OmniFocus 2

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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:

FEATURES

• 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!

SUPPORT

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 [email protected], 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.

Thank you!

OmniFocus 2 App Description & Overview

The applications OmniFocus 2 was published in the category Productivity on 2014-05-22 and was developed by The Omni Group. The file size is 29.55 MB. The current version is 2.12.3 and works well on 10.12 and high ios versions.

OmniFocus 2.12.3 is a minor update focused on bug fixes.

• OmniFocus 3 — Fixed a problem where perspectives created in OmniFocus 3 for iOS could sometimes get corrupted.
• Attachments — Fixed a problem deleting attachments.

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 2 Reviews

Nmswede

Best Productivity Manager  Nmswede  5 star

Have tried over 30 priority managers and Omnifocus is the best. The app allows task assignments by both priority and projects as well as time and repetition.

sm212sea

Wasted too much of my time on glitches  sm212sea  1 star

A productivity app is supposed to help you make the best use of your time, but I found myself having to spend too much time troubleshooting this app. Syncing was slow and cumbersome, and the app started ignoring my due dates and would show ALL future tasks for certain projects on my Today view. I don’t need to see dozens of tasks that are due months down the road in my current day’s task list. Tech support was not helpful. Completely frustrating experience. I have the OS X app, as well as iOS apps for iPhone and iPad. Sorry, OmniFocus. I can’t afford to waste any more time or stress on your apps. Exporting my tasks to a competitor.

susanfor

App download corrupted?  susanfor  4 star

Update on this review. The app finally installed correctly after totally uninstalling, rebooting, installing. I still think the dev team should check this out as I have not had any issues with other apps. The program is highly useful - as I said below, I do use it daily. love this program but I think something may be wrong with the current app download. The update broke my DB and the prompts instructed me to uninstall and download the app again - which I did about 5 separate times. I also tried my app cleaner just to be sure. Hopefully this will get fixed soon as I use this daily!

Don A7

It works, and works well  Don A7  5 star

Nice application, fast synchronization, excellent mobility integration, constantly improved. OmniFocus covers my changing needs. Using the forecast view along with following the couple minute review script each week was the way I got most of the chaos out of my life. Later, I shifted to mostly using the Contexts, got lax on my weekly review, and over-committed. Using forecast together with context seems to work best for me. I had to contact support once. Incredibly nice people! They quickly got my problem solved.

ryanalvarado

User of 11 years  ryanalvarado  5 star

Great app, great company. The gift that keeps on giving. OmniFocus took many years to master, but each step of the way has made me a better project planner, which has overwhelmingly paid off.

japhethm

Sync Dealbreaker  japhethm  3 star

If you add an action to Inbox from Siri (iOS) the action does not sync to desktop and other devices until you physically open Omnifocus on iOS. Complete dealbreaker for me but I don’t see anyone else mention it.. I’m guessing its a limitation of iOS because these guys are great developers. I will update review if things change.

-tmoa-

Highly effective GTD productivity manager  -tmoa-  5 star

I have used OmniFocus for iPad for many years and after trying out other offerings, I have found OmniFocus to be the best way to collect and organize tasks in a highly fluid environment. Recently, I got OmniFocus for iPhone and began to use the iPhone as a mobile satellite for the iPad. (I work in heavy industrial areas where is not always easy to carry an iPad.) Seeing how OmniFoucs on the iPhone and iPad complimented each other, I tried OmniFocus for MacOS and found organizing large projects on the computer simpler than on either the iPad or iPhone. The computer, iPad, and iPhone all work together—via OmniGroup’s server—to provide me with the most effective way I know to collect, organize, and complete tasks.

Pedypedy

Learn, and then use it. Love it  Pedypedy  5 star

Dear All This program helps you to fully plan your time and your goals and life. I have never seen anything like it. Thanks to all the developers, Eventhough i don’t have an iPhone but I will continue buying your products (since MacBook Pro version will suffice, i dont see a reason to buy the ipad app to use the synchronization technology. Love it. Thanks a million times. Parham

Blackstarsea

NO MULTIUSER SUPPORT BEWARE  Blackstarsea  2 star

Hi all, I’ve never written a review of anything in the app store. I’m a film composer and electronic music artist and used this program to collaborate with my managers and agents for many years, several albums and numerous film scores and other projects. It used to work great…until cloud support. The new application is buggy, not well supported and finally they’ve REMOVED colaboration across multiple accounts. It’s a beautiful application, it’s a shame the developers have not accomidated their number one request. Respectfully, _BT

ScottNWDW

I’ve tried others and just keep coming back.  ScottNWDW  5 star

When it comes to task management, OmniFocus is the BEST. I’ve tried many of the others out there and many of them have unique features that set them all apart, BUT, I always keep coming back to OmniFocus. Yes it is more expensive than the others Yes it is a little harder to learn, BUT once you do, it is so simple. Yes it is customizable Yes it is GREAT! I was skeptical at first, I mean the cost alone is enough to scare people away, and it almost did me too. Especially when you figure in the iPad and iPhone apps are all sold separately. But the investment was well worth it. All versions have been updated several times and with each upgrade the prodect makes task management even easier. I’ve tried ToDo, Reminders, Toodledo, 2Do, Things, and several others, but as I said earlier, I always stick with or come back to OmniFocus. Never had issues syncing, even though some have said it was a little sluggish, I never experienced that. Allows me to set up projects, subtasks, locations, works with the Notification Center on the iOS devices and Mac. For task management theis IS the GOLD STANDARD. With the recent updates syncing is a lot quicker, almost instant. My only issue, and it’s only minor, is that when you have a task with a start date (deferred date as termed in OmniFocus, it shows up on the start date, but then disappears until the due date. I would like to see the item showing up everyday starting at the start date. Aside from that, OmniFocus is as close to perfect that you can get. I recently tried Things 3 and although it is well done and quite beautiful to work with there are just certain things that I liked better in OmniFocus and I therefore am coming back to it. If I finish a task early I don’t see in Things 3 where I can check it off until it comes available whereas in OmniFocus I can check it off even it occures on a future day just by going to that date in teh forecast and doing so, Things lets me see the task on a future day, but I can’t chek it off inless it was due today or previous. Combined with the iOS apps and the OmniSync Server you have one powerful task solution and it is well worth the money.

AW45

Awesome App  AW45  5 star

Omnifocus is premium software (admittedly at a premium price) that is in a league of its own. If you’re looking for the best possible way to book self management skills and implement GTD, look no further. Syncs beautifully across all Apple devices (I have it on my Mac, iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch) and makes doing life a joy. Have been using Omnifocus for about 8 years now and it is one app I wouldn’t want to live without.

mrowell

Exceptional  mrowell  5 star

I’d be lost without Omnifocus. It is the best.

Tage72

Omnifocus 2  Tage72  5 star

Hands down best app around. Well worth the investment. ‘nuff said. 5 stars.

NICKbARTh

OmniFocus and GTD  NICKbARTh  5 star

OmniFocus and GTD finally got me orgainsed! I love the contexts that sync to my iPhone so that I can see what needs to be done based on where I am.

Medavian

Omnifocus helps with GTD. Awsome app  Medavian  5 star

Since I have been using Omnifocus, I have been able to easily seperate my Home life from my Work life with perspectives. This is a great asset to anyone practicing GTD. While GTD is a process, this helps with that. If your looking for a task manager, this is the one that has it all, plus more. You won’t go wrong with Omnifocus.

Freddyttt

Excellent!  Freddyttt  5 star

This app, in conjunction with GTD (getting things done), has changed the way I work and certainly made me more productive. I am still refining my system but I can highly recomend Omnifocus.

Readergirl9900

Fantasticly helpful  Readergirl9900  5 star

If you are into the getting things done (GTD) method, this app is super helpful! Without a doubt the best app I have used as a to-do list. It’s super helpful to be able to “defer” items so the app will tell you on a specific chosen day something that you wanted to be reminded of and you can then choose to defer it again later if needed. The program was a little difficult to learn how to use at first but following the “help” helped with this. I am surprised that I really do find it worth the incredibly heafty price tag that comes with this. My favourite feature is to be able to sync it over the internet to a version of the app on my phone also, so I can add to my list, or look it up as I am going about my day. Also like that they follow up on fixing issues.

PhasedYagi

Just Awesome  PhasedYagi  5 star

After trying many TODO apps this is the best ever.

Joffreygetsthebabes

Really good!!!  Joffreygetsthebabes  5 star

This has helped me so much in organising homework and assignments at school. It takes a while to get how to use it but it’s really useful in the long run

Ben fowler1113

Incredible  Ben fowler1113  5 star

This app is exactly what you are looking for, if you have a lot of different projects on the go. It really helps create daily workflows and action steps to compelete you work. I would be much better without the ‘in app purchase’ for pro verison. Also Pro verison is too expenceive. Appart from this, the app is really good and you dont need the pro version anyway.

ODOn5HT

Great app, might be too expensive for most people.  ODOn5HT  5 star

Great app, definitely one of the greatest to-do apps out there. However, I’m not sure if the price can be justified. If you are not a hard-core organizing freak like I am, an ordinary free to-do app or even just the built-in reminders may be able to do the job as fine.

Neurotic33

Is it worth the asking price…?  Neurotic33  2 star

Really don’t see the value compared to less expensive alternatives...

ksdiguardian

Nice - but...  ksdiguardian  3 star

For the OUTRAGEOUS price of this app (I purchased both desktop and iOS) I expected a bit more. First I cannot indicate that an item has “not been started,” “In process.” You only have 2 statuses and no way to modify them. It’s either active or complete. I also wished that I could log time; to be able to hit a timer so that later I can determine that I spent 3 hours on a particular to do item and total my time for an entire project. This isn’t pitched as a list of chores or items to pick up from a grocery store—it’s supposed to be serious task management and as such, is poor in features. On the positive: the interface is friendly enough and I can quickly add items but I can also expect that of much lower priced task management apps. There are a couple items I’ve not completely utilized that I think do set OmniFocus apart: Contexts—the ability to see items as they apply to the realm of a particular context (think of, Items to do when I am at home vs at work), also setting deferred or date due and the calendar that shows those items. Unfortunately, neither have been as critial as my complaint points above. I do like the fact that I can print out my task list: I’ve had to do that a few times already to send to a client so that they knew I had all of their items in my list. I have used a number of task managers over the years and all fall short. To Omni’s credit this is the BEST I have used so far; but I expected more. You can do better Omni!

themanchicken

OmniFocus helps me focus on everything without having to remember everything.  themanchicken  5 star

OmniFocus facilitates work/life balance for me. I am able to take those ideas that pop into my head just anywhere, and stick them into my to-do list for follow-up tomorrow. Also, given the review features I can always come back and verify the priority and next steps of the things I have set out to do. I wouldn’t be anywhere near as functional without OmniFocus.

📱👽

Great app for staying organized.  📱👽  5 star

Love using this app to manage my projects.

Chris Krycho

One of my most important tools  Chris Krycho  5 star

Right now, I work as a software developer, juggling multiple contracts and projects; I am in the middle of a Master’s degree; and I have a growing family. I run a couple podcasts. I’m a committed church member. I have a lot to remember, and if things slip, it’s a problem. OmniFocus is how I keep things from slipping. I’ve tried a number of other to-do and Getting Things Done apps; I was a subscriber to Todoist Premium for a year. But for managing the big tasks in my professional life, none of them even come close to OmniFocus. I use other apps for little to-dos. For big projects, for things that are more than a single item but build on each other, and for long-term planning, OmniFocus is fantastic. It can be as simple or as complicated as I need it to for any project. I only have one problem with this app: it’s so good, sometimes it tempts me to spend time using it instead of just getting done the things I’ve used it for. But that’s on me, not the app.

Ifixedthatforyou

Good, Not Great  Ifixedthatforyou  4 star

I actually think the software is great. The company has some very crazy ideas about cost point though. There is never a justification for a $40 upgrade that adds almost no flexibility. You are paying $40 for a few menu items. I have also never heard of paying separately for the ios version. I wouldn’t look here unless you make quite a bit of money. Then by all means lighten your wallet and enjoy

Jon David Tucker

Core Program Is Excellent, Pro Perks Not Worth It  Jon David Tucker  3 star

I’ve praised this app from the moment I bought it. I won’t repeat all that, but I will briefly say, in short, that this is an excellent program. I have no problems with the core program. This 3-star review is aimed solely at the “Pro” upgrade. Now, I told myself I wasn’t going to pay the equivalanet of original price for a measly upgrade, but I came into some money and thought I might as well give it a shot. It’s one of the most important apps to my college career, after all. I bit the bullet and did the deed. The main reason it was appealing to me was the option to create custom perspectives, which are touted as giving users a seemingly endless amount of possiblites for customizing their Omni-workflow. Well I’m here to tell you that it isn’t as game-changing as it is made out to be, mostly because there are so few meaningful filtering/sorting/viewing options that justify the $39.99 price of an upgrade. Basically, I wanted to create a perspective that showed ONLY deferred items, sorted by project, so that I could have a place for the tasks I wanted to do at night (I called it “nightlies”… I was very excited). I quickly found out that the customizability of the “custom" perspectives was very limited. I couldn’t do any of what I wanted. Perhaps I'm trying to grasp for something that isn't there, but why not? Why can’t I make it so that the perspective only shows a specifc context, or excludes the tasks that don’t belong as opposed to just showing me everything else the other perspectives do? I’m disappointed, guys. Nightlies will never come to fruition. Honestly, the options for custom perspectives only provides me with the means to create a slighty-rearranged view of everything presented in the other perspectives… it should be DEEPER than that for so steep a price! The upgrade’s inclusion of Applescripting might make it more valuable to others, but I don’t know how to write scripts nor do I use them in my workflow. I wanted perspectives that would allow me to change my Omnifocus experience, even if only slightly. I’m peeved because the feature seems to be little more than a tacked-on afterthought. Hopefully more customizability is allowed in future updates, but for now I’m regretting shelling out the money for so little value in return. Buy the regular version, wait for the pro to become more developed. As it stands now, it isn’t worth the price.

Denver Student

Worth the price  Denver Student  5 star

OmniFocus allows me to organize my busy life as a law student, entrepreneur, and husband. Every time I adopt another layer, I up my game. And I find that OmniFocus handles it well. From being able to defer to-dos out days, weeks, even months, to being able to focus on just the context / project / other categories you want, OmniFocus handles it well. Pairs very well with David Allen’s Getting Things Done methodology.

Padre89

Perfect for GTD  Padre89  5 star

If you feel like you have too much to keep track of first read Getting Things Done and then install this app. I have been using it since its first version and it just keeps getting better. Be sure to turn on the Reminders setting and Siri will pass info right to the In-Box to capture everything the minute it passes through your head, using Siri’s “remind me”

CharlesDJ

Extreme billing  CharlesDJ  1 star

The application is not cheap. You have to buy it on all platforms that you want to use it on and then after buying it you have to rebuy it to enable the “pro” features. Not impressed.

JontyCopeland

The Force is strong with this one.  JontyCopeland  5 star

Buying OmniFocus is logical next step after reading David Allen’s Getting Things Done


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