I was going to begin this saying: ‘unless you leave under a rock, you know by now that Apple announce that Mobile Me will disappear in June 2012’; but then I was reminded that the fact that I am constantly checking under certain rocks, doesn’t mean, people is looking under those too.
There is no certainty if the new service, iCloud will allow us, OmniFocus Users to continue putting our OmniFocus Files there, or if by June 2012 we will be out of sync ability. One of the things that allow me to do so much with OmniFocus is the fact that I can see the same information regardless of witch device I am using. Most of my Omnifocus use is on the iPad and the iPhone, and for me is really important that they sync. At this time, we can assume that in June 2012, we will be out of luck and sync ability.
I know that 12 months seems like a lot, but should I remind you that it is already June 2011, do you remember June 2010, yes feels like yesterday, before you digest that you will be writing 2012 in your paperwork. The good news is that the cool people of Omnigroup had create a service that it is in Beta and for free now (they had a disclaimer that the service could go paid in the future)
Your device will allow you to use their service Omni Sync Server. Set it up is as simple or more simple than set up Mobile Me.
You go to the link (click here if you miss it) and put your email to get the invitation. Fill the information and you will receive an email with the instructions or a link that will configure your OmniFocus automatically.
After you do that, you are set. The OmniGroup Save the day!
I did that after the Apple Keynote,because I want to be sure how was going to work, and I regret that I didn’t do that years ago (or when the service was released). I was impress how fast the synchronization of my data is now, I am not sure why, but it’s significantly faster, and I am happy about it.
If you use Mobile Me, take in consideration that the clock is ticking and you will need to find a solution, (unless apple release something that they had not announced) you will need one. If you are an advance user, you can set up your own WebDav solution, other wise, you may try the OmniSync Sever. Just on the speed improvements will be worth to check it. That was the most impressive thing for me, how fast my apps sync now, for sure there is some secret and or special sauce in that server.