OmniFocus icon

What do you think of the icon draft Omni has posted for OmniFocus?

OmniFocus icon draft

I’m not sure. I think the other Omni icons are way better. Here they are, presented with the three “main” competitors OmniFocus have:

GTD apps

If I were in charge at Omni, I would have followed the style of the two other apps, a slanted document with something in the lower right corner. A checklist with a magnifying glass was my first thought. The color is ok, so keep that, but change just about everything else. Maybe keep the clip, which looks good.

The other three apps all look great when they are this big. At smaller sizes, Ghost Action look the best. Clear and simple. Actiontastic is a little to complicated for smaller sizes, but the concept is fun: Hit those tasks with a hammer.

OmniFocus out soon

I think OmniFocus is pretty close a release. This is the status message GTD guru Merlin Mann of 43 Folders sported yesterday:

OmniFocus soon?

“That thing you want? It’s almost done, I swear.”

Could be he’s knitting some amazing productivity wool socks for his friends… But I think it’s OmniFocus he’s referring to.

  • http://www.bohemiancinema.com pacheco

    I know you’re a busy guy, but I’d love to see a well-done replacement icon… 😉

  • http://www.bohemiancinema.com pacheco

    I know you’re a busy guy, but I’d love to see a well-done replacement icon… 😉

  • http://www.brilliantdays.com Oyvind

    Hehe. The “replacement” part is ok. But “well-done”…

  • http://www.brilliantdays.com Oyvind

    Hehe. The “replacement” part is ok. But “well-done”…

  • coconino

    “A checklist with a magnifying glass was my first thought.”

    Ah ha! Something like this, posted on the Omni blog last week?

  • coconino

    “A checklist with a magnifying glass was my first thought.”

    Ah ha! Something like this, posted on the Omni blog last week?

  • http://www.brilliantdays.com Oyvind

    Yes, coconino. You’re onto something. The magnifying glass should be placed more into the corner as with the other apps.

    And I’m not sure about all the checked tasks on the document. The point of a GTD app is to manage the tasks you haven’t done yet.

    Icon design is hard!

  • http://www.brilliantdays.com Oyvind

    Yes, coconino. You’re onto something. The magnifying glass should be placed more into the corner as with the other apps.

    And I’m not sure about all the checked tasks on the document. The point of a GTD app is to manage the tasks you haven’t done yet.

    Icon design is hard!

  • coconino

    Hi Oyvind, my thought was that the magnifying glass was focussing on just one task amongst a jumble of other tasks, enabling it to be seen clearly without extraneous clutter.

  • coconino

    Hi Oyvind, my thought was that the magnifying glass was focussing on just one task amongst a jumble of other tasks, enabling it to be seen clearly without extraneous clutter.

  • http://www.brilliantdays.com Oyvind

    I see your point. I’ll have to think more about this. I still think it’s strange that all tasks are checked = finished. =)

  • http://www.brilliantdays.com Oyvind

    I see your point. I’ll have to think more about this. I still think it’s strange that all tasks are checked = finished. =)

  • coconino

    My thinking was that the tick-mark has become shorthand for “task”, completed or otherwise. However, I see your point and perhaps having some of the boxes empty would be a good balance, much as in OmniOutliner’s icon.

  • coconino

    My thinking was that the tick-mark has become shorthand for “task”, completed or otherwise. However, I see your point and perhaps having some of the boxes empty would be a good balance, much as in OmniOutliner’s icon.