It may feel depressing to open OmniFocus for a review after a week of hard work only to find out that its Inbox is overflowing and the pile of unfinished tasks is the same as a week ago. My anti-depressant in such situations is called OFStats (OmniFocus Quick Statistic by Rob Trew). Yes, there may be the same number of active tasks and projects, but there are also a lot of those that are actually completed! Three bits of advice to go with OFStats.
- If you have over 70 projects or over 200 actions may be you should prune your OmniFocus.
- On the other hand if you have less than 20 projects (never happened to me!) then may be you are not capturing everything or may be you don’t need OmniFocus.
- You may wish to clip your statistics to a spreadsheet and monitor how many tasks you can typically do in a week or how the number of open projects changes with seasons. Good for planning and reflection.
Thank you Rob!