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Forum: OmniFocus for iPhone 2014-05-07, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,459
Posted By Gardener
And for me, the iPhone is what I use most often...

And for me, the iPhone is what I use most often for capturing and organizing actions. I think that the difference is that I don't like deep hierarchies.

I essentially never have subtasks, and my...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2014-04-29, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,021
Posted By Gardener
I declared "task bankruptcy" a few months ago. I...

I declared "task bankruptcy" a few months ago. I dragged everything into a single project and context, went through it to drag out what I wanted, deleted the rest, and probably compacted the...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2014-04-28, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,527
Posted By Gardener
For me, this would probably be in the "scary...

For me, this would probably be in the "scary stuff" context, a context that I keep quarantined so that I'm not put off from looking at my other lists. But that's my own doctor-phobic self.

I could...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2014-04-25, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,730
Posted By Gardener
My iPhone is my day-to-day GTD tool. I use my Mac...

My iPhone is my day-to-day GTD tool. I use my Mac for weekly review and larger-scale shuffling of tasks and projects--it's surprisingly rare for me to enter an item on the Mac. In fact if I'm doing...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2014-04-03, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,055
Posted By Gardener
> Hi there at the Omnifocus Forum, It sounds...

> Hi there at the Omnifocus Forum,

It sounds to me like you've been over-analyzing and over-categorizing the actions, and possibly putting things into OmniFocus prematurely, and in particular...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2014-01-28, 01:39 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 49,902
Posted By Gardener
Your objective criteria is made up of the...

Your objective criteria is made up of the opinions of people. My opinion is an opinion of a person. :) The fact that my opinion is the reverse of their opinion doesn't negate it.

Unless we grab...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2014-01-27, 03:26 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 49,902
Posted By Gardener
But I think there's a third question: 3....

But I think there's a third question:

3. Would the increased value outweigh the increased value that could be achieved by using the same programming resources to produce other features?

For me,...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2014-01-16, 09:04 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 49,902
Posted By Gardener
In my case, I would kinda sorta _like_ to be able...

In my case, I would kinda sorta _like_ to be able to apply more than one context to a task, but I have yet to find a sitution where the lack of that ability genuinely inconveniences me. So if the...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2014-01-15, 03:56 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 49,902
Posted By Gardener
I realize that I'm responding to a specific case...

I realize that I'm responding to a specific case that you're using to illustrate a general point, but this one seems fairly straightforward to me. I'd create separate, non-nested contexts for Phone,...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2014-01-13, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,535
Posted By Gardener
I'm confused by this question. I use start dates...

I'm confused by this question. I use start dates to get tasks that I'm not going to do in the next week or two, off of my list. (Edited to add: Essentially, these are the "someday" of someday/maybe.)...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2014-01-06, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,087
Posted By Gardener
I had a similar problem but am dealing with it...

I had a similar problem but am dealing with it with an opposite strategy--I'm treating OmniFocus as my immediate, always-there tool, and whatever isn't compatible with that (including, whatever is...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2013-12-19, 12:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,190
Posted By Gardener
I used to live in two separate homes in two...

I used to live in two separate homes in two separate states. The actionable status of a number of actions was defined by what state I was in, so when I was in State A, I set the State B contexts to...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2013-05-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,773
Posted By Gardener
I'm handling this partly with perspectives right...

I'm handling this partly with perspectives right now, though that may end up being too much maintenance for me.

For example, for groceries, I have a project "Perpetual Grocery List". It contains...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2013-04-30, 11:09 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 49,902
Posted By Gardener
As a programmer, my guess - and I could be wrong...

As a programmer, my guess - and I could be wrong - is that adding them in would drastically increase the complexity of OmniFocus's codebase, gobble up months' worth of programming resources that...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2013-03-25, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,302
Posted By Gardener
> If no date and no flag, then I have to find >...

> If no date and no flag, then I have to find
> it again by review which isn't always efficient.

I think that this is a large part of the problem: You don't trust your review. As I see it,...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2013-03-07, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,178
Posted By Gardener
My bag of tricks for hiding tasks but not...

My bag of tricks for hiding tasks but not forgetting them includes the following. This assumes that I'm usually looking at Available taks rather than Remaining tasks:

- Start Dates: Whenever...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2012-06-13, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,154
Posted By Gardener
My first thought is that you could pre-fill your...

My first thought is that you could pre-fill your schedule with _theoretical_ dresses, planning them out at a time when you have plenty of leisure to arrange all the tasks. Then when you have a...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2012-03-24, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,566
Posted By Gardener
> I guess i'm simply wondering how in depth...

> I guess i'm simply wondering how in depth people make their
> systems to be because I put everything in there and at the end of
> my WR I feel great, but the list is incredibly long when it comes...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2012-03-24, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,091
Posted By Gardener
I'm confused about the distinction between...

I'm confused about the distinction between projects and tasks, because to me everything should be in actions, and therefore they should both be addressed as part of the same process.

Is the...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2012-03-24, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,427
Posted By Gardener
> But on a general level I'm confused in how to...

> But on a general level I'm confused in how to set this software
> up to work with the GTD methodology. From the GTD flowchart we
> have 8 options for each piece of 'stuff'. (Trash, Someday,
>...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2012-03-08, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,573
Posted By Gardener
When I have similar issues, I don't do levels, I...

When I have similar issues, I don't do levels, I just put all the projects in parallel, maybe with a brief indicator of the very top level. If a project is dependent on another, I give it a WAITING...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2012-03-08, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,257
Posted By Gardener
I'm not sure if I'd express the difference...

I'm not sure if I'd express the difference _quite_ that way. I'd say that GTD has a task (action) focus at some times, and a project focus at other times. And OmniFocus is mostly GTD.

When I have...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2011-12-18, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,425
Posted By Gardener
I agree that there's no need for steps 2 and 3. ...

I agree that there's no need for steps 2 and 3.

I would want the followups in my action list; I'd just give them a context of Followup so it's easy to filter them out, plus the Start Date would...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-03-06, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,881
Posted By Gardener
Hmm. One possibility could be to put your...

Hmm.

One possibility could be to put your current projects in a specific folder, and have your Current Stuff perspective use that folder, instead of having it know about specific projects.
...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2009-03-03, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,080
Posted By Gardener
I set this kind of thing as repeating actions....

I set this kind of thing as repeating actions. So:

Project: Keep house supplied
Action: (Repeating on a start date, monthly) See if we need light bulbs.
Action: (Repeating on a start date,...
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