Three years ago, my search for the best task manager on both the Mac and iOS led me to Omnifocus. I had tried numerous apps that implemented David Allen’s GTD (Getting Things Done) methodology and in the end, I settled with Omnifocus and never looked back. Since OF’s release for the iPhone in 2008, it’s been considered among the top Todo apps on the platform. So naturally, with the release of iOS 7, the Omnigroup have released a new and completely revamped version of the app to match the latest OS’ flat and more modern design.
The WWDC goes live at 10AM PST today and as most expected, Apple will indeed be unveiling iOS 6. In other news, OmniFocus for Mac and iPad have dropped in price in their respective App Stores for the first time ever! For those of you not familiar, OmniFocus is hands-down the best personal task manager around; it’s much more involved than your everyday todo list app and was designed with David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD) Methodology in mind.
OmniFocus, the greatest Getting Things Done system ever created, was updated earlier today and the robust iPhone app now supports Siri, your favorite virtual assistant. Using something the Omni Group calls “iCloud Capture”, Omnifocus imports Reminder data from your iCloud account and into your Omnifocus inbox. It’s something of a workaround as the data isn’t transfered seamlessly (i.e in the background), and you’ll have to manually open the OF app before anything gets moved into your inbox. Still, it’s definitely a great start for iPhone 4S owners who rely heavily on the Omnifocus platform. More info after the gap, along with demo videos by David “MacSparky” Sparks showing you how this newly minted union all works.
The Omni Group, OmniFocus for iPhone, – $19.99
Omnifocus, long considered as THE premier Task Management tool that is based on David Allen’s Getting Things Done methodology, has now been updated on both the iPhone and iPad to fully support the upcoming iOS 4.2 update. The biggest addition is background sync completion, which means that users can now finally close the app even though it hasn’t completed the sync process. Like many faithful Omnifocus addicts on the iPhone, I found it counter productive that I had to wait until sync was 100% done before I could exit and do other things on the iPhone. With this new feature, it’ll be much easier to quickly add something into the inbox, hit the sync icon and leave without further delay.
For web professionals of all varieties, your iPhone may indeed be one of the most important tool you have to staying connected both with your clients and with your work. I could give anecdotal evidence of this by mentioning a certain young Mr. Read who has helped out TMA greatly. In fact, I could mention that he slings his iPod Touch on his hip like the cowboys of old did their guns. But, I won’t. I will just delicately touch on the fact that connection and prioritising are two extremely important aspects for both the up and coming developer and the more established web warrior.