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Omnifocus ready for pre-order!

Just got an email about the release of OmniFocus for January 8, 2008. Here's the email from Ken Case from The Omni Group:

Hi, all!

You wouldn't know it from the silence on this mailing list, but it's been a very, very busy six months for OmniFocus: we've sent out "sneaky peek" invitations to 16,193 people, read 20,232 email messages sent directly to our support ninjas (at omnifocus@omnigroup.com) and another 8,326 messages posted to the OmniFocus forums (at http://forums.omnigroup.com/forumdisplay.php?f=38), and we've published over 500 "sneaky peek" releases of the software.

We could probably go on indefinitely in this state: you continue to give us lots of great ideas for ways in which we could improve the software further, and it's hard to resist implementing a good idea when we hear it. But it's time to draw the OmniFocus 1.0 development cycle to a close and give you all a stable version that you can use without having to download a new update each week.

So, I'm pleased to (finally!) announce that we will be shipping OmniFocus 1.0 on January 8, 2008. OmniPlan 1.0 licenses will sell for $79.95 when it ships--but you can pre-order licenses starting today for just $39.95 (saving $40), and can save even more if you already own a copy of OmniOutliner Pro or purchase more than one license.


In related news, a number of you have been asking when we might publish an updated video overview (since after 500 releases the last one was starting to feel just a wee bit out of date!). Ethan has been understandably busy, since he's been moving himself and his family from Hong Kong to Seattle to join Omni as our head of marketing (welcome, Ethan!)--but now that he's finally here and getting settled in, he's recorded an updated video which we're posting to our updated OmniFocus web site. You'll find it at www.omnigroup.com/omnifocus.

I just ordered mine, as I've been testing the alpha. It is awesome - and the video is now more in-depth than it was upon its first release.

Way to go, Omni!

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Father, husband, freelancer, writer, director, performer, comedian, filmmaker, Mac geek, gadget freak, music lover, GTDer and wrestling fan - Mike Vardy does many things, and is trying to do them well.

He is a founding member of Victoria, BC-based sketch comedy troupe The 30 Cent Players, who have performed at festivals in DC, Vancouver, Calgary and San Francisco. He has also contributed writing to Canada's national radio broadcaster, CBC Radio.

His main blog is here, but you can also check out his humorous look at GTD with his alter-ego, Mike Vardy, E.P.E. (Eventual Productivity Expert) at Effing The Dog.




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