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Forum: Omni Lounge 2013-05-04, 01:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,324
Posted By colicoid
I'm not a beta tester of OF2 so I don't see the...

I'm not a beta tester of OF2 so I don't see the bigger picture here but (talking about the folder icons only):
Are you suggesting Rob that the contrast of the folder icons should be reduced on the...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-08-19, 01:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 43,564
Posted By colicoid
When can we expect some more power, such as...

When can we expect some more power, such as on-hold etc., to individual actions (the alternative to having sub projects)?
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-02-04, 03:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,043
Posted By colicoid
New Sneeky Peeks?

Are there any new Sneeky Peek versions beyond 1.5 final?
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2008-11-16, 11:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,674
Posted By colicoid
Im not saying single-actions don't exist or...

Im not saying single-actions don't exist or anything. I'm simply saying that people in general way too often throw projects with multiple actions into a SAL.



If I asked you to start filling...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2008-11-16, 01:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,674
Posted By colicoid
Just a note/tip. Single actions should be...

Just a note/tip.
Single actions should be relatively rare. You should be more liberal with what you consider to be a project and much more granular with your "next actions". Most of the single...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2008-11-15, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,423
Posted By colicoid
What David meant was not that you should allways...

What David meant was not that you should allways look at all your tasks all the time. That would certainly be overwhelming. The weekly review is meant to refresh your memory on what you are not...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2008-11-06, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,767
Posted By colicoid
I ran into the same problem when assigning a bug...

I ran into the same problem when assigning a bug to two people that they were going to work together on.
Most often you can make one person responsible for the task or at least make him the driver....
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2008-11-05, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,767
Posted By colicoid
I do what john suggested as well. Although for me...

I do what john suggested as well. Although for me I assign a mixture of bugs and projects with tasks to a bunch of developers. I have a special "not assigned" context for bugs that should be assigned...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2008-11-05, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,076
Posted By colicoid
It warms my heart that Ken is aknowledging the...

It warms my heart that Ken is aknowledging the need for giving more power to actions, although he has done so before...

Anyway, someone mentioned next actions being all mysterious and that so I...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2008-08-27, 11:57 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 55,978
Posted By colicoid
There is one dirty workaround for all you...

There is one dirty workaround for all you multiple-copies-of-repeating-tasks people out there. Instead of using repeating tasks at all you can just skip that and push start dates forward. E.g.:

1....
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2008-08-27, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,991
Posted By colicoid
Nested / hierarchical contexts. @people ...

Nested / hierarchical contexts.

@people
@Merlin
@David

Merlin and david are subcontexts to people.
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2008-08-27, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,991
Posted By colicoid
For complex juggling back and forth kind of tasks...

For complex juggling back and forth kind of tasks I keep a log in the notes field.

If the calls are to the same people you can set up a @people context with sub contexts for all the persons you...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2008-08-27, 10:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,307
Posted By colicoid
I have an idea. How about if OG just wired...

I have an idea.
How about if OG just wired David Allens brain directly into the software...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2008-08-26, 01:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,307
Posted By colicoid
A large portion of this whole debate is about...

A large portion of this whole debate is about granularity.
Where on the scale of granularity do you place yourself?
This can be a hard question and the answer is different depending on your needs....
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2008-08-26, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,204
Posted By colicoid
The only workaround for that as of now is to...

The only workaround for that as of now is to juggle the start dates.
You put later start dates on all tasks you don't want to work on. The ones you want to work on have a start date of today or...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2008-08-26, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,204
Posted By colicoid
I forgot to mention: the reasons you don't want...

I forgot to mention:
the reasons you don't want to use due dates for things that you want to get done at a certain date but does not have to be (soft due date) are two.

1. You will at some point...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2008-08-26, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,204
Posted By colicoid
The need for a today screen arise when you have...

The need for a today screen arise when you have many active tasks for the currently available contexts (such is the case for me at work).

Assuming you are trying to stay close to GTD:

The above...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2008-08-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,718
Posted By colicoid
I have kind of a "soft due date" approach that I...

I have kind of a "soft due date" approach that I use a lot.
The formula is:

daily review + flag + (start date/review date = same date)

When the start date comes the action will reenter the...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2008-08-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,718
Posted By colicoid
AND; don't use due dates for this. Due dates...

AND; don't use due dates for this. Due dates should be reserved for "hard dates". A hard date is when something needs to be done before that date or something nasty will happen (send in taxes, pay...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2008-08-21, 12:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,730
Posted By colicoid
I know it might be hard to implement but...

I know it might be hard to implement but reloading all data by restarting OF is like cheating. It should be a differential change. All changes that are safe should just be made in the background....
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2008-08-21, 12:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,851
Posted By colicoid
I didn't actually mean "impossible", I was just...

I didn't actually mean "impossible", I was just trying to be dramatic. :)

I too think that (for certain software) with newer super high res screens, full screen work is becoming less of an option....
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2008-08-20, 01:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,851
Posted By colicoid
About those "application holes" that reveal files...

About those "application holes" that reveal files on the desktop.
I was doing the whole putting icons in special places on the desktop dance too for a while. It's impossible to work like that. If...
Forum: OmniFocus Syncing 2008-08-05, 02:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,041
Posted By colicoid
I had about 2.5k files.

I had about 2.5k files.
Forum: OmniFocus Syncing 2008-08-04, 12:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,041
Posted By colicoid
[While I wrote this, Ken posted the above post] ...

[While I wrote this, Ken posted the above post]

I have the same problems. Loading and syncing takes several minutes.

I had a look at my Mac's .ofocus file and noticed that it was about 3mb....
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2008-07-29, 12:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,298
Posted By colicoid
If it is an actionable item as well as a...

If it is an actionable item as well as a reference item I would do it like this:

Project support materials -> Learn GTD and OF (folders in file system)
Learn GTD and OF (Project in OF)
Study the...
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