Asian Efficiency Visits The Omni Group

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Asian Efficiency at The Omni Group

We had the pleasure of visiting¬†The Omni Group a couple of weeks ago. We were originally in Portland for World Domination Summit¬†(it’s not what it sounds like), but right after the conference we rented a car, drove 3 hours up north and arrived at The Omni Group’s headquarters.

If you’ve been with us for a while, you already know that we love a lot of the productivity software they create (OmniFocus, OmniGraffle, OmniOutliner just to name a couple). So we were really excited to visit their office in Seattle and see their work-environment, the wonderful people who work there, company culture, and how they create software.

The first thing we noticed when we arrived: their amazing office. It’s located by the lake, well-lit, modern and they have their own chefs on hand to cook for all team members. It’s pretty awesome.

Office tour

Office tour

 

The Omni Group on the wall.

The Omni Group on the wall.

 

Their office is pet friendly. You can bring your pets to work!

Their office is pet friendly. You can bring your pets to work!

 

View from the office

View from the office

 

We brought some Voodoo Donuts as a surprise. We had 5 boxes full with all types of donuts!

We brought some Voodoo Donuts as a surprise. We had boxes full of all types of donuts!

 

They have a theatre inside their office. It's pretty awesome. This where also all employees watch the livestream of Apple events.

They have a theatre inside their office. It’s pretty awesome. This where also all employees watch the livestream of Apple events.

 

Random hallway

Random hallway

 

Grayson (Omni Group) and Thanh (AE)

Grayson (The Omni Group) and Thanh (Asian Efficiency)

Now you might be wondering “where are they with OmniFocus 2?” We had discussions about it with them on how they can improve it, and they gave us some insights on what’s going to happen but we can’t share it publicly on the blog (I wish we could!). All I can say is that it’s going to be REALLY good ;-)

Overall, it was a lot of fun to visit the Omni Group and see all the amazing things they do and have in store for us.

– Thanh

p.s. we also had a couple of hours to check out Seattle.

Driving into Seattle

Driving into Seattle

 

The Space Needle

Of course we visited the Space Needle.

 

The Seattle Skyline

The view from up-top is pretty awesome.

 

Asian Efficiency at the Space Needle

Asian Efficiency at the Space Needle

 

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I grew up in The Netherlands, went to university in Los Angeles and now I'm living in different places every couple months. When I'm not writing about personal productivity or time management, I'm probably trying out a new restaurant in the city I'm in (I love food!). One of my specialties is time management for organizations, executives and employees. The reason I started this blog with Aaron is that I love sharing my knowledge with people and helping them become a better person. This blog is a footprint I want to leave behind and I hope you get a lot of value out of my articles. Feel free to get in touch with me anytime!

7 Comments

Posted by Harlee  | August 9, 2013 at 6:24AM | Reply

I wish I knew you guys would be at the summit here in Portland! I live here and have been a reader of your’s for a while now. It would have been great to shake your hands and get a picture! Email me the next time you’re in PDX :)

Posted by Thanh Pham  | August 9, 2013 at 12:46PM

Ah too bad we missed each other! We’ll be back next year. Catch you then :)

Posted by David McGuigan  | August 9, 2013 at 2:05PM | Reply

Holy crap! I’ve only ever used Omni Focus but based on my experience with that I assumed it was just some dude in his basement. That’s amazing. Way to go OMNI. Killer office!

Posted by Thanh Pham  | August 9, 2013 at 4:16PM

Their office is truly amazing. These pics don’t do justice. Worth a visit to see it in person!

Posted by Fabien  | August 10, 2013 at 3:31PM | Reply

You guys are just great. I read your blog for more than one year now. Keep it up, guys! All the best from Berlin, Germany.

Posted by Aaron Lynn  | August 11, 2013 at 2:40AM

Thanks Fabien!

Posted by Tilekol  | August 11, 2013 at 10:47AM | Reply

Could you please ask them to display on iPad the Forecast the same way it is displayed on iPhone : with a clear and direct display of calendar events !
Maybe I’m missing something, but I really don’t understand why they hide the calendar events on iPad…

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