The second edition of Creating Flow with OmniFocus is now available! It’s hard to believe that it’s been over 4 years since the first edition. Finally, refined and expanded, it’s ready. I do hope you enjoy it.

  • Kourosh

What’s new …

Creating Flow 2 streamlines and builds upon the ideas of the original book. Beyond simply describing the use of Omnifocus, Creating Flow integrates concepts from the eLit award-winning Workflow Mastery: Building from the Basics into a smooth, near self-sustaining system.

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The first half helps a user build a central Dashboard around which many tasks and projects can be guided. The latter half builds upon the system not only for various daily uses but for developing mastery in chosen endeavors. Large projects such as writing books, studying for courses, developing skill sets, and more can be integrated into a ready system of daily work.

Further, and quite importantly, the user can still create space in the day. Creating Flow is not about getting as much done in as little time as possible. Certainly, if you have not learned efficiency, Creating Flow will help you form it. More importantly, however, it is about clearing paths to develop what you find to be most meaningful, OmniFocus being a tool for that process.

Creating Flow offers a steady pace to learn OmniFocus. Each step builds upon the last with ready links to return to previous steps.

Clearing paths to develop meaningful work and mastery is not simple. But we can develop habits and systems to simplify our approach to the day. A solid workflow allows us to enjoy our own ideas, rather than be intimidated by a fear that we have no place to put them. Gradually, we find and create the means for clear focus.

New in the Second Edition of Creating Flow with OmniFocus:

  • A streamlined singular workflow

  • Use of OmniFocus for In-Depth sessions of work

  • Enhanced section on the use and types of contexts

  • Establishing trust with contexts and perspectives

  • Buffering routine to avoid compulsive use

  • Several new sections on building systems from simple to complex

  • Enhanced use with customized perspectives

  • New useful perspectives, such as …
    • Dashboard perspective
    • Settling perspective
    • Communications perspective
    • among others …
  • Creating a flow of perspectives

  • More thorough sections on building routines

  • Using OmniFocus to develop desired habits

  • Templates and alternate template uses

  • Consolidating higher horizons to make choosing Most-Important-Tasks (MITs) simpler

  • The use of meta-tasks

  • Use of OmniFocus in large projects with clear scale
    • Example of use as a student
  • Use of OmniFocus in large creative projects
    • Example of use in study and music mastery
  • Expanded techniques for creative work

  • Expanded problems and solutions section

  • Enhanced processing email with OmniFocus

  • Expanded tips and tricks

  • Using TextExpander with OmniFocus

  • Using Keyboard Maestro with OmniFocus

  • And of course, all text is updated for OmniFocus 2