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I own and use Omnifocus for Mac, iPad and iPhone, but I would really love an online app that I can use from my PC at work. If this were available, I would be in GTD heaven. Is this in the works? If so, will we see it any time soon?

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I too have to use a PC at work. Although I love using Omnifocus on my iPad and iPhone, having it online to use would be fantastic. I am sure there are thousands that would agree.
I'm on the same boat with PC use at work.

That would be a killer feature, I'm not yet using Omnifocus but Things, but I'm reading Creating Flow with Omnifocus before jumping aboard the ship
I worry about the times when I may not have 3G coverage and thus no access to the internet. Then I'll be screwed since I won't be able to access my OmniFocus database.

On the rare occasion that I get an ISP outage, I'm also screwed. I tend to like to keep my OmniFocus database on my iPad and thus have easy access. But it would be nice to be able to access my data when my iPad isn't handy.

I would have to guess that there will be a monthly or yearly subscription plan to subscribe to this service.

IIRC this is the business model that Google wants to get into - cloud apps. I believe that Microsoft is entertaining the idea of creating a cloud version of Microsoft Office as well.

Maybe this idea of cloud computing will really take off when broadband internet becomes as commonplace as FM radios.
This is something we've thought about but with so many other projects on our plate, we can't promise when or if we'd do something like this.

That said, it always helps when interested parties email the support ninjas and let them know about their desire to see stuff like this happen. That helps us in our effort to direct the resources we do have in the directions that make the greatest number of customers happy at any given time. ;-)
This is a huge gap for me, too. Used OF for Mac and iPhone heavily at home and liked it. And being locked to the PC and Outlook at work I still quite long tried to keep OF as THE task management system to avoid the extra pain of switching between different systems.
I finally realized how counter-productive it was to manually type work tasks into the phone (no keyboard there, you know ...). I then tried using two different systems. Not good at all.
Now I am sitting on a web-based solution with an iPhone app syncing to it. The desktop interface is similarly ugly and inconvenient both at home and work but then again I can manage my tasks the same way not depending on my location. Somehow this feels good for the brain. Still miss Omnifocus though.
I am sure I am not the first to request an OmniFocus web application. As a mac user forced to use a PC at work, the ability to use OmniFocus on the web would complete the ultimate utility of OmniFocus as an all encompassing productivity tool. I think the "Email Processing" features are great, but are a limiting work-around for those who are forced to rely on a PC (Outlook) to manage work calendars, tasks, and events; especially when network firewalls and security restrictions act as additional hurdles to use of apps on mobile devices while at work. The entire suite of Omni products would benefit greatly from web accessibility in the "cloud".

Is there now, or has there ever been consideration for OmniFocus as a web application?
It has clearly been considered over the years, but it has never bubbled to the top of the to-do list. I suspect it never will. Lots of work, perhaps not much gain, and they already have plenty to do (at a pace which seems to be slowing as the number of staffers increases).
Originally Posted by whpalmer4 View Post
(at a pace which seems to be slowing as the number of staffers increases)
Our pace of development is not slowing.

Right now, we have these projects on our plates:
  • MailDrop.
  • Sandbox every Mac app. This is actually a huge amount of work for every single one of our teams, but ideally has zero user-visible impact. (Not clear if that's actually an achievable goal, but we've been working very hard to make the sandboxing transition as seamless as possible.)
  • OmniPresence. This involves creating one new Mac app, significant updates to three iPad apps, and significant work on the back end. And some additional work to our Mac apps.
  • OmniFocus 2.
  • OmniOutliner 4.
  • Completely rewritten Microsoft Project importer for OmniPlan to support modern versions of both OS X and iOS.
  • Re-architected the Microsoft Visio importer for OmniGraffle to support modern versions of both OS X and iOS.
  • OmniKeyMaster, to provide upgrade pricing to our App Store customers.
  • OmniGraphSketcher 1.3.
  • OmniGraffle 5.4.3.
  • [Other Major Work Yet To Be Announced]

And with all this going on, we just shipped a major update (and a few follow-up bug fix releases) to OmniOutliner for iPad (v1.4.x, adding audio recording).

Last edited by Ken Case; 2013-04-09 at 05:11 PM..
Originally Posted by Ken Case View Post
Our pace of development is not slowing.
Right now, we have these projects on our plates:
So that's Mondays; what about the rest of the week? :)

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