Joe Buhlig Has Me Tempted to Look at OmniFocus Again

Okay so [Joe has me tempted to look at OmniFocus]( again, [despite]( my [love]( of notebooks and a modified [Bullet Journal]( system.

Here’s the thing though, my system works for what my life is now so I’m not going to change it. That said, if I was to take a job somewhere or have some other big change in how my life runs then it would be a time to look at my productivity setup and choose the best setup for the way my life runs currently.

I don’t think that you should go chasing the new hotness. Almost every time, the problem is that you’re not using the system well. You’re not saying **no** to the things you should be saying no to. That your task list is actually a wish list of things you’d like to think you’ll do, but you won’t.

That’s one of the big reasons I love notebooks. They default to **no**. If I don’t move things forward, then it’s not on my current list. Digital tools, keep pulling the cruft forward all the time so that you just have a big ever growing wish list that you can never get through.

Hrm, I bet you could build a Shortcut to eliminate any task in a project that doesn’t have a specific tag. Maybe even file the whole project if it doesn’t meet certain criteria in some catchall heading that meant it was dead.