OmniFocus is generally considered the most powerful personal task manager on the Mac and iOS. Despite its bulky capture process and confusing projects types I want to give this venerable app the time it requires before passing judgment.
Producers can think of clarifying their tasks as three components: 1. understanding your responsibilities. 2. writing actionable next steps. 3. creating reliable nudges for your delegated tasks.
After you’ve captured everything on your mind, the next step of GTD is to clarify all of the “things” in your productivity inbox. If you try to tackle as much as I do this is much harder than it seems.
One of the core tenets of GTD methodology is to stop wasting mental energy thinking about unnecessary tasks and Capture anything on your mind into a trusted system. I’m going to talk about how it feels to capture on three apps: OmniFocus, Things 3, and Todoist.
As a Post Producer it often feels like I spend all of my time fighting fires. Anything that gives me the ability to be proactive is a gift. So what’s changed that I no longer feel as effective as I did just a few months ago?