Organize Your Life
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Feeling overwhelmed? Not as productive as you could be?

If you wish you could use OmniFocus to get organized, but you haven’t found a system that works for you, 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 stressed because your to-dos and projects are under control.
  • You’re more consistent and reliable because you don’t miss deadlines.
  • You feel proud because you’re doing your most important work.
  • You’ve got a great overview, so you know exactly what to work on next.
  • And nothing slips through the cracks.

Let’s make that happen for you.

Learn a simple workflow you can trust. With real examples and a friendly instructor.
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.”
Ready to take control of your to-dos?

You have lots of responsibilities—and that’s okay.

Tasks at home. Projects at work. Being there for your friends and family. Staying healthy. Taking care of your finances. It’s a lot.

It’s a lot, but it’s manageable with the right system.

With the right system, you can stay on top of your email. You can consistently get around to your most important tasks. And you can meet your deadlines.

OmniFocus can be a great foundation of that system—if you set it up right. And that’s where this course comes in.

In this course, you’ll learn how to:

  • make OmniFocus an extension of your brain
  • organize your tasks and projects
  • plan your day and your week
  • filter your tasks so you can find the ones that are relevant right now
  • save time with repeating tasks and project templates
  • execute the #1 most important productivity habit: the weekly review

Of course, you’ll learn lots of OmniFocus-specific things too, like how dates work, how to use the various types of projects, how to use Focus Mode to concentrate on specific parts of your life, and more.

Your time is valuable.

You’ll learn exactly what you need—no more and no less. I’ve designed the course to be as efficient as possibly.

You could piece together information on using OmniFocus from random places all over the Internet. But how long would that take? And what is your 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 completing the course, you’ll:

  • be able to focus better,
  • feel more in control,
  • know exactly what to work on next,
  • save time,
  • and have a productivity system that ensures nothing slips through the cracks.

That’s what learning an OmniFocus 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.”
Each video lesson comes with captions in English and subtitles in many languages.

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.

Option: access to project templates & goal-setting workshop

You can choose to get access to my OmniFocus project templates and a goal-setting workshop.

The templates include my recommended OmniFocus setup. You can copy and paste them into your OmniFocus database to save time during the course.

(Note: you can only install the templates on macOS. They’ll sync to all of your devices, but you can’t directly install them on iOS.)

The workshop is titled Translating Your Goals Into Action. It takes a few hours to work through and you’ll walk away with:

What’s more, you get a handy, step-by-step workbook.

Option: personal video feedback by Peter

You can also choose to get personal feedback from me on your OmniFocus setup. Here’s how that works:

  1. You enroll in the personal feedback edition of the course.
  2. Within 4 weeks of enrolling, you send me screenshots or a short video (< 5 minutes) of your OmniFocus setup.
  3. Within 2 weeks of receiving that, I send you back a personal video with my feedback on your setup, including actionable steps for you to get even more out of OmniFocus.

If you’d like to get your OmniFocus workflow dialed in as quickly as possible, choose the personal feedback option.

5 modules, 25 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: Moving Your To-Dos Into OmniFocus

  • Making a fresh start
  • Capturing to-dos from anywhere
  • Adding notes and attaching files to to-dos
  • Processing your email with OmniFocus

Module 2: Organizing Your To-Dos with Folders, Projects, and More

  • Creating a high-level structure for your life
  • Understanding the different types of projects in OmniFocus
  • Organizing your life with lists and projects
  • Setting up tags to further organize your to-dos without adding overwhelm

Module 3: Scheduling Your To-Dos and Projects

  • How the various types of dates work in OmniFocus
  • Common mistakes to avoid when using dates
  • Setting up repeating tasks and projects
  • Using Forecast and a special tag to identify what’s next
  • Planning for productive days

Module 4: Staying on Track and Staying Focused

  • Why and how you should be doing weekly reviews
  • Customizing the weekly review to suit your needs
  • Making planning easier by reducing your choice set
  • How to focus on what’s relevant right now

Module 5: Going Further with OmniFocus

  • How to use project templates to save time
  • Using tags to improve your focus
  • Tracking tasks you’ve delegated with OmniFocus
  • Using OmniFocus effectively on iPhone & iPad
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!”

This course is for you if:

  • 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.
  • You feel overwhelmed by everything you need to do.

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’re mostly interested in OmniFocus automation. (The course does not cover this.)

Your instructor:

Hi, I’m Peter Akkies

After graduating from a top college (Swarthmore, for the curious), I went to work in litigation consulting. I faced a never-ending to-do list and was always involved in many projects simultaneously. I didn’t have much free time.

After a few years, I decided to quit and start my own business. I soon began to teach people how to use task management apps to organize their lives, the way I wished I had when I worked in consulting.

These days, I can’t imagine my life without my to-do system. And I use what I learned as a consultant and in running my own business to help people like you get more organized. I’ll show you how to use the right workflows and systems to be more productive, and feel less overwhelmed.

For an introduction to my productivity philosophy, listen to my appearance on the popular Modern Wisdom podcast, episode 660 (Spotify, YouTube). You can also read more about me or listen to me tell my story on my own (former) podcast.

Anyway, shall we get started?

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, some years ago when he had more hair (😉). Right: Ken Case, Omni Group Chairman & CEO.
A tweet from Peter, retweeted by the Omni Group
One of the articles I wrote for
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.

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?

You might be eligible to pay in installments. At checkout, look for the option to pay with Affirm, Afterpay, or Klarna. I don’t control whether this option is available to you, unfortunately.

Do you offer any discounts?

No, I don’t. You can, however, buy this course as part of a bundle, at a lower price than if you were to purchase the courses separately.

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?

You won’t only learn where the buttons are in OmniFocus (though that is part of the course, too). We will go beyond that: you’ll learn a simple yet effective workflow that you can use right away to get stuff done.

(And I won’t waste your time teaching you complex customizations and automations that you don’t need.)

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?

Do you have an iPhone or iPad? Then absolutely.

In prior versions of OmniFocus I recommended against it, but with version 4, OmniFocus now has really solid iPhone and iPad apps.

In the course videos, I mostly use OmniFocus on macOS, but the system/workflow is the same on all devices. If you want to use OmniFocus only on your iPhone and/or iPad, you’ll have to translate my macOS instructions to the mobile interface. That’s easy: the course includes a lesson walking you through the OmniFocus interface on iOS.

Do I need OmniFocus Pro?

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

What languages are available for video subtitles?

Arabic, Chinese (simplified), French, German, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. If you need them in a different language, ask me. I might be able to add them; it depends on whether the course platform supports your language.

Can I buy bulk licenses for my team?

Yes, just email me.

Students say…

Yaaqoub Eliyyahu Goldberg
“I have taken every course - all were paid courses & yearly subscriptions too. Peter’s OF program wins hands down! If you have any reservations, then watch his videos on YouTube. This is what sold me on his program.”
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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!”
Jeffrey Schwarz
“Your course was well worth every penny. I have been using Omnifocus for years but this will transform my daily use and was hugely helpful.”
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.”
Jonathan Waldron
“I tried OmniFocus before and did not like it because I was overwhelmed by all the features and had no clear vision of how to utilize it's features. After taking Peter’s course I love the app and have a clear path forward on how to effectively utilize it!”

Still not convinced? Get my OmniFocus 4 cheat sheet.

OmniFocus is incredibly customizable. It’s so easy to spend hours, days, or even weeks tinkering with your setup—without ever making it work for you. So I made a cheat sheet to help you out. I’ll show you an OmniFocus setup that works for almost everyone. Start with this foundation, then customize OmniFocus to make it your own. Get the cheat sheet.