OmniFocus 2

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OmniFocus for iOS brings the in-depth task management features of a desktop app to your fingertips. With flexible viewing options, location awareness, and on-the-fly task entry from just about anywhere, OmniFocus is the trusted system you need for managing everything in your busy life. Keep track of tasks by project, place, person, or date—with OmniFocus you’ll always have your important information at hand. Whether it’s a shopping list, agenda items to discuss at work, or chores to do at home, whatever you need to do is right there on your iPhone or iPad.

OmniFocus' interface was designed from scratch for iOS 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 Mac). Syncs even happen when you’re not actively using OmniFocus, so that your information is ready when you are.


• Reliable push sync using our free service or your own server. OmniFocus' sync format is encrypted so even if your server is compromised, your data is protected
• 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
• Assign contexts based on location, people, energy level—whatever you'd like to use to organize your to-dos
• Plan your day’s errands by listing nearby location-based contexts or viewing them on a map
• Today Widget shows you OmniFocus items due today right in Notification Center
• Reminders Capture and OmniFocus Mail Drop for entering OmniFocus actions via Siri or services like IFTTT & Zapier via email
• Interactive notifications for nearby and due items let you mark complete (or snooze) without even opening the app
• Search shows results from the current view or your entire OmniFocus database
• Add Photo and Audio attachments right on your device and view file attachments synced from other devices
• Forecast row shows you how much is due in the next few days on your Home screen or sidebar; open the Forecast perspective to see your due items alongside events from your iOS Calendar
• A dedicated Review perspective makes sure nothing falls through the cracks
• View your most important items with a flick of the wrist using OmniFocus on Apple Watch.
• Choose between light and dark color palettes, or have OmniFocus automatically adjust as background lighting shifts.
• NEW App Lock keeps OmniFocus' interface hidden behind TouchID or a password.
• NEW Support for TaskPaper Text and omnifocus:///add and /paste urls lets you automate complicated workflows using apps like Workflow.

Starting from a solid, simple user experience, we added Pro features for customizing OmniFocus and making it even more powerful:


• Customize the OmniFocus sidebar and Home screen just like you customize your iOS Device's Home screen.
• 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?”
• Display any perspective in Notification Center with the Today Extension

Download OmniFocus now and start your free trial! We included a getting started video to help you get up and running, but there's plenty more info on our website.


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.

OmniFocus 2 App Description & Overview

The applications OmniFocus 2 was published in the category Productivity on 2014-09-17 and was developed by The Omni Group. The file size is 59.42 MB. The current version is 2.21.3 and works well on 11.0 and high ios versions.

OmniFocus 2.21.3 is a minor update focused on bug fixes.

• Crashes — Fixed a crash swiping to delete after dragging to reorder and another one swiping to delete while in Free Viewer mode.
• Nearby — Fixed a crash in Nearby.
• Siri — It’s now possible to add a new item to a list without first unlocking your iPhone.
• Layouts — OmniFocus has been updated for the newest iPhone hardware.

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


Trial is a joke  Redwyn  1 star

If this app was worth anything close to its price the developer wouldn’t be so afraid to give a real trial with full functionality or a free version with limited features. The way they do it now makes you wonder what they’re afraid of...


OmniFocus feels neglected as a platform  LeoVogel  1 star

The Mac app in particular feels neglected. Design is stale and some features users have been asking for, for several years, are still missing. Readdle looks like the best hope for a modern, powerful task manager. OmniGroup doesn’t appear to care about improving OmniFocus.


Yay! An accessible todo task app!  dcbahr1  4 star

I’m totally blind. I use the Voiceover screen reader on the iphone. Omnifocus is the Most Accessible, those last two words were in caps for the other voiceover users, app that I have ever used for task management and todos. Voiceover reads the button labels very well. The only reason I’ve knocked it down a star are the following: 1. No way to import tasks from other apps like wunderlist. 2. Voiceover doesn’t understand drag and drop support and thinks I’m giving a 3d touch instead of a double tap and hold on an item to move it. Needs support like the edit mode for Ios 11 voiceover support for dragging and dropping apps. Put in those two features and this thing has 5 stars from me all the way, even though it is pricy for the iphone Pro edition. As an edit, I did figure out the drag and drop of perspective tiles. It’s more sensitive than the regular drag and drop in any apple interface. Still, I have hundreds of tasks in wunderlist that I’d love to import, but I have no idea how to do that.


Not for people with vision issues  corky37  5 star

The previous versions of OmniFocus were very good. The displays were easy to read and manipulate. OmniFocus 2, however, has used a thin grey font that is very difficult to read and reduces the usability of the app dramatically. There is no way to change the font or the layout of the app.


Make it faster. Please.  YourGhostInMyMachine  3 star

I have the iPhone 8 plus and this app continues to be way too slow upon opening. I’ve been in the OmniFocus ecosystem for years and love it, but the time it takes to open the app makes my mind wander about investigating other apps. The advantage of this app for me is to be able to capture ideas quickly, but when it takes the app like 2-4 seconds to load sometimes, sometimes I forget. Yes, I’m crying about a 2 second lag. I just don’t get why it takes that long to open.


One of the best apps on the App Store and keeps getting better.  Kieferds072591  5 star

I’ve been an Omnifocus user for several years and it’s been exciting to watch how far it’s come. Drag and drop on the iPad works like a charm and I’m so pumped to see what comes next. My biggest wish long-term is multiple user functionality (sort of like how wunderlist does it, that way you could manage small teams or families). But until that comes, I’m happy to keep using it.


Vital app for me  Ishkadoodle  5 star

I love this app and how well everything integrates from the desktop, to the phone, to the watch. Everything is seamless and makes it easier to be productive.


Great Focus for Scattered Minds  R3p0man  5 star

I’ve been a very scattered mind person, easily distracted and forgetful. I read about GTD, and wanted to have a piece of software that could help me manage my time and projects. OmniFocus does that and more. It made me think differently as well, which helped me shift my thought process to match the software, which makes me even more effective. If only I could remember to add things as they come...


Nickel and dime you to death  Tomcat900  1 star

Siri doesn't work. They want $60 for each iPhone iPad and Mac. They want another $10/month just to learn how to use their app. There are much cheaper and better options on the market

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Horrible  Fifty six  1 star

Two weeks in an app completely goes haywire. Unable to open the app at all regardless of the device - iPad, iPhone, Mac. Worked great for two weeks...just long enough to get my whole life into the app. Then gone. Don’t make my mistake and rely solely on this app. You will get burned. First call to tech ended with them blaming my hardware. 24 hours later - I finally get a hold of them again. Response was “wow, that shouldn’t be happening.” Then sales making me jump through hoops to get a refund. I have to send in receipt then get a check cut or use PayPal.


Solid task management app  Freddyttt  5 star

This app is great for managing your life with GTD and as a general task manager. Some of the best practices take a big or time to get your head around but once set up properly it is great. A few pointers to read more on for those starting out or not sure about it: use due dates sparingly, set up appropriate contexts and review often.


Useful task management app  Jrh175  5 star

Omnifocus 2 is great for tracking tasks and offers good integration with apple calendar. Lots of ways to input tasks and lots of customization options. Well worth the money.


Excellent  yilike  5 star

No problem syncing across four platforms- great for feeling organized. Well worth the investment.


Finally settled!  ozpol  5 star

Always struggled to use OmniFocus as did not seem to be following GTD elements, for example prioritisation of tasks, also it appeared to be complicated. I have been using it though because it is very reliable, I can sync my stuff across Mac, iPad and iPhone, and I could not find a better one. Recently re-discovered Things 3, very slick and transparent, but after purchasing the iPhone version and downloading the Mac trial realised that there is NO privacy for my data if I want to sync it between devices, including my whole calendar if chosen to integrate it! Comparing the apps I have managed to customise my OmniFocus 2 view so I can see a slick and transparent workflow of my tasks. I like the way the sync works with the server on my computer. Long awaited FIVE! Thanks!


Beautifully Designed ...  Caydn  5 star

... and excellently executed. After a lot of searching I've discovered the power of Omnifocus 2 to organise and focus those important tasks. This app will certainly keep you on track.


iPhone, GTD and this app are what finally got me organised  NICKbARTh  5 star

This app has been an integral part of finally getting me organised. Coupled with David Allen's GTD system my mind is now free from the stresses of not being organised. I use it everyday and many times throughout the day. Love the contexts that can be applied and the quick capture of thoughts into the Inbox (and now it's even better because you capture these via the Notifications extension) and how customisable it is to your own way of organising.

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focused  Brisbane, Sep 25  5 star

I use this app with the GTD system and I have never felt more in control of my tasks. Highly recommend for use with GTD or stand alone.


Fantastic update  Knut78  5 star

The best GTD app bar none. Very worthwhile update.


Can't live without it to GTD  Beefcake74  5 star

Wonderful product. Simple interface that focuses on getting things done. I'm able to use this as my single repositories for GTD tasks. And rely on it every day. The support team are responsive and helpful. Highly recommend as part of your GTD ecosystem.


The only to do list that's any good  S7eve  5 star

I've tried every list a manger on the market and the only one that I've stuck with has been OmniFocus.


My most important app (updated)  DanDanSpicyNoodle  3 star

Update: OmniFocus used to have reliable syncing, but lately syncing across devices tends to leave a stray task in the inbox or elsewhere, so I'm not confident things are working right. This has been a problem for a year or so, and despite "sync fix" updates (and lots of back and forth w support) it continues to be an issue. I really want OmniFocus back as a clear leader in the market, but rock solid syncing is table stakes these days and OmniFocus doesn't have it. Previous: (5 stars) I use this every day, and it's the most important app on my phone. The email-to-task functionality they offer server-side is super useful. And the watch complications are handy. Solid app stability wise, and responsive support when I have issues/questions.


Amazing  Danwright32  5 star

OmniFocus has completely changed the way I run my life. I can't recommend this app enough. Everybody needs it in their life. Shout out to CGPGrey and Hello Internet/Cortex for recommending it!


Good but quite limited despite complexity and price  333M333  3 star

Much to like and very powerful, for all the reasons advertised. But it has some major limitations - eg, - no tags (the biggest problem); - no labeling by priority; - difficult to do advanced searches - almost zero calendar integration other than its native Forecast function, which is rigid and limited in its presentation; - expensive. That said, basically *all* to-do apps suffer from major limitations -- either problems like the above or others. Among the many not-so-great options for a to-do app, this one is a solid choice!


Overpriced!!!  plantoftheapps  1 star

I can't believe I fell for this. Don't think this app is better just because it costs more money. It's probably .05% better than the free checklist apps. This app might be worth $5-$10, but not $40.


Wonderful Product, not worth the price  SkydiverTilt  2 star

This TODO is absolutely perfect for the way my particular mind works in regards to how projects should show on the daily task list; however, I gambled and won. This is a $10 app if I ever saw one (and 10 years of buying and rating apps gives me a good idea). $40 is ridiculous and $20 extra for the "pro" which is 3 tiny extra features which should come standard. This app is not worth the price by far, would not recommend solely on the price, but if other TODO's don't seem to make Projects look right this might be a go if you have $40-$60 to burn.


Good But Needs "TAG" Option Added  E432MIKE  3 star

I purchased OmniFocus for Mac and iOS both are good however pricey and somewhat complicated also the feature to add TAGS is missing. For whatever reason the developer left the ability to add TAGS out they should look at 2DO and Things they both are top 5 GTD programs that are highly successful. The developer of OmniFocus may not believe in the ability to create TAGS however should add them and leave it up to the user whether they want to use them not. The developer shouldn't decide whether or not a paying customer/user should be able to use a TAGGING FEATURE we should have our own choice not just because you don't like them personally. So please take the time and add the TAG Feature I know I'm not the only person that's asked for them I've read many reviews with this request. Your program is expensive and we paid a lot of money on multiple platforms for you software so please honor our request it's the least you can do. THANK YOU!!!


The best out there  mualhadi  5 star

Omnifocus is the best task manager and I have tried them all: Todoist, 2do, Wunderlist, Things, Clear It's robust and tied closely to GTD methodology. So it's the only one that I could stick with. The only gripe is slow sync and lack of web access


Wow  extole  5 star

Very impressive app. It makes the other organizational apps I've tried pale in comparison.


As a sole pastor in a church-keeps me sane  Antiduplicity  5 star

I do not have many long term projects. I have thousands of little tasks. This keeps is all under control and helps me keep my sanity. The perspectives gives me many view on tasks that are immediate or just starting. I have tried every todo app I could find. This is the only one that has all the features and a "one price" get everything. I use the siri every night before I go to bed. I just to an audible brain dump and in the morning I move them out of the inbox. This does 99.99% of what I need. I am tired of all the subscription offerings just to use an app. I will not rent an app, I want to buy it. This is what Omnifocus offers. This is the best of the best. As David Sparks says, put on your big boy pants and start getting things done. This app sits in my dock and I use it multiple times an hour. It syncs everything with my iPad and my Mac's flawlessly. I have tried them all and I always come back to omnifocus


I looked at many and this is it  thiswillkillthat  5 star

I just started running a large team and needed a better way to organize my own tasks as well as my teams. The context feature here is spectacular and it's the only program that has it. Watch the video about this product and I promise you will wind up choosing it too.

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