Overall Satisfaction with OmniFocus
As an organization, we suggest the use of OmniFocus as an organizational tool for our employees. We offer reimbursement for the purchase of the app. It is not used as an enterprise solution because it only works with iOS, and our computers are PC's, however, we do have Apple mobile devices and believe that it helps to act as a todo list and organizing tool for many of our employees. It certainly helps me to organize my projects and break them down into meaningful task actions. We have found that those team members who use OmniFocus do have slight upticks in productivity, which is why we have started encouraging its use through reimbursement.
- Maintains to do lists
- Breaks projects into meaningful tasks
- A place to store important ideas and thoughts to come back, review and assign tasks to.
- Integration with other apps and products.
- Would love to see OmniFocus come up with an App that works with Windows so that it could sync for multiplatform users, that is a HUGE blind spot for me personally right now.
- It has increased productivity.
- I hope to implement other areas of OmniFocus as they make sense for our business but I am not as familiar with its additional tools and integrations.
We have used Microsoft One Note and To Do as other ways of increasing organization across our company, however, we don't feel that those tools are appropriate for that use (in the instance of One Note) or as robust (in the instance of To-Do). Both are, however, easy to implement across platforms and work with both Windows and iOS making them more obvious alternatives to employees who crave the ability to use the app on their laptop or desktop.
I believe that OmniFocus is well suited as a personal organizational tool and can be encouraged to be used through organizations, although mandating use is difficult because of its lack of usability on multiple platforms (Windows, Linux, etc.). I believe that it helps to beat procrastination by giving a place to accurately enter and understand the projects that you have on your plate, and break them down into small achievable tasks. I also think it is a great way to ensure that things don't just disappear from memory after a meeting or discussion. If you simply write down notes in a meeting but never reflect on them, for example, to enter into OmniFocus or revisit them, it is easy to forget that the tasks require your attention.