A few weeks ago, Gabe Weatherhead invited me onto his Generational podcast to discuss task management and OmniFocus. The conversation covered a lot of interesting task management topics and covered some of the things that work (and don't work) with GTD.
I love kicking ideas around like this and it was interesting because it was clear that Gabe and I have dissimilar use cases even though we do a lot of similar things for a living. How you fit OmniFocus and GTD into your work and life can vary greatly and the key is finding out what works well for you and what you can leave out. The key is being experienced enough to not throw an essential baby out with the proverbial bathwater and that's where things get tricky.
The podcast was wide-ranging and covered a lot of the nuances of how we use GTD to actually get things done. Oh and stay tuned because there's a lot more great stuff coming up on Generational.
In a recent episode of Gabe Weatherhead’s Generational podcast, he was talking to Jeff Hunsberger about the app. Jeff was sharing how flexible the app is, while Gabe commented that he occasionally finds himself frustrated by its rigidity. I think that the truth lives right between those two statements, that OmniFocus is flexible as to which rigidity you settle on. You have to choose a way to use the app, even if that means accepting a few trade-offs along the way, but when you take the time to find a way that works works for you, I doubt there’s another application that comes close.
This is a classic post, by the way. ↩