I’m I’ve recently re-organized Omnifocus with AOR’s in mind and using folders to denote each AOR that projects and task fall under. I do have a “catch all” project called “Do” but I’d rather not have it. Instead, I’d like all tasks to have a logical location based on what AOR that led me to take on the task.
Here are my current AOR’s folders ( all top level)
Learn and Try New Things
*Projects that I’m not sure which AOR they should belong to. It could be an existing AOR folder or a new one
Shopping - think home supplies, clothing, electronics, etc
Groceries - anything you’d buy at the supermarket
Changing online passwords - email, banking, social media, etc
Trying different restaurants
Entertainment - Reading books, watching movies, etc
Renewing Passport / Drivers license
Research - related to shopping. Reading reviews, reading product specifications, take a car for a test drive, etc.
Your reorganised list looks good? My only suggestion would be to use geofenced location reminders so that the next time, for example, you pass your favourite grocery store you’ll be prompted if any tasks are available as you pass. And so on…
You can apply similar logic to arriving home, and leaving home as iOS lets you specify these requirements in location based reminders.
I wonder if items in some folders could be separated according to their role but brought together when you need to using contexts. For example, it occurs to me that individual shopping items may be appropriate to any one of your ROIs, so would appear to belong in the ROI’s folder. But if you used a context such as Errands, then you could bring all your shopping items together when you need to by using the Context view or a specially-designed perspective.
with best wishes
I’ll play with this idea. Right now I use the store that I’m going to buy the item from as the context. Ie purchase blinds from Ikea has a context of “Ikea In” that notifies me of what I need to buy when I arrive at Ikea.
All locations except for home and work are sub-contexts of “errands” context, however.
If it’s an online store, then I use “Internet” as the context .