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Entries from November 1, 2011 - November 30, 2011


Merryck Sketchnotes for JESS3

EARLIER THIS YEAR, I was commissioned by JESS3 to capture live sketchnotes of Merryck's CEO, David Reimer. He shared Merryck's focus and vision over the phone and I captured these sketchnotes in my Moleskine:

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Merryck Sketchnotes for JESS3: 03-04
Merryck Sketchnotes for JESS3: 05-06

The JESS3 team used my sketchnotes as a point of reference as they redesigned the Merryck website — which was just launched.

It was an interesting challenge to capture ideas from David over the phone. I found that like any live event, by focusing my mind on the content I was able to convert ideas into visual sketchnotes.

It was great to see sketchnotes prove their value again, as they were helpful to the JESS3 team in their beautiful redesign of the Merryck site.


Hello OmniFocus!

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OMNIFOCUS has been on my mind lately, as I've been looking for a better way to keep myself on track with the complex load of projects in my life.

I'd been using Things on the Mac, iPhone and iPad, but for various reasons, wasn't satisfied with how it was working for me.

I'd been hearing good things about OmniFocus from Kevin Farner, Shawn Blanc, Merlin Mann and others I follow. Last weekend, I decided to jump in and pick up the Mac and iPhone versions of OmniFocus.

It's been less than a week, but already I'm happy I've made the switch to OmniFocus. It's powerful, but I especially appreciate the multiple ways I can view the same tasks: by project, by context, by due date or even in a custom view.

While I'm still very much an OmniFocus newbie, I wanted to share some resources for others who might be considering OmniFocus or seeking more information about how to work best with OmniFocus.

Web Articles

Shawn Blanc: A Sledgehammer Called OmniFocus
Jonathan Christopher: How I Use OmniFocus to Help Get Things Done
David Sparks: Review - OmniFocus and also Planning to Plan
OFThemes: OmniFocus Themes
Asian Efficiency: Using OmniFocus


The Omni Group: OmniFocus, GTD and You
Kourosh Dini: Creating flow with Omnifocus


David Sparks: OmniFocus Ninja Tricks
The Omni Group: Mastering Workflow: using OmniFocus for iPad

Hopefully these resources will help those interested in OmniFocus to make the jump or provide good reference for current users of the tools.

If you have additional resources I can add here, please leave a comment.

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