The Omni Group outlines its plans for OmniFocus 3

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omni group 2018 roadmap update

The Omni Group, lauded purveyor of Mac and iOS productivity tools, recently rolled out their 2018 Roadmap, detailing plans and updates for several of their applications — particularly OmniFocus 3.

I’ve been an on-and-off user of OmniFocus for several years, usually dabbling and experimenting for a few weeks with different setups that I’ve seen online, and always going back to a simpler task application. I do like a lot of what OmniFocus does. For me, it’s heavy program that requires a lot of finesse and experience to get the most out of it.

But from their post, it sounds like it’s going to get a bit more approachable.

The next big update of OmniFocus promises to focus on…

  • swapping out contexts for tags (about time)
  • better manual sorting
  • more flexibility with scheduling and notifications
  • an updated design (yay!)
  • Javascript-based automation
  • task collaboration (also yay!)
  • introduction of a web-based app

No mention of when the new version will be available, other than sometime this year, but Omni Group is currently offering TestFlight signups on their website. I’m excited for the update and for what seems like steps toward simplifying their powerful task manager. I’m sure have my eye on it when it launches.

Check out the full details on the Omni Group’s blog.

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    1. Me, too. Although I can’t imagine a whole point upgrade will be free. They *were* pretty good in the past. If you remember the iOS apps, they released a universal OmniFocus app and still maintained the legacy iPhone-only app for a long time. And eventually when they did remove the iPhone-only app, users could unlock the full functionality of the universal app for a free upgrade… it detected the old version and made the $20 IAP free of charge.

      Still. I see a lot of developers charging for big upgrades in lieu of going all-in with monthly or yearly subscriptions. With luck, it’ll be a discount current-customer upgrade. Especially since they already have a Pro-tier option with their software. It can get pricy real fast.

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