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Manifesting Ideas with OmniFocus + DEVONthink (with Kourosh Dini)
July 15, 2020 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT
Kourosh Dini literally wrote the book on OmniFocus. His critically acclaimed book, Creating Flow with OmniFocus, was originally published in 2009 and offers a wealth of practical advice to support people in using OmniFocus effectively.
In previous Learn OmniFocus LIVE sessions, Kourosh shared details of his OmniFocus setup and workflows. During this session, Kourosh will take us even deeper into his system, sharing how he brings ideas to life, with some help from his carefully-chosen productivity apps.
Taking Smart Notes with DEVONthink
Kourosh’s latest book delves into another of his favourite apps, DEVONthink. It’s a guide for people who have an abundance of great ideas that tend to get lost in the shuffle.
Taking Smart Notes with DEVONthink guides you through the process of storing these ideas in DEVONthink in such a way that you’ll be able to easily retrieve them later. Having this rich information at your fingertips is especially useful when you’re starting a project from scratch and facing the challenges that come with a blank slate.
Using DEVONthink Alongside OmniFocus
DEVONthink is a natural complement to OmniFocus. DEVONthink excels at easily storing and retrieving information and OmniFocus can be used to help ensure that the great ideas that you’ve captured are revisited regularly and manifest into something useful.
Overview of the LIVE Session
During the LIVE session, Koroush will showcase some examples of how he turned random ideas into something tangible using OmniFocus and DEVONthink.
Along the way, you’ll learn:
- Why Kourosh chose DEVONthink to store his notes.
- How to quickly capture random ideas using DEVONthink.
- How to easily create links between ideas that you’ve captured in DEVONthink.
- How to use tags in DEVONthink to identify notes that need to be reviewed.
- How to link your OmniFocus projects and actions with information stored in DEVONthink.
- How to use repeating actions in OmniFocus to ensure that the information stored in DEVONthink gets the appropriate amount of attention.
- How DEVONthink can be used to reduce the load on OmniFocus, making OmniFocus easier to manage and more effective.
- And more…
About Kourosh Dini
Kourosh Dini, MD is a psychiatrist, productivity expert, author, and musician.
Kourosh is featured on the Omni Group’s Inside OmniFocus site and was one of the speakers at the OmniFocus Setup event in 2013. He has also been a guest on the popular Mac Power Users and Focused podcasts.
An Interactive Experience
During the live session, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and share insights using the chatbox 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.