Intro to OmniFocus

Intro to OmniFocus

A tiny talk I gave to some folks at Tumblr about OmniFocus.

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Matthew Bischoff

July 26, 2015
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    Getting Things Done Getting Things Done is a time- management

    method, described in a book of the same title by productivity consultant David Allen. It is often referred to as GTD. © DavidCo 2001
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    Pretend your brain is a white board. Is it covered

    with to-do lists and “DO NOT ERASE”? 1 Jessica Kerr
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    Projects A project is any multistep outcome that can be

    completed within one year. Any commitment within that time frame needs to be reviewed at least weekly.
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    But really, what are projects 1. It has more than

    one physical action. 2. Its projected outcome is valuable, desirable, and well articulated. 3. I understand the project’s desirable outcome. 4. I’ve made some kind of commitment (external or internal)1. 1 43 Folders: A Year of Getting Things Done: Part 1, The Good Stuff
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    Actions An action is a physical thing you can do

    to move a project forward.2 Projects are made of up actions. Each project has a next action. Each action has a context. 2 See also 43 Folders: GTD: Project Verbs vs. Next-Action Verbs
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    Contexts A context is the physical or psychological environment within

    which reminders and information are most effectively sorted for access. Examples: at home, at the office, high-enegry, at a particular meeting, with a particular person, near a phone, etc.3 3 43 Folders: A GTD: Project Verbs vs. Next-Action Verbs
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    Links via https://pinboard.in/u:mattb/t:omnifocus 4 GTD in 15 minutes 4 43

    Folders: GTD 4 OmniFocus 2 Review 4 User Manual 4 Using OmniFocus Book 4 Inside OmniFocus 4 A Fresh Take on Contexts