OmniFocus 4 4+

Accomplish More Every Day

The Omni Group

    • 4.4 • 85 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

Description

OmniFocus is powerful task management software for busy professionals. With tools to help tame the chaos, you can focus on the right tasks at the right time.

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OmniFocus 4 introduces a modernized, unified interface across Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple Vision Pro. Centered around your task outline, OmniFocus 4 brings a consistent experience, optimized for each device type, to all of your Apple devices.

Easily create tasks anytime–from anywhere–and organize them with projects, tags, and dates. Quickly navigate OmniFocus on any device using the Perspectives Bar, Quick Open, and Back and Forward history. With Pro, use Focus to help focus your attention on specific projects or folders, and customize OmniFocus to only display the information most relevant to you.

New to OmniFocus? The simple, efficient OmniFocus 4 interface will help you discover and implement a trusted system that works and grows with you.

Upgrading from a previous version of OmniFocus? In OmniFocus 4, discover enhanced versions of all the powerful task management features you already rely on, along with new features that will level-up your workflow.

Omni offers a free and secure sync service, protected with end-to-end encryption, ensuring only devices you authorize can access your data. And now, for the first time ever, OmniFocus is available as a universal cross-platform purchase: get full access to OmniFocus 4 on your Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch with a single license purchase.

Already own a previous version of OmniFocus? Upgrade today and receive a special upgrade discount. Prefer to subscribe to OmniFocus on a monthly or yearly basis? An OmniFocus subscription unlocks OmniFocus Pro on all supported Apple devices, and includes access to OmniFocus for the Web from any web browser.

Accomplish more every day–anywhere you go–with OmniFocus 4.

What’s New

Version 4.3

OmniFocus 4.3 introduces support for device Focus Filters and a new Set/Remove Favorite Perspective shortcut. Additionally, this release includes a wide range of improvements and bug fixes, including new custom perspective rule comments, enhanced Apple Watch sync reliability, and improved outline behavior in a variety of contexts.

• Device Focus Filters — In the Focus section of the Settings app, you can now configure Focus Filters for OmniFocus to limit which folders are visible when a device Focus is enabled. Note that when a device Focus is applied in this way, it’s no longer possible to use the custom Focus feature in OmniFocus Pro until you exit the device Focus.
• Shortcuts — New Set/Remove Favorite Perspective shortcut. With this shortcut, you can change your favorite perspectives based on your device focus or by using a Siri command.
• Custom Perspectives — You can now intersperse comments among your perspective rules.
• Rich Text Notes — Added a Text submenu to the Format menu, with options to Align Left, Center, Justify, Align Right, and change the Writing Direction. Moved the existing font controls into a Font submenu, and added support for Strikethrough, Kern, Ligatures, and Baseline (i.e. Superscript, Subscript, Raise, Lower).
• Settings — General Settings now has an option to delete items without requiring the Command key.
• Clean Up — Selected items now immediately clean up when removed from current view via drag & drop or a key command.
• Forecast Calendars — Calendar events are now enabled by default in Forecast on iPhone, iPad, and Apple Vision Pro, matching the default behavior on Mac.
• Import — Choosing to skip syncing during setup now offers to import data from previous versions of OmniFocus.
• Inspector — Updated Inspector layout code to be better shared cross-platform, including some visual changes for cross-platform consistency.
• Localizations — Localization updates.
• Outline — Improved overall stability/reliability of outline order when editing.
• Review — Review now supports filtering by availability.
• Sync — Provide more context in the encryption passphrase prompt.
• Custom Perspectives — Assigning a keyboard shortcut to a custom perspective now saves correctly and no longer breaks additional edits to custom perspective rules.
• Custom Perspectives — The correct tag is now assigned when adding an action to a custom perspective which groups actions by tag but doesn’t sort them in Tags Order.
• Custom Perspectives — When a perspective is grouped, hiding the “Preserve hierarchy” switch, its hidden value no longer affects the contents of the perspective.
• Forecast — Corrected the display of the date headers in Forecast when “Show toolbar button shapes” in enabled in System Accessibility Settings.
• Forecast — Indenting an item in Forecast no longer causes temporary duplicate display of that item.
• Notes — Improved buggy “Add Link” behavior.
• Notes Inspector — Fixed a bug where the notes inspector could accidentally save edits to a newly selected item, or continue to display content from an old item if the cursor was still in the notes field when a new item was selected (using some interaction that didn’t first move the cursor’s focus to another field).
• Outline — Note text is now properly aligned with other content in the main outline.
• Quick Open — Fixed a bug where using Quick Open to find a project or folder would fail to select that target in the sidebar when the window was focused.
• Search Scope — Fixed a regression introduced in 4.2 where the search scope was being reset whenever a different perspective was opened.
• Sidebar — Fixed a bug that could cause content displayed in the outline to fall out of sync with the selection in the sidebar.
• Sync — Prevented a rare sync conflict that could be encountered when a device syncs changes while edits are in progress.
• Stability — Crash fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

ColdWar1991 ,

Not sure yet

So I had massive freezing and crashing problems with this initially. I think it requires more free space on your iPhone. Cleared that up and deleted completed projects and that helped. I still find the layout confusing and have spent too much time trying to figure it out…still haven’t quite…yet even with the tutorial and not sure how to get the plugins to work on iPhone…. All that said…feels like it has potential…

Update: Nope still freezing like crazy back to 1 star….it always starts out fully expanded and that crashes my app because I have so many projects. Please let me go back to Omni3. Update still crashing despite uninstalling and reinstalling and having 10GB free space

Update again: their update seems to have fixed the major freezing issues. Back up to 4 stars.

Developer Response ,

Sorry for the trouble! OmniFocus 4.2, released today, substantially improved performance on iPhone. If you’re still experiencing this issue after updating, could you reach out to our Support team for further assistance? They can be reached via email at omnifocus@omnigroup.com, and would also be happy to help you get up and running with plug-ins on your iPhone. Thanks!

Apple-happy ,

Clunky and buggy

You’ve actually made it harder to use than OmniFocus 3. It’s overly complicated, takes too many steps to do things because of the way more features are packed in to, say, the pop-up menu (but buried in a submenu!), that it takes extra clicks to get to the feature that used to take only one. On top of that, it’s very buggy. When I open it and try to move through the Perspective views, there is a LONG delay. Plus, some important controls have been taken away. I used to be able to hide deferred items when in the Review perspective, but that’s no longer possible—so I have to review every task in a project, even if it’s one I only do once a year and have deferred purposely so I DON’T have to review it every week with the other tasks in that project. Multiply all this by scores of projects, and it’s actually reducing my productivity—and making me very frustrated. If things don’t improve soon, maybe Things deserves a second look.

Hillary P B ,

Like the upgrade...

So I've been using Omnifocus since version 2, and I did kind of step away from version 3. I thought I would see how 4 is going. I do like it, however- with out my background in Omni, I wonder how I would figure it out. Some of the ios U/I is a little non-intuitive. I find myself wanting to click on things to bring about a next interface move, that doesn't happen. But all in all- I compared it to my old v. 3 and I really do like the upgrade. I'm having fun using Omni. There's just something about it that clicks in your brain, and makes sense (maybe the GTD?), that sets it apart from Todoist and Things. I get so bored with those other apps. Especially Things. Omnifocus 4 is making me excited to work right now.

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