OmniFocus

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OmniFocus
OmniFocus Mac 1.10.png
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
Website omnigroup.com/applications/omnifocus/

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.

History[edit]

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]

Platforms[edit]

macOS[edit]

OmniFocus is available for macOS.

iOS[edit]

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

Android[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "OmniFocus Release Notes". Retrieved 2018-10-12.
  2. ^ "OmniFocus Release Notes". Retrieved 2018-10-12.
  3. ^ OmniFocus Overview, http://www.omnigroup.com/products/omnifocus/
  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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