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OmniFocus 2 for iPhone is a task management app for people who absolutely need a comprehensive app that can do a lot, even if it can be a bit convoluted.

What's New

OmniFocus for iPhone 2.1 includes localizations, search improvements, and fixes a handful of bugs.

OmniFocus is now localized in Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.

Search now matches against item name, notes, assigned project name, and assigned context name.

Search now considers each term separately. For example, searching for “framistan calibrate” will match an action named “Calibrate the framistan”.

Perspectives with saved search terms now use the same query/filter rules on the iPhone as they do on the Mac.

If you have an iPhone 5 or newer, search results now appear as you type.

You can now use the iOS 7 “back” gesture, a drag from the left edge of the screen, instead of tapping the Back button.

Clarified summary text for projects and folders.

Fixed a crash when launching OmniFocus from a lock screen notification.

Fixed a bug where badge and item counts were not displayed correctly in some locales.

OmniFocus now has a built-in crash reporter.

We love hearing from you! You can reach us by tapping Send Feedback on the Settings screen, sending email to omnifocus-iphone@omnigroup.com, tweeting to @omnifocus, or calling 1-800-315-OMNI or +1 206-523-4152.

App Description

OmniFocus for iPhone brings task management to your fingertips. Keep track of tasks by project, place, person, or date. With OmniFocus for iPhone, you’ll always have your important information at hand, whether it’s a shopping list, agenda items to discuss at work, things to do at home—whatever you need.

We’ve refreshed the entire user interface for iOS 7. We’ve also gone deeper and reorganized some of the navigation to make it easier and more natural for you to quickly get ideas from your head to this app, and update them as you make progress towards your goals.

Use OmniFocus for iPhone on its own, or sync through the cloud with your other devices running OmniFocus (also available for iPad and Mac). Syncs can even happen when you’re not actively using OmniFocus, so that your information is ready when you are.


- Organize tasks by goals using projects, then work towards those goals more efficiently by grouping tasks using contexts.
- Synchronize your tasks with other copies of OmniFocus using Omni’s free Sync Server or other WebDAV servers, and receive updates even when you’re not looking at OmniFocus.
- Create new tasks quickly anywhere in the app, or by sending tasks from other apps such as Safari, Twittelator, or Riposte.
- Plan your day’s errands by listing nearby contexts or viewing them on a map.
- Receive notifications when a task becomes due, or when you happen to be near a context with available tasks.
- Tell Siri what’s on your mind, and it can go straight to your OmniFocus inbox.
- Break large tasks up into more manageable steps you can complete and track individually.
- Attach pictures and audio to your task notes, and synchronize them with other copies of OmniFocus.
- Get a Forecast of the week ahead right from the OmniFocus Home screen, tap in to see how due dates fit in with your Calendar schedule.
- Search the current list or your whole OmniFocus database.

We've worked very hard to bring you this new version in time for iOS 7! But we didn’t have enough time to craft:
- TextExpander integration
- Landscape orientation
- Localization (to the same languages as OF1)

For more information, please watch the video on our website, or try OmniFocus on an iPhone at an Apple Store near you!


If you have any feedback or questions, we’d love to hear from you! The Omni Group offers free support: you can reach us by email at omnifocus@omnigroup.com, by phone at 1-800-315-6664 or +1-206-523-4152, or on twitter at @omnifocus.

Thank you!

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

February 19, 2014 New version 2.1.1
January 25, 2014 New version 2.1
October 15, 2013 New version 2.0.2
September 20, 2013 New version 2.0.1
September 18, 2013 Initial Release

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