In my current OmniFocus setup, I’ve got a lot of repeating tasks with daily, weekly or monthly due dates. This is task that are more of reminders (like “Take vitamins” with a due every morning at 8am) than actual to-dos for work or private life.
Having them as repeating task with due dates mean that I don’t forget them. The problem is that this makes my Forecast view and a lot of other perspectives really “crowded” and hard to see my actual to-dos.
Today I remembered that I’ve read about how Things have a checklist functionality, where the main task is what gets a due date, shows in the different views etc, while the items on the checklist is just there when you want to have a look at it.
With a feature like that it is possible to have one repeating task for Morning routine and one for Evening routine and then keep the actual routines out of sight in a checklist.
I’m now considering how one could mimic this in OF. The best solution I can think of is to create a repeating task for Morning routine and one for Evening routine and a separate project for each. In these projects I will add all reminders for morning and evening, without due dates but repeating with defer dates (1d for daily stuff, 7d for weekly etc) and also create a perspective for each set of routines, a Morning routine perspective and one Evening routine. With a setup like this, I would get daily reminders, with notifications thanks to the due date, to do my routine stuff – and can have a look in the perspectives to make sure I don’t forget anything.
I think that this would work. But before I try to build this setup, I wonder if anyone else has other suggestions for how to do this? (My initial thought, before remembering Thing’s checklists, was to move all my reminder-kind-of-items to Apple’s Reminders. But I would prefer to have everything inside OF.)