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Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2013-02-25, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,801
Posted By usertech
Hi whpalmer4. In the case of the "sorting...

Hi whpalmer4.

In the case of the "sorting context view" I am only hoping to sort items WITHIN their contexts (and would require the sorting of context actions to occur when all the Remaining...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2013-02-24, 12:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,814
Posted By usertech
Thanks wilsonng for what you have written, not...

Thanks wilsonng for what you have written, not just now but in this whole thread. A lot of people have put a lot of time into this thread and in so doing make us all wiser to the issues that underly...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2013-02-23, 04:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,814
Posted By usertech
Hi Lizard. Not hoping for this in OF2. Realise...

Hi Lizard.
Not hoping for this in OF2. Realise it's too late. But wanting to argue the case for how OF could be designed going forward.

Please watch the video linked to in thread called "How to...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2013-02-23, 02:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,814
Posted By usertech
You do, whether you meant to or not, make a good...

You do, whether you meant to or not, make a good point Dale. If you know already which action to do first do it and don't think about the others until you are forced to make your next choice. But...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2013-02-23, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,801
Posted By usertech
Yes your use of flags fits with what I suspect...

Yes your use of flags fits with what I suspect people use it for. If your had your ideal screen it would sort by Due and subsort by flag order. But because you don't have one that does that, you use...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2013-02-23, 11:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,814
Posted By usertech
A couple of comments Dale. Just as cartrijn...

A couple of comments Dale.

Just as cartrijn did, you are pointing out that there are features in OF which do enable you to narrow down the number of actions within one context. My response would...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2013-02-23, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,801
Posted By usertech
What is the Purpose of Flagging?

Hello Omnigroup and list,

What is the purpose of flagging actions?

Isn't flagging just an admission that no matter which action fields you use to sort your context view, you still won't have...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2013-02-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,066
Posted By usertech
Suggestions for Improving OF Visual Communication

Hi everyone,

I think that OF could considerably improve its visual communication.

Let me start by laying some groundwork. OF has up to now attempted to give the user an understanding of the...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2013-02-21, 02:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,814
Posted By usertech
A few comments in response to you catrijn. ...

A few comments in response to you catrijn.

Thanks catrijn for explaining how you create a context view which is more useful. It's all helpful to hear how people are using the program.

I just...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2013-02-20, 02:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,814
Posted By usertech
blewis I will have to change my login from...

blewis I will have to change my login from usertech to ErrandsMaster!

Has anyone watched the movie I made which provides ideas about how the sorting in Omnifocus could work, both manual and...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2013-02-18, 11:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,814
Posted By usertech
I have been reading back over this thread and I...

I have been reading back over this thread and I can see that I haven't helped it to stay on track. The main reason I haven't is that I raised an example of the dinner party which didn't in any way...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2013-02-18, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,425
Posted By usertech
I have created a demo interface and made a movie...

I have created a demo interface and made a movie of it.

Its available at:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/dtt4vo7pifxk3nh/Omnifocus%20Manual%20Sorting%20Demo.mov
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2013-02-15, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,425
Posted By usertech
How to Improve Omnifocus Sorting in Context (& Planning) Mode

There is a separate thread in this forum - "Omnifocus 2 Projects and Contexts need to be sortable" in which I attempt to argue the case for providing manual sorting of contexts (dragging them up and...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2013-02-15, 05:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,814
Posted By usertech
LOL re the caterer! Has anyone noticed that...

LOL re the caterer!

Has anyone noticed that I am being told to find another app whilst also being told that no other app will do what I am asking for because it's just me that wants this feature?...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2013-02-14, 01:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,814
Posted By usertech
Someone has to be the first person to have an...

Someone has to be the first person to have an idea. Why not spend the rest of this thread arguing whether people would be wise to consider the order in which they do actions within a context and...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2013-02-14, 01:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,814
Posted By usertech
It would be quite clear that Omnifocus isn't for...

It would be quite clear that Omnifocus isn't for me if it was quite clear that Omnigroup aren't interested in potential and existing customers (I am existing one) giving feedback as to how task...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2013-02-14, 12:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,814
Posted By usertech
In my party example, I want you to finally add...

In my party example, I want you to finally add the requirement that the party is to happen tonight. And therefore at the point that Jill does not reply at all Bob doesn't get asked either and the...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2013-02-14, 02:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,814
Posted By usertech
In case I wasn't clear, I am arguing that, due to...

In case I wasn't clear, I am arguing that, due to the complex issues associated with ordering actions, that we should be able to store the decisions we make about the order in which they should be...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2013-02-13, 09:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,814
Posted By usertech
It seems that 'The David' and his followers think...

It seems that 'The David' and his followers think that either the phone calls can be made in any order (so pick the top one if you like) or if they can't that its easy to think about which one should...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2013-02-13, 07:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,814
Posted By usertech
Yep that's the impression I have too. I...

Yep that's the impression I have too.

I guess I will have to get used to the idea that putting contexts into the order in which you wish to do them - and after the whole idea of GTD is that you go...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2013-02-13, 04:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,814
Posted By usertech
Omnifocus 2 Projects and Contexts need to be sortable

Hello,

Just wanting to put it on the record that the inability to sort actions in certain situations in Omnifocus 1 is a real downer and being able to do so in ANY place within Omnifocus 2 is a...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2012-06-05, 03:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,250
Posted By usertech
What I Wish I Had Read Before Using Omnifocus for the First Time

Now that I know what I know, it would have sped up my learning of Omnifocus if I had read the following information. I hope it helps those seeking to learn Omnifocus.

"Omnifocus has a Planning...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2012-06-05, 01:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,383
Posted By usertech
Just wanted to say a belated thank you,...

Just wanted to say a belated thank you, whpalmer4, for the excellent suggestions and response you gave to my enquiries.
I can see from reading other threads that you contribute greatly to the forums...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2012-05-28, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,383
Posted By usertech
Problems Maintaining a Focus When Moving from Context to Planning Mode

Hello,

Newbie here wanting to work out where my thinking is correct and where its screwed.

Firstly a question. Is it true that the Focus feature is designed to narrow down on specific...
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