In conjunction with the public release of macOS 10.14 Mojave, The Omni Group has today released a major update to its popular task management system, OmniFocus. As part of OmniFocus 3, the application gains tag support, a new Forecast view, and more.

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Headlining today’s update is support for multiple tags. Within OmniFocus 3, tags are relatively versatile and can be used to assign people, energy levels, priorities, locations, and more. Tags can also be given additional options: Active, On Hold, or Dropped.

There’s also a new Forecast view in OmniFocus 3 for macOS. Here, you can easily see what’s in store for your day thanks to a new tasks and calendar interface. Repeating tasks have also been enhanced, while the general interface of the app has been given a small fresh coat of paint.

OmniFocus 3 also retains the same light and dark theme options as past versions, making it a perfect fit for macOS Mojave.

New Features

  • Tags add a powerful additional organizing tool. Create tags for people, energy levels, priorities, locations, and more.
  • The Forecast view shows your tasks and calendar events in order, so you can better see what’s coming up in your day.
  • 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.
  • The updated, modern design helps you focus on your projects and actions.

Specifically for Pro users, OmniFocus 3 adds new filtering rule capabilities, including combining rules with “all,” “any,” and “none.” Additionally, the Today’s Forecast interface can include items with a specific tag, with support for reordering those tasks.

  • The filtering rules in custom perspectives 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. And, most importantly, custom perspectives support the new tags feature.
  • 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.

If you need help getting started with OmniFocus, David Sparks offers a great Field Guide video course for the app that will help you learn the ins and outs of the latest update. Find out more about that on the MacSparky website.

As for pricing, OmniFocus 3 comes in at $39.99 for the standard version and $79.99 for the pro version. If you’ve purchased a previous version of the app, you can upgrade to the new version at 50 percent off. Additionally, if you purchased OmniFocus 2 for Mac since last October, your upgrade will be free.

OmniFocus for Mac is available on the Mac App Store with a free two-week trial to get you started.


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