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OmniFocus 3 Workflows with Beck Tench
June 19, 2019 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
Teacher, PhD student, and researcher, Beck Tench will be joining us on Learn OmniFocus LIVE to share how she uses OmniFocus alongside other productivity apps and paper-based solutions.
Beck’s OmniFocus Journey
Beck was an early adopter of OmniFocus, but abandoned it years ago in favour of what she describes as “simpler and more aesthetically pleasing options”. After experimenting with a variety of other tools, she returned to OmniFocus in 2018, concluding that “OmniFocus is the most robust and thoughtful tool out there right now for my needs.”
After years of experience in the productivity realm, Beck was well equipped for her return to OmniFocus. She makes good use of carefully-chosen emojis to bring a strong visual element to OmniFocus. She also uses OmniFocus to help cultivate the person she wants to be, emphasizing her role as a wife, friend, daughter, colleague, and neighbour, in addition to her own personal development.
Other Tools and Approaches
Beck has years of experience using paper-based solutions alongside digital tools. Among other things, she uses a modified version of the paper-based Bullet Journal note-taking method that was created by Ryder Carroll.
She’s also a fan of the Pomodoro Technique that was developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. Her procrastination-preventing implementation includes her bullet journal, OmniFocus, and the Be Focused timer app.
You can learn more about Beck’s time and task management workflows on her website.
About Beck Tench
Beck Tench is a wife, daughter, friend, teacher, gardener, cyclist, kind stranger, and PhD student at the University of Washington Information School. She researches how the design of physical and digital spaces cultivates contemplative experience and practice. She is particularly interested in understanding how space facilitates a greater capacity for accessing personal wisdom, connecting with others through compassion and friendship, improving the quality of our lives through greater awareness of life as we’re living it, and coping with the distractions of digital culture.
She was formally trained as a designer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and spent her career before returning to academia helping museums, libraries, and non-profits embrace risk-taking, creativity, and change through technology and personal space-making. Her work from that time was mentioned in the New York Times, National Public Radio, Scientific American, and several books and blogs.
An Interactive Experience
During the live session, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and share insights using the chat box and audio/video conferencing. You’re welcome to join the live session 15 minutes before the start time to familiarize yourself with the online meeting technology we’re using and for an informal chat with other participants. The live session will remain active for 15 minutes after the completion time for additional questions and sharing.