What happened to the OmniFocus 1 downloads?
You can still download OmniFocus 1 from our archives.
Can I sync OmniFocus 2 for Mac with OmniFocus 1?
The 2.0 version of OmniFocus for Mac is sync-compatible with all three editions of OmniFocus 1 (Mac, iPhone, iPad) as well as OmniFocus 2 for iPhone.
How do I migrate my existing data into OmniFocus 2?
The app pretty much walks you through it! When you add the new version of OmniFocus to your Applications folder, if the old version is still installed you will be prompted to either Keep Both or Replace OmniFocus 1. Selecting Replace only replaces the app — your data is stored separately on your computer and will not be overwritten. The first time you launch OmniFocus 2, it will prompt you to either Keep Data in the Cloud or Keep Data Here Only.
Were you syncing OmniFocus previously? Selecting Keep Data in the Cloud will automatically configure sync, and also download your database from the server if you’ve previously been syncing OmniFocus 1 or any of the iOS versions.
Never set up sync before? If all your previous OmniFocus work was done offline, choose Keep Data Here Only to either import the local OmniFocus 1 data or create a brand new database (you can always set up sync later).
If you had previously been storing data in an Archive, the first time you Move Old Data to Archive, once you select a date range and confirm, OmniFocus 2 will offer to migrate your existing archive from OF 1.
What’s the difference between the Omni Store version of OmniFocus and the Mac App Store version?
Whether you purchase direct from us or through the Mac App Store, you get an identical product with all the same functionality. As a result of sandboxing, OmniFocus will store files in a slightly different location depending on if you purchase direct or through the App Store — regardless, the overall operation of the application remains the same. There are different benefits to each store: through our website we offer upgrade pricing, access to test versions and volume/educational discounts, whereas the Mac App Store lets you install and license the app all in a single click. You’re welcome to purchase from whichever store better suits your preference! This blog post describes the two options in greater detail.
So wait, there’s a Pro version now? What are the Pro-specific features of OmniFocus 2?
OmniFocus 1 was a huge success, and we think it provided great value for those who needed its power. That said, one of our goals for OmniFocus 2 was to help people who weren’t sure that they did need all that power, or worried it might get in the way. So we’ve chosen a streamlined set of features for the Standard edition of OmniFocus 2, while making some of the more complex features part of OmniFocus Pro. Those who are already making full use of the OmniFocus 1 feature set might want to go straight for Pro, but you can always start with Standard and then upgrade to Pro later.
Here’s an overview of the extra features you get with a Pro license:
- Custom Perspectives: Create and save filtered and sorted views that are geared towards an area of responsibility, a regular activity, or a state of mind. Assign custom icons and hotkeys to make pulling them up a snap.
- Focus: Hide everything but the projects you choose, throughout all views. For example, don’t get distracted by your home projects when you’re at work, and vice versa.
- AppleScript: Use scripts to automate mundane actions, bring in data from other sources, and generally make OmniFocus infinitely powerful!
Is there a discount if I buy OmniFocus on multiple platforms?
OmniFocus for Mac, iPad, and iPhone are separate products, with lots of independent work going into each one. We’re generally quite happy to offer bundle pricing for products purchased through our own online store, but there’s no way to do that when selling through the App Store. We’ve tried to make sure that each app is priced reasonably as an independent product, and we hope you’ll agree that they become even more valuable when you use them together.
I just did an OS update, and now my Mail plugins are disabled. Can you issue an update?
Sorry about this confusing error message! You can solve the problem using the instructions in this article
Do I have to pay for OmniFocus 1.10 for Mac if I already own version 1.0?
Version 1.10, like all minor updates from the Omni Group, is free.
Can OmniFocus use iCloud to sync?
No. OmniFocus’ syncing feature has more complex needs than the apps iCloud was designed to support. Right now, the two aren’t a good match for each other.
One possibility would be re-designing OmniFocus to fit iCloud, but it would be a significant engineering effort–we’d need to build a new database format with iCloud-style sync in mind. We may do that in the future, but this would also mean putting all the other features that customers are asking for on hold until we were finished. For the time being, we’re hesitant to do that.
You are welcome to set up a free account on our own Sync Server. (We may add additional for-pay services to the server in the future, but if all you need is sync access, we won’t charge for that.)
Why is OmniFocus repeatedly asking for my Sync Server / WebDAV login info?
In OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, there is a problem with login info that is saved to the keychain. If OmniFocus is launched as a result of a services request (basically any way other than clicking the app icon), it will not be granted access to its own saved login information. We have been in contact with Apple regarding the issue, and are currently awaiting a fix.
To avoid this problem for now, you’ll want to make sure that OmniFocus is already running when you try to use Clipping or a bookmarklet. If you do run into repeated prompts and have verified that you’re entering the correct information, quitting and restarting OmniFocus should solve the problem. In some cases, it may be necessary to also delete the keychain entry that OmniFocus saves using the Keychain Access application (found in your /Applications/Utilities/ folder), and then create a new one by entering your credentials the next time OmniFocus syncs and making sure the “Remember in Keychain” option is checked.
Whether or not you are running Mountain Lion, check that you are entering the correct account name and password, with the correct case. Passwords are always case-sensitive, and some servers (including the Omni Sync Server) treat account names as case-sensitive as well.
If you have any trouble with these steps, please don’t hesitate to email or call (+1 800-315-6664) our Support Humans. We should be able to help you get back up and running quickly.
Why are the controls in the Sync preferences pane disabled/greyed out?
Make sure that you have at least one window open showing your OmniFocus database. If there are no open windows, the database is not open, and the preferences for syncing the database will be disabled.
If you have multiple OmniFocus databases open (such as your normal database and your archive file or a backup), make sure that the main database window has focus. If a window for a different database has focus, the preferences for syncing will be disabled.
Make sure that OmniFocus is not in the middle of a sync. While syncing, the preferences for syncing are disabled.
Make sure that the username for Omni Sync Server or your WebDAV server is spelled correctly and has the correct case. Some services may allow you to log in with mismatched case in the username, yet disallow further activity. For example, if your user name is JohnSmith, make sure you enter that, not “johnsmith”.
Can I reset the password for my Omni Sync Server account?
Sure can! Just check out this support article
for more information.