This is something I wrote a couple of years ago that’s still immensely useful. I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback on it, so I’m republishing it here so that it might help a few more people.
I have two custom OmniFocus perspectives that make the application indispensable (as if it weren’t already).
I have three folders that I sort my projects into: Home, Personal, and Work. I also have a perspective called Work, but rather than aggregate all of my projects or even all of my next actions, this perspective shows me a combination of flagged and due items that live in my Work folder.
At the end of the week during my weekly review, I flag important items and set due dates on tasks that have deadlines. When I walk in on Monday, Work shows me where to start and serves as my to-do list throughout the week.
This view is absolutely necessary if your job involves having to do things like fill out a status report at the end of the week. It shows you every task you’ve completed in the last day, week, month, and six months. It’s perfect if a client or co-worker needs to know when you finished a task or project (or if you’re just plain forgetful).
I’ve set this perspective to open in a new window so I can scroll through it quickly, get what I need, and dismiss it without abandoning whatever I might already have open in OmniFocus. On the iPad, Done shows everything broken down day-by-day, which is great if you need that kind of granularity.
Related: OmniFocus for Ninjas
This isn’t the end of making money in the App Store — it’s just the end of selling mass-market apps for a few dollars up front from five screenshots alone.
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I backed at the $15 level to get the Hightower (pictured above), a case with room for a small notebook and three pens. They met their modest funding goal in about an hour, so the campaign still has 28 days to go if you want to snag one for yourself.