What you need to know
- OmniFocus for Mac has been updated to include some great widgets for macOS Big Sur.
Popular task management app OmniFocus has been updated to version 3.11, adding support for iOS 14-like widgets on macOS Big Sur. The widgets live in Notification Center and offer a couple of different views to help users keep track of their tasks.
The widgets OmniFocus offers on iPhone and iPad are already great and they've made the jump to the Mac in the form of Forecast and perspective widgets. The latter can be configured to show the perspective of your choice, too.
- 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
Both widget types are available in small, medium, and large widget sizes and you can even customize the font that they use should that be something you're into.
The addition of widgets to Notification Center is one of the unsung heroes of the macOS Big Sur release and one that could change your game, given the chance. That'll need apps like OmniFocus to take advantage of it and it's great to see developers doing just that.
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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.