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OmniFocus 2.1 running on OS X Yosemite
Developer(s) The Omni Group
Stable release
2.8.1 for Mac as of January 05, 2017 2.17.4 for iOS as of December 13, 2016
Development status Active
Operating system macOS, iOS (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad)
Available in English, Japanese, French, German, Spanish, 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.[1] The program uses concepts and techniques described in the book Getting Things Done (commonly abbreviated as GTD) by David Allen.


OmniFocus has its roots in the Kinkless kGTD add/scripts for the Omnigroups OmniOutliner product.[2] 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.[3]

iOS version[edit]

OmniFocus is available on several Apple products, including the iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad. Ken Case, chairman and CEO of OmniGroup has been quoted as saying that the "iPhone version of OmniFocus was not to be merely a companion to the desktop version".[4]

Android compatibility[edit]

Although Android is not supported by the Omni Group, a third-party clone called Quantus Tasks exists. This application uses the Omni Sync Server to access and sync your data in background and provides basic functionality for a fee.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ OmniFocus Overview,
  2. ^ Forrest, Brady (2006-10-21). "The Story of KGTD and OmniFocus". OReilly Publishing. Retrieved 2009-01-13. 
  3. ^ Roger, Cyril (2007-05-08). "The Story of KGTD and OmniFocus". onsoftware. Retrieved 2009-01-13. 
  4. ^ Ecker, Clint (2008-06-15). "Ars at WWDC: Preview of OmniFocus for the iPhone". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2009-01-13. 
  5. ^ "Using Quantus Tasks with OmniFocus". Retrieved 2014-07-14. 

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