Omnifocus App

Discussion in 'Technology Forum' started by Jesse Atticus, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. Jesse Atticus Apr 9, 2016
    (Last edited by a moderator: Apr 9, 2016)
    Jesse Atticus

    Newbie

    OmniFocus is a personal task manager by The Omni Group for Mac OS X and iOS. The declared goal of the program is to be able to capture thoughts and ideas into to do lists. The program uses concepts and techniques described in the book Getting Things Done (commonly abbreviated as GTD) by David Allen.


    If there are any users of Omnifocus on the forum this is where we can discuss our workflows, tips and tricks.
     
  2. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    Omnifocus runs my life. Seriously, it's the single most important app I own and I would probably fall apart without it.
     
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  3. Jesse Atticus

    Newbie

    I recently felt like my projects/contexts were getting to feel less conducive to my needs and deleted everything. Now I have an inbox with everything in it and am searching for tips on how to make my projects/contexts work better.
     
  4. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    I keep my projects more varied, and have quite a few of them (113 actually), broken down mostly into bigger folders (chorus, forum, encore, home, health, finances, relationships, travel, car, technology, to follow up with, someday, misc, and templates) then I try and keep my contexts really tight and focused to drill down into what it is I want to work on.
     
  5. aranea

    Trusted Prestigious

    Windows alternative? :tear:
     
  6. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    I think Wunderlist is on Windows, and I think 2Do is planning a release as well for Windows.
     
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  7. airik625

    we've seen the shadow of the axe before Prestigious

    Going to look into Wunderlist.
     
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  8. Brenden

    Trusted Prestigious

    I love OmniFocus the more I integrate it into my life though its been a very slow process.

    I'm looking into trying OneNote for work and may start something tomorrow
     
  9. aranea

    Trusted Prestigious

    Wunderlist stopped working for me, no idea why. I almost forgot to send an e-mail the other day and it scared me - I really do need a reminder app on my desktop.
     
  10. Brenden

    Trusted Prestigious

    OmniFocus Video Field Guide

    I highly recommend this video guide. I've been watching and doing all the steps the past couple weeks when I get a chance and it's already helping a ton really utilize the software to it's full potential.
     
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  11. Jesse Atticus

    Newbie

    This was an excellent guide for learning Omnifocus.
     
  12. Deanna

    Trusted Supporter

    I tried out the app on Mac previously and it just seemed to be way more complex than I needed. I do have beta access on iOS now, though, so I'll be trying it out again. Currently Todoist is my main task manager. @Jason Tate 113 projects seems insane to me haha.
     
  13. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    Haha. Yeahhh. Lots to juggle. :eh: Lot's of repeating tasks and templates I use on a regular basis. Haha.
     
  14. Deanna

    Trusted Supporter

    Yeah I'm interested in templates mostly for my podcasts. Definitely have a lot to learn about this app haha.
     
  15. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    Yeah, I have basically two reoccuring tasks for the podcast that show up on Thursday (edit day) and Friday (post and promote day) that give me a pretty detailed rundown of what I need to do and all the little stupid options to check and things to make sure get done.
     
  16. Deanna

    Trusted Supporter

    Yeah since Missaligned and Sport's Up first started, I've had an extra step or two added in (mainly podcast chapters) so a template would be great for that.
     
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  17. Brenden

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    Beta, please tell me a major upgrade isnt coming after going all in?
     
  18. Deanna

    Trusted Supporter

    The beta is just added support for callback urls and taskpaper it look like.
     
  19. Brenden

    Trusted Prestigious

    Was it for this update they just put out today?
     
  20. Deanna

    Trusted Supporter

    Nope. Beta is on 2.14 right now. So just slightly ahead of the app store version.
     
  21. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    It's review / re-tool the system day. I think I'm gonna be trying out some different ideas for contexts for the next month and trying to regroup my projects a little.

    So, um, see you in a few hours!
     
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  22. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    Still going. It's been a day.
     
  23. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    Search Omnifocus

    Also I'm adding this Alfred workflow to my own ... workflow? ... so far it seems really great.
     
  24. Brenden

    Trusted Prestigious

    I'm buying pro tonight and finishing the video guide. Hopefully have it fully utilized in my life soon. Sad that I've had it since about December/January time frame.
     
  25. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    So close now I can feel it. I'm already so much happier with my new setup.