My OmniFocus Setup Talk on Contexts

Contexts. A group chat covering oddities and niceties from The Omni Group.

Contexts. A group chat covering oddities and niceties from The Omni Group.

Earlier this year at Macworld, I was invited by the OmniGroup to lead a group discussion on using Contexts in OmniFocus with a man who literally wrote the book on this (well, wrote a book on this), Thanh Phan of Asian Efficiency.

I’d recommend watching this if you find yourself struggling to use Contexts “the right way”. Thanh and I both use them in very different ways. While some of the talk discusses the pros and cons of our personal approach (you can learn more about how I use them here), what it really demonstrates is that there is no wrong way to use contexts. There’s just what works for you and what doesn’t. For those struggling to find their unique approach, I believe this video will prove useful or at it should at least give you a few new ideas to try.

In addition to our video, the OmniGroup has posted the first few of the talks from the day including Tim Stringer’s talk on “Holistic Productivity”, Dinah Sanders talk on “Engaged Productivity” and Sven’s “Fresh Take on Contexts” talk. I’d especially recommend Sven’s for yet another take on how to best implement contexts in OmniFocus.

Keep an eye out for more talks from the OmniGroup, including great ones from Koroush Dini, David Sparks, Merlin Mann and my parnter-in-geekery, Mike Vardy on The OmniFocus Setup page soon.

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