In my previous post I briefly described all the GTD apps I have tried and why OmniFocus, although not perfect, was the best choice for my right now. I had decided the next time an update appeared (which I thought was likely to happen yesterday) I would pay up. Then yesterday, as I was looking over my RSS feeds, Daring Fireball mentions the Things beta is available. So I scoot over to the website and download it. And oh my goodness is it good.
Firstly, it looks lovely. Very professional and not too cluttered. Secondly, it’s easy to use. I watched the screencast to get myself familiar with everything and then jumped right in. I added all my tasks and projects that I have in OmniFocus with very little difficulty. There is no context entry as such but you can add them using tags.What’s missing? There are still features the developers say they are working on. I really need recurring tasks. And a “waiting for list, improved search, dock icon badging and being able to email to-dos to myself would all be very welcome.
Things will cost $49 when released in the Spring. If you subscribe to their newsletter by 31st January you will be offered it for $39. OmniFocus is also $40 but goes up to $80 o on Tuesday. So I now have 2 days to make a decision. Over the weekend I will run both. Although I think I have pretty much made up my mind. I’m pretty sure Things will win.
I’m just glad I hadn’t already bought OmniFocus.