Stephen M. Hackett on Apple’s Reminders app:

Reminders seems like a great little app for little tasks. But I don’t think it can replace OmniFocus, even for someone like me, who doesn’t use lots of the app’s features.

When Apple demoed Reminders and its location-based functionality at WWDC I had the same thought as Stephen (and as many of you did, too, I’m sure): could Reminders replace OmniFocus?

The answer is, of course, no way. For one, Reminders has no quick-entry and ubiquitous capture tools for the Mac. Secondly, Reminders is not nearly as robust and long-term project oriented as OmniFocus is.

So the next question is: can OmniFocus replace Reminders? Perhaps. But I don’t think it needs to. I am content to use both of them, side by side. For me, Siri is the interface into Apple’s Reminders app, using it for quick little one-off tasks and reminders. OmniFocus is still my primary to-do list and personal project management tool.

Reminders and OmniFocus