As of version 3.6 (Released July 26, 2017) OmniPlan 3 for iOS is a free download in the App Store, with the Standard and Pro feature sets available via In-App Purchase. We also offer a 14-day free trial, after which OmniPlan will function as a free viewer.
The purchase options available to you are based upon your purchase history. If you own a previous version of OmniPlan for iOS, you can purchase Pro or Standard in v3 at a discount. If you start with Standard and decide you want Pro later, you can upgrade for the difference in cost.
Start by downloading OmniPlan 3 from the App Store. This article walks you through the purchase process you’ll take after opening the new version, as well as the different upgrade options you may have.
Starting your Trial
The first time you open OmniPlan, you’ll see a short video on using the app. After you’ve watched it, tap Unlock OmniPlan at the bottom of the page to open the In-App Purchases area. At the top of the In-App Purchases area you’ll see the Free Trial option; select it and then tap the Start Trial button to confirm and begin the free trial. There’s no purchase necessary to start this trial, and your credit card will not be automatically charged for either the Standard or Pro feature sets when the trial period expires.
During your trial, a bar at the bottom of the screen lets you know how much time is left in your trial period. Tapping the Settings gear icon in the toolbar atop the Document Browser reveals the option to switch between OmniPlan’s Standard and Pro trial modes.
Accessing the In-App Purchases area
In OmniPlan 3, tap the Settings gear icon in the toolbar atop the Document Browser. Tap In-App Purchases to bring up the Unlock OmniPlan window, which lists the available upgrades as well as their prices.
If you already own an earlier version of OmniPlan for iOS, follow the remaining steps in the section titled Upgrade Pricing for existing customers. Otherwise, follow steps in the section titled Unlocking OmniPlan for new users below.
Unlocking OmniPlan for new users
When you’re ready to purchase OmniPlan 3, tap Unlock Standard or Unlock Pro in the In-App Purchases area of Settings, then tap Buy Now and confirm with your Apple ID to complete your purchase.
You’ll receive a confirmation prompt letting you know the purchase was successful. If you have any other devices to install OmniPlan 3 on, use the Restore Purchase button in the OmniPlan In-App Purchases area on your other device to activate the same feature set elsewhere. Thanks for purchasing OmniPlan 3–you’re now ready to get to work!
Upgrade pricing for existing customers
Thanks for being an existing customer! If you’ve purchased an earlier version of OmniPlan, you may be eligible for a discount when upgrading to Pro or Standard in OmniPlan 3. In order to receive your discount, OmniPlan 3 for iOS and the earlier version will both need to be installed on your device.
Note: If you purchased both OmniPlan 1 for iPad and OmniPlan 2 for iOS, you only need to (re)install one of the apps.
Make sure the earlier version of OmniPlan is installed on your iOS device. If you need to reinstall, follow the steps in the section titled Reinstalling an older version below.
If you haven’t already, download OmniPlan 3 for iOS via the App Store and open it. In OmniPlan 3 for iOS, tap the Settings gear icon in the toolbar atop the Document Browser, then tap In-App Purchases.
If OmniPlan successfully validates the earlier version that’s installed, the text box below the upgrade options will confirm that an upgrade discount is being applied, and discounted In-App Purchase options will be shown above. If an earlier version is installed but the text doesn’t mention a discount, tap Check for Discount to manually verify discount eligibility.
When you’re ready to purchase the upgrade, tap the Upgrade to v3 Standard or Upgrade to v3 Pro option, then tap Buy Now and confirm with your Apple ID to complete your purchase.
You’ll receive a confirmation prompt letting you know the purchase was successful. If you have any other devices to install OmniPlan 3 on, use the Restore Purchase button in the OmniPlan In-App Purchases area on your other device to activate the same feature set elsewhere. Thanks for purchasing OmniPlan 3, and for your continued support!
After the initial In-App Purchase is completed, that purchase is permanently associated with your Apple ID. As long as you are using the same Apple ID and are in the same country as the original purchase, Apple allows you to re-download any of your previous purchases for free.
If you’d like to activate Standard or Pro on any of your other iOS devices, or if you’ve performed an iOS restore and have wiped everything off your device, then head back to this In-App Purchases window and tap the Restore Purchase button. This reactivates your previous In-App Purchase, so you don’t need to purchase everything all over again.
Reinstalling an older version
The validation process for an upgrade discount requires you to have an earlier version of OmniPlan installed. That’s great news if you’ve still got the app on your device, but what if you’ve removed it already?
If we don’t detect the previous version of the app, when you tap the Check for Discount button you’ll be asked to re-download it from the App Store.
Any time you make a purchase in the App Store, that purchase is tied to your Apple ID. As long as you are using the same Apple ID and are in the same country as the original purchase, Apple allows you to re-download any apps you’ve previously paid for, free of charge.
Earlier versions of OmniPlan have been removed from sale, but remain available for reinstallation from the App Store’s Purchased section. More information about accessing the Purchased section is available on Apple’s support site here.
If you’ve reinstalled OmniPlan, open that version of the app at least once. After the previous version is reinstalled, proceed with the remaining steps in the Upgrade Pricing for existing customers section. When successful, we’ll tell you that you’re eligible and you can then tap the discounted upgrade options to proceed with your purchase.
If you are unable to reinstall the previous version, try logging out and logging back in to the App Store.
Go into the device “iTunes & App Store” settings
Log out of your Apple ID
Log back in with your Apple ID (be sure to use the ID tied to your purchase of the previous version)
Do I need to keep both versions installed?
We expect most users to remove the earlier version after setting up OmniPlan 3, but it’s safe to leave both installed simultaneously if you prefer. The different versions of OmniPlan won’t directly interfere or interact with each other, but it might make things more confusing since it’s hard to tell the versions apart by icon alone. If you do decide to uninstall the earlier version, make sure your data’s all loaded into OmniPlan 3 first.