Since the last post, I have made some interesting discoveries.
Whilst omnifocus is a great tool, I am starting to wonder if it is best used just for someday maybe items.
I like to keep my inboxes to a minimum and perhaps I can use my gmail and google calendar to subsitute it.
For my tennis team organisation, I set up a google doc spreadsheet to track progress at specific milestones. Specifically, because sometimes people forget matches or get confused, I need to remember to communicate with them 3 weeks before to book them, 1 week before to make sure they are not injured and haven't double booked and a few hours before just as a reminder.
To reduce my workload, I created one event with multiple notifications which coincided with these milestones.
When I send the email I also bcc followup, so if they don't get back to me, it will reappear in my inbox.
I think that popup reminders on my calendar are good for times when you need to see something asap. Email reminders are good when you can wait a few hours before you see it. And when something really needs action now, I like to set an alarm on my phone and a second alarm on a separate alarm clock just to be safe.
This raises the question - do i really need omnifocus?
If i create an email draft in gmail titled "hardware store" with a list of items, with a couple of taps I can edit this list.
Only one way to find out...