a bug where the badges in the Forecast calendar could get out of sync when items transitioned from due soon to overdue status.
  • Fixed a bug where where OmniFocus failed to report an error message when trying to open a linked attachment that had been deleted.
  • Fixed a bug where parent contexts in the sidebar incorrectly had a disclosure icon when child contexts were excluded by the current view filter.


  • Improved interaction with the keychain when there are stored credentials for multiple Omni Sync Server accounts.
  • OmniFocus no longer needs to be quit and relaunched in order to use AppleScript after upgrading to Pro.
  • Corrected the feedback address used by the Contact Omni menu item.

OmniFocus for Mac 2.0

May 22, 2014

Requires OS X 10.9

With its clean and uncluttered interface, OmniFocus 2 for Mac brings all the power you’ve come to expect and puts your projects and actions front and center. Even with the shiny new interface, we kept the original data format, so OmniFocus 2 syncs just fine not only with OmniFocus 2 for iPhone, but all three editions of OmniFocus 1 as well. OmniFocus 2 requires Mac OS X 10.9.2 or higher.

Standard and Pro

OmniFocus Standard provides the core functionality most folks need to get things done in a straightforward manner.

OmniFocus Pro adds power tools for those who like to tune and customize their productivity system: Custom Perspectives, Focus, and AppleScript.


  • Perspectives now hang out in tabs on the left edge of the window. We hand-crafted several perspectives for your convenience.
  • Projects, Contexts, and Inbox perspectives are similar to the OmniFocus 1 views they descended from, but have redesigned View Options.
  • Forecast is a new date-centric perspective for viewing your actions and Calendar events together, to keep your schedule in balance.
  • Review is a new perspective optimized to help you zip through the weekly(?) review you try to remember to do.
  • Completed and Changed perspectives offer a historical view of your data.

Other Design Changes

  • Status Circles provide a colorful nexus of information about each task: is it overdue, flagged, complete, repeating?
  • Quick Open lets you jump to any project, context, or perspective you can name, from a single keyboard shortcut.
  • A guided first launch experience to help you get off on the right synced foot.
  • Revised some terminology:
    • “start date” → “defer date”
    • “next action” → “first available”
  • Preferences got a make-over. Outlining behaviors for Escape, Return, and other keys in the main outline default to the New-Fangled (aka “Modern") set, but if you prefer the tried-and-true OmniFocus 1 behavior, you can opt for “Classic Mode” in the General Preferences. Default defer time is also customizable.
  • Inspectors are now embedded in the window, so you can keep all the details together, especially in full screen.

Behind the Scenes

  • The Anonymizer crafts a copy of your database with item names and notes replaced with X’s and such, for those times when we really need to see the structure of your database to chase down a particularly elusive bug.
  • Deep adoption of modern Apple technologies, poised for whatever they announce next.
  • AppleScript: While we’ve tried to maintain backwards compatibility where possible, some changes were necessary, particularly in terminology referring to user interface elements.
  • Backups are now limited to 100 and automatically discarded as newer ones are created.

OmniFocus for iPhone 2.1.1

February 18, 2014

Requires iOS 7

OmniFocus for iPhone v2.1.1 improves stability and restores support for links to projects, contexts, and perspectives.


Our primary focus for this release has been to improve the stability of the app. Thank you to everyone who sent us crash reports!

  • Fixed a crash encountered after syncing a change from another device which deleted a task which was due, flagged, or still in the inbox.
  • Fixed a crash encountered during first run setup when opening a link to automatically configure your sync settings.
  • Fixed a crash encountered when returning to the app after leaving it during the middle of an audio recording.
  • Fixed some crashes occasionally encountered when the list of tasks currently being displayed was updated in memory without corresponding updates being made on screen.
  • Fixed a crash encountered when canceling the edit of a context’s location.
  • Fixed a crash encountered when a device’s GPS reported an update to its current location while a context’s location was being edited by dragging a pin on a map.

Link Handling

  • Fixed a regression in version 2.1’s link handling which lost support for links to projects, contexts, and perspectives.