When comparing OmniFocus 2 vs Facilethings, the Slant community recommends Facilethings for most people. In the question“What are the best cross-platform to do list apps?” Facilethings is ranked 24th while OmniFocus 2 is ranked 29th.
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Pro Organize tasks into projects
OmniFocus 2 allows you to organize tasks into Projects, allowing you to keep your tasks organized in the best way to stay efficient for that project. Each task also features summary dots. For example, red means the task is overdue and orange means its due soon. There is also a range of other dots that can be specific to projects.
Pro Forecast summary
The Forecast Summary shows a quick glance of the tasks you have that day. You can tap on any day to quickly see what tasks you have planned that day. For extra functionality you can connect the iPhones Calender app, which allows you to also see any other events you have planned that day.
Pro Excellent full stack support from phone, to tablet, to Mac
With very good synchronisation.
Pro See an overall view of tasks via "Perspective"
The Perspective section allows you to see an overall view of the tasks you have set. It also allows you to set contexts or see things you have flagged.
Pro Superbly customisable via Perspectives
Pro Picks up reminders added via Siri
Pro Best support for GTD in the marketplace
This really supports the implementation of David Allen's Getting Things Done
Pro Nearby and context-sensitive tasks
OmniFocus 2 allows you to set up contexts for tasks in certain areas. This makes sure you never miss a task when you're out running errands or happen to be near something you need to do. Just set contexts around places you frequent or set as a specific task.
Pro Client side encryption
Pro Apple Watch integration
You can send lists from your iPhone, and get notifications on your watch each morning with any tasks you have set for that day.
Pro Helps the weekly review process
Pro Allows adding items via email
Simply send an email to email@example.com to add a new item to the Inbox.
Pro Support of a "start" date and a "expected" date
This is a very outstanding feature for a gtd App.
Pro Horizons of Focus
FacileThings integrates GTD's Horizons of Focus.
Pro Allows attachments in emails
You can collect stuff in the FacileThings Inbox by sending an email with attachments to the firstname.lastname@example.org address.
Pro Full Integration and Syncing with Evernote
All notes are automatically synced.
Capture things in Evernote and the notes will appear in the FacileThings inbox.
Reference Material in Evernote will appear in Facile Things.
Pro Integrates with a bunch of third-party tools
Facilethings can integrate with Evernote, Twitter, Dropbox and Google calendar.
Pro Very simple
Pro Excellent support
Con Very expensive
$40 for a to-do-list app is a bit much, even with all the other features it offers.
Con Limited to Apple devices
Must be used as a native Mac, iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch app. There's no cross-compatibility with Windows, Android, or web.
Con Only one context (tag or label)
This won't stay a con for long. With the pending version (Omnifocus 3) to be launched in 2018, Contexts are being replaced by Tags. Yes, finally...you can have as many contexts as you like for a particular action.
Con Slow sync in Europe
Con Android app
The Android app is not always reliable and doesn't have all of the features of the desktop app.
Con Rather slow
The web app has some performance issues. It feels too unresponsive at times.
Con A lot of clicking
Little inline editing or keyboard shortcuts.