It sure is exciting. Remember, this is a version 1 setup. It will look more like the standard version of OmniFocus. Pro features such as custom perspectives will not be included in this. But at least you’ll be able to add, edit, and complete tasks and projects. Those are the core features of OmniFocus.
I am guessing that Omni will see what the demand is for a web app and then possibly improve on it. Omni didn’t mention much more than a basic version for now.
I actually think that without OF 3 for mac this might stop working after the beta… the beta page specifically says it works with the ios app for now, but that the web interface is meant as a companion to OF for mac…
You just need OF3 for iOS or OF3 for Mac to create an account on the Omni Sync Sever. Once you create your account with your database synced to the Omni Sync Server, you can test out OmniFocus 3 for the web.
When OF3 for the web trial is over, you will need to pay a small monthly and/or annual fee to continue using OF3 for the web.
You’ll be able to do basic activities in OF3 for the web. For more advanced features, you’ll need to use OF3 for iOS and/or OF3 for Mac.
It works with OF3 for iOS right now because OF3 for Mac isn’t out yet.
As someone who uses a PC at work (and in the evening and travel as work requires), this would be great. But i have a feeling that it won’t move many users unless there are advanced features like custom perspectives. Sort of a chicken and egg thing. I would imagine that a large portion of users that really want OF on the web for use on a PC, also are users of the advanced features. If those aren’t there they’ll use another tool that provides them which may not translate into demand for OF.
Long way of saying, i hope OF takes a “if we build it they will come approach” and add the more advanced features as the product develops rather than as a response to usage.