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First I must thank OmniFocus (or Omni Group).

Without discovering OmniFocus and the GTD model, I would still be posting my tasks in my calendar. I have used OmniFocus religiously over the past two years on my iMac, Macbook and iPhone. I have enjoyed the syncing feature among these 3 devices.

However, I have decided to move to Android and ditch my iPhone (finally). As I am a small business owner, i find that I need access to my GTD application throughout the day and many times I am away from my computer. I tried for the last year to cope without my favorite GTD on my mobile device but I am finding this is causing me to limit my use of the GTD model. Thus, I am seriously trying Toodledo over the next week. I am finding it's almost more important to be able to access and interact with my GTD application across many platforms then stick with what I have used for the past few years.

While I understand that Omni Group has limited resources, I seriously hope they are working towards making Omnifocus cross platform. I was also very disturbed when I saw that they wanted to charge $40 for their iPad version.
In this day, I would be more willing to pay a couple of dollars a month (subscription model) for an application than fork over $40 just to get it on my iPad. Thanks again for a terrific MAC OSX application but I think the time has come to allow syncing with a service like Toodeldo (Spootnik does not seem to have a client app on any platform) or create an Android version.
Why would you completely abandon a system that was working for you?

Was it because of poor AT&T service? Heck man, just continue to use OF on the iMac and iPhone over wifi and bonjour...
Sadly, I'm moving on as well. OmniFocus is fantastic and perfect in every way except that it's not the best solution for folks who need access from a non Apple device or from a browser. (And it doesn't pretend to this is in no way a put down of the Omni team.) It does what it has been designed to do very, very well. Unfortunately, my work day is now dominated by Windows and Android. I use a Mac at home and tried dozens and dozens of tools before deciding on OF. I kept convincing myself that using OF was worth maintaining separate tools for personal and work domains. After trying so many tools I can say without a doubt, that every other tool (at least for me) falls short of OF. I've finally settled on using a cloud-based solution (Nirvana)...I think I can make it work for my needs. I've been struggling with the decision, and despite that fact that Nirvana is missing many extremely useful features which OF has, based on my devices and access methods, it makes more sense for me to adjust my GTD routine, and figure out how to make it work at this point. I envy all of you that are able to remain Mac/iPad/iPhone definitely have the best GTD tool on the market today. stay productive!
I'm a big fan of OF but I've had nothing but endless problems trying to sync and CAN'T STAND IT ANY LONGER. Anyone want buy a Mac OF and / iOF license?

Sheesh guys...I'm not a technophobe and I can't even get the work around for your broken Bonjour sync to work any longer.

Lesser apps from lesser developers work fine. Get it together! Please!
Originally Posted by kidtreo View Post
Sheesh guys...I'm not a technophobe and I can't even get the work around for your broken Bonjour sync to work any longer.
Sorry to hear you've been having trouble with Bonjour syncing! It works well for us with our Bonjour networks—but when Bonjour fails it can be very difficult to figure out why (for you and for us).

Have you tried using our free Omni Sync Server instead?
Thanks for the response Ken.

Out of pure frustration, even though I've been through >2< other web dav hosted solutions as a work around to bonjour fail (when I really didn't want to use either) I did try sync server. Then - amazingly after trying bonjour one last time it "shook loose" and started working. huzzah!

Then after a day or two of this working, i got a failure on my iphone saying server couldn't be found. I went to look at the settings in OF mac - and just clicking on the advanced tab erased my sync settings!

I would suggest making sync changes in the pref panel update only after a deliberate button press and not simply from looking at a different set of options. Hope this makes sense. Thanks again.
Hey Ken,

Now I'm back in can't sync land :(

I am truly a big fan of what you guys do...and have invested in your tools, but if I may, please consider my suggestion to put additional resources into making sync more bullet proof...even if it means less features and slower release times on new apps as there is >nothing< more upsetting to some one trying to_Get Things Done_ than having their productivity come to a grinding halt because their GTD app isn't working properly.

I know you have to code around issues in OSX etc, but the end user simply doesn't care how it's done...they just need reliability.

It's like having an awesome car that breaks down without warning and regularly.

Thank you for listening.


I am back syncing - and with Bonjour as originally desired.

Again, thanks for listening.

Last edited by kidtreo; 2010-11-16 at 06:56 AM..

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