Perspective Icons – FAQ


What is this?

A Frequently Asked Questions section.

Okay, but what is it about?

Our Perspective Icons set. You can read more about it here.

Are you affiliated with The Omni Group?

We are not. We make no guarantees as to whether OmniFocus will always have the “customize icons” feature or not. In fact, while our icons look great with OmniFocus, you can still use them in any other app that allows for icon customization.

What is the license for Perspective Icons?

We have a very simple license. You can use the icons on all your personal devices and apps. You can read the full text of the Personal License here.

Can I use Perspective Icons in commercial projects?

Yes, with a Pro license. You can buy the Pro license separately — read here for more information.

How do I change the perspective icons in OmniFocus?

In OmniFocus for Mac, click Perspectives in the menu bar, then Show Perspectives. Your perspectives are listed on the left side of this new window; to change the icon, drop the new icon onto the icon preview on the right. Alternatively, you can click the triangle button in the icon preview to select one manually from the Finder.

Here’s a screenshot of what the Perspectives menu looks like.

Can I change the icons directly on iOS?

Unfortunately, The Omni Group doesn’t provide such functionality for iOS users. You’ll need to sync the icons from OmniFocus for Mac.

What is the file format of the icons?

Perspective Icons come as transparent .png files with separate 32×32 and 64×64 pixel sizes. The icons are organized in folders with suggested names for your existing perspectives; you will receive the download as a link to a .zip archive.

32×32 versions are optimized for non-Retina devices. 64×64 versions are optimized for Retina devices.

Can I keep separate icon sizes for non-Retina and Retina devices?

You can’t. OmniFocus can only use one version of an icon when syncing with multiple devices. You can’t use a 32×32 icon for a non-Retina device and a 64×64 icon for Retina, for the same perspective at the same time.¬†You have to choose between the 32×32 and 64×64 pixels versions.

I have a non-Retina Mac and Retina iOS devices. What should I do?

The 64×64 pixels version is the one optimized for Retina. If you prioritize quality of the icons on iOS, your best option is to use the Retina version on a non-Retina Mac. It won’t look as crisp as the 32×32 version made for non-Retina devices, but it’ll look gorgeous on Retina iOS devices.

All my devices are Retina. Which size should I use?

In that case, use the 64×64 pixels version of the icons and you’ll be all set.

All my devices are non-Retina. Which size should I use?

The 32×32 version of the icons.

I changed the icons but I’m not seeing my perspectives on iOS. Why?

Due to OmniFocus’ architecture, only context-based perspectives sync to iOS.

I don’t have OmniFocus. Can I still use these icons?

For sure, as explained in the License. You can use the icons in any other app that allows customization on your personal devices.

So how do I pay for this?

Right now, we’re using PayPal through our E-Junkie store. You can click the Buy button here.

Are you actual human beings?

In fact, we are. We live in Italy.

Why should I trust you?

We’re Italian. Seriously though, if you’re worried about spam: we promise we won’t spam you after the purchase. Also: we won’t share your email address with anyone else.

Are you on Twitter?

Yes. We’re @iconsandcoffee.

I haven’t found the answer I’m looking for.

You can send us an email. Check out the Contact page for details.

Thanks for the explanation, where can I buy Perspective Icons?

Here’s the direct link. Thank you!