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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

SYNC: We've tracked down a scenario whereby OmniFocus won't sync in the background if it is terminated by iOS (for example due to low memory) and then re-activated. A fix for this issue is coming in version 2.4.3, which hopefully will be approved by Apple in early January (App Store review is closed until December 29). In the meantime...

OmniFocus 2.4.2 fixes several problems, including crashes, present in version 2.4 and 2.4.1. Thanks for your patience while we worked on the following fixes:

• Location-based Notifications — Fixed several problems with context names not appearing, and with notifications for unavailable or completed items appearing anyway.
• Reminders Calendar — When Calendar Alarms are turned on in settings, the OmniFocus Reminders calendar is once again updated with every sync.
• Forecast — Actions from on-hold Projects are displayed in Forecast, matching the behavior of OmniFocus for Mac
• Group Headers — Fixed a problem where group headers could become detached from their groups in Nearby.
• URL Scheme — Fixed a crash when opening the app via omnifocus:///task and omnifocus:///context urls
• Project Perspectives — Project-mode perspectives are still coming, but aren’t quite ready. This update fixes a few problems, including crashes, related to work in progress.
• Release Notes — The in-app release notes have a new style which is easier to read on smaller screens.
• Nearby — Leaving Nearby in list view, returning, and switching to map view no longer results in empty map with no pins.

If you have any feedback or questions, we’d love to hear from you! The Omni Group offers free tech support; you can email omnifocus@omnigroup.com, call 1-800-315-6664 or 1-206-523-4152, or tweet @omnifocus.

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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.

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

December 23, 2014 New version 2.4.2
December 16, 2014 New version 2.4.1
November 22, 2014 New version 2.4
October 02, 2014 New version 2.3.1
July 17, 2014 New version 2.2
February 19, 2014 New version 2.1.1
September 18, 2013 Initial Release

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