Via The Apple Blog:
There are dozens of productivity applications for your Mac, and a few for your iPhone. But there’s one application that’s available on both your Mac and your iPhone… OmniFocus.
Well, it’s definitely one application that’s available for both iPhone and Mac OS X, but it’s not the only one. As my voyage with Things continues, I figure I’d do a quick comparison of the OmniFocus features The Apple Blog listed with those from Things (which is still in beta). This is in no way a conclusive list, but I figure it’s a good comparison of the features most people care about.
|Inbox||Quick Entry Shortcut||Email Entries||Backups|
* Does anyone really use this? Especially when there’s an iPhone pocket version?
Overall I’d say this is a pretty close match-up. The ability to email entries was a nice plus when all I had was the desktop version of OmniFocus. I could basically email myself a task that would later be automatically added to OmniFocus on my laptop. Unfortunately I never really used this since I pretty much always forgot the syntax. So, I’d end up emailing myself a note to manually add some task to OmniFocus. Something like “Don’t forget to write an article comparing OmniFocus to Things!” etc.
|Adding New Tasks||Location Aware||Syncing (with the desktop version)|
The location aware functionality that OmniFocus for iPhone has sounds really interesting, but I’m curious as to whether or not it’s useful in practice. This is the one reason I’m really considering buying OmniFocus for iPhone, but I have a hard time believing I’d really use it. I’ve purchased OmniFocus, and Things for iPhone (the desktop version of Things isn’t on sale yet) but haven’t really had a compelling reason to try out the iPhone version of OmniFocus. Wouldn’t it be faster to just click the “grocery store” context rather than having to wait for Core Location to locate you and then tell you, “Hey! You’re at a grocery store! You could buy some eggs and milk!” This might be more useful if applications were allowed to run in the background. Then you could be notified, if say, you were driving by a grocery store and there was something on your list, but the fact that you have to have the app running makes me believe that it would be more of a novelty than anything.