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We're trying to coordinate the actions of two people using Omnifocus.

We organise our stuff into projects, assign contexts (not too successfully) and then we need to actually do stuff.

The problem we have is, we have tasks that anyone can do, but we also have tasks that only a certain individual can do, or tasks that someone might want to "own". If we assign contexts to a person, then we lose the benefit of the context for the "how" or "where" stuff. So, if its a phone call that anyone can do, fine, phone is the context. But if its a phone call that only Bill can do, then we might put the context as Bill.

Is there a way we could leave the contexts as broad as possible (if Bill goes on holiday it could be something that anyone could do) BUT still allow Bill to manage his own actions? Could Perspectives do this? Can we select individual actions into a perspective?

I saw some posts on the contexts forum all about using @Bill for example, so creating tags.

Any suggestions?
 
Would sub-contents work in that scenario? That is for the phone call that he's owning, you assign Phone as the parent context and then Bill as a sub-context. The action should then show up in the Phone perspective and when he goes on vacation, it's easy to see what phone calls are assigned to him.

This article, on the OmniFocus blog, talks about sub-contexts.

http://www.omnigroup.com/blog/entry/...ed_information
 
Have just been trying sub-contexts ... Great idea, thank you! Looks promising so far!
 
 


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