macOS 11 Big Sur beta crashes

Anyone have any workarounds to make Omnifocus work on Mac OS 11 ? after launching and clicking continue it immediately crashes.

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Sorry to hear that you’re having that trouble, @grangej!

And welcome to the OF forum :-)

If you’re using OF 3 on macOS, you’ll need at least 10.14:

Since 10.11 is pretty old anyway, it might be a good idea to consider upgrading. Good luck!

Hi :) I am not talking about 10.11, but OS 11 AKA Big Sur. :) I am sure I’m not the only dev out there who is already checking out the beta.

Your best bet, I would have thought, is to check directly with the Omni Group - since, as you say, macOS 11 is not officially released yet.

Omni is always ahead of the game, but a quick search doesn’t find any evidence that OF 3 has been certified for that next big OS upgrade (my apologies for not reading what you wrote carefully enough) yet. Good luck!

No problem :) I already emailed support but was holding out hope that someone might have ran across a workaround ;-) Thank you again.

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Is there any Omnifocus Beta available?

No but I did find a workaround thanks to the great support :)

Copy the file from your iPhone onto the desktop as there is only a problem during onboarding not once the app is up and running.


How do I do that? >> Copy the file from your iPhone onto the desktop

This is what I got from support :) (it worked)

  1. Open the Files app on one of your iOS devices.
  2. Go to On My iPad/On My iPhone.
  3. Go to the OmniFocus folder.
  4. You should see a file titled just “OmniFocus” or “OmniFocus.ofocus”.
  5. Tap and hold on this file.
  6. In the contextual menu that appears, tap Share.
  7. Share this file to your Mac (for instance Airdrop it or emailing it to yourself).
  8. Open a Finder window on your Mac.
  9. Choose Go > Go to Folder… in the menu bar.
  10. Paste in this path:

~/Library/Containers/com.omnigroup.OmniFocus3/Data/Library/Application Support/OmniFocus

  1. Move the “OmniFocus.ofocus” file from your iOS device into this folder.
  2. Now try launching OmniFocus.
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An addendum to those instructions:

The folder path you need to use in Step 10 will depend on where you downloaded OmniFocus from. If you downloaded the app from the Mac App Store, then you will need to use this path:

~/Library/Containers/com.omnigroup.OmniFocus3.MacAppStore/Data/Library/Application Support/OmniFocus/

These steps can also be amended if you have OmniFocus on another Mac or otherwise have access to an existing .ofocus or .ofocus-backup database file. You just need to titled the database file that you have OmniFocus.ofocus and place it into the corresponding folder as specified above.

Also please see:
Using Omni apps on beta versions of macOS and iOS

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This works for the Omni Store version, not Apple’s App Store version.

I did everything and is not working for me:




OmniGroup CrashCatcher Report for OmniFocus (3.8 (v143.1.19) (May 22 2020))
vie jul. 10 11:45:20 hora estándar de Argentina 2020
10.16 – 20A4300b
12/12 processors

Process: OmniFocus (3.8 (v143.1.19) (May 22 2020))
exception = 0x00000002, code = 0x00000001;0x00000000
Exception type: BAD_INSTRUCTION

File: /Applications/
Build details:

Product: OmniFocus-MacAppStore-3.8.x
Tag: --tag OmniFocus/3.8/GM-v143.1
Date: 2020-05-22 15:51:27 -0700
Builder: omnibuild
Revision: 19
CommitHash: 53a7b8840430e1c79d9687608d2112f401fb5913

Xcode: /Applications/
Xcode 11.4
Build version 11E146

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Hardware Info:
bps=8 bps
cpu_type=6-Core Intel Core i9
display0=1680x1050, 0Hz
dpi=144 x 144 DPI
machine_name=MacBook Pro

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it was worked with the version downloaded from the website… not working with the version of App Store.