When it comes to task management, OmniFocus is the BEST. I’ve tried many of the others out there and many of them have unique features that set them all apart, BUT, I always keep coming back to OmniFocus.
Yes it is more expensive than the others
Yes it is a little harder to learn, BUT once you do, it is so simple.
Yes it is customizable
Yes it is GREAT!
I was skeptical at first, I mean the cost alone is enough to scare people away, and it almost did me too. Especially when you figure in the iPad and iPhone apps are all sold separately. But the investment was well worth it. All versions have been updated several times and with each upgrade the prodect makes task management even easier. I’ve tried ToDo, Reminders, Toodledo, 2Do, Things, and several others, but as I said earlier, I always stick with or come back to OmniFocus. Never had issues syncing, even though some have said it was a little sluggish, I never experienced that.
Allows me to set up projects, subtasks, locations, works with the Notification Center on the iOS devices and Mac. For task management theis IS the GOLD STANDARD. With the recent updates syncing is a lot quicker, almost instant. My only issue, and it’s only minor, is that when you have a task with a start date (deferred date as termed in OmniFocus, it shows up on the start date, but then disappears until the due date. I would like to see the item showing up everyday starting at the start date. Aside from that, OmniFocus is as close to perfect that you can get.
I recently tried Things 3 and although it is well done and quite beautiful to work with there are just certain things that I liked better in OmniFocus and I therefore am coming back to it. If I finish a task early I don’t see in Things 3 where I can check it off until it comes available whereas in OmniFocus I can check it off even it occures on a future day just by going to that date in teh forecast and doing so, Things lets me see the task on a future day, but I can’t chek it off inless it was due today or previous.
Combined with the iOS apps and the OmniSync Server you have one powerful task solution and it is well worth the money.