OmniFocus
OmniFocus
3.12.2
3.8
0.0
OmniFocus free download for Mac

OmniFocus for Mac

06 November 2021

GTD task manager with iOS companion app.

What is OmniFocus for Mac

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.

What's new in OmniFocus

Version 3.12.2:

This version fixes a regression introduced in 3.12.1 with restoring the selection when changing perspectives. We also hope that it fixes a crash encountered in full screen mode on macOS 12 Monterey.

  • Restored Selection Moves to Parent — Fixed a regression where the selection in the sidebar and main outline would move from a child item to its parent when returning to a perspective or changing view options.
  • Monterey Crash in Full Screen Mode — Hopefully fixed a crash reported by some customers when using OmniFocus in full-screen mode on Monterey. This crash has been very difficult to reproduce reliably, so we were never able to determine exactly when or why it happens. But the crash reports did tell us where in the code the crash happened (when mousing over the edge of the sidebar), so we’ve updated that code and haven’t seen the crash since.
  • Resize Cursor on Monterey — Monterey 12.0.1 has a regression in its handling of cursor rects that would sometimes leave the sidebar resize cursor enabled after crossing the border between the sidebar and the main outline. We’ve added some code to work around this bug (though we’re hopeful this workaround will only be temporary).
  • Shortcuts and Promises — When a failing Promise is returned by an Omni Automation Script action, Shortcuts will now display an error describing the failure rather than “An unknown error occurred.”
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Bumbleb
Bumbleb
Nov 10 2019
3.4.4
5.0
Nov 10 2019
5.0
Version: 3.4.4
After having used Things 3 for a year, I've switched to OmniFocus. I've used previous versions of both apps for many years. Things 3 fails in key areas: 1. No way to easily see which tasks are due and overdue. Things 2 had a switch for that, but 3 doesn't. Major omission. 2. Cultured Code never listens to user feedback, let alone entice communication with their users. OmniGroup on the other hand offers EXCELLENT, attentive support AND listens to their users/customers. 3. Things has no way to save searches. This is particularly problematic since it doesn't has tabs either. Whenever you switch view from f.e. a tag-filtered Today view, to some project, and back again: your Today view is no longer filtered by that/those tag(s): it's back to its default view of everything. OmniFocus on the other hand, has Perspectives, which is like "saved searches on steroids". Immensely useful! One click, and you see your tasks from the exact perspective – filtered exactly like you've configured it. 4. Things 3's sections/headers were a nice, welcome addition to Things 2. But compared to OmniFocus' true, fantastic outlining capabilities: their usefulness is very very small. You can't collapse them, to create a less cluttered view. You can't search for them. They don't do anything else than visually divide your task list into sections. 5. OmniFocus has attachments. Even audio files. Things 3 has none of that. 6. Things 3 dumbed-down their "start-date" feature. And it's not as powerful for postponing projects, as OmniFocus' "defer-dates" feature is. 7. "next actions" in Things 3 is as bad an implementation as it was in Things 2. In OmniFocus, you have true dependencies. Projects can be set as "sequential" – and you'll only see the next action in your action lists. This is HUGE! If you have complete a given client project before you can invoice it, there's no reason that the "send invoice for the project" shows up in your list of admin-work to do. In Things it will. Things is "dumb" that way. Overall, in Things I end up with way too many tasks in the Today view, because everything I don't wanna forget ends up going there. But the result is a constant list of 50-100 tasks in "Today". OmniFocus lets me prioritize and FILTER much better – and more consistently. And OmniGroup is really, IMO, such a cool company worth supporting. For us long-time Mac users, they're one of those developers who has stuck with the Mac, listens to their customers, and develop unique applications that you just KNOW WORKS.
screen_name
screen_name
Aug 18 2019
3.4.2
5.0
Aug 18 2019
5.0
Version: 3.4.2
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!
anonymous-gerbil-5319
anonymous-gerbil-5319
Apr 6 2019
3.3
0.0
Apr 6 2019
0.0
Version: 3.3
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!
Svenster
Svenster
Apr 5 2019
3.3
0.0
Apr 5 2019
0.0
Version: 3.3
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!!!
Scott-C-H-
Scott-C-H-
Apr 13 2018
2.12.2
2.5
Apr 13 2018
2.5
Version: 2.12.2
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.
dwp-1
dwp-1
Mar 6 2018
2.12
0.0
Mar 6 2018
0.0
Version: 2.12
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.
Kerry-Dawson
Kerry-Dawson
Jan 9 2018
2.11.2
4.0
Jan 9 2018
4.0
Version: 2.11.2
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.
hugelshofer
hugelshofer
Oct 19 2017
2.11.1
4.5
Oct 19 2017
4.5
Version: 2.11.1
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
SunWolf
SunWolf
Apr 29 2017
2.9
5.0
Apr 29 2017
5.0
Version: 2.9
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.
ANDRESson
ANDRESson
Oct 7 2016
2.7.1
4.0
Oct 7 2016
4.0
Version: 2.7.1
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.
Radus
Radus
Aug 2 2016
2.6.1
3.0
Aug 2 2016
3.0
Version: 2.6.1
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
anonymous-elephant-2404
anonymous-elephant-2404
Jan 28 2016
2.4.1
5.0
Jan 28 2016
5.0
Version: 2.4.1
Simply the best GTD app out there for Mac. I've tried so many (Things, Todoist, The Hit List, etc.) and always come back to OmniFocus.
Guest
Guest
Oct 23 2015
2.2.5
0.0
Oct 23 2015
0.0
Version: 2.2.5
I was an OF user from 1.x through 2.x, including their iPhone and iPad apps. Frustrated with the change in the Mac UI in 2.x, the continued lack of support for tags, and the inability to share lists with others, I went first to Asana, then Todoist, and now Wunderlist. Things I discounted early on as not sufficient for my needs. Wunderlist has limitations in terms of specificity with due dates and viewing subtasks, but its UI is clean, offers tag support, and lists can be shared instantly. So far it's my favorite of the bunch, though I understand todo lists are a personal thing. That said, if OF could update to bring the folder panel back at all times (for dragging and dropping tasks quickly from the Inbox), support for tags, and allow list sharing, I would quiet easily return to it.
JohnF1664
JohnF1664
Jul 31 2015
2.2.3
5.0
Jul 31 2015
5.0
Version: 2.2.3
Best GTD software ever. I love the hierarchical lists
cjred
cjred
Mar 28 2015
2.1.1
4.5
Mar 28 2015
4.5
Version: 2.1.1
Nothing to say..It's a full GTD app! having tried Things, Todoist and Wunderlist, I settled with OmniFocus because of the customizable workflow, start dates etc. I just hope syncing will be the same as Things, Todoist and Wunderlist which is very very solid!
Protenge
Protenge
Mar 22 2015
2.1.1
1.5
Mar 22 2015
1.5
Version: 2.1.1
About the attachment, it doesn't work between my Desktop and iPhone or iPad. Why?? There is few videos to teach us how it works.
Macbookpro
Macbookpro
Feb 20 2015
2.0.4
0.0
Feb 20 2015
0.0
Version: 2.0.4
OmniFocus 2.1 is out. Go to Check for Updates in app. Developer states: OmniFocus 2.1 is the first of several planned OmniFocus releases in 2015. It features a new look and new features for OS X Yosemite, as well as a few bug fixes. The file format and syncing remain compatible with all previous versions of OmniFocus, on Mac and iOS. OmniFocus 2.1 requires Mac OS X 10.10 or higher.
dwp-1
dwp-1
Jan 14 2015
2.0.4
0.0
Jan 14 2015
0.0
Version: 2.0.4
I've purchased every major to do list out there from the simple to the advance. Including The Hit List, Things, Clear, To Do Cloud, Wunderlist and OmniFocus. Finally I have come to the realization that the best application for GTD or a To Do list is subjective. What application works wonders for one, is despised by another. I have physically spent hours upon hours transferring data from one application to another because I like some new feature or the looks of the application. Only to find out that it is missing a feature I needed and end up back with the original application. ### Somehow I always end up back at OmniFocus but that would change if the location services on some iOS app's worked better or didn't drain your battery. ### > Anyone looking for a beta tester for their next big release let me know, I am still looking for the perfect application and I use it hard and daily.
Essadee
Essadee
Jul 29 2014
2.0.2
5.0
Jul 29 2014
5.0
Version: 2.0.2
Best-in-class software for GTD.
A-Wedlake
A-Wedlake
Jun 19 2014
2.0.1
2.5
Jun 19 2014
2.5
Version: 2.0.1
A solid application, if it was released two years ago. There are now a LOT of alternatives out there, and a lot of them have more compelling feature set. Just take a look at Todist, OrganizePro, Pagico, Wunderlist, etc My biggest gripe is probably it's cross-platform support. This is an application build solidly and primarily for the desktop in mind. It's comfortably self-contained (and maybe that's an asset for some). Yes it "does" sync, and it does have mobile apps too (I've used both). But sync in OmniFocus 2 world still relies on clicking buttons, or watching the sync buttons spin. Occasionally (because it's happened to me), OF/OF2 will get confused if you migrate from your desktop to your mobile device before it's finished syncing. You'll then have to make a "version" choice (override server or device). This is OLD school sync issues, and not modern Cloud based thinking. Yes, it's a pretty desktop application to work in, and it gets the job done. It documents projects in a nested format reasonably well. But task/project tracking requirements and needs have moved on. Improvement requests: Improved visual timeline options for projects. Collaboration tools (hey maybe in the "pro" version one day?), improved output (like printing, or emailing projects to people), updated modern cloud sync with no conflict sync errors between devices. More visual options to tighten up the UI. Wow is there a lot of wasted open space).
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