Get Stuff Done with OmniFocus 3

Do you feel overwhelmed?

Do you spend more time on urgent tasks than on important tasks?

Do you resort to pen and paper to plan your day? Have you tried using OmniFocus before, only to give up in frustration?

If so, you’re in the right place. In this video course, you’ll learn an OmniFocus workflow you can rely on.

Picture this:

  • You feel less stress because you’ve got your projects under control.
  • People see you as reliable because you don’t miss deadlines.
  • You feel proud because you’re doing the important work.
  • You know exactly what to work on next.
  • Nothing slips through the cracks.
Yay OmniFocus!

How can you get there?

By learning a simple OmniFocus workflow you can trust. And that’s what you’ll learn in this course.

Paul Christy
“Managing 500 employees and a $40 million budget means I have a lot of projects and tasks. Thanks to Peter’s course I’m starting the week super-charged with my schedule and tasks lined up.”
Each video lesson comes with subtitles and a full transcript.

Regular Edition

  • 8 modules, 46 lessons
  • Weekly review cheat sheet
  • Course summary PDF
  • OmniFocus project templates
  • Access to the Big-Picture Productivity community
buy now FOR $149
VAT may apply.

Premium Edition

  • 8 modules, 46 lessons
  • Weekly review cheat sheet
  • Course summary PDF
  • OmniFocus project templates
  • Access to the Big-Picture Productivity community
buy now FOR $199
VAT may apply.

30-day money-back guarantee

If you’re not happy with the course, just let me know within 30 days of your purchase and I’ll give you a full refund. No drama, no questions asked.

Learn a simple workflow you can trust. With real examples and a friendly instructor.

On any given day, you have dozens of things to do…

Home tasks, work projects, being there for your friends and family, staying healthy, taking care of your finances—how do you keep track of it all?

Incoming emails rule your day. You rarely get to your most important tasks because you’re always chasing deadlines. And you feel overwhelmed.

Before you know it, you forgot to buy a birthday present for your mom, your boss is nagging you about that report that was due yesterday, and you still haven’t gotten around to filing your tax return. 🤦🏻

It doesn’t have to be this way.

In this course, you’ll learn how to:

  • make OmniFocus an extension of your brain
  • organize your projects
  • plan your day and your week
  • sort through your tasks
  • save time with repeating tasks and project templates
  • execute weekly reviews

Of course, you’ll learn lots of specific things too, like why you shouldn’t use due dates nearly as much as you’d think (🤯); how to actually reach Inbox Zero (🧘🏻); and how to never forget a birthday again ( 🥳).

Your time is valuable

You’ll learn exactly what you need—no more and no less. I’ve designed the course to be efficient, because your time is valuable.

You could piece together information on using OmniFocus from random places all over the Internet. But how long would that take? And what is that time worth to you?

When you follow this course, you’ll learn everything you need to know to organize your life and to be productive using OmniFocus. You’ll save tons on time compared to figuring things out yourself.

Think about what you could do with the extra time. You could spend it with your kids. You could spend it learning to play the guitar. Or you could, you know, spend the time doing the actual work you want to do!

After you follow the course, you’ll:

  • be able to focus,
  • feel in control
  • know what to work on next,
  • save time and reduce errors,
  • and have a system, so nothing slips through the cracks.

That’s what learning a workflow you can trust will do for you.

Joel Clermont
“I have been using OmniFocus for years and I already knew a lot of things, but Peter’s approach helped me rely on OmniFocus more than ever before. This freed me up to focus on the important tasks each day instead of guessing what to work on.”

8 modules, 46 lessons

Go at your own pace. Take your time or work through the modules in one sitting. Refer back to the course anytime.

Module 1: OmniFocus As an extension of your brain

  • Getting all of your tasks into OmniFocus
  • OmniFocus as your central source of truth
  • When to use defer dates & due dates

Module 2: Organizing your projects

  • What is a project?
  • How to set up your projects and folders
  • Task, task with subtasks, or project?

Module 3: Planning your days and weeks

  • What makes sense to work on?
  • Planning what to work on next
  • Calendar event or OmniFocus task?

Module 4: Sorting through your tasks

  • The waiting for and someday, maybe tags
  • Other tags to consider
  • Using flags to highlight important projects

Module 5: Repeating tasks & project templates

  • Setting up repeating tasks and projects
  • Saving time with project templates

Module 6: Weekly reviews

  • The nine steps to a weekly review
  • Weekly review cheat sheet
  • Scheduling your weekly review

Module 7: Example use cases

  • Regain control when you feel overwhelmed
  • Process to-dos after a meeting
  • Using OmniFocus to travel with less stress
  • And more

Module 8: Pro Tips

  • Reducing your choice set
  • Reference material and OmniFocus
  • Goals and OmniFocus
  • Habits and OmniFocus
Violet Pidgorna
“I went from 50% productivity to 1000%. I finished my 2 University courses this August with A and A+ and at the same time launched 2 new products while still maintaining my business and its current products, all in one month!”

Regular Edition

  • 8 modules, 46 lessons
  • Weekly review cheat sheet
  • Course summary PDF
  • OmniFocus project templates
  • Access to the Big-Picture Productivity community
buy now FOR $149
VAT may apply.

Premium Edition

  • 8 modules, 46 lessons
  • Weekly review cheat sheet
  • Course summary PDF
  • OmniFocus project templates
  • Access to the Big-Picture Productivity community
buy now FOR $199
VAT may apply.

This course is for you if:

  • You feel overwhelmed by everything you need to do.
  • You’re not focusing on what really matters.
  • You want to learn a reliable workflow.
  • You want to learn how to get the most out of OmniFocus.
  • You’ve used OmniFocus in the past, but have gotten away from it.

This course is not for you if:

  • You’re looking for a magic solution that requires zero effort.
  • You’d rather figure everything out yourself, from scratch. (You can, but it’ll take you much longer.)
  • You want to learn about OmniFocus automation.
Peter standing in front of the IJ river in Amsterdam.

Your instructor

Hi, I’m Peter Akkies.

A few years ago, I wrote a blog post on how I used my task manager. That post blew up. So I decided to teach productivity in a more structured way. Today, I’ve taught over 1,000 happy students.

I’ve been featured on OmniFocus.com, on The Sweet Setup, and on the popular YouTube channel Keep Productive.

I’m also into scuba diving, Formula 1, the Philadelphia Eagles, World War II history, and veganism.

Tom Bull
“There’s loads of info about OmniFocus online and it is bewildering. Doing this course is an easy option. Maybe you could get a lot of the info for free but there’s no guarantee and it could take lot of time.”
(See more testimonials.)
Peter and Ken Case, the Omni Group CEO
Left: your instructor. Right: Ken Case, the Omni Group’s CEO.
A tweet from Peter, retweeted by the Omni Group
One of the articles I wrote for OmniFocus.com.
The Sweet Setup and the Omni Group tweeting about an article of Peter’s about OmniFocus
One of the articles about OmniFocus that I wrote for The Sweet Setup.

Frequently asked questions

What support can I get?

If you get stuck or want to run something by me, just leave a comment on the relevant course lesson or email me at peter@peterakkies.net.

What’s your refund policy?

If you’re not happy with the course, just let me know within 30 days of your purchase and I’ll give you a full refund. No drama, no questions asked.

Do you offer a payment plan?

No, I don’t.

Do you Offer any discounts?

No, I don’t.

How much time does the course take to complete?

You’ll be up and running with this workflow in an afternoon or two.

How long will I have access to the course?

Forever! Other sites may require you to keep a monthly subscription, but for this course, you pay once and you get lifetime access. You’ll also have access to course updates and new lessons.

When does the course start and finish?

This course is self-paced, so you can start it whenever you like and take as long as you need.

I’ve already bought another course (or book) on OmniFocus. How is this course different?

I won’t waste your time teaching you obvious basics, such as how to install OmniFocus or how to sync OmniFocus between your devices. I also won’t waste your time teaching you complex customizations and automations that you don’t need.

Instead, I’ll teach you a simple workflow that you can use right away to get stuff done. It’s about how to use OmniFocus productively, rather than about where you’ll find which button in the app.

What if I need to use a Windows PC at work?

If you use Apple devices at home, but you use a PC at work, you can still use OmniFocus and you’ll still get a lot out of the system you’ll learn in this course.

In this case, I recommend that you bring your MacBook or your iPad to work. Simply use OmniFocus on your laptop/tablet and do the work on your PC.

On any computer, you can also use OmniFocus for the Web to manage your tasks and projects, although OmniFocus for the Web lacks certain features.

I don’t have a Mac. Can I still use OmniFocus?

Short answer: Do you have an iPad? Then yes! But is your only Apple device an iPhone? Then technically yes, but it’s not ideal.

In the course videos, I mostly use OmniFocus for macOS, but the system/workflow is the same on all devices. Got an iPad? Then you just have to translate my macOS instructions to OmniFocus on iPad. I’ll gladly help you out with that.

You can also use OmniFocus exclusively on iPhone, but I don’t recommend it. The small screen size can make it a chore to organize your projects.

Do I need OmniFocus Pro?

Yes. Key course concepts rely on features only available in the Pro version of OmniFocus.

Regular Edition

  • 8 modules, 46 lessons
  • Weekly review cheat sheet
  • Course summary PDF
  • OmniFocus project templates
  • Access to the Big-Picture Productivity community
buy now FOR $149
VAT may apply.

Premium Edition

  • 8 modules, 46 lessons
  • Weekly review cheat sheet
  • Course summary PDF
  • OmniFocus project templates
  • Access to the Big-Picture Productivity community
buy now FOR $199
VAT may apply.

Students say…

Kirill Eremenko headshot
Kirill Eremenko
“Peter’s course is life-changing. He has a vision: ‘I want you to be productive, but not overwhelmed’. And it shows throughout the course that he cares.”
Ashley Albeck
“Thank you so much!!! I am so excited to use OF! Your lessons were super easy to follow and you were amazing at teaching in detail but without making me feel dumb! Thank you!”
Robin Melancon
“Peter’s course was perfect for what I was looking to do! I was letting all the due dates sit and wasn’t sure what to focus on NEXT. Having a refresher was what I needed!”
Frédéric Preitner
“I and my wife purchased your Omnifocus tutorial. It is brilliant, thank you! I really mean it, OF is currently saving my life! I can really withstand a chronically crazy schedule and multiplicity of projects with a relative serenity. This is really something! The course is a bargain.”
Paul Everitt
“Peter’s course illustrated not just the OmniFocus Zen that I knew was there, but several other seriously impactful ways to work. Worth every penny. Exceptionally valuable.”
Nicki Lock
“I’m gaining more and more control of OmniFocus (and as a result, my days and my energy) after each lesson. In less than a week, I’m feeling more in control. And that’s after only getting through the first three sections of the course!”
Jim Taylor
“Peter’s course has put OmniFocus in a new light and for the first time I finally feel in a groove with it.”
Jeff Butt
“I have taken a few other courses on OmniFocus but Peter’s has resonated with me and has assisted me with overcoming previous challenges.”
Bryan Thompson
“Peter’s course has been a sheer delight to follow and work through. I have used OF for well over 5 years now and read and studied lots about it, but Peter’s training really makes sense to me and is filling in gaps.”
Douglass Donnell
“You literally will find no better way to jump start your use of OmniFocus.”
Mark Hayes
“Peter’s course brought a couple of breakthrough moments for me that were quite literally life changing. I know that sounds dramatic, but when everything you do stems from this workflow system, and someone removes a clog from your system, it really is life changing.”
Andrew Shell
“I found this to be an incredibly productive course and binged it over two days. The fact that I can actually use OmniFocus effectively after owning it since Dec 2013 is amazing.”
David Glinski
“I overcomplicated my previous attempts at using OmniFocus. After taking Peter’s course, everything is running smoothly and I’m back in control.”
Ingrid Cops
“I recommend Peter’s course because it really helps. It’s much more than a theoretical course describing how to use OmniFocus. You learn to see opportunities for making your life easier.”
Corey Scholefield
“As a long-time user of OF, I wanted to re-energize how I use OF. Peter’s course was great for that!”
Joakim Östlind
“I wish all my colleagues would take Peter’s course. Everyone can learn something and my life would be a lot easier if everyone around me was as organized as I am now 😁”
Neil Maxwell-Keys
“I’m massively more organised. I’d stopped using Omnifocus; it became a long list of tasks that was completely overwhelming. Peter’s course has brought organisation and structure to my life.”
Ryan Moline
“Peter’s course uncomplicated the many many features available in OmniFocus.”

Still not convinced? Get my weekly review cheat sheet

Reviewing your projects is a crucial part of staying organized and getting stuff done. This cheat sheet teaches you the nine-step process that I use to do weekly reviews in OmniFocus. Get the cheat sheet.