When comparing OmniFocus 2 vs 2Do, the Slant community recommends 2Do for most people. In the question“What is the best cross-platform to-do list app?” 2Do is ranked 26th while OmniFocus 2 is ranked 28th.
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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 Support for Apple Watch
Pro Offers detailed options
Adding a task can be as simple or complicated as you like. A to-do list entry can simply consist of its title, or you can also add notes, recurrence, set a due date, tag a location, schedule an alarm, priority (low, medium, high, starred) and tack on a URL or photo. You can even make an audio recording with voice notes. And each list is sortable by a number of criteria, including priority and due date.
2Do conforms to your workflow instead of forcing you to conforming into some preset workflow. It helps to accommodate your workflow through a series of features including tags, batch editing, configurable presets, and the ability to quickly add tasks at any time.
Pro Updates have remained free since beginning of time
Unlike many other apps that will release a new paid version when major features get launched, 2Do doesn't resort to that.
Pro Advanced search
Find old tasks or organize smart lists based on complex search terms (for example, “tasks to do at home between 6 pm and 11 pm”).
Pro Get Things Done-style inbox
You can use 2Do according to the Get Things Done methodology – or not.
Pro Variety of organization methods
Use a combination of tasks, projects and checklists.
Pro Optionally sync with iCal or Outlook
The app can optionally sync with iCal or Outlook with free helper software available from the 2Do Website.
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 Decreased cross-platform support, new versions only for iOS
For those that use multiple mobile platforms, support for the Android version has been dropped meaning there is no longer parity between the apps on iOS and Android.
Con No attachment capability
2Do will create a link to a file, but will not store the actual file as an attachment.