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Forum: OmniFocus for iPad 2010-08-02, 10:37 AM
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Posted By abates17
Feature Request: Options to Change Colors

In OmniFocus for iPad, I would like the option to change the colors for upcoming and overdue tasks. I can do this on the desktop version, so it would be nice to have colors on my iPad that match.
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Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2010-01-10, 06:24 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 216,049
Posted By abates17
Life Balance is really great with priorities: It...

Life Balance is really great with priorities: It has a sliding scale for priorities, priorities based on the parent task, priorities that adjust based on the due dateÖitís a really elegant system....
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2010-01-09, 09:44 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 216,049
Posted By abates17
Okay, fine, itís not ďconvoluted,Ē but itís still...

Okay, fine, itís not ďconvoluted,Ē but itís still a priority system. Therefore, you canít tout your system, yet simultaneously bash those who want explicit priorities.



Honestly, I really want...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2010-01-08, 10:42 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 216,049
Posted By abates17
You didnít break out of the ABC priority scale;...

You didnít break out of the ABC priority scale; you just found a complicated, roundabout way to implement it, using folders, statuses, and flags! I donít see how you can describe your convoluted...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2010-01-08, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,697
Posted By abates17
OmniFocus is too draconian about backup and synching

I use an external hard drive for backups, but whenever my laptop is disconnected, I get periodic notifications from OmniFocus, ďThe backup volume could not be found.Ē And whenever I havenít synched...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2010-01-08, 10:18 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 216,049
Posted By abates17
I canít believe that youíre still complaining...

I canít believe that youíre still complaining that people want a feature which, if implemented, will be transparent to you.



That is oversimplifying to an extreme. No one spends ďall their...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-07-29, 10:41 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 216,049
Posted By abates17
And I suspect that you are wrong. The software...

And I suspect that you are wrong. The software industry is rife with examples of programs that added functionality without becoming homogenized or useless.



And yet iTunes continues to add...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-04-06, 11:28 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 216,049
Posted By abates17
David Allen specifically mentions task priorities...

David Allen specifically mentions task priorities in Getting Things Done; he does not however mention flags or colorizing tasks based on due dates, yet those features are in OmniFocus. Face it:...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-04-04, 11:12 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 216,049
Posted By abates17
Letís see: I have been talking about coloring of...

Letís see: I have been talking about coloring of tasks based on due dates, setting task priorities, and sorting based on priority. Considering that OmniFocus already has all of these on some level,...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-04-03, 05:57 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 216,049
Posted By abates17
Oh yeah, I believe it! Iím just saying that itís...

Oh yeah, I believe it! Iím just saying that itís not logical to say, ďWe shouldnít add feature X, because people are leaving OmniFocus for other applications (all of which have feature X).Ē
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-04-03, 09:49 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 216,049
Posted By abates17
Again, I havenít seen anyone talking about...

Again, I havenít seen anyone talking about OmniFocus FORCING priority codes to be used, only that they should be available for people who want to use them. There is a world of difference between...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-04-02, 01:18 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 216,049
Posted By abates17
I understand. I just wanted to clarify the...

I understand. I just wanted to clarify the misconception that priorities are ďnot GTD,Ē*or that the brain can always determine priorities more quickly and easily than an automated system. I think the...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-04-01, 08:12 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 216,049
Posted By abates17
I am also using GTD, and knowing which tasks were...

I am also using GTD, and knowing which tasks were done the least recently does provide value for me, as I explained. And using GTD, it doesnít matter to you how a list is sorted, so even if you had a...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-04-01, 07:55 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 216,049
Posted By abates17
Yes, that is a pretty close call. What about a...

Yes, that is a pretty close call. What about a yearly task completed 42 weeks ago? 46 weeks ago? 51 weeks ago? The point is, the software can easily calculate relative priorities on the fly, much...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-03-31, 01:12 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 216,049
Posted By abates17
But not of some tasks need to be done every week,...

But not of some tasks need to be done every week, and some need to be done every year. For example, a yearly task completed two weeks ago would have a lower priority than a weekly task completed...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-03-31, 11:56 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 216,049
Posted By abates17
I know Iím dredging up this old thread, but I...

I know Iím dredging up this old thread, but I have heard this repeated time and time again (while reading all 21 pages), and I have to respectfully disagree. Let me give you an example of how I use...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-03-30, 10:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 23,047
Posted By abates17
Personally, I am bringing up the topic because I...

Personally, I am bringing up the topic because I would like something more than just a metadata field (unless that field lets you do calculations based on the value of other fields). I would love a...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-03-30, 01:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 23,047
Posted By abates17
And how many of us have small lists of items?...

And how many of us have small lists of items? Under twenty? Show of hands? Clearly, having a priority is important for those of us who have large lists of tasks, so we can narrow it down to the top...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-03-30, 01:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 23,047
Posted By abates17
What I would really like to see is a priority...

What I would really like to see is a priority system that scales by time. Life Balance has a great implementation of this, where you set a due date for an item, and a lead time. When you are more...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-01-25, 06:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,344
Posted By abates17
What I meant was, action groups do NOT have a...

What I meant was, action groups do NOT have a context; they have a default context for sub-actions, but it is not displayed under the Context column in the list.



I understand. I just wish...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-01-23, 10:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,344
Posted By abates17
I think that the action group name should show up...

I think that the action group name should show up in the context mode, as it is (or could be) an action itself. This is one of those distinctions that I think is unnecessary: An action group should...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-01-22, 11:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,344
Posted By abates17
Even if there were a global preference like,...

Even if there were a global preference like, ďTreat action groups as actions,Ē*that would be really helpful, and should at least mollify both camps. I can definitely see the benefit of having an...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-01-22, 11:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,344
Posted By abates17
Okay, that is very helpful! However, ďFocus on...

Okay, that is very helpful! However, ďFocus on Selected ProjectsĒ does not work from the Context menu. Other than that, yes, a new Perspective is very helpful! Iím glad I can at least approximate the...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-01-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,344
Posted By abates17
Okay, Iíll bite: How do you demote a project to...

Okay, Iíll bite: How do you demote a project to an action? And are Action Groups not Actions themselves?



Yes, that works, thanks! I also just changed to color settings so that Next Actions...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-01-22, 10:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,344
Posted By abates17
Thanks, I didnít see that option!

Thanks, I didnít see that option!
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