A powerful for personal task management
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November 15, 2018

A powerful for personal task management

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with OmniFocus

OmniFocus is used by individuals on a personal basis. Since it's not really geared toward team collaboration, it's better suited for individual task management. For me, it helps provide a comprehensive way of tracking projects at a very granular level. By using OmniFocus, I am much less likely to forget a task, whether that's following up on an email or spending time making progress on a creative project.
  • Managing projects at both a broad and a granular level.
  • Allowing you to build customized views of your work.
  • Helping you review projects that have not been looked at in while.
  • Separating projects from different aspects of your life (e.g. work, home, consulting)
  • I'd like to see more customization options for keyboard navigation. There are two preconfigured sets of settings, but no option to modify.
  • Sometimes synchronization between desktop and mobile doesn't push, and I need to manually refresh.
  • Attachment support is clunky.
  • Save times, probably 15-20 minutes a day of organizing my work.
  • Helps me avoid missing projects I may have overlooked.
  • Reminds me to stay on track of projects that have stalled.
I have used Wunderlist and Trello but OmniFocus is my go to tool. Wunderlist is a bit too simple for my tastes; it's fine for things like shopping lists but wasn't well suited to more complex projects. And it takes time to use, since there are fewer keyboard shortcuts. Trello works well for simple projects that require team collaboration, but it's not well suited to task management. I actually use Trello and OmniFocus together, just for different purposes.
OmniFocus is good for "power users" who favor a system that's fast over one that's pretty. It has a little bit of a learning curve, so it's probably overkill for simple task management. However, if you're willing to invest the time in learning OmniFocus and customizing it to suit your needs, it works quite well. I'd especially recommend it for someone who struggles with losing track of ideas and requests, and needs a good system for adding items at one point and then filing later on.

OmniFocus Feature Ratings

Task Management
10
Scheduling
7
Workflow Automation
Not Rated
Support for Agile Methodology
Not Rated
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Not Rated
Document Management
6
Email integration
5
Mobile Access
7