OmniFocus 2 for iPhone
By The Omni Group
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### If you've been using OmniFocus 2 for iPhone and would like to also start using OmniFocus on your Apple Watch or iPad, you can use Complete My Bundle with the OmniFocus Universal Bundle to get full credit for your existing investment in OmniFocus. ###
OmniFocus for iPhone brings task management to your fingertips. Keep track of tasks by project, place, person, or date. With OmniFocus for iPhone, you’ll always have your important information at hand, whether it’s a shopping list, agenda items to discuss at work, things to do at home—whatever you need.
We’ve refreshed the entire user interface for iOS 7 and 8 (as of v2.4, iOS 8 is required). We’ve also gone deeper and reorganized some of the navigation to make it easier and more natural for you to quickly get ideas from your head to this app, and update them as you make progress towards your goals.
Use OmniFocus for iPhone on its own, or sync through the cloud with your other devices running OmniFocus (also available for iPad and Mac). Syncs can even happen when you’re not actively using OmniFocus, so that your information is ready when you are.
• Organize tasks by goals using projects, then work towards those goals more efficiently by grouping tasks using contexts.
• Synchronize your tasks with other copies of OmniFocus using Omni’s free Sync Server or other WebDAV servers, and receive updates even when you’re not looking at OmniFocus.
• Create new tasks quickly anywhere in the app, or by sending tasks from other apps such as Safari, Twittelator, or Riposte.
• Plan your day’s errands by listing nearby contexts or viewing them on a map.
• Receive notifications when a task becomes due, or when you happen to be near a context with available tasks.
• Tell Siri what’s on your mind, and it can go straight to your OmniFocus inbox.
• Break large tasks up into more manageable steps you can complete and track individually.
• Attach pictures and audio to your task notes, and synchronize them with other copies of OmniFocus.
• Get a Forecast of the week ahead right from the OmniFocus Home screen, tap in to see how due dates fit in with your Calendar schedule.
• Search the current list or your whole OmniFocus database.
For more information, please check out our website, or try OmniFocus on an iPhone at an Apple Store near you!
If you have any feedback or questions, we’d love to hear from you! The Omni Group offers free support: you can reach us by email at email@example.com, by phone at 1-800-315-6664 or +1-206-523-4152, or on twitter at @omnifocus.
What's New in Version 2.5.1
### iPhone customers please note: If you've been using OmniFocus 2 for iPhone and would like to also start using OmniFocus on your Apple Watch or iPad, you can use Complete My Bundle with the OmniFocus Universal Bundle to get full credit for your existing investment in OmniFocus. ###
OmniFocus 2.5.1 fixes several problems present in version 2.5.
• Share Extension — Project and Context lists now appear in the same order as within OmniFocus itself.
• Crash on Launch — Fixed a crash related to launching the app while background syncing was finishing.
• Crash on Rotation — Fixed a crash when rotating on iPhone.
• Crash — Fixed a crash creating an action immediately after launching.
• Crash — Fixed a sporadic crash related to the project and context pickers having stale contents after sync.
• Crash on Launch — Fixed a crash related to integrating updates from extensions.
• URL Handling — You can once again open omnifocus:///search in all views.
• Search — Fixed Searching “Here” in “No Context”.
• Navigation — The back button now behaves as expected when the app is launched from the Today Extension and was previously showing the Home Screen.
• All Available Actions — Kept this item from disappearing in Contexts lists.
• Localizations — Fixed errors in localization in French and Japanese.
Good, but too costly
I would recommend Omnifocus to anyone in need of a robust task manager who is also willing to burn an inordinate amount of money to get into their ecosystem. It will run you $80-$160, depending on whether or not you opt to unlock additional features via an in-app purchase (it's another $5 if you want custom quick entry on Mac).
But after spending all that $$$, you're not in for good, because Omnigroup will do a new paid upgrade release in about a year. Trust me, I've been doing this since Omnifocus 1 for Mac, iPad & iPhone. Having to spend this much cash so often really makes Omnifocus into an expensive annual subscription service, and not software you buy and get to keep using.
I'm continuing to purchase the product, even with the frequent and costly upgrades because I'm already so invested in the ecosystem both monetarily and in time. However, if you're on the outside and still trying to decide which productivity apps to go with, I recommend that you steer clear of Omnifocus. It will end up costing you a lot initially and in the long-run. OmniGroup is not one of those developers that really cares about providing value for your dollar.
On the other hand, if you've got and will continue to have a lot of expendable income for a productivity app, this may be the app for you. Omnifocus has a good deal of features to organize your tasks by context, project, etc.
Great system, but it's too expensive.
The Omni Group creates beautiful, useful productivity software for the Apple ecosystem. I'm really a fan of the aesthetic and ease of use. That being said, the price you pay is far too high in comparison to the competition.
Because of its price, I considered OmniFocus 2 for iPhone to be an investment. I transitioned my workflow from 2Do (far less of an investment) under the assumption that an application made by such a reputable company would grow with availability of new software and hardware. Instead, the Omni Group elected to adopt a different business model and provide these new features to the universal version of OmniFocus. If I want an OmniFocus extension app for my AppleWatch, I now have to purchase a new $40 app.
I do not have the ability to continue to purchase software of this price. Instead, I'm looking into much cheaper alternatives such as 2Do, ToDo, or Things.
As others are posting this is one of the apps I regret buying. I have purchased the new versions on several devices for multiple years including this year for the iPhone. Only to find out I have to pay $30 more to use it on my iwatch. This after already purchasing the iPhone, iPad and Mac versions. Oh and get this, they made the iPad and iPhone versions universal after taking my money.
This couldn't be a worse investment. It's sad because the app itself is solid. Don't get caught into the same issue all of us are stuck in. Wish I could get my money back as they continue to charge for upgrades. They would be better off explaining this or offering an update discount like any reputable company that has this same model. No one minds paying as long as the investment they have made counts in some way. We chose to support this company and the least they can do is fair business.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Apr 27, 2015
- Version: 2.5.1
- Size: 19.1 MB
- Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Seller: The Omni Group
- © 2008-2015 The Omni Group
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.