OmniFocus watchOS3 feature requests

With watchOS3 having been reimagined by Apple I think OmniFocus on the watch could use some tweaks as well.

  1. I feel like choosing a perspective on your phone kind of defeats the purpose of using OF on the watch. Not to mention that 75% of the time my chosen perspective disappears (most likely a watchOS bug). I really dislike the fact that my compilations, glance, perspective choice and today widget on iPhone are all tied to one choice. Omni has always been really great about giving users choices (custom styles, custom columns) and I would love that choice to be reflected here. I think it would be cool to be able to choose 5 of your favorite perspectives to show up on the watch app and live there all the time. On top of that it would be cool to have a sixth one show up by selecting it on the phone.

  2. Also, with glances being axed, I’d love to see the dock snapshot be able to show me me my tasks from the dock switcher instead of the home screen. With the watch experience being based on glance able interactions I think seeing my action list here is a must.

  3. Another pain point with the watch app is when I’m working around the house and want to add a new tasks via the watch and then flag it immediately is I have to force touch, dictate, save, go to back to my inbox and then flag. It would be nice to flag it immediately after it is created instead of going to my inbox to flag it. Does that make sense? Cultured Codes “Things” app on watch does this really well.

  4. Another pain point is that tapping on a compilation or glance always brings me to the home screen. I’d love to see it bring me into the last screen I was using as it usually is where I head after the home screen anyway.

  5. Having the ability to defer something to tomorrow or switch the due date with the digital crown would be huge.

  6. With watchOS3 Apple has redesigned the activity and weather apps so you don’t have to swipe left to get more info on your specific rings or weather cities. Instead they are moving to an up-and-down approach where all info is contained on one screen. Instead of swiping through, it is a continuous vertical scroll. When I go into one specific task I’d love the ability to swipe to the next task with the crown.

  7. Apple said something about sprite kit that allows for animations. I’d love to see OF add some kind of animation for completing actions. It may seem strange but it really gives the user a real sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. Cultured Codes “Things” app on watch does this really well. They have really beautiful animations.

  8. I’d love to see tasks disappear when checking them off (with an animation!). With such a small screen and a large task lists, having the tasks stay on the screen after they have been marked as complete can really detract from the user experience.


Looks like these requests were sent in as a support mail - they’ve been filed and communicated to the rest of the team. Thanks!