OmniFocus Comes to iPad

The Omni Group’s powerful task management software has arrived for the iPad, hitting the App Store this morning. The app has advanced features including location-aware task lists and over-the-air synchronization with OmniFocus for the Mac and iPhone. The full list of features of the new iPad version includes:

  • Quick Entry for fast, easy task capture
  • Task inbox where items can be stored for future processing
  • Detailed task options like start and due dates, repeating schedules, and audio note and photo attachments
  • Organize tasks into projects and folders, with as much hierarchy as is needed
  • Categorize and view tasks by contexts, or work modes (ie, “Phone” for all phone call-related to-dos)
  • Subtasks, for breaking large tasks into manageable steps
  • Built-in search for locating any task in your database
  • Cloud sync: synchronize with OmniFocus for Mac and OmniFocus for iPhone
  • Location-based contexts: the Map makes it easy to generate and view tasks based on current or assigned locations
  • Forecasts: see a weekly or daily view of all due tasks
  • Built-in reviewing that helps you stay current on all your projects
  • Free customer support via email or phone

At $39.99, the app is not cheap but we know many users who swear by the software’s ability to keep them on track and productive. OmniFocus for the iPhone costs $19.99 and first became available in 2008. OmniFocus for the Mac starts at $79.95.


OmniFocus for iPad

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Rating: 4.00 (73)
Version: 1.6.5
iOS iPad

OmniFocus for iPad combines the in-depth task management features of a desktop app with the advanced mobile experience of the iPad. With flexible viewing options, location-aware task lists, and...

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OmniFocus for iPhone

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Version: 1.16.2
iOS iPhone

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...

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I have been using OF on the Mac for years and also own the iPhone version, but I honestly now think the iPad version supersedes both the desktop and iPhone version in terms of easiness, and functionality. Well worth the $40 to me.


Those who need this level of categorization hierarchy and detail for their tasks are screwed and need to reassess their priorities in life.


I haven’t used it, but would expect it to be up to the legendary standard of the rest of the suite.

That said, it’s a huge cost if you already have OF for iPhone and OF for Mac! It’s a pity that there isn’t an “upgrade” price of some sort to add OF for iPad…

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