Looking for a productivity, or 'getting things done' app

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by esvee, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. esvee macrumors member

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    Seems my requirements for the app I'm looking for aren't standard fare, so I'm hoping I can describe it here and someone will point me in the right direction.

    1. I'd like to be able to hit a hotkey, and make a quick note. Something to remember to do, or something to be added to a list. It gets saved in the app, I can organize it later.

    2. I'd like to be able to organize things by projects and actions, much like omnifocus. But I'd like more freedom in the tree. For example, I'm moving to pittsburgh. I'd like to be able to create a project that is 'moving to pittsburgh' followed by an action that is 'things to pack' which I can add a list to. My understanding of omnifocus is I can only do that if I attach an external file.

    3. Non-invasive. I tried yojimbo, which seems to have a handful of things I like, but it had this annoying file tab jabbing into my desktop, which I had to turn off. I also have to use Dock Dodger to remove it from my dock.

    It looks like I need a merging of omnifocus and yojimbo...

    Anyway, while I toy around with myriads of productivity apps, does anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    try iProcrastinate, not exactly what you're looking for, but it's a great app.
     
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Can't Omnifocus do all of this or am I getting confused with what you are actually trying to do, for example:

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  4. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I am thinking the same thing.

    Anyhow, OmniFocus rocks. Nice sync ability with your desktop as well.
     
  5. Stike macrumors 65816

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    Have you checked out "Things" already?

    Not sure if it already does everything you would expect, but its a "free" limited release (might call it beta) until it is done.

    I am using it and am pretty happy with that.

    http://culturedcode.com
     
  6. esvee thread starter macrumors member

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    I've thought of that approach and I think it'll do just fine, now I just wish there was a system hotkey that would let me add actions on a whim.
     
  7. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Bring OmniFocus to the front window.

    Hit Return.

    Type in your task.
     
  8. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Or there is the Hot key preferences option that is system wide. Omnifocus - Preferences - General - Quick Entry Shortcut

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  9. esvee thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow. Alright, now I feel silly. Blame omnifocus for not including that in their intro video. Thanks!
     
  10. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks!

    I'm such a n00b with OmniFocus.

    Many features to explore. :)
     
  11. Ol!ver macrumors 6502a

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    You can do what you're wanting to do. Something like this?

    Project called 'Rent a house', task in there called 'Combine bank accounts' with a child task for 'speak to bank about......'

    Think that's the same idea as you're after.
     

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  12. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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    Things adds an entry to the "Services" menu ... unsure how to make it a hotkey ...
     

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