Let’s put some information on the table first…
OmniFocus is the best Todo App out there and I love it.
But I’m having hard time justifying the price and I would love what other users thinks about it
I’m Canadian so I use the Canadian App Store Price
Ios OmniFocus 2 Legacy upgrade
I’ve been lucky enough to buy the legacy ios app at 20$ but I’m always scared that they stop updating the app and that I would have no other choice than to upgrade to the universal app.
Right now, the upgrade bundle is at 35$ (cad currency) and even then, I would have to pay another 28$ to get back the pro add-on (that is active on the legacy app). That make an upgrade price at 63$ wich is more than three times what I paid for the actual app and since I don’t have an ipad/iphone6/watch… I have no new feature.
You may say don’t updgrade… but time will come when the legacy app will not be supported and even tho I love OmniFocus, it’s still the first time it would cost me 3x more to upgrade than the actual app cost me at the time.
Now let’s take for example a new user
Let’s keep things simple. You are a simple user that manage a lot of projects and a task management would help. You’ve heard goog comments about OmniFocus and want to try it…
Canadian App Store Price
You get OmniFocus. Life is simple again! You are now an OmniUser.
Main App - 55$
You like OmniFocus so much that before long, you also add your personnal tasks along your proffessional but there it is… how to separated both… well… you can’t! You need the Pro add-on to get the ability to “Focus” (in a app that’s called OmniFocus) and get those custom perspective.
Main App Pro Add-On - 55$
Then… to get a got workflow, you need to get those task on the go! Not to organize your task… but to complete them and see where you are in your day. You realize it’s exactly the same price than the base app… ho well…
Ios App - 55$
You soon realize that after paying an xtra 55$ on the main app and putting all that effort into your custom perspective, you don’t have them on your phone. You’ve built yourself a workflow that can’t use on the go. At that point… you have no choice
Ios Pro Add-On - 28$
That put the whole OmniFocus Pro serie at 193$
Keep in mind that in that price, you had to pay in total 83$ for the Pro Add-on just to be able to “filter” thru your projects and sort between your personnal and professional life. Scripting is an advanced feature so I understand the extra but Custom Perspective and Focus?!? I’m I not already buying OmniFocus for the sole purpose of clearing things in my life?
Conclusion and the point I’m trying to make
Not doubt OmniFocus is one of the best (if not THE best) todo app out there. But you I’m sure OmniGroup is loosing customers with those price tags.
I would have never paid 83$ for an ios App. The past price tag of 20$ was just fine for my uses.
Am I alone with that feeling?