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Okay, I am just now evaluating on trial OmniFocus - I honestly thought something was wrong, when I tried to sync to iCal, because nothing showed up in the DAY where certain events (appointments) were scheduled.

I've now read here that such "scheduling" is coutner to the concept of GTD.

Okay, I get that, but:

Some of us DO have something called "appointments" and/or "meetings". :) These are fixed events, that need to be scheduled.

I don't see why, when they are part of a set of OF actions, that they are not able to be flagged as an iCal *event* (a simple check box would do in the inspector, for instance). And have the alarm automatically set.

On the iPhone, iCal will give audible alerts - these alerts are very important!! And I'll assume that OF iPhone does not do alerts (no backgrounding in iPhone) - I have not plunked down the cash yet to buy these apps, but this seems like a serious deficiency.

All you need in OF is a checkbox(s) like this:

Okay, maybe there's a bit more that needs to be done - for instance, event duration (pull down menu), and timing of alerts (default, or selectable times).

But even if I have an event that is NOT a meeting, I probably want an audible alert.

Say I have an action that is "pay gym membership" - I might want an audible alert on my iPhone a few days before it's due, as a reminder.

So, for an audible reminder, it needs to be an event in the calender - and iPhone's iCal does not show "to do lists" - so, what's the point? I read in the OF for iPhone that it does calender notifications, but I don't see anything like that in the desktop app, and I don't see what it notifies in the iTunes sales page (and I'm hesitant to spend $20 no knowing what/how notifications are scheduled or take place)

This is not "syncing with iCal" functionality - sticking to do items in a list, and not the calender isn't really "syncing".


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