OmniFocus for iPad: Sunny with a chance of productivity
OmniFocus for iPad packs a powerful productivity punch, landing right on the jaw of your time management needs.
OmniFocus for iPad is a totally new beast with some new, unique features that are really fantastic. Right off the bat, the interface is amazing. As a design-oriented guy myself, this is extremely important to me. It's the kind of App that makes you want to open it up and use it, thus practically forcing you to be more productive (or at least think about being more productive).
But the real break-out feature has to be the Forecast view. After entering your to-do items and assigning them due dates and contexts, you can tap the Forecast button and see what tasks you have in store for the week.
As you look at your 7-day forecast you can analyze your time usage and see what days will give you an opportunity to catch up and which day you might need an extra cup of coffee to tackle.
But OmniFocus doesn't stop being great there. With a syncing capability that is consistent across all their platforms, OmniFocus for iPad makes keeping your tasks organized incredibly easy and efficient, no matter how you access them. Using OmniFocus on the Mac, iPhone, and iPad may be quite a financial investment just to make sure you get your chores done, but it is worth it.
And since you're spending that kind of cash on these programs, they'd better be able to talk to each other. And that they do. OmniFocus even provides support for syncing with Apple's MobileMe service to keep your database current across each of your devices. If you've already got an OmniFocus database synced to MobileMe, you'll be able to download it immediately upon opening the iPad App.
But if you don't want to shell out the dough for MobileMe ($99/year) you can try out the new beta sync server, a welcome additional option for syncing your database across multiple devices, directly from OmniFocus.
With an ultra-refined interface, a gaggle of iPad-specific features, and the ability to sync your new and current databases, OmniFocus, despite its relatively enormous price tag, is an absolute necessity for anyone serious about their time management.
How do you do time management on your iPad (and iPhone/computer)? Let us know in the comments!
Special thanks to Nate Smith for getting me, a life-long procrastinator, excited about OmniFocus, a productivity App.