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A review of the Omni Group’s 2014 and our plans for 2015

OmniOutliner is coming to iPhone!! Woo hoo!!

Apps Technology

OmniOutliner 2 for iOS 7 is Now Availble

[Omnioutliner 2]( is now available in the app store.[^aff] You can read the [MacStories]( review if you need more details.

[^aff]: Affiliate Link (as is the post link.)

Internet Software

The Omni Group Launches OmniPresence For Automatic Document Syncing

Federico Viticci breaks down the new document syncing solution from the Omni Group in his usual, comprehensive manner.

I have been really looking forward to the days when I could easily sync my OmniOutliner outlines from my Mac to iPad and it seems that day has finally arrived. Since my OmniSync Server account currently does not support OmniPresence, I followed Federico’s advise and got a free [Cloudsafe]( account to use with OmniPresence. The Cloudsafe setup process was pretty straight forward, but enabling WebDav was kind of confusing. For reference you need to:

1. Create a new “safe”

2. Give yourself read and write access to that safe via the “access chains”

3. Go to the “Safe Content” for that particular safe and click on the “WebDav” link.[^fn1] That will allow you enable WebDav.

After you get your WebDav login information, you can follow the rest of Federico’s review to get yourself up and running on OmniPresence.

[^fn1]: The link does not look like it will do anything, but, trust me, it will ask you if you want to enable WebDav.


OmniGroup’s Plans for 2013

Omnifocus 2 for Mac will make its public debut on January 31st at Macworld, Omnioutliner 4 is scheduled for release in Q1 of 2013, and OmniPresence will allow syncing across the Omni apps and other apps. It should be a really big start of the year for the OmniGroup. Also interesting is their approach to the Mac App Store and upgrade pricing:

> Finally, with OmniFocus 2 coming we’ve been thinking a lot about how to implement upgrade pricing from Mac App Store apps. As always, we plan to offer discounted upgrade pricing on our own online store, but unfortunately we don’t have that flexibility in the Mac App Store. We’ve decided to treat the Mac App Store the same way as we treat retail stores: it’s a great way to discover our software, and can give you confidence that it’s been vetted by a third party. And, just as you wouldn’t get a discount from a retail store if you purchase OmniGraffle 5 while owning OmniGraffle 4, you won’t get a discount if you purchase OmniFocus 2 from the Mac App Store. But we’re in the process of updating our store so that you’ll be able to register your Mac App Store apps to get a discounted upgrade price when you buy an update directly from us.

Interesting. I wonder if other Mac developers will follow Omni’s lead in that approach.

Apps Software

OmniOutliner for iOS Update Mentions Syncing Via Omni Sync Server

I just upgraded [OmniOutliner for iOS](*bqlTuiXSo&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826&[^fn1] and the [release notes]( mention the ability to use Omni Sync Server to download outlines. The [Mac Version](*bqlTuiXSo&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826& does not yet seem to be updated to support Omni Sync Server functionality, but I hope this iOS update is a sign that syncing will be coming to OmniOutliner soon.

[^fn1]: Affiliate Link (as are all links to apps in this post.)