Something we all share in common, I think, is a real love for OmniFocus. The power of the app enables all of us to craft task systems that suit our individual needs. I don’t know about you, but I feel a real personal connection to the app and the system I’ve built within it.
But I also think a lot of us continue to use OmniFocus despite some of its aging design choices. It’s not bad…but in addition to my own pet peeves (like no way to tell what perspective you’re viewing on iPad), I’ve seen more and more discussions here and elsewhere comparing it unfavorably to more modern-looking (but less-capable) apps like Things.
So I wanted to explore what a modern, cross-platform OmniFocus experience could be like, and wrote up a design study:
Let’s Fix OmniFocus - Design Study
If you don’t feel like following the link, there are a few screenshots from the study below. But much of my reasoning is in the article.
I have no doubt many of the choices I’ve made will be contentious. But I was getting tired of seeing so many hypothetical discussions without anything concrete to observe. I’m hoping to at least spur a conversation around what continues to be one of my favorite and most important apps.