OmniFocus 3

Two-week free trial! OmniFocus Standard and Pro are in-app purchases, with discounts for people who bought earlier versions of OmniFocus for iOS. Download the app for details.

Use OmniFocus to accomplish more every day. Create projects and tasks, organize them with tags, focus on what you can do right now — and get stuff done.

OmniFocus — now celebrating 10 years as the trusted, gold-standard to-do list app — brings unrivaled power and flexibility to your iPhone and iPad, making it easy to work the way you want to work.

OmniFocus manages everything in your busy life. Use projects to organize tasks naturally, and then add tags to organize across projects. Easily enter tasks when you’re on the go, and process them when you have time. Tap the Forecast view — which shows both tasks and calendar events — to get a handle on your day. Use the Review perspective to keep your projects and tasks on track.

Then let our free syncing system make sure you data is the same on every device. (And on OmniFocus for Mac, available separately.) Because your data is encrypted, it’s safe in the cloud.

STANDARD FEATURES (VIA IN-APP PURCHASE)

• NEW: Tags add a powerful additional organizing tool. Create tags for person, energy level, priority, location, and more.
• NEW: Batch editing lets you set due dates, tags, and other data for multiple tasks all at once
• NEW: Flexible inspectors allow you to show only the features you use, and reorder them so your favorites are where you want them
• NEW: The Forecast view shows your tasks and calendar events in order, so you can better see what’s coming up in your day
• NEW: Enhanced repeating tasks are easier than ever to set up — and they work with real-world examples such as the first weekday of the month
• Inbox is where you quickly add tasks — save them when you think of them, organize them later
• Syncing supports end-to-end encryption so that your data is safe wherever it’s stored, on our server or yours
• Notes can be attached to your tasks, so you have the information you need
• Attachments — graphics and audio — add rich information to your tasks
• View options let you customize each perspective by deciding what it should show and how it should filter your tasks
• The Review perspective takes you through your projects and tasks — so you stay organized
• With Siri support you can add tasks just by talking
• OmniFocus Mail Drop adds tasks via email and works with services like IFTTT and Zapier
• The Today Widget and the Apple Watch app show you your most important items — you don’t even have to open OmniFocus on your phone to know what’s up
• Support for TaskPaper Text and omnifocus:///add and /paste URLs lets you automate using Workflow

Pro features make OmniFocus even more powerful:

PRO FEATURES (VIA IN-APP PURCHASE)

• Custom perspectives help you create new ways to see your data by filtering and grouping projects and tags. NEW: The filtering rules are simpler to use while being more powerful than ever, letting you combine rules with “all,” “any,” and “none.” You can also choose any image to use as your custom perspective’s icon, and a custom tint color to go with it.
• NEW: Today’s Forecast can include items with a specific tag, and you can reorder those tasks however you choose, so you can plan your day better
• The customizable sidebar and home screen lets you organize your perspectives the way you want to, for super-fast access
• The Today Widget shows a perspective of your choice in Notification Center

Download OmniFocus right now and start your free trial! The app includes a quick tutorial and a manual — and there’s plenty more on the website.

SUPPORT

If you have feedback or questions, our Support Humans would love to hear from you! Send email to [email protected], call us at at 1-800-315-6664 or +1-206-523-4152, or reach us on Twitter at @omnifocus.

OmniFocus 3 is almost out! This is a full exploration of the iOS beta feature. The soon-to-be released OmniFocus 3 adds a new layout and ability to add tasks ...

OmniFocus 3.0.4 is a minor update focused on bug fixes. • Crash — Fixed a crash adding tags via smart match in the tag picker. • Crash — Fixed a crash pressing return in the Perspective Editor tag selection screen when showing no results. • Crash — Fixed a crash related to Drag and Drop. • Crash — Fixed a crash that could occur when adding the most recently added tag to an item. • Crash — Fixed a crash when foregrounding OmniFocus or shortly afterwards. • Documentation — English documentation for OmniFocus 3 now appears in non-English localizations (instead of broken OmniFocus 2.x documentation). The English help has also been updated. • First Run — Fixed a problem where changes made immediately after turning off Feature Tips wouldn’t appear. • First Run — Fixed a problem with opening sync configuration urls (i.e. omnifocus:///setup-sync?...) during first run. • First Run — Localized the Feature Tips that appear the first time you open most perspectives. • Forecast — Fixed a problem where reordering items in the Tag section would make them disappear. • Inspector — Fixed a bug that could cause the Repeat Inspector to jump when making changes. • Outline — Nested tasks are now evenly indented at every level. • Reference Object Error — Fixed a bug that could trigger a “Reference of object which could be be resurrected” error. • Settings — Fixed a problem where Reset Database wouldn’t reset sync settings. • Siri on Apple Watch — Creating a new item still requires OmniFocus to open, but that process should be faster in this release. • Times — The “wheels of time” once again show 5-minute increments. • Undo — The undo button now works more reliably in library lists. • Various — Smaller fixes and improvements, including crash fixes. If you have any feedback or questions, we’d love to hear from you! The Omni Group offers free tech support; you can email [email protected], call 1–800–315–6664 or 1–206–523–4152, or tweet @OmniFocus. If OmniFocus empowers you, we would appreciate an App Store review. Your review will help other people find OmniFocus and make them more productive too.

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OmniFocus 3 Reviews (35)

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Lance Gallup
Lance Gallup
04 June 2018

I like OF and the improvements in version 3, but they aren’t earthshaking. Things 3 is still cleaner, quicker and more intuitive for my use.

R J
R J
31 May 2018

Can't most of these features be achieved via the stock productivity apps?

Cai
Cai
5 star

This new version is very good. I really want the contexts->tags transition to come to the Mac version, though. Having both is a bit confusing!

PMcMLXXIX
PMcMLXXIX
2 star

I’m a very long-term OmniFocus user, and would genuinely find day-to-day life challenging to adjust to if I had to go without this software on both my Mac and iPhone. This new version is exciting; something I’d love to like, but so far it’s not a positive step for me. I have a somewhat old iPhone 5s, and the screens have obviously been designed to ‘fit’ this display (which is still a currently purchasable iPhone model size) as an afterthought. Where version 2 fitted things on neatly, lots of over-sized heading text, buttons and bars leave little space remaining for actual useful content. It’s currently (v3.0.3) much slower using v3 compared to v2. I have around 80 projects, with 1,000-or-so tasks. On v2 opening a project or context is nearly instantaneous. With v3 there is a 1-second-plus delay before anything happens, which makes this app feel sluggish, and like it’s getting in the way. For years now I’ve occasionally, not often, wanted tag-like behaviour for tasks. Given the choice of using the old app without tags or the new one with tags, and snags, version 2 is currently preferable for me. I appreciate the way the release of this new version has been managed, as I can currently easily flip back to using version 2 without any penalty. This is something I’d hoped that I’d not want to do, but I don’t feel happy enough with v3 to use it as anything other than an experiment yet. I’ll be keeping this installed to check to see if the problems are gradually resolved in future releases, but sticking with v2 for my actual use.

GMShal
GMShal
1 star

Rather than adding improvements to existing versions you bring out a ‘new’ version and charge us all again. Thankfully Apple and Microsoft learned that you’ll gain better customer loyalty if they stop charging for these updates to their platforms. If you bring out a completely new product, I’m more inclined to buy it knowing that you won’t bring out another version in 12 months but want to charge me again. You’ve lost a loyal fan.

nostodnayr
Nostodnayr
31 May 2018

Superficial and often inaccurate. Francesco, don’t just make videos for the sake of making videos. Do some research and put just a little time into using it, at least. You’re doing yourself a disservice by producing low-quality content.

jghiv
Jghiv
3 star

I’ve enjoyed Omnifocus for years now and I was excited to see version 3.0. It looks great, but after using the trial version I’m going to pass. I feel like 3.0 is largely a cosmetic makeover and thus just a cash grab.

tantramar
Tantramar
5 star

OmniFocus 3 breaks away from its rigid Getting Things Done™ heritage, and it’s all for the best. This is my favourite version of OmniFocus — on any platform — and I’ve been around since the Kinkless GTD days a decade ago.

BennyR193
BennyR193
5 star

Added features have made it more powerful and even easier to use.

mihawk gaming
Mihawk gaming
31 May 2018

good video

Jackson Blankenship
Jackson Blankenship
5 star

One complaint: OmniFocus 3 is still not available on Mac. Other than that I really enjoy this redesign. Considering OF? There is a bit of a learning curve but those who invest time into developing their workflow get the most out of this app. There are plenty of blogs and tutorials online to get you going. If you’re tired of forgetting things all the time throw out everything you know about todo lists and really take some time to master OmniFocus.

eddiecoyote
Eddiecoyote
4 star

This is a good OF 2.5. Not sure there is anything different enough to call OF 3. This looks and mostly acts the same as OF 2. I’m sure they changed the underlying guts completely, just like Apple did with their iWork apps. So I kinda expect some good things to come. I hope. Maybe. #The same - Contexts are now tags. Which act the same but now you can add more than one. - colors, icons, fonts, layout, menu - circles and flags - it’s easy to be deep in a perspective and have to in and view a project. After navigating to project, there is still no “back” button to go to previous working area. I know I’m not alone I’m wanting this. - no global adjusting of text size. - date picking still feels outdated (joke intended) with the wheel. At least we have the buttons to add days and weeks. But I still have to open up a calendar app sometime. Compare to Things 3 date picker. #worse - Forecast is worse than OF 2 with a more cluttered. - density and aesthetic spacing between lines and elements. - visual cues between task name, dates, tags, headings, are closer to chaotic than an underlying theme #better - perspectives are much better than before. They were already great. Now greaterer...er - notifications are better. However, haven’t figured out the nag alert someone referenced, where it keeps nudging you after a time. Nor the alert to get started on something. I dunno. Is the latest start different than defer times? I think of defer as he earliest I can start, not the latest. But don’t see any notification setting for that. Did find a setting to add a warming prior to due time. Just tested and didn’t get the notification I set up for defer or start, but did get one warning me the due time was near. And then the due alert. But no nag. No latest start notification - batch editing tasks - you can now hide those annoying group headings in a perspective. Thank the Norns! #Ish - bridge, arriving and leaving sounds are great (notifications), however none of the other sounds really bring to mind a “due” or anything really. It’s like they spent the budget on 3 awesome sounds and then used filler for the rest. Overall OmniFocus does what it is geared to do better than anyone me else, focusing tasks into what you need to see. I wish there were some better in the fly adjustments one could do. Example, while looking in TAG A, selecting another tag for further on the fly filtering. You can make a perspective, sure, but not everything needs a perspective. Making two dozen perspectives and it gets waaaaay too cluttered. The spacing between things could use attention by someone with a feel for flower arranging. Look at the perspectives list, HUGE white space between text. Compare to a forecast view, crammed together. Blur your eyes and you’ll see the views don’t flow together. Take a look at old screenshots of OF 1on the iPad. Sure, there was a skeuomorphic sense about them. But also there was a cleaner look as well. And boy do I miss that a Review in OF1 for iPad. Glad to see today’s update was about squashing bugs. The app has been buggier than Gil Grissom’s graduate thesis.

HannaBayoud
HannaBayoud
5 star

Tags tags tags what a smart way to create to do lists... best GTD you can ever use. Solid app always getting better since day one. Keep it up. Can’t imagine life without OmniFocus

Ken Act
Ken Act
2 star

I have a feeling the developer abuses the loyalty of their customers. I love the app’s decency but not the way I have been used. Again, too expensive for a humble update.

will.i.am_k
Will.i.am_k
3 star

This is a very expensive upgrade for only limited changes. It’s hard to see why this is a major upgrade. Maybe the watch app is the reason but with Apple Watch dying off it is a strange decision by OmniFocus.

Phampton
Phampton
5 star

This is by far the best app for an augmented GTD workflow, and I’ve looked at most. The reason for me is its strong support for enabling trust in whatever workflow you develop. Anyone who has used a task management app for more than a month or two will know how easy it is to loose actions in some corner of the database. Omnifocus handles this problem in two elegant ways. Firstly, the pro edition (you’ll quickly find that this is essential) has a highly flexible Perspective generator, for example allowing a view of stalled projects - those which don’t have any available actions. Want to generate a Work view; Home, Errands, People, Overseas Holiday? Easy. V3’s support for Tags greatly extends the possibilities from V2’s basic GTD Contexts. Secondly, even the standard edition has a customisable review cycle for every project, making it super easy to fine-tune, cull, and reorganise. Plenty of other features too: more variety of repeat options, an interleaved forecast view, and we haven’t even seen V3.1 or V3.2 yet.

J
J
31 May 2018

Thanks for the video, Francesco. Maybe you know about any Calendar & Tasks application that works best with Slack? Please excuse my typing errors, English is not my first language. 😅 Thanks in advance.

Chuck Norris
Chuck Norris
5 star

Chuck Norris could drop kick you thru the telephone on an international long distance call, reverse the charges and you would accept them.

Holy Fool Productions
Holy Fool Productions
31 May 2018

I’m surprised you didn’t mention any of the major features that were added.

Vida Organizada
Vida Organizada
31 May 2018

I can't like OmniFocus. But I love your channel, Francesco. Keep walking. ;)

Corita Kent
Corita Kent
5 star

Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed.

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