OmniFocus is a great place to store well-defined projects and actions in a highly-structured way but isn’t generally the best place to house things like project support materials, reference information, and that random (and brilliant) idea that you had while out walking the dog earlier today.
Notion can be a great complement to OmniFocus. It’s essentially a blank canvas that can be used to store a wide variety of information, everything from free-form notes from your brainstorming session to a detailed database of feature requests that you’ve received from your clients. You can use it to house your personal information (e.g. your purpose in life and aspirations spanning years) and it can be used to share information and keep a team on track (e.g. as an internal wiki and as a place to share quarterly goals). The number of use cases is limited only by your imagination!
It’s easy to reference anything you have stored in Notion from OmniFocus projects and actions. Simply choose “Copy Link…” from the “…” menu and paste the link into the notes field of the related OmniFocus project or action.
For example, if you have a database in Notion that contains ideas for your blog post, you could create a repeating “Review: blog ideas” action in OmniFocus that shows up on your radar every week. If you decide to go ahead and write one of these posts, you could create a “Write: blog post about…” to OmniFocus and include a link to the notes about this blog post that you’ve captured in Notion. OmniFocus prompts you to take action and Notion contains the information you need to move forward.