February 2018 Productivity News

While this website mainly consists of reviews and rather timeless methodology-related articles, the productivity world of course moves forward every day.

New apps are released, previous apps are updated with new features. This article will summarize stuff happening through February 2018.

OmniOutliner 3 for iOS

Last months news post already hinted at an imminent release of OmniOutliner 3 for iOS.

OmniOutliner 3 for iOS is a revamped version of the already great outlining software OmniOutliner 2. The Mac version already hit version 5 a while ago and created a slight functionality gap between the Mac and the mobile client; so OO 3 is coming to fix this issue and bring them on the same level. There is are two options for more flexible pricing: Essential and Pro, for $9.99 and $39.99 respectively. Previous customers can purchase an upgrade to OO 3 Pro for $19.99, if they bought OO 2 more than a year ago. Otherwise, the upgrade comes for free. There is a free two week

The new version comes with a better interface, a Dark mode, printing, a new outline view, and Drag and Drop features. For productivity fans, the Pro version of OO 3 also comes with integration for a new automation framework. It is based on JavaScript and will integrate with other OmniGroup software like OmniFocus and OmniGraffle.

Here a small teaser video from the guys at OmniGroup:

Teaser video of OmniOutliner 3 for iOS

OmniOutliner 3 for iOS is here! – The Omni Group

Things 3.4 with new automation features

In the newest update, CulturedCode improved their task management suite Things 3 with a greater set of automation tools. Things is among one of the most used task management apps, suited for both beginners and experienced GTD users. We have an in-depth review on Things 3, so check it out, if you have yet heard of this app.

The new update features URL schemes. Just the right thing for productivity nerds. Now, it is possible to have cross-platform and cross-application communication using a URL API. In layman terms, you can now directly link to tasks, views and tags, or create a new task or projects – from clickable links anywhere in the OS. For example, you can create a clickable link to a Things task within a note in your notes app or Evernote.

The app got advanced support for these URL schemes. One can create tasks, projects, search for tasks or tags from clickable links. This allows a deeper integration of your workflows. Their documentation gives a more detailed explanation on how to set it up. This new feature is cross-platform, so it will work on both iOS and Mac clients; and also now allows for handover between multiple devices. There is also an announcement blog post by CulturedCode with some extra input.


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Marc A. Kastner
Marc A. Kastner

Marc is the founder and editor-in-chief on Productived.net. He is computer science researcher and PhD student in Nagoya, Japan. Always interested in improving his own workflows, he is on the journey to discover new productivity utilities. On Productived.net, he writes articles on productivity and digital workflows.

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