Setting Contexts

OmniFocus – First Thoughts

Posted in Beta, GTD, OmniFocus, OmniGroup, productivity by jquig99 on May 15, 2007

My first impressions about OmniFocus, after a limited time, is that it lives up to the promise (hype!).

Without looking at either of Ethan Schoonover’s movies (here and here) I was able to quickly set up some projects, contexts and assign tasks to each.

In lieu of looking at the videos (which I plan to do this weekend), I followed the “micro-manual” that was included with this beta download. It’s a visual guide that walks users quickly through the basics of OmniFocus.

Again – I didn’t have a lot of time to dig into this application in more than a surface way. But it has been pretty impressive so far.

Screenshots tomorrow.

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  1. Rick said, on May 17, 2007 at 7:53 am

    looking forward to updates and screenshots.

    The one aspect of the functionality that Ethan’s videos have totally ignored is app integration. I’m using iGTD right now, a very solid app, and one of the main reasons is it’s terrific integration with Mail and web browsers. One keystroke and an email or website is imported with a link to the original. I can also attach other files like JPGs or PDFs.

    I’m VERY eager to see how OF handles this.

  2. Cinnamon Pyre said, on June 16, 2007 at 10:28 am

    I’ve been using Omnifocus for a week or so and am finding it very stable and pretty cool to use.


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