Thoughts about OmniFocus and Plain Text

OmniFocus

When my OmniFocus database will be too big, will it be too slow to be useful then? You don’t have to wait for the sync to finish to add new tasks though.

I love OmniFocus but I also love Plain Text, so maybe I should switch to a plain text system instead? It would be much faster and supported on all my devices and computers.

I could use the Reminders app for reminders and location based reminders. And all the rest of GTD[1] in a plain text system?

The OmniFocus sync stopped working today (yesterday), and I don’t like that. I want reliable syncing.

Apples iCloud[2] syncing and Reminders feels more reliable.

Should I use TaskPaper as plain text alternative? Or should I wait for when Folding Text comes to iOS[3]? Or should I use my complete own plain text system using NValt, Drafts and ByWord?

Well the morning after, the Omnifocus sync worked again. And I realize that Apples Reminders can never replace all the advanced features in OmniFocus, so I will keep using my beloved OmniFocus for my GTD.

But I will also use plain text notes in NValt, Tasks and ByWord. I will use it to add ideas and thoughts that I can build on to potentially make blog posts on.


  1. GTD is the shorthand brand for “Getting Things Done,” the groundbreaking work-life management system by David Allen that provides concrete solutions for transforming overwhelm and uncertainty into an integrated system of stress-free productivity. Search for more info.  ↩

  2. iCloud is a cloud storage and cloud computing service from Apple Inc. announced on June 6, 2011, at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference ( WWDC). It stores your music, photos, apps, calendars, documents, and more. And wirelessly pushes them to all your devices. Search for more info.  ↩

  3. iOS (previously iPhone OS) is a mobile operating system developed and distributed by Apple Inc. Search for more info.  ↩