I’ve been using the Mac beta for a few weeks now and oh man, it’s really good! At first I thought tags, new perspectives and the new repetition settings aren’t that noteworthy but the more I use it, the more I have to agree that it’s really damn good.
Instead of having my life conformed to OF like it felt a little bit to me previously, I can now fit whatever I want into OF3 and let it handle it. Stuff like, I can tag a “Buy milk” task with multiple locations where I could buy milk makes things so much more dynamic and easier
I’m excited for the release 🙂
The obligatory wishlist section that I was hoping would come with OF3:
- It really needs more keyboard shortcuts. I shouldn’t need keyboardmaestro to quickly jump to the tags/projects/defer/etc fields. OF is a power tool for me and having to use the mouse for most actions is a little annoying given the steep price. No problem with KM, but I want to buy the iPad version as well which probably has the same shortcut limitations. Things 3 is doing this incredibly well. There is nothing I can’t do with keyboard only in a matter of seconds
- Manual sorting in perspectives. I get that perspectives are just a filter for the OF database, but storing list sorting data in the perspective shouldn’t be too difficult. Again, as a workaround I use KM and mess with sorting options to kind-of get custom sorting in it but that shouldn’t be necessary
- Recipes/Templates for creating a new task in a perspective: OF currently has no idea what to do when I want to create a new task when in a perspective. Instead, let me tell it what attributes I want a new task to have in the perspective settings. If my perspective shows flagged tasks tagged with “Office”, let me specify somewhere that when I hit CMD-N in that perspective, that it should create a new tasks with flag and tag
- (Maybe some way to make the forecast view more useful. Instead of picking a tag, let me choose a perspective that gets showed under “Today”)