When comparing Omnifocus vs Checkvist, the Slant community recommends Checkvist for most people. In the question“What are the best cross-platform task apps?” Checkvist is ranked 28th while Omnifocus is ranked 66th.
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Pro Defer date
Omnifocus allows users to setup the "defer date" which can be treated as "start date". Tasks will not be marked as available until that date, which should help to focus on the "available" task only.
Pro Forecast summary
The forecast summary shows a quick digest of the tasks you have for the day. You can select any day to quickly see what tasks you have planned that day. For extra functionality you can connect with the iPhone’s Calender app, which allows you to also see any other events you have planned that day.
Pro See an overview of all tasks via "Perspective"
The Perspective section allows you to see an overview of the tasks you have set. It also allows you to set contexts or see things you have flagged.
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 and happen to be near something you need to do.
Pro Tasks can be managed with custom tags
Pro vim-like commands
Pro Convenient search by text or tag filtering
Pro Converts incoming emails to todos - this is a way to enter tasks from anywhere.
Pro Great search
Search filters help you search for tasks by tag, due date, assignee, etc.
Pro Very flexible
To-do lists often need to be grouped and regrouped for clarity. The outline-based nature of Checkvist makes it easy to move things across categories, to increase and decrease priority, etc.
Pro Smart parsing of items
Parses markdown, html links, hashtags to become formatted text, clickable links, and tags, respectively.
Pro Generous set of free features
Checkvist offers many free features if you are using this individually.
Pro Supports comments on tasks
Any item can have a free-text comment, which can be shown or hidden as desired.
Con Mac and iOS only
Omnifocus doesn’t work on non-Apple platforms.
Con Limited capability in the android app
Checkvist is primarily a web interface.