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Hi all -

Obviously it's great for tasks and organizing projects and such... but what else are you using it for?

I'm working on defining business requirements for a few applications. I'm wondering if OmniFocus would be a good tool for something like this. Or would straight up OmniOutliner work better? Or something different all together?


For example.... If I'm building a requirements doc, sometimes I'll just start coming up with ideas. I capture those somewhere. Currently, Omnioutliner. Then, once I start getting a good collection of requirements, I like to put those under categories, I guess what OmniFocus calls projects. What I don't do, which may be nice is to be able to then put them into a context of some sort.

Then, if needed, it would be great to pump that up to OmniPlan.

Is anyone doing something like this or am I crazy?

I can't imagine what OmniFocus could possibly have over OmniOutliner for building a requirements document.

As for categories and contexts, you can set up custom OmniOutliner columns for that.
You can export OF data as a CSV, and import the CSV into OP (I suggest doing this with an empy OP file). To reverse the process, you should export from OP to OO; and, according to the OF docs, reformat in OO to kGTD format, and then import into OF. Never tried the full round trip myself.

I tend to do initial group (as opposed to individual) project planning in OO anyway; but, other than for initial planning, once you move the data to OP you are committed to keeping it there. IOW, OP does not appear to support ping-ponging the task list back and forth between OO and OP.

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