I’d like to see the project hierarchy in a perspective (to be able to see to which group a task belongs), but also be able to only see tasks for certain contexts. Possible?
Overall I have to say, that I am finding the perspectives complicated and limiting. I know that they are usually cited as a strength of Omnifocus (hail the flexibility), but I have used other task managers before, which allowed much more control over what was shown. Less on how it was shown though, that I have to admit.
Update: Maybe I simply haven’t fully grasped how they work, yet. Any hints on resources on that would be appreciated.
You are right, you can choose the contexts at the very bottom, but ONLY if you have a non-project based perspective. If you have a project based one, the controls are grayed out and you can’t add anything. So that’s unfortunately not it :-(
Another option, if you have contexts that are unique strings, is to put the context in the search field. This allows you to use the project hierarchy and see tasks in their action groups as well. You can also specify the search text in the perspective options.