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OmniFocus 1.8 for iPhone is now available! Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
OmniFocus 1.8 enhances support for multitasking features introduced in iOS 4, including support for background sync completion. It overhauls due reminder notifications for increased reliability, makes numerous interface, performance, and stability fixes for use with iOS 4.2, and improves the overall utility for finding nearby actions in addition to making more efficient use of location services.



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Multitasking
  • When running on iOS 4.2 or later, OmniFocus will complete an in-progress sync session when it is put into the background.
  • When running on iOS 4.2 or later, if an automatic sync is due soon, OmniFocus will start a sync session as it enters the background.

Due Reminders and Calendar Notifications
  • Due Reminders are now presented when OmniFocus is active. Previously, these alerts were only presented when OmniFocus was not the active application.
  • OmniFocus now uses a custom sound for Due Reminders to distinguish these alerts from other alerts on your device. (The sound remains optional.)
  • Various improvements were made to the reliability of scheduling due reminder alerts for users with iOS 4.0 and later.
  • Changes made to Due Reminders in the settings are now immediately applied to scheduled alerts.
  • Actions are now exported to the calendar using their inherited due date when appropriate. (In particular, actions with no due date now appear on the calendar if their project has a due date.)

Maps
  • Fixed a bug where location services updates weren't always disabled outside of Nearby Contexts mode.
  • Geolocation and business results are now displayed in your preferred language when possible.
  • Switched to the latest Google Geocoding API for finding the exact geolocation when associating contexts with an address or the address of a contact from Contacts.
  • When requesting the nearest result for a business search, the results are limited to one match to improve performance for showing nearby contexts.
  • Contexts with available actions are always eligible to appear on the map. The “nearby” distance filter is no longer applied.
  • When running on iOS 4.0 or later, OmniFocus now uses the compass arrow icon for switching to Nearby Contexts mode.
  • OmniFocus now correctly handles the cases where location services have been disabled globally, or specifically for OmniFocus, while it is suspended in the background.
  • Subcontexts that inherit a location from a parent context are no longer displayed directly on the map. Actions associated with the subcontext can be viewed through the parent context.
  • Improved help text for assigning dropped pins as the location for a context.
  • Fixed a bug when running under iOS 4.2 where switching to Maps view would inappropriately enter Edit mode immediately.
  • The map/list view switcher is no longer incorrectly disabled after returning to the map after assigning a dropped pin to a context.
  • Tapping the nearby toolbar icon will now recenter map on the current location even if there are no nearby actions currently on the map.
  • Improved filtering of invalid device location results from the location services.
  • Swipe to delete was incorrectly available for status messages such as "Finding Location" within the list-mode of the nearby action feature. Attempting to delete the status message crashed the application.

Editing
  • When assigning an action’s context or project, available choices are now sorted using localized, case-insensitive rules.
  • Fixed a bug which prevented the flag on an action or project from being set when running on iOS 4.2.

User Interface
  • Fixed a bug where using quick entry while the progress bar was active could result in the keyboard subsequently not appearing when it should.
  • OmniFocus for iPhone now honors the synced preference to hide parent of an action when showing actions in action lists. This setting is available in the View menu for OmniFocus for the Mac.
  • The configuration options for due reminders and calendar integration have been moved to a subsection of Settings called Notifications.
  • Fixed several editing and settings screens where the main toolbar was missing the standard set of buttons.
  • Fixed a bug that could result in an incorrect “due soon” means value in Settings after replacing device database with the server's copy.
  • Fixed a text layout bug on the Welcome to OmniFocus screen when running on a device with a Retina display.

Sync
  • OmniFocus handles HTTP redirects more intelligently when replacing your local/remote database with a copy of your remote/local database, and when publishing .ics files.
  • OmniFocus better handles sync setting URLs when resuming from the background.
  • Fixed regression which prevented completion of the initial sync if there was no sync database present on the server.
  • Fixed a workaround for some quirks in cPanel servers.
  • Fixed some problems with syncing to servers with expired, self-signed, or otherwise exceptionable certificates.

Stability
  • Fixed a crash which would occur in certain situations when editing a task which became due while you were editing it.
  • Fixed a regression that caused OmniFocus to crash when changing hidden preferences. This is occasionally used by support ninjas to troubleshoot problems or configure options which aren’t otherwise available in the Settings user interface.
  • Fixed crashes when attempting to send email from within OmniFocus on a device where no email accounts have been configured in Mail.
  • Fixed a crash on initial MobileMe sync when you using a custom path.
  • Fixed compatibility problem on iOS 4.2 where tapping in the status bar caused OmniFocus to crash.

Last edited by Ken Case; 2010-11-17 at 07:46 AM.. Reason: The release is now available on the App Store
 
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Originally Posted by Nicolas_Thomsen View Post
Has it been submitted yet?
Yes. When they post the "is coming soon" message, it has been submitted, and when it is approved, they edit the title to be "is now available"...
 
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Yes. When they post the "is coming soon" message, it has been submitted, and when it is approved, they edit the title to be "is now available"...
Ahh I see, thanks a lot! :)
 
Ken,
I read through the feature but I guess I am confused to if the background location for tasks has been implemented? So that omnifocus will remind you of a task due when you are near a location where a task can be completed?
 
This is great news about background sync!! Great work! Have been waiting for this one & look forward to use it once 4.2 is out for the public
 
Local notifications!?

How does it work, and where are the settings for it? Or isn’t local notifications implemented into this release?

Last edited by Rune; 2010-11-18 at 01:24 AM..
 
I am a bit confused about the following:

Fixed crashes when attempting to send email from within OmniFocus on a device where no email accounts have been configured in Mail.

I guess this is related to emailing the support ninja's? There is no option to email actions (like on the iPad, which would be a great feature on the iPhone as well)...

Thanks,
Sander
 
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I guess this is related to emailing the support ninja's?
Yes, that is correct. Using Send Feedback (or some debug functions accessible by tapping on a specially crafted URL) will attempt to send mail, and apparently it would end badly if Mail hadn't been configured.
 
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Due Reminders and Calendar Notifications
  • Various improvements were made to the reliability of scheduling due reminder alerts for users with iOS 4.0 and later.
  • Changes made to Due Reminders in the settings are now immediately applied to scheduled alerts.
  • Actions are now exported to the calendar using their inherited due date when appropriate. (In particular, actions with no due date now appear on the calendar if their project has a due date.)
Hrm - I'd like to understand this better. Are the due reminders back to being calendar alerts? I don't see any changes but maybe I'm looking elsewhere? The one thing I'd like to see is to be able to at least set a default 'give me an alert x minutes before the due date' thing...is there anything like that?
 
 


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