I’ve been very slowly going through “Creating Flow with OmniFocus” by Kourosh Dini. Really great book, but my goodness is this thing thorough. Anyway, I found a nugget in here that he also mentioned in his screencast on Learn OmniFocus. He recommended that instead of flagging your entire review project to be seen in your Dashboard perspective, create a single task in that project that is flagged with a link back to the project.
This really helps cut down on clutter in my Dashboard now. A sample of what my perspective looked like before/after.
- Review Inboxes
- Review Waiting On
- Review Forecast
- Review Weekly Plan
- Visit Daily Review
This really helps to keep my perspectives from just looking unruly.
- One single task in my “working” perspectives
- No over inflation of tasks in the watch complication and in the badge icon
- The ability to quickly link to the review project* and make use of the multiple tabbed window setup available with Sierra.
- The only caveat I’ve found is that I had to create a new perspective for my reviews since I’m completing this project every day. Which makes it impossible to properly link directly to it, I believe.
Anyway, I hadn’t thought about this before and thought maybe someone might find it useful.