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OmniFocus 2.1

OmniFocus 2.1 makes essentially no progress on the data density regressions from version 1.x. Everything still takes up a lot more space. The window can now be slightly narrower, but the minimum sidebar width is still about twice the width of my longest context name. The font is still fixed, fuzzy, and (often) gray. Other regressions from 1.x—such as unreliable date-tabbing and not being able to drag and drop onto contexts in the main part of the window—remain in 2.1 as well.

Update (2015-03-20): Ken Case:

On February 19, 2015, we shipped OmniFocus 2.1—the first of several planned OmniFocus releases in 2015. It features a new look and new features for OS X Yosemite, as well as a few bug fixes. The file format and syncing remain compatible with all previous versions of OmniFocus, on Mac and iOS.

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As I noted in January, we’re still planning on adding features to OmniFocus that will make it sync more responsively, to be easier to scan visually, and to be more efficient to use. This release is an important first step on that path!

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I was a longtime user of OmniFocus 1, it was at the heart of my task planning. I made the jump to OmniFocus 2, however, I never liked it.

Today, I use the task management in my company's CRM plus Reminders.app. Both have the advantage that I can easily share tasks with others. It's not GTD but good enough.

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