My internet pal Federico Vittici published a very detailed and good review of ToDoIst, how it compares with other task management solution and why he left iCloud Reminders for it.
Reminders isn’t built to scale for people who manage dozens of projects and collaborate with others to assign tasks and keep track of due dates. It’s not Apple’s fault – it’s right there in the name: Reminders. It’s not called “Projects” or “Todo Pro”: Reminders is a lightweight list system with support for dates, alerts, and lists shared with others.
If I wasn't using OmniFocus and needed an alternative cross-platform solution with collaboration features ToDoIst would be my 1st choice. It is definitely the best GTD® app for Android and Windows users (or work-Windows-home-Mac/iOS-users).
By the way, if I wasn't using OmniFocus my alternative Apple-only & non-collaborative solution would definitely be Things by my fellow Stuttgart devs Cultured Code. I am mentioning it because they apparently went nuts since their iPhone and iPad version are available for free (sorry, free to get) for a week. Grab them while the offer is good!
I had the pleasure of joining the Productivityist, Mr. Mike Vardy, on his latest podcast episode to speak a little about Contexts in GTD® and how I use them. We covered my original "A Fresh Take on Context" post as well as a few general tips.
Kevin Rothermel also shares his Contexts practices in this short 30 minutes episode which will soon be followed by a second part with more guests on the same subject.
Tyler Hall shares how his OmniFocus setup has evolved over the last four years. In his insightful post he is covering
- How I Organize My Projects
- How I Define and Implement My Contexts
- My Daily Workflow
Looks like Tyler has a preference for modern Contexts and a Perspective-based "Planning & Today" workflow. Not sure where he got that from.
Two very interesting additions to the already powerful Actions Directory of AgileTortoise's Drafts 4 on iOS have been posted by a user called Jim:
Both require two manual steps to be completed first: Export your iOS OmniFocus 2 database to CSV (OmniFocus Settings → CSV → Mail) and open the attachment from within Mail using the share extensions of Drafts. The rest is being taken care of by the scripts.
Some may want to visualise their Folder and Project structure as a mind map, but I am not sure why you want all of OmniFocus in a Markdown file...
A quick tip from Martin McKenna which happens to be part of my Weekly Review routine as well: Looking at the notes captured during the last week using Evernote's powerful search operators.
I do not even use the "processed" tag Martin introduces, but it is a smart way of making sure you are not looking at the same note or document twice. You should really save this search and add it to your Evernote Shortcuts.
Thought his is a good tip for a Friday as many of you are hopefully engaging in your Weekly Review today or on the weekend.