Worth the Upgrade. Been an OF user since v 1, then 2, but left for others including Things when OF became convoluted, cluttered, and just plain no fun to use.
With OF 3, however, the app is back. Two big improvements for me: I give it 4 stars rather than 5 because the overall interface is still a little clunky, cluttered, and there are tons of options for drilling down searches good for some folks, too much for others. Before I upgraded, I took advantage of the trial: Prove to me this app is actually improved and I will use — and enjoy using. So far so good. The upgrade pricing is fair, too. I recently upgraded from OmniFocus 2 to OmniFocus 3.
At first I was a bit disappointed. In fact it is a brand new an incredibly powerful productivity tool that has maintained the same familiarity that its users have grown accustomed to, while adding tremendous amount of power and flexibility, so much so that I would say whether you follow GTD or any other system, or you want to make your own OmniFocus can support that. The note field is absolutely incredible. You can add an email and it would display as if you are viewing it in your email client.
Tags are incredibly powerful and easy. Custom perspectives can organize your data however you like to view it. While you can customize the app to such degree that it no longer looks like when you first got it, it is incredibly powerful and useful right out of the box.
Another feature that I absolutely love is the Review Perspective which is so unique to OmniFocus and not offered by any other productivity app on the market. I can keep writing but all of this is a testament to the OmniGroup for their ability and understanding of how to make us more productive while enjoying the process. Many, many Thanks!!! They seem to be going the way of SaaS, which I think will drive away most people. But the pricing seems to just be getting worse.
I understand that has been the official argument over the years, the problem is that this is something that your competition is able to do more and more often. The inability to meet customer needs, whether technical or financial, will not be met with endless loyalty when there are other, seemingly more hospitable options out there.
But the validity of that argument is fading fast. Developer Response , Thanks for the kind words about OmniFocus, and sorry for the pricing frustration! As you've probably heard over the years, it's not a sustainable business model for us to offer free upgrades for life to those who pay once for OmniFocus—that's why we've released paid upgrades in the past, and will continue to do so for those who choose that model.
We've added the OmniFocus Subscription for those who are interested in paying one price for OmniFocus everywhere, and the discounted Web Add-on available from our website for our existing customers that want to add web access which we are similarly unable to give away in perpetuity.
Whether you're paying a la cart or for the subscription, we stand by the value that OmniFocus offers those who make use of its advanced functionality—but we acknowledge that it's a tough transition for those who might have preferred the all-in-one model and feel locked into our a-la-carte model based on previous purchases. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email sales omnigroup.
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