The Omni Group’s OmniFocus is a handy task management tool for macOS, iOS, and the Apple Watch. And they work together.
In the Mac version, capturing tasks and ideas is a keyboard shortcut away. You can clip data from Mail, Safari, Messages, or third-party apps. You can bring up Quick Entry to file away an idea before it drifts away; it’s always at your fingertips, waiting for more.
There’s a Forecast perspective that offers a view of your actions laid out by date (and in context with what’s on your Calendar). In Forecast, you can assign a due date to an action by dragging it to the appropriate day.
OmniFocus for Mac’s Review perspective provides you with a structured way to take stock and make adjustments. Quick Entry lets you capture OmniFocus items from any app. Quick Open offers a way to jump right to a folder, project, context, or perspective from anywhere in OmniFocus. If you need to generate reports for others to review, there are printing and export features.
This is all in the $39.99 version. If you need even more features, check out the $79.99 pro version. It boasts Custom Perspectives that allows you to create and save filtered and sorted views that are geared towards an area of responsibility, a regular activity, or a state of mind. You can assign custom icons and hotkeys to facilitate access to Custom Perspectives.
With the Focus feature of the pro version, you can hide everything but the projects you choose, throughout all views. OmniFocus Pro also supports AppleScript. You can use scripts to automate mundane actions, bring in data from other sources, and more.
OmniFocus for iOS is $39.99 for the standard version and $59.98 for the pro version, and includes OmniFocus for the Apple Watch. The smartwatch version is its own app and offers support for Glances and Notifications via a tap on the wrist.
This means the most important bits of your day are now always just a wrist-flip away. You can see the actions that have been prioritized by date, flags, or the last view you were checking out on iPhone.
OmniFocus for any Apple platform is impressive. Having access to the task management tools across all Apple devices makes it even sweeter.
Apple World Today Rating (out of 5 stars): ★★★★