2019-07-03 – Start Smart with OmniFocus 3

2019-07-03 - Start Smart with OmniFocus 3

New to OmniFocus 3? Or, do want to fill in some gaps in your knowledge? Learn how to make productive use of OmniFocus on Mac, iPhone, iPad, Web, and Apple Watch.

This in-depth session covers OmniFocus concepts, features and best practices to support you in using OmniFocus effectively on Mac, iOS, Apple Watch, and the Web. No prior knowledge or experience with OmniFocus is assumed.

You're encouraged to watch this video, whether you're brand new to OmniFocus and want to make sure you configure and use OmniFocus optimally from the beginning, or if you're an existing OmniFocus user and want to fill in some gaps in your knowledge and re-envision your setup and practices.

Start Smart with OmniFocus 3

Session Overview

Watch this session and learn:

  • Productivity principles that support you in using OmniFocus and complementary apps in a productive way.
  • Criteria for deciding what belongs in OmniFocus and what's best kept elsewhere.
  • Key OmniFocus concepts, including sequential and parallel projects, single action lists, tags, folders, and perspectives.
  • A variety of ways to capture information into your OmniFocus Inbox on Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and the Web.
  • Techniques and best practices for processing your OmniFocus inbox.
  • Best practices for creating and naming projects and single action lists.
  • Best practices for creating and using tags.
  • How to use folders to organize and separate different aspects of your life and work.
  • About key preferences on Mac, iPhone, and iPad.
  • The difference between defer and due dates.
  • How to use flags and tags to identify your most important tasks.
  • How to create actions and projects that repeat automatically.
  • How to use OmniFocus' Review feature to build trust in your system.
  • How to use OmniFocus' Forecast feature to monitor your workload and time commitments.
  • How to organize projects using action groups.
  • How to create projects based on individual actions and action groups.
  • How and when to make use of sequential projects and sequential action groups.
  • How to make productive use of OmniFocus on the Apple Watch.
  • And more…

Recommended Prerequisites

OmniFocus was designed with David Allen's Getting Things Done (GTD) approach to productivity in mind. To get maximum value from this session, it will help to have at least a basic understanding of GTD. Visit our Getting Things Done® (GTD®) Resources page for a list of resources, including some short videos that provide a quick and succinct introduction to GTD concepts.