Creating Projects and Groups with OmniFocus 2 for Mac

Creating Projects and Groups with OmniFocus 2 for Mac

Projects are a core feature of OmniFocus. Learn about the different types of projects and how to create sub-projects using Groups.

OmniFocus 3 for Mac

Projects and action groups work the same way in OmniFocus 3 as they did in OmniFocus 2.

To clearly differentiate between parallel/sequential projects and single actions lists, consider putting the names of single action lists in square brackets (e.g. "[Friends & Family]"). In addition to making single action lists visually distinct, this convention is useful when creating advanced OmniFocus 3 perspectives. You'll find some examples here.

This is a good video to start with if you're new to OmniFocus, or for a refresher on the different types of projects that OmniFocus supports and how groups fit into the mix. You'll learn:

  • How to create  Parallel Projects, Sequential Projects and Single Action Lists.
  • The difference between Parallel/Sequential Projects and Single Action Lists.
  • How to use Groups to track actions that must be done in a specific sequence.