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Posted by Randall Shinn
Feb 27, 2008 at 02:49 PM



I am now busy setting up my new Mac Pro, and I agree wholehearted with your preference for Things over OmniFocus as a GTD/To Do manager. Omni is an excellent company, and I’m using OmniOutliner to help keep track of the process of installing new software and moving decades of information from Windows to OS X. But I am more comfortable with the flexibility of Things than the more set structure of OmniFocus.

And Scrivener seems wonderful for a similar reason. As a writing program I love its ability to flexibly structure a developing work and store random thoughts and information.

Randall Shinn

Chris Thompson wrote:

>Though OmniFocus has its
>pros, I personally prefer Things:
>It’s much
>more unstructured than OmniFocus, and still lacks some important features (it’s in
>beta), but the user interface is extraordinarily well thought out, and its support
>for arbitrary, hierarchical tagging allows you to develop your own workflows.  I’m a
>sucker for these kinds of unstructured apps (which is probably why I always loved