When OmniFocus 2 came out, I switched back to it from Flow. I hadn’t been using any betas, or anything of that ilk. I had been using Flow, as I’ve documented here on this site.
But, as it tends to happen in life, I had been getting increasingly busy. So busy that I was overwhelmed trying to manage everything in Flow. For all the happiness that Flow brought me for the many months I used it, the cracks began to show when I started to get swamped.
And that’s bad, very bad. A task management tool should excel, not break, when the going gets busy. What I’ve come to realize is that if your task management system doesn’t seem like overkill when you are not overly busy, then you are going to break it when things get very busy.
So I took the opportunity to move back to OmniFocus, and with it I found comfort.
I found trust.
The thing about OmniFocus, for me, is that it always feels safe. I know that it’s going to show me things, ping me, and ding at me. I know that it’s not going to lose anything. I know it is there, waiting, and ready for anything.
I never got that feeling with Flow, and so now — even after I am over the hump of being incredibly busy — I am going to stay with OmniFocus. I’ll still use Flow and other tools, but OmniFocus with be the hub for everything.
More on that later…