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How to update an application which is no longer sold in the App Store

If you are running an older OS or using an older version of one of our apps that is no longer for sale, then you may find yourself in a situation where there is a newer update available for the app you’re using but the App Store doesn’t provide it to you anymore. In these cases, to get the newer update, you’ll need to delete and reinstall the application.

Note: When we release a major new version of our apps, we normally remove the prior version from sale (e.g. OmniFocus 2 for Mac was removed from sale when OmniFocus 3 for Mac was released). The prior version of the app does still remain in the App Store, and can be re-downloaded from your list of Purchased apps. You won’t be able to find apps that aren’t for sale anymore doing a regular Search in the App Store.

As long as you are using the same Apple ID that you used for the original purchase, and are in the same country, the App Store will allow you to re-download any of your past purchases. Below are the steps to follow:

Mac

  1. Go to your Applications folder, and move your current copy of the app to the Trash.
  2. Open the App Store, and navigate to the Purchased area.
    • In macOS 10.13 and earlier, tap the Purchased tab in the toolbar.
    • In macOS 10.14 and newer, click My Account button or your photo in the lower-left corner of the window.
  3. Locate our app in the list and click the Download button. This should prompt the most current version to install.

iOS

  1. Back up any local data stored in the app (deleting the app will permanently remove any local data). To back up OmniFocus data, complete a sync. To backup data stored in the iOS versions of OmniGraffle, OmniOutliner or OmniPlan, either sync, email yourself a copy of documents, or transfer documents to your computer via iTunes.
  2. Delete the app from your iOS device Home Screen.
  3. Open the App Store, and navigate to the Purchased area.
    • On iOS 10 and earlier, tap on Updates at the bottom of the screen, then tap on Purchased.
    • On iOS 11 and newer, tap on Today at the bottom of the screen, then tap My Account button or your photo in the upper-right corner. Tap Purchased on the next screen.
  4. Locate our app in the list and click the Download button. This should prompt the most current version to install.
  5. Open the newly installed version of the app on your iOS device. If you were previously syncing the application, reconfigure sync to regain access to your data. If manually backed up your data, you’ll need to manually add back that data into the updated copy of the app.

Legacy Apps

If you’d like to continue using one of our legacy apps, we recommend running the latest release to ensure you’re taking advantage of the latest bug fixes and compatibility improvements. Below, we’ve listed the most recent fully functional update to each app that’s been removed from sale in the Mac and iOS App Stores.

Mac App Store

App Version Release Date Last Updated For
OmniFocus 1 for Mac 1.10.6 November 6, 2013 OS X 10.9
OmniFocus 2 for Mac 2.12.4 July 23, 2018 macOS 10.13
OmniGraffle 5 for Mac 5.4.4 July 9, 2013 OS X 10.8
OmniGraffle 6 for Mac 6.6.2 January 4, 2017 macOS 10.12
OmniOutliner 3 for Mac 3.10.6 October 26, 2012 OS X 10.8
OmniOutliner 4 for Mac 4.6.1 October 17, 2016 macOS 10.12
OmniPlan 2 for Mac 2.4.3 November 30, 2015 OS X 10.10
OmniPlan 3 for Mac 3.14.3 July 16, 2020 macOS 10.15

iOS App Store

App Version Release Date Last Updated For
OmniFocus 1 for iPhone 1.16.3 September 29, 2013 iOS 7
OmniFocus 1 for iPad 1.6.5 October 4, 2013 iOS 7
OmniFocus 2 for iPhone 2.19.1 May 1, 2017 iOS 10
OmniFocus 2 for iOS 2.22.5 June 1, 2018 iOS 11.3
OmniGraffle 1 for iPad 1.9.3 September 10, 2013 iOS 7
OmniGraffle 2 for iOS 2.9 June 20, 2017 iOS 9
OmniOutliner 1 for iPad 1.5.3 September 17, 2013 iOS 7
OmniOutliner 2 for iOS 2.11.1 October 23, 2017 iOS 10
OmniPlan 1 for iPad 1.3.1 October 29, 2013 iOS 7
OmniPlan 2 for iOS 2.5.2 March 3, 2016 iOS 9

Note: We’ve released minimally-functional 64-bit updates to our 32-bit v1 iOS apps so that they can be installed on a device that is running iOS 11. Devices running older iOS versions will offer the option to reinstall the last compatible 32-bit version of the v1 app when following the steps below.

Last Modified: Aug 19, 2020

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