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Location:

United States

Description:

Get to know the people and stories behind Omni’s award-winning productivity apps for Mac and iOS.

Twitter:

@theomnishow

Language:

English

Contact:

800-315-6664


Episodes

OmniGraffle Performance Enhancements

7/31/2019
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[OmniGraffle 7.11 for Mac](https://www.omnigroup.com/omnigraffle/) is a very important update — it includes significant performance improvements. There’s no silver bullet for making an app faster: there is only figuring out which things are slow, figuring out how to speed those things up, figuring out how to measure progress — and then making sure no new bugs were added. It’s a lot of work!

Duration:00:34:21

Jim Rowland, Software Test Pilot

6/26/2019
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Jim Rowland — whose career has included driving frigates, placing things in Earth orbit, and graduating from both the Naval Academy and law school — is, to the best of everyone’s knowledge, not related to Kevin Rowland of [Dexys Midnight Runners](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dexys_Midnight_Runners), and he won’t suggest, but should, that it’s time we stopped asking him.

Duration:00:34:01

WWDC 2019

6/12/2019
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Ken Case, CEO; Tim Wood, CTO; and Tim Ekl, OmniFocus Engineer join the show to talk about what we learned at WWDC. What’s cool? What’s amazingly cool? What’s useful? And — the annual question — *just how much work do we have to do this summer*?

Duration:00:29:13

Lanette Creamer, Software Test Pilot

5/29/2019
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Lanette Creamer — tester, speaker, cat enjoyer — joins the show to talk about testing OmniGraffle. Her previous experience includes testing Adobe InDesign, where she first met Liz Marley, then a tester at The Omni Group, when Liz presented an elaborate prototype iPad made from a cardboard box.

Duration:00:32:28

Tim Ekl, OmniFocus Engineer

5/15/2019
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Tim Ekl — who is unburdened by a lengthy signature — is part of the team that makes OmniFocus. He’s been at Omni for seven years, and came here straight from college — where his professor was Curt Clifton, formerly of Omni and now at Apple.

Duration:00:27:48

Tom Bunch, OmniPlan Engineer

5/1/2019
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Tom Bunch has been working on OmniPlan for 13 years, and he’s been at Omni for 24 years — and in this episode he reminisces (dryly, because that’s Tom for ya) about the old days as employee #9.

Duration:00:24:39

Evan McNulty, Software Test Pilot

4/17/2019
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Evan McNulty, a tester on the OmniFocus team, answers some listener questions, talks about testing OmniFocus for the Web (including API testing), and recounts his history from the Bay Area to here.

Duration:00:48:21

Annette Fuller, Support Human

4/3/2019
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Anette Fuller joins the show to talk about storytelling, writing, and helping people — her passions. Her dog Conan does *not* join the show, but we’ve met him, and he’s awesome.

Duration:00:34:44

The Story of OmniPlan

3/20/2019
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In the studio are Ken Case, CEO of The Omni Group; Ainsley Bourque Olson, [OmniPlan](https://www.omnigroup.com/omniplan/) Prime Minster; and Greg Titus, OmniPlan Engineer — and we talk about how OmniPlan came to be and where it’s going.

Duration:00:29:18

Greg Titus, OmniPlan Engineer

3/6/2019
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Greg Titus has been at Omni for 25 years — for almost the entire time that there’s *been* an Omni. Greg’s superpower is creating new things. Sure, everybody likes to *think* they’re good at creating new things, but Greg’s different: he’s *actually* good at creating new things.

Duration:00:23:52

Brent Simmons, Marketing Human

2/20/2019
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Brent hosts The Omni Show and writes blog posts, articles, App Store descriptions, newsletters, and other things for The Omni Group. That is, he *normally* hosts The Omni Show, but this week we have a guest host, [Rose Orchard](https://theomnishow.omnigroup.com/episode/rose-orchard-author-and-podcaster), who graciously agreed to interview Brent.

Duration:00:23:41

Roadmap 2019 Special with Ken Case

2/6/2019
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In late January we [published our annual roadmap](https://www.omnigroup.com/blog/omni-roadmap-2019) where we look back at the previous year and look forward to the new. Ken Case, roadmap author and CEO of The Omni Group, joins the show to go into more detail and answer listener questions.

Duration:00:33:02

Rose Orchard, Author and Podcaster

1/23/2019
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Rose Orchard hosts the [Automators podcast](https://automators.fm/) along with David Sparks. With Ryan Dotson she’s written a new book about OmniFocus 3 called [Build Your OmniFocus Workflow](https://omnifocusbook.com/home/).

Duration:00:30:33

Derek Reiff, Front-end Web Developer

1/9/2019
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Derek Reiff, Front-end Web Developer — and ultra-marathoner! — joins the show to talk about building The Omni Group’s various websites: omnigroup.com, product pages, Inside OmniFocus, and so on.

Duration:00:23:27

Tim Wood, Chief Technology Officer

12/12/2018
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For our holiday episode we’re joined by Tim Wood, founder and CTO of The Omni Group. Tim talks about serving as a resource, educator, and toolmaker for our dozen-ish engineers.

Duration:00:27:49

Molly Reed, Chief Operating Officer

11/28/2018
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Molly Reed, COO — who is, in an alternate universe, your favorite [coloratura soprano](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coloratura_soprano) — joins the show to talk about starting at The Omni Group in her early 20s and helping it thrive in the years since.

Duration:00:30:30

Live from Swift by Northwest

11/14/2018
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This episode was recorded at the [Swift by Northwest](https://swiftbynorthwest.com/) conference in Portland, on October 19, 2018. It’s a panel discussion with people from outside Omni, and we’re stretching a bit from our usual content — but we think you’ll enjoy it anyway!

Duration:00:52:06

How We Built OmniFocus for the Web

10/31/2018
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For this special episode we’re joined by Ken Case, CEO; Grayson West, Design Manager; Chris Pruitt, Web Developer; and Mike Davies, Devops Engineer and Guru. We talk about the nine-year-long history of OmniFocus for the Web and how we’re building it.

Duration:00:28:27

Rey Worthington, OmniGraffle Engineer

10/17/2018
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Rey Worthington — software developer, rock climber, cat enjoyer — talks about bringing Mojave Dark Mode support to [OmniGraffle](https://www.omnigroup.com/omnigraffle/) and [OmniPlan](https://www.omnigroup.com/omniplan).

Duration:00:36:47

Michelle Knee, Software Test Pilot

10/3/2018
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Michelle Knee — tester, game player, wrangler of ragdoll cats — talks about testing all of Omni’s many websites, including OmniFocus for the Web.

Duration:00:31:08