Using Reminders to get better at Omnifocus

This might seem redundant: I’m using one task management tool (the reminders app built into iOS) to help me improve my usage of another(Omnifocus).

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Part of this has to do with the ‘blessed’ status of Reminders: as one of the built-in apps (a peer of Mail, Calendar, and Contacts) its basically always up-to-date. Omnifocus, on the other hand, needs to be open to sync. If a task is due at 5pm, and I check it complete from my Mac at 3pm, I’ll still get pop-up reminders on my iPad and iPhone until Omnifocus is updated.

My intention is for these reminders to be temporary- these are simply habits I want to build. Where my task management has been failing me lately is in these transition contexts: things I want to do or take with me when I leave in the morning, or leave work, or on the weekends when my schedule is more complex than “work” and “home”

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