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Sometimes updates to Mail disable the Clip-o-Tron 3000 clipping plug-in OmniFocus uses, even if there isn't a compatibility issue. If you've just run an OS X software update ...
Our products are usually licensed for a given number of computers or people, deciding in favor of the smaller of the two numbers if they aren't the same. For ...
We don't have any plans to tackle Windows, Android, or any other additional platforms in the foreseeable future. The downside of tackling a new platform is that - at the ...
Hey, every time I draw a line to another shape everything moves around and undoes my work! What gives? It sounds like your document has auto layout turned on. Auto ...
If you own a previous version of OmniFocus for Mac, it's possible to get a discount when upgrading to version 2. The upgrade process is different depending on where ...
If you own a previous version of OmniGraffle for Mac, it's possible to get a discount when upgrading to version 7. The upgrade process is different depending on where ...
If you own a previous version of OmniOutliner, it's possible to get a discount when upgrading to version 4; you may in fact qualify for a free upgrade. The ...
If you own a previous version of OmniPlan for Mac, it's possible to get a discount when upgrading to version 3. The upgrade process is different depending on where ...
OmniFocus 2 for iOS offers an expanded Pro feature set, available as an In-App Purchase. These additional features are listed in the What's in Pro section of the main ...
OmniGraffle 2 for iOS offers an expanded Pro feature set, available as an In-App Purchase. These additional features are listed in the What's in Pro section of the main ...
OmniPlan 3 for iOS offers an expanded Pro feature set, available as an In-App Purchase. The Pro feature set provides even more helpful features—Microsoft Project Import & Export, Collaborative ...
Unfortunately this kind of filtering isn't possible in OmniOutliner right now. We do think adding filtering capabilities like this would be a great addition for a future version.
You sure can! We created a Twitter account for Sync Server news and updates. Follow or bookmark @OmniSyncServer for the fastest updates.
We sell the Mac versions of our applications through our own Omni Store at store.omnigroup.com, and Apple's Mac App Store. Please note that we cannot migrate customers ...
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 ...
Here is a list of changes to AppleScript in OmniOutliner 4. If you're looking for help with scripting, our forums are a great place to connect with other users ...
OmniFocus 2 will automatically use your operating system's primary language. On Mac, this relies upon the settings selected in System Preferences ▸ Language & Region. On iOS, this is controlled ...
The Inbox is a built-in perspective designed to catch new tasks that you've entered into OmniFocus, prior to processing them into projects, actions, and groups. Once an item becomes ...
The OmniFocus Clip-o-Tron is a handy tool for extending OmniFocus's interaction with Mail for Mac OS X. It lets use your Clippings shortcut to copy Mail messages to Quick ...
OmniFocus 2 for iOS offers a Reminders Capture feature on Siri-compatible devices, which will import information from Apple's Reminders app. This includes items dictated using Siri into the Reminders ...
On April 2, 2015 we released the last of our universal updates to our iOS software lineup: OmniFocus 2.1 for iOS is a free update for OmniFocus for iPad ...
Please note: due to the wide array of possible setup configurations and outside factors involved with custom hosting setups, troubleshooting, setting up, or administering WebDAV servers is beyond the scope ...
If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your password, data theft, or possible security issues with any of our applications or website, please email us at security@omnigroup ...
OmniFocus 2 for Mac no longer includes preferences for configuring a mail rule, but this document can help you replicate the functionality of the rule that was included in OmniFocus ...
Action Groups are a useful way to organize complicated projects. Giving an action a child action turns it into an Action Group. This is a great way to break complicated ...
You can customize the OmniPlan HTML reports by going to OmniPlan ▸ Preferences, then select the HTML tab. To create a new template, select any of the built-in templates, then click ...
The App Store policy and the longstanding Omni Group policy agree: minor updates should be free. Of course, if there is a major overhaul of the application with lots of ...
Not necessarily! While each version of OmniFocus offers a unique experience optimized for the device on which it runs, each version is a fully-featured standalone application. OmniFocus can work perfectly ...
Our licenses do not expire, nor do we charge an annual subscription fee. Small point updates within a specific version of an application are free of charge for current license ...
We sell our Mac applications both through our direct Omni Store, as well as Apple's Mac App Store. On iOS, all iPhone and iPad apps are sold via the ...
OmniOutliner does not support cloning currently. Please see this forum post for more information.
Yes! The Omni Group offers a quantity discount on any combination of our desktop licenses purchased through our online store. For each license purchased beyond the first within the same ...
Yes! We offer discounts on our Mac apps to the staff, faculty, and students of accredited educational organizations. Visit our Educational Store to make a purchase or for current pricing ...
Yes, please send an email to sales@omnigroup.com, and the appropriate folks here will get in touch with you.
Looking for download links for previous versions of our Mac applications, like OmniFocus 1, OmniOutliner 3, or OmniGraffle 5? From the Omni Group Downloads page, you can access download links ...
OmniFocus 2 will optionally send you alerts through Notification Center on both Mac OS X and iOS. Through Notification Center, you'll be reminded at the due time you've ...
I tried to attach an OmniPlan file to an email, but it won’t let me! It only allows me to attach a file inside the OmniPlan file named “contents ...
OmniFocus can set up a calendar of Due Soon notifications and subscribe the Calendar app to it. In most cases, the server protects your calendar with your account password (Omni ...
AppleScript is a powerful way to automate workflows on Mac OS X. With the OmniOutliner 4 Pro feature set, one can even use AppleScript as a way of exporting to ...
Finding your Database Size Starting with OmniFocus 2.7 for Mac, you can view the size of your database within the OmniFocus Preferences. Navigate to Menu Bar ▸ OmniFocus ▸ Preferences, then ...
In addition to a version number (like 2.0), each build of our apps has a revision number which identifies the exact version of the code it's built from ...
OmniGraffle currently uses OS X's 10.0 compatibility mode for date formatting. While you are editing a shape object’s text, select Edit ▸ Insert Variable ▸ Current Date to add ...
OmniFocus 2.6 for Mac and OmniFocus 2.15 for iOS introduced a new sync format, which offers stronger security and faster sync, and paves the way for future features ...
How can I tell when OmniFocus has been syncing? As of OmniFocus 2.3 for Mac and OmniFocus 2.6 for iOS, the Sync Settings have been redesigned to provide ...
Thanks for helping us improve our software by reporting bugs! We strive to continue making our applications better, and part of that process involves identifying and reproducing bugs. Creating software ...
Update: We released OmniFocus 2.13.1 on April 1st, 2016, which contains a fix for this issue. After the release of OmniFocus 2.13, some customers let us know ...
For most of our applications, detailed information is available on the support pages specific to each product. You can use the navigation bar at the top of this page to ...
When an app on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad is behaving an an unexpected way, our Support Humans may ask you to send along a Console Log. The log ...
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 ...
Just plug the same license information into the app on your new computer and you should be good to go! If you don't have a copy of your original ...
Instead of a persistent home button like the old app, we've actually rolled out a new feature — tap and hold the back button in the top left corner and ...
If you purchased the application using our online store just visit the Lost Licenses page and enter the information that page asks for. If we can locate it in our ...
OmniFocus 2 has a single download file that accepts both Pro and Standard license keys. Pro features are unlocked when the appropriate license key is entered, but the application will ...
Starting with OmniGraffle 6, we've introduced a single download file that accepts both Pro and Standard license keys. Pro features are unlocked when the appropriate license key is entered ...
Starting with OmniOutliner 4, we've introduced a single download file that accepts both Pro and Standard license keys. Pro features are unlocked when the appropriate license key is entered ...
OmniPlan 3 has a single download file that accepts both Pro and Standard license keys. Pro features are unlocked when the appropriate license key is entered, but the application will ...
OmniFocus isn’t meant to be a calendar replacement, but rather a calendar complement. The calendar does well when it comes to keeping tabs on events that happen at a ...
We value your privacy. Communication to and from the server is encrypted using a secure HTTPS connection, just like the traffic between your computer and your online banking website. We ...
While we don't have a hard limit, we ask that you keep your average data usage under 1 GB. This will help ensure that all our customers are able ...
We make Omni Sync Server accounts available to our customers at no charge. One of the things we've learned since starting this project is that we don't need ...
What do you do when planning a task that has an elapsed lead or lag time, like planning for drying paint or concrete? One way to accomplish this in OmniPlan ...
OmniGraffle Professional's feature set includes support for importing Microsoft® Visio® files, templates, and stencils in the .vsd, .vsdx, .vdx, .vst, .vtx, .vss, and .vsx formats. Support for Visio® 2013 ...
OmniFocus 2's new print template is styled using CSS. If OmniFocus finds a printing style sheet called HTMLExportTemplate.html in its Application Support directory, it will use this instead ...
If you haven't used OmniFocus in a while, or if you've been experimenting with things and need a change of pace, you might have thought about starting all ...
If you receive error messages about SQL in OmniFocus, it's likely that the application's cache needs to be reset. This can occur after upgrading your operating system, or ...
Our applications are distributed in two different ways: the storefront on our website, and the Mac App Store. These apps are functionally identical, aside from the way that they're ...
When we release a major new version of our apps, we normally remove the prior version from sale. However, they remain in the App Store and can be re-downloaded from ...
While OmniFocus doesn't offer any direct integration with the Windows platform, and we don't have any plans to create a client for Windows, many of our Windows customers ...
Registering your Omni application purchased at retail or that came bundled with your computer is easy! Just visit our Application Registration form. Registering ensures that we are able to provide ...
We do our best to respond to all queries by the end of the following business day at the latest; we often respond more quickly than that, and sometimes it ...
If you still have access to the email address you tied to your sync server account, enter it in the lower left of this page, then click the "Lost your ...
Note: OmniGraffle 7 was released on October 10, 2016, and now automatically imports your OmniGraffle 6 templates and stencils. The following article has been archived for users still looking to ...
One of our goals with Outliner 4 was to focus the feature sets of the Standard and Pro editions to better suit the ways most people actually use the app ...
iOS 10 is here! The latest versions of all our currently-shipping apps are compatible with iOS 10. Our compatibility releases are as follows: OmniFocus 2.17 for iOS is an ...
iOS 9 was released on September 16, 2015, and all our v2 apps were updated for and take full advantage of iOS 9's many improvements. That said, we're ...
Update: As of Thursday, October 8, Apple has resolved the issue and our version 1 iOS apps are once again available for download in the App Store! If you continue ...
I have a task in my project that lasts a certain amount of time, regardless of how many resources are assigned to it. When I add resources to the task ...
OmniGraffle 7.0 introduced basic SVG import capabilities, and we are continuing to work on improving SVG import in OmniGraffle 7. The OmniGraffle 7.1 update added support for the ...
When you purchase an app from the Omni Store, you must manually enter your license details. In addition to the Owner and License Key fields, there's a pop-up menu ...
If you're setting up a daily repeating task in OmniFocus, it's possible to limit those repeats to a business week. Select your action, then open the Inspector (on ...
Here's how to print your entire OmniPlan project on a single sheet of paper: Open the File menu and choose Page Setup…. Choose your preferred paper size and make ...
OmniOutliner 2 for iOS and OmniGraffle 2 for iOS can automatically sync documents using OmniPresence. You can access the same documents on your desktop or laptop by installing OmniPresence for ...
The best way to move your data into OmniFocus 2 is to set up sync with an Omni Sync Server account. If you haven't already set up sync in ...
As a result of sandboxing differences between the Omni Store and Mac App Store versions of OmniFocus, your data lives in a slightly different location during a trial than it ...
If you were previously using another WebDAV provider (or syncing via Bonjour), you can switch to the free Omni Sync Server by following these steps. If you don't already ...
OmniFocus 2.6 for Mac and OmniFocus 2.15 for iOS introduce a new sync format which is encrypted and paves the way for future features. This article covers migrating ...
OmniPresence is a great way to automatically sync documents between your devices, but it hasn't always been around! Previously, in order to share files from your Mac using the ...
In our experience, this is most likely to occur on mobile devices; the smaller screen sizes can make it hard to tell exactly which email address the autocomplete suggestion has ...
If your work relies on being able to access our software, you may wish to keep one of your production devices on the latest stable release of Mac OS X ...
OS X is now macOS, and Sierra is out! All of the releases below automatically get cool new OS features like Universal Clipboard and Tabbed Windows. Here's what you ...
Once again, it's time for a major new Mac OS X release! This year, it's all about OS X 10.11 El Capitan. As always, we're committed ...
When Yosemite launched in Fall 2014, we issued compatibility updates for our shipping Mac applications. Our Yosemite-ready releases are as follows: OmniFocus 2.0.3 is a minor update which ...
For years now, our Mac applications have been available for purchase both direct from our Omni Store, store.omnigroup.com, as well as Apple's Mac App Store. Whether you ...
A few years ago we focused our energy toward our current lineup of paid applications, and no longer develop OmniDazzle. Unless you purchased the app before it went free, we ...
OmniFocus 2 has a built-in Forecast perspective that allows you to see your upcoming calendar events in OmniFocus. In Forecast, you can view your tasks within the context of upcoming ...
Starting with OmniFocus 2.6 for Mac and OmniFocus 2.15 for iOS, OmniFocus uses a new database format which enables new features, stronger security, and faster syncing. This new ...
All customers who have purchased OmniFocus 1 are eligible for a 50% discount on the upgrade to OmniFocus 2 Pro when purchased from the same store. Omni Store Pricing Customers ...
OmniFocus 2.7 for iOS introduced a native Apple Watch app (with watch face complications and a customizable glance), along with support for major new iOS 9 features such as ...
If you have access to a Mac computer with iTunes installed, you can potentially connect to iTunes File Sharing as a way to manually make a copy of your OmniFocus ...
This error message most commonly appears in other apps such as the iOS Settings or calendar clients, and is for the OmniFocus 2 Calendar Alarms Subscription, an optional service that ...
This error message means you're attempting to sync a version of OmniFocus older than OmniFocus 2.6 for Mac or OmniFocus 2.15 for iOS with a newer version ...
What is Mail Drop? Mail Drop is a new feature of the Omni Sync Server that lets you send emails directly into your OmniFocus Inbox. You can create multiple private ...
OmniFocus 2.4 for Mac and OmniFocus 2.6 for iOS introduce Push-triggered sync, a new feature that uses push notifications to keep all your devices up to date. When ...
Starting in OmniFocus 2.7 for Mac and 2.14 for iOS, OmniFocus copies items to the pasteboard as TaskPaper text. You can also paste TaskPaper text into the OmniFocus ...
OmniObjectMeter is a tool that makes it easy for Cocoa and Unix developers to find and fix memory leaks, excessive allocation operations, "zombies", prematurely deallocated objects, and other performance issues ...
Introduction OmniOutliner 4 comes with the built-in ability to export to quite a few fine file formats. But thanks to the magic of XML and XSLT, you can create your ...
Earlier versions of OmniPlan (versions 1.0 through 2.2.4) required the use of a Java tool in order to export/import Microsoft Project files. Apple no longer includes ...
We want to ensure our apps are a good fit for you, so when we can (as is the case with all of our OS X applications), we offer a ...
Please proceed only if you were directed to this page by one of our Support Humans. If you arrived here because you think you might need to rebuild your database ...
In OmniFocus 2.6 for Mac and OmniFocus 2.15 for iOS, you may encounter an error "No key in slot n". We're working on a fix, but in ...
OmniFocus's Find dialog supports the use of some simple regular expressions. A regular expression is a single string that represents a set of possible strings. To get started, use ...
If you open this article on your iOS Device and then tap the link below, it should take care of the recovered audio file. Delete recovered audio files OmniOutliner 1 ...
Having trouble logging in with your sync credentials? Here are the answers to our most common sync issues. I know my account name, but my credentials aren't being accepted ...
When an app on your Mac is behaving in an unexpected way, our Support Humans may ask you to send along a Console Log. The log may tell us exactly ...
Starting in OmniFocus 2.15 for iOS, OmniFocus can now store local backups directly on your iPhone or iPad. Here's how to access these backups. Drag down from near ...
Finding OmniFocus backups OmniFocus for Mac regularly and automatically makes backups of your database. The default location of the backup files depends on where you purchased the application, and whether ...
OmniFocus 2.6 for Mac and OmniFocus 2.15 for iOS introduce a new sync format which earlier versions of OmniFocus can't read. This article covers using an OmniFocus ...
Usually at least one of our applications will have a prerelease test version available. We're not always in need of external testers, but when we're looking for feedback ...
How do I set up vacation days, sick days, half-days, or holidays? To set up the normal work hours in a week, open the View menu and select Calendar View ...
OmniFocus 2.8 for Mac was released on January 3rd, 2017, and added a global search feature, which helps you locate tasks anywhere in your database. OmniFocus 2.8 is ...
Affected versions: This document describes a security vulnerability in the following versions of OmniFocus: OmniFocus 2.6 for Mac OmniFocus 2.6.1 for Mac OmniFocus 2.6.2 for ...
OmniFocus 2 for Mac removes the limited Bonjour sync feature in favor of more flexible cloud-based sync, but there's still a number of other options available for self-hosting your ...
OmniFocus 2 for Mac removes the limited Bonjour sync feature in favor of more flexible cloud-based sync, but there are still a number of other options available for self-hosting your ...
OmniFocus' Forecast view is a great way to monitor progress in your projects while keeping an eye on upcoming events from your Calendar. Your calendar events tell you where you ...
To apply styles to the column titles in your document, select the Column Titles style in the sidebar. Then use the Style Inspector to make your adjustments. It's not ...
These instructions cover setting up OmniFocus sync for the first time using Omni Sync Server. If you previously were syncing using another WebDAV provider or Bonjour, please follow these instructions ...
This article covers OmniGraffle 2 for iOS and OmniOutliner 2 for iOS. Legacy apps are covered at the end. There are separate instructions for using Omni Sync Server with our ...
OmniPlan now offers two distinct sync options: OmniPresence sync, intended for a single user to keep projects in sync across multiple devices, and publication and subscription to a server repository ...
If an Omni app becomes unresponsive ("hangs", "spins", or "beachballs"), a sample of the app process will help us figure out why. To take a sample, open the Activity Monitor ...
Do you offer trial versions of your Mac apps? We sure do! If you'd like to try out our software before committing to a purchase, we're happy to ...
If one of our Mac applications is crashing on launch, the first thing you'll want to try is to hold down the Shift key on your keyboard, then launch ...
From time to time, customers contact us about certain error messages they see when downloading our apps via the Mac App Store. Such error messages include "OmniFocus.app is damaged ...
The Omni Group has a long history of offering upgrade pricing on new versions of existing apps, and while the App Store doesn't support selective discounts, we originally planned ...
Users who currently own the iPhone-only OmniFocus 2 (legacy support edition) are able to just pay the difference in price to get the Universal app, OmniFocus 2 for iOS. This ...
OmniFocus 2.5 for Mac introduced custom styles, allowing you to change between built-in Font Collections and Color Palettes, or import your own. This article covers the basics of creating ...
Apple Watch offers great opportunities for making OmniFocus even more useful. Regardless of whether you own the Universal edition of OmniFocus 2 or the iPhone-only OmniFocus 2 (legacy support edition ...
We do not support third-party clients for Android, web, or any other platform. We've become aware of a number of third-party client applications that claim to sync with OmniFocus ...
In OmniGraffle 6 Pro, we added the ability to set the display zoom level of 100 percent to reflect One Apple point, One screen pixel, or One PostScript point for ...
Sadly, the Omni Productivity Pack bundle is no longer available for purchase on iOS, beginning with the release of OmniPlan 3 for iOS on February 4th, 2016. Our CEO, Ken ...
When you write in to tell us what you're looking for in our applications, whether you are a current user of our software or just shopping for something that ...
Omni ID is how you log in to Stenciltown, our free community for Creative Commons stencils. Omni ID is a new login that we've rolled out for this service ...
We take snapshots of sync server contents once a day, and keep one weeks' worth at a time. Weekly snapshots are also taken and are stored for up to 45 ...
Here is a list of changes to AppleScript in OmniFocus 2. If you're looking for help with scripting, our forums are a great place to connect with other users ...
About the Docs Web: Pure HTML in your browser. You can search and bookmark pages just like you would any other website, and you can also print (or save to ...
One of the most frequent pieces of feedback we got about OmniFocus 1 was that it was too complex, intimidating, and hard to learn. The standard version of OmniFocus 2 ...
When we first started releasing our documentation and tutorials on Apple's iBooks Store, we thought we had everyone covered. However, as some of you may have noticed, “Available on ...
If you send an email to sales@omnigroup.com, we'll be happy to help! If at all possible, you'll want to include your order number (look at the order confirmation ...
Check out this page on our Inside OmniFocus workflows site to learn more about using OmniFocus with GTD! You can also read our white paper here (PDF Download).
The latest versions of the Mac and iOS versions of OmniFocus, OmniGraffle, OmniOutliner and OmniPlan offer localizations in many languages! Our currently-shipping apps are available in English, Dutch, French, German ...
OmniOutliner and OmniGraffle documents are stored in a type of folder called a file wrapper. File wrappers appear to be normal files in the Finder. Apple Mail will treat file ...
OmniOutliner 4 uses the same .oo3 file format that we previously created for OmniOutliner 3. The new version of the app slightly expands the format, but files created in OmniOutliner ...
Great question! Our document-based apps still offer a built-in menu option for Save As, but depending on the version of Mac OS X installed, you may instead see a Duplicate ...
These are all limitations of the iOS platform, not design choices. The platform is still very young, and we’re already thrilled with what we can do, but if Apple ...
In OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and later, there's sometimes a problem with login info that is saved to the keychain. If OmniFocus is launched as a result ...
Try entering the code again, double-checking that the License Owner information (including any [EDUCATIONAL LICENSE] text) and the License Code are exactly correct, with no spaces, tabs, or other characters ...
Certainly! OmniFocus works the same way on iPod touch as it does on iPhone, except for the things that are impossible there: using the cell network or GPS to find ...