OmniFocus 3

OmniFocus 3

By The Omni Group

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2018-05-30
  • Current Version: 3.1.8
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 159.23 MB
  • Developer: The Omni Group
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.3 or later.
Score: 4
From 492 Ratings


Two-week free trial! OmniFocus Standard and Pro are in-app purchases, with discounts for people who bought earlier versions of OmniFocus for iOS. Download the app for details. 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. OmniFocus — now celebrating 10 years as the trusted, gold-standard to-do list app — brings unrivaled power and flexibility to your iPhone and iPad, making it easy to work the way you want to work. OmniFocus manages everything in your busy life. Use 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. Then let our free syncing system make sure your data is the same on every device. (And on OmniFocus for Mac, available separately.) Because your data is encrypted, it’s safe in the cloud. STANDARD FEATURES (VIA IN-APP PURCHASE) • NEW: Tags add a powerful additional organizing tool. Create tags for person, energy level, priority, location, and more. • NEW: Batch editing lets you set due dates, tags, and other data for multiple tasks all at once • NEW: Flexible inspectors allow you to show only the features you use, and reorder them so your favorites are where you want them • NEW: The Forecast view shows your tasks and calendar events in order, so you can better see what’s coming up in your day • NEW: Enhanced repeating tasks are easier than ever to set up — and they work with real-world examples such as the first weekday of the month • Inbox is where you quickly add tasks — save them when you think of them, organize them later • Syncing supports end-to-end encryption so that your data is safe wherever it’s stored, on our server or yours • Notes can be attached to your tasks, so you have the information you need • Attachments — graphics and audio — add rich information to your tasks • View options let you customize each perspective by deciding what it should show and how it should filter your tasks • The Review perspective takes you through your projects and tasks — so you stay organized • With Siri support you can add tasks just by talking • OmniFocus Mail Drop adds tasks via email and works with services like IFTTT and Zapier • The Today Widget and the Apple Watch app show you your most important items — you don’t even have to open OmniFocus on your phone to know what’s up • Support for TaskPaper Text and omnifocus:///add and /paste URLs lets you automate using Workflow Pro features make OmniFocus even more powerful: PRO FEATURES (VIA IN-APP PURCHASE) • Custom perspectives help you create new ways to see your data by filtering and grouping projects and tags. NEW: The filtering rules are simpler to use while being more powerful than ever, letting you combine rules with “all,” “any,” and “none.” You can also choose any image to use as your custom perspective’s icon, and a custom tint color to go with it. • NEW: Today’s Forecast can include items with a specific tag, and you can reorder those tasks however you choose, so you can plan your day better • The customizable sidebar and home screen lets you organize your perspectives the way you want to, for super-fast access • The Today Widget shows a perspective of your choice in Notification Center Download OmniFocus right now and start your free trial! The app includes a quick tutorial and a manual — and there’s plenty more on the website. SUPPORT If you have feedback or questions, our Support Humans would love to hear from you! Send email to, call us at at 1-800-315-6664 or +1-206-523-4152, or reach us on Twitter at @omnifocus.



  • Longtime omnifocus fan. V3 seems like a big step back -am I missing something?

    By dissappointedv3
    I was able to update to v3 finally. Took forever to figure out. Apparently you have of have v2 installed to upgrade. Now that I’ve paid the $20 it seems like this “upgrade” eliminated the features I was using. I just don’t understand- for years you all had a great product - I was a loyal customer. This app v3 is a mess. Incredibly confusing. I wanted to be able to move tasks into nested sub tabs and clear tasks once they’re checked inside project view. This seems like a straightforward and basic functionality. It was easy to do in v2. Perhaps possible in v3 but not easy to figure out. Will keep trying. So disappointed!
  • Love-hate relation

    By Quark Gluon Plasma
    Omnifocus and I have never really clicked, even though I am well-versed in GTD, and have spent more time with it than any other task manager. In principle, it does what I want. In practice, I find it very hard to use. The user interface is needlessly complex, and pulls attention away from your tasks. There are dark corners where the way it works can only be determined by experiment. iOS and Mac versions do not always work the same way. For example, the built-in Flagged views sort completely differently on the two platforms. There is an entire cottage industry devoted to telling people how to use it. It is slow, and many features are clunky. Drag and drop is very slow and awkward. I would make it a program of last resort for most people.
  • Watch app does not work

    By portalkeeper
    Comes with an Apple Watch app that seems to be built on old versions of the watch SDK. It doesn't reliably update with current data or sync changes back to the phone.
  • Prior app no longer usable

    By powermacguy
    With the upgrade to 3, the app I was once able to use now locks me out from using it anymore. This is a bad upgrade plan.
  • Great app, sluggish performance.

    By oscar2137
    Omnifocus is the biggest, most featured, most editable and flexible GTD app I’ve ever seen and it doesn’t require subscription (only very expensive single in app payment). But there are a lot of bugs (like with navigating, or 3D Touch on projects to review can crash all system), performance is sluggish (turns on ok, but adding task, editing projects, navigating through app and similar things works horrible and buggy) and I don’t recommend this app on everything else than newest iPhones with A11 and A12. I’ve paid 40$ and I regret it. Much more prefer TickTick (subscription) or Things (single iap, but doesn’t have nice features like contexts). Rating is low because of one of the most important rules in code - it has to work smoothly and not bugging.
  • A Thousand Miles Begins With One Step

    By Lee-Zammer
    I've used OmniFocus for both iOS version 2 and now 3. I first purchased the Mac OS X version over a decade ago. Many of the reviews here with the low ratings make the usual sad "I can't believe I have to pay to use software" complaints. Yet three versions in eleven years isn't exactly putting us all on the upgrade treadmill. And if you have been using OmniFocus to the best of its, and your, abilities then you have received more value than the cost to purchase. And hallelujah that it's still offered as a single-license, with upgrade discounts, rather than as a monthly fee. Regarding the software itself, the latest versions for iOS and macOS integrate better than ever. It's better tuned for the latest hardware improvement, specifically I'm thinking of its location-aware capabilities. And the interface is clean and modern in appearance. The roots of its functionality lay in David Allen's "Getting Things Done" framework. Anyone who is familiar with or is interested in utilizing a structure built to help you accomplish that which is most important should definitely try out this software. The key to using OmniFocus is to start simple. Start with one goal in mind and create a single project or maybe two that lead you toward that goal. Hold off from adding another goal until you're comfortable with using the software. And then review that goal's projects and their respective actions every Sunday. Any day for review will do, of course, but the smart money reviews and preps for the coming week on a Sunday afternoon. OmniFocus provides Review as a built-in procedure. This alone differentiates the app from its competitors. The use of the feature alone will propel your results beyond what you will experience from those other "to-do" applications. Good fortune!
  • I love OmniFocus

    By Bowsertune
    This helps me get things done. If you want the _power_ that you deserve, this is the one to get. Nothing will ever get lost in the shuffle! You will never miss a deadline with features like FORECAST. You can sort your items after you have assigned TAGS to them. The PROGRESSIVE DISCLOSURE principle of design that the app follows is great - you only see the options per task that will be relevant when setting one up. M Also, sub projects are nice. I do wish it had a checklist feature, similar to competitors (each sub task, if being used as a checklist item will overwhelm your forecast perspective if the parent task like "Pack bags" is due that day, as all of the children tasks will then become available that day as well). Thank you, Omni Group, for being amazing and caring about your users!
  • Love the desktop app but pay again for mobile?

    By bookofdom
    This is frustrating. I love the desktop app and use it regularly. I paid for it as well as other products from Omni. I’m disappointed that I have to pay again for the mobile version of the same product. It’s my fault for not researching. I would not have bought the desktop app if I knew. Loss of money. I’ll find a different product.
  • Keeps me on track

    By Mastermason1
    OmniFocus has been a godsend. I have always struggled with A.D.D. OmniFocus helps me stay on task and get things done. Like I tell my co-workers, if it’s not in OF, it will not get done. One recommendation though, purchase a video tutorial like the MacSparky series to really get the benefit out of it. Also learn OmniFocus site.
  • Please please fix the watch app sync issue

    By Oliver1222
    It just never updates.