Here is another fantastic tutorial video from Learn OmniFocus and Tim Stringer.
In this free to watch tutorial Tim takes you through every conceivable way to leverage OmniFocus to manage your email. Every minute of this 1 hour session is a worthwhile investment. Click here to watch it.
If you have not yet signed up to Learn OmniFocus this video gives you a hint of what you are missing. With this link you can get a membership and also support SimplicityBliss a little.
Originally published over a decade ago, David Allen releases a revised 2015 edition of his "Getting Things Done" book today. GTD® has become the goto productivity methodology for many and inspired a lot of great tools in the personal productivity space, including OmniFocus.
Over the year's the book and some aspects of its concepts, e.g. Contexts, started to feel a little dated as time, technology and the work environment moved on at unprecedented pace. I am personally keen to see if and how David has revised his approach addressing these, partially disruptive, changes.
If you buy directly from DavidCo you can still secure a 30% off retail price and get the book for $11.85 — easily the best investment you ever make into yourself.
A well written story on Relative Sanity how to ninja about any meeting you have by using Contexts in OmniFocus extensively.
But how on earth do I manage hundreds of contexts? The long answer is another article, but the quick answer is that I don't. I let OmniFocus do it for me.
It is a very different approach to how I manage meetings & contexts in OmniFocus, but I admire the strategy of ignoring the concept of structure altogether and exclusively rely on OmniFocus' Quick Open (⌘O) feature to find what you need.
I suppose this is not too different from archiving all your email in one folder and then rely on search to find what you need, which I do.
However, I do not think any of the concepts translate well to iOS at present.
The Screencast Academy offers a nice and free beginner's video tutorial to OmniFocus 2 for Mac. The 22 videos are between 2 and 9 minutes each and easy to follow.
Even though named "Masterclass" the tutorials are really focussed on beginners and teach the basics of the application and underlying methodology. The short length and special focus of each video makes them easy to consume and helpful when you are just getting started with OmniFocus.
If you want to dive deeper with the help of screencasts you should give LearnOmniFocus a try.