Originally Posted by blueLabel
The rush is that beta is beta its has bugs and release version should be quite smooth, many people don't want to be lab rats and be the first to find a bug that deletes their data or makes them miss important appointments....For app like this its very important that you could trust and count on it with important reminders....hard to do with beta
I've been using bleeding edge versions of OmniFocus for almost as long as it has been possible to do so (July 26, 2007). The number of substantial problems I've encountered this late in the release cycle is about the same as the number of substantial problems encountered with released versions. I haven't encountered any
problems that resulted in lost data. It's not that I'm unobservant, either -- a glance at my email shows that I've submitted well over 500 OmniFocus bug reports in that time (one every other day!).
Rushing through a beta test doesn't get you to your promised land of a bug-free release version any faster. Thanks to those of us willing to run the sneaky peek versions, you get a higher quality product, and if there is some feature for which you have a pressing need, you have the option of getting it sooner by running the sneaky peek yourself. Sure, you see the scary warning about how it might eat your data when you go to download it the first time, but if you read the Omni EULA when you load a production release version, section 4 has equivalent language saying that the program may fail horribly and that's your tough luck.