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I absolutely love the OF iPad app...

However am super curious as to if anyone has attempted to work solely off the iPad OF app instead of calling the OF app on the Mac "Home Base."

I tried to do my Weekly Review with the iPad app, though as much as I enjoy using this app, must admit I couldn't barrel through it. I'm not wanting to dumb down the app, not at all..I'm producing this thread for sake of congregating the minds of those who live off OF and want to reach a bit closer towards easier, smarter productivity.

Like I said, I love the OF iPad app. Though I use it everyday, I'll admit it has made me use the Mac version a bit more...only to make sure everything is running smoothly, plus i'll say that few keystrokes are more productive in the long run.....of which leads me to ask:

IF you have done the WR on the iPad, if you've used a wireless keyboard; if that makes it any easier?

I'd imagine it would immensely. Before running out and getting the bluetooth keyboard, I figured i'd ask this forum. I'm seriously considering purchasing the wireless keyboard. I'm even thought about ditching the Griffin Passport Elan i'm carrying the iPad around in and getting the InCase Travel Case that has a multiple slots for the iPad, wireless keyboard and other necessities.

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Again, just thought i'd ask. In a way I feel that many of us, not just in the OmniFocus world but overall iPad ecosystem are natives in testing out how a tablet/different kind of computer will interact with us on a daily basis, and vice versa. I would love the OF iPad to replace my OF on Mac app...but perhaps its the years of having OF on my Mac that i've been accustomed to all this horsepower.:p
 
I now do all my reviewing on the iPad. I currently am in a period of slow productivity or a period where my tasks are currently well defined, so during my review process, I've not had to add too many additional items. With that in mind, the lack of proper keyboard has not been an issue.

Once OF iPad finally refreshed the review cycle on my reviews, I had a mountain of projects to review. I have taken the advice of someone on this forum to loosely assign a handful of prime number intervals to my different projects. This keeps the amount of stuff to review to a minimum and always keeps the list manageable.

Of course, now that I think of it, maybe I'm really doing a 2-3 day review cycle now instead of a weekly.
 
I must confess that before the iPad app, I never used the review functionality in the Mac edition. Sure, I'd give my projects a look and make sure they were in good shape, but I didn't find the review interface on the Mac all that helpful.

I think better on my couch, with the iPad (no keyboard) in my lap or hand. For me, reviewing is a 'lean back' activity, not a 'lean forward' one you do at a desk...
 
What Brian said. :)
 
What Brian and Gopi said!

I've used both Mac and iPhone apps since day one on each but I have to admit I used to be terrible at keeping on top of reviews until I got the iPad version. Now it's so easy to do my review I've already seen a huge improvement in my ability to work my system.

I have a little weekend ritual to go unwind in the coffee shop in my local Waterstones (large book store) on a Sunday afternoon. I'll get myself a large mug of coffee and a cake and go chill on the sofa with my iPad to do my weekly review and plan my 'big rocks' for the week.
 
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What Brian and Gopi said!

I've used both Mac and iPhone apps since day one on each but I have to admit I used to be terrible at keeping on top of reviews until I got the iPad version. Now it's so easy to do my review I've already seen a huge improvement in my ability to work my system.

Same here and I believe that it's completely psychological but I find doing certain things on the iPad (in this case OF weekly review) simply engenders better focus.

My one gripe with OF4iPad review is the inability to lock the review period to a specific day, but the workaround of setting the review period to 3-4 days should work quite well for me.

I'd also like to have the 'option' to filter out on-hold projects and believe it should be an option in 'Settings' because some users prefer the current method.

Lastly, during review I'd prefer to be able to hide actions with contexts assigned on a per project basis. In general if it has a context assigned to it, I'm actively working it and don't need to see it cluttering up activities requiring legitimate review. However, I can also imagine that with sequential projects I'd actually prefer to see these items during review (I don't currently have any active sequential projects, but it's inevitable). It's because both scenarios can be simultaneously applicable that I believe this setting should be a 'per project' attribute.

Kind regards,

James
 
I had been neglecting my weekly review for a while, but having it on the iPad (a very new thing, as I have only had the iPad for a few days now) has made the review so easy. I can easily go through everything and keep it under control. Just having it there has given me increased productivity.
 
Just picked up my iPad 2 a couple of weeks ago and did my first weekly review on it last night.

I really like getting out of my house when I do these reviews (courtyard, rooftop, Starbucks, park, etc.) and I found that to be cumbersome when I had my Macbook Pro. This week I decide to try the iPad review. It was a huge success. Very simple and easy and I was focused on that one screen. On top of that I synced my bluetooth keyboard and was even more comfortable. All I carried was my iPad and that keyboard. It was great.
 
What I did was I set up all projects separately to review on a certain period of time. Like someones once per week, some once per year.

Now if I would want to suddenly review ALL my projects, how can I do this? I think in iPad I would have to individually press each project separately (by pressing down and pushing review project).

Is there an easier way in omnifocus for Mac to set all my projects for reviewing - so that I can then review them all on iPad?
 
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What I did was I set up all projects separately to review on a certain period of time. Like someones once per week, some once per year.

Now if I would want to suddenly review ALL my projects, how can I do this? I think in iPad I would have to individually press each project separately (by pressing down and pushing review project).

Is there an easier way in omnifocus for Mac to set all my projects for reviewing - so that I can then review them all on iPad?
You can access the review setting under the project tab via inspector tab.
 
 


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