So, at last I got my Iphone and Omnifocus, and thus the possibility to have one system for all my todo and GTD needs across platforms.
Overall, Omnifocus is very nice. It does everything you want it to do. It syncs with my mac through mobileme, and that is the killer value I wanted. One system to rule it all...
But it has a couple of problems, that I find annoying, especially considering the price. It is among the most expensive Iphone apps.
It's still in beta! You are actually participating in Omnigroups development phase. This means you're risking your vital data. I would be in deep trouble, should I loose my todo-data. This has happened to some users! So beware! Daily builds and upgrades is part of the iphone omnifocus experience.
It's rather slow! When opening, it loads everything, and it really takes quite a long time. I tend to leave Omnifocus running when putting my iphone to sleep. This lets me start my iphone in omnifocus and capture stuff to the inbox faster. I would love a quick fast capture app, to put stuff into the inbox, without loading and syncing and whatnot. Speed is of the essence, when you want to capture something.
Mobileme syncronization is expensive. I'm not a big mobileme fan. In my view it's just a pricey bundling of services pioneered by others. It's the one product category where Apple isn't innovating. So I would love a simple way to sync my data without the mobileme webdav. Perhaps some of you out there have ideas.
All in all, it works. But it isn't the power-experience you have come to expect from the makers of OmniOutliner, OmniGraphle and OmniFocus for mac. It works. But it didn't blow me away.
- Jens Poder