OmniFocus 3

OmniFocus 3

By The Omni Group

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2018-05-30
  • Current Version: 3.0.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 122.96 MB
  • Developer: The Omni Group
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.3 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 246 Ratings


Two-week free trial! OmniFocus Standard and Pro are in-app purchases, with discounts for people who bought earlier versions of OmniFocus for iOS. Download the app for details. Use OmniFocus to accomplish more every day. Create projects and tasks, organize them with tags, focus on what you can do right now — and get stuff done. OmniFocus — now celebrating 10 years as the trusted, gold-standard to-do list app — brings unrivaled power and flexibility to your iPhone and iPad, making it easy to work the way you want to work. OmniFocus manages everything in your busy life. Use projects to organize tasks naturally, and then add tags to organize across projects. Easily enter tasks when you’re on the go, and process them when you have time. Tap the Forecast view — which shows both tasks and calendar events — to get a handle on your day. Use the Review perspective to keep your projects and tasks on track. Then let our free syncing system make sure you data is the same on every device. (And on OmniFocus for Mac, available separately.) Because your data is encrypted, it’s safe in the cloud. STANDARD FEATURES (VIA IN-APP PURCHASE) • NEW: Tags add a powerful additional organizing tool. Create tags for person, energy level, priority, location, and more. • NEW: Batch editing lets you set due dates, tags, and other data for multiple tasks all at once • NEW: Flexible inspectors allow you to show only the features you use, and reorder them so your favorites are where you want them • NEW: The Forecast view shows your tasks and calendar events in order, so you can better see what’s coming up in your day • NEW: Enhanced repeating tasks are easier than ever to set up — and they work with real-world examples such as the first weekday of the month • Inbox is where you quickly add tasks — save them when you think of them, organize them later • Syncing supports end-to-end encryption so that your data is safe wherever it’s stored, on our server or yours • Notes can be attached to your tasks, so you have the information you need • Attachments — graphics and audio — add rich information to your tasks • View options let you customize each perspective by deciding what it should show and how it should filter your tasks • The Review perspective takes you through your projects and tasks — so you stay organized • With Siri support you can add tasks just by talking • OmniFocus Mail Drop adds tasks via email and works with services like IFTTT and Zapier • The Today Widget and the Apple Watch app show you your most important items — you don’t even have to open OmniFocus on your phone to know what’s up • Support for TaskPaper Text and omnifocus:///add and /paste URLs lets you automate using Workflow Pro features make OmniFocus even more powerful: PRO FEATURES (VIA IN-APP PURCHASE) • Custom perspectives help you create new ways to see your data by filtering and grouping projects and tags. NEW: The filtering rules are simpler to use while being more powerful than ever, letting you combine rules with “all,” “any,” and “none.” You can also choose any image to use as your custom perspective’s icon, and a custom tint color to go with it. • NEW: Today’s Forecast can include items with a specific tag, and you can reorder those tasks however you choose, so you can plan your day better • The customizable sidebar and home screen lets you organize your perspectives the way you want to, for super-fast access • The Today Widget shows a perspective of your choice in Notification Center Download OmniFocus right now and start your free trial! The app includes a quick tutorial and a manual — and there’s plenty more on the website. SUPPORT If you have feedback or questions, our Support Humans would love to hear from you! Send email to, call us at at 1-800-315-6664 or +1-206-523-4152, or reach us on Twitter at @omnifocus.



  • Badge push notifications please

    By cdgdrummer
    There are several more options in this version that I was glad to see; however, it's missing push badge notifications, so unless you open the app, the badge count will not update automatically in the background. Seems this would be possible because other developers have created this possibility. I feel like I’m missing basics, and because of this I can’t justify the cost.
  • Brilliant app to organize your life. One small request/annoyance!

    By Shayriar
    I have used almost all GTD apps. From things 3 to to-do itself, but this knocks it out of he water. The amount of customization is insane. It may take a while for you to set up everything/be comfortable but then it just works! One thing I miss from other apps (esp things 3) is how beautiful they were. The interface/color palette is not bad. But on my new phone, it looks a bit outdated. They have said they plan to update the look of the app and I’m looking forward to that. Great job guys!
  • Well thought through redesign

    By Jackson Blankenship
    One complaint: OmniFocus 3 is still not available on Mac. Other than that I really enjoy this redesign. Considering OF? There is a bit of a learning curve but those who invest time into developing their workflow get the most out of this app. There are plenty of blogs and tutorials online to get you going. If you’re tired of forgetting things all the time throw out everything you know about todo lists and really take some time to master OmniFocus.
  • Good

    By eddiecoyote
    This is a good OF 2.5. Not sure there is anything different enough to call OF 3. This looks and mostly acts the same as OF 2. I’m sure they changed the underlying guts completely, just like Apple did with their iWork apps. So I kinda expect some good things to come. I hope. Maybe. #The same - Contexts are now tags. Which act the same but now you can add more than one. - colors, icons, fonts, layout, menu - circles and flags - it’s easy to be deep in a perspective and have to in and view a project. After navigating to project, there is still no “back” button to go to previous working area. I know I’m not alone I’m wanting this. - no global adjusting of text size. - date picking still feels outdated (joke intended) with the wheel. At least we have the buttons to add days and weeks. But I still have to open up a calendar app sometime. Compare to Things 3 date picker. #worse - Forecast is worse than OF 2 with a more cluttered. - density and aesthetic spacing between lines and elements. - visual cues between task name, dates, tags, headings, are closer to chaotic than an underlying theme #better - perspectives are much better than before. They were already great. Now - notifications are better. However, haven’t figured out the nag alert someone referenced, where it keeps nudging you after a time. Nor the alert to get started on something. I dunno. Is the latest start different than defer times? I think of defer as he earliest I can start, not the latest. But don’t see any notification setting for that. Did find a setting to add a warming prior to due time. Just tested and didn’t get the notification I set up for defer or start, but did get one warning me the due time was near. And then the due alert. But no nag. No latest start notification - batch editing tasks - you can now hide those annoying group headings in a perspective. Thank the Norns! #Ish - bridge, arriving and leaving sounds are great (notifications), however none of the other sounds really bring to mind a “due” or anything really. It’s like they spent the budget on 3 awesome sounds and then used filler for the rest. Overall OmniFocus does what it is geared to do better than anyone me else, focusing tasks into what you need to see. I wish there were some better in the fly adjustments one could do. Example, while looking in TAG A, selecting another tag for further on the fly filtering. You can make a perspective, sure, but not everything needs a perspective. Making two dozen perspectives and it gets waaaaay too cluttered. The spacing between things could use attention by someone with a feel for flower arranging. Look at the perspectives list, HUGE white space between text. Compare to a forecast view, crammed together. Blur your eyes and you’ll see the views don’t flow together. Take a look at old screenshots of OF 1on the iPad. Sure, there was a skeuomorphic sense about them. But also there was a cleaner look as well. And boy do I miss that a Review in OF1 for iPad. Glad to see today’s update was about squashing bugs. The app has been buggier than Gil Grissom’s graduate thesis.
  • Best ever

    By HannaBayoud
    Tags tags tags what a smart way to create to do lists... best GTD you can ever use. Solid app always getting better since day one. Keep it up. Can’t imagine life without OmniFocus
  • Mostly improvements

    By Topherz82
    Happy with most of the changes, but the new calendar is annoying! Please put it back at the bottom. I’m keeping OmniFocus 2, and not recommending it unless this is fixed or you at least let people download version 2
  • None is better

    By Steven Reyes11
    I have used OmniFocus for years. I’m done trying other GTD apps. OmniFocus is the best! I’ve integrated it into my life for both my work and personal aspects. It simply works and now with tags it’s that much better. Thanks Omni!
  • Fantastic productivity manager with continual improvement

    By -tmoa-
    I’ve used OmniFocus since version 1 and have found it that it is indispensable in collecting, organizing, and completing the things I need to get done. I saw the glowing reviews on version 3 and was expecting to be blown away. I was not. I downloaded the 14 day trial and as I used it more and more, I began to uncover the various features that convinced me to buy it. One feature (that I consider small and simple to execute) that is still not included in the mobile version is being able to see the date that an item was completed. I have numerous multi-tiered projects that last for many months. When reviewing a project, the question as to when a certain task was completed often arises. I can see the completion date on the Mac version, why not the iPhone/iPad version?
  • Huge fun but......

    By lonestardiver
    I have had one hell of a time just trying to purchase on my IPAD and Apple cant figure out why.... I know this isn’t a developer issue and the problems resides with Apple but I am at my end wits... ha. I used this application on my MacBook Pro and its been one of the most useful tools I have on that system. I highly recommend it.
  • Need to pay again for pro upgrade?

    By Lfgsjsklf
    Let me say it clearly: I think Omnifocus is probably the most comprehensive task manager for mac and ios and I gladly payed the pro upgrade for both. I like the omnifocus 3 upgrade, but it is largely tasks instead of contexts, and some tweaks in functionality and UI. What however feels more like a rip-off is that not only a upgrade fee needs to be paid, but I also have to re-purchase the pro upgrade. I would have expected that at least the pro upgrade carries forward to the new version. And I am certain, the same thing will happen with the Mac app once available. For that money, I could (and probably will) switch to another app, like 2do or Things 3. I am sure the developers of omnifocus will claim that OF3 is a completely new app and purchase, but I do not agree and follow that “unlogic”, because this is not a complete redesign of the app. In summary, I like the app and some of the new functions (not sure about events mingled with the tasks). BUT I do not like having to purchase again the pro upgrade. That just does not feel right and existing OF2 pro users should have been appreciated enough to provide this option without an additional fee. Sad.