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Does or will OmniFocus have the notion of a "waiting for" task, that is a task that cannot be completed until someone or something else outside the realm of the project completes a subsequent task. If not, what is the philosophical idea behind eliminating that. It puts a crimp in my sequential projects when I'm unable to designate a certain task as a "waiting for"...
 
You can do this now by assigning the task in question to a Waiting For context.

You also can add an action that specficially calls out the waiting for. E.g. I often have "WF feedback on <item>" in my Waiting For context, which subsequently blocks any other items.

I'll often assign a due date to these items so they show up at some point in the future as a reminder that I need to followup.
 
Like jasong, I use an Awaiting context. My pattern is to write an action name like "From Bob, TPS reports" and put it in the Awaiting context. I will set a due date sometimes, for time critical projects. On others I'll just notice reminders needed on my weekly review.

Another tip, I often set start dates on Waiting For items. This move the projects out of sight, out of mind and gives the person on whom I'm waiting a chance to respond without me nagging them. (Even if only psychically. ;-)
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Curt
 
Great tip, Curt. Thank you.
 
 


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