Name: OmniFocus 2
Release Date: August 02, 2016
Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Developer: The Omni Group
MAS Rating: 4+
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.10 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
Web Site: https://www.omnigroup.com/omnifocus/
Mac App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/omnifocus-2/id867299399?mt=12
Live a productive, contextual life with OmniFocus 2 for Mac. Keep work and play separated with contexts, perspectives, and Focus. Ignore the irrelevant, focus on what you can do now, and accomplish more. And do it all much faster than before.
OmniFocus' interface was designed and organized around your data—your stuff—to make it easier and more natural for you to quickly get ideas into and out of the app, whether you’re using Getting Things Done™ (GTD™) or any other productivity system. It's powerful enough to use on its own, and syncs through the cloud with your other devices running OmniFocus (also available for iOS and Apple Watch).
OmniFocus 2 features everything you need to seriously get stuff done:
• Reliable sync with NEW push triggering using our free service or your own server. Keep your entire database at your fingertips by syncing with OmniFocus for iOS and Apple Watch (available from the App Store as a separate purchase).
• A flexible hierarchy: keep all your to-dos in one list or use as many levels of Folders, Projects, Groups, and Actions as you need to stay organized
• Customizable Layout: Choose a fluid view that automatically shows and hides fields as needed, or use Custom Columns for scannable, tabular lists.
• Assign contexts based on location, people, energy level—whatever you need to get the task accomplished
• NEW Customize OmniFocus' look with the colors and fonts of your choosing.
• Sharing Extension captures content from any app that has a Share button
• Today Extension shows you OmniFocus items due today right in Notification Center
• Collect from anything that can send email—Omni Sync Server’s Mail Drop adds items directly to your OmniFocus Inbox
• Attach (or link to) important reference material.
• Open the Forecast perspective to see your due items for each day alongside events from your OS X Calendar.
• The Review perspective (NEW IN 2) makes sure nothing falls through the cracks.
Starting from a solid, simple user experience, we added Pro features for customizing OmniFocus and making it even more powerful. Pro is available via In-App Purchase and free to customers who purchased OmniFocus 1 from the Mac App Store:
• Custom Perspectives: save and revisit custom views for specific tasks or situations: “Show me the chores I can do in five minutes” or “What do I need to follow up on with the people from the planning meeting?”
• Customize the OmniFocus sidebar and home screen just like you customize your iOS Device's home screen.
• AppleScript support enables all kinds of cool workflows.
• Focus feature lets you block out stuff that isn't immediately actionable.
• Display any perspective in Notification Center with the Today Extension
For more information, please watch the video on our website!
If you have any feedback or questions, we’d love to hear from you! The Omni Group offers free support: you can reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 1-800-315-6664 or +1-206-523-4152, or on Twitter at @omnifocus.
If OmniFocus empowers you, we would appreciate an App Store review. Your review will help other people find OmniFocus and get more done.
What's New in Version 2.6.1:
This release is sync-compatible with all previous versions of OmniFocus, but you may see a prompt to migrate your database to the new file format based on which other versions of OmniFocus you use. Check out the rest of the release notes for more information:
• File Format — OmniFocus has a new file format which will enable new features in OmniFocus 2.x and beyond. Starting in OmniFocus 2.15 for iOS and 2.6 for Mac, OmniFocus will observe which other copies of the app you are using to sync your database. When it detects that all copies are up to date, you’ll be prompted to migrate to the new format. If you have some older versions of OmniFocus that need to be updated or disconnected from sync before you can migrate, OmniFocus will let you know about that as well. If you’d like to see which devices OmniFocus thinks are ready and which need to be updated or disconnected, choose Migrate Database… from the OmniFocus File menu. If this goes straight to the Migration prompt, that means you’re good to go!
• Encryption — OmniFocus has always encrypted the communications between itself and the server you sync to, but an attacker who gained access to your files on the server could still read your data. In the new file format, all your information is encrypted at rest on the server as well. For more information on our implementation and some of its implications, see this thread in our forums: https://discourse.omnigroup.com/t/omnifocus-sync-encryption-gory-technical-details/24611
• Backups — Restoring a backup now automatically pushes that backup to your sync location and triggers a sync in your other clients that will overwrite their local database. This should reduce the number of “Replace your Database and Start Syncing?” alerts related to restoring.
• Write-in-progress Files — OmniFocus now automatically removes server files created during interrupted syncs.
• Certificates — You can now choose to sync with a server even if OmniFocus cannot verify that your connection to that server is secure.
• Incompatible Databases — Fixed a false-positive database incompatibility prompt.
• Software Update — Fixed a problem where OmniFocus would not quit to install an update because of a sync in progress.
• Learn About Pro — Fixed several layout problems with this window.
• Contexts — Copy and Duplicate are now correctly disabled for the No Context item.
• Spelling — The “Create a Context or Project” in the Inspector no longer disappears when you accept a spelling correction.
• Sync Settings — The Address label for Custom WebDAV is visible again on OS X 10.10.
• False Sync Conflicts — Fixed a number of scenarios that would result in a conflict message that made no sense.
• Attachment Crashes — Fixed crashes related to copying and pasting items with attachments.
• OS X 10.10 — Fixed a problem where text in the sidebar would shift vertically during editing.
• More Crashes — Fixed several other crashes.
• Localizations — Updated our localizations. Please let us know if you see any more issues!