OmniPlan for iOS 4.4

March 29, 2022

Requires iOS 14.1

OmniPlan 4.4

OmniPlan 4.4 improves OmniPlan’s leveling and scheduling logic on all platforms, and introduces localizations on iPad and iPhone. OmniPlan 4 is now localized in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish on all platforms.

  • Localizations — OmniPlan is now localized in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, and Spanish.
  • Leveling — Leveling now supports assigning a resource group that contains only equipment resources with 0% efficiency (previously this would trigger a “no dependency chain available” violation). This is useful for automatically assigning an available conference room from a resource group of conference rooms, for example.
  • Omni Automation — Omni Automation improvements. For more detail, see the Omni Automation Release Notes (available in the Automation API Reference via the Automation menu in the toolbar).
  • Leveling — Improved leveling logic related to resource availability.
  • Leveling — A warning is now presented when leveling could cause a hammock task to stretch endlessly due to an assigned resource that is also in the dependency chain for the hammock’s end date.
  • Omni Account — Closing an Omni Account can now be initiated via the Omni Account settings.
  • Leveling — Leveling no longer unassigns resources assigned to manually scheduled tasks.
  • Leveling — Fixed a bug that could cause resource start dates to interfere with accurately scheduling tasks set to “Task progress requires: Any of the assigned resources.”
  • Leveling — Leveling a “Adjust Assigned Amounts” task that is assigned to multiple resources no longer over assigns units to resources with less than 100% unit availability (previously, OmniPlan split the assigned amount evenly across all assigned resources, regardless of individual resource availability).
  • Leveling — Resource leveling no longer gives up on scheduling long sequences of as-late-as-possible tasks that end up determining the project end date in projects scheduled from a fixed start.
  • Leveling — Fixed a bug that could cause leveling to repeatedly split and merge partially completed tasks.
  • Leveling — ALAP milestones in a forward project now level correctly.
  • Multitasking — Changes to sidebar visibility no longer affect all open documents.
  • Outline View — Task group expansion state is now restored in Outline View.
  • Scheduling — One hour tasks are now scheduled as expected over standard to daylight savings time changeover.
  • Scheduling — Hammock task now round to whole days as expected in projects set to daily scheduling granularity.
  • Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur when creating a hammock task between ASAP & ALAP tasks in some project schedules.
  • Violations — A violation is now presented when a resource is over-allocated due to simultaneous manually scheduled tasks.

OmniPlan for iOS 4.3

February 2, 2022

Requires iOS 14.1

OmniPlan 4.3 introduces Omni Automation actions for Shortcuts and fixes some issues with renewing an active subscription. This update requires iOS 14 or later.

  • Omni Automation — Support for triggering Omni Automation scripts and plug-ins from Shortcuts, using the new Omni Automation Script and Omni Automation Plug-In actions, has been added.
  • Documentation — In-app documentation has been updated to reflect recent changes.
  • Inspector — Task scheduling options are now labeled correctly in the Task Scheduling Inspector.
  • Leveling — Partially completed tasks are now handled properly by auto leveling.
  • Multitasking — On-screen keyboard now displays more consistently when multiple documents are open.
  • Subscription Renewal — Fixed some issues which could cause the app to lose track of an active subscription, requiring a fresh Omni Account sign-in each time the subscription renewed. Signing in to an Omni Account should now keep you signed in until you explicitly sign out, remove the app, or change your account password.
  • Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur when editing in Outline View.

OmniPlan for iOS 4.1

September 20, 2021

Requires iOS 14.1

OmniPlan 4.1 is a compatibility update for iOS 15 and iPadOS 15.

OmniPlan 4.1

  • Keyboard Shortcuts — Prevent keyboard shortcuts from being sent to the document browser when it is not visible on iOS 15 and iPadOS 15.
  • Date Picker — The time control in the date picker displays at the proper height on iPadOS 15.

OmniPlan for iOS 4.0.1

May 5, 2021

Requires iOS 14.1

OmniPlan 4.0.1

  • Reference Manual — The OmniPlan 4 for iOS Reference Manual can now be accessed within the application.
  • Default Template — New projects are now created with the “Simple Project” template.
  • Inspector — Miscellaneous Inspector appearance, behavior, and layout improvements.
  • Outline View — Task group disclosure triangle colors are no longer partially transparent in Outline View.
  • View Menu — Improved View menu layout.
  • Keyboard — Fixed a bug that could cause keyboard shortcuts to stop functioning after changes are made via the keyboard in the Inspector.
  • Layout — Addressed layout issues that could occur throughout app when using some Dynamic Type text sizes.
  • Network View — Right arrow key now changes selection as expected.
  • Outline View — Outline now scrolls to keep selected row visible when moving rows.
  • Outline View — Improved selection preservation.
  • Outline View — Up/down keyboard navigation no longer stops responding after a split or recurring task is encountered.
  • Outline View — Elapsed duration values can now be entered in Duration outline column.
  • Outline View — Improved behavior when navigating through editable cells via keyboard.
  • Outline View — Changes made in the Inspector are now immediately reflected in outline columns.
  • Outline View — Column selection no longer blocks selecting a row.
  • Recurring Tasks — Tapping the minus button when setting duration values for recurring tasks now reduces duration as expected.
  • Sync & Sharing [PRO] — OmniPlan now prompts for permission to access your local network the first time a sync action is triggered, improving sync reliability.
  • Toolbar — Fixed a bug that could cause the bottom toolbar to remain floating in the middle of the screen after the on-screen keyboard is dismissed.
  • Undo — Undo no longer reverts more than one change.
  • Performance — Improved Outline View performance.
  • Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur when creating a new task with a split task segment selected in the outline.
  • Stability — Editing the resource Start Date field after changing resource type no longer triggers a crash.
  • Stability — Fixed a crash that could occur after signing into an Omni Account.
  • Stability — Deleting all tasks in Outline view no longer triggers a crash.

OmniPlan for iOS 4.0

April 13, 2021

Requires iOS 14.1

OmniPlan 4 introduces a brand new Outline View on iPad and iPhone, optimized for quickly creating and organizing projects, with fully customizable column display and enhanced keyboard navigation support. In addition to this powerful new view, this release brings new scheduling features like recurring tasks and manual task scheduling, originally introduced in OmniPlan 4 for Mac, to iPad and iPhone, as well as a wide range of improvements throughout the app, making OmniPlan easier than ever to use for day-to-day project management tasks, no matter how complex your project is.

And now, for the first time ever, OmniPlan is available as a universal purchase: get full access to OmniPlan 4 on your Mac, iPad, and iPhone with a single purchase or subscription.

OmniPlan 4.0 for iPad & iPhone

A note about backwards compatibility: OmniPlan 4 contains changes to OmniPlan’s scheduling logic and file format. While some versions of OmniPlan 3 are able to open projects created in OmniPlan 4, previous versions of OmniPlan do not use the same scheduling logic when computing project schedules and you may notice scheduling inconsistencies. We do not recommend syncing OmniPlan 4 projects with OmniPlan 3 for Mac or iOS.

  • Universal App Licensing — Get full access to OmniPlan 4 on your Mac, iPad, and iPhone with a single purchase or subscription.
  • Outline View:
    • Project Outline — Quickly create and organize projects in a dedicated Outline View.
    • Customizable Columns — Fully customize column display in Outline View. Select a pre-configured column set, or hide and show individual columns as needed.
    • In-line Editing — Update a task’s Title, Effort, Duration, Resources, Prerequisite, Dependents, and Effort Complete without ever leaving the project outline.
    • Keyboard Navigation — Navigate & organize your project outline via keyboard shortcuts when connected to an external keyboard.
    • Scribble Support — Start writing on an existing task in Outline View to insert text, or cross out text to delete it. Write below the existing project outline to quickly create a new task.
  • Scheduling:
    • Recurring Tasks — Tasks can now be scheduled to occur at daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly intervals.
    • Manual Task Scheduling — Tasks now support manual scheduling. Tasks set as scheduled manually will use the start and end dates you provide; OmniPlan will not attempt to automatically reschedule them. (Manual task scheduling replaces the “locked” task date functionality offered by previous OmniPlan versions.)
  • Task Roll Up — Group tasks can now to be set to “When closed, roll up children” in the Task Inspector. When this option is set, sub-tasks and milestones are displayed as individual task bars on a single row, rather than a single encompassing task bar.
  • File Type — OmniPlan projects can now be saved as flat files or package files. The file type for a project can be modified via the new File Type option at the bottom of the Project Inspector. Package files can be faster to save, but flat files are more compatible with third-party sync services such as Dropbox and Box.
  • Inspector:
    • Inspector Appearance — Appearance, layout, and organization of all inspectors have been updated to increase discoverability and improve access to functionality.
    • Dates — Dates are now input via the iOS 14 system date picker interface, which supports selecting dates and times in a calendar popover.
    • Project & Resource Notes — Project and Resource Notes can now be viewed and edited in the inspector.
  • Scheduling & Leveling:
    • Leveling — Completed and partially-completed tasks are now included when leveling resources.
    • Resources — Work calendars for material and equipment resources are now respected when scheduling tasks.
    • Scheduling — Various scheduling improvements for more efficient and accurate project schedules.
  • Keyboards — OmniPlan no longer relies on custom on-screen keyboards to input dates or numeric values like effort and duration. Instead, OmniPlan presents either a date picker or the native iOS keyboard. This change is intended to simplify the experience for entering numerical values and improve compatibility with hardware keyboards.
  • Change Tracking [PRO] — Change tracking has been updated for improved reliability.
  • Omni Automation [PRO] — Support for Omni Automation has been updated; detailed notes about automation enhancements and changes can be found in the API Reference Release Notes (accessed via the Automation toolbar button).
  • Misc. Improvements — Smaller bug fixes and improvements throughout the application.