GTD Geeks Will Love OmniFocus

If you’re a fan of David Allen’s “Getting Things Done”, you’ll love OmniFocus ($19.99). The GTD phenomenon is all about productivity, and OmniFocus takes that up a notch and makes it incredibly easy to do.

OmniFocus’s main screen gives you an Inbox, Projects, Contexts, Due Soon, Overdue, and Flagged “folders.” When you first think of something to do, you can toss it into your Inbox. Your Projects/Contexts show a little more detail (with Projects relating to the work that needs to be done and Contexts referring to the locations that the actions need to be completed at). The Due Soon/Overdue/Flagged items belong in Smart Groups that put priority on your most important items so that you can find them easily.

You can cross off Actions, find Contexts that may be geographically close to you (you’d obviously need an iPhone for this), and even synchronize this app with the desktop application of OmniFocus which is available at an extra cost.

This app is great for anyone who is interested in structured productivity, which is what David Allen’s system is all about. If OmniFocus is a little overwhelming at first, you should definitely read David Allen’s system before diving into the application, but if you’re familiar with it elsewhere, go for it. GTD fans would rejoice with all the features available in OmniFocus.

Tamar Weinberg is a blogger and author of The New Community Rules (July 2009), a book on social media marketing and how to leverage existing communities for awareness and profit. She is also a new mom.