I've been a Omnifocus user since 2009. The Mac and iOS apps have received a steady stream of updates and feature enhancements (the Omni sync server and the Omni Mail Drop), so they are by no means abandoned. In fact, Omnifocus 2 for the Mac is in beta. While I practice aspects of GTD, I have always felt like Omnifocus was slightly more than I needed. I am not one to bounce around to other apps, though. I have really never tried anything other than Omnifocus. Here is what I am looking for in a task management app:
- Syncing between iOS apps
- Quick entry (inbox)
- Ability to set start dates for tasks (so they are hidden until I can act on them)
- Ability to only see what is due today and in the upcoming days.
- Ability to forward emails into my database
A friend of mind recently started using Wunderlist, so I thought I'd give it a whirl. I was never a big 'contexts' user, so lists work perfect for me. Here are the lists I am using currently:
- Grocery Store
- Hardware Store
Wunderlist allows me to enter tasks into those list, but also allows me to create due and reminder dates for them. Additionally, it allows notes under the task name and subtasks. I spend most of my time in the 'Today' and 'Week' view that Wunderlist creates. This shows me what is due across my lists while hiding items that are not. This might work for me as a 'start date' replacement. Wunderlist has syncing between Mac/iOS and quick entry, but lacks to ability to email items into my database. I really miss this feature, but I'll survive. I am hopeful that it will be added in the future.
Wunderlist is free with an optional $50/year subscription that adds ability to assign tasks (collaboration is free), additional backgrounds, unlimited sub-tasks, and file attachments (coming soon).