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Quick Tip: Create custom perspectives with OmniFocus 2 for Mac

With the release of OmniFocus 2, The Omni Group has revamped the venerable GTD application.

With the excellent update, the company has revamped Perspectives, the feature that allows custom sorting and views of tasks across projects.

What’s nice about a custom perspective is if you have a particular project or context that you often want to bring up. You can set a project / context as its own new perspective by going to the Perspectives menu → Add New Perspective. Then, when you click the star next to the perspective, it will show up in your OmniFocus sidebar.

As always, you can set your own custom icons and images for your custom perspectives. I’d highly recommend checking out Jory’s Year of Icons and grab one of the PNGs to use as a custom icon. Unfortunately you cannot replace the default icons that OmniFocus ships with for Inbox, Projects, Contexts, Forecast, Flagged, and Review.

To read more about OmniFocus 2, check out these links: