One thing that all OmniFocus users have in common is that they love peeking into other people's setup. Sean Korzdorfer gives you a great opportunity to do so as he shares a run-down of his entire OmniFocus setup in this post. Starting from his folder, project and list structure he takes you through his contexts setup to the scripts he uses.
What intrigued me is Sean's approach to contexts and the fact that he uses, amongst others, three time-bound contexts.
- Morning – A bucket for tasks best done first thing in the morning. Usually coding or technical writing. Start Time: 06:00.
- Afternoon – A bucket for tasks best done when I'm starting to get tired, burnt out or stupid. Usually research and administrative tasks. Start Time: 13:00.
- Evening – A bucket for family or personal project tasks that I can complete while half asleep. Start Time: 17:00.
As you can neither define start nor end times for context, Sean uses an AppleScript that loops through all his tasks and assigns the appropriate start time based on the context the task is assigned to.
For those of you that use Launch Center Pro on your iPhone to quick access OmniFocus Sean also shares some rather useful ideas. The below illustrates the power of URL schemes and Launch Center Pro neatly
- Discuss with my wife
The rundown of Sean and the way he provides reasons for his setup is short, precise and surely a source of inspiration for many OmniFocus users.