OmniFocus a great tool for GTD followers
Ryan Stasel | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 13, 2020

OmniFocus a great tool for GTD followers

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with OmniFocus

I'm the primary user of OmniFocus within my org. I use it daily to keep track of tasks, projects, and overall my time and task management during the day. As someone that read "Time Management for System Administrators" years ago (and reread since) and "Getting Things Done," it's been an enormous boon to my time management during the days/weeks.
  • Task management
  • Syncing to mobile and other computers
  • Learning curve is a little higher than some basic task tools.
  • Cost is a little high given some "free" tools that are available (Microsoft Tasks is looking more and more appealing).
  • For me, it's been a great ROI. I get more done and spend less time every morning wondering, "what was I going to do today?"
Part of O365 is the Tasks application, which is "free" with O365 and does a lot of essential task management. Yes, it's very basic. Yes, it's basically "To-do," but it works quite well. Omnigraffle does everything better, and more thoroughly, but at a higher initial cost. If your workplace provides O365 for "free," however, I would suggest starting with Tasks and moving to OmniFocus if/when you need more functionality.
OmniFocus has great support. They're fast to respond, and make excellent products. I am not sure I've ever had to ask them for support for OmniFocus, I don't believe, so I can't speak to support around it specifically.

Do you think OmniFocus delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with OmniFocus's feature set?

Yes

Did OmniFocus live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of OmniFocus go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy OmniFocus again?

Yes

For those that are Mac users and iOS users, I recommend OmniFocus regularly if they have the budget to cover it. It's a great tool, and I use it daily. The biggest hurdle isn't the software, but getting in the habit of using it. This is true for ANY task/time management, even on paper.

OmniFocus Feature Ratings

Task Management
9
Resource Management
9
Gantt Charts
Not Rated
Scheduling
7
Workflow Automation
Not Rated
Team Collaboration
Not Rated
Support for Agile Methodology
Not Rated
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Not Rated
Document Management
Not Rated
Email integration
Not Rated
Mobile Access
8
Timesheet Tracking
Not Rated
Change request and Case Management
Not Rated
Budget and Expense Management
Not Rated
Integration with accounting software
Not Rated