Opus Domini is a desktop organizer for your Mac. What sets this application apart from other calendar and to-do list applications is that the user interface is designed to look exactly like a paper agenda. From the second you open Opus Domini you know that this application is serious about organization.
You can set Opus Domini to sync with just about any major calendar or to-do list service. Once it’s all set up, it will show you your schedule and your unfinished tasks right on the main page. In addition, it will also show you the weather and any other primary productivity notes.
There are other tabs that you can switch between as well. There is the master tasks tab that will be your primary tab for editing your tasks and calendar events. Then there is the compass tab. This tab is interesting because it is a dedicated section to help make you healthier. It will essentially remind you when you should be exercising and dieting. The next tab is the goals tab which very simply allows you to create goals. It also shows you a calendar so you can see when your goals are supposed to be accomplished. The last tab is the mission tab. This tab is a place where you can write down personal and business values that are important to you.
Opus Domini is great on paper. However, it has some unfortunately fatal flaws. The application itself is extremely unstable. Using it for a long period of time will usually lead to a computer crash or a spinning beach ball. Also, there are special occasions where notes you’ve written and events you’ve created will just disappear. This is absolutely unacceptable for an organization application. In addition, if you have Opus Domini installed on your iPad or iPhone, then you will be unable to fully sync your information across all of your devices.
While Opus Domini is a terrific application and looks absolutely elegant, the major flaws are simply not acceptable. For the price you are paying, you should expect the application to function perfectly, especially considering the fact that you could just as easily go out and buy a paper planner. I think Opus Domini is a great start and if it fixes it’s stability issues, then perhaps we will have a real winner on our hands.
Version discovered: 2.3.7
Supported OS: OS X 10.6 or later
Download size: 12mb