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 instead.
Create an Omni Sync Server Account
If you don’t already have a Sync Server account, enter your email address on the Sync Server landing page and click Sign Up.
When you receive the invitation email (don’t forget to check your Spam/Bulk folder), click the accept link to finish setting up your account.
Configure and Sync Your First Device
If you’ve been using OmniFocus on one device and would like to add others to the mix via sync, it’s important that you set up sync on the device you’ve been using first. If you haven’t entered any data into OmniFocus on any of your devices, you can start wherever you’d like.
- On the device you’d like to configure, access the sync settings. On Mac, go to Menu Bar ▸ OmniFocus ▸ Preferences ▸ Synchronization. In OmniFocus 3 for iOS, tap the Settings icon from the OmniFocus home screen, then tap Sync: Sync Method. In OmniFocus 2 for iOS, drag down from near the top of the OmniFocus home screen to reveal the secret bar (on iPhone), or drag down on the home sidebar (iPad and iPhone Plus) to reveal the secret bar. Tap Settings ▸ Sync: Sync Method.
- Choose Omni Sync Server as the Sync Method.
- Enter your Omni Sync Server account name in the Account field.
- Tap or click the Sync button.
OmniFocus will sync and push the data on your device up to the server. If you have trouble connecting, try logging in to the Sync Server Account Management Page and clicking or tapping the Auto-configure link.
Configure Other Devices
Once your data is on the server, you can configure other devices to sync as well. If you’re opening OmniFocus for the first time on a new device, choose the Sync option. If you originally chose Get started without sync, you can repeat the instructions above to sync to your Sync Server account and pull down the data from your other device(s).