Developer: The Omni Group
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: macOS 10.12 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
A well-designed and smooth-running personal task management app that makes it easy for you to write down thoughts, schedule events and plan your day
OmniFocus is a powerful and flexible macOS application that provides a distraction-free environment from within which you can schedule tasks, write notes and clip information from Mail, Messages, Safari and any other third-party apps with ease.
Reliable and easy-to-use project manager and task organizer
Thanks to OmniFocus seamless integration with your operating system, you can summon it every time you need to write down an idea, check your schedule or review one of your projects.
From OmniFocus’s intuitive interface, you can quickly and effortlessly turn a list of actions into a well-though project, re-evaluate your priorities, flag tasks, mark due dates and more.
Once a project is created, you can add sub-projects or parallel projects, define your goals, add deadlines, schedule recurring tasks in well-defined contexts and easily clear your Inbox as you check complete actions.
Create custom perspectives and review your projects
OmniFocus comes with a long list of handy features that you can use to put your plans in perspective and focus on the tasks you need to complete in order to accomplish your goals. Thanks to the Review function, you can have an overview of your projects demands and work your way through your projects.
The color-coded highlighting and marking system prevents oversights and enables you to stay focus on the important tasks. This, combined with the Forecast perspective, makes it easy for you to check your schedule as information is delivered based on your plans and projects.
Quickly synchronize your plans with other computers and mobile devices
What is more, OmniFocus allows you to keep your data synchronized across Macs and iOS devices via the Omni Sync Server. You can also use a compatible WebDAV server to synchronize your data with the desired computers and mobile devices.
The top toolbar helps you sync your data, find entries with just a few keystrokes, clean up, add new actions and hide or show the sidebar from where you can switch from your Inbox, to Projects, Contexts, Forecast, Flagged, Review or any other custom perspective create by you.
What’s new in OmniFocus 2.12
March 6th, 2018
- 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!