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OmniFocus 2.1 running on OS X Yosemite
OmniFocus 2.1 running on OS X Yosemite
Developer(s) The Omni Group
Stable release
  • macOS: 3.1 (October 10, 2018; 2 days ago (2018-10-10)[1]) [±]
  • iOS: 3.1.4 (October 12, 2018; 0 days ago (2018-10-12)[2]) [±]
Operating system macOS, iOS (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad)
Available in English, Japanese, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, Dutch, and Simplified Chinese
License Proprietary

OmniFocus is a personal task manager by The Omni Group for macOS and iOS. The declared goal of the program is to be able to capture thoughts and ideas into to do lists.[3] The program uses concepts and techniques described in the book Getting Things Done by David Allen. Allen's productivity system is commonly abbreviated as GTD.


OmniFocus has its roots in the Kinkless kGTD add/scripts for the Omnigroups OmniOutliner product.[4] Kinkless (kGTD) was developed by Ethan J. A. Schoonover to enable those following the GTD methodology. The Omni Group subsequently brought Ethan along with Merlin Mann to form a project team to create the OmniFocus application.[5]

In 2018, version 3 of OmniFocus was released for iOS and macOS. With the release, the previous concept of contexts taken from GTD was replaced with tags.[6][7]



OmniFocus is available for macOS.


OmniFocus is available on iOS (including the iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad).


The Omni Group does not have plans to provide an Android application for OmniFocus. Google Play lists various third-party applications which interface with OmniFocus through the Omni Sync Server (e.g., Focus GTD).

Web Application[edit]

On January 26, 2018 Ken Case announced in the Omnigroup forums that Omnifocus for the web is under development. It will not be a standalone version; it will only sync with existing databases setup with the MacOS or iOS versions of Omnifocus. A subscription fee will be charged for access.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "OmniFocus Release Notes". Retrieved 2018-10-12.
  2. ^ "OmniFocus Release Notes". Retrieved 2018-10-12.
  3. ^ OmniFocus Overview,
  4. ^ Forrest, Brady (2006-10-21). "The Story of KGTD and OmniFocus". OReilly Publishing. Archived from the original on 2008-05-02. Retrieved 2009-01-13.
  5. ^ Roger, Cyril (2007-05-08). "The Story of KGTD and OmniFocus". onsoftware. Retrieved 2009-01-13.
  6. ^ "OmniFocus 3 Review: More Approachable and Powerful, All at Once". MacStories. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  7. ^ "OmniFocus 3 for Mac: Multiple Tags, Enhanced Forecast, Powerful Perspectives". MacStories. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Omni Roadmap 2018". The Omni Group Forums. Retrieved 2018-01-27.

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