What you need to know
- OmniFocus 3.11 is now available in the app store.
- It adds support for iOS 14 Home screen widgets.
- You can put your Inbox, perspective, or Forecast right on your Home screen.
OmniFocus 3.11 is now available for download and if you haven't updated yet, you really should. This update brings iOS 14 Home screen widgets to OmniFocus for iPhone and iPad and they're brilliant.
I've been testing these widgets for a few weeks now and they've gone through some huge improvements during that time. The result is some pretty sweet widgets that can display all kinds of different types of tasks – including a custom perspective if you want.
OmniFocus 3.11 for iOS adds a curated set of widgets that you can add to the Today View or your Home Screen to access your most used perspectives and most timely action items from wherever you are on your device. This includes:
- A Forecast widget with a calendar view for today and the days ahead
- A Perspective Items widget with a list of upcoming items in a perspective of your choice
All of the new widgets come in three sizes and there's one dedicated to putting a giant Inbox button on your Home screen – perfect for getting tasks straight into OmniFocus when they cross your mind and before you can forget about them.
The Omni Group is working on bringing an updated macOS Big Sur version of OmniFocus to market as well, so that's something well worth keeping your eyes peeled for. Until then you can download the iOS and iPad updates from the App Store (opens in new tab) now. It's a free upgrade for all OmniFocus subscribers and owners of OmniFocus 3 for iOS.
Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
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