Several years back, at the (warranted) insistence of Andru Edwards, I purchased a copy of OmniFocus by the Omni Group. It’s an expensive program at $80 but it’s been a very useful program over the years.
It’s priced like boutique software because it is; the Omni Group is a relatively small Seattle company, and I like to buy local tech if I can. Worth the markup.
When I first started using it, I had to manually sync in to the OmniFocus iPhone app (boutique price: $20), because at this time Things wasn’t much of a threat (or did it even exist?), and so users were left to their own, often elaborate, methods of syncing.
Now syncing appears built in, but my system still works and if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.
The thing is, I really would like the iPad version of OmniFocus, but I do not want it for the Boutique price of $40.
In fact, I’ve been tempted a number of times to jump ship for Things. The iPhone and iPad apps are a much more reasonable $10 and $20 respectively, less collectively than the iPad app for OmniFocus.
But then of course I’d have to buy the Mac version of Things for $50, and I haven’t yet convinced myself I’m willing to throw away $40 to jump into an entirely new ecosystem, even if it is one that promises not to gouge me on future interface options I might want to use.
As a result, I’m stuck in the OmniGroup garden, at least for the time being.