I learned a few tips during my trip to Macworld and this one from David Sparks during his presentation at the Omni Group’s booth was one of them. Not only did I learn that: (a) you can show tasks based on their start date (not just due date) in the Forecast view on the iPad; but (b) I also learned that it’s wise to only use due dates for items that are truly due that day.

I virtually never use start dates, and so my daily to-do list is usually filled with a dozen items which I want to do that day, but perhaps only one or two of them need to be done.

David Sparks recommends using Start Dates to populate your future-to-do list, and use Due Dates only for those items which have consequence if they are not done by the day they’re due.

OmniFocus Forecast and Start Dates