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Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2011-01-05, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,836
Posted By Gardener2
I create a "follow up with <whoever> about...

I create a "follow up with <whoever> about <whatever>" action, give it a start date a couple of days in the future, and if I really don't want to forget, give it a Due Date a day or so after that....
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-12-14, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,246
Posted By Gardener2
I'd probably write this as something like: ...

I'd probably write this as something like:

Project: Form habit of using Nectar card.
Next Action: List Nectar-qualifying purchases for next week. (Repeating, Weekly, Fridays, context Home or...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-04-30, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,402
Posted By Gardener2
One piece of standard advice is to never use due...

One piece of standard advice is to never use due dates for tasks that aren't really truly due on that day. If you can put it off with just a shrug and a grumble, it shouldn't have a due date. The...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-04-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,045
Posted By Gardener2
I sort of did this a while ago. I had a huge...

I sort of did this a while ago. I had a huge tangled mess of items that I was unlikely to do any time soon and unlikely to even organize any time soon.

So I created several "task basket" projects...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-04-14, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,398
Posted By Gardener2
This is what I do. When I want to add notes to a...

This is what I do. When I want to add notes to a project I create them as actions with an "Info" context, that's set on hold, and I move them to the bottom of the project so that they don't tangle up...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-03-18, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,474
Posted By Gardener2
Actually, there's another place where I do...

Actually, there's another place where I do frequently use something like an On Hold Waiting For - when a project is dependent on another project.

So, let's say that I'm writing a better set of,...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-03-18, 02:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,870
Posted By Gardener2
You can use the Focus capability for this. For...

You can use the Focus capability for this. For example, I have a Work folder and a Personal folder, and a whole bunch of folders and projects under each one. In Projects mode, I can click on the...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-03-17, 11:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,474
Posted By Gardener2
When I use an On Hold Waiting For context, the...

When I use an On Hold Waiting For context, the Waiting For action is usually the Next Action for the project, and it will hold the whole project up, and it will hide the whole project and all of its...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-03-17, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,870
Posted By Gardener2
If I'm not going to work on an action anytime...

If I'm not going to work on an action anytime soon, but I don't want to hide it permanently, I'll set the Start Date to a time when I might reasonably actually work on it. I'm not sure if if this is...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-03-17, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,474
Posted By Gardener2
I think that a Waiting For task would logically...

I think that a Waiting For task would logically be on hold if it's not your responsibility to get the project moving again.

For example, maybe your boss asked you to prepare a document and you...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-02-25, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,605
Posted By Gardener2
I suspect that this would overload OmniFocus....

I suspect that this would overload OmniFocus. When I started using OmniFocus, I tried to store a lot of extra material in it, mostly about hobbies - garden plants, sewing pattern numbers, perfumes of...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-02-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,893
Posted By Gardener2
To make the tasks with future start dates...

To make the tasks with future start dates disappear, you'll want to show "available" actions, instead of "remaining" actions in the Status Filter. I think that should do it. Then set the start date...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-02-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,554
Posted By Gardener2
Is the issue about seeing an action's parent...

Is the issue about seeing an action's parent _project_, which can be seen in at least some views, or its parent _action_ in a set of nested actions, which is harder to see?

If it's the second...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-02-17, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,893
Posted By Gardener2
I may not be entirely understanding the goal, but...

I may not be entirely understanding the goal, but what about using start dates? If a task is due in six months, and you know that you won't even consider starting it until four months from now, you...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-02-11, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,612
Posted By Gardener2
Most of software development my tasks are...

Most of software development my tasks are computer, but I still divide them into subcontexts like:

- Design
- Coding
- Testing
- Documentation
- Mindless
- Network

(To explain the less...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-02-09, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,773
Posted By Gardener2
My first thought was that your Omnifocus...

My first thought was that your Omnifocus structures seem to be too tightly tied to your show. I agree that it seems logical, if you have a weekly show, to have a weekly container for your work that...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2010-02-03, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,504
Posted By Gardener2
I have no organization whatsoever for email....

I have no organization whatsoever for email. Well, that's not technically true - I store all of the email for one year in one file. That's it. :)

When email comes into my email inbox, I look it...
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