OmniFocus 3

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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 your 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.


• 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:


• 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.


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 App Description & Overview

The applications OmniFocus 3 was published in the category Productivity on 2018-05-30 and was developed by The Omni Group. The file size is 159.23 MB. The current version is 3.1.8 and works well on 11.3 and high ios versions.

OmniFocus 3.1.8 is a minor update focused on bug fixes.

• Sync – OmniFocus now recovers from "Reference of object which could not be resurrected" errors by moving orphaned items to the Inbox (Actions) or the top level of Projects (Projects and Folders) or Tags (Tags).

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

Not Meeeeeeeeeee

No ability to change order of flagged tasks, kills it, there are better options.  Not Meeeeeeeeeee  1 star

Why we still can’t change the order of flagged tasks in 2019 is anyone’s guess but I’m fed up, going elsewhere.


Wow.. wow.. and SMH..  MakkieRuby  3 star

So I'm still VERY new to all this therefore I spent A LOT of time researching! To find the BEST and why... Who has what features, and the most flaws! Dead give away in the reviews what is true by the "repeat complaints" and/or "compliments"... This way I know I'm gonna waste wayyyyy more time trying it out or possibly spending my hard earned money on it... Then I end up hating it! Bc I AM the that person that will fight for the refund!! I've worked in Customer Service for 12 years so I don't lose lol!) Anywho..... I'm intrigued to say the least. The reviews alone make it perfectly clear OM has revived themselves with version 3..... As far as features go that is!!! The simple fact that hundreds of people have been either RE-CHARGED to use an app they already paid for, just because it finally Upgraded (Which is beyond absurd!!) Or go without those new features... Forced my hand to refuse giving your company more money! Can you imagine all these app developers friggin charging paid customers, LOYAL PEOPLE THAT ALREADY MADE YOU WHO YOU ARE IN YOUR BUSINESS WORLD... AGAIN!!! Every time they keep up with the competition and do what they're supposed to do. YEAH FRIGGIN RIGHT!! I'm actually surprised at Apple as well for allowing such BS!


Cannot connect to iTunes Store  Joshua4617  1 star

This is all I see and I’m unable to use the app. The read only mode works flawlessly but I’m unable to start a trial or buy it.


Tags with location make it worth the price  Latte1869  5 star

I set up tags for common locations, such as work, school, home and stores where I shop. For some, I set leaving reminders. For all of them, I set arrival reminders. Then, when I add an item, I can add all relevant tags to set off location based reminders. It is worth it just for this feature.


Crash...Crash...Crash  1crismf  1 star

All this app does is crash after the last update, it’s truly ridiculous for the amount of money you pay.


Crash  MyUserReview  1 star

The app doesn’t open anymore. Have to use OmniFocus 2 in the meantime. Hope you can fix this soon ;)


Too expensive if you consider paying for the desktop version and compare to competitors  Kyle311  2 star

Enough said!

[ 365 ]

A Must Have For Productivity!  [ 365 ]  5 star

I recently upgraded from OmniFocus 2 to OmniFocus 3. At first I was a bit disappointed. Stylistically the app doesn’t look much different than the previous version until after a few days later when I realized that there is so much under the hood. In fact it is a brand new an incredibly powerful productivity tool that has maintained the same familiarity that its users have grown accustomed to, while adding tremendous amount of power and flexibility, so much so that I would say whether you follow GTD or any other system, or you want to make your own OmniFocus can support that. The note field is absolutely incredible. You can add an email and it would display as if you are viewing it in your email client. Tags are incredibly powerful and easy. Custom perspectives can organize your data however you like to view it . While you can customize the app to such degree that it no longer looks like when you first got it, it is incredibly powerful and useful right out of the box. Another feature that I absolutely love is the Review Perspective which is so unique to OmniFocus and not offered by any other productivity app on the market. I can keep writing but all of this is a testament to the OmniGroup for their ability and understanding of how to make us more productive while enjoying the process. Many, many Thanks!!!

Quark Gluon Plasma

Love-hate relation  Quark Gluon Plasma  1 star

Omnifocus and I have never really clicked, even though I am well-versed in GTD, and have spent more time with it than any other task manager. In principle, it does what I want. In practice, I find it very hard to use. The user interface is needlessly complex, and pulls attention away from your tasks. There are dark corners where the way it works can only be determined by experiment. iOS and Mac versions do not always work the same way. For example, the built-in Flagged views sort completely differently on the two platforms. There is an entire cottage industry devoted to telling people how to use it, and there’s a reason. It is slow, and many features are clunky. Drag and drop is very awkward. I would make it a program of last resort for most people.

243212 chiky

where’s my app i paid a lot of money for my app not a subscription one single payment app  243212 chiky  1 star

i payed for this app already it cost me 20$ I don’t want to buy the new one i just want to install my app the one i have the right to have i paid por it I don’t want to update i just want the one i had I didn’t pay for a subscription or any thing like that please give me my app !!!!


Excellent but ...  MyNameIs-URL  3 star

This is an excellent app. And we all know App developers need to be paid. However, app developers and apple together are making their products more and more expensive. Ruining Apple one overcharged dollar at a time.


I paid top $$ for Omni 2, and now it is banned.  Tetracarbon  1 star

This company will take your cash and deny you you the app when they decide it is time for you to upgrade. They refuse to be interoperable and if I had a reason to move my GTD to a new system, thanks OmniFocus 3, this is it.


My Tool of Choice for Calm Productivity  MJGodfrey  5 star

I've been using OmniFocus for a few years now and it is an exceptionally powerful tool. I love the way it adapts to what you need. I started out using it as a list organiser but now I use a lot more of the custom features. The company listens to their community constantly and never stops iterating. I have tried Things however it didn't meet the demands of how I actually operate. If GTD is how you stay productive I think you'll love OmniFocus. This tool allows me to stay calm and insanely focused. Ps. While driving recently I captured an input using Siri "start writing app reviews" - it just showed up and this is my first review.


Bad UI  lukenpr  5 star

Best at what it does but still incredibly frustrating and clunky UI. I can’t change folder names, or move them around. It takes 3-5 taps to change project location.

Ken Act

Too expensive for a humble update  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.


Expensive upgrade for limited features  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.


Clean, beautiful interface; fun to use  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.

Tim Hogan

Great update  Tim Hogan  5 star

This is a well thought through update that expands upon the best GTD app in existence. It’s feature allow you cut your work into what’s important and what can be done. It’s important to reduce cognitive load by knowing what you can do at any one moment, and deciding what’s important to you in that moment. This is as much an investment in yourself as it is in the omnigroup. Well done to the team for a fantastic update.


Mostly improvements  Topherz82  3 star

Happy with most of the changes, but the new calendar is annoying! Please put it back at the bottom. I’m keeping OmniFocus 2, and not recommending it unless this is fixed or you at least let people download version 2


Great so far  mjd9ball  4 star

Just getting into the Omnifocus system and things seems to be great so far. Siri shortcuts and other app integrations are a big help. Question: for the iOS app, have you considered adding a home button? Following breadcrumbs all the way back to the home screen between tasks is tedious.


pay again?  Aaallleeex  1 star

I have the mac and ios versions of this. Paying again is what broke the camels back. I’m going elsewhere. This upgrade is not worth the money.


Still the best  jbelcastro  5 star

If you serious about task management there is only one option.


Wish I could do more with less taps  YourGhostInMyMachine  5 star

Really love the app, just wish I could get around faster. Feel like I’m jumping around between screens way too often. No clue how I’d do it differently in most scenarios though.


Watch out!  JGVillasBoas  1 star

I do want to have my money back. After I tested the app I liked it, so I proceeded and bought the license using my iPhone. The problem is that the Mac app was not unlocked after I purchased the license. According to the vendor I have to buy another license for the Mac. It makes no sense at all. I want my money back! I feel cheated!


OF3: Excellent update from a company that cares  Shadowdoxgf  5 star

The deluge of angst precipitated by the update to Omnifocus 3 has been a bit mystifying. From my perspective (as someone who has been using Omnifocus for the better part of a decade), this new and improved version has struck a rare balance between preservation of the power and flexibility that have always been the app’s hallmark and introduction of quietly sweeping changes to design and core functionality (e.g. the switch to tags, upgrades to perspective logic, etc.). Superficially, as several reviews have noted, the app shares some of its design language with version 2, but to pronounce judgment solely based on surface resemblance is to ignore seismic changes lurking beneath. Of course, there are some changes that have taken me a while to get used to with this update, just as there are features that remain on my wish list. However, as has been the case in previous years, the transparency, warmth, and clear depth of consideration with which the Omni Group have approached the beta testing process and roll-out are unparalleled. When I purchase an update like this, I’m not merely buying software: I’m buying consistent attention and constant development from a company that genuinely cares about the experience of their customers. I’m buying the certainty of updates, of feedback answered, of timely and humane support. In an app ecosystem so often characterized by the antithesis of these values, purchasing Omnifocus is a surprisingly easy decision to make.


Badge number won’t update  cdgdrummer  3 star

I like the new options for repeating tasks -this is a HUGE improvement. My number one complaint is that the badge notification doesn’t notify at a due time unless you manually open the app. Running it in the background doesn’t help. I have contacted Omni about this, but it seems nothing can be done, but I have seen other apps do this (Things for example). Additionally, I think the rolling wheel date picker is so outdated. Would much prefer a calendar date picker.


The new upgrade is great  birabiro  5 star

The new upgrade to OmniFocus3 is great. I love how it’s easy to track everything across computer, iPad, and watch. The drag and drop split screen task creation on the iPad is perfect. Would love to see this type of easy email—>task capture on all devices.


Great concept but missing critical features  Propart27  3 star

I have heard all kinds of good things about OmniFocus through reviews and articles. I recently signed up for the trial. I’m glad they offered one - as at the end it wasn’t for me. Things that deterred me to look elsewhere included: 1) The lack of a sync feature either through the web, Outlook, and Windows. I do not have the luxury of having a Mac at my office and it makes it very difficult to manage my task list effectively. 2) Quick inbox entries do not exist. It always opens the standard task dialog. It’s not quick in adding entries. 3) Drag and drop is very difficult to use. It look some luck to sort the list through drag and drop via the iPhone. While Todoist and Things 3 has its flaws, both appear to be better options in terms of quick and easy task management. Pocket Informant also does things similar to OmniFocus, but does so that a $10 discount versus the standard addition of OmniFocus includes other features such as calendar management and contact management. If OmniFocus were to add a sync feature and include an easier way to quickly add tasks, I will give OmniFocus another serious look.

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