The OmniFocus 4 Launch

I’ve been using OmniFocus since the first beta. That’s over 15 years in one app. If you know me, you know that’s not usually the thing I do. When it comes to apps, a part of me always feels like I’m missing something just over the horizon. I’ve spent more time than I should have looking at the competition, yet I always end up with OmniFocus. If you’re on the Apple platforms, I don’t know of anything better. That’s even more true with version 4.

  • The whole thing is built on SwiftUI: That explains why it took them a while to get this out the door, but it also assures the future of the app. Easy updates, cross-platform UI, compliance with future platforms (ahem, Vision Pro), and many other benefits come from the Omni Group doing the hard work upfront.
  • Common UI across all devices: With version 4, everything works everywhere.
  • Insanely good automation: Sal Soghian leaving Apple was Apple’s loss and the OmniGroup’s gain.

My hat’s off to the Omni Group on this release. It was a difficult road, but they’ve released a great update. I’ll have more to say on this in future posts.