Creating Flow with OmniFocus 3

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** This latest edition of Creating Flow with OmniFocus is designed around OmniFocus 3. It's principles are adaptable to OmniFocus 4, but you would need to make those adjustments yourself.

Praise for previous edition:

"I always refer to Getting Things Done as my productivity bible and I go back to it regularly to ensure that I still follow the sage advice given within. Well, I’ve now got a second book that deserves to sit alongside GTD and I really cannot give it any higher praise than that.

"If you are serious about being an OmniFocus Power User, you have to read this book." - Lee Garrett, Productivityist

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  • Would you like to be more productive and achieve your goals?
  • Do you struggle to get your work done?
  • Do you forget the things you need to do?
  • Does it feel like you are always "putting out fires", instead of getting to what you want to do?

Creating Flow with OmniFocus helps you to easily guide your work, play, and productivity throughout the days, weeks, and years using the strength of the premier task and project manager, OmniFocus. Creating Flow guides you from the basics to the most advanced uses one step at a time.

Creating Flow with OmniFocus 3 is a revamp from the previous editions in several ways. 

The new edition incorporates the new features of OmniFocus 3 such as tags, a rework of custom perspectives, the Forecast tag, and more.

Creating Flow 3 was written to offer an “unfolding” approach.  You don’t need to go through the whole text to have a working system. In fact, you could just get by with “Getting Started” and be up and running. But if you want to really crush it, you can always turn the page to keep enhancing your system into a more and more powerful machine.  

Gradually, you can have large projects, like writing books and studying, sitting side-by-side with the routines of the day, all in a steady daily system.

Quite importantly, you 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 find 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.

Beyond simply describing the use of OmniFocus, Creating Flow integrates concepts from the eLit award-winning Workflow Mastery and Being Productive into a smooth, near self-sustaining system.

  • Build a trusted system and get things off your mind.
  • Take control of OmniFocus at a much deeper level by mastering tags and perspectives.
  • Build a core system to manage responsibilities and tasks easily.
  • Take on the projects you want to, knowing you have a way to do them day to day.
  • Grasp basic and advanced concepts of OmniFocus through real examples.
  • Gain mastery and integrate maintenance tasks, new tasks of the day, as well as larger projects.
  • Have daily tasks and year-long projects rest easily side by side.


  • 110,000+ words
  • Numerous screenshots, images, examples, and tutorials
  • DRM-free ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats

Praise for Previous Editions

"Been using @OmniFocus since ~2008; reading Creating Flow with OmniFocus by @kouroshdini - at 1/3 of the way in, it's already a game-changer." - Chris

"Dear Kourosh,

I've used OF for years and hesitated for some while before buying your book but now I wish I had bought it when you published it. It is the most straightforward, easy and simple to understand system around OF I've read but that simplicity belies its depth. You make everything so clear and measured that it is a bit like a Trojan horse in that suddenly you realize that this clearly constructed system is being created almost without trying that hard. It's given me so much to think about and what I've implemented so far has improved my whole use of OF and GTD.

But it goes much further than that. The book is not just a how-to guide but looks at the psychology of productivity and what prevents and what enhances it. It is a book of insight and that is what raises it to a level I've rarely come across anywhere else. Brilliant.

Thank you. :-)"

- Stephen

"Hi Kourosh,

When I first purchased the First Edition, I had just started using OmniFocus, and it was perfect for where I was at that time. After living in OmniFocus for 50 to 60 hours per week over the past 2 years, I thought I was a very advanced user using many custom perspectives and Applescripts. Notwithstanding my opinion of myself, I purchased the second edition anyway, and that turned out to be a very good decision. The first few chapters ground the reader in OmniFocus fundamentals which is necessary for the new OmniFocus user, but is also helpful to the more experienced OmniFocus user. And the later chapters....WOW! After implementing many of your tips, techniques, and recommendations, I have both simplified, yet deepened my understanding and usage of OmniFocus, and have definitely created a flow to my day which was lacking previously.

Great job!"

- Ron

“… by far the greatest tutorial on a piece of productivity software that I have ever laid eyes on.” - CM Smith,

"It’s the best explanation/exegesis/how-to book on OmniFocus I’ve ever seen. Like, it really covers why OmniFocus is made the way it is, but it’s also like so good at incorporating it with best practices of productivity and getting things done in particular. It really is about setting up a trusted system and then getting to work." - Merlin Mann, 5by5

"I was a little reluctant to buy it at first; with so much information and advice about using OF on the web I wasn’t sure that the book would add value. I am not an OF newbie and have been practicing GTD for several years, so I was unsure whether this would be more of the same information.

"I was wrong, I’m only 75% through and already the book has taken my Omnifocus use and GTD practice to a new level. I would recommend it as essential reading for any OF user." —Steve, reader

"… hands down one of the most exhaustive and detailed resources for OmniFocus that I have seen. If you are at all intimidated by OmniFocus, or even if you are already using it daily and want to learn more about it, I highly recommend Kourosh’s ebook." - Shawn Blanc

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