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Category Archives: Tasks
Have you ever tried to take your days one by one when they kept coming to you all at once? I have many times. To keep my days under control I use simple daily plans generated by a combination of … Continue reading
There is plenty of serious and humorous advice on how to deal with reviewers’ comments to your manuscripts submitted to peer review journals. This post is about two apps: Ulysses and TaskPaper that make this job less tedious and frustrating … Continue reading
The OmniGroup announced its plans to release OmniFocus 2 and OmniOutliner 4 in the first quarter of 2013. Both are very welcome and some would say long overdue. In the last couple of years the group focused on developing the … Continue reading
One of the five things that should be kept out of OmniFocus are project plans. There are several good reasons for that. OmniFocus is designed to provide an unambiguous list of concrete things that both should and can be done … Continue reading
If you have ever worked on finalizing a paper you’re familiar with a long list of little (and not-so-little) things to do (e.g. ‘convert Figure 2 to black-and-white’ or ‘cite a particular individual more extensively’). Instead, of keeping such lists … Continue reading
It may feel depressing to open OmniFocus for a review after a week of hard work only to find out that its Inbox is overflowing and the pile of unfinished tasks is the same as a week ago. My anti-depressant … Continue reading
How often should we press the Review button on the OmniFocus toolbar? The GTD system recommends weekly reviews. By default OmniFocus creates a weekly review schedule for each project (although you can change it through the Project Inspector). This is logical … Continue reading
Task management systems, invented to increase focus and productivity, may become a source of distraction and procrastination. I certainly learned that when I tried to integrate my academic writing with OmniFocus. OmniFocus provides reminders, information, and space to decide what should … Continue reading
Weekly review is a key element of the GTD system. Without it, lists of tasks and projects quickly become outdated leading to loss of trust and eventually to irrelevance of your task management system. Although reviews do not depend on a particular … Continue reading
Processing and organizing with OmniFocus is often so helpful on its own that I don’t even need to look into OmniFocus to go through the daily tasks. In other situations, OmniFocus is really necessary to remind of today’s priorities. OmniFocus cannot … Continue reading