This week the blog is sponsored by my friends over at the Omni Group and their best-in-breed task manager application, OmniFocus. There is so much to love about OmniFocus. It’s a powerful task application that works with you to not only check off your boxes but make sure you’re on track with your own priorities and goals.
OmniFocus represents a lot of rethinking about what a task management application should be and as a result, there are several unique features. One of my favorite unique features is its ability to review projects over time.
OmniFocus allows you to set a review period for all of your projects. It is user customizable on a per project basis and that is part of the reason it’s so powerful. By tapping the Review button a few times a week, you can take a look at all of your projects that are due for an independent review. For a corporate client that I don’t do much work for, that review time may be every six months. For an active project where, perhaps, the client is acquiring a competitor, I may make that review period every four days.
Because I’ve taken the time to set up these review frequencies appropriately, when I tap the Review button I just see those projects that truly require my attention. I’ve made this a regular practice and it has paid great dividends. Using the OmniFocus Review feature I have:
- Found projects that fell off the wagon, allowing me to get them back on track and not look like a fool.
- Discovered additional work that needs to be done for clients because I took a moment to sip some tea and think about their project in the abstract.
Best of all, a regular review routine gives me peace of mind. Knowing that I’m keeping track of projects lets me know that I’m doing my job and allows me to sleep easy at night. Whenever I feel a little frazzled, it is because I’m behind on project reviews.
Review is just one more reason why I love and use OmniFocus. To learn more head over to the Omni Group and check out OmniFocus.