OmniFocus
OmniFocus
3.4.2

4.5

OmniFocus free download for Mac

OmniFocus

3.4.2
24 July 2019

GTD task manager with iOS companion app.

Overview

OmniFocus is an organizer app. It uses projects to organize tasks naturally, and then add tags to organize across projects. Easily enter tasks when you’re on the go, and process them when you have time. Tap the Forecast view - which shows both tasks and calendar events - to get a handle on your day. Use the Review perspective to keep your projects and tasks on track.

Use OmniFocus to accomplish more every day. Create projects and tasks, organize them with tags, focus on what you can do right now - and get stuff done. Then let our free syncing system make sure you data is the same on every Mac. (And on OmniFocus for iOS, available separately.) Because your data is encrypted, it’s safe in the cloud.

OmniFocus comes in two feature levels: Standard, available for $49.99; and Pro, available for $99.99.

What's new in OmniFocus

Version 3.4.2:
  • Counts - Fixed a problem where counts of active items could include items that were completed via the completion of a parent.
  • Crash - Fixed a crash selecting a perspective in the Perspectives window.
  • Notifications - Fixed a problem where notifications for dropped items were still firing.
  • Summaries and Badges - Fixed a problem where summaries and badges could include items that had been dropped or completed.

Requirements for OmniFocus

  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.13.2 or later

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RobbNashville
05 January 2009

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I began testing both THINGS and OMNIFOCUS last summer and didn't make my final choice until after the near-final version of Things was released a few days ago to those using the beta version. Things is a beautiful program & it is very easy to use. However, my final decision is to go with OmniFocus because of it's superb power. IMO the purpose of a program like this is the ability to organize and view data easily in a number of ways to facilitate planning and actually accomplishing goals. While Things provides a great deal of what I need, the bottom line is that I found it's approach a little too scattered. It was often difficult for me to see all my actions & projects in one view for a given period of time. Because I am an organizer, I would file some tasks in "Someday", others in "Scheduled" and the rest in "Next". When I would try to see where I had an opening for another task or project, I often could not get a clear sense of my planning with Things. It's heavy use of tags is just not to my liking. I prefer the use of contexts, which are like categories. OmniFocus follows the use of contexts. (Things has something similar called "Areas"; but they are just not the same thing in practice.) Things does not allow the use of start dates as well as due dates. Even though it is true that projects should be constructed of single actions that can be accomplished at a given time, the ability of OmniFocus to assign start dates allows tasks to be unavailable until their start date. This approach gets them out of the way until I am ready to review them or focus on them. Also, Things just doesn't use dates well. OmniFocus not only allows easy entry of dates, it also presents the due date more clearly for each task and, because it has an inspector panel, it's easy to see more about repeating items, when items are due for review, etc.l. The final straw that broke the camel's back for me was the difference between the iPhone clients. If iCal had been able to handle to do items better (especially repeating tasks) and present them on the iPhone, I might never have started this journey. Both Things and OmniFocus have iPhone clients; but there's no real comparison. Things, like it's desktop counterpart, is very scattered on the iPhone, while OmniFocus is just as organized on the iPhone as it is on the desktop. Things only allows syncing while on the same wireless network. OmniFocus allows syncing via a number of methods; and since I am a MobileMe subscriber, I use that method, which allows me to sync from anywhere. I'm sure Things will meet the needs of many people; and for those who place a big emphasis on price, it will probably win. For me, time is money; and OmniFocus helps me get the most done.
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Version 1.5
chongo
18 August 2019
I have found OmniFocus to be amazingly useful. OmniFocus is expert friendly. OmniFocus gives you a number of ways to do something so YOU decide what subset of features you need to use. HINT: You don't have to use every OmniFocus feature. Pick a subset. Even the most basic can be very useful. If your set of task management grows, OmniFocus has the features that will allow handle the growth. This is why I use the term "Expert Friendly". Unlike apps such as Todoist, OmniFocus can start simple, and grow with you as your needs grow. If you are starting out managing tasks, don't overdo it. A hyper-organized list of tasks will NOT make it easier to get them done. Start simple. Finish simple tasks. When over time, your set of tasks grow, consider adding a OmniFocus feature or two. Last, put this app front and center on your Desktop, smart phone, and tablets. Schedule tasks for dates in the future. Check on your list on a daily basis to start. If your day is too busy, reschedule tasks to a later date (life happens, this is normal). When you DO finish a task, give yourself a sense of enjoyment marking that task as done. Even saying to yourself "yay" as you check it off helps. Enjoy!
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Version 3.4.2
Detlevski
06 April 2019
So the OmniGroup is preparing their users for a subscription based service?
I don't need the webbased app and certainly don't need the $10 a month subscription to access a web function I don't need. I have paid way way too much for the Pro version on iPad, iPhone and Mac. I guess if they force their users to a subscription it is goodbye for me. Over the years I have probably paid over 300 dollars to keep OF current on all my devices.

I think I am not alone in this trend. for years I have bought more and more software and since the last year I find myself deleting more and more apps I hardly use. The subscription model has taken it's toll on me. I am in the process of dumping most of my subscription model based software. Things here I come ...

In the end there is only one solution to the subscription based software. Don't subscribe!
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Version 3.3
3 answer(s)
zlazkow
zlazkow
08 May 2019
YES, you're not alone.
90% of us will never ever become zombies of paying for a "service". Other developers who're planning to take an easy way to Richies, take a note.
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gryphonent
gryphonent
28 May 2019
With you all the way. Might switch to ToDoIst
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zlazkow
zlazkow
29 May 2019
yes, screw them.
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Svenster
05 April 2019
After spending years attempting to acquire specific Omni products, I recently managed to install the pro versions of two iOS and OS X Omni Apps just a month ago. Today Omni announced that if I want access to any new functions I will have to subscribe to the tune of $200 AUD a year for just one App! Such a disappointment! That’s the end of the Omni Ride for me… Just recently I rediscovered TickTick. So once again I’m going to have to spend months transferring all that data in to an other Application! So much for technology saving you time! Not Happy Jan!!!
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Version 3.3
Scott-C-H-
13 April 2018
I used OmniFocus quite extensively for a few years. I was a fan in the beginning, but the more I used it, the more I felt like it was the kind of app that created a bunch of maintenance busywork. The UI feels busy. It takes a bunch of tutorials to figure out how to use it effectively. It's fiddly with a bunch of menu items and checkboxes to configure each entry. It's a tail-wagging app that requires a lot of your attention. I got tired of using it at some point. In my case, I found Todoist to be more flexible, cleaner UI, and minimalistic, all of which I strongly prefer, and it's what I happily use now. Besides, I found that the best way to manage tasks is not to over-track tasks and have less sh!t to do. I found that OmniFocus tended to make me overthink task management with all kinds of bells and whistles, and it made me want to add more and more.
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Version 2.12.2
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cig0
cig0
05 January 2019
My very same feelings. It was hard to accept that I'd literally lost much of my initial investment when I decided to look for an alternative instead upgrading to version 3 because of the exact points you make.
I eventually settled with Things 3 which, while not the ultimate task management solution (i.e. I'd like to see a more robust calendar management), it's dead-simple yet quite powerful to help manage your stuff while admirably staying out of the way.
A total personal choice, for sure =)
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dwp-1
06 March 2018
If you are supposed to use due dates only for items that need to be done by the due date and set up your tasks using the deferred date, why don't they show up in the forecast view when the defer date arrives? This baffles the hell out of me. I don't get how this can be used as anything other than a project manager at best.
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Version 2.12
Kerry-Dawson
09 January 2018
I was going to give this a 3 since it its not cross platform (Android) AND myopia dominates what is supposed to be an advanced tech company. They are not advanced in their thinking at all. Unfortunately. I like the program and am giving the system a 4 only because a third party has done a Omnifoucs app for Android. However, that it takes a third party and the idiots at Omni run it down, There are some great cross platform task managers that are more powerful than Omni suvch as 2do but Im going to give them a 4 as it's a system that allows you to get you tasks in fast but in some ways too fast as some people go way overboard on the . task entry portion and don't work on getting anything done.
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Version 2.11.2
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xcoxco
xcoxco
21 March 2018
I suggest not calling folks "idiots" in a public forum. Like you, the folks at Omni work hard and must deal with the real world. It may be that an Android version is simply not feasible in their circumstances.

Thank you.
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hugelshofer
19 October 2017
I just contacted OmniFocus Support via eMail because I need some answers concerning ongoing El Capitan Support. Normally I don't 'really read' those auto-responder eMails form any ticketing-System. But that one did catch my attention. The guys at OmniGroup definitely play in a Pro league. Ich ziehe meinen Hut. #respect __________________________ sidenote: OmniFocus 2.9.1 is rock solid on El Capitan — there be dragons at High Sierra
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Version 2.11.1
SunWolf
29 April 2017
I used Things for quite a while until I switched to OmniFocus. OF is so much more powerful, better interface and more user friendly. Since OF is even cheaper, I do see not see any reason why anyone should get Things. Highly recommended.
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Version 2.9
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Odysseus
Odysseus
02 May 2017
Things 3 is just around the corner …
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hugelshofer
hugelshofer
19 October 2017
well, this was definitely true until Things 3 changed everything.
I am a longtime GTD User of both systems (business & private life) and had purchased almost all versions (Mac, iPad, iPhone) for both Apps — since the days when OmniFocus 0.x started in Alpha state.

I used OF mainly on my iPad until they killed their best version ever. As for OF2 I do need OF2 on my Mac to do the heavy lifting. I need it, but I don't love that piece of Software. That said, I really love the iPhone version (albeit I don't use it a lot since I am mostly on fixed places where I cary my iPad with me.)

I just found out today that OmniGroup dropped Support for OS X El Capitan. As a SysAdmin I know why I only deploy the PRO version of any new macOS System at the point when it is stable (and annoying bugs have been fixed).
• OS X Lion was crap
• OS X Yosemite a joke
• macOS Sierra for Apple Fanboys
• macOS High Sierra not ready to deploy for productive Systems
—> El Capitan still the best for now and supported till summer 2018.

Whats my point? OF 2 feels very outdated compared to the new Things 3. thats OK for me. But dropping Support for the best macOS (Apple ever built) when Apple is still supporting it ...!?!

@OmniGroup: that is NOT OK.
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ANDRESson
07 October 2016
OmniFocus is a good tool for planning and managing daily tasks. Good-looking interface, easy to install. Bugs fixed and it works nice with Mac OS Sierra.
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Version 2.7.1
Radus
02 August 2016
was great when apple was the only System usable, but meanwhile there is Windows 10 and Linux .. and better PC Hardware with Ink and touch ... when you want to use different Systems there is Wunderlist the better one
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Version 2.6.1
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hugelshofer
hugelshofer
19 October 2017
this is comparing Apples with all kind of flying fruits ...
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