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Will sneaky peak users need to to anything special to clean up installing OmniFocus 5 times a day?
 
No. Why would we?
 
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No. Why would we?
I guess that's why I asked the question.....I don't know. When I drag and drop the app to my applications folder - I see a few different things being copied over, not sure where they're going or if they're just package contents that get overwritten every time.
 
There's basically 4 places OmniFocus puts data:
1) The application itself, usually in your Applications folder (this is really a wrapper with a lot of files in it, that's probably what you're seeing copied over).
2) A preferences file for each user, usually in your Library/Preferences folder.
3) The OmniFocus folder in Library/Application Support contains your actual data, and the web interface if you're running it.
4) There's also a cache of your OmniFocus data to speed some things up, stored in Library/Caches

You're over-writing (1) every time you update, and each of these updates will just re-use (2)-(4) from the previous version.

The only real clutter you're going to build up by installing a new version 5 times a day is the disk images you're downloading. Once you've copied the application to your Applications folder (or wherever you like it to live), you can unmount and delete these.
 
Thanks very much
 
 


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