Use case: I have 5 things I want “due” tomorrow, but only 1 that I want a reminder for at 10am.
To achieve this in Reminders is super simple: disable alerts for all day events, and enable for timed events. Then simply add:
- thing one - tomorrow
- thing two - tomorrow
- thing 3 at 10am tomorrow
All events will appear on my “today” list (tomorrow), but only the 10am event will send a notif.
Omni gives every task a time by default, so I turned off “notify when due”, because I hate seeing 5 things pop up at 8am or whatever default time.
So I now have to add a “custom” notif to the 10am task (since due alerts are disabled). First I set the task as due at 10am, then go into the custom notif picker and pick “one minute before”. It’s quite a few extra steps, and AFAIK not possible from the desktop quick-add.
It’s enough extra steps that I just don’t use OF for timed alerts, instead choosing Reminders.
OF doesn’t offer much of a calendar interface (like TickTick for example), so I’m time-blocking and “calendaring” in other apps, and it’s also not the easiest for “remind me to do this at specific time tomorrow”, making it the third wheel in a system that should have two at most.
Power users, do you use notifications in OF? How do you deal with unwanted notifs for “due any time today” tasks?