Productivity and projects update

I tried an experiment as I wrote in a previous post of giving Things 3 a go and I’m declaring to do app bankruptcy. Whilst it looks great there’s something about their privacy policy I just don’t trust (I’m pretty picky these days about where my data is being held). I also found there toContinue reading “Productivity and projects update”

30 day productivity experiment- Things 3

I’m back testing out productivity apps for 30 days. My last one that seemed to have some traction was using OmniFocus but in the end it didn’t stick. I liked the app a lot but had a couple of issues. The watch app stopped syncing properly so due task counts weren’t correct and there wasn’tContinue reading “30 day productivity experiment- Things 3”

Things 3 dark mode (wow its a pretty app!)

I thought I know I’ll finally get around to testing Things 3 dark mode – now I’m rethinking my productivity workflow! It’s just such a pretty looking app. Maybe not as efficient for quickly entering and marking repeating reminders but it’s one of the best looking apps out there. I’m going to do a littleContinue reading “Things 3 dark mode (wow its a pretty app!)”

How to reorder projects in OmniFocus

I’ve started to use OmniFocus folders as my areas of focus, such as career and financial. Within these I have projects such as podcast and blog. They are building up and seem to stay in the same order they are created in. Well the good news is that you can reorder these. To do thisContinue reading “How to reorder projects in OmniFocus”

How to quickly get back home in OmniFocus

Whilst listening to an episode of Mac Power Users there was a really great tip shared by David when using OmniFocus. I wanted to post this to help me remember more than anything but hopefully you will find this useful too. If you are deep down in a project and want to quickly get backContinue reading “How to quickly get back home in OmniFocus”

How to quickly add a repeating task in OmniFocus

I do a lot of repeating tasks and found creating them in OmniFocus a little time consuming. For each task I had to tap ‘show more’ in the inspector and before I could do anything with it. Thankfully I’ve found a quicker way. Tap on any task you’ve already created (this won’t work on aContinue reading “How to quickly add a repeating task in OmniFocus”

How to build habits using OmniFocus

I’ve used a few different apps over the years to try to build good habits but in the end they all fall by the wayside. The main reason for this is I’m not seeing or being reminded of them. When switching over to OmniFocus I thought I’d use their tagging system to help me withContinue reading “How to build habits using OmniFocus”

How to view tags in your forecast view (OmniFocus)

A useful feature in OmniFocus 3 is the ability to add tags to your tasks. Whilst looking at the forecast view I realised I could customise and show 1 tag along with my calendar and scheduled tasks. I find this useful when I have something I’d like to get done but don’t necessarily want toContinue reading “How to view tags in your forecast view (OmniFocus)”

How I use folders in OmniFocus

I’ve had an on/off relationship with OmniFocus over the years but with a period of overwhelm I’ve decided to stick with it and learn how to actually use it effectively. When plotting out my overwhelm I used a mind map and split everything into areas of focus. I did this is an earlier post butContinue reading “How I use folders in OmniFocus”