When comparing OmniFocus 2 vs Nirvanahq, the Slant community recommends Nirvanahq for most people. In the question“What are the best GTD apps?” Nirvanahq is ranked 3rd while OmniFocus 2 is ranked 15th.
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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 Solid project management
Pro Allows setting how much effort a task will take
You can set how long a task will take and how much effort will it ask of you on a scale of 1 to 3.
Pro Allows adding items via email
Pro Use start dates
A vital functionality in a GTD app.
Pro Beautiful interface
Clean, intuitive user interaction. The design is very thoughtful. Somehow it makes Things feel clunky, despite obvious similarities of all GTD platforms.
Pro Allows to add postponed tasks
You can postpone a task. It helps not to clutter task lists up until you really need them.
Pro Beautiful interface
Clean, intuitive interface — both desktop and mobile. Lots of intelligent design thinking behind this. Somehow makes other GTD apps like Things feel clunky, despite similarities.
Pro Native support for Areas of Responsibility
Pro Can email focus list
The app can send you the most important items for the day in an email.
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 Does not integrate with other apps or services
Con No native desktop applications yet
Currently the only way to access the app on a desktop machine is via a webapp.
Con No way to add sub-projects
Con No way to work with teams
This is a one-person solution, there is absolutely no ability to share projects with others.
Con No way to color-code projects
Con No desktop widget
Con No bulk (copy/paste) feature
Con Limited features in the free version
Free version limited to 5 projects, 3 reference lists and 2 areas.
Con No attachments
Can't add any attachments to the tasks - no photos, no pdfs.
Con No recur upon completion option
If you have a daily recurring task, it will recur every day regardless if it's been completed the prior day.