Are you the type of person that needs a little help during your daily routine? Perhaps the type of assitance where a GTD (Get Things Done) tasking system could help you? Then look no further than OmniFocus.
OmniFocus seems to have been designed from the ground up to be as simple or as complicated as you care to make it. Me? I personally enjoy a system whereby tasks are divided into their like folders or projects such as; Home, Work, Reviews, Errands, Shopping and so forth. I like to have the ability to crank out a bunch of tasks and send them off into there designated catagories.
This application allows just that and (way) beyond. Folders, or “Projects” in OmniFocus allow you to organize your thoughts or tasks into those said folders. The items you choose to allocate into these folders can be tasks, repeating tasks, notes, pictures, web clips and other like options. Though OmniFocus strives to be a fantastic task organizer, it can also serve many other purposes such as a note taker, read it later app or a simple way to organize thoughts. The beauty of this application is that it allows you to use it to whatever extent you wish to. Customize it to your liking and excel at your daily tasks. Or in my case, set a bunch of repeating tasks, organize upcoming app/game reviews into a project folder and store notes that Sync via MobileMe across all of my iOS devices.
Multiple iOS devices? Indeed! OmniFocus is available for Mac, iPhone and iPad. With the fantastic ability to use cloud syncing via MobileMe/WebDAV (they have there own cloud sync service coming soon as well…) and as couple other options. The multiple editions of OmniFocus all allow for the same functionality and are essentially editions catered to their dedicated devices. The iOS devices do offer some neat functionality such as location-aware tasks and of course portability. The iPhone/iPod Touch version is designed to be a smooth stream-lined experience on the smaller screen. Using your thumb to quick jump around your tasks is snappy and easy. The ability to upload photos from your device’s camera is there as well. The iPad version is designed to take full of advantage of the larger screen, offering an extremely well thought out GUI and task navigation system.
While owning all three of these items can be a tad expensive, the overall experience is absolutely flawless in execution. For several months I’ve been using OmniFocus on all of my devices and Mac. I find it hard to imagine not using OmniFocus on a daily basis as it’s slowly become part of my routine. While I may not use its most complicated features, it serves its purpose in organizing my thoughts, tasks and notes I like to review across multiple devices.
Explaining all the functionality OmniFocus has to offer would take a while! With that, head on over to there website at www.omnigroup.com and check out the products section for more information. Full video tutorials are available for the basics and more advanced features. Just remember, OmniFocus is as complicated or as simple as YOU want to make it.