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I kind of Frankensteined the Things icon with the OmniFocus icon to create this. I have always appreciated the GUI of Things, but the development blows! :) Click the image to download.

Impressed with this - having been a Things user for ages switching to Omni Focus has been great but have thought on more than one occasion that Things really nailed their icon especially for use on the iPhone and Omni's is in comparison is pretty weak (again, especially on the iPhone!)

In the dock with number of tasks pending the icon returns to its original form. Do you have yours permanently set to the one you've made and if so, what steps did you take to make sure it doesn't revert to the original icon when opened?

I physically replace the icns file in the resources folder of OF and also use CandyBar to drag and drop replace. Hope it works for you!

Hello francola,

thanks a lot for your work on this icon.
it's the most beautiful Frankenstein I've ever seen.

It's so gorgeous, I want to size up my dock just to see the whole beauty! =)
Since this is a complete frankenstein, it will never become official, but it looks great and I replaced the official icon with your great description (wouldn't have found the place of the official icon otherwise).

Thanks a lot!

man, this is what I wish would happen. The beauty of Things and the versatility of OF!

I can't believe OF has such an ugly interface. I wish they did something about it because the app is awesome.
Originally Posted by Mango Himself View Post
I can't believe OF has such an ugly interface.
I just don't get it. I'll accept that Things might be more visually appealing to many people, but OmniFocus ugly? I simply don't understand.

Plain, understated? Perhaps. But ugly? You either dislike the Mac OS X aesthetic all around, or you haven't tinkered with OF's style prefs, or we're working with two different apps.

I'm glad that there is some dissatisfaction with the icon besides mine. I really love OF, but I just don't feel an emotional attachment to the icon. Maybe that sounds dramatic, but the dock icon is a huge element for me.

From my point of view, I just really don't like the purple color, and the size is just, well, wrong. OF next to OmniGraffle and OmniOutliner in my dock just highlights my dislike of it.

I'm going to try the one francola so graciously made, but even then I'm not totally sold.

Thanks for sharing though!
@ Dennis

I suspect that i have a similar response to the OmniFocus UI as the posters above. If only OmniFocus was "plain or understated". Instead i find the UI clunky and jarring. Look at the arrows indicating either sequential or parallel projects, those hideous little archive box icons, or the constant resizing of the main window when switching between perspectives.

The power of the OS X aesthetic is that it melts away over time; the OmniFocus UI for me has had the very opposite effect.

Why do i keep using it then? Because its more general functionality far outweighs anything else on the market and more than makes up for the frustration i feel. I realise this all sounds pretty superficial (and ungrateful), but when the Mac experience is so much about an emotional attachment to the product then i think it is a discussion worth having.
I hope they visually improve their UI for OF 2.0 for Mac as well as they have redesigned their website. That would surely give Things some worries =)

Nice franken-icon by the way. Kind of resonates with what I've hinted at once before: if Omni were just a little more like Things or Things more like Omni... what a wonderful world we would live in!

Haha, I wonder what would happen if they tried to merge. Most likely wouldn't work, but their skills sets seem to complement each other in many ways...

Last edited by Robbie1702; 2010-05-16 at 04:57 AM..

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