What's new in the latest builds?


#1

Those of you who read our release notes carefully have already seen all this, but here’s what’s changed in the last week:

Monday, April 14

  • updated - Perspective View Options — Changes to a window’s view options for a custom perspective are no longer saved automatically. Instead, the View Options popover has Revert and Save buttons which you can use to return to your original perspective settings or to permanently save your changes to that perspective.
  • fixed - Perspective Shortcuts — Fixed a bug which made it impossible to clear a custom perspective’s keyboard shortcut.
  • fixed - Switching Tabs — Fixed some glitchy drawing artifacts which sometimes appeared when switching tabs.
  • fixed - Standard Perspectives — In Standard, you can now use the Perspectives menu to switch between built-in perspectives. When switching from Pro to Standard, the sidebar will correctly reset to show the default list of built-in perspectives.

Saturday, April 12

  • updated - Sidebar — Inactive projects, contexts, and folders are a bit more subdued.
  • fixed - Notes — Clicking below a link in the notes inspector no longer follows the link, but instead starts editing. Click on the link to follow it.

Friday, April 11

  • new - Documentation — Our first pass at documentation is in the app! Choose Help → OmniFocus (Pro) Help to take a look.
  • new - Perspective Tab Highlights — Tabs show a colored highlight to indicate that they have “interesting” content, such as overdue actions in the Forecast Perspective or projects to review in the Review Perspective. Head to the Notifications preference pane to choose which tabs can be highlighted.
  • updated - Review — The review inspector sprouted a calendar widget in the Next Review field.
  • updated - Everywhere — We all shine on: persistent pixel polishing
  • fixed - Status — Projects and contexts in the main outline let you know if they aren’t active.
  • fixed - Flags — Inspector disguishes actions that are flagged from actions whose group or project is flagged. It also shows when some actions are flagged but others are not.
  • fixed - Dragging — Dragging actions to the end of a project works again. Icons next to folders and contexts can be used to start a drag.
  • fixed - Custom Perspective View Options — Fixed a bug where some view options wouldn’t be immediately applied to a custom perspective.
  • fixed - Contexts — Hierarchical context names have returned to the grouping rows after a brief tour of Europe, Asia, and the Subcontinent.
  • fixed - Row Selection — Less likely to start editing a row when you just meant to select it.

Thursday, April 10

  • new - Sidebar Badges — In Notification Preferences, you can enable reminders in the sidebar to display counts of due soon and overdue items in sidebar lists of projects and contexts.
  • new - Forecast — Date headers now show a count of things on that day, so you can decide which days are worth expanding to see what’s there. (And which ones are just too scary and should be collapsed forever?)
  • updated - Everywhere — Pixel pushing in pursuit of perfection proceeds propitiously.
  • updated - Notes — Made the “there’s a note here” icons more obviously different from the “you could add a note here” icon.
  • fixed - Crash — Build 207238 thought it understood sidebar badges but didn’t fully. So it crashed on launch or in other random places.
  • fixed - Projects — Putting a project inside another project.
  • fixed - Perspectives Editor — Double-clicking a perspective name in the list will open it, instead of trying to edit the name.
  • fixed - Flags — Projects and actions now have a clickable flag in the main outline.

Wednesday, April 9

  • updated - Quick Open — Quick Open now has support for opening built-in perspectives.
  • updated - Pixels — Fidgeting with the layout of some buttons and icons and things.
  • updated - Dates — In the main outline, if the date is Today, show the time instead. Exception: in Forecast, show the time for dates which are that day.
  • fixed - Crash — Creating a new context if your view was set to only show contexts that had stuff in them. (This might be the last of this family of crashes, but not holding our breaths.)
  • fixed - Inspector — Date field calendar now asks the System Preferences what the first day of the week should be instead of assuming everyone thinks like Americans.

Tuesday, April 8

  • new - Project Status — Projects now display how many of their actions are available, how many are due soon, and how many are overdue.
  • new - Drag to Projects — You can now drag items onto the Projects tab to turn them into projects.
  • updated - Due and Defer Times — Forecast will now display times for entries whenever the date is redundant because the entry is listed under that date. Other views will now display times when the date is today.
  • updated - Review — Updated the style of the Previous and Next buttons.
  • updated - Note Icons — Made the note icons more qualitatively different when there is or isn’t a note.
  • fixed - Menu Titles — Fixed a bug which would cause several related menu items to change their label to be identical (“Go to Sidebar”) even though they actually went to different places.
  • fixed - Forecast Defer Groups — Deferred tasks in Forecast now sort by their Defer Date rather than their Due Date.
  • fixed - Performance — Coalesced row updates in our outline to avoid unnecessary redraws of the entire view.
  • fixed - Stability — Fixed a number of crashes. (Keep those crash reports coming!)
  • fixed - Search Filter — Fixed a bug where searching wasn’t always returning the correct results.
  • fixed - Copying Tasks in Quick Entry — Copying and pasting tasks in Quick Entry will now copy the assigned project.

Monday, April 7

  • new - Window Title — The window’s title is now the current perspective.
  • updated - Printing — Continuing to polish layout here.
  • updated - Data Density — Reduced the amount of vertical whitespace in the main outline for actions and projects.
  • updated - Toolbar — Pre-defined perspectives are available as toolbar buttons (as your custom perspectives already were).
  • fixed - Export — Put the right file extension on exported files.
  • fixed - Perspectives — Changing a perspective’s project hierarchy setting will now update the available status filter options so that you can’t select an option that doesn’t apply in that hierarchy mode.
  • fixed - Outline — There was some extra indenting going on if folders were displayed in the main outline.
  • fixed - Quick Entry — Date fields were vanishing.
  • fixed - Crash — Unfocusing, or switching tabs, usually to Forecast.
  • fixed - Crash — Two different ways that creating a project and then undoing that could go sideways. (Pretty sure there’s at least one more still lurking.)

If you have any feedback or questions about any of these changes, let us know!


#2

Only 50 changes then … ;-)


#3

We weren’t done making changes when I posted those notes yesterday, so here’s an updated list:

Monday, April 14

  • new - Drop on Tabs — The tabs of all the standard perspectives are now pleased to accept dropped items from other perspectives! Drag an action from the Inbox to the Project tab to create a new project. Drag a project onto the Forecast tab to mark it due today. Drag an action or project onto the Flagged tab to flag it. Drag a project onto the Review tab to mark it due for review. We’re excited to add this feature to the app and hope you like it!
  • new - Contexts — Context headers now show action counts.
  • updated - Status Rings — The status rings now darken when you move the mouse over them, inviting you to check off that completed action. They’re also a bit more reserved when you do click them.
  • updated - Perspective View Options — Changes to a window’s view options for a custom perspective are no longer saved automatically. Instead, the View Options popover has Revert and Save buttons which you can use to return to your original perspective settings or to permanently save your changes to that perspective.
  • updated - Perspectives Window — Better layout in the list of perspectives.
  • updated - Polish — Almost every pixel got another coat of wax. Look closely and you can see your face in them. Not too close though, you don’t want nose prints on your screen.
  • fixed - Perspective Shortcuts — Fixed a bug which made it impossible to clear a custom perspective’s keyboard shortcut.
  • fixed - Switching Tabs — Fixed some glitchy drawing artifacts which sometimes appeared when switching tabs.
  • fixed - Standard Perspectives — In Standard, you can now use the Perspectives menu to switch between built-in perspectives. When switching from Pro to Standard, the sidebar will correctly reset to show the default list of built-in perspectives.
  • fixed - Expand and Collapse — The expand and collapse triangles in the main outline have returned from walk-about.

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#5

Tuesday, April 15

  • new - Review — View menu, including option to show a project’s enclosing folder in the outline, to provide a hint of hierarchy.
  • updated - Built-In Perspectives — The keyboard shortcuts for built-in perspectives can now be changed in the Perspectives window.
  • updated - Review — Clean Up removes reviewed projects from the list.
  • fixed - Quick Entry — Date fields were misbehaving.
  • fixed - Custom Perspective Settings — Fixed a bug introduced with yesterday’s view option changes where a custom perspective setting which was in its default state wouldn’t get applied properly (e.g. “Ungrouped” was being rendered the same as “Group by Context”).

#6

Wednesday, April 16

  • new - Perspectives Editor — All perspectives are becoming editable in the perspectives editor. You shouldn’t have to learn two different systems for standard vs. custom perspectives.
  • updated - Quick Open — pretty!
  • updated - Counting — More counts in more places.
  • updated - Help Tags
  • fixed - Quick Entry — crashed. Oops!

#7

Just curious: is this the updated “pretty” Quick Open?

I know pretty is in the eyes of the beholder, but I’m running the latest build, and it looks the same to me.


#8

The pretty (in my opinion) happens when you start typing:


#9

Ah. Thanks.


#10

I really like this feature. Thanks!


#11

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