In Omnifocus 2 we can say there were two approaches to Action Groups: iPhone/Mac and iPad. Following the first approach, an action group could be collapsed/expanded (Mac) OR Omnifocus would treat it almost like a project (we had to tap on it in order to view its contents). In both cases there was a great advantage: we could create as much sub-levels as needed and Omnifocus would only shows what we desired according to our situation. I could process simple or complex project, small group of items or larger ones: it doesn´t really matter since the program gave me a neat and very functional structure with unlimited hierarchies.
Second approach, which was adopted in the iPad, shows every item of an action group along with its main task and the rest of the tasks contained in the project. There is no collapsing ou expanding: every content it is shown right along normal tasks of the project. In my perspective, this approach seems to make most of my projects cluttered and disorganized to the point that I cannot handle some of them. It is my main reason for not using Omnifocus on iPad.
I bought Omnifocus 3 Pro for iOS a few hours ago, and even though there are fantastic solutions and many improvements that came with the new app, they chose to adopt the second approach instead of the continuing with the first one. Projects with many action groups - or with an action group that has many items -, are now difficult to deal when action groups and its subtasks tends to obstruct our view of the entire structure, at least for me, of course. I confess that I miss Omnifocus 2 solution to this issue so much that I am thinking in return to it at least in the short-term. I am fine for paying for the app because I think this issue will be dealt in its due time for Omni: mac´s version already shows how we can perfectly handle Action Groups without let them block our view of the project.
What do you think of this issue?