The Omni Show
By The Omni Group
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Get to know the people and stories behind Omni’s award-winning productivity apps for Mac and iOS.
||CleanThe Tikinauts: Two Cherries In||Like any other workplace, Omni has a few subcultures — knitters, rock climbers, dog fanciers — but none of them involve quite as much rum, kitsch, and straight-up chillin’ as Tiki.||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTami Snyder, Operations Assistant||Tami Snyder — Voice of Omni, helper of people in and out of the company, coffee expert — joins the show to talk about working as an Operations Assistant and the big, varied list of things this actually means.||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTerry Stearns, Executive Chef||Terry Stearns — Vermontian, chef, musician — joins the show in the middle of the last afternoon of his last day, after 19 years of making us wonderful lunches and dinners.||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAaron Cherof, Support Human||Aaron Cherof — native Floridian, indoor cat, piano man — is one of the folks who answers your questions when you write — or call — in. We talk about how support works and about the support team’s important role in product decisions.||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWWDC Announcements: Live at NextDoor||This week, a full panel of guests joins us live at the NextDoor developer conference. We discuss the upcoming iOS and macOS features announced during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, and what it means for the future of apps.||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOmniFocus 3 for iOS Launch Day||Ken Case, CEO of The Omni Group; Dave Messent, OmniFocus product manager; and Tim Ekl, OmniFocus engineer, join the show for a special episode to talk about HEY IT’S LAUNCH DAY WOO-HOO!||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOmniFocus Pro 3 and Custom Perspectives||Ken Case, CEO of The Omni Group, and Dave Messent, OmniFocus product manager, join the show for a special episode to talk about the enhancements to custom perspectives, a feature in OmniFocus Pro 3.||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShannon Hughes, OmniGraffle Engineer||Shannon Hughes — French toast enjoyer, math understander, frequent robot — joins the show to talk about working on OmniGraffle. Which, apparently, involves a whole bunch of different types of rectangles.||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOmniFocus 3 Potpourri with Dave Messent, Tim Ekl, and Jim Correia||Dave Messent, OmniFocus product manager; Tim Ekl, OmniFocus engineer; and Jim Correia, OmniFocus engineer join the show for a special episode to talk about OmniFocus 3 for iOS and several new features: flexible inspectors, enhanced repeating tasks, batch editing, and the interleaved Forecast view.||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAaron Bendickson, System Administrator||Aaron Bendickson — system administrator, saint — talks about how he runs things at Omni and, especially, about how he fixes things.||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOmniFocus 3 and Tags, with Dave Messent and Tim Ekl||Dave Messent, OmniFocus product manager, and Tim Ekl, OmniFocus engineer, join the show for a special episode to talk about OmniFocus 3 (for Mac and iOS) and *tags*.||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDave Lonning, Documentation Wrangler||Dave Lonning — world-traveler, world-_builder_ — joins the show to talk about writing documentation for Omni apps — and about how the tools and formats have changed over the years.||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAinsley Bourque Olson, OmniPlan PM||Ainsley Bourque Olson — knitter, cat person, [OmniPlan](https://www.omnigroup.com/omniplan) planner — joins the show to talk about being the _product_ manager of a _project_ management app.||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOrion Protonentis, Software Test Pilot||Orion Protonentis — swashbuckler, bug-hunter, pastry-enjoyer — joins the show to talk about testing Omni apps. And about his life on the stage with swords.||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKen Case on Omni’s 2018 Roadmap||Ken Case, CEO and one of the founders of The Omni Group, talks about what we accomplished in 2017 and what we plan to do in 2018. It’s a big year, especially for OmniFocus 3 for Mac and iOS.||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLiz Marley, OmniGraffle Engineer||Liz Marley, unlike your host, is not afraid of math — and she brings that fearlessness to work every day on OmniGraffle, which is chock-full of math-y goodness.||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMark Boszko, Video Producer||Mark got hooked on video and special effects at the age of five when he saw a TV show about the effects behind The Empire Strikes Back.||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAndrea McVittie, User Experience Designer||Andrea studied fine art at Michigan State and human-computer interaction at the University of Michigan. One day, while working at the school library, it was discovered that she could make websites — which launched her career as a UX designer, and since 2012 she’s been designing apps at Omni.||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrian Covey, Support Manager||Brian Covey studied computer science at The Evergreen State College — which your host also attended, but back before computers were a thing. After some normal young-person-bouncing-around a little, Brian came to shore at Omni in 2001, where he became the leader, dear and fearless, of Omni’s Support Humans.||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCurt Clifton, OmniFocus Engineer||Curt Clifton came to Omni while on sabbatical from his computer science professorship at Rose-Hulman — and never went back. He’s spent much of his six years at Omni on the OmniFocus team, where he clicks checkboxes for a living.||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKristina Sontag, Software Test Manager||For our first episode we interview Kristina Sontag, who runs Omni’s test department — a group tireless, fearless, and strikingly effective in its hunt for bugs.||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Thank you for the view into the clockwork
Appreciate all the hard work into this excellent software
A backstage pass.
Brent does a great job hosting this podcast from the Omni Group. I love the "music!" command at the end (of course), but aside from its clever per-show signatures, the podcast sheds light on the personalities behind the Omni Group.
I use all 4 major products that the Omni Group offers, and hearing different folks speak about the team or job that they are on at the company really brings into focus just what it takes to make several great producers for both iOS and Mac.
I always enjoy tuning in! If you're a fan of software teams and OmniFocus, OmniOutliner, OmniGraffle or OmniPlan, you're going to enjoy this show. Also, this gang has a really good send of humor.