OmniFocus 2

Developer: The Omni Group

Current Version: 2.10

Last Updated: 2 months ago

Download Size: 29.8 MB - Download


Live a productive, contextual life with OmniFocus 2 for Mac. Keep work and play separated with contexts, perspectives, and Focus. Ignore the irrelevant, focus on what you can do now, and accomplish more. And do it all much faster than before.

OmniFocus' interface was designed and organized around your data—your stuff—to make it easier and more natural for you to quickly get ideas into and out of the app, whether you’re using Getting Things Done™ (GTD™) or any other productivity system. It's powerful enough to use on its own, and syncs through the cloud with your other devices running OmniFocus (also available for iOS and Apple Watch).

OmniFocus 2 features everything you need to seriously get stuff done:


• Reliable sync with NEW push triggering using our free service or your own server. Keep your entire database at your fingertips by syncing with OmniFocus for iOS and Apple Watch (available from the App Store as a separate purchase).
• A flexible hierarchy: keep all your to-dos in one list or use as many levels of Folders, Projects, Groups, and Actions as you need to stay organized
• Customizable Layout: Choose a fluid view that automatically shows and hides fields as needed, or use Custom Columns for scannable, tabular lists.
• Assign contexts based on location, people, energy level—whatever you need to get the task accomplished
• NEW Customize OmniFocus' look with the colors and fonts of your choosing.
• Sharing Extension captures content from any app that has a Share button
• Today Extension shows you OmniFocus items due today right in Notification Center
• Collect from anything that can send email—Omni Sync Server’s Mail Drop adds items directly to your OmniFocus Inbox
• Attach (or link to) important reference material.
• Open the Forecast perspective to see your due items for each day alongside events from your OS X Calendar.
• The Review perspective (NEW IN 2) makes sure nothing falls through the cracks.

Starting from a solid, simple user experience, we added Pro features for customizing OmniFocus and making it even more powerful. Pro is available via In-App Purchase and free to customers who purchased OmniFocus 1 from the Mac App Store:

• Custom Perspectives: save and revisit custom views for specific tasks or situations: “Show me the chores I can do in five minutes” or “What do I need to follow up on with the people from the planning meeting?”
• Customize the OmniFocus sidebar and home screen just like you customize your iOS Device's home screen.
• AppleScript support enables all kinds of cool workflows.
• Focus feature lets you block out stuff that isn't immediately actionable.
• Display any perspective in Notification Center with the Today Extension

For more information, please watch the video on our website!


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, by phone at 1-800-315-6664 or +1-206-523-4152, or on Twitter at @omnifocus.

If OmniFocus empowers you, we would appreciate an App Store review. Your review will help other people find OmniFocus and get more done.

Thank you!


Release Notes:

OmniFocus 2.10 for Mac adds the ability to show Inbox in the Projects perspective and adopts the URL scheme of OmniFocus for iOS so you can use the same URLs for navigation and automation on all of your devices.

• Inbox in Projects — Added a preference to the Organization preferences pane that shows the Inbox in the Projects sidebar and its contents in the outline.
• URL Scheme — OmniFocus for Mac now supports the same /add and /paste URLs as the iOS version, and navigation links like /inbox, /projects, and /forecast. You can read more about URLs at
• Clipping — Made a change to the built-in clipping handler for Google Chrome that should fix it for customers who have multiple applications named “Google Chrome”. One case we know about is via Parallels Desktop.
• Crash — Fixed a crash when closing a secondary OmniFocus document while actively editing an item in the outline.
• Encryption Passphrase — Fixed a problem where OmniFocus could use a keychain item created by Finder to set your encryption passphrase to an empty string.
• Logging — Fixed a problem where if you entered the wrong sync password or encryption passphrase, that incorrect value was included in the error that OmniFocus wrote to the console.
• Outdent — Made the behavior consistent when outdenting an inbox item or a top-level task in a project: the newly-created project is now always selected in the sidebar.
• Outline — When the option to show folders in the outline is enabled, we now group projects at the top level under “No Folder” instead of “Top Level”.

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

If OmniFocus empowers you, we would appreciate an App Store review. Your review will help other people find OmniFocus and make them more productive too.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.0.4
Review by Mike.puck

Worth every penny - I was surprised by the audacity that some developer had in putting apps in the App Store with a price tag like this - for a to-do app no less. But then I learned a thing or two and couldn’t recommend the OmniFocus platform more highly. I first came across it in the iOS App Store for the iPhone and couldn’t imagine paying $20 for a glorified checklist. I am eating my words right now. I slowly started making use of OmniFocus for Mac and iPhone and as I learned how to harness it, it became more and more useful to me. This is no mere checklist or to-do app. It is a task manager of the highest caliber. The OmniGroup doesn’t put out trash. I have since bought this app on my iPad, as well as all the pro versions. Not everyone needs all of the functionality of OmniFocus, nor does everyone need the pro versions, but it scales remarkably well. It can function as a beautiful and very useful to-do list manager, or it can be a turbocharged GTD system fed by Applescripts and a busy schedule. I have used to-do list apps that simply didn’t cut it for me, but I don’t think I’ll ever get to the point in my life where OmniFocus wouldn’t be useful and still have more to discover. The OmniGroup should be proud of the work they do on their applications. I couldn’t recommend them any higher.

Found helpful by 67 out of 75 people
Version 2.0
Review by Scott North

Disappointment. DO NOT BUY. No Tags. No Multiple contexts. - This company does not listen to their customers. We have been posting comments on their blog asking for tags and multiple contexts for years. They are still not there. Only the dumb FLAG thing which means that you have to manually change all your flags if you need to tag in a different way. The whole context thing is very restrictive. Perhaps Focus feature in PRO version for another $40 will address some of the failures that result from NO TAGS.

Found helpful by 37 out of 77 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.1
Review by jsgreen

Continues to be a great productivity tool - OF continues to be a great GTD based productivity tool…getting stuff done revolves around OF, without it I’d be lost. Yes, it comes at a premium price, but what you get (along with an investment in taking the time to learn how to use it) pays for itself in spades. I’ve tried numerous todo apps, look no further as OF is the best of the bunch.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
Version 2.1
Review by Steelcogito

costly and not well integrated. - High, i purchased this with the hope that the application woudl easily intergrate with my iPhone, whcih is my on the move data mangament system. However, you have to purchase the sepertate and as costly iPhone app, if you want to use this on the go. I ahve subsequently found the tools inculded with the mac operating system to do everything this app does and I don’t have to buy anything esle to make that happen. was not happy with this purchase or this apps functions overall.

Found helpful by 33 out of 67 people
Version 2.1
Review by ScottNWDW

Just keeps getting better - when it comes to task management, OmniFocus is the BEST. I’ve tried many of the others out there and many opf them have unique features that set them all apart, BUT, I always keep coming back to OmniFocus. Yes it is more expensive than the others Yes it is a little harder to learn, BUT once you do, it is so simple. Yes it is customizable Yes it is GREAT! I was skeptical at forst, I mean the cost alone is enough to scare people away, and it almost did me too. Especially when you figure in the iPad and iPhone apps are all sold separately. But the investment was well worth it. All versions have been updated several times and with each upgrade the prodect makes task management even easier. I’ve tried ToDo, Reminders, Toodledo, 2Do, Things, and several others, but as I said earlier, I always stick with or come back to OmniFocus. Never had issues syncing, even though some have said it was a little sluggish, I never experienced that. Allows me to set up projects, subtasks, locations, works with the Notification Center on the iOS devices and Mac. For task management theis IS the GOLD STANDARD.

Found helpful by 25 out of 29 people
Version 2.1
Review by Matt Fletcher

Great Updates - I used to be a Things or Wunderlist user but after using OmniFocus for the past 6 months and especially with the great updates on iOS and now Mac, I can honestly say it is my favorite around. Yes there are a lot of options that could be overwhelming but the key is just to use what you need and not worry about the other stuff if you don’t need. I find myself adding a new bit of the features into my workflow every so often so it’s nice because there is not a ceiling to what it can handle. The 2.1 update brings a nice cohesive look from the iOS apps and the sync is much better. I’m still looking forward to further improvements to the speed and transparency of syncing (Wunderlist has a great implementation of sync). Overall, this is a must-have app and I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to stay organized.

Found helpful by 20 out of 22 people
Version 2.1
Review by DEMON_COP

Going downhill... - It really seems like Omni are stretching themselves thin and no longer have the bandwidth to support OF2 for Mac as well as they should. The app is feeling very sluggish and bloated. It’s great for them that they ahve so many new apps coming out, and have updated new looks for the various operating systems/devices, but OF2 is slow and laggy as heck. I would love this app if it were to have the snappy feel of OF1 or Things, but it doesn’t, and so it’s a pain to use. If you’re like me, and you get frustrated by sitting in traffic, stay away from this app for now. Using OF2 right now is the software equivalent of sitting in traffic when you’re in a rush to get somewhere.

Found helpful by 15 out of 29 people