OmniFocus 2 Debut Videos

by · 5 comments on March 1, 2013

The Omni Group released the first half of the videos of the OmniFocus 2 Debutclick here to see all videos. You can see my talk that I did with Michael Schechter of A Better Mess about contexts (it’s about 35 minutes).

We covered OmniFocus Contexts and how we both use them. Mine are all covered in OmniFocus Premium Posts and I give a brief overview of it in the video. I also share my story on how I got started with GTD and OmniFocus.


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Jordy March 3, 2013 at 8:33AM

Thank you for sharing this video. I found it very interesting and I like your take on context in today’s world where you have have always access to your phone, email and internet, and how many tasks can be done on multiple devices, which makes the context introduced by David Allen in his book obsolete. Like you said, my boss doesn’t care much about my energy level, but thanks to this video I’m able to bring back the number of contexts I have: I’m at home, at work, doing errands or waiting for somebody else to finish a task. Besides that I have a few context for the people I most frequently work with.


Thanh Pham March 4, 2013 at 2:10PM

Awesome! I’m glad you found this useful.


giebellasche March 4, 2013 at 7:12AM

Very interesting video. You briefly described your stratgie of mirroring names for “People” and “Waiting for”. Could you describe your setup how to drill this quickly down to specific names in both contexts? Or do you scroll to your list to check both i.e. when you get a phone call and want to see if there is something you have to communicate?


Thanh Pham March 4, 2013 at 2:13PM

I make a perspective for specific cases. For example, I might have a context called “Waiting:Mom” and “People:Mom”. What I’ll do then is create a perspective that includes both contexts. So whenever I see my mom or talk to her on the phone, I can go to this perspective and it will show me in one view what I’m waiting for from her and stuff I need to talk to her about.

The way to make this work is to go to Context view (on the desktop), hold COMMAND and then select your contexts. This way you can select multiple contexts. Now save that as a perspective and you’re done!


giebellasche March 5, 2013 at 9:28AM

Ok, that’s basically what i assumed. I hoped that you would give a hint to some scripting stuff which pairs the Wating/People list and also produces the contexts for all this pairs.


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